Member Spotlight – Macomb Community College

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“Macomb Community College’s mission is to transform lives and communities through the power of education, enrichment, and economic development. NISOD is an important resource in our pervasive focus on supporting student success.”

Dr. James O. Sawyer IV, President, Macomb Community College

President James Sawyer

Dr. James O. Sawyer IV, President

Macomb Community College, MI || Established 1954| Dr. Donald Ritzenhein, NISOD Liaison

Member Spotlight Question and Answer 

When did Macomb Community College become a NISOD Member?
The college became a member in 1992.

Why is Macomb Community College a NISOD Member?
Our relationship with NISOD provides our faculty with professional development tools to help our students grow and achieve their ultimate goals of personal and professional success.

Which NISOD benefits does Macomb Community College use the most and how?
Beyond the valuable professional development resources available through NISOD and attendance at the annual conference, NISOD’s Excellence Awards allow Macomb Community College to recognize innovative and impactful teaching techniques and successes nationally and honor the faculty locally who are keeping Macomb an educational leader in Michigan.

Interesting News Happening at Macomb Community College

Groundbreaking Agreement Allows Complete Transfer of Macomb Community College Associate Degree in Business, IT, or Health to Purdue University Fort Wayne Bachelor Degree
Purdue University Fort Wayne and Macomb Community College signed an agreement that allows Macomb students to completely transfer their associate of applied science degree in the areas of business, IT, and health toward a bachelor of applied science degree from Purdue University Fort Wayne. Macomb students will able to transfer up to 88 credits toward their bachelor’s degree. While students will be required to complete a minimum of 32 credits through Purdue Fort Wayne, the coursework may be taken completely online.

Macomb Community College Designated as National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designated Macomb Community College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education (CAE-CDE). Macomb is one of four Michigan community colleges that have earned the designation and among 100 institutions nationwide. The NSA and the DHS jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense program, which is designed to reduce vulnerability in the national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and developing professionals with cyber defense expertise.

Macomb Community College Awarded $1M by National Science Foundation to Support Workforce Needs of Automotive Industry
The National Science Foundation has announced the awarding of $1,050,000 to Macomb Community College’s Center for Advanced Automotive Technology to support the ability of industry and education to keep pace with fast-moving technological advances in the automotive sector.

Every month, NISOD turns the spotlight on the effective ways member colleges use NISOD benefits. These member colleges exemplify NISOD’s mission of improving teaching, learning, and leadership, with the ultimate goal being to increase student success.