E-Bulletin of June 25, 2009

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Upcoming Events

"Wine Regions of the World" Begins July 1
The Center for Continuing Studies will offer a series of four classes in July called "Wine Regions of the World." Classes include "International Comparison of Rieslings," and a series on the regional wines of Italy: "Central and Tuscany" and "Umbria, Marche, Lazio and Abruzzo." The series concludes with a look at the wines of "Southern Italy and Sicily." More here.

Back to School Night for Adults Aug. 13
The Center for Continuing Studies will host a "Back to School Night for Adults" on Thursday, Aug. 13, 5 p.m. at The Conference Center at Mercer. Attendees will receive a coupon for a 10 percent discount on fall registration, plus the chance to win a free class. Details here.

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Features

William Paterson Univ. to Offer Bachelor's Degrees at MCCC
MCCC and William Paterson University (WPU) in Wayne, NJ, signed an agreement June 23 that will enable WPU to offer bachelor's degree programs right on Mercer's West Windsor campus. Students who successfully complete associate of arts degrees at MCCC will be able to transfer into the William Paterson program, which will offer bachelor's degrees in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education, Liberal Studies and Psychology. The classes, taught by WPU faculty, will begin this September, and will take place in late afternoons, evenings, Fridays, on weekends, and online.

The two colleges will host an Open House for those interested in learning more about the program on Wednesday, July 1, at 6 p.m. at MCCC's Student Center. More here with photo.

Business Students Honored as Top One Percent
The New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Association (NJCBAA), an organization of the business deans from all New Jersey colleges, has honored five MCCC business students who rank in the top one percent of business students in the state. The honorees have earned grade point averages from 3.95 to 4.0, and are majoring in Business Administration. They were inducted into the NJCBAA honor society. More here with photo.

Good Cheer at Beverly Richardson's Retirement Party
Family members and friends of Dr. Beverly Richardson enjoyed a festive retirement party on June 12. While photographs of Beverly and friends rotated on the large TV screens, all enjoyed the jazz band and great food provided by Mercer's Conference Center.

Board President Rev. William Coleman presented Beverly with a large mounted print of the "Dr. Beverly A. Richardson Learning Center." She told the story about how the James Kerney Learning Center was conceived and constructed many years ago. Friends took the microphone briefly to say a few words about Beverly, whose husband, two daughters, and parents attended the party. See photos here.

Professor Peter Horne Retires
After 28 years Dr. Peter Horne is retiring from MCCC. For 23 years he was the sole full-time professor in the Criminal Justice program, and he was the first Criminal Justice professor to receive tenure. Over the years Professor Horne has overseen the growth of the program. Today there are more than 400 students majoring in law Enforcement or Corrections. It's the fourth largest program at the college.

A former police officer, Dr. Horne will continue to teach part-time at Mercer and will work as a hospital security officer at Capital Health System. Associate Professor Cavit Cooley will assume leadership of the program and become the new Criminal Justice coordinator.

Retiree Emile Dubois Builds Historic Car
After retiring in 2007, former MCCC electrician Emile Dubois wanted to do something to keep his mind sharp. He decided to build a historic auto based on the 1907 Orient, originally made by a French company for mail delivery. "It's never too late to begin something new," says Dubois, who is 70. He didn't come to this task without knowledge, however. During his career he was a mechanic for General Motors, worked for Princeton University on the fusion reactor, and for G.E. Astrospace before joining MCCC. Click here for a photo of the auto.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Job Market Booming in Green Movement (scroll down for a great photo of Amy Iseneker, on The Times' cover 5-20-09)

Pennington Post:
Dori Seider Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Rush Holt Aide and MCCC Alum Endorses His Alma Mater

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

June 26-July 5: "Romeo and Juliet" Opens Kelsey Summer Series

July 10-19: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
[See it on Broadway World here]


Current Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the list of job openings on campus.

Sports Update
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams here.


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