E-Bulletin of May 27, 2009
Performs June 7 on Campus; Touring This Summer
in its seventh year, MouthWorks, MCCC's Oral Speaking Comedy Troupe, will
perform on the West Windsor campus Sunday, June 7 at 8 p.m. in CM 122
Studio Theatre. The show is free and all are invited. No reservations
are needed, but arrive early for good seats.
to Communications faculty member Kathi Paluscio, the MouthWorks Troupe
aims high: EVERYONE feels good after a MouthWorks Show-- thats
our promise! With just the right amount of audience interaction,
about 100 running gags and jokes, a little song, a little dance, and a
parade of hilarious characters you will remember for months, this is definitely
a reason to put down that frozen dinner and get out of the house! The
MouthWorks show is rated PG, for Practically G! and is appropriate
for ages 14-100.
first time ever, MouthWorks is going on tour this summer, doing benefit
performances at firehouses and rescue squads. Scheduled performances are:
White Horse Volunteer Fire Company on June 12, Kingston Volunteer Fire
Company on June 20, and Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad on August 29.
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Party for Vice President Beverly Richardson June 12 at the MCCC Conference
Center. Contact Raquel Hernandez at ext. 3160 or email email@example.com.
the full College Calendar click here.
Corzine Speaks at Commencement; 998 Graduate This Year
weather, dynamic speakers, and two happy surprises marked Mercer's commencement
ceremonies May 21. Governor Corzine delivered an engaging address, and
student speaker Rodney Hargis brought down the house with his uplifting
message and rousing delivery.
year's Distinguished Teaching Award was presented to Dr. Dori Seider.
She was selected by her colleagues and students for her compassion, wisdom
and optimism. A faculty member for 37 years, Dr. Seider has taught a range
of subjects at Mercer, including psychology, French and education. She
earned her doctorate from the University of Vermont and is the author
of two books.
Vice President Beverly Richardson, who is retiring at the end of the month,
was presented with a proclamation of appreciation read by Board Chair
William Coleman, who announced that the James Kerney Learning Center will
be renamed the Dr. Beverly A. Richardson Learning Center. Joining the
administration in 1986, Dr. Richardson served as James Kerney Campus Dean
and then Provost before taking on the role of Vice President for College
Advancement in 2005.
and details here.
More photos here.
Nursing Graduates Honored at Pinning Ceremony
A former food scientist and a former environmental engineer were among
the graduates of Mercer's Nursing program this May. The 43 men and women
received special recognition at a pinning ceremony at Kelsey Theatre on
May 19, with a supportive audience of faculty, family and friends. The
students were among 77 who earned associate degrees in Nursing this year.
Convocation Celebrates High-Achieving Grads
MCCC's high achieving graduates were honored at the annual Honors Convocation
prior to graduation on May 21. Students with top grade point averages
were selected for a variety of awards and scholarships for overall academic
excellence and achievement in specific disciplines.
the graduates, families and friends who gathered for the ceremony at Kelsey
Theatre, MCCC President Patricia C. Donohue said, "Mercer is all
about learning and student success. We thank these students for their
diligence and integrity in learning. The gifts we present today are tokens
to students of honor and responsibility." Dr. Donohue also acknowledged
the important role of supportive families, and the efforts of MCCC faculty
and staff. Communications Professor Alvyn Haywood served as master of
ceremonies for the event. More here
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Recognized for Years of Service
Guy DeRosa, Edward Frederick and Arthur Schwartz were recognized for their
40 years of service to MCCC on May 19, when staff and faculty members
received awards for 10 to 40 years of service. The 30-year milestone was
reached by Noreen Duncan and M. Kitty Getlik. Photos here.
For the full list of awardees, including those not present for the photos,
Bruzaitis and Frank Benowitz Selected for Honors
time-honored fashion, this year's Human Relations and Community Service
award winners were kept secret until the last sentence of their introductions
by President Patricia Donohue. The winners were selected by MCCC faculty
and staff. Comments from the president included:
Director of Media & Instructional TechnologiesTony Bruzaitis
received the 2009 Human Relations Award. "This year's recipient is
known for always helping anyone who comes for help, always has a smile,
and no project is ever a problem. These are some of the things that colleagues
here at Mercer say about the recipient. His connections are great around
the campus. He often presents professional development seminars so that
colleagues may learn new techniques. He has information about any technological
question you may have. His SmartBoard has revolutionized teaching here
Programs Teaching Assistant Frank Benowitz, a Mercer graduate,
was selected for the 2009 Community Service Award. He is the advisor of
the Hospitality Club. "The recipient, according to Rate My Professors.com,
'is absolutely the greatest professor that exists. He tends to joke a
lot but he really knows his stuff. Def would recommend him.' He won the
local chapter Professional of the Year for the PBL State Leadership. He
is a donor to Mercer Street Friends and has been instrumental in bringing
several distinguished visitors to the campus. The most recent visitor
helped him donate funds to Friends Health Connection. He has also been
a community connection to local businesses and area restaurants. He has
appeared on television many times because he really knows how to Dish
Program Students Receive Aegis Trophies
Mercer's Television students received their trophies for two national
Aegis awards -- one for the cable station's live coverage of the 2009
Mercer County High School Basketball Championships in February, and one
for a recruitment video about MCCC's Automotive Program. The Aegis Awards
are an annual television production competition for professional companies
and schools in the United States and Canada. More here
Katz Wins First Place for Radio Talk from Garden State Journalists
year the Garden State Journalists Association hosts an awards competition
for the best in print and broadcast journalism. The contest is open to
all reporters, editors and photographers who live, work in, or produce
stories about New Jersey. This year WWFM's Rachel Katz, with her "Views
and Voices" radio show, took first place for Radio Talk. An awards
dinner was held May 20 in Weehawken.
Center ground floor -- completed
Center -- completed
Center (new link between Student Center and Library) -- completed
Center -- May 2009
Center 2nd floor administration areas -- July 2009
1st floor -- Aug. 2009
Center 2nd floor (PASS Program) -- Oct. 2009
in the News Online
Graduates Take Pride in Achievements [Times
Trustees Decide to Keep Aviation Program Airborne
Advertise Their Talents (MCCC Ad Design Project)
jobless pay to start a business [Michael Glass and the SEA Program]
Corzine Speaks at MCCC Graduation
College Voice Wins Six Awards
Camps at MCCC
Performs Comedy/Song/Dance Blend 6/7
Coming to Kelsey Theatre
29 - June 7: Revenge Fuels "Sweeney Todd"
30: Junie B. Jones
14: Allies Inc's "Through Our Eyes"
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