James Kerney Campus Celebration of Academic Achievement
May 13, 2008
West Windsor, N.J.: Guests could feel the excitement at Trenton's War
Memorial building on May 13, when the James Kerney Campus of Mercer County
Community College hosted an enthusiastic audience for its Celebration
of Academic Achievement. Receiving awards and certificates were 270 students
who completed both credit and noncredit programs.
58 degree program graduates began their studies at the James Kerney campus
or took most of their classes there. They will also be part of the college's
graduation ceremonies on May 22.
There were 54 graduates of the Career Training Institute, which prepares
students for office and culinary careers, 76 graduates of the GED (General
Equivalency Diploma) program, and 82 English Language Institute graduates
who came from 28 different countries.
Students were awarded several MCCC Foundation Board scholarships, as well
as scholarships from the Urban League Guild, the Metropolitan Trenton
African American Chamber of Commerce, Wachovia, and Dr. Paul Janssen.
Executive Brian Hughes gave opening remarks, along with MCCC President
Patricia C. Donohue and Vice President Beverly Richardson. Three successful
students spoke about how the college contributed to a new direction in