E-Bulletin of April 9, 2009
Event April 16
college will host an event to honor its student veterans on April 16,
beginning at 5 p.m. in the Conference Center, with ceremonies at 6 p.m.
Highlights will include a Color Guard presentation by the National Guard
Reserves, opening remarks by President Donohue, and a keynote address
by alumnus Eugene Marsh, a member of the MCCC Foundation Board. Paul Scheid,
coordinator of Veterans Affairs, will present certificates of appreciation.
date change; this was previously set for April 15.)
College Month Activities
the full list of activities for April
15: Aviation Program Career Night, 6 p.m., Student Center
16: Reception to honor MCCC student veterans, 5 p.m., Conference Center
18: Student Spring Formal, "Hollywood Ball," 6 - 10 p.m.,
the full College Calendar click
Sale for MCCC Scholarships April 25
The Princeton Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society
is holding its annual plant sale on campus on Saturday, April 25th from
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the gazebo area on the east end of campus. Proceeds
will support scholarships for MCCC Horticulture students.
New York Times Writer/Author
to Speak at MCCC Conference May 8
New York Times writer and author Marci Alboher, a frequent speaker
on career and workplace trends, will examine the challenges of the new
workforce in her keynote address as part of a conference called "Shifting
Paradigms: New Strategies for New Times." Alboher has recently
published the book "One Person/Multiple Careers."
conference takes place at the MCCC Conference Center on Friday, May 8,
from 9:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. The fee is $40 for members of the NJCCC; $50
for others. For more information call ext. 3311 or click here
for the flyer.
Newspaper, The College Voice, Wins Six Awards
College Voice, MCCC's student newspaper, has earned six awards from
the New Jersey Collegiate Press Association in its annual statewide competition
judged by news professionals. The awards include First Place for General
Excellence for a two-year college and Second Place for Layout and Design.
Awards for individual contributions include First Place for Feature Writing
to Editor-in-Chief Susana Sanchez; Second Place for Newswriting to Managing
Editor David Hoyt; First Place for General Photography to Mike Kay; and
Honorable Mention for General Photography to Kendra Yu.
will be honored at the New Jersey Collegiate Press Association's Spring
Conference on Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. at the Trenton Marriott Hotel
and Conference Center. More here
Training Institute Hosts Open House, Shows Off New Quarters
Following its recent move to a new site at the Daylight-Twilight
High School in Trenton, MCCC's Career Training Institute (CTI) hosted
an open house on March 18 to highlight its services and facilities. Approximately
125 visitors toured the seven classrooms and administrative and career
counseling offices on the top two floors of the high school, located down
the street from the James Kerney Campus.
provides 30-week career training in office administration and culinary
fields. Director Bob Estok notes that all CTI students take basic classes
in English and math at the site. While administrative students spend all
their time there, the culinary students train in the industrial kitchen
at the James Kerney Campus, where they prepare and serve meals for the
Center City Café. More here
Sign Agreement for Culinology/Food Science
a new agreement with Rutgers, students who complete Mercer's Associate
in Science degree in Culinology may transfer up to 74 credits to
Rutgers University's School of Environmental and Biological Sciences toward
a B.S. in Food Science. Graduates will also have the opportunity to work
toward certification with the Research Chefs Association, which has trademarked
the Culinology name. Culinology blends the disciplines of food science
and the culinary arts. More here
Students to Present Poetry at Lawrence Library
Honors Program students will read and discuss poetry with members of the
community on Thursday, April 30, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Lawrence
branch of the Mercer County Library. Poems will include those from past
centuries to the present. The students are members of a class taught by
long-time MCCC Professor, Fran Davidson. All are invited to participate.
The library is located at 2751 Brunswick Pike (Business Route One) in
DeAngelo and Senator Baroni to Speak at POL Class Taught by Michael Glass
Dr. Michael Glass has invited NJ Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo (14th District),
and Senator Bill Baroni, to address students of his "State
and Local Government" (POL 102) class in April and May. Both local
state legislators will discuss serving in state government as well as
pending legislation, including the current state budget process. Glass
is director of Statewide Training and assistant professor of Political
Glass, who has been at the college for more than 30 years, is active locally
in the political scene and has become increasingly involved internationally
with peace and reconciliation issues. He serves on an advisory committee
at the U.S. Department of State and spoke recently on the topic of the
"Legacy of the Troubles in the North of Ireland" at an international
conference at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
Donations Due by April 17
From Nancy Sobala: Thank you to everyone who has donated so far to the
AAWCC Clothing Donation Drive. The volume of items is phenomenal! We're
getting close to the end of the program -- April 17th will be the last
day for accepting donations at our drop-off locations at WWC and JKC.
We will be reporting on our drive results at the April 23rd Board of Trustees
meeting where we will be joined by Ms. Carol Thame, Coordinator of the
Health Incentive Program for Women (HIP4W), a service of the City of Trenton.
Please bring your clean, gently-used or brand-new clothing for women,
children and men to a drop-off site (AD229, FA129, Enrollment Services,
Conference Center) or contact Nancy Sobala at ext. 3644 to arrange pickup
at WWC. Please contact Margarita Leahy at ext. 3182 to find out where
you can bring your clothing items at JKC.
in the News Online
Soccer Star Featured on Hamilton Space Website
"MCCC's Woman of the Year Stays Humble"
"The Hamilton resident and Nottingham High alumna is a stand-out
goalkeeper with a save percentage that helped contribute to the Mercer
County Community Colleges womens soccer teams 17-4-1
record in 2008 the programs best record since 1989. She was
recruited by East Stroudsburg Universitys soccer team, where she
will attend after she graduates from MCCC in the spring." Full story
MCCC Alum Takes First at Phila. Flower Show
Get Ready for Culinology 101!
Poetry Discussion at Lawrence Library
"Explore Mercer April 22" Open House
Coming to Kelsey Theatre
17-26: MCCC Theatre Students to Present "Angels in America, Part
from West Windsor Plainsboro News]
25: "The Frog Prince" Seeks His Princess
Position Openings at MCCC
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