E-Bulletin of November 5,
Alumni Leader Awardee Les
MCCC's Board of Trustees will honor alumnus Les Venella with the 2009
Alumni Leader Award at Mercer's Nov. 12 Community Open House. Venella
is a 1976 graduate of MCCC's Funeral Service Program. Read the story here.
Plans are moving forward for this big event! If you are planning to attend,
or to work your unit's table, please register here.
Please have all student volunteers register as well.
Leipzig to Examine Early Renaissance Painting Nov. 17
MCCC's own Mel Leipzig will examine one of the great periods in art in
his talk, "Early Renaissance Painting 1420 - 1490," on Tuesday,
Nov. 17 at 12 noon, CM 107. More here.
Still Available for Student Restaurant Nov. 18
Get hooked on the delicious food at Mercers Hotel, Restaurant and
Institution Management program class restaurant HOOKED, in
ES 111A -- the HRIM Food Lab/Kitchen. Coming lunch dates are Nov. 11 and
18. Seating will be between 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. ONLY. Please do
not arrive after 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for a complete meal (appetizer,
entrée and dessert). To purchase tickets, go to the Accounting
Office, AD building at WWC, or contact Raquel Hernandez, KC403, ext. 3160
at JKC. Flyer with menu here.
Through Nov. 12: "Connect"
with Art at MCCC Gallery
12: Holocaust Center film "Weapons of the Spirit," 12 noon in
CM109, followed by panel discussion.
13: Staff/Faculty in Football Classic, 4:30 p.m. Email Francis
20: MCCC participates as Food Network Chef Ellie Krieger presents "So
Easy," 7 p.m., RWJ Hamilton Center for Health and Wellness
Student Judy Galayda Takes Top Pilot Award
year she won the "Top Female Pilot" award, and this year Judy
Galayda of Hamilton took the "Top Pilot Award" at the National
Intercollegiate Flying Association Region VII SAFECON Competition, besting
34 male and three other female contestants. The event was held Oct. 23-27
in Schenectady, N.Y. Mercer finished second in the overall team rankings
after Dowling College, a four-year school in New York.
NJSTARS and Phi Theta Kappa student, Galayda recently completed her Commercial
Instrument Rating, Multi-Engine Commercial Instrument Certificate, and
Flight Instructor Certificate. Her accomplishments were recognized with
the "Timothy Burns Memorial Scholarship" for a continuing aviation
student this fall. More here.
Event Honors Students and Donors
Some of Mercer's top students were recognized in a lively ceremony at
the MCCC Student Center on Oct. 27. Approximately 200 attendees, including
students and their families, donors and friends, Foundation Board members,
faculty, and staff, joined together for a special evening that honored
both students and the generous donors who are helping them pursue their
educational goals. A total of 115 scholarships were awarded to continuing
students in a wide variety of disciplines. More here
Chemistry Week Tour Is Success by Any Measure
If you measure it in cups of slime, students from Mercer County Community
College have distributed ingredients to make the gooey stuff to approximately
7,000 elementary school students in 34 schools over the past 12 years.
Mercer science students, accompanied by MCCC faculty and several students
and faculty members from Rider University, fan out across the county to
share the joys of chemistry during National Chemistry Week, which was
held Oct. 19-23. This year, students from The College of New Jersey joined
in the effort. The event receives funding from the American Chemical Society's
Trenton Section. More here
Dinner Dance Engages Students
According to Amy Immordino, more than 90 students enjoyed a Costume Dinner
Dance at MCCC last Friday evening, sponsored by the International Student
Organization, the Student Government Association and the African American
Student Organization. The MCCC Hospitality Club catered the event, and
made a "Spooktacular" themed buffet. All the proceeds went toward
food for WomanSpace for its "Thanksgiving Wish List." Photos
Rocks the Vote at the James Kerney Campus
Trenton Mayor Doug Palmer, Princeton University's
Mellissa Lacewell Harris, rapper MC Lyte, Mercer County freeholders and
area residents came out in full force Oct. 28 at MCCC's Kerney Hall to
voice their support for voter registration and the importance of voting
on Election Day.
"MCCC Rocks the Vote: Your Vote Counts!" was the theme as MC
Lyte and Lacewell Harris echoed the message in public service announcements
and addressed community members in a panel discussion. Dr. Guy Generals
served as moderator. Photos
Theatre Is Drop-Off Location for "Toys for Tots"
MCCC's Kelsey Theatre will once again collect new, unwrapped toys for
the "Toys for Tots" holiday drive (no stuffed animals, please),
organized by the U.S. Marine Corps. Drop off your donations in the Kelsey
Theatre lobby now through December 21. The toys will be picked up by the
Marines and distributed to needy children in the community. If you have
any questions please contact Amy Bessellieu, ext. 3581.
of Former Staff Member Kathy Kitchen Bednar
According to retiree Susan Busch, Kathy Kitchen Bednar, who retired after
25 years as a supervisor in the Accounting Office, passed away on September
22 after a lengthy illness. Kathy and her husband had been living in Georgia
following her retirement.
in the News Online
Students Floundering in Red Ink
Do Artists Connect With Their Subject?
Hosts Open House; Invites Community
Coming to Kelsey Theatre
30-Nov. 8: Equus
12-15 The Rimers of Eldritch (Student Production)
13-22: The Producers
21: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
27 - Dec. 6: A Christmas Story
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