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Issue 2010 - 2, February 3, 2010

Late-Starting Credit Classes Begin in March
It's not too late to sign up for a credit class this semester at MCCC. Later-starting classes begin March 1, March 26 and April 12. More in the course bulletin here (see page 8).

Save the Date for the Scholarship Dinner Dance April 24
The MCCC Foundation Board will host its annual Scholarship Dinner Dance on April 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Princeton. Proceeds provide scholarships for deserving students. This year's commmittee is co-chaired by Nina Melker and Pasquale Colavita.

All are invited to participate through corporate sponsorships, advertising in the program book, donating to the silent auction, or purchasing tickets. Details here, or contact Art Cianfano at 609-570-3728 or email

President Donohue to Be Honored by Trenton YWCA and the Girl Scouts
MCCC President Patricia C. Donohue will be honored by the YWCA of Trenton at its Annual Gala, "In Celebration of Women," on Thursday, March 11, 5:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Manor, 30 Route 156, Hamilton, NJ. Ticket information here.

Dr. Donohue will also be honored by the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern NJ at the 2010 "Women of Distinction" awards event, on Sunday, March 14, 1 p.m. at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township. For tickets call Carol Miller 1-800-582-7692, ext. 161.

Thirty-Three Nursing Graduates Receive Pins
Before proud family members and friends, 33 MCCC Nursing graduates were recognized at a ceremony Jan. 20 at Kelsey Theatre. Hailing from many different life paths, several began the program right out of high school, while for others it was a dream deferred as they juggled the demands of raising children, working and studying. All pronounced their love for helping others. Details here.

Dean Linda Martin Earns Doctorate
Dr. Linda Martin, MCCC's dean of Science and Health Professions, has recently been awarded her Ed.D. degree in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University of Miami, Florida. Since 2005 she has also served as director of the college's Nursing program. Based on her research, the college has introduced a number of changes to Nursing program admission and progression policies.
More here.

Advocate for At-Risk Youth To Speak at MCCC Feb. 17
Mary Inzana, C.E.O. and founder of LifeTies, Inc., a Trenton area nonprofit organization serving youth in crisis, will share her personal voyage to empowering abused and neglected youngsters in her talk, "The Unseen Path," as part of the college's Distinguished Lecture Series, on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 12 noon in the Communications Building, Room 109. More here.

MCCC Gallery Calls for Entries
Artists aged 18 or older who live, work or study in Mercer County, N.J., are invited to submit work to be considered for this year's Mercer County Artists exhibit. Jurying takes place Feb. 13 at The Gallery. More here.

MCCC Students Shatter Community College Stereotypes
Adjunct faculty member Joan Goldstein recently interviewed four students from her sociology class on Princeton Community Television (TV30). They discussed community college stereotypes, particularly the new TV show "Community," and how that image differs from their experiences as hard working, serious students.
View it here.

Classes for Small Businesses
MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies is offering "Start a Home-Based Business with Little or No Money" and "How to Survive and Thrive in a Down Economy," providing low- or no-cost strategies for developing and marketing a small business. More here. For the entire Spring 2010 noncredit bulletin, click here.

Mercer County Holocaust Center Hosts Rededication Open House
Following the college's major renovation project, the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center has moved into new quarters, where they hosted rededication ceremony on Jan. 27. Holocaust survivor Judith Sherman told her personal story. "Survivors speak so you should know," she said, recalling her experience as a 14-year-old girl in the Ravensbruck camp. More here.

Students Plan Multiple Events for Black History Month
The college's African-American Student Organization has planned a full slate of events for February under the theme "Transforming the Future through the Power of Education." Among the events are an intergenerational conversation, a Valentine's Day dance, a performance of selections from "Carmen," a performance by the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble, a poetry contest, and a jazz cafe. More here.

Winter Viking Newsletter Published
Featured in MCCC's Viking newsletter for alumni and friends is the completion of the One-Stop Student Center and Library, and stories about outstanding alumni, including Abby Watrous, now working in China on a Fulbright scholarship. Read it here.

Recently Posted Alumni Success Stories:

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre:

Feb. 12-21: Updated "Pygmalion"
Feb. 20: "Little Mermaid"
Feb. 26-Mar. 7: "Fiddler on the Roof"

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