Issue 2008 - 3, April
is Community College Month!
for a listing of April events at MCCC
Dreams" to Raise Funds for DREAM Program May 16
The DREAM program, which offers a college experience to young adults with
intellectual disabilities, will host "Island
Dreams Mystery Theater Night" to benefit the program. The event takes
place Friday, May 16 from 7 to 11 p.m., and will feature dinner with Hawaiian
specialties and an interactive theatrical performance at MCCC's Conference
Center. More here.
Friday Forums Offer "Intellectual Stimulus" May 16 & 23
MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies will present two one-day forums for
an audience ready to be stimulated by a discourse on politics, economics,
the arts, finance, wellness and more. Presented by noted local experts,
MCCC's new "Friday Forums" will be held May 16 and May 23 from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Conference Center. More here.
Business Conference May 17
"Doing Business with Mercer County Community College" is a special
workshop designed for women and minority-owned businesses who wish to
learn how to contract with the college. It takes place on Saturday, May
17, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the college's Conference Center. Register
by May 9 by calling 609-570-3311. There is no charge. More here.
Guests Help Raise Scholarship Dollars at Annual Gala
A festive evening with a serious purpose,
Mercer County Community College's Scholarship Dinner Dance at the Hyatt
Regency Princeton drew nearly 400 supporters on March 8. The event netted
approximately $75,000 in scholarship dollars for students who otherwise
might not have the opportunity for a college education.
chair Nina Melker of The Bank of Princeton and her committee orchestrated
an elegant evening with a "Dancing Under the Stars" theme and
a successful silent auction. More here.
MCCC Student Takes Top Prize in "Searching for
In an exhilarating display of talent,
nine finalists competed in front of judges, cameras and a live audience
in MCCC's first-ever "Searching for the Stars" talent competition.
Mercer student and singer/songwriter Kelly Carvin took home the grand
prize -- an invitation to perform at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem
later this spring. Details and photos here.
Tech Wiz Receives National Recognition
Hargis, a non-traditional Mercer student who has overcome significant
challenges on his way to achievement, is one of three winners of the 2008
Terry O'Banion Student Technology Champion award. The League for Innovation
in the Community College and Microsoft Corporation sponsor the award.
Hargis, a student worker for MCCC's Virtual College, received $5,000 plus
a variety of software products from Microsoft. More here.
to Provide Training for Aurobindo Pharma USA
Mercer's Center for Training and Development will design and deliver customized
training for Aurobindo Pharma USA, which manufactures generic pharmaceuticals,
through a $152,000 training grant from the NJ Department of Labor and
Workforce Development. The training program for current and new employees
will include computer skills, manufacturing, mathematics and communications.
Learn more about NJ's training and literacy grants by calling (609) 633-6799
or online here.
Photos from the grant announcement event are available here.
Web Page Features Successful Alumni
Mercer has a new section of its website that features success stories
about our alumni. Visit the site here
and click on "alumni feature stories." If you are a Mercer graduate,
we invite you to fill out our online survey.
of Giving to Help
Mercer County Community College Foundation provides scholarships to deserving
students and allocates needed funds for important college projects. There
are many ways you can help. Although the easiest gift to give is cash,
it is also possible to make a multi-year pledge, donate appreciated securities,
insurance, personal property or real estate. You may also choose to remember
the MCCC Foundation in your will or annuity. All
gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by federal and state laws.
in the News Online
Times, April 1, 2008: Economic Unease Topic of Summit
US 1 Newspaper, March 26, 2008: Taking Flight
(About MCCC's Aviation Program)
Topics, March 19, 2008: Community College Topics to be Holocaust/Genocide
March 13, 2008: Monmouth Mercer Enter Into Articulation Agreement
Times, March 12, 2008: College Invites Students to "Explore Mercer"
Post, March 6, 2008: MCCC's Tomato Patch Arts Program Turns 35
to Kelsey Theatre
19 -- Dr. Dolittle
18-27 -- "Macbeth" presented by MCCC Theatre Students
here for past issues of e-News@MCCC
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