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February 2009

College Announces New Honors Program
Middlesex County College has developed a new Honors Program for high-achieving students that will consist of Honors sections of current courses, newly created courses, and seminars. Several classes are being offered this spring in the social sciences area. In the spring and summer, the Honors Board of Directors, a group of faculty and staff, will expand the program to other academic areas for the fall.

On My Mind: A Look at Our Successes
Developing a strategic plan is critical for any organization and in times of economic downturns even more important. The ability to plan for the next few years gives direction and a form to everything you do; think of it as a map as you are driving on the highway. Our plan articulates our goals and determines budget priorities. In organizations, there are no GPS devices to tell you when you've veered off the road. Our plan is our guide.

Professor Awarded Fellowship to Virginia Center for Creative Arts
Middlesex County College English Professor Benjamin Marshall has been awarded a fellowship to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in rural Virginia. Professor Marshall, a poet and playwright, will be in residence from May 11-June 2, 2009 with approximately 20 other artists focusing on their own creative projects at this working retreat for visual artists, writers and composers.