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Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center at MCCC Announces New Co-Directors; Community Invited to Open House Feb. 1

1/19/12


West Windsor, N.J. - The Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center, located on the second floor of the library building at Mercer County Community College, is open for business. Following a transitional period after the former director, MCCC Professor Emeritus Saul Goldwasser, stepped down, new co-chairs MCCC Assistant Education Professor Elizabeth DeGiorgio and Susan Goldberg are currently planning programming for the spring semester.

The community is invited to an Open House at the Center on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Guests will meet the co-directors and learn more about the facility's resources and programming. K-12 educators will find materials to assist them in teaching about the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides.

DeGiorgio, of Lawrenceville, has been an assistant professor of education and psychology at Mercer for nine years. She serves as Mercer's advisor for Kappa Delta Pi, the International Education Honor Society, and as advisor for MCCC's Future Teacher's Club. She has a master's degree in Education from Fordham University and pursued doctoral studies in Educational Psychology. She earned her bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences and Special Education from Mercy College. She has done graduate work in peace and justice and has led conflict resolution workshops. Currently she is completing coursework in Holocaust Studies online through Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

Goldberg, of Hamilton, has taken a leading role on the Holocaust Center's Advisory Commission since her appointment in 2010. She earned a master's degree in Radio, Television and Film from the University of North Texas and a bachelor's degree in Communications from Rowan University. She currently works as a personnel data specialist for Lawrence Township Schools, as well as a writer/production assistant for Justice Productions. Goldberg was the recipient of the Howard H. Schultz Memorial Scholarship from the Department of Jewish Studies at the University of North Texas.

New co-directors Elizabeth DeGiorgio, left, and Susan Goldberg
The Center's Adivsory Commission in a meeting to discuss programming for the spring semester.
 
Several workshops are being planned for spring. For more information about the center's expanded hours of operation and upcoming programming, call (609) 570-3355 or visit the website here.

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