festivities begin with Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday,
Feb. 1, noon to 1 p.m., at Mercer's James
Kerney Campus (JKC), 102 North Broad Street, Trenton.
Ray Broach, MCCC alumnus and the interim superintendent of
the Trenton Public Schools, will present the keynote address.
A native of Trenton, Broach has a 40-year background in education,
including serving as the superintendent of the Ewing School
District. He will be introduced by MCCC President Patricia
C. Donohue. Students from the Garvey Charter School in Trenton
will provide entertainment. The event will be held in JKC's
Kerney Hall. After the talk, guests are invited to a luncheon
of Southern style food in the JKC Center City Cafe prepared
by culinary students from MCCC's Career Training Institute.
Saturday, Feb. 4 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the James Kerney Campus
hosts "Celebration: Africans in America,"
a community open house. Groups from African countries including
Liberia, Kenya, Ghana, the Ivory Coast and South Africa will
tell stories of their origins. An MCCC student dance troupe,
Born Free, will provide entertainment. Cultural food and music
will also be part of the day's festivities.
"Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Night"
will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 7 in the gymnasium on the
West Windsor Campus (WWC), 1200 Old Trenton Road. The women's
basketball game vs. Burlington begins at 5 p.m., followed
by the men's game at 7 p.m. Both halftimes will feature a
hoop shooting contest and a raffle drawing with prizes. A
presentation focusing on breast cancer awareness will take
place at the end of the women's game. Fans are asked to wear
something pink in recognition of the event. Admission is $3
for adults, $2 for senior citizens, and free to students with
their Mercer ID. All proceeds from admission will go to the
Breast Cancer Resource Center, a program of the YWCA Princeton.
The event is sponsored by Mercer's chapter of the American
Association of Women in Community Colleges and the Student
On Wednesday, Feb. 15 from noon to 1:30 p.m., a discussion
entitled "State of the Black Man" will be
presented in JKC's Kerney Hall, moderated by Terrance Carter,
the advisor for the JKC Student Activities Board.
A "Caribbean Carnival Fete" will be held
on Friday, Feb. 17, from 7 p.m. to midnight, in the WWC Student
Center Cafeteria. Tickets are $5 each for all attendees. Music
will be provided by D.J. Serggy.
The Blood Center of New Jersey will hold a "Blood
Drive" on Monday, Feb. 20 from noon to 6 p.m., and
Thursday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the WWC Student
A musical event featuring the soul band "Frequency"
will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, 7 to 10 p.m., at the JKC
Center City Café.
An "Evening of Praise Gospel Explosion" will
take place Sunday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
on the West Windsor Campus. MCCC student performers, local
gospel choirs and praise dancers will perform. Donations are
welcome, with funds to be donated to the MCCC Student Emergency
On Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the month-long
celebration ends with a "Closing Ceremony and Luncheon"
featuring Dr. Glenn Lang, acting assistant secretary
of Higher Education/Office of Academic and Student Programs
at the NJ Commission on Higher Education. The event takes
place at the Conference Center on the West Windsor Campus
and is co-sponsored by MCCC's Student Activities Board, the
African American Student Organization, and the Mercer chapter
of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges.
Students, staff and faculty are invited to stay for lunch
following the program; tickets are required. Contact Lucia
Brown-Joseph at ext. 3403 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
more information, call (609) 570-3404. For the Student Events
Calendar, click here.