E-Bulletin of June 16, 2009
College Bake Sale Today
Stop over to the Student Center today for something delicious.
Camp College is hosting its first Bake Sale of the summer now until approximately
2 p.m. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
on 2 Announces Sept. 27 event
one-year anniversary, MCCC's Jazz On2 radio will
present a "Home Grown Jazz Celebration" on Sept. 27 at Katmandu
on Route 29 in Trenton. The event will showcase area professional jazz
musicians who host programming on Jazz On2. There will be a 50/50 raffle
and a raffle for HD/WiFi radios.
to Jazz On2 Director Winifred Howard, "By using local talent, we
plan to highlight Trenton's rich jazz heritage and encourage its future.
We hope to establish an affordable, family-friendly event with a sustainable
Those interested in helping to plan this event should contact Winifred
to Remember: MCCC Report to the Community, Nov. 12, 2009
the full College Calendar click here.
For Current News click here.
Pledges Support for Community Colleges
Read the report from the American Association
of Community Colleges here.
Zanjani Joins MCCC as VP for College Advancement
On July 6 Mellissia Zanjani joined Mercer's administrative
team as vice president for college advancement. In addition to serving
as director of the college's Foundation, she will be responsible for overseeing
fundraising, philanthropy, grants, marketing, communications, and public
relations. More here
Grants Awarded to Center for Training and Development
Director Elaine Weinberg has reported that Mercer's Center for Training
and Development has received notification of new training grant awards
from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. All the training
will run for one year, and include leadership and supervisory training,
communications, computer training, ESL or Spanish, and quality initiatives.
Recording for the Bind and Dyslexic-$55,400
The Martin House - $4,600
The Hibbert Group - $99,200
The CTD is also the lead agency for a Not-for-Profit Grant for 12 organizations
Center Moves; Plans Open House
Mercer's Testing Center has moved to new quarters in LB 209, Library's
second floor, behind the new bookstore, just past the Learning Center.
According to Lynne Nelson, manager of external testing and operations,
the Testing Center administered more than 79,000 exams in the past fiscal
year. The Center provides placement, faculty, and distance-learning testing.
"While we are a service to our students and faculty we also provide
additional services. Students who take online courses at other institutions
pay MCCC a fee to use our proctoring services. We also have contracts
with state licensing boards as well as other vendors. This helps to generate
income for MCCC while making us visible to the community for prospective
center will host an open house on August 26 and will be closed for testing
that day in order to give tours to faculty and staff. The Open House will
be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and then again after the College Assembly until
4:30 p.m. Staff members will be available to answer questions. Photos
Transfer Agreement with Kaplan University, and Discounts to MCCC Employees
MCCC has signed a new agreement with Kaplan University. Students who
have completed an associate degree will be eligible for transfer of up
to 90 credits, junior status, and acceptance into KU's advanced-start
Kaplan University also offers MCCC alumni and employees a 10% discount
on their tuition. Kaplan has a distance learning program, and campuses
in Iowa, Maryland and Nebraska. Visit their distance learning website
College Adds New Programs, Sees Increase in Campers
So, what exactly are all those little children doing here this summer?
Mercer's largest summer camp program, Camp College, has responded to increasing
demand by adding more than 20 classes this summer in popular areas such
as video making, video gaming, pottery making, fashion design and interior
design. In the Aqua Adventure course, children are learning kayaking,
canoeing and sailing at a site in Toms River. Popular programs for teens
include Advanced HTML and a money management course called Money Matters.
number of children served is higher this year although final statistics
are not in. Camp Director Rose Fiorello says Mercer's camp is more affordable
than several others in the area.
Camp College photos here.
Alumni Success Stories
See three new alumni success stories added online recently by the Public
Information office. If you know of a great alumni success story, please
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with contact
Matt Lucash, Fine Arts;
Taylor Sapudar, Horticulture
Civic Association to Host Pride Day Aug. 8
The Bromley Civic Association will host a day of fellowship and fun for
the Bromley section of Hamilton on August 8 from noon to 4 p.m. This family
event takes place at Municipal Park.
in the News Online
Local Colleges Raise Tuition, Other Fees
Coming to Kelsey Theatre
10-19: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
[See it on Broadway World here]
24 - Aug. 9: Assassins
Position Openings at MCCC
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list of job openings on campus.
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