E-Bulletin of March 19, 2007
Scholarship Dinner Dance a Success
The Hyatt Regency was
sparkling on March 10, when about 360 guests enjoyed a special evening
with a serious purpose -- raising scholarship dollars. Many MCCC staff
members volunteered to meet, greet, organize and staff the silent auction,
sell raffle tickets and more. The Kenni i Orchestra not only provided
great dance music, they performed excerpts from two Broadway hits -- Les
Miserable and Phantom of the Opera.
Three Broadway characters
added an extra punch -- Amy Foris dressed as Annie Oakley, Tom Bessellieu,
who has acted in many shows at Kelsey, volunteered as Tevya, and student
scholarship winner, Erik Rojas, dressed as a member of the CATS cast.
Staff and volunteers
who served on the Dinner Dance Committee have been working for months
to sell sponsorships and ads, solicit auction items, plan the decorations
and theme, film and produce the video, write and produce the program book,
work on publicity, put up web pages, design and mail invitations, make
signs and arrange silent auction baskets. Click
here for more on the event and honorees.
here for photos.
Pugh Accepts Prestigious Award Tonight
Bob Pugh will receive the prestigious Bob Kanaby Award from the New Jersey
State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) in recognition of
his outstanding contributions to the sport of basketball. NJSIAA
Executive Director Steven Timko will present Bob with a trophy during
halftime of the 2007 NJ Nets/NJSIAA High School Basketball Tournament
of Champions boys game tonight, March 19 at Continental Airlines Arena.
The ceremony will be aired live on CN 8 (the Comcast Network) at approximately
8:30 p.m. Click
here for today's article in The Trentonian.
in the News -- Mel Leipzig Featured
The front page of Friday's "Good Times" section of The Times
featured three color reproductions of Mel Leipzig paintings, all executed
at MCCC. Three more reproductions and an excellent article about his current
exhibit appeared on page 3. The photos are not online, but click
here to read this article and other recent publicity.
Prep Student Selected for Contest
A "Tech-Prep" high school student studying in Mercer's culinary
program, Zach Dworsky, was selected, from more than 700 applicants, to
be part of a Food Network Challenge cook-off. He is one of only ten finalists
who has the chance to win a full scholarship to Johnson and Wales University.
According to Frank Benowitz, the judges were impressed with both his recipe
entry and, more importantly, his culinary vocabulary -- learned, of course,
at MCCC. Dworsky's winning menu included blood orange glazed osso buco
served with roasted fennel. His goal is to become a chef and restauranteur.
Soccer For a Worthy Cause Mar. 30-31
Let's play some soccer!
The International Student Organization will host its first "Play
for a Cause" Soccer Tournament on MCCC's premiere turf soccer field.
Games will be played on Friday, March 30, from 2 to 6 p.m., and may extend
to May 31, depending upon the number of teams. The cost to participate
is $5 per person.
Each team will be
composed of seven field players and one goalie. Teams may include students,
staff and faculty. Proceeds of the event will be donated to the Institute
for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders. More information about the
institute is available here.
The Friday games will
be followed by a Multi-Cultural Dinner in the Student Cafeteria from 6
to 9 p.m. Tournament participants are invited to attend the dinner free
of charge, and will receive an extra ticket for a guest. For those not
playing in the tournament the cost for dinner is $2. Anyone interested
should contact Amy Immordino at ext. 3531.
Floats in St. Pat's Parade
MCCC participated in Trenton's St. Patrick's Day parade on March 10, distributing
information and good will. Maria Tazza of Enrollment Services organized
volunteers. Student participants were from the International Student Organization,
the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Anime Club. Photos
"A Chocolate Affair" Garners Support
Candies, Thomas Sweet Ice Cream and Chocolate, and Carella's Hallmark
Chocolates have pledged to help the Physical Therapist Assistant program
celebrate its tenth anniversary on April 12. In addition, Primal Pictures
has donated approximately $1,500 worth of educational software to be auctioned
off that evening. The company specializes in anatomical software products.
Part of New Science Committee
Laura Blinderman has
been invited to serve on the steering committee for the MidAtlantic Regional
SENCER Center (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities),
to be launched in September. The center will be based at Rutgers University
and will draw participants from Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey,
metropolitan New York and Long Island, and The Lower Hudson Valley. The
center will focus on teaching strategies and resources, including a speaker's
bureau, opportunities for collaboration in designing, implementing and
sustaining SENCER courses, learning theory in association with colleges
of education, academic integrity concerns, assessment developments, articulation
and transfer of credit issues and pre- and in-service teacher education.
Click here for more information about
The work of Erika Harrigan,
Career Counselor in the Career Training Institute and a certified professional
resume writer, has recently been published in the Best Resumes for
College Students and New Grads," second edition by Louise Kursmark.
Her sample resumes were also recently published in the second edition
of Same-Day Resume by Michael Farr.
Selected to Boards
Naweichi Temu, assistant director of the Career Training Institute, was
selected to the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce Future Business Leaders
Council Class of 2007, and is a new board member of Dress for Success,
Mercer County Chapter.
the Date for Golf Tournament June 12
Department will host its 16th Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, June 12
at the Mercer Oaks East Golf Course in West Windsor. Proceeds will be
donated to the Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund. The tournament is held
in memory of MCCC Foundation board member and local physician, Dr. Cynthia
Help to spread the
word that sponsors are needed in amounts ranging from $125 to $5,000.
Prize donations are also welcome. For more iniformation call Athletics
Director John Simone at ext. 3740 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Give Blood on Campus March 22
MCCC's Human Resources
office will host a Blood Drive on March 22 through the Community Blood
Council of N.J. Set up your time by calling Mildred Leckie ext. 3271.
Walk-ins are also welcome.
to Kelsey Theatre
23 - April 1 -- "Cinderella"
14 - "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere"
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