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Issue 2008 - 5, July 3, 2008

MCCC Begins Renovation Project to Improve Student Services
Future students of Mercer County Community College will be able to register for classes, see their academic advisor, pay their bills and take advantage of numerous related services at a One-Stop Student Center, complete with computer work stations and comfortable seating. The center is part of a major renovation project designed to streamline student services by renovating the existing Student Center and Library buildings and adding a two-story entrance that links the buildings. Details here.

Dr. Donald Generals Appointed VP For Academic Affairs
The MCCC Board of Trustees has confirmed Dr. Donald (Guy) Generals as the new vice president for Academic Affairs. Dr. Generals has 23 years of experience in higher education as an administrator and teacher. He replaces Dr. Thomas N. Wilfrid, who retired late last year after a 38-year career at the college. Details here.

MCCC Helps Cut the Ribbon for Daylight/Twilight High School
The college was among the partners in a massive, three-year project to open a new Daylight/Twilight High School in Trenton, which came to fruition at a ribbon cutting on June 12. The top two floors of the impressive five-story building will house MCCC's Career Training Institute and Talent Search programs.

Located just a half block away from Mercer's James Kerney Campus, the Daylight/Twilight High School gives a second chance to those who left school for a variety of reasons and now wish to return. Photo here.
Read The Times story here.

MCCC Receives Renewal Challenge Grant;
Seeks Donations For Health Professions Scholarships

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation has given the college a second- year $50,000 challenge grant for scholarships in the health professions. The MCCC Charlotte Newcombe Endowed Fund
will encourage students to pursue careers in nursing and other healthcare fields by meeting some of their unmet financial needs. Donations to the challenge grant will have double the impact.

Donations may be made payable to The MCCC Foundation, with a note indicating the Charlotte W. Newcombe grant. Send to the College Advancement Office, AD 114, Mercer County Community College, PO Box B, Trenton, NJ 08690. For more information contact Director of College Advancement Kay Eaton at 609-570-3250 or Barbara Prince at 609-570-3284, or e-mail eatonk@mccc.edu.

Professor Linda Scherr Receives
"Community College Spirit Award"

The NJ Council of County Colleges presented a "Community College Spirit Award" to MCCC History Professor Linda Scherr at its conference on June 16. According to Council President Lawrence Nespoli, "The award is bestowed on a select few who have helped advance the community college movement." More here.
Read The Times story here.

WWFM is Media Sponsor for "Princeton 1783"
WWFM The Classical Network is serving as the official media sponsor for the year-long celebration that commemorates the 225th anniversary of Princeton's brief role as the nation's capital.
MCCC President Patricia Donohue was among the many visitors to Drumthwacket, the governor's mansion in Princeton, on May 27 for a kickoff event. An array of history and art exhibitions, musical performances and historic re-enactments are scheduled. Photo here.

New Grant Through The Center for Training and Development
MCCC's Center for Training and Development (CTD) was instrumental in helping to secure a $52,200 training grant for Inverness Medical Professional Diagnostics, which does business as Wampole Laboratories. The grant, from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, enables the CTD to provide 12 months of training for approximately 100 company employees in computer applications, time management, problem solving, leadership and supervisory skills. For more information on CTD services call 570-3656 or e-mail pontanil@mccc.edu.

There's Still Time to Learn Something New This Summer
Many great short-term noncredit classes at MCCC begin in July and August, including
"Writing for TV," "Playwriting," "Staging Your Home to Sell," Stock Options Workshop II," Creating Gourmet Gift Baskets," "Introduction to Glass Bead Making," "Enhancing Digital Photos," "Boardwalk Summer Confections," "From Sauce to Salsa," "Sauces Beyond Salsa," "Playing with Pasta" and much more. Click here for the summer noncredit tabloid.

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

June 27 - July 6: "The Taming of the Shrew"

July 11-20: "Oliver"

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