Participant of the Month is awarded by nominations from both peers and staff for individuals who have clearly demonstrated one or more of our three R’s: responsibility, resilience, and respect.
Abbie's kindness and positive attitude have made a lasting impression on her peers. One peer stated, “Abbie is hands down the kindest first-year student on campus this year. Her respect towards everyone she interacts with is truly remarkable.”
Her respect was also acknowledged by a staff member who stated, “Abbie consistently shows respect, positivity, encouragement, and a great attitude in class. She treats everyone she engages with with the utmost respect, and I am always impressed with her professionalism.”
Abbie is a first-year participant in MICC’s College Program. She enjoys taking part in the Budgeting and Banking class and the Story-telling Fitness elective. She has made many new friends at MICC and loves hanging out with them. In her free time, Abbie enjoys baking and wrestling.
A staff member praised Eli for his remarkable qualities, stating, “Eli has WOWed me with his resiliency this entire semester, but especially since his return from Thanksgiving break, as he's had to face a lot of challenges - all that were outside his control! MICC staff and students are incredibly lucky to have Eli in the Class of 2025!”
Eli’s responsibility was also noted by a Careers Program instructor who stated, “Eli showed responsibility during his first Certificate Exploration class. He was engaged, completed his work, and worked hard during the entire class. He set a great example to his peers for the first day of classes.”
Eli’s collaborative spirit was highlighted by a staff member who said, “Eli and his roommates did an outstanding job giving a tour to prospective students.”
When asked why he has been recognized as Participant of the Month, Eli said, “My perseverance through difficult circumstances, for helping others when they need it, and for being a really good friend.”
Eli is currently a first-year participant in MICC’s College Program. He lives a keto lifestyle (grain-free, no sugar, and low-carb) and he beat cancer when he was nine years old. His favorite activities at MICC include anything that involves exercise (that isn’t a fast-paced sport), and has enjoyed making a bunch of new friends.
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