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Solar Farm Story Part II on MCTV Tonight
Senior anchor Katharine Bavoso, and camerawoman Trevilia Hodge interviewed President Donohue and Vice President Eapen on Mercer's new partnership with the Mercer County Improvement Authority to build a 64-acre solar farm on campus. The students are part of the staff of MCTV, Mercer's student news show on Cable Stations 20 and 26. Hodge said the students are very excited about the solar project. "It's great for the green movement and an opportunity for education." The farm is expected to meet 70 percent of the college's energy needs by fiscal year 2013.


The Tempest Opens Tomorrow
From Kitty Getlik: MCCC's Theater and Entertainment Technology programs present William Shakespeare's The Tempest. This exciting, wild and fun production of the classic features an almost full-stage reflecting pool along with the boundless talents of our students. Directed by Jody Person, the shows are Fridays and Saturdays, Apr. 29, 30, May 6 & 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays May 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are only $5 for faculty, staff and students! Call the Kelsey Theatre Box Office at 609-570-3333 or just come to the box office before show time. More here.


Yoga on for May 4
Although this week's yoga class was canceled, the class will take place on Wednesday, May 4 with Helen Tanzini in the gym.


JKC Awards Night May 10
The college community is invited to the James Kerney Campus Celebration of Academic Achievement on Tuesday, May 10, 6 p.m. in the Patriots Theatre, Trenton War Memorial building. The college will recognize students who have completed degree and certificate programs at JKC, including associate degrees, GEDs, the English Language Institute, and the Career Training Institute. The keynote speaker will be MCCC's Dr. Eric Watson, assistant professor of English and African American History.


Teams Set for Region 19 Tourneys
MCCC softball is set to begin the Region 19 Tournament on Saturday, Apr. 30 as the No. 5 seed and will likely travel to the No. 4 seed, Del Tech Stanton, for a best-of-three play-in series. The winner will advance to the Region 19 Final Four, which will be played May 7-8 at the County College of Morris.

MCCC will host the Region 19 Men's Tennis Tournament at the Mercer County Park Tennis Center Apr. 29-30. Six teams will compete to finish in the top three overall to advance to the NJCAA Division III National Tournament May 14-20 in Plano, TX. The MCCC men's team finished second in the Region 19 Tournament last year and fifth at the national championship. More here.

Sculpture Dedication May 17
The college will host a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, May 17, at 2 p.m. for four sculptures by artist Richard Kemble, which were donated to the college by the late Dr. Albert Rosenthal, Carol Rosenthal, and David and Jo Kemble. The sculptures will soon be installed on the West Windsor campus. The ceremony takes place outdoors at the site of one of the sculptures, followed by a reception at the Conference Center. For further information contact Amy Frangione at ext. 3293 or frangioa@mccc.edu.

Chorus and Jazz Band Concerts May 17 and 18
The MCCC Chorus, directed by Pamela Sharples, invites the community to its Annual Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, May 18 at 8 p.m., the college will celebrate jazz with the MCCC Jazz Band directed by Professor James Kelly. Both programs take place at Kelsey Threatre, are free and open to the public. More here.


Event Reminders -- Also see the weekly calendar of events on MLink and the College Calendar

Now Through May 12: Visual Arts student Show at the MCCC Gallery. More here.

April 29-May 8: MCCC Students Perform "The Tempest" at Kelsey Theatre. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on April 29. More here.

April 29: PASS Program Honors Banquet, 6 p.m., Student Center Cafeteria. Contact Maria at ext. 3424.

April 30-May 1: The Garden State African Violet Club presents its 60th Annual Show and Sale at the MCCC Student Center on Saturday, April 30, 12 to 4 p.m., and Sunday, May 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Call 609-585-9266 or email GSAVCmail@gmail.com. For more on the club, click here.

May 4: Wayne Meisel, founding president of the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation, will share his journey of service in his presentation, "Serving Others," at noon in CM 109 as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. More here.

May 5: Spring Day with a "Cinco de Mayo" theme, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the quad.

West Windsor Student Activities Calendar______________James Kerney Student Activities Calendar

What's Coming

April 29-May 8: "The Tempest"

April 30: "Berenstain Bears Musical"

May 13-22: "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"



Current News -- Also see "Current News" online

Remembering Omar Vazquez
The Public Information Office will be preparing a story for the Viking newsletter in memory of Lt. Omar Vazquez, an MCCC alum ('05) who was recently killed in Iraq. Professors or staff who remember Lt. Vazquez and would like to send us comments may e-mail symonss@mccc.edu. Thank you.
Click here for the Trenton Times story

MCCC's First President to Speak at Commencement
The college's first president, Dr. Richard Greenfield, will be the keynote speaker at commencement ceremonies on May 26. Greenfield ushered the college through the transition from Trenton Junior College to Mercer County Community College, and developed the college's first Master Plan. Commencement details here.


Announcing Fashion/Apparel Design
Mercer's new program in Fashion Design is set to begin this fall at the James Kerney Campus. The curriculum will draw from numerous disciplines in art and design, along with technical skills in sewing and computer applications, and will incorporate the business aspects of the industry. Tina LaPlaca is the program coordinator.
More here.

Student Show Opens at The Gallery
The MCCC Visual Arts Student Show opened in a burst of color and texture on Wednesday evening. The exhibit features 190 works by 80 students and will be on display through May 12. Visitors welcome! For gallery hours, visit www.mccc.edu/gallery. More here on Facebook.


Athletes Recognized
Student athletes were feted at a breakfast in their honor on April 27, and many were recognized for stellar athletic achievements. Presenting awards were Athletics Director John Simone, MCCC President Patricia Donohue and Exercise Science Program Coordinator John Kalinowski. Photos here on Facebook.


Talent Celebrated at Aspirations Event
In an annual project that encourages Mercer County's high school students to explore their creative and artistic talents, MCCC welcomed students and their families to Kelsey Theatre on April 12. The event marked the publication of Aspirations 2011, the college's journal for teen writers and artists. Bettina Caluori serves as edutor, and this year's panel of judges included nine MCCC faculty members.
The evening opened with a presentation by MCCC Theatre students under the direction of Program Coordinator Jody Person, who created interpretive pieces to accompany selected readings. More here with photos.

Go Green Club on the Go
MCCC's Go Green Club celebrated Earth Week with children at the Boys & Girls Club April 20, and traveled to Bergen Community College to help their Environmental Club members assist local children in a nature trail cleanup on April 22. The club also hosted a Go Green Film Series. Photos here on Facebook.

Alum Fredrick Dande Builds IT Career
Installing computer software for family and friends was a hobby for Fredrick Dande '04 (Computer Systems and Network Administration). Today, he is a senior systems administrator at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Philadelphia's largest financial services firm. Dande earned his bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology from NJIT in 2004. and a master's in Technology Management from NJIT in 2008. More here.


Note from Carlo Alfare
" I guess most of you know I had a very interesting semester. The many thoughtful phone calls, cards, visits and expressions of concern meant a lot to me and my family while I was in the hospital, recovering from my surgery. All this support kept me from feeling isolated in a very difficult time and I’m sure all of that support was part of my swift recovery." Carlo


In Memory of Rita Gifford
Rita Gifford passed away on Thursday, April 21. She retired about 14 years ago as Supervisor of Purchasing, and had 31 years of service at MCCC. She is the mother of Cheryl Simons, who has worked in the MCCC Accounting office for the past 30 years.


Updates & Info

The WWC Cafe menu

Current position openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart

Mercer in the News Online

The Trenton Times:
Hamilton Soldier Killed by Explosive Device in Iraq

Earth Day to Kick Off in Mercer County

New Jersey Monthly:
Author, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Paul Marciano to Speak at MCCC on "Leading with RESPECT: The Keys to Increasing Employee Engagement"

Patch.com (EastWindsor, Lawrence or Princeton):
Faculty and Students Redefine Classroom During Costa Rica Study Tour

MCCC Gallery to Host Visual Arts Student Show

MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies Provides Comprehensive Computer Training

Mercer County Community College to host visual arts student show April 26-May 12

MCCC Gallery To Host Visual Arts Student Show April 26 -May 12

Township Police Promote Two to Lieutenant

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