E-Bulletin of May 11, 2007
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.
the story here.
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.
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
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.
here on culinary courses.
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!"
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,"
Design Students Present to Panel of Judges
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.
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.
Rowlands Inducted Into Business Honor Society
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
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
to Kelsey Theatre
4 -12 -- "Lust N' Rust" Captures Life in Trailer Park at MCCC's
18 - 20 -- "The Velveteen Rabbit" Speaks of Love and Loyalty
at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
1-3 -- Cuddly Bear Puppet Is Star of "Winnie the Pooh"
9 -- Join Alexander for His "Terrible, Horrible...Day"
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