E-Bulletin of May 20,
a newsletter for
staff and faculty of Mercer County Community College
Table of Contents
"Hidden Children" Exhibit Opens June 1
The campus community is invited to the Opening Reception of a special
exhibit, "Hidden Children: The Youngest Survivors of the Holocaust" on Sunday,
June 1, 3 to 5 p.m. at The Gallery.
Coming to us from the Holocaust Museum in Rockland County, New York, it
tells the stories of 17 people who were hidden as children during World
War II in German-occupied countries, and those who risked their lives to
help them. One of the hidden children featured is Elsa Loeb of Monroe, who
was instrumental in bringing the exhibit to Mercer. She will be available
at the reception on June 1 to talk informally with guests. Refreshments
will be served.
The show will run at The Gallery from May 28 through June 27.
On June 12 at 7 p.m. there will be a showing of the film produced by Barbra
Streisand, "Stories of Courage," in the CM Building, Room 110. Closing
ceremonies take place on Sunday, June 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. at The Gallery
and will feature a talk by a member of the second generation.
Board Chair Bill Baroni, who is chairing the Hidden Children Committee,
asks everyone in the MCCC family to help spread the word about this exhibit
to students, church groups, teachers and the community. The committee
hopes that many school-age children will have the opportunity to attend.
for more information.
MCCC Faculty Recognized
At a recent meeting Mercer County Community College's faculty union presented
outstanding faculty members to the Board of Trustees for recognition.
Board Chairman Bill Baroni said the college is fortunate in the quality of
its faculty members and in their contributions to the educational community.
A summer position is available for MCCC's busy swim program for children.
Qualified candidates will work Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Additional scheduling opportunities are available. Current certification
required. Call ext. 3267.
Grant Writing Workshop
Novice and minimally experienced grant writers will learn how to improve
their chances of receiving funding at a "Grant Writing Workshop" taught
by Stephen Sumner, Ed.D., in two sessions: Wednesdays, June 4 and 11, 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to learning foundation skills to master
the funding maze, Sumner will provide basic grant writing tips and discuss
topics such as finding and defining real problems, discovering who has the
money, avoiding mistakes, using Internet resources, building partnerships
and more. Tuition and fees are $195 and include breakfast, lunch and
Leadership for Board Members
A seminar entitled "Leadership for Board Members" on June 12 from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. will sharpen the leadership skills of nonprofit board members and
executive directors. The discussion will include the role of a governing
board, the responsibilities of directors, and interactions with staff.
The afternoon will be individualized to help participants assess their boards,
and will conclude with a plan of action to achieve greater effectiveness.
Tuition and fees are $99 and include breakfast and lunch. A ten percent
discount is available for groups of three or more.
JKC Helps Tutor From Sudan
Former ESL student, Vironica Othogk, now a tutor at the James Kerney Campus,
has had tragedy strike her family in the Sudan. Her family’s home was
bombed and a brother was killed. Another brother, 19 years old, was
badly injured and maimed. The staff at the James Kerney Campus has
started an account to help her and her family. According to Ricardo
Figueroa, $640 has already been donated. If you would like to help you
may write a check payable to "MCCC/Vironica Othogk" and send it to our Accounting
James Kerney Campus Confers Awards
A "Celebration of Academic Achievement" for James Kerney Campus credit
and adult education programs brought hundreds to the Marriott Conference
Hotel in Trenton on Tuesday evening, May 13. Ceremonies were led by
Provost Beverly Richardson, with participation by many JKC staff members.
Students who were recognized included those who have completed their associate
degree in large part at the James Kerney Campus, and graduates of the Career
Training Institute, General Educational Development programs, and English
Language Institute. Many of those graduating from the adult education programs
plan to continue their studies in a credit program at Mercer or another college.
Special guest speaker was Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer, who delivered
an inspiring address to the assembly. Motivational speaker Richard
Criner got the crowd up and participating. Some of his great lines
"The more you learn the more you can earn."
"If greatness is possible then excellence is not enough."
"If it's to be it's up to me."
"If you change your attitude you can change your world."
"Destiny is a matter of choice not a matter of chance."
SGA/SAB Awards Night
The Student Government Association presented its Annual Achievement Awards
and the Student Activities Board celebrated its spring semi-formal dinner
dance on Saturday, May 10. Students were recognized in a variety of
categories. Over 300 students, faculty and staff members participated.
"Advisor of the Year" awards went to Shirley DeSilva, International Student
Organization advisor, and to Amy Iseneker and Marie Wszolek, Horticulture
Club advisors. The "Club/Organization of the Year" awards went to the
Hospitality Club, a new and very active group, and to the West Windsor Student
Activities Board, which raised thousands of dollars for area charities.
The SGA "Student of the Year" was Tobia Buckle, who was cited for her
extensive charitable work and commitment.
Staff and faculty who participated in presenting awards included President
Robert Rose, Deans Marilyn Pender and Carol Tosh; Danielle Garruba, Barbara
Owens and Nancy Cucugliello of Student Activities; Maria Rodriguez of EOF,
and Rev. Robert Wittik.
Go to MCCC's Current News at What's New
Go to previous e-bulletins
Return to Home Page