MCCC Cuts the Ribbon for Addition to James Kerney Campus

7-21-06



Cutting the ribbon on July 20 for the newly-completed entrance to Mercer County Community College's James Kerney Campus are, from left, Freeholders Keith Hamilton and Anthony Carabelli, County Executive Brian Hughes, MCCC Vice President and James Kerney Campus Provost Beverly Richardson, MCCC Trustee Rev. William Coleman, and MCCC Board Chair, Anthony Cimino.

Students who attend classes at Mercer County Community College's downtown Trenton James Kerney Campus have a new entryway at 130 North Broad Street. Completed this spring, the 2000-square-foot building addition provides a sloping glass-walled entrance, a 27-seat classroom, a security station and a terrazzo stairway. The Spiezle Group of Trenton was the project's architectural firm.

During ribbon cutting ceremonies which drew a number of Trenton dignitaries on July 20, MCCC Acting President Thomas N. Wilfrid said, "This marks a new era in the college's view of the City of Trenton. Trenton is moving forward and MCCC's presence here is part of it."

James Kerney Campus Provost and MCCC Vice President Dr. Beverly Richardson said, "Not only is this an architectural delight, but it sends a strong message to our students that we take their educational experience very seriously." We will continue to enhance the James Kerney campus and expand our educational offerings."

The downtown Trenton campus has seen enrollment grow by 13% in the past year, and more than 2700 students attend classes there each year. In addition to associate degree programs, the campus offers noncredit programs such as GED preparation, the Career Training Institute, English language courses at all levels, and youth development programs.

Administrative offices for the James Kerney and West Windsor campuses of Mercer County Community College are located at the suburban West Windsor site, at 1200 Old Trenton Road. For more information about college programs visit MCCC's home page or call 609-586-4800.

Click here for more photos of the ribbon cutting and the new facility.

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