E-Bulletin of Jan 3, 2003
a newsletter for staff and faculty
of Mercer County Community College
Table of Contents
E- Bulletin of January 2, 2003
TABLE OF CONTENTS
· New Jersey Network to Feature Mel Leipzig
· The “Hall of Fame Celebration”
· Gingerbread House
· Festival of Lights
· Welcome New Staff
New Jersey Network Features Mel Leipzig
Mel Leipzig’s fame as an artist will spread far and wide as New Jersey Network
airs a half-hour program about him and his work this month. Camera
crews filmed in Leipzig’s MCCC classroom, at the MCCC Gallery when his work
was on display, at the NJ State Museum, and at the gallery in New York that
displays Leipzig’s work. You can see the show on NJN on Jan. 5 at 6
p.m., Jan. 17 at 9:30 p.m., Jan. 25 at 1:30 a.m., and Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m.
The “Hall of Fame Celebration”
The MCCC Athletic Department invites friends and supporters of Mercer athletics
to a "Hall of Fame Celebration" on Saturday, Jan. 18. Six Mercer champions,
including former Basketball Coach Howie Landa and five players, will be inducted
into the MCCC Sports Hall of Fame. Members of Mercer's 1972-73 Men's
Basketball Team, which won the NJCAA National Championship, will also be
The festivities begin at halftime of a regular season game (2 p.m.) between
Mercer and the Community College of Rhode Island, when Hall of Fame inductees
will come together on the court for a special ceremony. After
the game, guests will move to the Student Center for a reception and dinner
(5 p.m.). Tickets are $30 and are available by calling the ext. 3741.
According to Athletic Director John Simone, the Mercer basketball program
began in 1961 with the hiring of Coach Landa. The school was located
in downtown Trenton at that time and was still known as Trenton Junior College.
"The Mercer basketball program started off with great momentum, reaching
the national tournament in its second season and placing sixth," said Simone.
"Plans to honor some of Mercer's greats have been on the table for years.
This event is the vision of many staff members."
The ceremony will also honor Mercer's 1972 – 73 championship team, the first
East Coast team to win the NJCAA title – before or since.
In addition to Simone, the Hall of Fame Planning Committee includes: Prof.
Al Leister, former athletic director; Bob Pugh, Director of Physical Education;
Fred Weiner, guidance department, George O’Gorman, former MCCC sports information
director; Jim Ramm, a former statistician; and Rose Rubertone, of the admissions
department. For more information, call the MCCC Athletic Department
at (609) 586-4800, ext. 3741.
For a detailed account of this event with photos click here.
Gingerbread house (photo)
Gregory Danley, Sharon Galbraith Ryer and Ryoko Saito, all students in Mercer
County Community College’s Hotel Restaurant and Institution Management program,
show off the gingerbread house they and other members of their Hospitality
Club created. The house is on display at the Quakerbridge Mall, second
floor, where the students have been giving out free cookies in celebration
of the season. The club is advised by well-known area chef Annie Prizzi,
now an instructor at MCCC.
Festival of Lights (photos of party)
International Student Services hosted a “Festival of Lights” on Dec. 11,
where students from many countries highlighted their cultural traditions.
The program included presentations about Christmas in Peru and other parts
of the world. There was Arabic dance and music, a display of traditional
clothing, music from Haiti and a Bhangra dance. Associate Dean Marilyn
Pender and International Student Services Coordinator Savita Bambhrolia offered
words of support.
Bambhrolia said the gathering “represents everyone coming together from all
the cultures and celebrating.” She said MCCC has 210 international
students, and seventeen of them organized the event, which also included
a luncheon, cultural displays and decorations.
Click here for more photos of MCCC holiday celebrations.
Welcome New Staff
Peggy Brown, Assistant Director, Talent Search JKC
Mark Meara, Dean for Technology Services
Joseph Lugo promoted to Maintenance II and assigned to new Corporate Training
R. Joseph DeLuca promoted to Maintenance II and assigned to new Corporate
Barnes & Noble Recap
A Giving Exchange
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