Social Science, Business and Professional Careers Division (SBP)

About the Division

Welcome to the Social Science, Business and Professional Careers Division! We offer our students a variety of academic options to meet their unique educational, career and life goals. Whether you are looking to quickly enter the workforce, acquire new skills and knowledge or transfer to a four-year college or university, the division offers a broad selection of programs and courses in the following areas:

Business, Paralegal and Hospitality

Kevin Bechard, Department Chair, 860-512-2633

Business Office Technology
Carla Adams, Department Chair, 860-512-2652

Culinary Arts
Katherine Kern, Co-Department Chair, 860-512-2794
Ricardo Aragon, Co-Department Chair, 860-512-2766

Foodservice Management
Katherine Kern, Co- Department Chair, 860-512-2794
Ricardo Aragon, Co- Department Chair, 860-512-2766

Hotel-Tourism Management
William Williams III, Department Chair, 860-512-2777

Mary Holland, Coordinator, 860-512-2632

Criminal Justice and Social Science

Criminal Justice
Kathryn Kleis, Department Chair, 860-512-2795

Kathryn Kleis, Department Chair, 860-512-2795

Global Studies: Economics, Geography, History and Political Science
Guocun Yang, Department Chair, 860-512-2782

Lucy Anne Hurston,  Co-Department Chair, 860-512-2791
Meghan Finley, Co-Department Chair, 860-512-2758

Social Service and Behavioral Science

Francine Rosselli-Navarra, Co-Department Chair, 860-512-2711
Nancy Bray, Co-Department Chair, 860-512-2790

Disability Specialist
Nicole Esposito, Program Coordinator, 860-512-2763

Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor
Dr. Tuesday Cooper, Email:

Early Childhood Education
Dr. Tuesday Cooper, Email:

Social Service/Social Work
Lucy Anne Hurston,  Co-Program Coordinator, 860-512-2791
Meghan Finley, Co-Program Coordinator, 860-512-2758

Therapeutic Recreation
Lucy Anne Hurston,  Co-Program Coordinator, 860-512-2791
Meghan Finley, Co-Program Coordinator, 860-512-2758

If you are thinking of transferring to complete the requirements for a bachelor of arts degree in a major such as anthropology, history, political science, psychology or sociology, the college’s Liberal Arts and Science associate in art degree or Liberal Arts and Science associate in science degree will prepare you well. The courses in these subject areas can also be used to satisfy a student’s general education knowledge areas.

With an increasing number of students looking to continue their studies and receive a bachelor’s degree, many students will start their coursework at MCC because of its high-quality instruction and more affordable tuition and fees. MCC has also developed excellent relationships with our neighboring college and university partners to ensure that our graduates are able to transfer the maximum number of credits toward their degree.

Students who are planning to transfer are encouraged to meet with their academic advisors or department chairs to discuss how MCC courses transfer to other institutions. More information on the transfer options available at MCC can be found in the Transfer Services portion of the website.

Whatever your plans, the entire MCC professional community – its faculty, staff and support areas – is committed to preparing our students to succeed in the classroom, in the workplace and in society.

Division Contact Information

Susan Barzottini
Interim Division Director

Lolita Wynter
Academic Associate
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