WINDSOR, NJ: Humberto Solis, the student speaker at Mercer County
Community College's commencement ceremonies on May 25, wrote a song
in the college's honor. His speech, and his song "Something
Wonderful, Something Good," elicited tears and cheers from
the graduates and their family members.
Thomas N. Wilfrid opened the ceremonies by relating that over the
past 39 years, 29,000 students have graduated from Mercer. This
year's graduates number 834, with the largest numbers in Nursing
and Humanities and Social Science programs.
Christy Stephenson, CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
at Hamilton, encouraged the graduates to find their passion in life.
"The passion that we have is how we reach out to other people."
her words when he spoke about going after his dream. The career-changer
and father of four spoke about overcoming illness to be re-energized
by his studies at Mercer. "I finally had some steak to chew,"
Solis is the
first graduate of the college's new "Entertainment Technology"
program. He has been active with the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
This fall he will enter Temple University's program in "Film
Media Arts." Now a resident of Willingboro, he grew up in Trenton.
college presented awards and scholarships to outstanding graduates
at an Honors Convocation on May 24.
more information about graduation and profiles of some outstanding
students, click here for "The
View from the President's Office."