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December 22, 2011______________Like MCCC on Facebook!

Happy Holidays from the Public Information Office!

Table of Contents

Coming Events

Current News


Campus Access During Break

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Event Jan. 16

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Event Reminders


RWJ Grant Received for Scholarships

MCCC receives Major Publicity This Week

Alum Klaus Thalinger Takes to the Skies His Way

A Nutcracker Experience

Updates and Info

Mercer in the News This Week

News Links and Social Media



Coming Events

Campus Access During Break
During the holiday break, Dec. 23 through Jan. 2, both the West Windsor and James Kerney Campuses will be closed to all faculty, staff and visitors. Should anyone need access to either campus, you will need to contact and/or report to the Security Office located in the Fine Arts building on the West Windsor Campus. Call Security at 609-570-3503 for arrangements.
All faculty, staff and visitors will be required to provide proper identification to be granted access to the building(s). All visitors shall be required to sign the visitor’s log book upon entering and exiting campus.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Event Jan. 16
Mark your calendar now for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. special event on Monday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. at Kerney Hall, James Kerney Campus. The keynote speaker will be John E. Harmon, Sr., President/CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ, and an MCCC alumnus. He is an advocate for the Trenton African American business community. More details to come.




Jan. 13-22: "The Pirates of Penzance"


Jan. 21: "Kazoobie Kazoo Show"


Event Reminders __This Week's Events on MLink ____ Full College Calendar_____Event Submission Form

See the WWC Student Activities Calendar here. Come out and support MCCC Student Activities!

Exercise and Healthy Living Classes -- free to faculty, staff and students.
Classes have concluded for the semester. Yoga classes with Helen Tanzini will resume Jan. 4 and 11 in the gym.
Zumba will resume the first week of February. See future bulletins or the college calendar for updates.

Current News_Current News online

Project NASA Web Page

RWJ Grant Received for Scholarships
MCCC has received a $50,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the Jim and Fanny Floyd Scholarship Fund. These scholarships are designated for the most needy students. The first Floyd scholarship was granted this fall to Gwendolyn Alexander, a returning adult student and Funeral Service major who hopes to own a funeral home in the future.


MCCC Receives Major Publicity This Week
The college was in the news this past weekend in a big way. A front page story in Sunday's Trenton Times featured Professor Mel Leipzig and his 95-year-old student Jeanne Calo. On the same day, the Times ran a story about our "First Thirty" initiative. On Saturday the Trentonian ran a feature on faculty member Elizabeth Bondurant. See these and other stories below under "Mercer in the News Online."


Alum Klaus Thalinger Takes to the Skies His Way
He's a small businessman and a flight instructor, but first and foremost, he is a pilot. Austrian-born Klaus Thalinger '02 (Aviation Flight Technology) is chief of everything as the owner/operation of Airlink LLC, a seaplane service and flight instruction company based in Waterville, Maine. Thalinger is proud of his company's status as a Part 141 Flight School, Part 135 Air Carrier certified by the Federal Aviation Administration. More here.


A Nutcracker Experience
Testimonial from troop leader Alicia Plaag of MCCC's Development, Alumni and Grants office: "I took my daisy troop to Kelsey Theatre on Saturday to see 'The Nutcracker' and Artistic Director Kitty Getlik was wonderful -- she gave the girls a quick tour, a bit of a Q&A, and also had the tech crew make it 'snow' on the girls so they could see what it was like when it snowed during the show! It was a wonderful experience for these girls and they are already asking 'when can we go back?'"


Updates & Info The WWC Cafe menu

Current Position Openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart


Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times:
Mercer County Community College 'First 30' initiative aims to help students make it to graduation

Professors Bond Through Passion for Painting

MCCC to offer credit courses at Hightstown High

MCCC Gives Awards

Former Plainsboro police chief gives students real-life lessons

Set Sail for "The Pirates of Penzance" at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Jan. 13-22

Sun News:
Mercer County Community College to present Pirates of Penzance in January

Mercer County Community College Offering Three Courses at Hightstown High School This Spring

Set Sail for “The Pirates of Penzance” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Jan. 13-22

Broadway World:
Photo Flash: Pirates of Penzance at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Read more


News Links and Social Media

MCCC Current News Full College Calendar MCCC Social Media Sites
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Past M-Newsletters Academic Calendar Athletics News
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Athletes of the Week


WWFM Arts Calendar JazzOn2


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Events: All events held on our campuses must be listed on the MCCC calendar. Fill out the form here. This form will go to Marketing, Public Information, Facilities, Security. The calendar will help to avoid conflicting events with parking and security issues.

To request internal or external free publicity for your event, please fill out the request form here, or e-mail the Public Information Office giving details and contact information: Saveria Symons, ext. 3736, or Wendy Humphrey, ext. 3729. For major events we request four or five week's notice.

Click here for guidelines on how to request publicity.

Click here for information about the services of the Public Information office.

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