Mercer Retirees Gather at Kerney Campus
Sept. 18, 2008

President Patricia Donohue and Vice President Beverly Richardson had a chance to connect with 12 on-the-go MCCC retirees at a mini-reunion at the James Kerney Campus on Sept. 18. They discussed various college initiatives, while learning what retirees have been doing with their "life after Mercer." They all enjoyed a delectable lunch prepared by Mercer's JKC culinary arts students.

Dr. Donohue used the luncheon as an opportunity to spread the word about Mercer's new Annual Giving Campaign and the college's upcoming Annual Report to the Community on December 4. "It is important that we share our success stories and let others know the difference we make in helping to create bright futures for our students who come from all walks of life,"
President Donohue said.

Mercer's retirees have developed a vibrant network for staying in touch. HelenMarie Dolton and Diane Armington began meeting for lunch after they both retired in 1992. Soon, other retirees joined them and the group now meets on the third Thursday of every month at Sunny Gardens Chinese Restaurant. Dolton reports that the event draws up to 14 retirees monthly. She encourages newer retirees to join them.

Attending the luncheon at JKC were:
(front row, from left) Diane Armington, Elizabeth Liu,
Jacky Sanders, and Vera Goodkin;
second row, Suzanne Walker, Chuck Prettyman, Carol McCullough, Marcy Beck, and HelenMarie Dolton;
third row, from left, Beverly Richardson, Jack Kervi,
Bob Neff and Paul Scheid.





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