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News@Mercer   June 16, 2014

MCCC Celebrates 47th Commencement with Messages of Resilience

Rainy skies did not diminish the shared excitement -- or the words of congratulations and encouragement -- for the close to 900 graduates of MCCC as the Class of 2014 celebrated Commencement ceremonies on May 22.

Student Commencement Speaker Ben Petraitis

Student Speaker Ben Petraitis returned to college after a 17-year military career.

Gov. Chris Christie Visits Mercer To Voice Support for Prison Education

It was truly fitting that Gov. Chris Christie chose the Conference Center at Mercer to announce his support for the New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons program (NJ-STEP). MCCC has been in the forefront of the prisoner education movement since the late 1960s, when it ran the degree-granting Prison Education Network. NJ-STEP currently offers college courses and credits to nearly 500 prison inmates at six of New Jersey's 13 correctional facilities.

MCCC President Patricia C. Donohue, Communications Professor Alvyn Haywood, and NJ Gov. Chris Chrstie, who visited MCCC to anounce his endorsement of NJ-STEP, a prisoner education program.

NJ's First Mobile Manufacturing Training Classroom Makes Debut at MCCC

Calling it the future of manufacturing training in New Jersey, county college officials and state Labor Commissioner Harold Wirths unveiled the state's first mobile manufacturing training classroom at MCCC. The trailer is part of the New Jersey Manufacturing Training Initiative, a two-year-old program that brings the training resources of the state’s 19 community colleges to local manufacturers.

A statewide Best Practices Conference held at MCCC kicked off with a ribbon-cutting for a new mobile manufactuing lab, a six-ton, 384-square-foot mobile classroom that will bring training resources to the state's manufacturers.

Cantor Wisnia Shares Story and Songs at Mercer County Holocaust Center

Cantor David Wisnia shared his Holocaust survivor's story and songs from his past with Mercer students and community friends during a moving Israeli Independence Day observance.

Cantor David Wisnia shared his Holocaust story at the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center in commemoration of Israeli Independence Day.


Pleased to Help Others

After working in the funeral service field for 23 years, alumnus Johnnie L. Palmer Sr., '95 (A.S., Funeral Service) says he still gets tremendous satisfaction from his work.

Johnnie Palmer

Alumnus Johnnie Palmer.


Trenton Campus Ranks First in Region, Third in Nation for Volunteer Hours

For a special group of students at Mercer's Trenton Campus, community service has become a way of life. Since the fall semester, they have amassed more than 250 hours of service.

Trenton Campus Volunteers

Student Activities Board volunteers during the Trenton Campus Spring Day celebration.


Dr. Theresa Capra, Erin Cahill-Wetzel Are Mercer's AAWCC Award Recipients

MCCC's 2014 recipients of the Patricia C. Donohue Leadership Award are Theresa Capra, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education, and Erin Cahill-Wetzel, Administrative Specialist in the Athletics Department and Head Coach for Women's Cross Country.

Mercer AAWCC members

The Mercer Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges hosted its fourth annual "Celebrating Women Leaders in Community Colleges" breakfast in May.


Visual Arts Students Present Solo Shows

Pinning Ceremony Makes it Official for Nursing Grads

Top Grads in Spotlight at Convocations

Space Traveler Greg Olsen Speaks to Mercer Students


Kelsey Theatre Shows

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