Issue 2006 - 6, September
from the President's Office"
for Acting President Thomas N. Wilfrid's remarks on "A New Year,
a New Partnership, and an Old Friend Returns."
Signs Agreement with MCCC
MCCC signed a three-year agreement with Educational Testing Service (ETS)
on August 29. The first such agreement between ETS and an institution
of higher education, it will enable the two organizations to work together
in developing and pilot-testing assessment and instructional solutions
for community colleges. The agreement builds upon a relationship under
which MCCC faculty, staff and students have pilot-tested several testing
instruments for ETS over the past two years. More
On Monday, 9-11, MCCC's staff, faculty, students and guests came together
for a moving ceremony to remember those killed five years ago on 9-11-01.
Acting President Thomas Wilfrid, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes,
Rev. Robert Wittik and Freeholder Elizabeth Muoio addressed the gathering.
Student Elizabeth Boyle sang "God Bless America."
for photos and remarks.
Parents of Teens
Stage-struck teens now have a new venue for learning and expression. "Tomato
Patch On-Screen and Off-Screen," a continuation of the popular Tomato
Patch Visual and Performing Arts summer camp at Kelsey Theatre, will offer
acting workshops for teens in grades 7 through 12 this fall. Click here
Conference for Mercer County Employers
The Workforce Investment Board and other area
organizations have partnered with MCCC in hosting a half-day conference
on Oct. 5, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at The Conference Center at Mercer. All
employers in the county are invited. The program includes panel discussions,
breakout sessions and a networking reception at 5:00 spronsored by Verizon.
Thinking about "retirement?" With so many baby boomers planning
for the future, MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies has designed a new
series of classes under the banner "Retire with Attitude." Click
Lecture Series Begins
Artist and professor Mel Leipzig will present the semester's first lecture
Sept. 21, "The History of Landscape Painting." More
Deirdre Imus of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric
Oncology will discuss the hazardous effects of the chemicals in many common
household products Sept. 28. More
Click here for
the full list of upcoming lectures.
Center Spices Up Fall Courses
This fall, the Culinary Center at Mercer opens its
doors to cooks of all levels. Using both demonstration and hands-on instruction,
MCCC faculty and guest chefs will teach workshops in a variety of specialty
cuisines, baked goods, and healthy menus. All classes are held in MCCC's
state-of-the-art Culinary Center on the West Windsor campus. Click here
Trenton-Mercer Airport to Host Golf Tournament
for Aviation Scholarships Oct. 4
of Trenton Mercer Airport will host their Second Annual "Sky's the
Limit" Golf Outing on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Mountain View Golf Course
in West Trenton. The event raises scholarship funds for aviation students.
Last year, MCCC Aviation student Aristocrates Lima was a $3,000 scholarship
registration and sponsorship information, call Wolcott Blair of Ronson
Aviation at (609) 771-9500.
Graduates Succeed at Rowan and Montclair
reports that two MCCC transfer students, Kristin M. Ruck and Cameshia
Caldwell, earned their B.A. degrees cum laude in Business Administration.
Caldwell was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society and scored
in the 90th percentile nationwide on the ETS Major Field Test in Business.
State University reports that six student transfers earned their B.A.
degrees this spring. "The success of these graduates is a testament
to the fine preparation they received at Mercer County Community College,"
said Susan A. Cole, president. Montclair has 33 MCCC applicants for transfer
Employees Learn Through MCCC's Center for Training and Development
Seventeen employees of the NJ Department of Health "graduated"
from a training program called "Health Career Ladders" recently.
The training was designed and taught by MCCC's Center for Training and
Development. The graduates are eligible to transfer into a certificate
program in social services or into a college credit program.
Theatre's Fall Lineup
23 -- "Amber
Brown Is Not a Crayon" Is First Up for Kids
29 - Oct. 1 -- Sing
Along With Mother Goose in "A Pocketful of Rhymes"
6-15 -- So
Many Ways to Say Crazy in "Arsenic and Old Lace"
14 -- "The
Emperor's New Clothes"
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