E-Bulletin of August 16, 2005
Does Mercer have an alumnus who is so outstanding he or she could compete
for the "Outstanding
Alumni Award,” sponsored by the American Association of Community
Colleges? Please read the criteria below. If you know a former Mercer
student who is truly of national interest please call Saveria Symons
at ext. 3736.
- Has notable achievements
in career field.
- Has specific
philanthropic or public service activity that supports the community
- Has achieved
recognition at a national level.
- Attended a community
college for at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours.
- Provides inspirational
A list of previous
award winners includes George Lucas, film director; Van Chancellor,
head coach of the Houston Comets; Richard H. Carmona, US Surgeon General;
Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/Max International; Stephen W. Nicholas, director
of pediatrics at Harlem Hospital.
The awards will be announced at an annual convention in Long Beach,
California, April 22-25, 2006. The association seeks an applicant who
will be able to accept the award in person.
Please respond by
Completes Savvy Cyber Professor Program
July 22 Debbie Kell, Laura Blinderman, Michael Dorneman and Daniel Rose
completed an eight-week summer program at Stevens Institute of Technology
offered to four faculty members from each of six participating community
colleges, including Mercer. Photo.
Cyber Professor," the live and web-based program focused on creating
"unique and compelling" learning opportunities using web-based,
"real-world learning objects." The program focused on math
professors who teach courses in which future K-12 teachers are likely
to enroll. By using the new techniques, professors will be modeling
quality web-based teaching. This was a state-funded add-on to a major
National Science Foundation grant that Stevens received to work with
some of the nation's largest and most well-known community colleges.
will be presenting what they learned from this course in a pre-class
week workshop entitled "Our SAVVY-CYBER Experience: Creating Real
World Web Projects," scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m.
in CM158. To read the description click here.
To see the entire
schedule of workshops being offered during preclass week, click here.
Courses in Continuing Education: Art,
Food, Horticulture, Business
For artists, check out the courses coming to ARTWORKS here.
- If you love to
cook, come to an exciting workshop in the new kitchen. More here.
- Hone your business
skills at a newly offered workshop. More here.
- Want to grow
something wonderful? Learn more about horticulture offerings for fall
Organizational Chart on MLink
to see the college's new organizational chart on MLink, with new staff
Titans Player Visits Sports Camp
Vince Williams of the Trenton Titans came to campus
on Aug. 10 to speak with campers in In-Line Hockey Camp. The enthusiastic
audience asked him a lot of questions. The hockey camp attracted about
65 campers this summer.
Williams said he started playing hockey at the age of five and played
throughout college. He grew up in Ottawa, Canada and enjoys his job,
especially the camaraderie with his teammates. Photos
in the Media -- Online
Princeton Business Journal wrote about Continuing Education on Aug.
9. Read the article here.
Times wrote about one of the college's prison instructors on Aug. 13.
Read the article here.
Win Women's Soccer Title at MCCC
The college lent its fields on Aug. 5-7 to the team that won the national
title in women's soccer. National news covered the story, and the event
drew about 4,000 people over the course of the weekend. Read
the story in the Packet.
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