E-Bulletin of March 7,
a newsletter for staff
and faculty of Mercer County Community College
Table of Contents
Charter Schools Conference
Along with the Times of Trenton, MCCC will sponsor "Charter Schools:
Are They Making a Difference?" on Friday, March 14, from 8:30 to 11:30
a.m. at the Conference Center. The panel, moderated by Bart Luedeke,
president of Rider University, will assess the success of public charter
schools since legislation establishing them was passed in 1996. The
cost is $30 per person.
Architecture Program Expects 450
High school students, teachers and guidance counselors from around the
state have made reservations to attend the "Architecture Career Day and Design
Challenge 2003" on Friday, March 14. Guest architects are scheduled
to speak, and then will critique design projects that have been submitted
by 50 high school students.
The college-level assignment is the design of a spacious, 10,000-square-foot
home for an affluent New Jersey client, including building program, site
plan and drawing requirements. The design projects will be displayed
in the MCCC Architecture studios during the event, according to Marilyn Dietrich,
Architecture program coordinator.
Women in Law Enforcement
Lori Hennon-Bell, Lt. Colonel and Deputy Superintendent of Administration
with the New Jersey State Police, will present a talk entitled "The Role
of Women in Law Enforcement" on Thursday, March 27 at 12 noon in CM 110 as
part of MCCC's Distinguished Lecture Series.
Hennon-Bell will discuss the history and utilization of female troopers
in the N.J. State Police, as well as national trends and issues confronting
women in law enforcement. Her career with the state police spans more
than 22 years, and has included progressively more challenging operational
and administrative responsibilities.
Titans Promotional Night
MCCC's Marketing staff will be at the Sovereign Bank Arena on Saturday,
March 29 to promote college programs. The Mercer Viking (aka Francis
Paixao) will shoot T-shirts into the crowd. We'll announce our presence
with large MCCC signs, tables with literature, and 2000 Koozies with the
Mercer logo as give-aways.
Alumni & Friends Host Theater Evening
The MCCC Alumni & Friends Association is hosting a theatre evening
on April 11. There will be a 6:30 to 7:30 reception with hors d’oeuvres,
wine and soft drinks in the Faculty Dining Room, followed by a performance
of the classic musical “Damn Yankees” at Kelsey Theatre. The cost is
$15 per person. Tickets are limited, so reserve yours as soon as possible.
Make checks payable to the MCCC Foundation and mail to Bill Mate, AD 250.
Area writers and artists are invited to submit their work for possible
publication in The Kelsey Review, a Mercer County literary magazine.
The review accepts short fiction, poetry, essays, samplings of novels, black-and-white
line drawings and cartoons. The deadline for submissions is May 1.
Professor Robin Schore is the editor.
DCCP Celebrates Opening
At the recent opening of Mercer's new Conference Center, Dean Rose Nini
of the Division of Corporate and Community Programs said "I am so proud
of my team and how hard they have worked over the years. It is exciting
that we will finally have a home of our own. I hope that through this
wonderful facility we will be able to provide more and better programs.
"This is the entire college's Conference Center, and I want so much for
everyone to feel welcome and to consider how the center can be used for
different kinds of educational events -- to think of the wonderful seminars
and conferences they would like to offer here."
for a photo of DCCP staff during the opening event.
Students in the Dental X-ray Technician Program
of The Division of Corporate and Community Programs had a 100% pass rate
with a mean score of 86.0, according to the Bureau of Radiological Health.
"The examination results for Mercer students were well above New Jersey's
passing percentage of 80.3%" said Yvonne Chang. "We would like to congratulate
Successful completion of the course qualifies students for the New Jersey
license examination. For more information contact Chang at ext. 3278
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Campbell Delivers Keynote at State Event
The New Jersey Department of Transportation celebrated Black History Month
with the theme, “African Americans Striving for Educational Excellence.”
MCCC's Dr. Diane Campbell gave the keynote address on February 28 to 100
State employees. Her topic was “The Role of Education in the Development
of the African American Community Post Slavery.” Campbell received a
standing ovation for her presentation. Barbara Jefferson of our James
Kerney Campus enhanced MCCC's presence with college literature.
Welcome New Staff
Robert Hamilton, Employee Services Manager, Human Resources
Debbie Pritchett, Administrative Secretary II, Student Academic Support
Anna Nina Prizzi, Teaching Assistant, Hospitality Programs
Charles Weatherspoon, EOF Counselor/Recruiter, Student Academic Support
Coming to Kelsey
March 14 -22: Transport yourself to Middle Earth and travel with
Bilbo Baggins in "The Hobbit."
Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m.: Heather MacRae, daughter of Gordon MacRae,
performs "Songs for My Father."
At The Gallery
"Mercer County Artists" continues at The Gallery through April 3.
Rose Nini’s son, Dr. Kevin Nini, a craniofacial surgeon, was cited recently
in the Saint Peter’s University Hospital newsletter for reconstructive
surgery he performed on an infant who was adopted from Russia by a New
Jersey family. Before and after photos are truly miraculous.
Dr. Nini is based in New Brunswick.
Stock Up on Cookies
Sue Minkel has ten cases of Girl Scout cookies to sell. They include
caramel delites, peanut butter patties, shortbread, thin mints, peanut
butter sandwiches, lemon pastry cremes, animal treasures (fudge dipped
shortbread), and friendship circles. $3.00/box. Please leave orders
at email@example.com or phone ext. 3837. “I'd be happy to hand deliver them
to your offices,” Sue said. “Thanks so much!”
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