McHenry County College is focused on three core values: quality, community and being change ready. These values are reflected through our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and student success. Ultimately, it is our people who demonstrate MCC’s excellence. Take a look at some of their stories below.

Frankie Dimas

MCC Student, Frankie Dimas

  • I'm a veteran, a single mother, a new grandma and full-time MCC student.
  • I started taking MCC's online courses when I was serving in Afghanistan.
  • I always tell veterans that MCC helped me know that there's more... they helped me learn how to breathe without being in camouflage.
Mary Beth Siddons

MCC's 2013 Distinguished Alumni

  • My time at MCC shaped both my academic and professional careers, building a strong foundation, which I continue to build on today. Mary Beth Siddons, President, ITW Food Equipment Group-Service
  • Thank you to our 2013 Distinguished Alumni, and congratulations!
Krecia Price

MCC Student, Krecia Price

  • My experience at MCC has given me the confidence to keep going with my education. When I started, I was terrified; I had no idea how things would go for me, but it’s been great!
  • Coming back to MCC gave me what I needed to believe in myself again.
Erin Smith, Education to Empowerment Scholarship Committee Chair

Education to Empowerment Committee Chair, Erin Smith

  • Without support from my family, a great education, and wonderful mentors and role models, I would not have achieved my goals. As I look back with gratitude on the opportunities I received, I want to be able to provide the same support to others in their pursuits.
  • The Education to Empowerment program enables women to to reach their fullest potential and achieve economic independence through education, mentoring and financial support.
Bev Albright MCC Manager of Special Needs

MCC Manager of Special Needs, Bev Albright

  • I'm truly blessed to be able to work with such inspiring students and with dedicated staff members who provide access and support.
  • I can't think of an area of the college that we haven't worked with to ensure accessibility for our students. Like they say – it takes a village.
Laura Power, MCC English Instructor and Jack Brzezinski, MCC Robotics Instructor

MCC English Instructor, Laura Power and Robotics Instructor, Jack Brzezinski

  • I love being able to talk about writing all day, every day and show my students the importance of writing in their everyday lives.
    – Laura
  • I always tell my students that ordinary people
    can create extraordinary things. – Jack
Michele Lambert, MCC Student Trustee

MCC Student Trustee, Michele Lambert

  • MCC has changed my life and given me the hope and direction I needed to brighten my future.
  • After completing a series of leadership workshops at MCC, I realized how much more I would get out of my time here if I got involved.
  • I am proud to be a student at MCC and am thankful to have this opportunity.
Sonia Reising, coordinator of Multicultural Affairs

MCC Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs, Sonia Reising

  • I'm an MCC graduate and the first in my family to attend college.
  • I'm a resident of McHenry County, a wife, a mom and an MCC employee.
  • For me, the biggest reward is seeing the transformation in students.
Joseph Bilodeau, MCC student

MCC Student, Joseph Bilodeau

Vicky Smith, President

MCC President, Vicky Smith

  • I am passionate about the college.
  • I want MCC to be part of the successes for this region.
  • It is my role to anticipate educational and development needs so that we may plan smartly for the future.
  • I am a resident too …

Our Faculty in the Spotlight

Ann Esarco, Accounting Instructor

MCC Accounting Instructor, Ann Esarco

Ann Esarco’s passion for tax preparation is helping 600 people a year.  As coordinator of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Clinic, a free tax assistance clinic for low income individuals and families …

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