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Issue 2006 - 5, July 14, 2006

"View From the President's Office"
You're invited as MCCC cuts the ribbon for the James Kerney Campus addition. Click here for details

Viking Newsletter Published
Now you can read MCCC's Summer 2006 Viking newsletter for alumni and friends online. Click here

MCCC Offers New Degree in Culinology
A new associate degree in Culinology™ blends the disciplines of food science and the culinary arts. Mercer developed the program in cooperation with the Research Chefs Association and Rutgers University.
By combining the creativity of the culinary arts with the knowledge of food science, students will be prepared to enter careers in research and development of food products. More here

Dream Program Welcomes Students with Intellectual Disabilities to College
Michael Toff taught himself Latin. John McCormack recently won a silver medal in track. Andre Borges is interested in mechanical engineering while his sister Stephanie writes children's literature. While these students are talented and engaged, they would not traditionally have been slated for college. All have intellectual disabilities.

Through a new grant-funded pilot program, MCCC is welcoming these students to college this fall. Each will develop a personalized schedule of pre-college and college courses based on their interests and built around their specific needs. Courses can be audited or taken for credit. More here

Summer Offerings from the Center for Continuing Studies
Abundant summer noncredit classes offer opportunities for career growth and personal interest. Click here for a sampling of July courses.

MCCC Wins Training Grant for Amicus Therapeutics
Mercer's Center for Training and Development has received a NJ Department of Labor grant to train staff members of Amicus Therapeutics. This Princeton area biopharmaceutical company is developing drugs to treat a wide range of human genetic diseases. Courses will include: "Supervision (Lab to Leadership)," "Project Management," "Team Building," and "Business Communications."

Alternate-Route Teaching Grad "Outstanding"
Norm Dannen, one of 21 graduates of this year's alternate-route teacher education program, was named "Outstanding New Teacher of the Year" at Southern Regional High School.

Area schools employing graduates of "New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey" in
clude the Charter School of Trenton, Trenton Central High School, Trenton's Daylight/Twilight High School, Southern Regional High School, St. Gregory's, Steinert High School, and schools in the districts of Franklin Township, Monroe Township, Northern Burlington County and West Windsor-Plainsboro.

This June a new group of students began the program, administered by MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies. Information sessions for next year's class will be offered this fall.

Former MCCC Baseball Stars Now on Professional Rosters
Four former stand-out baseball players for MCCC, Charlie Iacono, Matt Perks, Ken Lup, and Shaun Parker, have made it to the professional level. More here

Kelsey Theatre's New Summer Lineup
MCCC's cool and comfortable Kelsey Theatre has opened its doors this summer for full-scale family productions.

"The Music Man," performed by The Yardley Players runs July 14-23.
"Grease," performed by Stars in the Park, runs July 28 to August 5.
Visit Kelsey's website here

More on Graduation 2006
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