Social Science, Hospitality and Culinary Arts

About the Division

Welcome to the Social Science, Hospitality and Culinary Arts 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 divison offers a broad selection of programs and courses in the following areas:

Anthropology and Psychology
Jean Wynn, Department Chair, 860-512-2784

Criminal Justice
Dave Dubiel, Co-Department Chair, 860-512-2799
Katy Kleis-Carbone, Co-Department Chair, 860-512-2795

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

Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor
Barbara Fox, Program Coordinator, 860-512-2769

Early Childhood Education
Christopher Paulin, Program Coordinator, 860-512-2700

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

Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts
Jayne Pearson, Department Chair, 860-512-2785

Hotel-Tourism Management
William Williams, III, Program Coordinator, 860-512-2777

Human Services
Diane Freeman, Program Coordinator, 860-512-2781

Sociology and Sign Language
Lucy Anne Hurston, Department Chair, 860-512-2791

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 course work 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

Christopher Paulin
Division Director
Director of the Institute of Local History
AST T303

Brenda St. Peter
Division Secretary
AST T302

MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The College offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I-84.

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