E-Bulletin of May 15, 2009
Assembly and Staff Recognition May 19
All are invited to the MCCC College Assembly
beginning 10 a.m. at Kelsey Theatre, followed by the Staff Recognition
Awards, then luncheon in the Student Center.
21: Honors Convocation 2:30 p.m.; Commencement 5:30 p.m.
7: MouthWorks, MCCC's Oral Speaking Comedy Troupe, will perform on the
West Windsor campus at 8 p.m. in CM 122 - Studio Theatre.
7: WWFM's Musical Celebration
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Hosts Inspirational Awards Night
The James Kerney Campus honored students who have completed their programs,
both credit and noncredit, at a moving ceremony May 12 at Trenton's War
Memorial building. Professor Alvyn Haywood was master of ceremonies, Provost
Monica Weaver presented opening remarks, and many staff and faculty members
a special tribute, with the beautiful voice of the late Director of Admissions
Don Jones on audio, a group of small children walked down the central
aisle to the stage holding international flags and singing "We are
the World." Escorted by Weaver, the children joined in thanking the
retiring MCCC Vice President Beverly Richardson and Dean Edward Frederick
for their combined 58 years of service to the college, especially at the
James Kerney campus. Both received awards of appreciation.
very engaging keynote speaker, Maurice L. Coleman of Bank of America,
clearly inspired the large audience. Coleman told the story of his mother,
who, after having three children, returned to college at MCCC, continued
her education, then taught school for three decades. More here
Named to All State Academic Team
Two Mercer students have been named to the "All-State
Academic Team" by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges, and
were honored May 11. David Hoyt and Ronald Russell, III joined the All-State
candidates from New Jersey's other community colleges at the 15th annual
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Day celebration. David Hoyt also received one of
six Coca-Cola Foundation Scholarships as part of the All-USA Academic
Team competition. More here.
Students Honored at Student Activities Banquet
Numerous staff and faculty members joined in presenting awards at the
Student Activities Awards Banquet May 8, held at Nottingham Fire House.
Categories included Who's Who nominees, Student Volunteers, Outstanding
Students, Student Leadership, Special Appreciation, Recognition Awards,
Advisor of the Year was Lucia Brown-Joseph for her outstanding work with
the African-American Student Organization. The Student of the Year award
went to Alyssa Ingling, president of the Student Government Association.
Club of the Year was the Student Government Association. Photos
Volunteers Bring Science Concepts to Life at Super Science Day
Faculty and students from Science & Health joined with the American
Chemical Society to offer hands-on and demonstration experiments at Super
Science Day at the New Jersey State Museum April 25. This annual exposition
is staffed by scientists, educators and performers who volunteer their
time and expertise to spread the excitement of scientific discovery. According
to the website, it is the museum's most popular annual event.
among dozens of organizations providing information and interactive activities.
MCCC volunteers focused on important concepts in chemistry by making fog
from dry ice, "slime" from a mixture of polyvinyl alcohol and
food coloring, and artificial snow from polyacrylate.
participation in the Super Science event has been coordinated by Associate
Professor Helen Tanzini for the past nine years. She reports that the
Mercer exhibit was busy throughout the day. "These youngsters didn't
just read about science, we brought it to life for them," Tanzini
Signs Transfer Agreement with Carlow University
has signed a new agreement with Carlow
University of Pittsburgh. A maximum of 65 credits will transfer from
an approved program. Interested students must contact Mercer's Transfer
Office, and must sign a letter of intent to transfer to Carlow. There
are special requirements for Nursing student transfers, and these students
should apply to Carlow at the end of their freshman year for an approved
plan of study. Details are available in the Transfer Office.
Students Volunteer at KidsAbilities Carnival
May 2, Childrens Specialized Hospital and Kohls co-hosted
the KidsAbilities Carnival in Hamilton NJ, and 12 MCCC PASS students gave
a full day of volunteer service, assisting with every aspect of the carnival.
The experience was described by Donovan McCleese, a freshman, as both
rewarding and exciting. The students were accompanied by PASS counselors
Al-Lateef Farmer and Charles Weatherspoon. The twelve students were: Carla
Baylor, Sade Carmichael, Latifah Collins, Jarrod English, Ishiya Hayes,
Tajh Laster, Donovan McCleese, Amara Rahman, Samantha Reddick, Tazwell
Salters, Shanique Stoddard and Sillion Willis.
carnival offered the students a great experience and we will look to continue
working with Childrens Specialized Hospital in the future,"
says Farmer. Photos here.
Book Club Meets June 12
next meeting of the MCCC Book Club will be on Friday, June 12, at, 12
noon in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room. The group will discuss"The
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer
and Annie Barrows. Several copies of the book are available at the WWC
and JKC libraries. If you have any questions, please
contact Melinda Struzynski at email@example.com,
or call ext. 3554.
Heritage Series Begins June 2
The Center for Continuing studies will offer "The History of Ireland"
and "Irish Culture" on Tuesday evenings, 6 to 8 p.m. beginning
June 2. More here.
in the News Online
Mercer Goes After Pair of Titles
Sharpen Culinary Skills with Courses at MCCC
Classical Radio Presenting Benefit Concert
Revenge Fuels Sweeney Todd
There's Plenty Cooking at MCCC This Summer
Realist (Mel Leipzig)
Coming to Kelsey Theatre
16-17: Mercer Dance Ensemble Performs to Selections From Singer/Songwriter
29 - June 7: Revenge Fuels "Sweeney Todd"
30: Junie B. Jones
Position Openings at MCCC
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