- 2, June 2, 2009
Corzine Addresses MCCC Graduates at Commencement
Jersey Governor Jon Corzine encouraged Mercer County Community College's
998 graduates to achieve their dreams as he spoke at Commencement Ceremonies
May 21. More
the ceremony Professor Dori Seider was presented with the college's annual
Distinguished Teaching Award. A respected faculty member for 39 years,
Dr. Seider teaches French, psychology, history and education. More
Also at Commencement, Vice President of College Advancement Beverly Richardson
was honored as she retires after 28 years. The
James Kerney Learning Center will be renamed the Dr. Beverly A. Richardson
Learning Center in recognition
of her long-time service as James Kerney Campus provost. More here.
Aviation Program Will Continue
With a new, cost-saving business plan and funding from the NJ Department
of Transportation and the Buehler Foundation, the college will continue
its Aviation Flight Technology program. The new funding will be used to
purchase two new planes and several existing planes will be sold. Fundraising
efforts are continuing so that additional airplanes can be replaced in
the future. New students are welcome to begin the program this summer
and will start with general education classes.
Virtual College Wins National Award
The Instructional Technology Council has presented
MCCC's Virtual College staff with the "Outstanding Technical Support
and Service in ELearning" award. The
judges noted the team's creativity and enthusiasm. More here.
Students Score Above National and State Averages
Mercer's Radiography program ranked third in
the state for graduate scores on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
national certification exam. The passing percentage for first time examinees
was 94%, which is higher than the national average. Based upon graduate
and employer surveys, 94% of the class of 2008 secured employment within
six months of graduation.
Progresses on the West Windsor Campus
Mercer's new Reception Center, which connects the
Library and Student Center, opened recently for through-traffic. The airy
glass-enclosed space is a welcome addition to the campus, and provides
new space for security offices and the information desk. Also completed
are ground floor offices in the Student Center, the College Bookstore
and the Learning Center. Construction is proceeding on schedule and the
Library is expected to be completed by September. More here.
Convocation Celebrates High-Achieving Grads
At a special ceremony prior to graduation on May 21, Mercer's high achieving
graduates were presented with scholarships and academic awards. Special
scholarships donated by area groups and individuals were conferred. More
Kerney Campus Hosts Inspirational Awards Night
On May 12 at Trenton's War Memorial, the James Kerney Campus honored students
who have completed both credit and noncredit programs. Keynote speaker
Maurice L. Coleman of Bank of America clearly inspired the large audience.
Coleman told the story of his mother, who, while raising three children,
returned to college at MCCC, continued her education, then taught school
for three decades. More here
Nursing Graduates Bring Year's Total to 77
A former food scientist and a former environmental engineer were among
the graduates of Mercer's Nursing program this May. The 43 men and women
graduates received special recognition at Kelsey Theatre on May 19. More
Breakfast" Emphasizes MCCC's Role as Educational Leader
The college's "Legislative Breakfast" on April 24 focused attention
on Mercer's unique role in addressing the needs of the county's workforce
during troubled economic times. More here
Mel Leipzig Honored; MCCC Begins Fund for Student Gallery
Friends, students, colleagues and alumni turned out in large numbers at
MCCCs Gallery April 29 to pay tribute to Professor of Art and Art
History Mel Leipzig, a well-respected artist. The special event also kicked
off a fundraising drive for a new student art gallery. More here
Program Students Receive Aegis Trophies
MCCC's Television students received two national Aegis awards -- one for
the cable station's live coverage of the 2009 Mercer County High School
Basketball Championships in February, and one for a recruitment video
about the college's Automotive Technology program. More here
for Continuing Studies Expands Offerings
MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies is offering new classes and programs
designed for those who are out of work or who need to retrain.
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"Views and Voices" Takes First Place Award
"Views and Voices," a radio talk show hosted by WWFM's Rachel
Katz, has taken the first place award for radio talk from the Garden State
Journalists Association. The show features interviews about topics of
interest in the region and at MCCC, and airs Saturday evenings at 7 p.m.
Previous shows are online here.
an MCCC Fan on Facebook!
Friends, alumni, students, parents, high schoolers
and community members are invited to become a "Fan" of MCCC's
new Facebook Page here.
Using this media as another way we can connect with the community, we
are posting upcoming events and photos. Anyone can sign up and create
a Facebook page.
Perform June 7, Then Touring for Benefit Shows
MCCC's unique comedy troupe, MouthWorks, will perform
its hilarious blend of comedy, song, and dance on Sunday, June 7 in CM
122 -- the Studio Theatre, located next to Kelsey Theatre. The show starts
at 8 p.m., is free and open to the public. MouthWorks
will take its show on tour for the first time ever with benefit performances
at local firehouses and rescue squads. Details and dates here.
WWFM to Host Benefit
Concert June 7
Musicians from around the region and the world
will perform when WWFM, the college's
Classical Network, hosts a benefit concert on Sunday, June 7, at 4 p.m.
at the Trenton War Memorial's Patriots Theater. The
guest host for the event, "Celebrating Our Musical Community,"
will be Exploring Music's Bill McGlaughlin.
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