E-Bulletin of May 21, 2008
Student Takes National Title in Tennis
The No. 1 tennis singles player in the country is Marc Nichols, a Mercer
student. The team took fifth place in the national championships. Nichols'
"inside" story to come.
Read The Times story here.
Hosts Assembly and Staff Recognition Ceremony
At the College Assembly on May 19 Dr. Donohue thanked all for their hard
work during the year and presented a college update. Assembly Chair Helen
Tanzini's slide presentation featured Mercer staff, faculty and students
engaged in activities throughout the semester.
Human Resources Office organized the 31st Annual Employee Recognition
Ceremony, with Jose Fernandez serving as spokesperson. Professors Mel
Leipzig and Ted Otten both achieved 40-year milestones. Click here
for photos of those who reached milestones of 10 to 40 years.
and Callahan Win Staff Awards
Winner of the 2008 Community Service award, Amy Iseneker has spent countless
hours volunteering for the American Heart Association. She spearheaded
Mercer's participation in the Heart Walk and MCCC's drive that raised
$6,000. She also heads up the college's Sustainability Committee. Respected
by all, she was nominated by many colleagues for this award.
Winner of the 2008 Human Service award, Jeff Callahan is the only staffer
who has won both this award and the Community Service award (2002). He
was nominated by multiple colleagues for his consistent efforts in assisting
students and co-workers.
You can read President
Donohue's presentation from the Awards Ceremony, and see photos of our
awardees with the president and Board Vice Chair William Coleman here.
Kerney Campus Celebrates Achievement
Excitement was definitely in the air at Trenton's
War Memorial building when the James Kerney Campus hosted an enthusiastic
audience for its Celebration of Academic Achievement May 13. Honored were
270 students who completed credit and noncredit programs. County Executive
Brian Hughes gave opening remarks, and three successful students spoke
about how MCCC changed their lives.
Jones, assistant dean at the James Kerney Campus, was honored for his
18 years of serving as MC for this event. Each year he has brought down
the house with his magnificent voice. Photos
and more here.
Approximately 55 of Mercer's student athletes were recognized at a breakfast
on May 9. Highlights of the year included a national title for no. 1 tennis
singles player Marc Nichols and a fifth place showing for the men's tennis
team, a trip to the Northeast District Tournament for the baseball team
for the first time since 2003, and a trip to the nationals for the men's
soccer team. More here
Awards Banquet Recognizes Leadership and Volunteer Service
Mercer's most active students came out for a Mercer special
event - this time to applaud each other at the Student Activities/Student
Government Association banquet at Cedar Gardens on May 9. President Patricia
Donohue welcomed the crowd of approximately 200 students and family members
and thanked both students and staff members who have enriched life at
the college by making extra-curricular participation a centerpiece of
their Mercer experience.
Starting off the program
was the recognition of 68 students nominated for this year's "Who's
Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges." The Club of the
Year Award went to the Criminal Justice Club, under the leadership of
Program Coordinator Peter Horne and Club President Luis Vega. Student
leadership honors went to SGA President Elizabeth Stinson (Student of
the Year), Robert Chilson (Community Service) and Alyssa Ingling (Human
Relations). Ingling will take over as SGA president for the coming year.
Selected for the Outstanding Student Awards were Robert Chilson, Jorunn
Evju, Beth Perez, Amanda Urick and Laura Christiansen. The Student Volunteer
Awards went to Minerva Decarlo (HRIM), Harry Watson Jr. (Phi Beta Lambda),
Heidi Sommers (SGA) and Marcia Ferguson (SGA).
Staff members took
home their share of honors. Advisor of the Year was Assistant Professor
Jody Person, selected for his oversight of both the Drama Club and the
Gay-Straight Alliance. Special appreciation awards went to John Simone
and Diane Campbell. Facilitators from the Mercer Leadership Conference
- John Simone, Rev. Robert Witik, Linda Ertingu, Ellen Benowitz, Amy Immordino,
Terrance Carter, and Geraldine Isme - were also presented with certificates.
Adjunct Shares Professional Activities
Sue Kozel, an adjunct faculty member in History, will be one of 18 panelists
for the N.J. History Conference in November. She has been selected to
participate in the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
Landmark Workshop for community college faculty. Her research includes
investigating a Philadelphia Quaker/entrepreneur who became an 18th century
abolitionist in western Monmouth County. Kozel also participated in Harvard
University's The Atlantic World international workshop on land Issues.
Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the
list of job openings on campus.
in the News Online
Times, May 18, 2008 Tomorrow's Playwrights Try Out Their Craft
Times, May 16, 2008 Mercer's Nichols is National Champ
Times, May 15, 2008 A Diverse Group of Grads at MCCC (JKC Awards Night)
Packet, May 14, 2008 Sex Lies and Videotape
Times, May 13, 2008 Mercer Ousted in Three
Jersey.com, May 9, 2008 Accounting Scholarship
Post May 7, 2008 County High Schoolers Honored at MCCC
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
30 - June 8 -- The Full Monty
31-June 7-- The Little Red Hen -- (Trentonian
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