E-Bulletin of June 4, 2009

Upcoming Events



Upcoming Events

Event Reminders

Mouthworks Performs June 7 on Campus; Touring This Summer
More with photo here.

Retirement Party for Vice President Beverly Richardson June 12
Contact Raquel Hernandez at ext. 3160 or e-mail hernandr@mccc.edu.

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Vice President Beverly Richardson Retires
Vice President Beverly Richardson has retired after 28 years of service at Mercer. Long-time provost at the James Kerney Campus, during her tenure Richardson oversaw the doubling of the student population. She secured grant funding for numerous new initiatives to better serve an urban population. In recognition of her accomplishments, Board Chair William E. Coleman Jr. announced during the college's commencement ceremonies that the MCCC Board of Trustees voted to rename the James Kerney Campus Learning Center the "Dr. Beverly A. Richardson Learning Center." Photos and more here.

Professor Dori Seider Wins Distinguished Teaching Award
A respected faculty member for 39 years, Dr. Dori Seider was selected for the Distingusihed Teaching Award by students, faculty and staff members. "It is an honor," she said. "It is such a beautiful experience to have everything you have given out come back to you."

Dr. Seider teaches French, psychology, history and education. In her acceptance speech she also told the graduates that as a lifelong learner, she has continued to take classes, and many of them have been at MCCC. "Mercer has the best and most caring teachers anywhere. They are excellent. I am so grateful to study with them," she said. More here.

WWFM Featured as Cover Story in US 1 Newspaper
Starting with the cover, US 1 Newspaper has written a major feature story on WWFM The Classical Network, called "Fanfare for the Uncommon Station." Check it out page one here, then go to page 11 for the story.

New Alumni Success Story -- Sandra Orimilikwe
Although she was born in Washington, D.C., Sandra Orimilikwe left for Nigeria when she was seven years old. So, in 1993, when she returned to the United States and began taking classes at Mercer, she was new to the American college system. With some prior credits from the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, she wasted no time jumping into coursework at MCCC, earning her associate degree in Medical Laboratory Technology in 1995. More here.

Faculty: Please Forward Grads' Contact Information
The Public Information Office is always seeking to update its alumni contact list. Faculty members who stay in touch with MCCC graduates via e-mail are asked to send e-mail addresses to our office so that we can add them to our list. Alumni will receive our bi-monthly e-News letter and occasional notices of special events. (They have the option to decline receipt of college e-mails.) Please send names and e-mail addresses to Wendy Humphrey at humphrew@mccc.edu.

Who's On "Views and Voices"
You can listen to colleagues who have been interviewed within the past two months on WWFM's award-winning "Views and Voices" radio show. Click here for the website with the full list, which includes:

  • Bob Estok, Career Training Institute
  • Carol Clark and Read Langan, Center for Continuing Studies
  • Ed Carmien and Holly-Katharine Matthews, Kelsey Review Literary Journal
  • Amy Iseneker, Sustainability Task Force
  • Joe Blasenstein, Aviation Flight Technology Program
  • Helen Tanzini, Science Student Outreach

James Tolin Memorial Fund Benefit Show June 19-21
The James Tolin Memorial Fund presents its seventh annual benefit theater event with Paul Rudnick's comedy, "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told." The Friday and Saturday shows feature a silent auction starting at 7 p.m. and a catered reception and music following the performance. Proceeds benefit the Open Arms Foundation and the James Tolin Memorial Scholarship at MCCC. Details here.

Grounds For Sculpture Anniversary Arts Party
The Jersey Harmony Chorus, with MCCC staff member Judy Katz, will perform at Grounds for Sculpture on June 6 at 11:30 a.m. It takes place near the Domestic Arts Building as part of the Anniversary Arts Party, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's free with park admission. The event features a Meet the Artists program, tours, a Community Quilt Project, musical performances, ice cream, cake, fun activities for the kids and more. For a full list of activities click here.

Kinny's Walk Invites All
"Battling hunger, one step at a time, " Kinny's Walk takes place at Mercer County Park on Saturday, June 6. Registration begins 7:30 a.m. at the park marina, and the walk takes place from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $20 for adults; $15 for students and seniors, and $30 for a group with a maximum of five people. Those who raise $100 in donations can walk free. More info at www.battleagainsthunger.org.

Mercer in the News Online

Atlantic City Press:
Gloucester Teen Pilot has High Ambitions

The Times:
High Schoolers' Creative Work Featured in Print [Aspirations]

They Have a Vision of Trenton's Quality [former TV student Kell Ramos]

US1 Newspaper:
Fanfare for the Uncommon Station

Princeton Packet:
Corzine Tells MCCC Grads to Pursue their Dreams

Pennington Post:
MCCC Students Named to All-State Academic Team

Corzine Salutes 998 Grads

Register News:
Running Gags [Mouthworks Shows]

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

May 29 - June 7: Revenge Fuels "Sweeney Todd"
[Read Ted Otten's Review in The Times here. West Windsor Plainsboro News here.]

June 14: Allies Inc's "Through Our Eyes"

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

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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