Lawrence Middle School and MCCC Develop Partnership

10-11-06

Dr. Craig Coenen, a member of the history faculty at Mercer County Community College, speaks to students at Lawrence Middle School recently as part of a new partnership.

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- Lawrence Middle School (LMS) and Mercer County Community College (MCCC) have developed a working partnership that will give seventh and eighth grade enrichment students at LMS a taste of college-level teaching. Professors from Mercer will engage these highly motivated young learners in studying selected topics in literature, writing and history. Most classes will meet at LMS, and some will meet at MCCC's West Windsor Campus.

The idea emerged from a pilot effort developed last year, and has now become formalized with the enthusiastic support of LMS Principal Andrew Zuckerman, Lawrence Superintendent Philip Meara and MCCC's Acting President Dr. Thomas N. Wilfrid. A member of the history faculty at MCCC, Dr. Craig Coenen, and LMS enrichment teacher, George Smith, will coordinate the program. Approximately six to eight groups of LMS students, with about 15 in each group, are expected to participate.

For further information call Lawrence Middle School at 609-671-5520, ext. 4802.