The Instructional and Professional Improvement Committee (IPIC) would like to remind interested individuals to register for the "Engaging Learners in the 21st Century Conference," to be held on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Conference Center. The agenda features 17 workshops and a keynote address by MCCC Professor Emeritus Angela Provitera McGlynn. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Those interested in the keynote address but unable to attend the conference should e-mail Jill Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Save the date! The 2013 Greater Mercer County Heart Walk is on Sunday, September 8th at Mercer County Park. If you are interested in participating, please contact Amy Ricco at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Heart Walk website here for more information.
The MCCC Athletics Department is planning a great day of golf for a great cause: the MCCC Student Athlete Scholarship Fund. The tournament will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Mercer Oaks Golf Course in Princeton Junction. The practice range opens at 10:30 a.m., lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., and golf commences at 12:30 p.m. An awards reception and dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and is open to all. More details here.
Peter Fretwell, manager of WWFM The Classical Network, has published a book examining the experiences of Vietnam prisoners of war (POWs) held captive in the infamous Hanoi Hilton and how those experiences contributed to personal and professional success. Co-written with former Naval officer Taylor Baldwin Kiland, “Lessons From the Hanoi Hilton: Six Characteristics of High-Performance Teams” is published by the Naval Institute Press, and was launched at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. Read more here.
MCCC Chef/Instructor Frank Benowitz was recently awarded second place in the 2013 Jersey Seafood Challenge held at Drumthwacket, the Governor’s residence in Princeton, and also earned the First Place People’s Choice Award for his mango salsa in the 24th Annual NJ State Chili and Salsa Cook Off. Read more here.
Professor Barbara Behrens, coordinator of the Physical Therapist Assistant program, recently fulfilled the requirements for the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Physical Therapist Assistant Recognition of Advanced Proficiency. She was recognized during APTA's Honors and Awards Ceremony at the organization's Conference and Exposition in Salt Lake City, Utah, in June. Read more here.
The Summer 2013 edition of The Viking, in its redesigned magazine format, is now available online in a convenient turn-page PDF. Catch up on MCCC news from the past semester by clicking here. A limited number of printed copies will be available throughout campus.
Perhaps Hamilton resident Sierra Downs, a 2013 Mercer graduate and a runner on the cross country team, was saving the best for last. The National Junior College Athletic Association has announced that they have awarded the 2013 Lea Plarski Award to Downs, based on her contributions in the areas of sportsmanship, leadership, community service, academic excellence and athletic achievement. She is the first MCCC student to win the award. Read her story here.
For Chris Obudho ’10 (A.A., Liberal Arts), earning a college degree came later in life. After enlisting in the Air Force directly out of high school, Obudho worked in a series of writing and political jobs before returning to school to earn his associate degree at Mercer and his bachelor’s degree through the college’s partnership with William Paterson University. Obudho now works as the lead writer and editor for the Community Recovery Assistance Team for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Read his story here.
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Through July 28:
Mercer County Community College Photographs Bethlehem. Exhibit by Mercer Photography students will be on display at Bethlehem's Banana Factory Gallery through July 28. Read more here. To view the videos, click here.
Through August 15: Yoga Classes. Classes with Tracy will be held every Monday and Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in PE 225 through August 15. Wednesday classes with Helen continue on
July 10, 17, and 24, and
August 7 and 14 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Conference Center, room 117.
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