E-Bulletin of June 1, 2006
Wonderful" at MCCC's Commencement
Humberto Solis, the student speaker at commencement ceremonies on May
25, wrote a song in the college's honor. His speech and his song "Something
Wonderful, Something Good," elicited tears and cheers from the graduates
and their family members. Click
here for his speech.
This year's "Distinguished
Teaching Award" went to Betty Cornelius, a long-time professor of
mathematics at Mercer. Click
here for her speech.
CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, was keynote
here for more on graduation
Recognized for Service
The college celebrated the milestone achievements of staff and faculty
on May 16, giving much-deserved recognition to those who have served at
MCCC for 10 to 35 years.
Michael Glass received
the "Human Relations Award." Click
here for a story on Michael.
Charlie Schlegel received
the "Community Service Award." Click
here for a story on Charlie.
here for photos and details
Class/MCTV Win Telly Awards
Steve Voorhees' TV3 class won a 2006 Telly Award for a documentary they
produced last semester for Storytelling Arts, Inc. The class video has
been awarded a statuette. "The Tellys are well regarded in
the industry," said Voorhees. Last years winners included HBO,
Paramount, A&E, Discovery, etc. Entries do not compete against one
another, but rather are judged for their own production value and content.
Click here for more info on
the Telly Awards.
Voorhees also recently
received notice that programming on the student-produced MCTV won another
Telly Award for Outstanding Live Sports Coverage for the Mercer County
High School Basketball Championship in February. "It was totally
student directed," Voorhees said. "This award is the Silver
Telly the highest award given! I cant tell you how proud
I am of the students in the Television Department."
"Bernie Awards" a Success
The first annual "Bernie Awards," to announce and show the best
student-made videos, was sponsored by MCCC's Television program. The event
attracted more than 175 people. "Everything went wonderfully for
the first time through," said Barry Levy. The preliminary judging
for the awards was done by MCCC faculty, who narrowed it down to four
top videos. These were then reviewed by a group of outside experts, who
made the final selections.
Students Mark Zangara
and Mike Marazzo won the top Bernie award for their murder mystery. Wilmar
Luna won for best editing; Chris Lopez and Tom Carroll won for best screenplay;
Dan Sommer and John Grove won for best cinematography. "Next year
Bernie will be back bigger and better than ever!" said Levy. Who's
Bernie? Does anyone know?
Bernie awards website.
to Perform June 15
The Mercer County Symphonic Band, under the direction of Lou Woodruff,
will hold a Spring Concert on Thursday June 15 at 8 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre.
The concert is free and all are invited.
in Shape for Summer
Summer exercise classes for staff and faculty take place twice a week,
on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting at noon in PE119. The classes include
aerobics and strength training. If you are thinking about attending and
would like to be on the exercise group's e-mail list for schedule changes,
write to Wendy Humphrey.
to Lose 500 Pounds
How could 22 participants lose more than 500 pounds since September? Come
and find out! Lunchtime classes with Weight Watchers are starting up again.
A free open house at 1 p.m. on June 13 in AD107 will give you the basics.
Regular classes begin June 20 and are held every Tuesday for 13-weeks
at 1 p.m. in AD 107. Cost is $144.
The Research and Development Council of New Jersey offers scholarships
for community college students majoring in math and science. Please pass
the attached information on to students who may be interested. Click here
Graduates Celebrate, Receive Diplomas
graduates celebrated and received their diplomas at a ceremony on May
17 at Kelsey Theatre. Click
here for more information and photos.
State Project Exhibits Unique Perspective -- Last Three Days
Mercer County Community College's arts faculty and students present "Garden
State Project #2: Security," a collaborative exhibition, open through
June 3 at Gallery 125, across from the Trenton Marriot Hotel, at 125 South
Warren Street Click here for more, with photos
Horne Speaks on Women in Law Enforcement
On May 24 Dr. Peter Horne was a featured speaker at the first conference
of a newly formed organization, New Jersey Women in Law Enforcement. Held
at the Cook Campus of Rutgers University, the event attracted nearly 300
policewomen from throughout the state. Professor Hornes talk focused
on some of the recent history of women in policing.
Price for Tickets
Summer fun is just around the corner and Camp College has substantially
reduced the ticket prices for Great Adventure Theme Park with safari ($25)
and Hurricane Harbor Water Park ($21). Tickets are valid any day during
the operating season. For more information e-mail
Sharon Vlasac or call ext. 3267.
Kelsey Theatre Events
June 2-11 --
June 3 -- "If
You Give a Mouse a Cookie"
June 30 - July
9 -- "The
Comedy of Errors" begins Kelsey's new summer series, presented
by Shakespeare '70, Mercer County's only classical theatre company. After
a run of 36 summers at The Open Air Theater, Shakespeare '70 is moving
to Kelsey. Later this summer look for "The Music Man," to be
presented by The Yardley Players from July 14-23, and "Grease,"
presented by Stars in the Park from July 28 to August 5.
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