E-Bulletin of May 23, 2007
Wins Human Relations Award
year's Human Relations Award winner was Diane Badessa, President's Executive
Assistant. She was cited for her exemplary treatment of all, her patience
and ability to remain calm under pressure.
Click here for the writeup on Diane. Photos
Team Succeeds in National Competition
Mercer's Flight Team
held their own at the national competition in Ohio, where they competed
against the very best two- and four-year colleges. Details
Graduate from Nursing Program
In a ceremony on May
16 at Kelsey Theatre, 36 students celebrated their Nursing program graduation.
Signs Transfer Agreement with Strayer
Mercer has signed a
new transfer agrement with Strayer that enables Mercer graduates to transfer
all of their associate degree credits there. Offering both undergraduate
and graduate programs at 47 campuses in 13 states, Strayer is also known
for its abundant online courses. More
Leipzig Elected to National Academy
The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, one of the oldest
artist-run organizations in the United States, has elected MCCC Professor
Mel Leipzig to its membership. Founded in 1825, the academy fosters the
promotion of the fine arts in America, and houses a sizeable collection
of American arts, over 8,000 works. "It's an honor," Leipzig
said. "I was floored when I saw the list of other members."
Leipzig will donate a painting to the museum.
"Designated a New York City landmark, the elegant and stately six-story
Beaux-Arts townhouse designed by Ogden Codman Jr. is one of the few remaining
mansions on Fifth Avenue that is open to the public.
Lectures, symposia, gallery talks, tours, and other educational programs
are presented regularly, designed to complement special exhibitions and
provide rare insights into the creative process from the artists
Program Celebrates First Semester Success
Many of the 30 students
who participated in the inaugural semester of Mercer's Honors Program
gathered with faculty and family members for a symposium in the Student
Center on May 8 to share their Honors projects and experiences. More
Recognizes Student Accomplishment
PASS students who will graduate this year were among thosee honored at
an awards night May 11. PASS (Programs for Academic Services and Success)
emcompasses the EOF (Educational Opportunity Fund) and SSS (Student Support
Services) programs.Five PASS students earned perfect 4.0 averages and
are on the President's List; 27 achieved Dean's List status, and 51 were
recognized for achieving a 3.0 grade point average.
PASS offers individual
and group counseling, financial aid assistance, peer tutoring and counseling,
academic advisement, summer classes and summer support, leadership training,
orientation activities, mentoring, transfer assistance and a freshman
Dinner A Time of Celebration and Recognition
Mercer's most actively involved students and the staff who work with them
gathered on May 18 at Cedar Gardens to celebrate a year of growth and
achievement, and to thank each other for their significant contributions
to life at Mercer.
Following a delicious
buffet dinner, a long list of Mercer stars accepted awards for their service.
Among the highlights was the recognition of student leaders: Emmy Brandon,
and Bethsaida Perez, Whitney Potts, Lynn Rowlands and Rodney Wright. The
Flight Club was selected as "Club of the Year" for its first
place performance in regional competition and third place among two-year
schools at the nationals.
Student of the Year was Keiko Ishida. The Community Service Award went
to Warren Schaeffer. Advisor of the Year was staff member Amy Immordino.
Thanks and best wishes went to Whitney Potts for her leadership as SGA
president. (Whitney is continuing her education on the Mercer campus in
Fairleigh Dickinson University's Hospitality Management program.)
For photos of the
big night, click
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contact Director of College Advancecment Kay Eaton at ext. 3250 or Grant
Writer Barbara Prince at ext. 3284.
Named Coach of the Year
softball coach (and alum), Ryan Zegarski, was named Region 19 Coach of
the Year. Mercer players Jackie Sasko and Ashley Williams were named the
region's top players. The womens softball team ended its season
38-8, its best record ever, and went to the NJCAA National Tournament
for the first time since 1988.
in The Times about the Prettyman family
Those of you who know MCCC retired
professor Chuck Prettyman will find this article, about his athletic daughters
and wife, a Mercer Nursing graduate, of interest. Click
Self Defense Class
The Mercer County Police Academy is offering "Israeli Krav Maga Women's
Self Defense" on Wed., June 13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Israeli
Krav Maga U.S. Training Center, 127 Route 206, Unit 9 (behind Champion
Fitness), Hamilton, NJ Fee is $40 per person. Call 585-6242 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or click here
for more on krav maga.
Needed for Camp College
Camp College is seeking a lifeguard for Mon. to Thurs. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
and possibly Friday mornings. Applicants may call ext. 3267.
to Kelsey Theatre
1-3 -- Cuddly Bear Puppet Is Star of "Winnie the Pooh"
9 -- Join Alexander for His "Terrible, Horrible...Day"
9-10 -- Mercer Dance Ensemble Performs
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