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Alumni Success Stories / 2012 Archive

Are You a Graduate With a Story?
Please contact the MCCC Public Information Office
at (609) 570-3736 or e-mail alumni@mccc.edu.

current Alumni Success Stories
Alumni & Friends main page

Joe Flynn   Mercer Paves the Way for Alum Joe Flynn's
Path to a Career Serving His Community

"It’s a local college with instructors who live locally and can offer a lot of insight that you wouldn’t have elsewhere. Starting out at Mercer can take you so many places."

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Danielle Nutt   Mercer Alum Danielle Nutt Credits Mercer
for Providing Background for Her Varied Career

“Mercer is flexible and allows students to try different things before they commit to a major. I used anything and everything I learned at Mercer [on the] job.”

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Rob Heyman   Alum Rob Heyman Turns to Mercer for 'Hospitable' Career
“You really got a feeling that your professors wanted you to succeed. I was able to put what I was learning in the classroom directly into my job, which was great.”

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Justin Kaplan   Alum Justin Kaplan Uses Culinary Skills
to Open Restaurant With His Own Unique Flavor

“At 19 years old, it’s hard to get motivated and passionate about a career, but [MCCC faculty] took what I thought was a hobby and made me realize it could be something concrete and real.”

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Greg Ennis   Alum Greg Ennis Attributes Time at Mercer
First Stepping Stone in Media Career

"I loved the hands-on experience and the camaraderie of working on projects with other students. Learning those skills is very important in any field."

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Yolanda Robinson   Alumna Yolanda Robinson Finds Her Voice at MCCC
"I knew about Mercer's reputation and the worth of a community college degree. Locally, it's the best place to go. I love Mercer."

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Emilia Alvarez-Negron   High Standards Set at MCCC Guide Alum
Emilia Alvarez-Negron's Nursing Career

"The options for study at Mercer allow even the busiest person to pursue their degree. The staff is extremely supportive of student success."

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Brenda Werner   Mercer Alum Brenda Werner Finds Career
That Embraces Her Love of Children

MCCC professors were very influential, challenging her to think and write in new ways. "They were very enthusiastic educators who made learning fun and interesting."

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Mary Jo Butera   MCCC Alum Mary Jo Butera Realizes Lifelong Dream
to Guide Students on the Road to Success

“I used whatever resources the college made available to me. The coursework at Mercer was just as challenging as TCNJ. I felt well prepared when I transferred."

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Chic Hess   Alum Chic Hess Carries on Life-Changing Lessons from
Trenton Junior College and Basketball Coach Howie Landa

“God had to be looking out for me that fateful day when Coach Landa altered the course of my life. I did not have the academic background that would have predicted college success.”

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Mark Applegate   MCCC Theatre Alum Mark Applegate
Returns to the Stage for Starring Role at Kelsey Theatre

“I knew all along that I wanted to study theater. Mercer is a great starting off point. I cherished my time there.”

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Ayo Johnson   MCCC Alum Ayo Johnson Uses Her Educational Experiences
to Give Back to the Mercer County Community

“I ended up loving Mercer. I always stand up and proudly say I am a graduate of this college. Mercer has so much to offer; the college is the hidden gem of Mercer County.”

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Rob Pivovarnick   Alum Rob Pivovarnick Builds Solid Career
with Start in MCCC Architecture Program

“At Mercer, you don’t get pushed out if you’re not sure what you want to do. It’s a great place to find yourself and explore different majors until you find your passion.”

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Mel Weldon   MCCC Experience Prepares Alum Mel Weldon
for Dynamic Career in Local Community

"I played basketball and I got serious about academics. This was a chance that was given to me. I took advantage of it. Basketball was a tool to get someone interested in me. But education is more important than sports."

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Fabio Iucolino   For Alum Fabio Iucolino,
Mercer Holds Key to Education and Success

“Mercer was where everything started for me. I experienced top-notch learning from the very best instructors. It took a lot of hard work and extreme dedication."

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Toni Campbell   Mercer Helps Alum Toni Campbell
Establish New Career in Radio Broadcasting

"I studied at Mercer through every avenue they offer, including night classes, online classes, CLEP exams, TV classes, and going full time during the day. I owe my instructors a huge portion of the credit for where I am now."

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Deitra Johnson   Mercer Basketball Lives on
In Heart and Actions of Alum Deitra (Primas) Johnson

"I was always torn between my love for writing and my love of athletics, so I learned to combine the two, The way I look at it, I was supposed to go to Mercer, It all began there."

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

  Three Alumni Return to Mercer
to Guide Students Through College Experience

For some Mercer graduates, their associate's degree is just the start of a long-term relationship with the college. That's the case for three Mercer alumni who work in the college's Student Activities Office: Danielle Garruba, Tina Young, and Tatiana Dodge.

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Portia Johnson   Multifaceted Nursing Career
Brings Alumna Portia Johnson Back to Classroom

"I knew this was my opportunity. My Mercer education was solid. I set aside everything else. I consider the year I graduated as the real beginning of my professional nursing career."

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Laura Rose   Alum Laura Rose Is Residential Counselor
Helping Patients Better Their Lives

"It was time for a life change, Mercer was recommended to me as a great starting point, When the textbook comes to life, it's very surprising."

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Maggie Anderson   MCCC Alum Maggie Anderson
Reflects on Fulfilling Career in the Wild

"Mercer gave me more than a good education; it really broadened my perspectives socially. I'm glad things went the way they did."

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Jeffrey Yuhasz   Port Authority Supervisor Jeffrey Yuhasz Recalls
Mercer as First Challenge in His Climb to Success

"What I immediately recognized was a community that welcomed me whole-heartedly to academia without any reservations concerning my earlier academic failings."

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

Paul Jones   MCCC Student Earns Associate Degree
Just Six Months After High School Graduation

"I was really able to get a wide range of courses at Mercer. The college served as a proving ground for developing my liberal and technical education. MCCC is truly what you make of it."

...more...  < FULL STORY & PHOTOS

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