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Issue 2010 - 7, August 12, 2010
Fall semester classes begin Aug. 30 at MCCC. The course bulletin is online here. Also see the list of classes offered through The Virtual College.
Open House and New Fall Offerings at The Center for Continuing Studies
An abundance of noncredit classes for career and personal interest are offered this fall and winter by MCCC's noncredit division. Many programs in the health professions are included. A "Back to School Night" Information Session is set for Aug. 19, 6 p.m. at the Conference Center.   See the full bulletin here

MCCC to Commemorate 9-11
MCCC will host its annual commemoration ceremony for 9-11 on Friday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Garden outside the Student Center. All are welcome.
Golf Classic Oct. 5
Please join us for the Nineteenth Annual Golf Classic and Dinner on Oct. 5 at Mercer Oaks, hosted by the MCCC Athletics Department in memory of Dr. Cynthia Schaffer. Proceeds provide scholarships for deserving student athletes. Details here.
New Clinical Research Opportunity
After a pilot program that began in January, the Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) will offer four clinical trials courses this fall that are targeted to those seeking careers in the growing field of clinical research. Entering students must have a bachelor's degree in health care or science. Those who successfully complete the program may be eligible for internships in the industry.  More here

Announcing the Mobile Computer Training Lab
MCCC's Center for Training and Development is making it easy for area businesses to provide computer training for their staff members. An experienced trainer with 15 laptops will come to you!  More here.

Study Abroad Options Expand; Info. Sessions Scheduled
Students will have increased options to visit and study in foreign countries during the 2010-11 academic year. Faculty-led Study Tours will include Costa Rica, London, Germany/Switzerland and Paris. In addition, the college will offer students the option to spend up to a full semester abroad. The first of seven information sessions is set for Wed., Aug. 25 at 6 p.m.  More here.

Summer Camp Fun at MCCC
Children ages 6 to 17 are in their final week of Camp College, Sports Camps and Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops, plus special Youth College programs this summer at MCCC. See photos on Facebook here.

Students Learn to be Leaders
A mother of three and a young woman from Cameroon, both students at MCCC, were among 33 women who learned leadership skills at the NEW Leadership™ New Jersey residential program hosted by the Center for American Women and Politics of the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers University. More here.
MCCC Student Is All-American in Tennis and Automotive Technology Studies 
"Everybody drives a car to work," says Automotive Technology student Jason Bielski.  "We're the ones that keep it going round and round." Bielski combines high performance in tennis with high performance in academics. He was named an All-American in both. More here. 
Kelsey Theatre Companies Nominated for Record 25 Perry Awards
It was a good year for community theater at MCCC. Artistic Director M. Kitty Getlik received word this week that shows performed at Kelsey during the 2009-10 season received a combined 25 Perry Award nominations from the New Jersey Association of Community Theatres, a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting local theater around the state. More here.

NJ PLACE Spells Success for Two MCCC Grads
Two recent MCCC graduates have proven without a doubt that work experience counts. William Dargan ('09) and Donte Boyer ('10), both of whom earned their associate in applied science degrees in Technical Studies, have taken full advantage of NJ PLACE (New Jersey Pathways Leading Apprentices to a College Education), a program that creates flexible opportunities for skilled trade workers to earn their college degrees. More here.

MCCC's  Summer Viking newsletter is now online
Read about our students' Study Tour to Italy, faculty spotlights, top graduates, alumni features, sports and news briefs in the Summer 2010 Viking newsletter
Alum, Faculty and Staff Well Represented at Euphemia Gallery Event
"Art, Freud and the Unconscious," a visual and performing arts event organized by MCCC grad Tamara Ramos ('10) on Aug. 7, served as an inspiring message that the arts are alive and well in Trenton. The opening, at The DeRosa Group on S. Broad St., drew about 200 guests, and featured photography by Ramos, MCCC faculty member Matt Giobbi and other artists, and performances by student Chris Kess and faculty member Jody Person. MCCC Professor Dori Seider called it "one of the most inspiring multimedia events I have ever attended." More here.

MCCC Alumni Achieve Success:  
  • Lynn Montes '71 taps into her artistic sensibilities regularly in both her professional and personal life. As a bathroom designer, she facilitates redesign and installation projects for Grant Supplies' Elegant Bath & Kitchen Shoppe in Pleasantville, NJ. Her creative life outside the store includes fabric weaving, photography and painting.  More here
  • Miroslaw Babiarz '05 considers his years at Mercer to have been excellent preparation -- not only for the professional basketball career he has pursued in Poland for the last two seasons, but also for a future that includes returning to college for his master's degree back in the United States. More here.  
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