Save the Date!
MCCC's Foundation Board invites all to its 2011 Dinner Dance Gala, "La Bella Notte" (A Beautiful Evening), on March 26, 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Princeton. The event raises dollars for student scholarships and other student needs. Chaired by Nina Melker and Pasquale Colavita, the committee is seeking assistance in finding corporate sponsors, advertisers and auction donors. More here.
Later-Starting Credit Classes
MCCC's later-starting credit classes for the Spring semester begin Feb. 28 and March 25, with ten- and 8-week sessions offered. Classes include everything from accounting and fine arts to English, history, math, psychology, sociology and more. Visit the course bulletin here and see page 8.
Summer Camps Registration is Open
MCCC's summer camps are open for registration! Camp College, Sports Camps, and Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops all take place at MCCC's West Windsor Campus. Save the date for Camp College's upcoming Information Sessions Feb. 19 and April 30, from 12-2 p.m. at the Conference Center, and March 26 from 12-2 p.m. at the Student Center. For more information on all camps call 609-570-3311.
The camps are looking for counselors, including area teachers interested in summer employment. For more information call 609-570-3311.
Continuing Studies Offers Many Choices for Winter and Spring
Check out the extensive class offerings of MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies for Winter and Spring here.
CTD to Train Contractors for Lead Removal
MCCC's Center for Training and Development will offer training courses for NJ contractors who work on renovation, repair and painting projects that may disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes and buildings. The NJ Department of Community Affairs is subsidizing the training through the state's community colleges. More here.
Artist/Professor Mel Leipzig's Work is in Demand
The life and work of MCCC professor and renowned artist Mel Leipzig will be featured on New Jersey Network's "State of the Arts," airing for the first time on Jan. 27 at 8:30 p.m. Professor Leipzig's art is much in demand recently, and will be on exhibit at three galleries this winter and spring -- The Noyes Museum of Art at Stockton College, the Richard Stockton College Art Gallery, and Westminster College of the Arts at Rider University. He will present a lecture in the MCCC Communications Building on Feb. 22 at noon. More here.
Chef Doug Fee Stars on WZBN TV
Associate Professor Doug Fee, who coordinates MCCC's hospitality programs, was the star of a WZBN TV news story about the college's noncredit culinary programs. Filmed in the MCCC kitchen on Jan. 11, the video features Fee preparing homemade pasta with shrimp. "We offer noncredit classes for those who don't want to do this for a living, but want to learn how to cook," Fee said. Winter/Spring classes begin Jan. 30 and continue through April 9. More here on MCCC's culinary classes.
WWFM Hosts "Amadeus" Event
Happy Birthday, Mozart! On Jan. 6, WWFM The Classical Network hosted a celebration at Kelsey Theatre for its sustaining members. Prior to the premiere performance of PinnWorth Productions' "Amadeus," almost 300 guests enjoyed a performance of Mozart's music and a talk on historical perspectives from Rutgers Prof. Floyd Grave. More here.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrated at MCCC
On January 17 the college's African American Student Organization hosted a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with jazz and dance performances and inspirational talks at the James Kerney Campus in Trenton. Honorees were Trenton Interim Chief of Police Ernest Williams, MCCC's Youth College Director Don Davis, and long-time Trenton area music teacher and tutor Tommy Gryce. MCCC faculty member, Dr. Jamal Eric Watson, presented the keynote address. More here.
Felician College Open Houses
Felician College will host Information Sessions for students who wish to learn about their bachelor's program in Nursing at MCCC's campus. Sessions are set for Wed., Jan. 26, 3 to 8 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room, and are also planned for March 23, May 11 and July 13. More here.
Buy Mercer Gear Online
MCCC clothing and other gear is available online through the Follett bookstore. Here is the link.
Architecture Students Design for Non-Profit
MCCC Architecture students presented their visions for the future of a neighborhood café during presentations on Dec. 10. Students were given the assignment to create master plans for a sustainable design upgrade and expansion for a community kitchen, A Better World Café. In the daylong event, they presented renderings, 3-D models and their overall visions for the renovation project to a panel of professional architects, MCCC Architecture faculty and students. More here.
Alumni Success Stories:
Barb Pleva, a 2003 Office Systems Technology graduate, came to Mercer to update her job skills for her role as the administrator for her husband's firm. She earned perfect grades and President's List status. Now, seven years later, Pleva still finds herself actively involved at Mercer -- not as a student, but as a valued volunteer coach for women's and men's tennis. More here.
Ryan Csolak, a 1997 Advertising Design graduate, is now managing partner, founder and chief creative officer for the Hamilton-based Ryan James Agency, a full service advertising firm specializing in creative marketing. His many clients include Tommy Hilfiger and the Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel. More here.
What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre
Jan. 21-30: "A Few Good Men"
Jan. 22: Embrace "The Love Bug's Hug"
Feb. 4-6: Life's Lessons Abound in "Pinocchio"