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Pre-Class Week and IPIC
View the schedule here. All are encouraged to attend the College Assembly and Barbecue on August 25, 12 to 4 p.m. MCCC offices will be closed to the public from 12 to 4 p.m. PLEASE NOTE, the Assembly will take place in the Student Center rather than Kelsey Theatre.
The IPIC Professional Development Sampler offers something for everyone. Note that the schedule is Monday (8/22) and Wednesday (8/24) afternoon, Thursday (8/25) evening and Friday (8/26) morning. If you have any questions, please call The Bat Cave at ext. 3551. Visit the link here to review choices and register.
9-11 Commemoration Set for Sept. 9
MCCC will host its annual commemoration ceremony of 9-11 on Friday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. outside the Student Center. All are invited. Details to come.
Candles for a Cure Event Sept. 13
From Danielle Garruba: Join us on Sept. 13 in SC104 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for our "Candles for a Cure" event! Half of the proceeds from this event are going to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness/Making Strides! Free Lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Danielle or Tina in Student Activities.
Free Zumba and Yoga Classes Resume Sept. 6
MCCC is again offering free Zumba and Yoga classes, free to current students, staff, faculty and alumni. Yoga meets every Monday and Thursday night from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in FA 129, and every Wednesday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in FA 129.
Zumba meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in FA 129. Colleen is back with new routines and music! (no class on Nov. 24)
Healthy Haven Resumes Sept. 12
Staff, faculty and students are invited to Healthy Haven, with Life Coach Sally Jones, Mondays at noon in SC104, from 12 to 1 p.m. Sally leads discussions on topics such as nutrition, stress relief and wellness.
"WALK NOW For Autism Speaks," Oct. 9
From Diane Campbell: "The PTK Honors Society at MCCC has registered to participate in the “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” walk on Oct. 9, 2011, and we would love to have you join our team. The walk will take place at MCCC and is a great opportunity to show our community that our school cares. Entry and registration are free, and all the money made to help this very worthy cause is made through sponsorships of you as an individual walker, or as a part of our team as a whole. We are trying to get a big group of people to walk and represent Mercer proudly. Please invite your friends and family to join our team too. It really is going to be a wonderful day. To join our team, “MC3,” or for any other information about the walk, please follow the link here, or contact
Ashleigh Donaldson at email@example.com.
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MCCC Receives Princeton Chamber Award
Peter Crowley, director of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, presented certificates of recognition to MCCC and Dr. Donohue in recognition for their support. The certificates include reproductions of artwork at the Princeton University Art Museum. More here with photo.
MCCC Provides Land for Allies Inc.
A new partnership called Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) enables adults with disabilities served by Allies, Inc. to learn new skills for green jobs on land provided by MCCC, located behind the greenhouse. According to Allies President and CEO Krystal Odell, the CSA project has been a major success in helping people with disabilities learn marketable skills. The initiative also partners with the Council on Developmental Disabilities and the NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. More here with photos. See the Trentonian's story and video here.
Dream Fulfilled for Alum and Staff Member Joann Mia
"Passing on my enthusiasm for learning and for turning around the lives of others has become my objective. My education has been geared toward this goal," says Joann Mia with conviction. Mia notes that her job as the coordinator for the Richardson Learning Center at Mercer's James Kerney Campus is a perfect fit, allowing her to oversee support services that maximize student success. Mia recalls literally growing up in the shadow of JKC. "Our third floor walk-up overlooked the school parking lot. As a typical city youth gazing out my back window, I had no idea how close I was to my future success." More here.
Youngsters Learn to Garden at the Conference Center
Frank DiBella, general manager of The Conference Center, and his staff have welcomed students from the Mercer County Special Services School, who planted and tended a garden there this summer along with students from Camp College. The flowers have adorned tables and the herbs have added flavor to many dishes at the Center. Photo here on Facebook.
Michelle Ogborn-Haywood to Coach Women's Soccer
Athletics Director John Simone has announced that Michelle Ogborn-Haywood will join the athletics staff as head coach for women's soccer. Ogborn-Haywood is a 1992 alumna of the college who is still active locally in both soccer and softball leagues as a youth coach and a player. She also brings considerable managerial and team-building skills to the program. "Michelle has a strong connection to Mercer" Simone said. "As an alumna of the college, she has been in the shoes of our students and understands the important role of college athletics. She will draw from personal experience as she mentors our players on the field and encourages them to get the job done in the classroom. We expect her to be an inspiring leader for our program." More here.
In Memory of Mary Hayes
Retiree Mary Hayes died on August 10. Dean Robin Schore says she retired from Mercer in 2006 after 25 years. She taught math and computer science and was chair of the Math Department her last year. She was also a campus leader and vice president of the Faculty Association. "Mary was just about my favorite person at the college," Schore said. She is survived by her husband, a son and a daughter. See the obituary here.
in the News Online
The Trenton Times:
MCCC Alum Ogborn-Haywood excited about her new women's soccer coaching gig
At Mercer's Colleges, students face rising fees and tuitions
President Obama's stimulus money funds Mercer County green jobs for special needs adults (Video)
MCCC Offers New Directions
MCCC Offers Courses at HoVal
MCCC Radiography Coordinator Featured in Cover Story Interview For National Publication
MCCC Annual Golf Classic on Oct. 4 To Benefit Student Athletes
PNC Scholarships Send Two Boys & Girls Club Grads to MCCC this Fall
MCCC Students Take on Paris and Leave with New Perspectives
MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies Offers Expanded Online Career Courses
MCCC Radiography Coordinator Featured in Cover Story Interview for National Publication
MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Opens Season with “Blood Brothers, the Musical” Sept. 9-18
Back in Plaid
PNC Scholarships Send Two Boys and Girls Club Grads to MCCC This Fall
Hopewell Valley Central High School to host Mercer County Community College courses ths fall
Blood Brothers Opens Season at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre 9/9 - 9/18
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