E-Bulletin of January 18, 2008
to Host Ribbon Cutting for New Addition Feb. 6
The James Kerney Campus will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting on
Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. for its new building addition, which houses kitchen
and dining facilities for culinary training programs. All are welcome
Program Confers Diplomas on 35
Thirty-five men and women who graduated in December
from Mercer's Nursing Program received their degrees at a special celebration
on Jan. 9 at the Conference Center. Acting Director of Nursing Education
Donna Penn served as master of ceremonies. Dean Linda Martin and President
Patricia Donohue addressed the graduates and conferred degrees. Also speaking
was Acting Vice President Judith Redwine and Valedictorian Phyllis Cooney.
here with photos.
Iseneker Named "Volunteer of the Year"
The American Heart Association surprised Amy Iseneker at their Jan. 15
awards night by presenting her with the "Volunteer of the Year"
award. Iseneker, who teaches Horticulture and Plant Science, and is coordinator
of those programs, has chaired the college's participation in the Heart
Walk for the past four years. For the past three years she has also volunteered
for the organization's Events Committee, which helps to plan the festivities
for the walk and works to increase participation. Iseneker and her students
even constructed centerpieces for a Heart Association event.
According to Jody Grinwold, regional director at the American Heart Association,
Iseneker is always the first one to say 'I will be there early, I will
stay late, I will do whatever you need to be done.' Grinwold said Iseneker
has reached out to the community for donations, found six florists to
donate carnations to give to race finishers, and personally cut and stored
them before the race. "She goes above and beyond every time,"
Iseneker said she is involved because there are heart problems in her
family, including with her father. "This is my way to contribute
and make changes," she said. "If I can bring about awareness,
that is a positive thing." Click here
for photo of Iseneker with Tim Losch, who served as MC for the awards
This past September MCCC participants raised just shy of $6,500 for the
Heart Association. As the highest-producing college, we earned the "College
Cup" for the year, which President Donohue accepted at the awards
Exceeds Goal in Employees' Charitable Campaign
Staff and faculty at MCCC contributed more than $15,000 to the Employees'
Charitable Campaign. Our goal was $12,000. At the College Assembly Dr.
Donohue commended all for their generosity.
House for Summer Camps Jan. 27
The college invites families to a "Summer Camps
Open House" on Sunday, Jan. 27 from noon to 3 p.m. (Snow date: Sunday,
Feb. 3.) The event will be held in the Student Center. Representatives
will provide overviews and answer questions about all camp programs, and
families will be able to submit their camp registration forms. Details
Donohue to be Honored
The Princeton YWCA will honor President Patricia Donohue at its "Tribute
to Women" dinner on March 6 at the Hyatt Regency. According to the
YWCA website, "Tribute to Women" recognizes outstanding women
who live or work in the greater Princeton area, and who have made significant
contributions to their professions and communities. Through a competitive
process, honorees are selected from a pool of nominations based on each
candidates accomplishments in her field and commitment to the YWCA
mission to eliminate racism and empower women." Click here
for more at the YWCA website.
Part of Presidents' Climate Commitment
President Donohue has recently joined 474 other college presidents in
signing the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment,
meaning the college will strive to decrease emissions that contribute
to climate change. The college's Sustainability Task Force will be writing
an action plan detailing ways to save energy and resources.
Grant for Literacy Education
MCCC has received a $100,000 grant from Children's Futures to expand its
literacy education program for parents and institutional caregivers. We
will be hiring a program coordinator and part-time instructors to implement
In! New Recycling Effort Off to a Good Start
The college's new recycling can clusters have been placed throughout the
campus to encourage students, faculty and staff to recycle all paper,
cans and bottles. Amy Iseneker, chair of the new Sustainability Task Force,
encourages all to "please use them and encourage students to use
Each campus office
should have a container for garbage and a container for paper. If you
don't have those, please contact Iseneker at ext. 3372. All are asked
to deliver empty cans and bottles to the nearest recycling cluster.
Opens Pizza/Panini Stations
In response to staff and faculty requests, the college cafeteria
has opened new stations that will serve pizza to order and toasted panini
sandwiches. Also, the salad bar has been enhanced. During the first week
of classes, Jan. 22-25, the cafeteria is offering a free fountain beverage
with any purchase at the new stations.
in the News Online
Times, Jan. 5, 2008: NJSTARS: Good for students and good for the state
Business Magazine, Jan. 2008: Mercer Higher Education as Economic Force
Packet, Jan. 11, 20008, MCCC Registration
1 Newspaper, Jan. 8, 2008, Making the Switch to a New Career
Packet, Dec. 28, 2007: MCCC Culinary Center Turns Up the Heat in Winter
here for the MLink Calendar
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
Jan. 18 and 19 --
Jan. 26 and 27 --
Feb 1 - 20 -- Driving
Feb 2 -- Funny
Feb 15-24 -- My
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