E-Bulletin of May 30, 2008
Confers Student Awards and Scholarships
Guests entering the 2008 Honors Convocation at Kelsey Theatre on May 22
were greeted by the vibrant sounds of Mercer's jazz students. Music Professor
James Kelly served as master of ceremonies for the event. Presenting 120
awards and scholarships were Deans Judith Ehresman, Mark McCormick, Robin
Schore, Linda Martin and Diane Campbell, with Interim Vice President Judith
Redwine. President Donohue and Dr. Redwine gave welcoming remarks.
New scholarships include
the Care One of Ewing Scholarship awarded to a Physical Therapist Assistant
student; the Susan Farabaugh Memorial Scholarship for a student pursuing
a career in pathology, the Mel Leipzig Scholarship for an outstanding
art student, and the Charles Russell Engineering Scholarship for a student
in engineering. Established last year but not awarded, scholarships from
the Rick Rednor AIDS Foundation were presented to two students this year
who plan to pursue a career in HIV/AIDS awareness or research.
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2008 MCCC Commencement
On May 22 Mercer celebrated the graduation of 935 students. Speaking on
behalf of the student population was Television major Jennifer Leigh,
a 2004 graduate of Nottingham High School. Leigh produced and directed
many live and taped television productions and won several awards for
her work. "When I came here, I was looking for a gold coin and found
the whole treasure chest," she said. Leigh plans to continue her
education in television production.
Addressing the 2008
graduates was Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, who began her remarks
by saying she was proud to note that her son, Jared, was among the graduates.
She said to the green-robed grads, "Your professors have given you
a toolbox. It's up to you to decide what to do with those tools. Don't
ever stop learning; don't ever stop challenging yourself and asking why."
Haywood Wins Distinguished Teaching Award
To the cheers of students and faculty at Commencement ceremonies, Professor
of Communication Alvyn Haywood was presented with this year's Distinguished
Teaching Award. In addition to chairing the College Forum, Haywood is
a popular voice on campus and also serves as the voice of Passage Theatre
on WIMG AM radio. He recently completed his second year as host of the
cable television variety program "What Might Happen," a program
he originated that airs on Mercer's cable channel 26.
In addition to holding many positions at Mercer for the past 15 years,
including teaching at both campuses, Haywood also teaches Human Communication
for Project Inside at the Garden State Correctional Facility. He has served
as a member of the Juvenile Intensive Supervisor Program for the Juvenile
Justice Commission. He holds a Masters of Divinity Degree from Princeton
Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Theater Arts from St. Andrews Presbyterian
Mercer's 2008 Commencement ceremonies will be rebroadcast on the following
days and times.
Friday, May 30, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 1, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 5, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 10, 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 18, 8:00 p.m.
Mercer's National Champion Tennis Player
to lean more about Mercer's Marc Nichols, the No. 1 champion tennis player
in Division III of the National Junior College Athletic Association.
and Voices" Interviews with Faculty
and Staff Now Online
and Voices" radio show, with host Rachel Katz, features interviews
with MCCC faculty, staff members and alumni. The interviews are now archived
online at the station's website here.
can hear interviews with Aviation Alum Sylvia Sanchez, Lorna Strang, Elaine
Weinberg, Laurene Jones, Sue
Onaitis, Monica Weaver, Carol Bork,
Mel Leipzig, Reggie Page, President Patricia Donohue, Lou Woodruff, Saul
Goldwasser, Rose Fiorello, and Kitty Getlik.
Appointed to NJEDge
The New Jersey Presidents' Council has appointed Susan Bowen a member
of the NJEDge.Net Board of Trustees for a one year term. This is a newly
created governing body that will begin by establishing an organizational
The description from
their website says: "NJEDge.Net is a non-profit technology consortium
of academic and research institutions in New Jersey. Though its deployment
of advanced Internet technologies and digital communication, NJEDge.Net
supports its members in their institutional teaching and learning; scholarship;
research and development; outreach programs; public service, and economic
development. In providing broadband statewide network, NJEDge.Net creates
an environment for interoperability to facilitate productive use of technology
across the academic enterprise. NJEDge.Net introduces emerging technologies
and state-of-the-art networking to its partners in academia, government
and industry for inter-institutional collaboration, scholarship and research."
a Certified Professional Photographer
Mike Dill recently passed a certification process through the Professional
Photographers of America, a national association that makes him a Certified
Professional Photographer. The certification process involves a written
test and an image review; only 3% of photographers nationally have this
Adventure/Hurricane Harbor Tickets Available
Camp College has tickets for sale for Great Adventure ($30) and Hurricane
Harbor ($27). For more information contact Trish Venanzi at ext. 3291
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the
list of job openings on campus.
in the News Online
Times, May 26, 2008 Police Academy Graduates First Class of Corrections
Business, May 26, 2008 Mercer's Mentors
Times, May 25, 2008 Nichols is Right on the Money
Times, May 23, 2008 Graduates Enjoy a New Degree of Success
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
30 - June 8 -- The Full Monty
31-June 7-- The Little Red Hen -- (Trentonian
20-22 -- What the Butler Saw
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