|Board Honors Three at Open House/Report to the Community
The community joined with MCCC in celebrating "Excellence and Vitality in Teaching and Learning" during the Board of Trustees' annual Open House and Report to the Community on Nov. 10. Alumnus Jeff Callahan, Mercer County cable TV station WZBN, and SES, a satellite provider, received honors. More here.
Contractor Announced for Solar Farm--To Be Largest on College Site
Through the Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) and Mercer County's Office of Economic Opportunity and Sustainability, construction will begin soon on a 43-acre solar farm on the West Windsor Campus. The farm is expected to provide 90% of the power needs for the campus, as well as educational opportunities for MCCC students. More here.
Winter and Spring Semesters at MercerMCCC Hosts County Photography Exhibit
MCCC's popular Winter Session courses are open to students from other colleges, and to high school students. Online courses begin Dec. 19 and run for six weeks. On-site classes begin Jan. 3 and run for three weeks at both campuses. It's also time to register for the Spring semester. Most classes begin Jan. 23. More here.
The Mercer County Photographers exhibit , which runs through Dec. 19, features 51 works by 38 photographers who live, work or study in Mercer County. The pieces were selected from 184 entries by 68 photographers. A Winter Solstice Concert will be performed at The Gallery on Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. More here.
Students Cook for "Lidia's Italy" TV Chef
Thirteen culinary students of MCCC's Career Training Institute at the James Kerney Campus, and MCCC hospitality associate degree programs, took on the major role of cooking for celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich of PBS's "Lidia's Italy" when she visited Patriot's Theatre at Trenton's War Memorial on Nov. 6. The students prepared a full-course buffet meal for 75 guests, prepped food for Lidia's presentation, and assisted her on stage. More here
with photos. Great Day of Golf Dedicated to Student Athletes
The clouds cleared out just in time for a great day of golf for 76 enthusiastic Mercer supporters. The 20th Annual Golf Classic, hosted by the Athletics Department on Oct 4, raised more than $10,000 for the Student Athlete Scholarship Fund. More here.
Community Invited to Lecture by Assistant Attorney General Nov. 22
New Jersey Assistant Attorney General Wanda H. Moore will discuss "Prevention to Re-entry, Creating a Safer and Healthier Community" on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 12 noon in the Communications Building, Room 110. Moore implements community-based crime prevention strategies. More here.
MCCC Chorus and Jazz Band Invite All to Winter Concerts
Kelsey Theatre will be the site for two free Winter Concerts which are open to the public. The MCCC Chorus will perform on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The Jazz Band will present a varied performance on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. More here.
Arts Calendar at WWFM's Website
Take a look at WWFM's Arts Calendar at wwfm.org
. This free service keeps the community informed about concerts and cultural events happening in and around the WWFM listening area. Members of arts organizations may post information about upcoming events by following simple prompts on the site. Alumni Success:
Paul Kraml Relishes Success in Advertising World
Paul Kraml '85 (A.S., Advertising Design) wears many professional hats and he would not have it any other way. As creative director/public relations manager for the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General (OAG), Kraml utilizes his artistic abilities and advertising savvy to create public outreach campaigns advocating for the safety of all New Jersey citizens. More here.
Norris Kirk Taylor Dedicated to Education
According to MCCC alumnus Norris Kirk Taylor '80 (A.A., Humanities and Social Service), MCCC provided the underpinnings for all of his subsequent academic success. After more than two decades as a public school teacher in North Carolina, he recently returned to the community college setting at Roanoke-Chowan Community College (Ahoskie, NC). His goal is to help young people begin to mold their futures just as he did at Mercer. More here.
Coming to Kelsey Theatre