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News@Mercer August 20, 2013

Something for Everyone During 2013-14 Season at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre

MCCC's Kelsey Theatre kicks off its 2013-14 season with a trip back to Roman times when PinnWorth Productions presents "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" Sept. 6 to 15. This high energy classic starts off a colorful season of 22 full-length dramas and musical productions. Online ticket sales and season subscriptions will be available Aug. 20.

Professor Amy Ricco

The Kelsey Theatre staff is gearing up for the 2013-14 season.

MCCC Students Gain New Perspectives in Study Tours to Poland and Amsterdam

MCCC students who participated in faculty-led Study Tours to Poland and Amsterdam in late May got together recently to share their impressions and opinions about the cultures and histories of the countries they visited.

Pictured during the tour of the Birkenau concentration camp are, from left, Professor Jack Tabor, students Alexandra Bussey, Brandon Castro (background), Brandon Stanzeski, Les Grunes and Robert Lages.

Veterinary Assistant Program Earns National Certification

For those who would like to turn their affection for animals into a career, MCCC’s Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) offers a Veterinary Assistant Certificate program that prepares students for entry-level jobs in nine months.

Members of the Veterinary Assistants class that finished in June are: seated, from left, Justina Siracusa and Melissa Nini; standing, from left, instructor Leslie Sheppard-Bird, students Robin Scheiner, Trish Donahue, Colleen Reasoner, Amanda Briggs and Virginia Armstrong-Whyte, and instructor Tina DeVictoria.

Lessons Learned From Vietnam POW Camp is Topic of Book by Mercer Staffer

Peter Fretwell of Robbinsville, manager of WWFM The Classical Network on Mercer County Community College’s West Windsor campus, has published a book examining the experiences of POWs imprisoned in the Hanoi Hilton and how those experiences contributed to personal and professional success.

Peter Fretwell

Peter Fretwell, co-author of "Lessons From the Hanoi Hilton" and manager of WWFM at Mercer County Community College.


Tickets Now on Sale for the Oct. 1 MCCC Golf Classic to Benefit Student Athletes! Click Here for Details!


The Write Stuff

For Chris Obudho, earning a college degree came later in life. But the hard work paid off, as he now works as the lead writer and editor for the Community Recovery Assistance Team for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Chris Obudho

Alum Chris Obudho '10 (A.A., Liberal Arts) currently works as the lead writer and editor for the Community Recovery Assistance Team for FEMA.



MCCC Grad Sierra Downs Selected for NJCAA Lea Plarski Award

Hamilton resident Sierra Downs, a cross country runner and 2013 graduate honors graduate, was named by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as the 2013 Lea Plarski Award recipient, based on athletics, academics, and community services.

MCCC grad Sierra Downs and parents

Sierra Downs with her parents, Eric and Mare, at MCCC’s Honors Convocation May 23.



Culinary Instructor Benowitz Wins Second Place at NJ Seafood Challenge

Chef/Instructor Frank Benowitz of Robbinsville was recently awarded second place in the 2013 Jersey Seafood Challenge held at Drumthwacket, the Governor’s residence in Princeton.

Chef Frank Benowitz and student Dave Aust

MCCC Chef Frank Benowitz (right) with Culinary student Dave Aust (left) at the 2013 Jersey Seafood Challenge in Princeton.


Center for Continuing Studies to Host Info Sessions for Career Programs


MCCC Security Officers Going Green With Gift from Mercer County Sheriff’s Office


Catherina DePaz Embraces Spanish Culture in Study Abroad Experience


Mercer County Fire Academy Graduates 30


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