Scholarship Event Honors Students and Donors

11/3/09


West Windsor, N.J. -- Some of Mercer's top students were recognized in a lively ceremony at the MCCC Student Center on Oct. 27. Approximately 200 attendees, including students and their families, donors and friends, Foundation Board members, faculty, and staff, joined together for a special evening that honored both students and the generous donors who are helping them pursue their educational goals at Mercer. A total of 115 scholarships were awarded to continuing students in a wide variety of disciplines.

In her comments, President Patricia C. Donohue expressed her appreciation on behalf of the college and the Board of Trustees to the many people and organizations who partner with Mercer. "We are all about learning and student succcess. I expect to see all of you at graduation," she told the assembled students.

Dr. Guy Generals, vice president for academic affairs, presided over the ceremony, with deans and faculty members also participating.

Psychology student Shawn Scott, right, with Nadia Kopcho, center, wife of the late Ronald J. Kopcho, former MCCC dean and professor. Also pictured are Mr. Kopcho's daughter, Nicole Wendel, and family.
Horticulture student Jonathan Barrera, center, with donors Bill Doerler, left, and Steve Doerler, of Doerler Landscapes.
Robert Bonazzi presents a scholarship to Jacqueline Colon, who is majoring in Biology with plans to be a science teacher.
Kathleen Hansen presents the Lance F. Memorial Scholarship to Rajief Jobson, an Aviation Flight Technology student who is completing his Commercial Instrument Rating. Mark Ross, who is studying Fire Science and is an active volunteer with Fire District No. 4 in Hamilton, receives the John M. Mainzer III Memorial Scholarship from donor Joan Mainzer.
Marilyn Rodriguez receives an accounting scholarship from Dave Misiura on behalf of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Urban League President Johnnie Mae Page presents a scholarship to Jacqueline Negron, who is studying at MCCC's James Kerney Campus and hopes to one day help AIDs patients and their families.

For more information on scholarships and other giving opportunities at MCCC, click here, or contact Barbara Prince in the Donor Relations Office at (609) 570-3607.

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