E-Bulletin of May 5, 2006
Acting President Tom
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here for the May edition
Student Videos to Star at "The Bernie Awards"
The four top-ranked video creations of MCCC Television students will premier
on Friday, May 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Conference Center. The "Bernie
Awards" evening will feature refreshments beginning at 6 p.m. with
the video show starting at 7.
TV program faculty members Barry Levy and Steve Voorhees invite you to
visit a new website which includes information about the students and
their work here. You will
need Flash 8 to watch all the videos. Admission to the program is free
but reservations are requested. Call Barry Levy at ext. 3465 or e-mail
here. A dress code specifies no jeans or hats.
Tournament Set for June 13
Help us spread the word to golfers! MCCC's Athletic Department will host
its 15th Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, June 13 at the Mercer Oaks East
Golf Course, an 18-hole championship course located on a beautifully landscaped
site adjacent to Mercer County Park. Proceeds go to the Student-Athlete
Scholarship Fund. More
Program Awards Success
for Academic Services and Success (PASS) held its awards night April 28
in the college cafeteria. PASS is the combined programs of EOF (Educational
Opportunity Fund) and SSS (Student Support Services). According to Director
Khalida Haqq, PASS is a comprehensive retention services program that
fosters academic achievement and persistence.
Nineteen PASS students
who will graduate this year were among the honorees. Eight PASS students
earned perfect 4.0 averages and are on the President's List, 35 achieved
Dean's List status, and 67 were recognized for academic achievement of
PASS offers individual
and group counseling, financial aid assistance, peer tutoring and counseling,
academic advisement, summer classes and summer support, leadership training,
orientation activities, mentoring, transfer assistance and a freshman
Phi Theta Kappa All-Stars Honored
On May 4 the NJ Council of County Colleges hosted a full day conference
for two PTK students from each New Jersey community college chosen as
members of the "All-State Academic Team." The day included a
visit to the State House to speak with senators, and a talk by alumna
Maureen King, a 2000 MCCC graduate and former Academic Team honoree.
Mercer's two All-State
honorees for 2006 are Jessica Harhigh and Marie Luisi. Harhigh is a Communications
major who plans to transfer to Rowen University with the goal of becoming
a news anchor. Luisi, a Humanities and Social Science major, plans to
transfer to Rider and major in Psychology. Her ultimate goal is a law
degree. Both are members of PTK and came to Mercer on full NJSTARS scholarships.
Students Design for Museum
Mercer's second-year Advertising Design students chose the New Jersey
State Museum for their end-of-year design project this year. Teams of
students designed a full campaign for the museum, which was judged on
April 27 by professionals from the community and the college. Photos
Tennis Going to Nationals
The MCCC Womens Tennis Team is leaving tomorrow (May 6) for the
NJCAA national tournament in Tucson, AZ, on May 6. The torunament runs
through May 12. According to MCCC Head Coach Marc Vecchiolla, the women
have put in a lot of hard work since January, refining the skills that
earned them the national title in May 2005 and the Region 19 title in
the fall with a record of 7-0. Photo
and more here
Ending to Incredible Softball Season
The Mercer Softball Team will contemplate what ifs for months
to come. The women turned their 12-14 mid-season record into a 27-14 triumphant
march to the Region 19 tournament. There they battled with the regions
best. They opened the tournament on April 28 with a loss to Mercyhurst
CC, their nemesis from last season, 7-6 in eight innings. They shook off
the loss in the next game, defeating Lackawanna 6-3 to stay alive in the
tournament, but in need of three consecutive wins to earn the title and
a trip to the Northeast District championship. Read
the full story here.
School Students Enjoy Hands-on Visit to MCCC Campus
Thirty-five students from Kreps Middle School in East Windsor visited
the college on April 28 to learn about television production and digital
technology. Television program coordinator Steve Voorhees assigned the
students various jobs in the studio and control room as they created their
own news broadcast, including news anchor, weather person, cameras, audio,
graphics and teleprompter. More
here with photos
Shares Story With MCCC and Rubino Students
Heavyweight boxer Chazz Witherspoon spoke to a packed house in the Communications
Building on April 28, sharing his personal story and encouraging the mesmerized
students to work hard to follow their dreams. The audience included students
from Alvyn Haywoods public speaking class and high schoolers from
Rubino Academy. More
here with photos
Chosen for St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee Scholarship
The college's Foundation Board has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to MCCC
student Amy Martin of Hamilton, chosen for the award by Trenton's St.
Patrick's Day Parade and Scholarship Committee. A first-year Humanities
major, Martin plans to complete her associate degree, then transfer to
Rutgers to major in Finance. Charlie
Schlegel was instrumental in setting up the annual scholarship a few years
Prof Seeks Volunteers for Book Commercial
Emmanuel Clarke Gaye, an MCCC alumnus and adjunct instructor, has published
a book "In Tears and Blood." Gaye came to the U.S. in 1999 from
Freetown, Sierra Leone, where he worked as a reporter. He earned his AAS
in Computer Programming from Mercer and a BS in Engineering from NJIT.
Gaye is having an
advertisement filmed for his book and is looking for volunteers to take
part. He said the volunteers will be featured in a scene dramatizing war-time
evacuation in Liberia and Sierra Leone. "Once the commercial is done,
I will give each person a souvenir copy. There will be refreshments before
and after the filming," he said. The commercial will be shot in Trenton,
on Calhoun Street, on Friday, May 19, at 4 p.m.
The book is due out on July 24, 2006 and will be available at bookstores
and online through all of the major booksellers such as Amazon, Borders
and Barners and Noble.
in taking part should contact Gaye at 609-851-4807 (cell); 609-452-2088
(work) or via e-mail.
to Meet May 17
The retirees will meet for lunch 1 p.m. on May 17 at Sunny Gardens. Please
call HelenMarie Dolton at 882-5086 by the 15th to give her your reservation.
Kelsey Theatre and Gallery Events
12 -- "The
Visual Arts Student Show 2006"
May 6 -- "Aesop's
May 6 and 7
Mercer Dance Ensemble"
May 12 to 21 -- La
Cage Aux Folles
May 20 --
"The Little Mermaid"
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