Matthew Pio of Blue Bell chose to attend Montgomery County Community College because of its close proximity, beautiful campus and affordable tuition.
When he received an associate’s degree in Secondary Education in May 2011, Pio graduated without the burden of school loans and with the experience of serving both the College community and beyond.
Pio joined 12 student volunteers in March 2011 to participate in the alternative spring break trip to Grand Rapids, Mich., where he helped to build houses with Habitat for Humanity.
“I feel as though it is important to help out those in need whenever possible,” he said. “It was so rewarding working with Habitat and I would do it again in a heartbeat!”
During his time at the College, Pio also served as a peer mentor, using the College’s resources to grow academically and socially, while at the same time helping other students.
“After learning about resources available to students, such as the Learning Assistance Lab, I became a better student too. I have built a network of contacts that I know will help me in my future endeavors, and for this I am extremely grateful,” he said.
This fall, Pio will be attending West Chester University to pursue bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education and English Literature.
“The amazing faculty and staff have helped me so much in understanding the academic material. I am a better-rounded individual, and I thank Montgomery County Community College for this,” he said.
Secondary Education is just one of more than 85 programs at MCCC’s Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell and one of more than 30 programs that students can complete at MCCC’s West Campus, located at 101 College Drive in Pottstown. Registration is going on now for the fall semester, which begins on Aug. 31 and runs through Dec. 20.
New students can learn about the admissions and registration processes by visiting www.mc3.edu/admissions
or by calling 610-718-1800 (West Campus) or 215-641-6300 (Central Campus). Returning students can register for classes online via WebAdvisor, by mail or in person at the College’s campuses.
For more information, visit www.mc3.edu/admissions/registration
. To learn more about MCCC and to see all the College has to offer, schedule a visit to one of our campuses. Visits can now be scheduled online at www.mc3.edu/admissions/visiting