E-Bulletin of August 5, 2003

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Bart Luedeke Joining MCCC

Dr. J. Barton Luedeke, who recently retired as president of Rider University, will join the MCCC staff as of August 25.  He will teach mathematics as an adjunct professor and will work part-time with faculty members and administrative staff on the assessment of college effectiveness and student success.   Click here for the press release.

Note About Viking

The new edition (summer 2003) of our Viking newsletter has recently been distributed throughout our campuses. We appreciate any help you can give us in making it available to staff, students and visitors.  

We always welcome suggestions for future issues.  Please keep the Public Information office in mind throughout the year and let us know what's happening in your area.  Call Saveria or Wendy at ext. 3736 or 3729.

Helicopter on Campus?

There are many ways to travel to a conference at MCCC.  On July 17 the Camden County sheriff parked a helicopter on Mercer grounds as he came to a state sheriffs’ meeting at the Conference Center.  His colleagues, sheriffs in other counties, were interested in seeing the helicopter, donated by the military, in hopes of getting one of their own .   Photo.

Landscaping Plans

A new landscaping plan is taking shape at the Conference Center, designed by a group of MCCC horticulture students in Amy Iseneker’s landscaping class.  According to Iseneker, the students designed individual plans and the final plan is a combination that uses ideas from many of them.

Staffers recently planted beautiful perennials called Liriope in front of the center.  The border/edging grass is evergreen with lavender flower spikes in summer.  Coming soon will be a burning bush hedge, a dwarf forsythia hedge, four ginko biloba trees, a perennial garden and other shrubs. Liriope have also been planted on the side of the Student Center around the outdoor eating area.  

Some of the landscaping is being done this summer, and there will be a second phase later

Camp College and Tomato Patch

Here is a photographic glimpse into some of the camp activities on campus.


PTA Students Help Each Other

Students in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program recently made a donation to an MCCC Foundation account, the “Physical Therapist Assistant Fund.”  The account grants loans to PTA students/grads who need help paying for books or preparing for their board exams.  Barbara Behrens started the fund last year.  The voluntary contributions come from fundraisers such as the “massage-a-thon.”   Photo.

Tree Trimming?   Photo.

Wedding Bells

Lavar Peterson, PC support technician, and Latisha Morales were married July 10.  The couple is living in Hamilton.  The IT division held a celebration of the marriage recently, featuring pizza and cake.  Lavar would like to say “thank you to everyone for all that you did.”  Photo.

Mercer Marketplace

Walnut dining room set for sale.  Oval, 70 inch table with pads, four chairs and lighted hutch.  If interested, contact Cheryl Cosgrove, ext. 3262 or 758-2541.

Gable's Mother Featured

Steffan Gable’s mom, Lisa Gable, was the subject of an article in the Times of Trenton on July 24.  She founded “LG Accessories” after creating the “strap-mate,” a patented product used to position bra straps firmly on the shoulders of its wearer.  She holds four patents for women’s accessories and was honored in 1999 by the NJ Inventor’s Hall of Fame.

Welcome New Staff

  • Thor Eyrich, Systems Analyst, Technology Services Division
  • James Smith, Associate Graphic Designer, Marketing/Public Information, A.A.S., MCCC;
  • Mary McCormick, Administrative Secretary, Business Division, effective Aug. 4, 2003; A.A.S., MCCC
  • Lori Cook, Administrative Secretary, Library
  • John Kalinowski, Instructor, Health and Physical Education, effective Aug. 25, 2003;  B.S., Trenton State College; M.S., Georgia Southern University.
  • Patricia DuPre, Administrative Secretary, Business Division
  • Ron Kanter, Associate Professor, Television, Arts, Communication & Technology Division; B.A., Temple University; M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania.

Promotions/Title Changes

  • Ricardo Figueroa, currently Coordinator, English Language Institute, title changed to Director, Language Institute
  • Diane Bennett, currently Administrative Secretary II, Student and Academic Services, promoted to Administrative Assistant, Student and Academic Services
  • Vanessa Wilson, currently Director for Human Resources, promoted to Executive Director, Human Resources
  • Dr. Jacqueline Sanders, Dean, Business Division, reassignment as Assistant to the Provost, James Kerney Campus
  • Robert Terrano, Dean, Arts, Communication and Technology Division, retiring from his administrative position as of January 1, 2004, re-employment as Assistant Professor in the Arts, Communication and Technology Division


Retirees to Meet for Lunch

MCCC retirees are invited to meet for lunch on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1 p.m. at Sunny Gardens.  Call Helen Marie Dolton by the 15th to reserve a seat -- 882-5086.

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