Issue 2006 - 3, May
View From the President's Office
Acting President Thomas N. Wilfrid has begun a
new column. This month he shares his thoughts as the academic year comes
to a close and we look forward to Commencement and new endeavors. Click
Graduation Ceremonies Set For May 25
The caps and gowns have been ordered and
plans are underway for MCCC's graduation ceremonies on May 25 at 6 p.m.
The college's central quadrangle will again be filled with hundreds of
green-robed graduates and their proud professors.
An honors convocation for graduating students is set for May 24 at 5:30
p.m. in the Student Center.
Golf Outing to Benefit Student Athletes
Mercer's Athletic Department will host its 15th Annual Golf Classic on
Tuesday, June 13, at the Mercer Oaks East Golf Course in West Windsor.
Proceeds will benefit the MCCC Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund. Call
(609) 586-4800, ext. 3740 or 3607. More
Helps Develop Statewide Technical Studies Program
Community Colleges to Offer Associate Degrees to Apprentices
has helped to develop an initiative with community colleges throughout
the state that will offer a new associate in applied science degree in
Technical Studies to apprentices in the building and construction trades.
Called New Jersey Pathways Leading Apprentices to a College Education
(NJPLACE), the program will enable registered apprentices to gain up to
25 college credits based on their training. More
James Kerney Campus Celebrates Academic Achievement
stories will be abundant on May 9, when the James Kerney campus celebrates
academic achievement at Trenton's War Memorial building at 6 p.m. In addition
to honoring credit program graduates who began at the James Kerney campus,
students will be honored for completing the GED preparation program and
programs of the Career Training Institute and the English Language Institute.
Four students will share their personal messages. All are welcome.
Last WIMG Broadcast to Air May 16
has been a challenge, but a worthwhile one," said MCCC's vice president
for College Advancement, Dr. Beverly Richardson, as she plans for the
last of six half-hour programs she has hosted on WIMG 1300 radio. The
last show will air May 16 at 6:30 p.m.
The interview-format show focused on two topics each month -- academic
majors such as nursing, criminal justice, and culinary studies, and topics
of interest such as financial aid, GED prep programs, athletics, special
programs at the James Kerney Campus and summer camps.
Center Serves Up a Full Plate of New Courses
its two professional kitchens surrounding a nicely furnished dining room,
Mercer is ready to serve up new and fun culinary courses for the community
this spring and summer. Offerings include everything from arranging a
full dinner party to making appetizers. More
Us for "MCCC Alumni & Friends Theatre Evening
MCCC hosts its fourth annual "Alumni and Friends Theatre Evening
on Friday, June 2, when guests
will gather for a light dinner, then move to Kelsey Theatre for the opening
performance of "Lucky Stiff." More
Center for Training and Development Enhances Client Services
Behavioral Health, a client of MCCC's Center for Training and Development
(CTD), won the Outstanding Service Provider of the year award from the
New Jersey Association of Mental Health Agencies (NJAMHA). They were nominated
believe SERV was chosen because of their investment in their employees,
who are receiving extensive training in leadership, communications, computer
skills and English as a Second Language, said CTD Director Elaine
Weinberg. Mercer's CTD currently provides training to more than 300 SERV
staff members. More info
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