E-Bulletin of January 19, 2007
Forty-two very happy graduates of Mercer's Nursing Program
received their diplomas at a ceremony on Jan. 10. Beatrice Mwariri, originally
from Kenya, was valedictorian. Linda Martin served as emcee, Dr. Wilfrid,
Dean Martinez and Susan Zambrio lent their support, and all of the program's
faculty and staff were introduced to cheers from the students. More
County Artists 2007 Opens Jan. 22
Gallery will exhibit "Mercer County Artists 2007" from Jan.
22 to Feb. 16. This is the 35th anniversary of the annual exhibit, a collaboration
between the college and The Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
A celebratory reception will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 5 to
7:30 p.m. at The Gallery. Announcement of awards will be at 6:15 p.m.
The public is invited to this free reception.
This year the highly
esteemed art critic, Burt Wasserman, is the juror. More
MCCC Grad To
Speak About Civil Strife in Africa Feb. 8
Emmanuel Clarke, a
2002 MCCC graduate, will present a lecture on his experiences growing
up in war-torn Africa, on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 12 noon in CM110. More
for Alternate Route Teaching Program
Spread the word! MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies
is offering information sessions on the "New Pathways to Teaching
in New Jersey," an alternate route teaching program, on Wed., Jan.
24 at 5:30 p.m. and again on Wed., March 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Conference
Center. Call ext. 3311 or e-mail ComEd@mccc.edu.
Career Training Institute Info Session Jan. 23
Perhaps you know someone looking to train for a new career.
MCCC's Career Training Institute will host an informaion session on Tues.,
Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at the James Kerney campus, Kerney Hall. Staff will
present information about the Office Automation and Culinary Technician
programs and will explain financial options.
Bound Program Reports Success
has administered Project SMILE, part of the College Bound program, at
the James Kerney campus since 1986. According to Director Wayne Murray,
this year Mercer is working with 386 students at six public schools and
three charter schools. In 2005-06 100% of participants graduated from
high school and 82% of high school graduates started college.
Statewide, the outcome measurements for the College Bound Program were
recently published, showing a 99% high school graduation rate for participants,
compared to 77% in a comparison group. College enrollment of low-income
students within six months of graduation was 72.6% (compared to 42.8%
statewide). College enrollment of African American students within six
months of high school graduation was 77.7% (compared to 62.5% nationally).
Average verbal SAT score was 458 (395 in a comparison group). Average
math SAT score was 474 (408 in a comparison group).
Food Prep Video
Producer Lisa Jackson
at Films Media Group in Lawrenceville sent the following note after MCCC
television students and alumni, with guidance from Doug Fee and Frank
Benowitz, and help from HRIM students, produced a food preparation video
program for Jackson's company.
"I just wanted
to let you know how absolutely thrilled I am with the Food Presentation
video! Jen and Chris did an amazing job. I wasn't quite sure what to expect
but it definitely blew any of my expectations away. The work they did
is comparable, if not better, than some of our outside producers. Also,
both of the chefs did a great job, but Doug is really good on camera!
Thank you so
much for your work with them on this. I hope we can continue to build
a relationship and partnership with Mercer and Films."
for Heart Association
On Jan. 10, the American Heart Association of Mercer County had its annual
awards banquet at the Conference Center. Amy Iseneker says, "I am
pleased to report that MCCC was honored in the $5,000 to $10,000 category,
having raised $7,700 for the 2006 Heart Walk. Congratulations Team Mercer!"
The next Heart Association
event, Go Red Day, takes place Friday, Feb. 2. Everyone is
encouraged to wear red that day to show their support for heart disease
and stroke awareness among women. Red Dress pins will be available in
exchange for a $5 donation. If you have any questions, please contact
Amy at ext. 3372.
Player Patti Foley is NJCAA Player of the Week
Patti Foley, a 5-9
forward for the Lady Vikings, is the NJCAA Division II Women's Basketball
Co-Player of the Week (for the week ending Jan. 13.) Foley recorded her
31st and 32nd career double-double in a Jan. 9 loss to Harcum and a Jan.
13 win against Burlington respectively. She scored 28 points against Harcum
and had 18 rebounds, one assist and one steal. In the win over Burlington,
she had 38 points, 12 rebounds, one assist and five steals. For the week,
she was 23-of-49 from the floor and 20-of-26 from the free-throw line.
Foley has collected 11 double-doubles in 15 games this season and currently
has 915 career points (20.7/game) and 488 career rebounds (11.5/game).
The Lady Vikings face Essex at home this Saturday, Jan. 20.
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams
Sculpture on Display
Janis Purcell, a part-time staff member in the Testing Center, formerly
with the Art Gallery, will have her sculpture featured in two upcoming
shows. One work will be part of the Feminist Art Project with Rutgers
University. The Rhonda Schaller Studio in New York City is hosting "Access:
A Feminist Perspective" from Jan. 18 to Feb. 10 with Opening Reception
Sat., Jan. 20, 3 to 5 p.m. Visit www.rhondaschallerchelsea.com.
Two of her newest sculptures will be part of the Mercer County Artist
2007 show, beginning Jan. 22 at MCCC's Gallery.
to Kelsey Theatre
26-28 -- "James and the Giant Peach"
3 -- "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"
9-18 -- "For The Glory! -- The Civil War Musical"
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