Issue 2006 - 5, July
From the President's Office"
You're invited as MCCC cuts the ribbon for the James Kerney Campus addition.
here for details
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Offers New Degree in Culinology
A new associate degree in Culinology blends the disciplines of food
science and the culinary arts. Mercer developed the program in cooperation
with the Research Chefs Association and Rutgers University. By
combining the creativity of the culinary arts with the knowledge of food
science, students will be prepared to enter careers in research and development
of food products. More
Program Welcomes Students with Intellectual Disabilities to College
Michael Toff taught himself Latin. John McCormack recently won a silver
medal in track. Andre Borges is interested in mechanical engineering while
his sister Stephanie writes children's literature. While these students
are talented and engaged, they would not traditionally have been slated
for college. All have intellectual disabilities.
a new grant-funded pilot program, MCCC is welcoming these students to
college this fall. Each will develop a personalized schedule of pre-college
and college courses based on their interests and built around their specific
needs. Courses can be audited or taken for credit. More
Offerings from the Center for Continuing Studies
summer noncredit classes offer opportunities for career growth and personal
Click here for a sampling of July courses.
Wins Training Grant for Amicus Therapeutics
Mercer's Center for Training and Development has received a NJ Department
of Labor grant to train staff members of Amicus Therapeutics. This Princeton
area biopharmaceutical company is developing drugs to treat a wide range
of human genetic diseases. Courses will include: "Supervision (Lab
to Leadership)," "Project Management," "Team Building,"
and "Business Communications."
Teaching Grad "Outstanding"
Norm Dannen, one of 21 graduates of this year's alternate-route teacher
education program, was named "Outstanding New Teacher of the Year"
at Southern Regional High School.
Area schools employing graduates of "New Pathways to Teaching in
New Jersey" include
the Charter School of Trenton, Trenton Central High School, Trenton's
Daylight/Twilight High School, Southern Regional High School, St. Gregory's,
Steinert High School, and schools in the districts of Franklin Township,
Monroe Township, Northern Burlington County and West Windsor-Plainsboro.
This June a new group of students began
the program, administered by MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies.
for next year's class will be offered this fall.
MCCC Baseball Stars Now on Professional Rosters
Four former stand-out baseball players for MCCC, Charlie Iacono,
Matt Perks, Ken Lup, and Shaun Parker, have made it to the professional
Theatre's New Summer Lineup
MCCC's cool and comfortable Kelsey Theatre has opened its doors this summer
for full-scale family productions.
Music Man," performed by The Yardley Players runs July 14-23.
performed by Stars in the Park, runs July 28 to August 5.
Visit Kelsey's website here
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