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Leipzig Exhibit Features MCCC People
The MCCC Gallery will host a special exhibit featuring paintings by Professor Mel Leipzig of MCCC faculty, staff and students. An Opening Reception takes place Tuesday, June 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. and a Closing Reception takes place Tuesday, June 14, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Individuals portrayed include Kyle Stevenson, Sarah Sweeney, Douglas Fee, Frank Benowitz, Dominick DeFino, Michael Dalton, John Monahan, Steve Voorhees, Barry Levy, Mitch Canter, Tricia Fagan, and students of Jody Person. The exhibit was made possible in part through the support of the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission with funding from the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State. For more information call Mel Leipzig at ext. 3353. Click here for an artwork sample.


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

June 1: Mercer County Symphonic Band performs at 8 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. Admission is free. More here.

June 4-5 : Mercer Dance Ensemble presents "Poetry in Motion" at Kelsey Theatre June 4 at 7:30 p.m. and June 5 at 2 p.m., featuring MCCC dance students and community dancers. More here.

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

June 10-19: "Blithe Spirit"



Current News -- Also see "Current News" online

Staff Invited to Apply for Learning Improvement Grant
President Donohue has again established a mini-grant program to fund proposals that will foster student success and learning, funded by the College Foundation through the Annual Giving Campaign. A total of $15,000 is available to support this initiative. Applicants must submit their proposals to the Office of Academic Affairs by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 10. Details are on MLink here.


MCCC Dedicates Sculptures
On May 17 the college dedicated four metal sculptures donated by Carol Rosenthal and her late husband Dr. Albert Rosenthal, and David and Jo Kemble, with trustee Robert DiFalso and President Donohue presiding. Professor and artist Mel Leipzig led the visiting guests on a tour to view the installations. He pointed out that Picasso was the father of metal sculpture. “Picasso revolutionized the materials we use in sculpture. It used to be stone or clay or plaster,” Leipzig said. He added that the college is very grateful to the donors for their donation. “No one I know has done more for art in this region than the Rosenthals” he said. More here with photos.

Students Learn From Rush Holt and Martha Kanter
Making higher education more affordable was among the key issues U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-Hopewell) and Education Under Secretary Martha Kanter discussed with MCCC students during a Town Hall Meeting May 18 at the college’s Conference Center. Holt spearheaded the forum to provide students and faculty with an opportunity to voice their views on higher education policy. More here.

Men's Tennis Finishes Third in Nation
The men's tennis team came up big at the NJCAA National Tournament in Plano, TX, this past week, finishing third. According to MCCC Head Coach Marc Vecchiolla, each member of the squad contributed to the team total. Sophomores Travis McCaughan and Juan Ramirez achieved their ultimate goal by winning the national title at no. 2 doubles. The duo proved their mettle in hard-fought contests, winning in the semis 6-0; 6-7 (5); 7-6 (4) and taking the final 5-7; 6-2; 6-2.

Other doubles highlights included no. 3 doubles partners Adam Czaplinski and Josh Partyka, who made it to the final before being defeated in three sets. In singles action, Travis Virgil (no. 5) lost in the final, while Ben Pinter (no. 1), Ramirez (no. 2), Josh Partyka (no. 3) and Adam Czaplinski (no. 6) all made it to the semis before being defeated. The team's third place finish was one of its best ever.


Youth College Celebrates Great Beginnings
In an annual tribute to young people who are making the right decisions with their education and their lives, MCCC saluted more than 200 middle and high school students who are benefiting from Youth College programs at the James Kerney Campus. Under the direction of Donald Davis, Youth College includes SMILE/GEAR UP, Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search and the Urban Academic Academy. The ceremony took place at the WWC Student Center in a room packed with students and their proud families.
More here.

New Lab Monitors Graduate from Training
MCCC's Computer Club, and Club Advisor Queen Okike-Iroka, hosted a recognition ceremony for nine students who have completed training to be lab monitors. They will volunteer 30 hours of work in college computer labs. Trainers included Okike-Iroka, Pamela Price, Daniel Calandro, Sarah Sweeney, David Valentino and Michael Sullivan. More here with photo.


MCCC's New YouTube Site
The Marketing and Communications Office has created a YouTube site for MCCC. If you have a reasonably good quality video that you think should be included on our site, please send it on a CD to Saveria Symons in AD114 with your name and phone number.


Retirement Thank You
A retirement celebration was held for me on Thursday, May 19th to recognize my 27 years at MCCC. I have been the Funeral Service Administrative Specialist for over 25 years and the CSBS assistant to Carol Weber for 8 years. I would like to thank all who attended and helped make the occasion memorable. I now look forward to the next phase of my life as I move into the RV and travel across the USA to see all of the National Parks. Thank you to everyone who has made my time at Mercer so special. Mary McCormick


Alum DeAngelo Now a Legislator
Wayne DeAngelo '87 (Electronics Engineering Technology) has served as the assistant business manager for IBEW Local 269 for the past 12 years, which counts 1200 members throughout Central New Jersey and Bucks County, Pa. He also serves as president of the Mercer-Burlington County Building and Construction Trades. In 2007 he was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly for the 14th Legislative District, where he now serves as Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore. More here.


Updates & Info

The WWC Cafe menu

Current position openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart

Mercer in the News Online

The Trenton Times:
Mercer County Community College Graduates 1098 Students During Commencement

Noll Thrives in Relaxed Atmosphere

Cast Keeps Action Moving in Fast Paced Musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"

Teen Mom Spirit - Parent-Linking Project provides support for students with children in Trenton

Sentinel North/South Brunswick:
Former SBHS tennis star makes a racket in college

Mercer Tennis Player Alison Noll Wins National Title in Tennis

James Kerney Campus Recognizes Achievement at Awards Night May 10

East Windsor Woman to Speak at MCCC Commencement

Alison Noll Returns to Tennis and Earns National Title at No. 1 Singles for MCCC

MCCC's James Kerney Campus Recognizes Achievement at Awards Night

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

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