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President Donohue Interviews to be Monthly Feature on JazzOn2
Each month President Donohue will be on the air with JazzOn2 radio, keeping jazz fans informed in a 10 minute show about what's happening at MCCC. This week's interview, taped today, will be aired Monday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. JazzOn2 is available at WWFM's HD2 channel and streaming online. Website here

Foundation Board Member James Floyd to be Honored
Long-time MCCC Foundation Board member James Floyd will be honored on June 24 by the Princeton Area Community Foundation. "Jim Floyd is well-known as a tireless advocate for the community, and his record of service to Princeton runs long and deep," says the foundation in a press release.
More here at the Princeton Area Community Foundation website.

Event Reminders (previously announced)

Through August: Helen Tanzini's yoga classes will be continue 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.


Campers Have Arrived!
We expect more than 2,000 children on campus this summer for Camp College, Sports Camps and Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops. There are still a few openings at each camp.
More here.

NJ STARS Program Funded
According to the Press of Atlantic City and other news outlets, a compromise with the state legislature announced Monday will mean that $1 million will be returned to the NJ STARS program. Tentative plans call for the funds to cover tuition, but not fees, for high school seniors who graduate in the top 15 percent of their class. Second-year students in the program will continue to get full funding for tuition and fees. Students in the STARS II program will get scholarships of up to $7,000 at four-year state colleges. More here at NJ STARS website.

Two New Transfer Agreements Signed
MCCC has signed new articulation agreements that will ease the transfer process for graduates who wish to continue their education at La Salle University in Pennsylvania or Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island. More here.


Army Pilot Alum Sends American Flag From Iraq to Mercer
When army helicopter pilot Matt Lanese mailed an American flag home to MCCC from Iraq in late 2009, he was observing a new army tradition. "We place the flag on the glare shield (dashboard) of the helicopter and fly with it for the day. Then the crew members sign a certificate from the company and we send it to people we care about," Lanese explains. More here.

Works by Two MCCC Faculty Members Selected for NJ State Museum Exhibit
"Reality and Artifice," a contemporary juried art exhibit on display through October 31 at the New Jersey State Museum, features works by two MCCC faculty members, Lucas Kelly, assistant professor of Fine Art, and Sarah Sweeney, assistant professor of Digital Media Arts. According to curator Margaret O'Reilly, the show explores art that questions reality and reflects the strength of New Jersey's vibrant community of artists. As noted on the museum website, "All of these artists invent worlds, share emotions and begin dialogues. We are enriched by the work of artists who help us see the world in new ways." More here with photos.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Announces Graduate Transfer Scholarships
As announced previously, a May MCCC graduate, David Hoyt, was one of the elite group of students awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship this year. Hoyt served as this year's commencement speaker. See the foundation's press release here. Read more about David Hoyt here.


Alum Shannon Sked Leads in Going Green
Informing the public about the benefits of going green has long been a mission of Shannon Sked, who graduated from MCCC in 1997 with dual degrees in Biology and Plant Science. As sole proprietor of AgServe Land Management in Bordentown, N.J., he provides consulting services to an array of clients, many of whom seek eco-friendly, sustainable options for the care of their lawns and landscapes. His job runs the gamut from designing blueprints, to providing marketing and accounting analysis, to service delivery. Full story here.


Who's On WWFM's "Views and Voices?"
Views and Voices is a 30-minute public affairs program hosted by Rachel Katz that features guests from the community and MCCC. It airs Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. Below are some recent MCCC guest interviews, available online

  • On June 19 Tracy Antozesski and Brian Bara of the James Tolin Memorial Fund spoke about the upcoming performance of "Sordid Lives" at Kelsey Theatre.
  • On June 12 commencement speaker David Hoyt spoke about his positive experiences at Mercer and his winning a prestigious three-year, $30,000 scholarship.
  • On June 5 Hospitality Club adviser Frank Benowitz spoke about the club and its collaboration with celebrity chef Cat Cora.
  • This Saturday at 7 p.m. tune in to hear MCCC student Pam Prather speak about the leadership program she attended at Rutgers University entitled "Women in Politics." It will also be online as of Friday.


Mercer in the News Online

Mercer Business Magazine:
Business Talk (MCCC Scholarship Dinner Dance photo and story)

The Times:

Student Newspaper Receives Six Awards

Professor Awarded for Work at Holocaust Center

Blood sisters - Two survivors dedicated to organizing drives for Community Blood Council

Group Honors Three for Educational Achievements

The College Voice Wins Multiple Awards

Mercer Space.com
Mercer's VOICE Rakes in Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists
Mark of Excellence Award Winners (scroll down for two-year college listing)

Courier Times Online:
Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite" Offers Comic Take on Relationships at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre July 16-25

Town Topics:
Shakespeare '70 Troupe to Present 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: Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

July 16-25 Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite" Offers Comic Take on Relationships

The WWC Café Menu
Hungry? Find out what's cookin' at the MCCC Café at WWC here.

Current Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the list of job openings on campus.

Sports Update
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