E-Bulletin of March 1, 2005

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Get Above it All at the Flight Fair March 5
The public is invited to soar above Mercer County at MCCC's Flight Fair on Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members of the Aviation faculty will offer small plane rides, taking off from the college's hangar at Trenton-Mercer Airport. The rain date is March 6. Cost is 15 cents per pound (weights are kept secret), with a maximum of $15 per person.

The 20-minute ride is a beautiful way to see the area, says Aviation faculty member Jerry Kuhl. Proceeds benefit the college's Flight Team. For more information call 609-586-4800, ext. 3439 during business hours.

Trenton-Mercer Airport is located in Ewing Township. Take I-95 North to I-95 South, exit 3A (Scotch Rd. South-General Aviation).Stay on the right side of the road, and before the traffic light, make the first right onto Sam Weinroth Road. Go 1/10 of a mile past Ronson Aviation and MCCC Aviation is on the left side just before the road curves to the right.

Blood Drive March 8
With critical blood shortages throughout New Jersey, the college is asking everyone to help make this year’s blood drive even more successful than in the past. The Community Blood Council will be on campus for the drive on Tuesday, March 8 in the Student Center, room 108, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bookstore Offers 20% Alumni Discount
For the week of March 14 to 18, the MCCC Bookstore will offer a 20% discount to all alumni on imprinted clothing and other items. Please help to spread the word.

Sekerka Appointed General Manager at WWFM
Jeffery R. Sekerka has been appointed the new general manager of WWFM The Classical Network, effective immediately. Sekerka has been the development and marketing director at the station for the past nine years.

Sekerka came to WWFM Radio from WQED-TV/FM in Pittsburgh in the mid-90’s, just as the station was beginning its marketing and development activities. During his tenure at WWFM, Sekerka has helped the station establish a strong identity in a multi-state media market, increase listenership, enhance its operational efficiency, grow its funding, and become one of the premiere classical, public radio stations in the country. He has also concentrated on expanding The Classical Network’s outreach to the surrounding communities through involvement with various corporate sponsors and prominent arts organizations such as: The Glenmede Trust Company, Tower Records, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, McCarter Theatre, Princeton University and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Among his activities, Sekerka has served as mentor for the Public Radio Association of Development Officers and as NJ representative for the University-Station Alliance. He has spoken on media panels moderated by the New Jersey Arts Marketers and has been active in the World Affairs Council. He was formerly listed in Barron’s and the Wall Street Journal for account development while in the private sector, where he spent over a decade working as a financial manager and consultant. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology/political science from the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from the executive program at The Wharton School of Business - University of Pennsylvania with a WMP graduate degree in business administration and management.

Radiography Grads Shine
All graduates from the Class of 2004 passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification examination, according to Radiography program coordinator Sandy Kerr. A total of 17 graduates took the examination. The mean score was 88.5%, exceeding the national mean of 83.9% and NJ State mean of 88.4%. Since 1993, this represents a 100% pass rate for first-time examinees 11 out of 12 years. ARRT certification is essential for employment in the radiography profession. All graduates from the Class of 2004 are working in hospitals located in Mercer and surrounding counties.

What's Happening? Student News Tipline Established
Carrie Wainwright, adjunct faculty in communications and advisor to the student newspaper, has set up a news tip line for all our student media. She is coordinating efforts with the TV and photojournalism classes this semester to provide a central clearinghouse for campus news. Please keep this address and send your news and story ideas to mcccnewstips@yahoo.com.

(Of course, the Public Information office always welcomes your news and story ideas too! Send to saveria@mccc.edu or call Saveria Symons at ext. 3736.)

Peter Horne Writes/Donates
Criminal Justice Coordinator Peter Horne wrote a 3,000 word entry in the newly published Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement (Sage Publications) concerning "special jurisdiction law enforcement agencies" (e.g., the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department). Horne is donating this three-volume, 1200-page reference set to Mercer's library.

African-American Student Luncheon/Hospitality Club
The UMOJA UNITY club invited the campus community to celebrate African American History Month at a luncheon on Feb. 24. The Rev. Stephen Samuels presented a stimulating talk to faculty, staff and students.

MCCC's Hospitality Club prepared delicious food and used new stainless steel servers for the first time, according to faculty member Frank Benowitz. With approximately 35 active members, this semester the club also catered the Aviation awards banquet and has held numerous bake sales showcasing the culinary and baking skills of our HRIM students. Photos

Ovens Donated to Kitchen
Karen Child, a former MCCC adjunct instructor in baking, has donated two commercial baking ovens to the college's instructional kitchen in the ET building. The ovens have doubled the baking capacity of our kitchen, so students will be able to bake eight full sheet pans at a time.

Owner of The Village Bakery in Lawrence, Child has used her facility to help train students who are looking for experience in baking and pastry work. She recently completed a renovation of her bakery.

Baby Food Jars Wanted
Camp College needs medium-sized baby food jars for a summer program. If anyone can help, please drop the jars off to Rose Fiorello at the Conference Center, MC148.

Snow Beauty
The March 1 snowstorm did look beautiful, as Jenny DeLapo noticed on her way to work, when she snapped this photo on campus.

What's New at Kelsey Theatre?
The setting is a monastery circa 1250 A.D. where the monks are having some serious money troubles. “Incorruptible,” a light comedy about the Dark Ages, is coming to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre. Like 40 Productions presents this witty farce about religion in medieval times on Fridays and Saturdays, Mar. 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Mar. 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. More

Young theater-goers are in for a treat when “Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping and Other Stories” comes to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre. The national touring company Story Salad Productions, based in New York City, presents this musical revue starring popular characters from children’s literature for two performances only on Saturday, March 5 at 2 and 4 p.m. More

Introduce your children to the joys of vocal and instrumental music when the Mercer County Symphonic Band presents “Strike Up the Band” at Kelsey Theatre on Saturday, March 19 at 2 and 4 p.m.
Under the direction of Lou Woodruff, this talented group of local musicians performs a lively, interactive concert that gives youngsters a chance to sing, learn about music and musical instruments, and even to play their own percussion instrument that they can take home as a souvenir. More

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