MCCC Plans Multiple Events for Black
Windsor, N.J. - "Transforming the Future through the Power of Education"
is the month-long theme for Mercer County Community College's observation
of Black History Month. Kicking off the events and addressing the theme
on Monday, Feb. 1 will be Trenton community activist, Rev. Kathleen Smallwood-Johnson,
Esq., and MCCC Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Guy Generals.
The event takes place from noon to 1 p.m. at the college's James Kerney
Campus (JKC), 102 North Broad Street, Trenton.
Trenton Central High School's band will perform.
Month-long activities are sponsored by the college's African American
Student Organization (AASO), the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), and
the Student Government Association (SGA). According to Lucia Brown-Joseph,
coordinator of MCCC's Black History Month activities and the college's
bursar, the observances are designed to teach and encourage students.
"Mercer's mission is all about empowering students to seize educational
opportunities and succeed," she said. "We want to teach them
about the many known and unsung heroes who have made countless sacrifices
to enhance the quality of education for the betterment of future generations."
Activities are free unless indicated. Other public events during February
intergenerational conversation on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at noon in Room CM
110 on the West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Trenton community
leaders will talk about their personal experiences and give insights
on the impact of changes in the educational system. Panelists will include
Dr. Jeannette Purdy, coordinator/supervisor for Mercer County Vocational
School of Performing Arts; Ernest Williams, former Trenton Chief of
Police; James Floyd, former Princeton committeeman, former mayor of
Princeton Township and an MCCC Foundation Board member; W. Ruth Rosser,
a Mercer County Commissioner and MCCC Foundation Board member; Rebecca
Mitchell, former director of the Division of Community Development in
Trenton; and Walter Daniels, East Windsor Township Council member.
by the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble on Wed. Feb. 3, 10
a.m. and 11:45 a.m., Kelsey Theatre on the MCCC West Windsor Campus.
This one hour performance is appropriate for all ages.
Open Mike Night on Friday, Feb. 5 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the James Kerney
Campus Café. For information call (609) 570-3166.
Valentine's Day black-tie affair on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 6 to 11 p.m.
at the Conference Center on the West Windsor Campus. Tickets are $10
per person and may be purchased at MCCC's Bursar's Office or by calling
interactive presentation of the opera "Carmen" performed by
the Latin Opera Soaps Production Co. on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from noon to
1 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre on the West Windsor Campus. The event is free;
donations are welcome. Tickets are available in MCCC's Bursar Office
or by calling (609) 570-3404.
Poetry Contest on Thursday, Feb. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. at Kerney Hall,
James Kerney Campus. Topics will include education, change and the economy.
Jazz Café featuring Bar-One Productions on Friday, Feb. 19 from
7 to 10 p.m. at the James Kerney Campus Café. Tickets are $5
and may be purchased at MCCC's Bursar Office or by calling (609) 570-3404.
presentation by Sa Mut A. Scott, owner of Magical Mother Women's Coaching
and Empowerment Services, and a spiritual life coach, at noon on Tuesday,
Feb. 23 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 104 on the West
Windsor Campus. Scott is the author of the Mastering A Joyful Life book
will conclude on Friday, Feb. 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m with an African
American Heritage Luncheon featuring East Windsor Township Council Member
Walter Daniels and MCCC Vice President Guy Generals at the Student Center,
West Windsor Campus. The luncheon will be prepared by MCCC culinary
students. Tickets are $3 for students; $5 for faculty, staff and the
public. For more information, call (609) 570-3404 or (609) 570-3166.