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Issue 2007 - 3, March 21, 2007

A Message From President Patricia C. Donohue
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Honors Program Begins
Mercer's Honors Program began successfully this January, offering an enriched college experience for highly motivated, intellectually curious, scholastically exceptional students. More courses will be added for the fall. The Faculty Honors Council and Marketing staff are now developing brochures that feature student photos and testimonials. More here.

Scholarship Dinner Dance a Success
MCCC again was fortunate to receive excellent community support for our major annual fundraiser, the Foundation Board's Scholarship Dinner Dance held March 10 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. For photos and more about our honorees, click here.

Dr. Beverly Richardson Honored by Mercer County
Mercer's Vice President of College Advancement and James Kerney Campus Provost, Dr. Beverly Richardson, has been selected as one of this year's Women's History Month honorees by County Executive Brian Hughes and the Mercer County Freeholders.

Flight Fair This Saturday Benefits Aviation Students
The public is invited to see the region from a new perspective -- soaring above Mercer County -- at Mercer County Community College's Flight Fair on Saturday, March 24, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, March 25. Members of the college's Aviation faculty will offer small-plane rides, taking off from the college's hangar at Trenton-Mercer Airport. The cost is 20 cents per pound (weights are kept secret), with a minimum charge of $8 and a maximum of $22 per person. Call 609-530-1272 for more information.

Business Practice Firm Hosts Instructor Training
MCCC's International Business Practice Firm hosted training in late February for teachers who wish to start this innovative method of teaching business at their schools. More here.

Mercer in the News Online
Recent great publicity for MCCC includes stories about our new president, Dr. Patricia C. Donohue, a Princeton Packet feature on Communications faculty member Kathy Paluscio and her students in the "Mouthworks" troupe, and two feature stories on Professor Mel Leipzig's artistic portrayal of people and places at MCCC. Click here for the links.

"A Chocolate Affair" to Mark PTA Program's Tenth Year
The college's elegant Conference Center Atrium will be adorned with everything chocolate on April 12 from 6 to 8 p.m., when the Physical Therapist Assistant program celebrates its tenth anniversary and raises dollars for student scholarships. Mercer's Hospitality students will bake themed chocolate tortes. More here.

A Gift of Training for Administrative Professionals Day
MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies will host its annual conference for administrative professionals on Thursday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Keynote speaker Doni Tamblyn will address "Facing Change with Humor and Optimism." Participants will also enjoy continental breakfast, four workshops and a buffet lunch at MCCC's Conference Center. Fee is $119 before April 7; $139 after. Call 609-570-3311 or e-mail

Save the Date for MCCC's Golf Classic June 12
Mercer's Athletics Department will host its 16th Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, June 12, at the Mercer Oaks East Golf Course in West Windsor. Proceeds will be donated to the Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $125 to $5,000, and prize donations are also welcome. For more iniformation call Athletics Director John Simone at ext. 3740 or e-mail

"Color Theories" at The Gallery Through April 6
As part of its celebration of Women's History Month, MCCC's Gallery is showing the art of four experienced and vibrant women, Jeanne Calo, Betty Curtiss, Graziella Smith, and Marie Sturken. A Gallery Talk with all four artists will be held on Tuesday, March 27, at 12 noon in the Gallery.
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Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Playful Theatre Productions presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" on weekends from March 23 to April 1.

Theatreworks to present "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" on April 14

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