E-Bulletin of January 5, 2007
and College Assembly Jan 10
All are invited on Wednesday, Jan. 10, to help welcome our new president,
Dr. Patricia C. Donohue, at a breakfast reception from 7:30 to 10:15 a.m.
in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room. At 10:30 a.m. the College Assembly will
convene at Kelsey Theatre, where Dr. Donohue will speak.
Wilfrid Warmly Applauded by Faculty/Staff at Holiday Party
The entire college community participated in applauding and lightly roasting
Acting President Tom Wilfrid at the Holiday Party on Dec. 20. Story
with photos here.
Photos from the Holiday Party
for more photos of the holiday party of Dec. 20.
Kicks Off Dinner Dance Giving
Foundation Board member and long-time MCCC supporter, Jamil Faridy, kicked
off the Scholarship Dinner Dance contributions with a $5,000 donation.
Mercer's biggest fundraiser of the year is set for March 10 at the Hyatt
Regency Princeton. The faculty/staff ticket rate is $150, and you can
set up a payroll deduction. Contact Elaine Stout for more information
at ext. 3607. More
to Host Town Hall Meeting at MCCC Jan. 11
Governor Jon S. Corzine is coming to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre for a Town
Hall Meeting, "Restructuring New Jersey's Future," on Thursday,
Jan. 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m. RSVP to 609-777-0994. Click
here for flyer.
2007 Viking is Published
The new Viking newsletter has been distributed throughout our campuses.
The Marketing and Public Information Office asks that you help us spread
the good news about MCCC by placing your copies in a place where visitors
and students can take them. Also please give them out when you are representing
MCCC in the community. Click
here to see Viking online.
Dec. 21 Dr. Donohue is Welcomed and Students Recognized for Outstanding
Dr. Patricia C. Donohue, who will assume the presidency of MCCC on Feb.
1, joined the campus community for a welcoming reception preceding the
meeting of the Board of Trustees on Dec. 21. The college also congratulated
Mercer's high-achieving men's soccer (2006) and women's tennis (2005-06)
teams and the award-winning Television program students. More
Program Increases Graduation Rate
Because of its successful
outcomes, Mercer's EOF (Educational Opportunity Fund) program will receive
a monetary increase in its 2007 allocation. The program increased graduation
rates by 11.1% -- from 12.5% in 1997-98 to 23.6% in 2000-01.
EOF director Khalida
Haqq said the award is based on the greatest improvement in four-year
average cohort graduation rates. According to our EOF liaison, Janis Flannagon,
an announcement was made at the Dec.7 EOF Board Meeting. Mercer is one
of two community colleges in N.J. that will receive the outcomes-based
are Your Children Going in Summer 2007?
Put your mind at rest and plan ahead for this summer, at the Camps Open
House on Jan. 28, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Student Center. (Snow date:
Sunday, Feb. 4.) Click
here for details.
Chef Wins "Chef of the Year"
Berg, an adjunct faculty member in the HRIM program, won the "Chef
of the Year" award from the American Culinary Federation, N.J. Shore
Chapter. This makes two consecutive years that an MCCC teacher has won
the award. Berg teaches full-time at Brookdale Community College.
Students Produce Food Art Video
MCCC's TV students and May graduate
Jennifer Joyce took on a paid project Dec. 19. They produced a video on
"The Art of Food Presentation" with the help of TV program coordinator
Steve Voorhees, HRIM coordinator Doug Fee, and teaching assistant Frank
Benowitz. HRIM students worked on the food -- with "before"
dishes, looking unpresentable, and "after" dishes, looking good
enough to eat. Photos
Delectable Noncredit Classes
The kitchen is heating up this winter as the MCCC Culinary Center opens
its doors to the community with a variety of scrumptious noncredit classes
beginning Jan. 10. Click
here for the full story.
to Kelsey Theatre
5-14 -- "The Baker's Wife"
20 -- "The Russian-American Kids Circus"
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams
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