E-Bulletin of July 2, 2008
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Receives Renewal Challenge Grant; Seeks Donations
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation has given the college
a second year $50,000 challenge grant for scholarships in the health professions.
Donations to the fund will have double the impact.
According to the foundation's
press release, "This grant is offered as a challenge to MCCC to match
the Foundations $50,000 with an equal amount in order to establish
an MCCC Newcombe Fund. The newly-established Charlotte Newcombe Endowed
Fund is intended to encourage students to pursue careers in nursing and
healthcare fields by meeting some of their unmet financial need, and to
recruit other donors to build Mercers scholarship programs."
The new Newcombe
Fund at Mercer would start out with a few $1,000 awards. Over time, as
the endowment grows, the college hopes to be able to increase the number
of awards. Donations may be made payable to The MCCC Foundation, with
a note indicating the Charlotte W. Newcombe grant. Send to the College
Advancement Office, AD 114. For more information contact Director of College
Advancement Kay Eaton at ext. 3250 or email email@example.com.
College Seeks Baked Goods for Soup Kitchen
Camp College will hold a bake sale on Wednesday July 9, from 11:30 a.m.
to 2:30 p.m. in the Student Center. This year the funds raised will benefit
the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Donations of baked goods are needed, and
will be accepted in the Camp Office, SC147, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on
Wednesday morning. Please call Rose Fiorello for more information at ext.
Raises Record Dollars From Listeners
WWFM The Classical Network has achieved a milestone
that "was truly the product of staff work and the college's willingness
to support some new approaches," says General Manager Peter Fretwell.
The station closed out the fiscal year with a new record of $502,287.44,
not including underwriting revenue, tower revenue, grants, etc.
record was just slightly more than in 2004, but at that time the station
still had a Philadelphia audience via translator. "It's pretty remarkable
to break the record without Philly in the mix," Fretwell said. "Perhaps
more importantly, that figure does not include foundation grants like
the Sunup Foundation, which can go toward expansion instead of daily expenses."
Volunteers Host Interactive Exhibit at Super Science Weekend
Faculty and students from the MCCC Science Division joined with the American
Chemical Society to offer hands-on and demonstration experiments at Super
Science Weekend on May 17 and 18. The annual event, held at the New Jersey
State Museum, promotes the sciences with a wide range of interactive family
activities. Volunteers at Mercer's table focused on key concepts in chemistry
by creating fog from dry ice, making slime from a mixture of polyvinyl
alcohol, powdered soap and food coloring, and more.
in Super Science Weekend has been coordinated by Associate Professor Helen
Tanzini for the past eight years. This year, an estimated 4,000 people
attended the event. "That's a lot of demos!" Tanzini said. For
photos, click here.
Colleges in the News
Former CC Student Now Neurosurgeon
Community colleges were in the national news recently with the story of
Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa. After "jumping
the fence" illegally back in the 1980s, Quinones-Hinojosa worked
many types of jobs and attended a community college. He went on to Harvard
Medical School. Click here
for the New York Times story.
Story -- Only 42% Graduate in Time
The Atlantic City Press recently published "Data Shows Only 42% of
STARS Students Graduate in Time." Click here
for the story.
in the News Online
TImes, June 27, 2008 -- Generals Joins Brass at Community College
Times, June 21, 2008 -- MCCC professor honored with Community College
post, June 25, 2008 -- MCCC Honors Class Presents Poetry to Senior Citizens
Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the
list of job openings on campus.
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
27 -- The Taming of the Shrew (Click here
for The Times Review)
11-20 -- Oliver
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.
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