2006 - 2, March 27, 2006
MCCC Scholarship Dinner Dance A Big Success
With ongoing support from the
community, the MCCC Foundation Board's 2006 Scholarship Dinner Dance on
March 11 was a great success. Corporate sponsorships, ad sales, and a
popular silent auction, combined with 425 attendees, raised a net of approximately
Honorees this year were Roma Bank, Borden Perlman Insurance Co., and "Person
of the Year" HelenMarie Dolton, who started the college's Nursing
program and is a former Dean for Science and Allied Health." More
For Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Thanks to a new pilot program,
young adults with intellectual disabilities will now be able to attend
college. DREAM, “Developing
Real Expectations for Achieving Mastery,” funded by a grant from
Laura and Steve Riggio through the National Down Syndrome Society, will
begin accepting students in September. More
Africans Who Changed Our History," A Lecture by MCCC Faculty Member
Renee Walker March 29
As part of MCCC's “Africans in the Diaspora” lecture series,
faculty member Dr. Renee Walker will speak on "Celebrating Africans
Who Changed Our History," on March 29 at 12 noon in the Communications
Building, Room 159, at the West Windsor campus. More
Professionals Day Conference April 26
MCCC's Center for Continuing Education will host its
for administrative professionals
on Wednesday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conference Center.
Keynote speaker Eileen N. Sinett will discuss "the transformational
power of communication." More
Review Solicits Manuscripts
Area writers and artists are invited to submit their work for possible
publication in The Kelsey Review, a Mercer County literary magazine. The
review accepts short fiction, poetry, essays, brief excerpts of novels,
black and white line drawings, and cartoons.
According to MCCC English faculty members Ed Carmien and Holly-Katharine
Johnson, who are editing the Kelsey Review this year, the major requirements
for inclusion are high quality work and that the writers and artists live
or work in Mercer County, New Jersey. The deadline for submissions
is May 1, 2006.
Wilfrid Elected Vice Chair of WIB
When the Mercer County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) reorganized at
a meeting March 9 at the Sypek Center of Mercer County Technical Schools,
Acting President Tom Wilfrid was elected vice chair. The WIB, a private-public
partnership under the auspices of Mercer County, coordinates efforts to
address workforce training and retraining.
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Trains Princeton University Staff
A group of Princeton University employees recently completed the “Excelling
at Princeton” training program, developed and delivered by MCCC’s
Center for Training and Development. Since the program began in 2003,
a total of 70 employees have graduated.
Grads Earn High Scores
All of MCCC's 2005 Radiography program
graduates passed the national certification examination in radiography
and are either employed or pursuing advanced education. Based
on their scores, the New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners
has ranked Mercer's program second out of the 17 accredited programs in
New Jersey. More
Faculty Member Selected for ETS Community College Team
Faculty member Nancy Halstead was selected by Educational Testing Service
(ETS) as one of four 2006 Summer Scholars. The scholars, who receive an
honorarium of $3,500, give input, guidance and assistance in new product
development efforts while residing at ETS during the month of June.
Nursing Students Score High Pass Rate
For the period of April 2005 to September
2005, the pass rate for MCCC Nursing graduates on the National Council
of State Boards of Nursing exam was officially 90%. These May 2005 Nursing
graduates are now licensed as registered nurses in New Jersey.
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