E-Bulletin of November 15, 2006
Hosts 30-Year Anniversary/Reunion
of Mercer's Funeral Service program returned Nov. 10 to celebrate the
program's 30th anniversary. They were escorted by current students on
a tour of the updated facilities and the new "selection room,"
which displays caskets and urns. Program coordinator Robert Smith gave
guests an update on the program.
The alumni enjoyed a luncheon prepared by MCCC's Hospitality Club students.
Floral centerpieces were done by Horticulture students. Photo
here is Program Coordinator Robert Smith with two alumni, Liz Carroll
and Patrice Juliani.
Continuing Students Recognized at Awards Night
recognition ceremony on Nov. 8 showcased the talent, achievements and
diversity of Mercer's outstanding continuing students. Acting Vice President
Mark McCormick announced scholarship recipients for each division. Many
supporters who have endowed scholarships came to present their awards
to more than 60 students who attended.
Jim Kelly, coordinator of the Music program, and students Paul Christiansen,
Dennis Guevara and Sean Kelly provided soft jazz. Frank Benowitz and the
Hospitality Club students prepared the desserts, and many other students
volunteered their time to make the event a success. A committee of staff
members was headed by Susan Zambrio. Click
here for a sampling of photos.
Photographs of all recipients are available via e-mail to anyone who requests
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Diane Campbell Appointed to Trenton Board of Education
At a ceremony on Nov. 2, Dean Diane Campbell
was appointed by Mayor Douglas Palmer to serve on the Trenton Board of
At least two other MCCC colleagues have served on their local Boards of
Education: Fran Davidson (West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District)
and Tom Wilfrid (Lawrence Township). One of Dianes colleagues on
the Trenton Board of Education will be MCCC retiree Don Shelton.
and more here
Program Featured in The New York Times
"Teaching students with cognitive delays or mental retardation is
the next frontier," said New York Times reporter Leslie Kaufman in
a Nov. 5 article in the Education Life section. MCCC has taken a lead
in this new frontier with our grant-funded DREAM program, and was featured
in the article.
"Just a Normal Girl," included photos of an MCCC student and
Special Services Director Arlene Stinson. It is no longer online for free,
so read a copy here.
Invites all to Free, Fun Show
MouthWorks, an oral interpretation troupe, invites all to a performance
at the Studio Theatre Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3
at 2 p.m. Admission is free and so are the desserts. Faculty member Kathi
Paluscio promises a "PG" performance that is hilarious and entertaining.
MCCC Professor of Economics Framarz Khoushab, recipient of Mercers
Distinguished Teaching Award in 2004, was recognized by MCCC alumna Stephanie
Rossi, who is now a student at Rider. Rossi recently received the honor
of being named an Andrew J. Rider Scholar. She was asked to invite to
the ceremony an instructor who had inspired her before she attended Rider,
and chose Professor Khoushab.
Click here for photo of Khoushab, Rossi
and Acting V.P. Mark McCormick.
Chemistry Week Project
Students, faculty and alumni from MCCC and Rider University presented
an array of scientific marvels to enthusiastic youngsters at five area
elementary schools as part of National Chemistry Week, Oct. 23-27. The
program is designed to bring science concepts to life. More
the Date for the Scholarship Dinner Dance
Mercer's 2007 Scholarship Dinner Dance is set
for Saturday, March 10 at the Hyatt Regency, Princeton. Save the date
on your calendar now. All staff and faculty can help to raise money for
scholarships by spreading the word, getting a table of guests together,
and selling advertising. The event includes a silent auction, an elegant
dinner and dancing. The staff/faculty ticket price is $150. The price
for the public is $200. For more information call Elaine Stout at ext.
Who in this 1978 Photo
the campus gets ready to celebrate the retirements of many colleagues
on Dec. 1, let's take a moment to remember the 1978 softball team. Click
see the photo. Any guesses who the MCCC staff and faculty members are?
If you know their names, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dongo Signs With Division I Team
MCCC 6'8" center,
Jores Dongo, who averaged 14 points and eight rebounds per game last year
for the Vikings men's basketball team, signed a letter-of-intent on Nov.
8 to play for Division I Stony Brook (NY) University next year. More
Volunteer for Breast Cancer Event
MCCC adjunct instructors,
both alumni and both pastry chefs, Rita Bohlumbohm and Anne Lumberger,
gave the college's program a boost by baking the "Pink Ribbon Cake"
for the YWCA of Princeton's breast cancer fashion show and silent auction,
"In the Pink." The event raised more than $16,000 for the Breast
Cancer Resource Center.
Drama Students to Perform Greek Tragedy
Drama program coordinator Jody Person selected the Greek tragedy "Iphigenia
in Aulis," not only because it is one of the great dramas addressing
universal themes, but also because it will help students to reach further
as actors. Performances will take place at the college's Studio Theatre,
CM 122, on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. Click
here for more.
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams
to Kelsey Theatre
17-19 -- "The Prince and the Pauper, the Musical"
24 - Dec. 10 -- "It's a Wonderful Life"
1 -- "Through Our Eyes," an original musical potlighting special
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