E-Bulletin of June 1, 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 colleges
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 bachelors in Music from Swarthmore College
and a masters degree from the New England Conservatory of Music.
He conducts the colleges Jazz Band. More
MCCC Staff Recognition
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
to Kelsey Theatre
1-3 -- Winnie the Pooh
9 -- Join Alexander for His "Terrible, Horrible...Day"
9-10 -- Mercer Dance Ensemble Performs
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