E-Bulletin of March 1, 2005
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Of course, the
Public Information office always welcomes your news and story ideas
too! Send to email@example.com or call Saveria Symons at ext. 3736.)
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.
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.
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.
Food Jars Wanted
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
The March 1 snowstorm did look beautiful, as Jenny DeLapo noticed on
her way to work, when she snapped this photo
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
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.
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