E-Bulletin of April 9, 2009

Upcoming Events



Upcoming Events

Veteran's Event April 16
The 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. (
Note date change; this was previously set for April 15.)

Community College Month Activities
See the full list of activities for April here. Reminders:

  • April 15: Aviation Program Career Night, 6 p.m., Student Center
  • April 16: Reception to honor MCCC student veterans, 5 p.m., Conference Center
  • April 18: Student Spring Formal, "Hollywood Ball," 6 - 10 p.m., Conference Center

For the full College Calendar click here

Rhododendron 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."

The 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.


Student Newspaper, The College Voice, Wins Six Awards
The 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.

Award recipients 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 with photo.

Career 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.

The CTI 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 with photos.

MCCC/Rutgers Sign Agreement for Culinology/Food Science
Through 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 with photo.

Honors 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 Lawrenceville.

Assemblyman 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 Science.

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.

Clothing 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.

Mercer in the News Online

MCCC 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 College’s women’s soccer team’s 17-4-1 record in 2008 — the program’s best record since 1989. She was recruited by East Stroudsburg University’s soccer team, where she will attend after she graduates from MCCC in the spring." Full story here.

The Times:
4-6-09: MCCC Alum Takes First at Phila. Flower Show

4-3-09: "Godspell" Review

4-4-09: Get Ready for Culinology 101!

4-7-09: Poetry Discussion at Lawrence Library

Mercer Space:
4-09: "Explore Mercer April 22" Open House

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Apr. 17-26: MCCC Theatre Students to Present "Angels in America, Part I"
[Review here from West Windsor Plainsboro News]

April 25: "The Frog Prince" Seeks His Princess


Current Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the list of job openings on campus.

Sports Update
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