The Community is Invited

"Creating the Future" Dec. 4, 2008


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WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- "Come and Watch us Strut our Stuff" is an invitation to county residents to visit Mercer County Community College during its community event entitled "Creating the Future."

The college's Board of Trustees invites potential students and their parents, alumni, community partners, teachers, guidance counselors, business and governmental representatives and all interested county residents on Dec. 4 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. to celebrate and learn more about MCCC's programs and successes. The event takes place at the college's Conference Center on the West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Visitors will learn learn from current students, faculty and alumni about programs and services, and will enjoy a celebration that includes live music by the college Jazz Band, pastries baked by the Hospitality Club, and multiple interactive displays. A light buffet will be served.

During a ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, three special community partners who have contributed to the college's success over the years will be honored:

  • Alumni Leader Award: Ana Berdecia of Thomas Edison State College
  • Corporate Partner Award: Cenlar FSB
  • Partner in Learning Award: The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton

Read more here about the honorees.

The community event coincides with the publication of the college's Annual Report for the 2007-08 academic year. Highlights of the year include:

  • Groundbreaking for the One-Stop Student Center and Library, a major renovation project to streamline and improve student services at the West Windsor Campus;
  • Expansion of culinary labs and dining facilities at the James Kerney Campus;
  • Renovation of nursing and science labs;
  • Partnership with the Trenton school district on the new Daylight-Twilight High School;
  • Introduction of Evening Weekend College to better accommodate adult learners;
  • Establishing a program to train Certified Nursing Assistants/Home Health Aides;
  • Received major grants to provide customized training for businesses.
The MCCC Jazz Band will play on Dec. 4.
Marc Nichols achieved the number one title in tennis nationally in 2007-08.

Mercer's students distinguished themselves in a vairety of ways. Television students won several awards for their video productions; student Marc Nichols took the first-place title in tennis at the National Junior College Athletic Association; and the MCCC baseball team won the Region 19 title.

"The opportunities we provide at MCCC change lives every day," said MCCC President Patricia C. Donohue. "We want more community members to learn about what we offer, and to share in our successes. We want everyone who cares about community college education in the county to come and be part of this event."

The Dec. 4 event is free and open to the public; however registration is requested. Please click here to sign up. For more information by phone, call Diane Badessa at 609-570-3613.

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