Congratulations to our 2018 Alumni of the Year!
The MCC Alumnus of the Year award is bestowed upon alumni of Manchester Community College who have demonstrated an outstanding level of success in their career, earned high respect among their colleagues, and have brought credit to themselves and MCC through distinguished accomplishments.
Recipients of the award are honored at the annual alumni dinner held in November. We are pleased to announce the two recipients of the 2018 Alumnus of the Year award are John Toomey .
John Toomey ’74
John Toomey earned his associate’s degree in liberal arts from Manchester Community College in 1974. His exemplary history of civic engagement demonstrates how strongly dedicated John is to his community. He is a member of the Bolton’s Historical Society, Alumni Association, Scholarship Fund, and Land Trust. He has served on Bolton’s Board of Finance, Zoning Board of Appeals, and is a founding member and former president and treasurer of Pride at Work’s Connecticut Chapter. He has advocated for a healthy environment by volunteering for Bolton Open Space Supporters as a founding charter member, working as a community organizer for the Connecticut Nuclear Freeze Campaign, and as Director of Operations for the Hartford Clamshell Alliance. From historical preservation to faith-based service, elected civic positions and charitable volunteering, John Toomey, through his actions, embodies MCC’s values of shared responsibility and shared leadership.