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Commencement May 26
The Honors Convocation takes place at 3 p.m. on May 26 at Kelsey Theatre. Commemcement ceremonies begin at 5:30 p.m. Keynote speaker, Dr. Richard Greenfield, was MCCC's first president, serving from 1966 to 1975. Student speaker will be Marissa Segal, a Dean’s List student and Liberal Arts graduate whose goal is to become a physician’s assistant. She served as captain of the MCCC soccer team. More here on both speakers. More details here on commencement.
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Band Performs June 1
The Mercer County Symphonic Band will present a Spring Concert on Wednesday, June 1 at 8 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. Admission is free. The performance will feature a range of selections designed to appeal to a broad variety of musical tastes, including contemporary compositions, music from Broadway shows and movies, classical transcriptions and traditional marches.

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Mercer Dance Ensemble June 4-5
The Mercer Dance Ensemble presents "Poetry in Motion" at Kelsey Theatre Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m. With choreography by Janell Byrne, the show will incorporate a variety of dance styles as it celebrates the body in motion. The ensemble features MCCC dance students and community dancers. More here.

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

May 25: The College Assembly, 10-11 a.m. in Kelsey Theatre, followed by the 34th Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony.

Yoga: Wednesdays, June 1 to Aug. 10 at 12 noon in FA 129, and on Mondays, June 6 to Aug. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in FA129.

Zumba: June 2 at 12 noon in FA129 and will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 11.

May 26: Honors Convocation 3 p.m.; Commencement Ceremonies, 5:30 p.m. More here.

What's Coming

May 13-22: "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"

May 21: "Jack and the Beanstalk"

June 10-19: "Blithe Spirit"

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Current News -- Also see "Current News" online

JKC Recognizes Achievement
In an event that has come to exemplify the extraordinary role of MCCC in the lives of so many, the James Kerney Campus recognized the accomplishments of students at its 23rd Annual Celebration of Academic Achievement at Trenton's War Memorial building May 10.
Honorees included 60 degree students who started or completed many of their courses at JKC, 32 students earning their GEDs, 42 students completing programs at the Career Training Institute, and 39 earning certificates from the English Language Institute (ELI). Twenty-five clients from Home Front and nine from the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, who received instruction at JKC satellite sites, were also among those honored. Numerous students with records of academic excellence were presented with scholarships by the MCCC Foundation. More here with photos.
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Obudho and Tran are PTK All Stars
The New Jersey Council of County Colleges honored MCCC students Christopher Obudho and Loc Tran during Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Day celebration on May 5 at the Trenton Marriott Hotel. They were among honorees from New Jersey’s 19 community colleges. Obudho completed a tour of duty in the Air Force, then transferred to MCCC for its “broad choice of courses, excellent reputation and affordability.” He praises Prof. Stephen Downey, Prof. Noreen Duncan and Prof. Eric Watson, calling them “top-notch scholars.”

Loc Tran is an international student from Vietnam who first came to the U.S. in 2008. A hard working business major, he honed his leadership skills through participation in the International Student Organization, Phi Theta Kappa, and as a mentor for the DREAM program
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Ad Design Students Earn Rave Reviews
In what has become an annual community service project, MCCC's advanced Advertising Design students have created soup-to-nuts marketing campaigns for this year's selected non-profit organization, the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey (BIANJ). On May 9, six student teams presented their semester's work before a panel of nine judges, focusing on a BIANJ special event, "Walk for Thought," to be held Oct. 1 at Mercer County Park. The campaigns included original logos, slogans, newsletter designs, web pages, posters, promotional items and more. More here.

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Princeton HealthCare CEO Visits MCCC
Visiting Laura Sosa’s Management (BUS 210) class on May 12 was Princeton HealthCare System President and CEO Barry Rabner who engaged students in conversation about plans for the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, a 231-bed hospital scheduled to open in March 2012. Students interviewed mid to upper-level managers at various non-profit and for-profit organizations for a final project. Accounting student Paul DeGennaro chose Rabner, who decided to pay the class a visit.

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Goldwasser Steps Down
Professor Emeritus Saul Goldwasser has announced his retirement as director of the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center after serving for more than eight years. On May 17 he was presented with an appreciation award signed by Dr. Patricia Donohue, Dr. Paul Winkler, executive director of the NJ Commission on Holocaust Education, and Dr. Samuel Stewart, Mercer County Superintendent of Schools and an MCCC trustee.

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More on Tennis Champ Alison Noll
Freshman Alison Noll, of South Brunswick, has entered the record books at Mercer County Community College. She is the first woman in school history to win the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) title in tennis at No. 1 singles. And, she says, she had a whole lot of fun doing it. "It was an awesome experience," Noll says of her trip to the NJCAA Tournament May 6-12 in Tucson, AZ. "I was really focused on the court and had a great time off the court."
More here.
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Mercer in the News Online

The Trenton Times:
Holt Wants Government to Invest More in Education

MCCC Hosts Tourney

US! Newspaper
Who Wants to Be a Chef?
(cover and page 12)

Patch.com:
Two MCCC Students Named to All State Academic Team

MCCC's Ad Design Students Earn Rave Reviews from Appreciative Nonprofit BIANJ

College Voice Student Newspaper Wins National Awards

Mercer Dance Ensemble Creates Poetry in Motion


Hightstown Man Stars in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"

South Brunswick Patch.com:
South Brunswick Tennis Player Wins National Title

CentralJersey.com:

College Voice Student Newspaper Wins National Awards

MCCC's Ad Design Students Earn Rave Reviews from Appreciative Nonprofit BIANJ

Two MCCC Students Named to All-State Academic Team

Pat Snyder is New Head Coach of Men's Soccer

Mercer County Symphonic Band Concert June 1

Mercer Dance Ensemble Creates Poetry in Motion at Kelsey Theatre June 4-5

Ghost World Awakened in Blithe Spirit at MCCC's Kelsey Theare June 10-19

PrincetonOnline:
Ghost World Awakened in Blithe Spirit at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre June 10-19

Broadway World:
Blithe Spirit Plays MCCC's Kelsey Theatre June 10-19

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