2010 - 1, January 4, 2010
wishes all our alumni and friends a very
Happy New Year!
Spring Semester Begins Jan. 25
high enrollment expected this spring at Mercer County Community College,
students are advised to register early. In addition to welcoming traditional
college-age students, Mercer is again set to serve many adult students
who are out of work and seeking retraining, and those interested in updating
their skills for career growth. More here.
for Continuing Studies Expands Health Career Choices
With job growth expected in the health professions, MCCC's noncredit division
is offering increased options, including "Pharmacy
Technician," "Preparation Course for Dental Radiologic Technologists,"
"EKG Technician Certification" and "Intravenous (IV) Therapy."
a new grant, Mercer's Center for Continuing Studies is offering new clinical
biotechnology courses targeted to professionals seeking careers in pharmaceutical
research. An Information Session is scheduled for Thurs., Jan. 7 at 5:30
p.m. at The Conference Center. The first course begins Jan. 27. More here.
Cookin' at the Culinary Center
New courses abound
at MCCC's Culinary Center. Chef Wendy Jaeger will set the tone for fresh,
flavorful menus with "Soups and Stews of France" on Jan. 31.
Chef Elizabeth Dinice's "Coffee: It's Not Just for Breakfast!"
on Feb. 7 reveals the popular beverage's versatile uses in a variety of
dishes. More here.
Students Help HomeFront
Mercer's Bonner Leader students helped local teens served by HomeFront
this semester, tutoring and mentoring them in a program called "Triumphant
Teens." The program gives at-risk teens a vision of a life that includes
college and mainstream employment. Story here.
of the Phi Theta Kappa honors program took 13 HomeFront children on an
outing to a pottery painting studio. Each child was given a Build-A-Bear,
and each chose a piece of pottery to paint. The children gave everyone
hugs and thanks before they left.
Students Produce Video for Mercer Chamber
Mercer's Television students recently presented their semester's client
project, a marketing video for the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce.
advanced students spent the semester developing and producing the video,
which the Chamber plans to use to attract new members.
Success: Aramis Gutierrez Jr. Molds Future Scholars
Aramis Gutierrez Jr. directs the Rutgers University Future Scholars Program,
an initiative whose mission is to ensure that academically promising middle
school students from at-risk communities have the support they need to
attend and graduate from Rutgers University. More here.
Paterson University Hosts Information Session Jan. 6
degree programs offered by William Paterson University at Mercer will
be explained at an Information Session on
Wednesday, Jan. 6 in the MCCC Student Center, from 6 to 8 p.m. (Snow date
is Jan. 7.) WPU's programs at Mercer include
Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education, Liberal Studies and Psychology.
AnnaKay Thomas at 609-570-3358. More here.
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
On Jan. 18 Mercer's African American
Student Organization and the James Kerney Campus Student Activities Board
will host a celebration of the Life and Works of Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. from 1 to 4 p.m. at the James Kerney Campus. More here.
House for Summer Youth Programs Jan. 24
The college will host an Open House for all its
summer 2010 youth programs on Sunday, Jan. 24, noon to 3 p.m. at the West
Windsor Campus Student Center, including Camp College, Sports Camps, Tomato
Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops. Click here.
Resource Center Open House/Rededication Jan. 27
The Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center
has moved into new quarters on campus and will host an Open House and
Rededication on Wed., Jan. 27, at 4 p.m. The location is the second floor
of the Library, next to the bookstore. More here.
Coming to Kelsey
8-17: Children's Letters to God
22-24: Nelson Illusions and "Magic with the Nelsons" children's
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