According to MCCC's Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Donald Generals, Dr. Capra is an exemplary leader for women in the college and the community. "Through her example, she is an inspiration for students and colleagues alike. As a professor of education, she prepares students to understand the roles they will play in shaping the minds of youth in their communities,” he said. Dr. Capra was especially praised for her support of women balancing family, school and careers.
Dr. Capra serves as Chair of Mercer’s Instruction and Professional Improvement Committee and has significantly enhanced the college’s efforts at faculty development. Her research on the effectiveness of online instruction is widely used and cited.
Erin Cahill-Wetzel, a member of the administrative staff in the Athletics
Department, earned an Honorable Mention. According to Athletics Director John Simone, she is a key figure in the day-to-day operations of the department, including academic advisement and eligibility, scheduling and team logistics, finance and sports information. A lifelong resident of Mercer County, Cahill-Wetzel is a graduate of The College of New Jersey, where she also earned her master's degree in Athletic Administration. She teaches Health and Fitness classes as an MCCC adjunct professor.
Cahill-Wetzel established Mercer's Women’s Cross Country program in 2010 as the college's ninth intercollegiate sport. Since then, participation on the team has grown from three runners to 12 in the Fall 2013 season; this past season, for the first time, the college sent a full team to participate in the national meet.
Cahill-Wetzel volunteers extensively at the college, including fundraising events for the Breast Cancer Resource Center of the YWCA Princeton and the Boston Strong Fund, and community service following Hurricane Sandy.
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