Honors Convocation begins at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, followed by Commencement at 5:30. Students will begin lining up in cap and gown between 4:30 and 5 p.m. Rochelle Hendricks, New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education, will be commencement speaker. Student speaker is Chynna Taylor. The college estimates that more than 1,150 students will be graduating this year. Read details here.
The Mercer Dance Ensemble, featuring students and community dancers, presents "Shades of Pink" at Kelsey Theatre on Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. Read more here.
The women's cross country team is hosting a 5k Race/Walk to raise money for Boston Children's Hospital, which treated many of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The event takes place Sunday, May 19. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. outside the Physical Education Building on the West Windsor campus and the race starts at 10 a.m. Read more about the event here. Questions? Contact Erin Cahill at ext. 3741 or by email at email@example.com.
Before they graduate, students who study to be physical therapist assistants at Mercer have an opportunity to experience their field from a different vantage point – the patient’s. Teaming up in groups of three and four, 25 students donned a variety of assistive devices – wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, or a sling/leg/neck brace combination – and headed for Quakerbridge Mall. Read the story here.
Eli Wang, of Princeton Junction, is just 17 years old but will soon celebrate two graduations: from West Windsor High School South and from Mercer, where he is earning his associate degree in Chemistry in August. Wang and two other MCCC students, Biology/Chemistry major Rebekah Dietrich of Trenton and Biology/Chemistry major Yifan Zhao of Lawrenceville, presented the findings of research projects they completed this spring. Read the story here.
Harry Camisa '73 (A.A. Humanities and Social Science), of Yardville, was well into his career as a corrections officer at Trenton State Prison in the 1960s when, in mid-life, he began taking classes through Mercer County Community College. Now 84 and long retired, Camisa says the decision to go to college was one of the best things he could have done. Read the story here.
This Week's Events
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May 20: Jane O'Reilly Retirement Reception. Monday, May 20 in MS116, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop in any time and wish Jane well on her next life journey. A $10 contribution is requested for the cake and gift.
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Alexandra at ext. 3390. Contributions may be dropped off to MS128. Make sure to sign the card when you drop off your money.
Through May 29: Colleague WebAdvisor Sessions for Faculty Continue. Colleague WebAdvisor for Faculty menu "demonstration tours" of the services provided will be held on the following days:
- Monday, May 20, noon CM 108
- Wednesday, May 22, noon and 6 p.m., CM 108
- Wednesday, May 29, noon, CM 108
May 29: William Paterson at Mercer Info Session. William Paterson at Mercer Info Session, 5:30 p.m., SC104. WPU representatives will host an information session on how MCCC graduates can earn their bachelor’s degree on Mercer's West Windsor campus. Students should contact Judy Grausso at email@example.com or at ext. 3358.
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