E-Bulletin of May 11, 2007

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The Inauguration of Dr. Patricia Donohue
By all accounts the inauguration ceremonies on May 4 for Dr. Patricia C. Donohue were near to perfection. Staff, faculty and students college-wide lent their skills and support. Speaking for the college's faculty and staff associations were Robert Pugh, Margaret Rosen, Francis Paixao, Elizabeth Knight and Richard Miller.
Read the story here.

Photo page here.

James Kerney Campus Awards Night an Inspiration
In an uplifting ceremony on May 8, hundreds of James Kerney Campus program graduates received awards and certificates for completing both credit and noncredit programs. President Patricia Donohue congratulated the awardees on their many successes. Program participants included Dr. Beverly Richardson, Don Jones as MC, Margarita Leahy (who spoke in both Spanish and English), Monica Weaver, Linda Ertingu, Robert Estok, Nicholas Cates, Melinna Harris and Naweichi Temu.

The dynamic keynote speaker, Ana Berdecia, is a Mercer graduate. She went on to earn a master's degree and now directs the Center for the Positive Development of Urban Children at Thomas Edison State College.
More here.

Photo page here.

James Kerney Campus to Host Open House June 20
Help us spread the word! The James Kerney Campus invites the public to an Open House on Wednesday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Kerney Hall. The college's many programs, both credit and noncredit, will be showcased and explained. Participants will have the opportunity to talk with counselors, financial aid representatives, professors and students. More here.

Summer Noncredit Classes Begin
A multitude of noncredit classes begin this month and continue through the summer -- offered evenings and weekends to accommodate working adults. More here on business courses.

More here on culinary courses.

Bermudez Wins Fellowship for Research in Brazil
Faculty member Marta Bermudez has received a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to do research at the University of Sao Paolo in Brazil for six weeks. She will be studying multiethnic oral traditions during the Brazilian Baroque period (1600s). "These are very competitive fellowships," she said. "Needless to say, I can't wait!"

Amazing Cakes
Chef and Adjunct Instructor
Anne Lumberger shared photos of work done by Baking III students. This was for the final practical exam this semester. "They worked hard and I am very proud of them," she said.
Photos here.

Ad Design Students Present to Panel of Judges
Five teams of advanced Advertising Design students were judged recently on marketing campaigns they designed for the New Jersey Governor's Council on Mental Health Stigma. The council was the initiative of Former First Lady MaryJo Codey.

The student teams presented their work before a panel of judges, who chose the winning team. The students designed logos, slogans, posters, print ads, billboards, press kits, websites and promotional items. This is the capstone assignment for MCCC's Ad Design III students. The program is coordinated by Tina LaPlaca.
Photos here.

Lynn Rowlands Inducted Into Business Honor Society
Lynn Rowlands, president of MCCC's Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, was inducted on May 4 into the New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Association Honor Society (NJCBAA). This society recognizes the very highest academic achievement of undergraduate students, and only the top 1% of students at their respective institutions are invited to join each year. More here.

Fun, Food and Fine Weather at Spring Day
Against a backdrop of picture perfect weather, Mercer students enjoyed a fun-filled Spring Day 2007 - complete with barbecue, games, and booths manned by student organizations. Also featured were personalized photo t-shirts, palm and tarot card readings, air-brush tattoos and more. Numerous members of the faculty and staff came out to help with the barbecue. See photos here.

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

May 4 -12 -- "Lust N' Rust" Captures Life in Trailer Park at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

May 18 - 20 -- "The Velveteen Rabbit" Speaks of Love and Loyalty at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

June 1-3 -- Cuddly Bear Puppet Is Star of "Winnie the Pooh"

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

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