E-Bulletin of May 15, 2008
On May 22 the Honors Convocation takes place at 2:30 in Kelsey
Theatre. Commencement ceremonies will be at 5:30 p.m. in the college's
central quadrangle. The keynote speaker will be Democratic Assemblywoman
Bonnie Watson Coleman, the Majority Leader of the New Jersey General Assembly.
Coleman is the highest ranking African-American and woman in the NJ State
Delivering the student
address will be Jennifer Leigh, a Television broadcasting major who has
been active in campus affairs and who credits Mercer with transforming
her life. Leigh produced and directed many television productions for
Channel 26, and for a marketing video. She and her team of students won
several awards for their work. She plans to begin studies toward her bachelor's
degree in Television this fall, and is still deciding which college she
Present Science Honors Projects
Three MCCC students presented their Biology and Chemistry Honors Research
Projects before a group of students and faculty on May 8. The program,
coordinated by Associate Professor of Chemistry Helen Tanzini and Associate
Professor of Biology Diane Hilker, enables advanced students to pursue
a semester of independent research under the guidance of faculty members
from Mercer, Rider University and Princeton University. More here
Selected for "All-State Academic Team"
Lynn Rowlands and Onessa Freasier, two top-performing MCCC students who
are members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) National Honor Society, have
been selected to the 2008 All-State Academic Team. A recognition ceremony
hosted by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges was held May 1 at
the New Jersey State House and the Trenton Marriott for winning students
from the state's 19 community colleges. (PTK members must maintain a grade
point average of 3.5 or higher.) More here
Virtual College Summer Student Orientation
The Virtual College will be holding the following orientations for the
Summer Session 2008:
- Internet Courses
-- Wednesday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m.; CM110
(HPE 111 only) -- Wednesday, June 11 at 6:00 p.m. or Thursday, June
12 at noon; CM110.
for the Hall Institute; Receive Award
On May 9 MCCC Television students completed a series of videotapings they
have been working on since January for the Hall Institute of Public Policy.
a nonprofit organization. Their final project was videotaping President
Donohue being interviewed by Hall Institute Executive Director Michael
P. Riccards. The Institute presented an award to MCCC for producing the
Honored at PASS Event
Programs for Academic Services and Success (PASS) hosted its annual honors
banquet on May 2. Students were applauded for achievements that included
making the Dean's List and the President's List, and earning a 3.0 GPA.
Eighteen PASS students were congratulated for graduating this spring.
Create Video for Womanspace; President Donohue Chairs Event
the direction of TV faculty member Steve Voorhees, MCCC's Television students
produced a video of President Donohue's introductory talk for the annual
Womanspace "Tribute to Women" dinner, set for May 22. In a message
from Womanspace's Director of Development, Susan Klejst, she says "I
just watched it it looked and worked great. You should be so proud,
the students did a fantastic job. And we have one from ABC studios to
compare with since Cokie Roberts sent a video message to us last year!"
Club Wins Awards in Charity Event
MCCC's Hospitality Club participated in the Teal Tea Chef competition
charity event, helping to raise almost $18,000 to benefit the National
Ovarian Cancer Coalition. The team consisted of students Anthony Lopez,
Daniel Maitre, Lucia Scotto, Minerva DeCarlo and instructor Frank Benowitz.
The team won first place for tea fare (smoked salmon with cucumber and
dill cream cheese spread tea sandwich), second place for appetizer (blackened
sea scallops with citrus butter sauce), and third place for best dessert
(Black Mocha cakes).
Thanks for Supporting Hospitality
The team sold 423 boxes in their two recent pre-order bake sales. "Thank
you to all who supported our Hospitality Club by purchasing a $5 bake-sale
box. As always, supporting a cause never tasted so good!" said Frank
Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the
list of job openings on campus.
in the News Online
Times, May 9, 2008: Mayday for Aviation Program
Times, May 9, 2008: Mercer Bands Together for a Roll
Times, May 8, 2008: County Technical Schools Graduate Receives Award
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
17 -- Mercer Dance Ensemble
30 - June 8 -- The Full Monty
31-June 7-- The Little Red Hen -- (Trentonian
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15: Mercer County Symphonic Band to Perform
at Kelsey, 8 p.m.
Conductor Lou Woodruff says the performance will offer a variety of music
including Bernstein, Gershwin, Vaughn Williams, Wagner and Offenbach.
16: DREAM Program Invites Campus to Theatre Night
Mercer's DREAM program is hosting the "Island Dreams Mystery Theatre
Night" on Friday evening, May 16. The ticket price of $75 per person
includes dinner, the show, and a donation to the program. See event details
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Arts Festival Coming to MCCC May 16
Many MCCC staff and faculty members will take part in the Teen Arts Festival
on campus on Friday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seventeen schools --
10 high schools and seven middle schools -- about 1200 students in total
-- will participate.
Help us spread the word! "Doing Business with Mercer County Community
College" is a special workshop designed for women and minority-owned
businesses wishing to learn how to contract with the college. It takes
place on Saturday, May 17, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the college's Conference
Center. Call 609-570-3311. There is no charge. More here.
May 19: College
Assembly Followed by Staff Recognition Ceremony, 10 a.m. , Kelsey Theatre
20: Nursing Program Graduation Ceremony
MCCC Nursing graduates will receive pins and honors at a ceremony on May
20, 6 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. The campus community is invited.
Convocation and Graduation, May 22
MCCC's 2008 Honors Convocation is set for 2:30 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre
Commencement Ceremonies will begin at 5:30 p.m.
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