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E-Bulletin of June 18, 2010

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Don Davis to Receive "Platinum Dad" Award Saturday
MCCC's Don Davis will be one of 19 men honored as a Platinum Dad by UIH Family Partners at an awards celebration Saturday, June 19 from 9:30 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Hamilton Manor in Hamilton, NJ. Held each Father’s Day weekend, the event recognizes men "whose lives demonstrate the special attributes that distinguish them as exemplary fathers and male role models." UIH Family Partners is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of children. More here at the UIH website.

Event Reminders (previously announced)

Through August: Beginning June 24, Helen Tanzini's yoga classes will be held on Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in the PE dance studio (2nd floor) for the remainder of the summer.

Monday yoga classes at 5:30 p.m. will continue through August in the dance studio.


Student Newspaper Makes Headlines
The College VOICE, MCCC's student newspaper, came out a big winner in this year's Mark of Excellence Awards competition sponsored by The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The VOICE won six awards, including being selected as a national finalist in the Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper category. In the regional competition, which encompasses two-year schools from New England to the New Jersey tri-state area, The VOICE took first place for Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper; plus first, second and third in General News Reporting; and first place in In-Depth Reporting. More here.

Students Call Study Tour to Italy "Amazing and Magnificent"
Intrepid travelers from MCCC's Study Tours program gathered for a final evening class on June 3 to share photos and reflections of their nine-day whirlwind tour of Italy May 19-28. Associate Professor of Business Andrea Lynch, who coordinated the trip, listened to students' presentations with fascination. "We all went into the trip with different perspectives and got different things out of it," she said. Of the 23 students who participated in Mercer's inaugural Study Tours experience, some were enrolled in Professor Marilyn Dietrich's "International Architecture and Culture" course, some came from dePagnier's "Food and Culture" course, and still others traveled as noncredit students. They also ranged in age, spanning three generations. More here.

Be Inspired -- Watch the Phi Theta Kappa Day Video
Each year PSE&G sponsors a Phi Theta Kappa Day awards event at the State House and the Trenton Marriott, where "All Star" students from each of New Jersey's community colleges are honored. Linked here is afive-minute video prepared after this year's event, which took place on May 6. MCCC's honoree this year was Kristen Vincent, an Education major with a 3.88 GPA who graduated last month.


Saul Goldwasser Awarded for Service
On June 13 Professor Emeritus Saul Goldwasser was presented with the Honey and Maurice Axelrod Award, given annually in cooperation with the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, the Anti-Defamation League of New Jersey and the Axelrod Family. Goldwasser has been the director of the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center, located at MCCC, since its founding in 2003. More here.


New Sports Management Option in Business
This fall MCCC is offering a new option in Sports Management under the Associate of Arts program in Business Management. Students will gain a solid foundation applicable to the sports industry, in business, computers, liberal arts, public speaking, writing, and general economics. They will be also be introduced to financial accounting, marketing and legal issues. For more information contact Professor Framarz Khoushab at ext. 3448.

Don Davis, Ernst Renondeau and Kenniqua West Awarded
The Association for Equality and Excellence in Education, Inc. (AEEE) recognized three from MCCC for outstanding achievement at its recent annual conference: “Trio: Turning Dreams into Reality in Partnership,” held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. AAEE is a forum for professionals who work with Trio federally-funded educational opportunity programs.

Youth College Director Donald Davis received the Felicita Rodriguez Torres Award of Excellence; alumnus Ernst Renondeau received the Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Award; and Kenniqua West, a participant in the Educational Talent Search program, received the Maritza Lopez Memorial Scholarship Award. More here.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Just Like Rosa (MCCC Alumna Doreen Griffin)

Mercer County Symphonic Band Presents Spring Concert

Rachel Katz and WWFM's Views and Voices Awarded for Excellence

WestWindsor Plainsboro News:
Radio Excellence Award for Katz

Bucks Local News:
Former Pennsbury Pitcher Jenna Burger Leads Mercer County Community College

Princeton Comment (Barbara Fox blog)
Janell and Jennifer: 30 years Later
(Dance Program)

The Packet
Southern Fried Comedy at MCCC

Town Topics
MCCC to Host Black Comedy Benefit

Broadway World
MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Presents The Tempest

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

June 25-27: James Tolin Memorial Fund Presents 8th Annual Benefit "Sordid Lives"
Listen to podcast interview here with production team and actors by Maurer Productions Onstage

July 2-11: The Tempest

Current Position Openings at MCCC
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