Invited to Celebrate Opening of New Building and Other Renovations
at MCCC's Trenton Campus Sept. 27
Windsor, N.J. - Mercer County Community College's (MCCC) Board
of Trustees invites the community to "Building on
a Proud History," an Open House on Thursday, Sept.
27 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will celebrate the opening of
Trenton Hall, the college's new academic building located
across the street from the current Trenton
campus at 102 North Broad Street, as well as newly renovated
areas of existing buildings. (Trenton Hall is the former Home
parking for the Open House is available at the Warren Street
Garage at 110 North Warren Street. (Garage entrances are located
on both Broad Street and Warren Street.)
The event's historic theme draws attention to the college's
strong roots in Trenton. MCCC can be traced back to 1890 when
the Evening Drawing School was founded in Trenton. Later the
school became known as Trenton Junior College and offered
programs focused on industrial arts and engineering in keeping
with workforce training priorities. In 1966 the college became
MCCC and expanded to West Windsor in 1972.
MCCC President Dr. Patricia C. Donohue, "Today our Trenton
campus continues the legacy of improving lives through education
and training the county's workforce."
are invited to convene in Kerney Hall, where they will have
the opportunity to talk with faculty, staff and students about
academic programs offered in Trenton and enjoy refreshments.
Tours of the current buildings' newly renovated areas and
Trenton Hall will be led by staff and students, and will leave
from Kerney Hall and Trenton Hall.
Campus Provost Monica Weaver describes renovation and expansion
projects at MCCCs downtown campus.
of two new science labs in the final stage of renovation.
In a presentation
at 5 p.m. in Kerney Hall, Dr. Donohue and other officials
will describe the college's longer-term plans for expansion
in Trenton. Attendees will receive a commemorative MCCC gift.
According to Dr. Donohue, "With expansion and improvements
downtown, we will be able to serve more city and county residents,
including state workers who are interested in evening or lunchtime
classes." Enhancements in the current buildings include
a new one-stop student registration and advisement center
known as The Commons, a new career center, new science labs,
study areas and more. Trenton Hall houses new classrooms,
a study lounge, an art studio and a Fashion Design Laboratory.
Programs that may be completed in their entirety at Mercer's
Trenton campus include Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice (both
Law Enforcement and Corrections). The college's Fashion/Apparel
Design program began in Trenton in fall 2011 and its Fashion
Merchandising program begins in a ten-week session starting
Oct. 2. Also coming soon is a noncredit program to train students
as Certified Nurse Assistants.
The registration deadline for the Open House is Sept. 20.
To register, click here.
For additional information, contact the MCCC President's Office
at 609-570-3613 or the Trenton Campus Provost's Office at
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