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Last chance for tickets to Friday’s Comedy & Cocktails fundraising event at Macomb Community College

– Monday, October 17, 2016 12:00AM

Features hands-on manufacturing/ technology experiences and concept cars, as well as silent auction, dinner and private performance by The Second City

There’s still time to purchase tickets for this Friday’s (Oct. 21) Comedy & Cocktails fundraising experience to support the college’s engineering and advanced technology programs.  Presented by First State Bank, the unique event will feature hands-on experiences related to Macomb’s engineering and advanced technology curriculum, as well as dinner and a private performance by The Second City touring company.  It is being held at the college’s Sports & Expo Center, South Campus, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren.

Comedy & Cocktails tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased online at www.macomb.edu/comedy. Tables of 10 can be purchased at a 10 percent discount. For more information, call the Macomb Community College Foundation at 586.445.7302.

On Friday, Comedy & Cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m.  with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and mini auto show featuring concepts cars courtesy of FCA, Ford and General Motors.  In addition, attendees will have hands-on opportunities to engage in manufacturing, engineering, automotive design, welding, 3D printing and robotics experiences.  From 7 - 10 p.m., attendees will be treated to dinner and a private show by The Second City touring company.

About Engineering & Advanced Technology at Macomb

Macomb Community College offers a range of programs designed to prepare individuals for careers in all facets of the advanced manufacturing and automotive fields. Options include traditional educational pathways that lead to certificates and associate degrees, apprenticeship programs that combine on-the-job training with theoretical and practical classroom and lab instruction, and shorter term training programs designed to address more immediate employment needs.

About the Macomb Community College Foundation

Established in 1999, the Macomb Community College Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that generates and manages private financial support for the educational purposes and objectives of the college.

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College (macomb.edu) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 44,000 students annually.  Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

Media Contact: Jeanne Nicol, 586.445.7204, nicolj@macomb.edu