Business Student Angel Agyeman Looks Forward to 'Experiencing Even More at Mercer'
Recalls Making Most of Opportunities During Covid Year


West Windsor, N.J. – Angel O. Agyeman, of Hightstown, began her classes at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) in the fall of 2020 in the midst of the pandemic shutdown. For Angel, college thus far has been a virtual experience.

Still, this Business Administration major has been determined to make the most of what Mercer has to offer. She became a leader in the Honors Club and was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She served as a Student Government Association (SGA) senator and was a member of the Anti-Racism Club. She earned the Dr. Constance Colon-Jones Business Administration Scholarship through the MCCC Foundation.

“I have made an effort to participate as much as possible because it’s a great way to meet people, stay active in the school, and build connections,” Agyeman said.

Agyeman can’t wait to get back on campus this fall. “I will return to all of my clubs, and I will be running for SGA again. I am super excited to meet people and will not take in-person activities for granted. I look forward to experiencing even more at Mercer and hope to have a memorable year,” she said.

Agyeman notes that during the past year she was tested, and she has grown. She was on the front lines as an essential worker in a nursing home and, after earning her license as a pharmacy technician, worked as a pharmacy technician for the New Jersey Vaccine Team.

“Balancing school, dealing with COVID cases, and administering the vaccine was very hard. I am grateful to have had some great teachers like Professor Carol Bork [Honors English], who made the experience more enjoyable. But I still missed talking to people and seeing people on campus,” Agyeman said.

Agyeman observes that attending Mercer has been a solid decision. After graduating from Hightstown High School, where she was senior class president and an AP/Honors student, she wanted to hone her time management skills, clarify her goals, and save money on tuition.

Mercer has allowed her to do all three.

“Staying home these two years is keeping me focused and grounded. I know Mercer was the right choice for me,” Agyeman said, noting that this was especially true during the 2020-21 academic year, when campuses across the country were shut down.

Agyeman is on track to graduate in Spring 2022. She plans to transfer to continue her studies in Business Administration and Political Science.


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