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Issue 2009 - 1, February 9, 2009

MCCC to Embark "On a Sea Cruise" for Student Scholarships
Under the leadership of Foundation Board member Nina Melker of The Bank of Princeton, MCCC's Scholarship Dinner Dance, set for March 7, at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Princetion, promises to be a fun and elegant event with a serious purpose -- raising funds for student scholarships.

There is still time to take part by purchasing tickets, purchasing an ad in the program book, making a donation, or donating an item to the Silent Auction. For more information click here, or contact Jeremy Parry at 609-570-3617.

Coleman Appointed Board Chair
Rev. William E. Coleman, Jr., has been appointed chair of the MCCC Board of Trustees. Rev. Coleman has been a college trustee since 2003, and most recently served as vice chair. Mark Matzen, vice president of the M.W.W. Group, has been appointed vice chair, and Robert DiFalco, vice president of investments for UBS Financial, continues as treasurer.
More here.

Economic Crisis Grant Workshop
NJ businesses are invited to a breakfast workshop to learn how MCCC's Center for Training and Development can help them secure a training grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This free event takes place Thursday, Feb. 26, 8 to 10 a.m. at the MCCC Conference Center, More here.

First Students Welcomed to New Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
MCCC welcomed 15 students to campus this semester under a new agreement with Felician College that makes it possible for nurses to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree right on MCCC's campus in West Windsor. The students will remain together as a cohort throughout the "Fast Track" 19-month program. More here.

Nursing Program Salutes 34 Grads in Celebratory Ceremony
From a former photographer to a mother who went through two pregnancies during her years of study, from the student who started out with plans to be a teacher to a bartender turned caregiver, MCCC celebrated the graduation of 34 students from its Nursing program on Jan. 14. More here.

MCCC Offers Enriching Lineup of Black History Month Events
Unity" is the theme as MCCC observes Black History Month at both campuses. Events include lectures, panel discussions, a poetry contest and a jazz café. For the full schedule of events, click here.

Touchable Sculpture "As Seen By Hand" at MCCC's Gallery
The Gallery is hosting a show of touchable sculpture,"As Seen By Hand," through Feb. 19, featuring 14 artists of the Sculpture Association of New Jersey, and three invited artists. More here.
Watch a WZBN video about the show here.

Theatre Student Honors Rosa Parks in One-Woman Show
The legacy of activist Rosa Parks is being kept alive for a new generation by MCCC Theatre student Doreen Griffin. She pays tribute to the civil rights icon in her one-woman show, "She's Gotta Ticket to Ride: An Interview with Rosa Parks," which she has presented at numerous venues since 2006. Read the full story here.

TV Students Create Documentary for Breast Cancer Resource Center
Last semester the Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) in Princeton was one of the clients of MCCC's advanced TV course. Four students took on the challenge of creating a documentary to help raise awareness of the services available to survivors in our area. The director of BCRC, Kara Stephenson, was so pleased with the students’ final presentation in December, she made the video part of their annual New Year’s party.

New Alumni Success Stories Online

Lectures in MCCC's Distinguished Lecture Series this semester

Mercer in the News Online

Times 1-21-09 34 Complete MCCC Nursing Studies

Times 1-21-09: Cooking Classes Back in Session at MCCC

Lawrence Ledger 1-22-09: Communication Revelation

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

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