E-Bulletin of June 1, 2007

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Commencement 2007
It was a beautiful day on May 24, when Mercer held its commencement ceremonies celebrating 40 years and inspiring students to take on the world. In Dr. Donohue's commencement speech she urged the graduates to take a global perspective and encouraged them to pursue leadership and community service in their work and personal lives.

During the ceremony MCCC Music Professor James Kelly was presented with the college's Distinguished Teaching Award. A Music teacher and coordinator of the college’s Music program since 1994, Kelly is credited with revitalizing the program, introducing new courses and inspiring students. He is a classical and jazz guitarist with a bachelor’s in Music from Swarthmore College and a master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. He conducts the college’s Jazz Band. More here.

Graduation photos here.

MCCC Staff Recognition Awards 2007
On May 16 the college honored our most experienced staff and faculty members for years of service numbering from 10 to 40. Following the ceremonies all enjoyed a delicious luncheon provided by MCCC's food service staff. Click here for photos and names of recipients.

The Bernie Awards
Now in its second year, Mercer's Television students participated in a Mercer competition known as "The Bernie Awards." They submitted their creative videos which were judged by professionals from the community. The works of four finalists were shown during a special evening preview on May 18. To learn more about The Bernie awards, and to see the student videos, click here.

TV Students Win Aegis Award
Mercer's Television students won a 2007 Aegis award for their work on a video for the college's Career Training Institute. Produced by a field production class under Steve Voorhees, the video scored an 83 and was awarded the Aegis Finalist trophy. The Aegis awards are in their 18th year and are a leading competition for professional video and film makers. Awards are based on a complex formula which grades the various elements of the production. There were over 2500 entries and less than 20% scored an 80 or above.

Community Band to Perform June 15
All are invited to attend the 2007 Spring Concert of the Mercer County Community Band on Friday evening, June 15, at 8 p.m. in Kelsey Theater. Lou Woodruff conducts. More here.

Lifeguards Needed
Both Camp College and Athletics are seeking lifeguards for summer camps. For details call ext. 3291 for Camp College or ext. 3758 for Athletics.

Chorba Son Earns Harvard M.D.
Congratulations to Bruce Chorba, whose son, John, earned his M.D. from Harvard Medical School on June 7. On June 11 he starts his residency in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

June 1-3 -- Winnie the Pooh

June 9 -- Join Alexander for His "Terrible, Horrible...Day"

June 9-10 -- Mercer Dance Ensemble Performs

The May Issue of eNews@MCCC
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Sports Update
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams here.

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