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Issue 2008 - 4, June 2, 2008

MCCC's Commencement 2008
On May 22 Mercer County Community College celebrated the graduation of 935 students, bringing the 41-year total to about 31,000.
Presenting the keynote address, Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman began by saying she was proud that her son, Jared, was among the graduates. Television major Jennifer Leigh, a 2004 graduate of Nottingham High School, spoke on behalf of the student population.

To the cheers of students and faculty, Professor of Communication Alvyn Haywood received this year's Distinguished Teaching Award.
Details and photos here.

Commencement TV Rebroadcast Schedule
Mercer's 2008 Commencement ceremonies will be rebroadcast on Mercer County's Cable Channel 26 on the following days and times:
Thursday, June 5, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 10, 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 18, 8:00 p.m
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MCCC Confers Student Awards and Scholarships
Mercer's deans presented 120 awards and scholarships to outstanding students at the Honors Convocation on May 22. Many of the awards are endowed or annual scholarships donated by community groups and individuals. New this year is the Care One Scholarship for a Physical Therapist Assistant program graduate, the Susan Farabaugh Memorial Scholarship for a graduate pursuing the field of pathology, and the Charles Russell Engineering Scholarship in memory of Charles Russell.
Photos here.

James Kerney Campus Celebrates Achievement
Guests could feel the excitement at Trenton's War Memorial building on May 13, when the James Kerney Campus hosted an enthusiastic audience for its Celebration of Academic Achievement. Receiving awards and certificates were 270 students who completed credit or noncredit programs. More here with photos.

MCCC -- The Place for Summer Camp
This summer MCCC again offers a host of enriching activities, not only for college students taking summer classes, but for families of children ages 6-17, who may choose from a wide variety of exciting summer camp programs. Registration is still underway for MCCC's Camp College, Sports Camps, Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops and Specialty Camps. Details here.

Fun and Career Enrichment Classes Offered June - August
Classes all summer through Mercer's Center for Continuing Studies focus on career development, business, computer training, interior design, continuing education for teachers, career certificate programs, fitness, child care, retirement, writing, finance, languages, horticulture, cooking and wine, fine arts, swimming, golf and much more. For more information click here or call 609-570-3311 for a catalog.

Interviews with Faculty and Staff Now Online
WWFM's "Views and Voices" radio show, with host Rachel Katz, features interviews with MCCC faculty, staff members and alumni. The interviews are now archived online at the station's website here.

Spotlighting Mercer's National Champion Tennis Player
Click here to lean more about Mercer tennis champ Marc Nichols, who recently won the national no. 1 singles title in Division III of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Ways of Giving to Help MCCC
The Mercer County Community College Foundation provides scholarships to deserving students and allocates needed funds for important college projects. There are many ways you can help. Although the easiest gift is cash, it is also possible to make a multi-year pledge, or donate appreciated securities, insurance, personal property or real estate. You may also choose to remember the MCCC Foundation in your will or annuity. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by federal and state laws. More here.

Art All Over Coming to The Gallery June 3 to July 3
A new exhibit opening June 3, Art All Over "celebrates the exuberant 'art spirit' that motivates human beings to adorn, appropriate, change, embellish, color, and re-create the objects and environments that define their lives," says Gallery Director Tricia Fagan. The show continues through July 3, with a reception set for Saturday, June 14, 1 to 3:30 p.m., and a Gallery Conversation Wednesday, June 18 at noon. The Gallery is located on the second floor of the Communications Building on MCCC's West Windsor campus. More here with images.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times, May 26, 2008 Police Academy Graduates First Class of Corrections Officers

Mercer Business, May 26, 2008 Mercer's Mentors

The Times, May 25, 2008 Nichols is Right on the Money

The Times, May 23, 2008 Graduates Enjoy a New Degree of Success

The Times, May 16, 2008 Mercer's Nichols is National Champ

The Times, May 15, 2008 A Diverse Group of Grads at MCCC

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

May 30 - June 8 -- The Full Monty

May 31-June 7-- The Little Red Hen -- (Trentonian Story Here)

June 20-22 -- What the Butler Saw

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