New Programs Begin August 29
When classes begin this fall, Mercer will welcome students to its newest programs, in Fashion/Apparel Design and Engineering Science.
Offered at the James Kerney Campus in downtown Trenton, Fashion/Apparel Design will prepare students for direct entry into positions such as assistant fashion designers, stylists, visual display artists, product and merchandise managers, and fashion illustrators, as well as for transfer to baccalaureate colleges.
With strong job growth expected in engineering fields, the Engineering Science associate degree will prepare students for transfer into the junior year at baccalaureate colleges, majoring in biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical or architectural engineering. Most classes begin August 29. More here.
How to Transfer Information Session July 20
Future and current students and their parents are invited to learn "How to Transfer" at an Information Session on Wednesday, July 20, 6 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room, Student Center, West Windsor Campus. Early planning is key for students who wish to transfer all or most of their credits after completing a Mercer degree. More here.
Open House August 18 for Adults Seeking Career Change or Enhancement
A "Back to School Night" for adults on August 18 will offer information about career-changing and career-enhancing opportunities this fall and winter through The Center for Continuing Studies, MCCC's noncredit division. The event takes place at 6 p.m. at the Conference Center, West Windsor Campus. Attendees receive a coupon to waive the $10 registration fee.
MCCC Part of Super Science Saturday
Twenty faculty members and students participated in Super Science Saturday, an annual event at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. Mercer's volunteers led activities and demonstrations, made slime, fake snow, dry ice and fog, as well as rainbow chromatography, and interacted with approximately 2,000 visitors. They were assisted by members of the Trenton section of the American Chemical Society, and faculty and students from Rider and Princeton. More here.
MCCC Partners with Tech Schools for Health Science Academy
For high school students who already have their sights set on careers in health care, the Health Science Academy at the Mercer County Technical Schools' Assunpink Center is proving the ideal place to earn a high school diploma -- as well as prepare for the rigors of college. Through a partnership with MCCC, students are benefitting from a challenging curriculum and will be taking college classes at Mercer by the time they are high school juniors. More here.
Honors Science Students Present Research
MCCC Biology and Chemistry Honors research students were challenged this past semester as they carryied out exciting projects at Rider University. They presented their results before a packed room of fellow science students and faculty members in May. Honors Research students devote at least six hours per week at a research institute. More here.
MCCC's Conference Center Hosting Summer Events
In addition to business events, MCCC's beautiful Conference Center is available to host summer family events such as reunions or picnics. The Conference Center offers two spacious patios. Custom menus are available, and the cost is $16.95 per person on weekdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m. through September, plus sales tax and gratuity. There is a 50-person minimum. Click here or call (609) 570-3466 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WWFM Listener Commits to Music and Wellness
Jennifer Vose and her husband, David, of Springfield, Mass., have immersed themselves in the world of classical music. One of their favorite stations, and places is, in fact, WWFM The Classical Network at MCCC. Not only are they sustaining members who volunteer during pledge drives, they also make the four-hour trek from home to support the station in a special way. Jennifer, who is legally blind, volunteers to produce a weekly on-air health and wellness feature called Living Well. More here.
MCCC Programs Featured on WWFM's "Views and Voices"
Webcasts are available for WWFM's "Views and Voices" radio show, featuring MCCC staff and faculty members each week discussing topics of interest to the community. Recent shows focused on the Study Abroad Program, the Shakespeare '70 performance of "Twelfth Night" at Kelsey Theatre, The Virtual College, MCCC's first president, Dr. Richard K. Greenfield, the college's veterans' services, and a tribute to MCCC Alumnus Lt. Omar Vazquez who was killed in April in Iraq. Listen here.
MCCC Pitcher Drafted by Chicago Cubs
James Pugliese can finally stop wondering where he will be suiting up next season. Scouted by the pros during his freshman season at Mercer, Pugliese was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 18th round of the 50-round MLB amateur draft. The 6'3" right-hander will be missed on the mound for the Vikings, says Head Coach Matt Wolski. More here.
When Albert Giple '07 (A.S., Business Administration) left his war-torn homeland of Liberia eight years ago, he had one thing in mind: to obtain a solid education. He has accomplished his goal. Today he is an accountant for Mercadien, P.C., C.P., a Princeton-based accounting and business consulting firm. Giple finds his job fascinating and rewarding. After Mercer, Giple continued at Rutgers University, graduating cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Accounting in 2010. More here.
Kathleen Costello '77 (A.S., Allied Health) is now thriving in her second career as a special education teacher. A lifelong learner, Costello began at Mercer to become a dental assistant, then earned a second associate degree in Science and a bachelor's in Health Science. Returning to college in 1999, she earned her Graduate Level Teacher Preparation Certificate at Rider University, then a master's degree in Special Education in 2009. More here.