mcds600To kick off a McDonald’s two-week promotion offering a free small coffee at any participating location, the staff in the President’s Suite enjoyed a McCafe Breakfast Party on Monday, March 31. Keisha Ford, the Visual Communications Coordinator, entered the drawing sponsored by Star 101.3FM and was selected as the sole Bay Area winner. Wai-Ling Eng, the Owner/Operator of the McDonald’s location on Westborough and Gellert, and her daughter Stephanie presented the office with breakfast and spoke briefly of the organization’s charitable partnerships as the team enjoyed McDonald’s new egg white McMuffin sandwiches (only 250 calories) and McCafe coffee.

After the announcement that she had won, McDonald’s asked Keisha why she thought her office deserved the special treatment. She responded, “Thank you! We are extremely grateful to be the recipients of a McCafe party! As a community college, we work hard to meet the needs of every student that enters our campus. Our staff in the President’s Suite, a small group of 25 people, serves a campus of over 10,000 students, faculty and staff and often pulls together outside of our individual areas of responsibility to ensure the campus runs as smoothly as possible.

Aside from the day-to-day tasks, most recently our team rallied for our annual fundraising breakfast to ensure that some of our innovative projects such as the College Lecture Series, the Center for Innovative Practices through Hip Hop Education & Research (CIPHER) and the Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) remain funded. Our College mission statement is ‘To empower and transform a global community of learners.’ Our office strives to meet this goal every day. I am proud to work with such committed individuals and happy to share this with them.”
With the start of spring break and auxiliary services closed on campus, the timing of the party was perfect and the third floor staff enjoyed the moment of fellowship. To take advantage of your free McCafe coffee, visit a participating McDonalds between now and April 13.


McDonald’s representatives, Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud and the Marketing, Communications and Public Relations Staff.

Article by Keisha Ford. Photos by Keisha Ford and Dr. Sarah Perkins.