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MCCC Honored by NJBIA for Redevelopment Project in Downtown Trenton

8/31/17


Trenton Hall Annex Ribbon Cutting

NJ Governor Chris Christie and MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang cut the ribbon for the new Trenton Hall Annex on the college's James Kerney Campus in April, with Mercer County
Executive Brian M. Hughes, NJ Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks,
and MCCC Board of Trustees Chair Mark Matzen.

NJBIA video profiling MCCC's award-winning Trenton Hall Annex project at the James Kerney Campus on Broad Street. 

WEST WINDSOR – Mercer County Community College (MCCC) was one of 14 organizations in New Jersey honored in July by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) during a ceremony for the 57th annual Good Neighbor Awards, a program that recognizes contributions to economic development and job creation in the state.

MCCC received the award for recent construction projects on the college’s James Kerney Campus in Trenton, which included more than $5.6 million in investments in the new Trenton Hall Annex, renovation of the existing Trenton Hall, and modernization of the campus’ main building, Kerney Hall.

“This major investment, in addition to other projects that are expanding and transforming MCCC’s North Broad Street location, are helping to bring life back to an underserved and underutilized historic neighborhood,” NJBIA said in a statement.

The new Trenton Hall melds art and science in a modern, state-of-the-art facility. The three-story, 8,500-square-foot annex houses MCCC’s new Security Systems Technology and Cyber Security programs, and space for the college’s health sciences programs. The ground floor includes an art gallery featuring the works of acclaimed photographers, community space, and a self-sustaining courtyard. Trenton Hall also houses the college's Fashion Design program and other art classes.

“The building enlivens the streetscape with ever-changing storefront art and fashion presentations by MCCC’s talented students,” NJBIA said.

According to NJBIA, the projects nominated for the competition represented more than $261.7 million in development investment, creating more than 5,000 jobs. Honorees were selected by an independent panel that included representatives from state associations and organizations, with selections based on economic benefits, job creation, architectural merit, and community involvement.

“We are honored by this recognition from NJBIA, and the new beginning this represents for Mercer’s Trenton Campus,” said Dr. Jianping Wang, president of MCCC. “This project, like so many others advanced by this year's honorees, are about the future of Trenton and Mercer County. We are proud to play an important role in moving our state and our community forward.”.

See a video from NJBIA's award presentation here.



MCCC James Kerney Campus

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