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Longview - Student Success Center

This guide explores all the resources available to MCC students through the Longview Student Success Center.

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Spring Hours:

Monday            8:30am to 6pm

Tuesday           8:30am to 6pm

Wednesday      8:30am to 6pm

Thursday          8:30am to 6pm

Friday               8:30am to 12pm





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Password: 574826

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What is Scholar Day?

Scholar Day provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to showcase their research, class projects, or activities to foster learning and help students develop their presentation skills. The event provides an opportunity for the Longview community to engage with presenters to learn about some of the exceptional learning experiences happening at MCC-Longview. With the support of the MCC Foundation to sponsor the event, Scholar Day has become a campus tradition. We hope to both honor past Longview traditions while also discovering new opportunities for academic and student engagement on our campus. Thus, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to submit a proposal via the link below to participate in Scholar Day.

Scholar Day 2023

Thursday, April 20, 2023

12:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

MCC-Longview Education Center

Guidelines for Submitting Proposals

Proposals should spotlight class projects, presentations, performances, research, or other learning experiences completed by student(s), faculty, or staff. Proposals by students need to be mentored by a faculty or staff member and must be currently enrolled or enrolled in the previous semester. Additionally, students will work with their respective faculty or staff mentor when drafting and submitting their proposal. Interested faculty, staff, and students will receive a confirmation email that the application submissions have been received by the review committee.


Criteria for Selection of Presentations

Proposals will be reviewed by the Scholar Day Committee and applicants will be notified of approval within two weeks of submission. The committee may request revisions for acceptance or have the right to refuse a presentation if the subject matter is determined to be inappropriate for a collegial environment. The final day to submit a proposal is April 5, 2023.


Protocol for Presentations

Presenters will be provided with a 36 x 48-inch white tri-fold poster board that can be used to attach information about their presentation in order to summarize their research from a class project, an activity that fosters learning, and/or something learned in a course. The tri-fold will sit on a reserved table that will be assigned to each presenter or group of presenters. For presentations with special needs, please document those needs in the proposal link. Each presenter or group of presenters is welcome to make arrangements for an electronic presentation.

Presenters must agree to the following:

1. Presenters should also plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before 12:30 p.m. the day of the event (April 20, 2023) to set up their presentations.

2. Presenters should be appropriately dressed.

3. Presenters should have all their necessary materials to properly present to an audience.

4. Presenters should be prepared to discuss their presentation with attendees as they approach the table and poster.


Poster Presentation Guidelines

Presentation Guidelines for Tri-Fold Poster

Posters provide a means for presenting what has been learned to an audience. Ideally, the viewer walks away with a good understanding of the scope of the project. Effective posters need to be concise and organized, visually appealing, and legible from a distance of three feet. Presenters need to work with their faculty or staff mentor to help them with their format to present information that may be specific to the particular discipline. If an applicant(s) does not have a direct faculty or staff mentor, please contact Lisa Balentine for further instructions.

Presentation should include:

1. A Title relevant to the topic.

2. Presenter(s)’s names and their Faculty or Staff Mentor(s).

3. An Introduction which explains the learning objective or research question. Explain why an audience should be interested in the findings of this learning experience.

4. A Body that answers the following questions:  What was learned? What was discovered? Why does this matter? What is the impact of what was learned?

5. A Conclusion that summarizes what was learned and explain what others can do to further learn about this topic. Consider the following questions:  How can others benefit from what was learned? How can this be applied? How can others be encouraged to learn more about this topic or phenomenon? How can this learning experience be applied to other fields and bring about positive change for others?


Recommended Layout of the Poster

(Prezis are nice for an electronic format)

• Pick up a free 36 x 48-inch white tri-fold poster board in the Student Success Center after approval of your application.

• Information should be typed on a standard white paper using 18+ font and attached to the board.

• Font sizes, styles, and colors should be easy to read.

• Be creative with the presentation poster.

• Be cognizant not to leave large areas of white space.

Limit the number of pictures for relevancy.

• Above all, keep the focus on scholarly work.


Awards and Recognition for Presentations

The MCC-Longview community will recognize all Scholar Day presenters, and the presenter(s) will receive a certificate recognizing their contributions to Scholar Day. Additionally, all presenters will receive MCC swag, other tokens of appreciation, and are eligible to win prizes for their presentations, which will include gift cards. A selected group of judges will determine a winner for the Faculty Association Award, Executive Award, and the Staff Association Award, and those attending Scholar Day will determine a People’s Choice Award. Selected award winners will be recognized during the MCC- Longview Awards Ceremony on April 25.

Example Poster Layout

This side of panel is approximately 36 inches tall and 12 inches wide.

This area may contain the following:

Introduction, such as Background, Hypothesis, Abstract, Literature Review, Theory and Hypothesis, Pictures


Presenter(s) and Faculty Sponsor(s)

This area is approximately 36 inches tall and 24 inches wide.

This area may contain the following:

Body, such as Research Design, Materials, Discoveries  Results, Findings, Tables, Pictures, Analysis of Data

This side of panel is approximately 36 inches tall and 12 inches wide.

This area may contain the following:

Conclusion, including References, Pictures