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Breaking News
Aviation Flight Tech Program to Soar This Fall

MCCC to Offer Courses at Hopewell Valley High School

Testing Center to Close Aug. 4

All Offices Closed Aug. 25

 

 

 

Coming Events
Announcing Kelsey Theatre's 2011-12 Season

CCS Information Sessions to Provide Career Options

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Event Reminders

 

 

 

Current News
Ken Horowitz Shares Excitement of Naval Carrier on Website

Ed Carmien Makes Global SciFi Connections

Ellen Benowitz Elected to FBLA-PBL National Board

Peer Mentor Program to Begin

Summer Academy Thriving

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Mercer in the News Online

Breaking News

Aviation Flight Tech Program to Soar This Fall!
The MCCC Board of Trustees has approved a new partnership with Royal Karina Air Service (RKAS). Based at Trenton Mercer Airport, RKAS will operate the flight training component of the Aviation Flight Technology Program. Training pilots for more than 20 years, RKAS will provide aircraft, flight instructors, facilities and other tools and materials for student use at the airport.

Please spread the word! An Open House Information Session takes place for all those interested in learning more about the program on Wednesday, August 10, at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria. See the full press release here.
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MCCC to Offer Courses at Hopewell Valley High School
Through a new agreement, MCCC will offer credit classes at Hopewell Valley Central High School this fall, open to all members of the community, including high school students age 16 and up who are recommended by a teacher or counselor. This fall’s offerings include Literature Into Film (Saturdays 9 - 11:40 a.m.), Intro to Psychology (Mondays 7 - 9:40 p.m.), Screenwriting (Tuesdays 7 - 9:40 p.m.), Moral Choices (TBA), and American Sports History (TBA). To streamline the registration process there will be no prerequisites, and the placement test will be optional for non matriculating students.

According to Vice President Guy Generals, the college has been seeking new ways to reach out to the Hopewell community, and the Hopewell Board of Education was very welcoming. “This is a population we would like to serve better,” Generals said. “This is just the beginning, as we hope to expand beyond those courses in the future." For more information contact Susan Zambrio at 570-3325. More here.

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Testing Center to Close Aug. 4
The MCCC Testing Center will be closed for training on August 4 to make a transition from an old testing database, SCOUT, to a new testing database, DIGITAL DESK, which will be ready to launch on August 16.

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All Offices Closed to the Public Aug. 25
MCCC offices will be closed to the public from 12 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 25 for the Staff Barbecue at noon, followed by the College Assembly at 1:30 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre.

Coming Events

Announcing Kelsey Theatre's 2011-12 Season
Kelsey Theatre invites audiences of all ages -- from youngsters to senior citizens -- on a theatrical journey around the world and through time during its 2011-12 season set to begin Sept. 9. Nineteen full-length adult and family productions will take audiences to enchanted and mysterious places like Camelot, Oz, Xanadu, and more, while the Kelsey Kids Series offers 12 productions featuring traveling professional companies and local troupes. More here.

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CCS Information Sessionstp Provide Career Options
For those exploring new careers, planning to reenter the workforce or seeking insights into emerging career trends, the Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) hosts a "Back to School Night for Adults" on Thursday, Aug. 18, 6 p.m. at The Conference Center. Attendees will receive a coupon waiving the $10 fall registration fee. Additional information sessions in August will include:

  • Aug. 23, 5:30 p.m.: "Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs" certificate program, for those with a bachelor's degree who are interested in careers in the pharmaceutical field.
  • Aug. 25, 5:30 p.m.: "Veterinary Assistant" one-year program which provides extensive entry-level training in the field of veterinary medicine.
  • Aug. 25, 5:30 p.m.: "New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey," an alternate route program to teacher certification for those who already have a bachelor's degree. More here.

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July 29-Aug. 7: "13 The Musical"

Aug. 19-28: "Forever Plaid"

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Event Reminders __This Week's Events on MLink _____ Full College Calendar

See the updated Pre-Class Week Schedule here.

Yoga: Wednesdays through Aug. 10 at 12 noon in FA129; and Mondays and Thursdays through Aug. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in FA129.

Zumba: Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 11 at 12 noon in FA129.

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Current News_Current News online

Ken Horowitz Shares Excitement of Naval Carrier on Website
"The US Navy invited me to join a small group for an overnight embark on the carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on July 18-19. Flying out to the Carrier from Naval Station Norfolk (the largest Naval Station in the world) on July 18, I got the Distinguished Visitor’s tour, stayed on the carrier that evening, continued with the tour the following day and had a return flight to the Naval Station. It was the ultimate cool, but more important, it shined the spotlight on our superb Naval forces." Click here for the website link, which includes the story, photos, videos and links.

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Ed Carmien Makes Global Sci Fi Connections
English Professor Ed Carmien is making global connections in the world of science fiction. This year, he traveled to Lublin, Poland, for the Annual Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) conference, held from July 7-10, only the second time the conference has been held outside of North America. Carmien was the moderator and one of six contributors to a 90-minute discussion panel featuring three U.S. and three European teachers and scholars. "Our goal was to establish a baseline understanding of how higher education works in the context of teaching science fiction as literature, both at a basic level and at an advanced, theoretical level. More here.

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Ellen Benowitz Elected to FBLA-PBL National Board
Business and Accounting Professor Ellen Benowitz has been named to the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) National Board of Directors for a three-year term. Benowitz began her involvement in the association 19 years ago as a local PBL chapter adviser at Mercer. She has served as state chairman since 1995. She served on the FBLA-PBL national board of directors once before (1999-2002) and was appointed to the FBLA-PBL National Awards Committee in 2003 for a three-year term. “We are delighted to welcome Ellen back to the national board for Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda,” said Jean M. Buckley, FBLA-PBL president and CEO. “Her experience as an adviser on the local, state, and national levels will bring a wealth of knowledge to our association.”

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Peer Mentor Program
PASS Director, Dr. Khalida Haqq, announces the implementation of a Peer Mentor Program for fall 2011. Ten students have expressed interest in serving first-year and international students. Dr. Haqq and Nicolette Lichtman, student peer leader and member of the International Club, have worked together since spring planning the program. Training for peer mentors will be conducted by retired Mercer professor, Dr. Jeanette Purdy.
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Summer Academy Thriving
From Diane Campbell: Kudos to our EOF recruiter/counselor, Al-Lateef Farmer, for exceeding our 2011 EOF Summer Academy enrollment goal by 16% over 2010. Fifty-eight new students were recruited from Mercer County high schools to participate in the Academy, sponsored by Programs for Academic Services and Success (PASS). This year’s Theme is “Access 2 Success.” "Our goal is to connect participants to the global world through readings, summer research projects, guest speakers, public speaking and cultural excursions. We are also excited and encouraged by the diversity as well as the number of male students participating in the Summer Academy 2011, which tripled the number who participated in 2010.

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Updates & Info The WWC Cafe menu

Current Position Openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart


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Mercer in the News Online

The Trenton Times:
MCCC Partners with Royal Karina Air Service

Mercer County Community College to Offer Credit Classes at Hopewell High School

CentralJersey.com:
Mercer County Community College Partners with Royal Karina Air Service to Provide Flight Training

Discover New Career Paths at “Back to School Night For Adults” Aug. 18 at MCCC

Mercer County Community College to Offer Credit Courses at Hopewell Valley Central High School

Airport Business.com:
MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE PARTNERS WITH ROYAL KARINA AIR SERVICE TO PROVIDE FLIGHT TRAINING

Patch.com:

Mercer County Community College Partners with Royal Karina Air Service to Provide Flight Training for Aviation Program

Mercer County Community College to Offer Credit Courses at Hopewell Valley Central High School

Discover New Career Paths at Back to School Night for Adults

IndiaTimes:
MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE PARTNERS WITH ROYAL KARINA AIR SERVICE TO PROVIDE FLIGHT TRAINING

MercerSpace.com:
MCCC Partners with Royal Karina Air Service to provide flight training

Teiejun Wen Earns First Ever Oracle Certified Associate Designation at MCCC

Broadway World:
MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Subscription Series Now on Sale 9/9

PhillyBurbs.com
DEP Official Takes Helm at Roma Bank

Pennington Post
Mercer County Police Academy to Graduate Sixth Class of Officers

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