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Issue 2007 - 7, December 20, 2007

Dear Friend of MCCC,

All of us at Mercer County Community College wish you a very happy holiday season and new year.

Dr. Patricia C. Donohue
President

Mercer Successes Highlighted at Dec. 5 Event
The vitality and energy of Mercer's students, staff and faculty were shining brightly on Dec. 5, when the Board of Trustees hosted a community event, "Creating the Future, Celebrating Success." Students showcased chemistry experiments, landscape designs, live dance, music and theatre, ceramics and photography, just to name a few of their creative exhibits. The special event honored three community partners: Ewing Superintendent Ray Broach, Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton, and The McGraw Hill Companies.
Click here for more.

The 2006-2007 Annual Report is Here
The college's 2006-07 Annual Report and the MCCC Foundation's Annual Report are available online here. If you would like a printed version please call Rosanne Zarilli at 609-570-3608 or e-mail zarrillr@mccc.edu.

Two Renovated Nursing Labs Reopened
On Nov. 20 the college celebrated and cut ribbons to reopen two renovated and newly-equipped Nursing laboratories in the Math/Science building. The renovations were made possible by two generous donors, former Chair of Nursing and Allied Health HelenMarie Dolton, and Johnson & Johnson through its "Campaign for Nursing's Future."
More here.

TV Students Host Telethon for Mercer Street Friends
Mercer's Television program hosted a telethon on Dec. 14 for Mercer Street Friends, a local Trenton charitable organization. Students, faculty and staff members produced a five-hour live broacdast, which included videos made by students for the organization as part of their class assignment. Students staffed a phone bank and took incoming pledges from viewers.
Photos here.
Click here to see student videos.

Students Design Landscaping for Drumthwacket
Ornamental Horticulture students in a "Landscaping and Planning" class have completed landscape designs for the New Jersey governor's mansion, Drumthwacket. The class formed three groups that completed designs for three areas of the grounds. They presented their designs to officials at Drumthwacket recently. Photos here.

WWFM's "Views and Voices" Features Staff/Faculty
"Views and Voices," a new program that airs on WWFM, will keep listeners informed about events and issues at MCCC and the wider broadcast region. Produced by Rachel Katz, the half-hour community affairs show features short interviews with MCCC staff and faculty. It can be heard Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. on WWFM -- The Classical Network, at 89.1 FM.

MCCC Receives Matching Grant
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation of Princeton has awarded a $50,000 challenge grant to MCCC's Foundation for programs in the health professions, including Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography and Laboratory Technology. The college's challenge is to match the grant through donations from interested individuals and organizations. For more information call Director of College Advancement Kay Eaton at 609-570-3250 or e-mail eatonk@mccc.edu.

Free Training Available for Businesses
Area businesses and nonprofit organizations both large and small are eligible to send their employees to basic skills training classes provided by MCCC at the West Windsor campus through the Center for Training and Development. Classes can also be arranged at employment sites when the number of employees to be trained is more than ten. Contact Doreen Blanc at 609-570-3279. Click here for more.

MCCC is "College of the Month" in National Magazine

As a result of the consistent excellence of Mercer's athletic teams, the college was invited to be featured as the "College of the Month" in the December issue of the JUCO Review, the national magazine of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The coverage includes a four-color photo collage on the magazine's cover and a center spread article. See article here.

Mercer in the News Online
Click here for more recent MCCC feature stories in the news media.

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Dec. 21-22 -- The Nutcracker

Jan 11-13 -- Sideways Stories from Wayside School

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