Issue 2006 - 4, June
Commencement 2006: Completing and Beginning
this month's "View From the President's Office," Acting President
Tom Wilfrid shares information about our 2006 graduates and relates fourteen
of their individual stories. Click
Wonderful" at Commencement
Humberto Solis, student speaker at Commencement ceremonies on May 25,
wrote a song in the college's honor. His speech, and his song "Something
Wonderful, Something Good," elicited tears and cheers from graduates
and their family members
Acting President Thomas N. Wilfrid opened the ceremonies by relating that
over the past 39 years, 29,000 students have graduated from Mercer. This
year's graduates number 834, with the largest numbers in Nursing and Humanities
and Social Science programs.
Stephenson, CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton,
gave an inspiring keynote address. More
Kerney Campus Celebrates Achievement
was an electric evening when students and family members packed the War
Memorial's Patriots Theatre on May 9 to celebrate the achievements of
students completing both credit and noncredit programs.
speaker Anyak Boul, who came to the US in 2004 from Sudan and is graduating
from the English Language Institute, gave an inspiring talk about his
journey from Sudan to Egypt to America. "This is my really big dream
-- to get my GED and go to college -- and I will never quit. For those
of you who have the opportunity to continue your studies, do not quit.
Try to surround yourself with people who accept their dreams and finish
their goals." More
Program Honors 31 Graduates
Graduates of MCCC's Nursing program were honored and presented with pins
and diplomas at a ceremony on May 17 at Kelsey Theatre. Graduates are
eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered
Students Design for State Museum
Professional designers judged the work of four teams of MCCC Advertising
Design II students as they presented complete ad campaigns they designed
for the New Jersey State Museum. Each year the program chooses a nonprofit
organization. The designs included posters, print ads, brochures, websites
and give-aways. More
Students Compete for "Bernie Awards"
Teams of Mercer Television students showed their video creations, which
were judged by a team of outside experts, at the first "Bernie Awards"
competition on May 12. The top award went to students Mark Zangara and
Mike Marazzo for their murder mystery. Other students won awards for best
editing, best screenplay and best cinematography.
Television program students have won several awards in recent months,
including two Telly awards -- one for a "Storytelling Arts"
documentary, and one for outstanding live sports coverage.
Volunteers at Super Science Weekend
Mercer faculty and students played an active role
in Super Science Weekend, hosted by the New Jersey State Museum this spring.
With funding from the Trenton section of the American Chemical Society,
the chemistry exhibit was well stocked for hands-on experiments and proved
quite popular with young visitors, reports Associate Professor Helen Tanzini,
who coordinated the exhibit. More
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