E-Bulletin of June 22, 2004

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Two Major Awards for Michael Glass
Dr. Michael Glass was recently honored with two major awards. The New Jersey chapter of Irish Northern Aid honored him for his years of support and visits to northern Ireland. On June 21 he received the "Community College Spirit Award" from the New Jersey Council of County Colleges. Click here for the story and photo.

MCCC Celebrates Retirements
On June 17 the campus community honored the contributions of colleagues who are retiring:
Ed House, professor of Chemistry
Rose Marie Marano, senior bookkeeper/payroll
John Santosuosso, professor of Civil Engineering Technology
Lynn Steill, administrative assistant to the president

Others who are retiring but who were unable to attend the event:
W. David Crawford, assistant professor of Computer Aided Design
Beatrice Machunze, associate professor of English
Albert Magson, professor of Information Technology; former Dean for Information Technology Services

The celebration was coordinated by MCCC's Staff Recognition and Rewards Committee, chaired by Vanessa Wilson, executive director of Human Resources. Staffers enjoyed wine and cheese with members of the Board of Trustees, then the retirees were honored during the board's meeting. Dinner and dancing followed in the Student Center. Great food provided by the college's food service staff included chicken marsala, salmon, shrimp cocktail, venetian bread, chocolate-covered strawberries and more desserts. MCCC Graphic Designer James Smith served as M.C. Photos

A Celebration for Jacky Sanders
Friends and co-workers of Dean Jacky Sanders celebrated with her on June 7 as she steps down from the position of Dean after 17 years. The festive get-together included cake, flowers and kind words. Sanders will be moving to the James Kerney campus to work closely with Dr. Beverly Richardson. "I will only be an extension away," she said. Photos

Aviation Program Hosts DC3 Festival
The Federal Aviation Administration and MCCC’s Aviation program is hosting a DC3 Festival June 22 and 23 at the college’s aviation facilities at the Trenton-Mercer Airport. One of the few remaining operational DC3 aircraft will be on display. The festival will include seminars in aviation safety and communications from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition to pilots, flight instructors and mechanics, anyone interested in aviation, including families with children, is invited to attend. No registration is required and the event is free of charge.

The DC3 was manufactured from the 1930s to the 1950s and served as the major air transport plane in the U.S. According to Joe Blasenstein, “The DC3 was essentially the first aircraft that made money for the airlines because of its capability and performance. It was extremely durable.”

The DC3 Festival will move to the Millville Municipal Airport, Millville, NJ on Saturday and Sunday, June 26 and 27. Call 609-530-1272 or 609-586-4800 ext. 3487 for more information.

Get Hooked! FISH Camp Invites You
"Play!" "Make Their Day!" and "Be There!" These are three of the concepts stressed at MCCC's Friday FISH Camp. Learn how to make your workplace a better one. Attend one, two or three FISH Camp sessions, offered Fridays at the Conference Center. Review the schedule here

Staffers Enjoy the Kelsey Cruise
According to Kitty Getlik, the first annual Kelsey Theatre Fundraising Cruise was quite a success, with 45 people participating in the trip to Canada. More than $3,000 was raised for Kelsey Theatre.

According to Kitty, "Highlights of the trip included a backstage tour of LaScala – the ship’s 1450 seat theatre, and two complimentary cocktail hours in the nicest vantage point on the ship – The Crow’s Nest. It was impossible to participate in all the events the Voyager of The Seas had to offer, although some hearty souls did climb the rock wall, skate on the ice skating rink and the rollerblading track, and play a few rounds of miniature golf. Everyone managed to make time for the gourmet meals and the impressive ice shows and musical performances, and many took advantage of the slot machines in the casino, duty free shopping, and even the variety of massages and other pamperings the spa had to offer. Oh, and they did manage to drag themselves off this wonderful ship and see some of the sights of St. John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia. They’re back now and gearing up for next year’s trip in August 2005. This time we will be going south – most likely to the Bahamas. We’ll let you know the destination once we have more information." Photos

Tech Prep Program Update
This year 98 high school seniors enrolled in seven Tech-Prep programs and 74 students completed the year. Typically, Tech Prep students complete about twelve college credits through afternoon courses in an occupational program at Mercer. Students are currently taking classes in business, aviation, computer systems and network administration, criminal justice, fire science, professional cooking, and radio/TV production. According to Dr. Wilfrid, where enrollment justifies, Tech-Prep students are in self-contained classes, but many are enrolled in classes with other MCCC students.

More Honors Photos
If anyone would like a printed copy of an Honors convocation photo, please email saveria@mccc.edu or call ext. 3736. See a selection of photos here.

Volunteer Opportunity
The Domestic Violence Victim Response Team is looking for volunteers from MCCC to help people and families in crisis. You can become a member of their collaborative partnership with Womanspace, Inc. and the West Windsor Police Department. Volunteers receive extensive training of 50+ hours, with classes held evenings and weekends. Contact Chris Ward or Alison Daks at 609-394-0136 by August 1 to get an application and be screened. Training will begin in October.


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