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Issue 2009 - 4, August 6, 2009

Fall Credit Classes Begin Aug. 31
MCCC's fall credit classes begin Aug. 31. Full information is available at the college website, where previously registered students can register online.
New program options this fall include Solar/Energy Technology, Global Business, Physics, and Insurance and Finance. More here.

Noncredit classes through the Center for Continuing Studies are offered year round. For the current bulletin, click here.

WPU To Offer Bachelor's Degrees at Mercer
MCCC and William Paterson University (WPU) recently signed an agreement that enables WPU to offer bachelor's degree programs right on Mercer's West Windsor campus. Associate degree graduates from all colleges are eligible for the program. An Information Session is set for Wed., Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. at MCCC's Student Center. More here.

Grant to Help Adults Returning to College
A one-year grant from the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education will enable Mercer to contact and re-engage previous students who left in good academic standing. The goal of the $74,185 grant is to increase the number of New Jersey students who complete college degrees or certificates. Some students may be eligible for forgiveness of back tuition debt. More here.

Back to School Night Aug. 13
Mercer's Center for Continuing Studies will host a "Back to School Night for Adults," focusing on short-term, noncredit training programs, including those suitable for career changers. It takes place Thursday, Aug. 13, 5 p.m. at The Conference Center at Mercer. More here.

Summer 2009 Viking Published
MCCC's summer Viking newsletter is now online here. If your would like a printed copy please e-mail your name and address to

Two "Green" Career Programs Launched
Two new programs at Mercer will help prepare the workforce for a greener future. A credit certificate program in Solar/Energy Technology will offer training for careers in demand, and a noncredit certificate program in Green Future Management is designed for professionals in a variety of fields. More here.

New Option in Mercer's Nursing Program

Beginning this fall Mercer's Nursing program will offer a hybrid/online option designed to fit the schedules of those who work full- or part-time. Professional Nursing classes can be taken online, while the clinical/lab component of the program will be offered in a 12-hour session one day per week. More here.

Mellissia Zanjani is New Vice President
On July 6 Mellissia Zanjani joined Mercer's administrative team as vice president for college advancement. Most recently Ms. Zanjani served as vice president of institutional advancement at Tacoma Community College. More here.

Mercer's CTD Secures Training Grants for Six Organizations
The Center for Training and Development has secured training grants from New Jersey's Department of Labor and Workforce Development for six area businesses and nonprofit organizations. Totaling over $300,000, the grants will provide training to boost employee skills. More here.

Soup to Nuts at the Culinary Center This Fall
Some of the region's finest chefs will head to the Culinary Center at Mercer this fall to share secret ingredients and demonstrate a broad range of tried-and-true cooking techniques. Classes start Sept. 9 and continue through Dec. 5. More here.

Mouthworks Comedy Troupe Performing Benefit Shows This Summer
Talented students and alumni who make up the MouthWorks Comedy Troupe are making a serious difference this summer for area nonprofit organizations. Coming shows on Aug. 28 and 29 will benefit the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Lambertville/New Hope Rescue Squad. More here.

Mercer to Host National Men's Soccer Tournament; Sponsors Sought
MCCC is lining up sponsors to participate in the 2009 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Men's Soccer Tournament set for Nov. 19-22. Thousands are expected to participate.
An opening night banquet will take place Nov. 18. More here.

Gallery Calls for Entries for 2009 Mercer County Photography Exhibit
The Gallery at Mercer invites area photographers to submit work for the 2009 Mercer County Photographers Exhibit. Jurying will take place Saturday, Aug. 29. Dates for the show are Sept. 8 to Oct. 8. More here.

The Coming Season at Kelsey Theatre

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