E-Bulletin of July 26, 2007
Loh Appointed Director of Fire Academy
Loh of Hamilton has been appointed director of the Mercer County Fire
Academy, which is now under the supervision of MCCC through a new agreement
with the County. He assumed his duties on July 16 at the Dempster Fire
Service Training Center in Lawrence Township.
Loh has been active in the fire and emergency services community in Mercer
County for many years in both volunteer and professional roles. More
MCCC Program -- Direct Health Care Provider
A new noncredit program at Mercer, "Direct Health Care Provider,"
will prepare participants in one semester for jobs in the health care
field. According to Linda Martin, director of Mercer's Nursing Education
program, the state-approved curriculum will ready students for the certification
exam as either a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) or Home Health Aide
will partner with Lawrenceville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, which
will serve as the clinical site for hands-on training. More
Foundation Grants Funds for "Dangerous Women Two"
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has awarded a $7,500 grant to the Gallery
at MCCC for the upcoming exhibit entitled "Dangerous Women Two."
According to Dodge Foundation President and CEO David Grant, the grant
was awarded in recognition of the Gallery's "significant contribution
to the artistic vitality of our state."
The exhibit is scheduled
to open Sept. 4 and continue through Oct. 5, with an opening reception
on Sept. 8. It will showcase the works of 69 female artists from New Jersey,
New York City, Bucks County and Philadelphia.
Named Men's Tennis Coach
Marc J. Vecchiolla has been named head coach for men's tennis at MCCC.
He established the women's program 10 years ago and they have excelled
-- winning the NJCAA national title four times and placing second three
Vecchiolla has assisted with the men's team under recently retired head
coach Stan Dlugosz, traveling to the national tournament with the Vikings
the past two years. More
Women's Council and MCCC Foundation Provide Scholarships
The Latina Women's
Council of Mercer County has provided $5,000 to MCCC for Latino student
scholarships. The college's Foundation Board has matched the grant, enabling
ten students who will attend MCCC to receive $1,000 each. The students
were honored at a reception on July 17 at the Conference Center, with
County Executive Brian Hughes addressing the students and families. Nilda
Garcia, Latina Women's Council president, presented certificates to the
students and read sections from their application essays. More
Callahan Explores New Ways to Teach Technology
Callahan was selected to be a
Think Forward Thought Leader with Course Technology, a company
that educates people about technology, identified as "an essential
life skill." Callahan said, "As technology continues to evolve,
its ubiquitous nature requires changes to the way technology is taught
and learned. To continue to create leading edge solutions, as well as
develop new solutions that keep pace with our ever changing digital world,
I was asked to work in partnership with innovative people across the country
to explore effective ways to teach technology."
with instructors, students, industry experts, and academic leaders at
a kick-off meeting in Boston on July 12 and 13. The group shared ideas
and resources and reviewed recent survey data. "I am honored to be
selected to be part of this group. As we develop next generation solutions,
its vital that we have input," she said.
Flight Team Part
of Historic Aviation Event
The MCCC Flight Team
will operate a concession stand at the "Wings of Freedom Tour,"
sponsored by The Collings Foundation at the Trenton-Mercer Airport from
Aug 17-20. This is part of the group's nationwide tour. Their website
states: "The Wings of Freedom Tour brings historic aviation to your
community! Tour through the authentically restored aircraft or take a
flight aboard for the ultimate immersion in history!"
On display will be
the North American B25 Mitchell Bomber (one of 30 remaining), Boeing B17
Flying Fortress Bomber (one of 12 remaining out of about 12,000 built),
B24 Liberator Bomber (one of 3 remaining out of about 18,000 built). Walk-thru
tours are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Mercer's Flight
Team will offer refreshments on Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19,
from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
are available for a fee of $425/person on the B17 or B24 and $325 - $400
for the B25. Reservations are required. Call 1-800-568-8924. For more
about the event, visit the website here
or call 978-562-9182.
Great Adventure/Hurricane Harbor Tickets
Camp College has discounted Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor tickets
for sale. Great Adventure Tickets are $26.50 and Hurricane Harbor tickets
are $23.00. Please contact Trish Venanzi at ext. 3291.
Soon to Kelsey Theatre/Studio Theatre
27-28 -- Comedy Showcase Comes to Studio Theatre
27 - Aug. 5 -- "Bat Boy"
11 -- "Nosing Around on the Road"
17- 26 -- "Once On This Island"
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