E-Bulletin of July 16, 2009
Zanjani Joins MCCC as VP for College Advancement
On July 6 Mellissia Zanjani joined Mercer's administrative
team as vice president for college advancement. In addition to serving
as director of the college's Foundation, she will be responsible for overseeing
fundraising, philanthropy, grants, marketing, communications, and public
relations. More here
College Bake Sale Today
Stop over to the Student Center today for something delicious.
Camp College is hosting its first Bake Sale of the summer until approximately
2 p.m. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
to Remember: MCCC Report to the Community, Nov. 12, 2009
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Services and Financial Aid Offices Moved This Week
Mercer's Admissions, Registration, Advisement and Financial Aid offices
have moved back into their renovated offices this week.
Center in New Quarters; Open House Planned
Mercer's Testing Center has moved to new quarters in LB 209, located on
the Library's second floor behind the new bookstore, and just beyond the
Learning Center. According to Lynne Nelson, manager of external testing
and operations, the Testing Center administered more than 79,000 exams
in the past fiscal year. The Center provides placement, faculty, and distance-learning
testing. "While we are a service to our students and faculty, we
also provide additional services. Students who take online courses at
other institutions pay MCCC a fee to use our proctoring services. We also
have contracts with state licensing boards as well as other vendors. This
helps to generate income for MCCC while making us visible to the community
for prospective students.
center will host an open house on August 26 and will be closed for testing
that day in order to give tours to faculty and staff. The Open House will
be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and then again after the College Assembly until
4:30 p.m. Staff members will be available to answer questions. Photos
Pledges Support for Community Colleges
Read the report from the American Association
of Community Colleges here.
Grants Awarded to Center for Training and Development
Director Elaine Weinberg reports that Mercer's Center for Training and
Development has received notification of new training grant awards from
the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Companies receiving
the grants include Perceptives Informatics, Recording for the Bind and
Dyslexic, SES Americom, TRI Princeton, The Martin House and The Hibbert
Group. CTD is also the lead agency for a not-for-profit grant for 12 organizations.
the training will run for one year, and includes leadership and supervisory
training, communications, computer training, ESL or Spanish, and quality
initiatives. Mercer staff assists in securing the grants.
Transfer Agreement with Kaplan University, and Discounts to MCCC Employees
MCCC has signed a new agreement with Kaplan University. Students who
have completed an associate degree will be eligible for transfer of up
to 90 credits, junior status, and acceptance into KU's advanced-start
Kaplan University also offers MCCC alumni and employees a 10% discount
on their tuition. Kaplan has a distance learning program, and campuses
in Iowa, Maryland and Nebraska. Visit its distance learning website here.
College Adds New Programs, Sees Increase in Campers
So, what exactly are all those little children doing here this summer?
Mercer's largest summer camp program, Camp College, has responded to increasing
demand by adding more than 20 classes this summer in popular areas such
as video making, video gaming, pottery making, fashion design and interior
design. In the Aqua Adventure course, children are learning kayaking,
canoeing and sailing at a site in Toms River. Popular programs for teens
include Advanced HTML and a money management course called Money Matters.
is up this year although final statistics are not in. Camp Director Rose
Fiorello says Mercer's camp is more affordable than several others in
Camp College photos here.
Alumni Success Stories
See three new alumni success stories were added online recently by the
Public Information office. If you know of a great alumni success story,
please e-mail email@example.com with
Matt Lucash, Fine Arts;
Taylor Sapudar, Horticulture
Civic Association to Host Pride Day Aug. 8
The Bromley Civic Association will host a day of fellowship and fun for
the Bromley section of Hamilton on August 8 from noon to 4 p.m. This family
event takes place at Municipal Park.
in the News Online
Names New Director of College Advancement
Local Colleges Raise Tuition, Other Fees
Paterson Degrees at MCCC
is Flat; Your Job is in Peril (Faculty Member Jonathan Rowe)
Coming to Kelsey Theatre
10-19: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
[See it on Broadway World here]
24 - Aug. 9: Assassins
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