MCCC's Board of Trustees Invites the Community
to
Open House Nov. 12
"Abundant Learning Opportunities Await You at Mercer"

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10-2-09


West Windsor, NJ: Mercer County Community College's Board of Trustees invites the community to its annual Open House and Report to the Community, set for Nov. 12, 2009 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Conference Center on the West Windsor Campus. The event will celebrate college successes and provide information about opportunities in credit and noncredit programs using a harvest theme, "Abundant Learning Opportunities Await You at Mercer."

The Open House is designed for potential students of all ages, as well as parents, alumni, community partners, teachers, guidance counselors, business people and governmental representatives.Visitors will learn about the abundant choices offered at Mercer, including 68 associate degree programs and new degrees in Digital Film, Game Design, Solar Energy/Technology, Culinary Arts and Physics. Staff from the Center for Continuing Studies will provide information about year-round noncredit programs for career advancement and personal interest, staff training for businesses, and the college's summer camps. Academic counselors will be available.

Live music will be provided by the MCCC Jazz Band, and delicacies will be prepared by student chefs. Additional refreshments will be served by Conference Center staff. Physical Therapist Assistant students will provide chair massages, television students will exhibit their videos, and electronics students will demonstrate robotics.

During a ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m., the college's Board of Trustees will honor two community partners who have supported the college and student achievement over the years, and one distinguished alumnus. The Corporate Partner Award will go to PSE&G. The Partner in Learning Award will go to the American Chemical Society, Trenton Section, and the Alumni Leader Award will go to Lester J. Venella, Jr. of Saul Funeral Homes. Details here on the honorees.

The event coincides with the publication of the college's Annual Report for the 2008-09 academic year. Highlights include renovation of the One-Stop Student Center and Library, the development of new associate degree and certificate programs in growing career fields, and new bachelor's degree programs offered by William Paterson University at Mercer. WPU joins two other colleges currently offering bachelor's programs at Mercer -- Fairleigh Dickinson University and Felician College, collectively called The University Center at Mercer.

A new Winter Session will give students an opportunity to utilize downtime over winter break. Twenty-eight courses will be offered, including six-week online classes starting Dec.21, and three-week on-campus classes beginning Jan.4.

Mercer students distinguished themselves in a variety of ways throughout the year. Student newspaper staffers won six awards from the New Jersey Collegiate Press Association, Television students won two Aegis awards, and men's soccer and women's tennis teams advanced to national tournaments.
"The opportunities we provide at MCCC change lives every day," said MCCC President Patricia C. Donohue. "We want more community members to learn about what we offer, and to share in our successes. We want everyone who cares about community college education in the county to come and be part of this event."

The Nov. 12 Open House is free and open to the public. The MCCC Conference Center is located on Mercer's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Pre-registration is requested but not required. To register online please click here. For more information call 609-570-3613.

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