Issue 2007 - 3, May,
A Message From President Patricia C. Donohue
Inauguration of Dr. Patricia C. Donohue
Dr. Patricia C. Donohue was formally installed as the fifth president
and first woman president of Mercer County Community College on May 4
at a ceremony at the college's Conference Center. Dr. Donohue was escorted
into the auditorium by a procession of robed college faculty and staff
members and invited dignitaries.
Story and photos here.
Wants Your Opinion
Strategic Planning Focus Groups Planned for June
is planning for the future, and we invite members of the community to
be part of the process. As we prepare our strategic plan, we need your
opinions, insights and recommendations. We invite you to attend one of
our upcoming focus group sessions. If you haven't already signed up for
a group, please read more about it here.
Dr. Thomas Wilfrid Receives NJCCC Commendation
Vice President Thomas N. Wilfrid received a Resolution of Commendation
from the N.J. Council of County Colleges, expressing gratitude and appreciation,
and citing his exemplary leadership on a number of key college priorities
when he served as MCCC's acting president. These included initiating an
honors program, expanding online and blended courses, securing approvals
for several Chapter 12 capital projects, opening the Mercer County Police
Academy on the West Windsor Campus, and establishing a formal partnership
with Educational Testing Service.
Kerney Campus Awards Night an Inspiration
In an uplifting ceremony on May 8, hundreds of James Kerney Campus program
graduates were recognized for completing their studies in both credit
and noncredit programs. More
Academic Success Celebrated May 11
PASS program (Programs for Academic Services and Success), which encompasses
the EOF program and Services for Student Success program, celebrated student
accomplishment on May 11. PASS is a retention services program that offers
counseling, peer tutoring, academic advisement, summer classes, leadership
training, mentoring, and extra assistance with financial aid, orientation
and transfer. Photos
Program Celebrates First Semester Success
Many of the 30 students who participated in the inaugural semester
of Mercer's Honors Program gathered with faculty and family members for
a symposium on May 8. They shared their Honors projects and experiences.
Noncredit Classes Begin
A multitude of noncredit classes begin this month at MCCC and continue
through the summer. Read
about business courses here.
about culinary courses here.
Member Wins Fellowship for Research in Brazil
MCCC Faculty member Marta Bermudez has received a summer stipend from
the National Endowment for the Humanities to do research at the University
of Sao Paolo in Brazil for six weeks. She will be studying multiethnic
oral traditions during the Brazilian Baroque period (1600s).
Date for MCCC's Golf Classic -- Oct. 16
Athletics Department has changed the date of its 16th Annual Golf Classic
to Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Mercer Oaks East Golf Course in West Windsor.
Proceeds will be donated to the Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund. Sponsorship
opportunities are available from $125 to $5,000, and prize donations are
welcome. For more information call Athletics Director John Simone at ext.
3740 or e-mail email@example.com.
in the News Online
great publicity for MCCC includes more stories about our new president,
Dr. Patricia C. Donohue and her inauguration.
here for the links.
to Kelsey Theatre
1-3 -- Cuddly Bear Puppet Is Star of "Winnie the Pooh"
9 -- Join Alexander for His "Terrible, Horrible...Day"
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