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Issue 2007 - 2, February, 2007

A Message From President Patricia C. Donohue
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Dr. Donohue's First Day
The Times interviewed Dr. Patricia Donohue on her first day as president of MCCC.
Read it online here.

Summer Camp Registration Now Under Way
MCCC is the place for children's summer camps! Registration is now under way for Camp College, Sports Camps, Specialty Camps, and Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops. More here.

Scholarship Dinner Dance Coming March 10
At MCCC's 2007 Scholarship Dinner Dance, the Foundation Board will honor Bristol-Myers Squibb, Educational Testing Service, original trustee Henry Drewry, and former dean of Liberal Arts, Dr. Andy Conrad.

Help us make this event a success for student scholarships. Please call Foundation Coordinator Elaine Stout at 609-570-3607. More here.

"Paying for College" Open House Feb. 24
MCCC's Enrollment Services and Financial Aid offices will host a "Paying for College" information session on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Student Center. Attendees will learn about the various types of financial aid, and student ambassadors will offer campus tours.

MCCC Confers Diplomas on 42 Nursing Graduates
Forty-two graduates of MCCC's Nursing program received their diplomas and celebrated at Kelsey Theatre on Jan. 10. Get a glimpse of what their journey through the program was like from the valedictorian's comments and photos here.
Read an article from The Times here.

"Kelsey Review" Accepting Literary and Art Works
Area writers and artists are invited to submit their work for possible publication in the "Kelsey Review," Mercer County's literary magazine. The review accepts short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction essays, excerpts of novels, black and white line drawings, and cartoons. MCCC English faculty members
Ed Carmien and Holly-Katharine Mathews are this year's editors. More here.

DREAM Students Demonstrate Success; Featured in Times
Students with Down Syndrome and other intellectual disabilities have completed their first full semester at Mercer through the DREAM program, demonstrating their commitment and abilities. All nine of the program's original students have returned for the spring 2007 semester – a 100% retention rate. Click here for The Times article of 2-12-07

New Literacy Grant to Create Drop-In Center
MCCC has received an $11,000 grant from "New Jersey Reads: The Foundation for Literacy" to develop an Adult Literacy Drop-In Center at the James Kerney Campus. The new center will provide educational instruction to low-income city residents who have less than a 9th grade education or score below a 9th grade level on a standardized reading test. This is the first such center in New Jersey.

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Feb 16-18 -- "For The Glory! -- The Civil War Musical"

Feb. 17 -- "Henry and Mudge"

Feb. 16-24 -- "The Mysteries" (MCCC Drama Students Perform Mystery Plays)

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