Reflections Magazine Issue #54 - Fall 2000 - Page 4

From the Heights 4 Anthony Rana continued from page 3 the Siena Heights students. He describes his greatest pleasure as “seeing students grow and achieve their dreams.” The first few students to graduate from the Jackson program marched in this year’s graduation ceremony in Adrian. It was a milestone day and a reminder to Rana of why he enjoys his job so much. “At graduation, everything comes together. It’s nice to see students doing something for themselves, to see them go out into the world and make a difference,” Rana said. To that end, Siena Heights has developed a program that allows students at the Jackson center to choose from several majors, including bachelor of arts degrees in accounting, business administration, criminal justice and general studies. It also offers bachelor of applied science degrees in allied health and trade and industrial. Rana is an affable man, a man who cares about people. He has found great pleasure in getting to know people since relocating to Jackson two years ago. He speaks of the Jackson Community College employees who have welcomed him as “extended family.” SHU Celebrates 10 Years at MCCC he year 2000 marks the 10th anniversary for Siena Heights University’s degree completion center at Monroe County Community College. More than 300 alumni have completed bachelor’s degrees with Siena Heights in Monroe since the center’s opening in 1990. The Siena Heights milestone coincided with the start of a new presidency at MCCC. Audrey Warrick, formerly Vice President of Instruction at the college, was named to succeed retiring President Gerald Welch. Siena Heights leaders met recently with President Warrick to confirm the ongoing partnership with MCCC. Shown, from left: Deb Carter, Dean of OffCampus Programs at Siena Heights; MCCC President Audrey Warrick; Siena Heights President Rick Artman; Margie Bacarella, director of Siena’s MCCC center; and William Guerriero, MCCC Vice President for Instruction. And he refuses to take any credit for all that Siena Heights University has achieved in Jackson during the past two