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Issue 2006 - 1, February 24, 2006

Welcome to our premiere issue!
We have developed this e-newsletter to help keep supporters and friends informed about news and events at Mercer County Community College. Please send us your feedback and suggestions. If you would like to suggest new e-mail addresses to add to our list, please send them to

"Hollywood Lights" Scholarship Dinner Dance March 11
Get set for a spectacular evening as MCCC hosts "Hollywood Lights" Saturday, March 11, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency, Princeton. Cocktail reception and silent auction begin at 6, dinner starts at 7:30. Dancing continues until 11 p.m. Call Elaine Stout for tickets before March 1 at 609-586-4800 ext. 3607. More info.

Dr. Edwin A. Martinez Appointed Dean
Most recently from Louisiana State University at Alexandria, where he served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Edwin A. Martinez has joined MCCC as dean for Science and Health Professions. More info.

“Africa in the Diaspora” Lectures Continue through April
MCCC faculty members are presenting an exciting series of lectures at both campuses on African history, sociology, literature and music. More info. and lecture listings

40th Anniversary Web Page Launched
MCCC has launched its 40th anniversary web page, including college history, a timeline, alumni success stories, and memoirs from faculty and staff. More info.

Free Literacy Courses for Employees
MCCC is now offering literacy courses at both campuses for workers employed in small and mid-sized businesses, thanks to a partnership with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Participants must be employed 30 hours or more per week by a business in Mercer County. For more information click here or call Dean Lynn Coopersmith of Organization Development and Community Programs at 609-586-4800 ext. 3241, or e-mail

Television Students Win “Communicator Award”
MCCC Television students won an honorable mention from the prestigious “Communicator Awards” for a live news show, “MCN Live.” Produced twice weekly by 13 to 15 students, the show, which is broadcast on MCCC’s cable channel 23/26, includes college, community and national news, plus sports and weather. More info.

Camp College Expands Program
In response to requests from working parents, Camp College will admit six-year olds for the first time this summer.

Camp College, for children 6 to 12, offers a wide variety of summer camp choices at the college's West Windsor campus. Two upcoming informational Open Houses will be held at the MCCC Conference Center from 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 and Saturday, April 22. Call 609-586-9446 for more information. More about all of Mercer's 2006 summer camps