Monica Weaver, Provost of MCCC's James Kerney Campus
to be Honored by MTAACC

3-9-10


Monica Weaver West Windsor, NJ: Monica L. Weaver, provost and dean of the James Kerney Campus at Mercer County Community College (MCCC), will be among four honorees at the Metropolitan Trenton African American Chamber of Commerce’s (MTAACC) 12th Annual Black Executive Awards Reception on Thursday, March 18 at the Trenton Marriott.

Each year, MTAACC recognizes those individuals who have demonstrated leadership, courage and professionalism in the public, private and community sectors, and have made significant contributions to the community.

Monica L. Weaver serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for MCCC’s downtown Trenton campus, which annually serves more than 3,000 students through associate degree programs, the Career Training Institute, Adult Basic Education, GED preparation, the English Language Institute, and Youth College programs for children and teens. 
MCCC Provost Monica Weaver

Ms. Weaver is pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education Management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.  Her dissertation, entitled, “Bridge over Troubled Water: A Case Study of Early College High Schools,” explores the collaborative K-12 community college model that allows high school students to simultaneously earn their high school diploma and their associate degree.

Ms. Weaver holds a Certificate of Advanced Educational Specialization in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology (Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA), an M.A. in Counselor Education (Kean University, Union,  NJ), and a B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations (Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ).   She completed the Harvard University Administrative Fellowship.

At Bentley College (Waltham, MA) Ms. Weaver held the position of Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drug Education, and Assistant Professor of Psychology.  At Dimock Community Health Center (Roxbury, MA) Ms. Weaver was the director of Ummi’s, a transitional housing program that provided addiction services to homeless women and their children. 

Since 2005 Ms. Weaver has been very active in the greater Trenton community and holds many appointments and memberships.  She is chair of the fundraising committee of the Trenton Downtown Association Board, and gives her time to the Trenton Public Education Fund, Trenton Policy Prevention Board, Workforce Investment Board Oversight Committee, Trenton Youth Services Commission Weed and Seed Committee, and the Trenton Police Department YouthStat and the Department of Children and Families Strengthening Families Task Force.

Ms. Weaver has taught in both private and public two and four year institutions, authored several articles and continues to teach and provide faculty training.

More information about the MTAACC’s awards dinner and reception is available at www.mtaacc.org or by calling 609-393-5933.

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