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College and Foundation Annual Report • July 2014 - June 2015

Helping Our Students

Executive Officers

Jianping Wang, Ed.D., President

Eun-Woo Chang, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs

Susan Bowen, Interim Vice President for Administration and Chief Business Officer

Ed Gwazda, Vice President for College Advancement

José Fernández, J.D., Executive Director for Compliance and Human Resources

L. Diane Campbell, Ed.D., Executive Dean for Student Affairs

Seated, from left, Rev. William E. Coleman, Jr., Mark Matzen, Kevin Drennan, and Dr. Jianping Wang; standing, from left, Anthony Inverso, Dr. Gwendolyn Harris, Robert Di Falco, Pamela Hersh, Bryan Steward, Dr. Laura Morana, Carol Golden and Shamil Rodriguez.

Board of Trustees

County Officials

Mark Matzen, Chair

Mercer County Executive Hon. Brian Hughes

Kevin Drennan, Vice Chair Reverend William E. Coleman, Jr., Treasurer

Hon. Samuel Frisby, Chair

Jianping Wang, Ed.D., President, Secretary

Hon. Ann Cannon

Robert M. Di Falco

Hon. Pasquale Colavita

Carol Golden

Hon. Andrew Koontz

Gwendolyn Harris, Ph.D. Pamela Hersh Anthony Inverso

Hon. Anthony Carabelli, Vice Chair Hon. John Cimino

Laura Morana, Ed.D. Shamil Rodriguez Bryan Steward, Alumni Trustee College Counsel Rocky Peterson

On the cover: Students featured, from left, Ousman Joof ‘16 (Exercise Science); Aaron Brown ‘16 (Electronics Engineering Technology); Trinidad Rodriguez (Occupational Therapist Assistant); and Dieruska Corrales ‘16 (Criminal Justice).

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Message from the President

t is with great excitement, gratitude, and humility that I have assumed the position as the sixth president of Mercer County Community College. As a first generation college student myself, I am acutely aware of the challenges facing many of our students today. In order to truly fulfill our commitment to serving our students and serving them well, we must have an engaging learning environment and effective support systems in place to help them succeed. Indeed, the success of our students is the central focus of every faculty member, every staff member and every initiative that we pursue at Mercer. That is why the theme of this report is “Helping Our Students Soar.” That is our mission. Students come to Mercer from many different backgrounds, and with different levels of ability and a variety of educational goals. Our goal is to help them grow into confident, engaged learners and citizens. As the cost for higher education continues to rise for students across the nation and the need for a skilled American workforce becomes increasingly critical, the mission of community colleges is more important and relevant than ever. We embrace our role and strive to create an environment where students internalize their learning and discover and expand their potentials. We seek to instill in all of our students the determination to succeed, a willingness to learn from mistakes, and the passion to pursue excellence in all of their endeavors. I invite you to read our 2014-15 Annual Report and learn about this year’s successes and the lives we are changing through the power of education. Sincerely,

Dr. Jianping Wang President Mercer County Community College

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JAMES GAZAWIE Liberal Arts / Sociology, Class of 2015

“Mercer helped me to receive a solid, well-rounded education. Small, intimate classes allow students to develop rapport with professors who are dedicated to teaching.”

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ission Accomplished for Close to 900

Grads Celebrate at 48th Commencement Ceremony Commencement ceremonies on May 21 marked a mission accomplished for 873 men and women. The college awarded 383 A.S. degrees, 317 A.A.S. degrees, 201 A.A. degrees, 20 A.F.A. degrees and 92 Certificates of Proficiency.

Guest speaker for Commencement was former New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt, who currently serves as chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He advised students to rely on facts to make life’s important decisions. “Continue to look for evidence that points to answers that may surprise you and confound your expectations,” Holt said. Two grads represented the Class of

2015 as this year’s student speakers: Liberal Arts / American Honors graduate James Gazawie, who overcame a late start on his education and transfers to Rutgers University, and Liberal Arts / Education major Gina Migliaccio, who served as president of the Student Government Association and transfers to Rider University. The recipient of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Award, which is based on nominations from students, was Professor of Physics Jingrong Huang, who was hailed as “very enthusiastic in her teaching...an expert in her discipline...and a professor who is friendly, supportive and demanding all at once.” In accepting the award, Dr. Huang, who serves as co-advisor for the MCCC chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, advised students to find the superhero within. “Do one thing every day that scares you. It may require you to go outside your comfort zone, but continue to push

the frontier and break the barriers you may have set for yourself.” At the Honors Convocation prior to Commencement, MCCC administrators, faculty and donors presented more than 100 high-achieving students with scholarships and awards. Included in the group were American Honors, Phi Theta Kappa and NJ STARS graduates.

Conquering Challenges, Achieving Dreams at James Kerney Campus This year marked the James Kerney Campus’s (JKC’s) 27th annual Celebration of Academic Achievement, held May 5 at the Trenton War Memorial. The college recognized 176 students who made the Trenton campus their place of learning. Among the honorees were 61 associate degree students, 45 High School Equivalency (HSE) students, 23 English Language Institute (ELI) students, 12 Career Training Institute (CTI) students, and 35 students who participated in New Jersey Youth Corps. Six student representatives spoke on behalf of the graduates. Sharing snapshots of their personal stories, all the speakers noted that their

Student speakers with JKC Provost Monica Weaver, far right. desire to forge ahead with their education was stronger than their obstacles. The campus serves more than ANNUAL REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

3,000 students annually, along with 1,500 teens through Youth College programs.

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BONNIE KOURY Business Administration Class of 2016

“It hasn’t been easy for me to come back to school as an adult student and single mom, but there are many wonderful people who are helping me reach my goals academically and socially. I am forever thankful for the opportunities Mercer is offering me. I am making the most out of each and every one of them.”

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roviding Opportunities, Realizing Potential

Location, Location, Location Mercer students took advantage of their proximity to New York City and its vast offerings. Students studying global business visited the United Nations, Visual Arts students toured the School of Visual Arts and the Museum of Modern Art, and the Student Life and Leadership Office escorted a group of theater lovers to a show on Broadway.

Expanding Horizons Through Cuba Tour

In December, Funeral Service students got a VIP tour of Arlington National Cemetery, the country’s most hallowed burial ground. Arlington Superintendent Jack Lechner, a 1976 alumnus of MCCC’s first Funeral Service class, facilitated and conducted the visit.

Peer Tutors Receive While They Give

MCCC military veterans George C. Scott, second from left, and Matthew Freeman had the honor of participating in the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

Turning Up the Spotlight on Fashion Six budding fashion designers showcased their designs in a runway show at the James Kerney Campus in May. Their “20/20: The Edge of Tomorrow” show featured a range of designs from sportswear to business casual, urban chic and formal wear. In another project, Fashion Merchandising students worked in teams to create themed clothing displays for the front windows of Trenton Hall.

In the fall, MCCC’s Peer Tutoring program earned the College Reading and Learning Association’s International Tutor Training Program certification. Four tutors earned their certification and two are nearing completion of the rigorous training, which includes on-site and online components and 25 hours of mentored tutoring in the MCCC Learning Center. In addition to assisting other students with their assignments, tutors got the chance to sharpen their own reading and writing skills, and earn a lifetime credential as a Level 1 Certified Tutor. Mercer is one of five community colleges in New Jersey to offer this program.

Twelve MCCC travelers explored and embraced the culture and history of Cuba in May as part of the college’s Study Tour program. The itinerary provided students with insights galore into the history, music, art, food, religion, ecology, architecture, agriculture and politics of this once off-limits island nation. Liberal Arts student Brendon Pearsall said the trip was about expanding horizons. “We got to see another way to live, another human experience, another way to find happiness and fulfillment. The people there are flourishing. There is no way to put this in a textbook.”

Horticulture Students Blossom at Philly Flower Show For the second consecutive year, the Horticulture and Plant Science programs earned rave reviews at the Philadelphia Flower Show in March. In keeping with the show’s Disney movie theme, student and faculty volunteers presented “Horticulturist’s Apprentice Meets Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” With features including topiaries of students and teachers, plus moving brooms that transported flowers and poured water, the display got a thumbs-up from visitors – and a bronze award in the Education category. ANNUAL REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

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OUSMAN JOOF Exercise Science American Honors at Mercer Class of 2016

“I have taken three American Honors classes – Philosophy, Ethics and Public Speaking. I like the challenges in these classes. Expectations are high and there is a lot of work. The approach to learning is different. It’s more of a roundtable, where we have conversations about the topic of the day and the professor is our guide.”

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Providing Opportunities, Realizing Potential (continued) American Honors at Mercer Completes Inaugural Year American Honors at Mercer ([email protected]) debuted this year, with 74 new students and 61 legacy students. Together they represented some of MCCC’s most highly motivated, intellectually curious scholars, who enjoyed small seminarstyle classes. At the conclusion of the fall and spring semesters, students participated in symposiums where they presented skits, readings, demonstrations and videos to summarize their learning in subjects ranging from English composition and poetry to history, sociology, psychology, philosophy, math, biology, organic chemistry, and communications. A dedicated [email protected] study space was established in the Student Center and became an important area for quiet study and the completion of group assignments. In addition to AH students, the room is used by Phi Theta Kappa and other college honor societies. The American Honors Club hosted two Open Mike Nights and a bake sale to raise money for Rising Soles, a Trenton non-profit. [email protected] sponsored transfer visits to Columbia University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rowan University, Stockton University and Swarthmore College, and hosted a Transfer Day that brought representatives from four-year schools to the college.

Holocaust Resource Center Provides Living Links to History In addition to supporting the work of county educators and organizations, the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center, housed on the West Windsor Campus, continued to provide MCCC students with meaningful ways to create bridges of understanding to world history and current events. The Center hosted a lunchtime film series for students and the community throughout the year, as well as lectures, commemorations and exhibits. Luncheons held in the fall and spring brought students together with World War II Holocaust survivors, who shared their dramatic personal journeys.

Thirty-nine students graduated as part of American Honors’ first class. Their transfer schools included University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Pace University, NJIT, The College of New Jersey, Drexel, Penn State and Rutgers.

Performing Arts Students Shine in Ambitious Productions Theatre students took center stage in two dramatic productions this year. In the fall, they presented “Normal Heart,” a searing journey back to the dawning days of the AIDS epidemic. In the spring, they performed an original adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” blending Shakespeare’s grandest romantic tragedy with Prokofiev’s gorgeous ballet. The Mercer Dance Ensemble celebrated the body in motion in a performance incorporating a variety of modern and international dance styles. Contributing choreographers included faculty members and Dance alumni.

Ad Design Students Focus Talents on State’s Employee Charitable Campaign In the capstone projects for their Ad Design III class, student graphic artists impressed a panel of judges from the N.J. State Employee Charitable Campaign (NJSECC) with a comprehensive marketing campaign. Even better, the NJSECC plans to put their designs and ideas to good use. Each year, the Ad Design program selects a nonprofit organization in need of a marketing re-do and then turns the assignment over to advanced students who get to design a campaign for a real client in need. Campaigns include logos, slogans, newsletter designs, web pages, posters, promotional items and more. This year, five teams of students took up the challenge. ANNUAL REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

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ISHAR KESHU Liberal Arts Class of 2016

“After finishing a year of business school at Arizona State, I decided I wanted to pursue graphic design instead. I like the personal feel here at Mercer. Classes are small and teachers are easily accessible. I can proudly say that Mercer has influenced my career choice.”

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nabling Students to Soar Required Orientation

Embracing First-Year Students Leading student success initiatives were, seated from left, Arlene Stinson, Tricia Shaw, Dr. Patricia C. Donohue and Professor Andrea Lynch; standing from left, Joann Mia, Professor Amy Vondrak and Dr. Eun-Woo Chang, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Launched following a college-wide assessment in 2011 and consistent with the nationwide Completion Agenda, MCCC has developed initiatives to remove barriers to student success, especially those that derail students in their first year of college. Working cooperatively across the college this year were staff members from Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Financial Aid, Special Services and Admissions. The staff’s mission is to ensure that students get the assistance they need to successfully establish themselves and soar as MCCC students.

The first stop for all new students is SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration). Mandatory orientation sessions are held prior to the start of each semester, both on campus and online, to provide success tips, introduce students to college resources and opportunities, and finalize enrollment and class registration. Campus tours are led by student ambassadors. The impact of SOAR is significant: 92 percent of students who attended SOAR in Fall 2014 reenrolled at Mercer in Spring 2015.

College Skills Courses Mercer offers a college skills course to help all first-year students adjust to the demands of college life. In keeping with Best Practices nationwide, the course emphasizes strategies that allow students to meet academic expectations while fulfilling other commitments in their lives. These courses are scheduled to fit well with other first-year courses.

Coaching for Success In their first weeks of class, new students are contacted by a Student Success Coach, whose job it is to assist them one-on-one during their first semester. Success coaches help students find the answers to questions about choosing a major, paying for classes, connecting with college life, and accessing tutoring services and college resources. Coaches collaborate with support staff across the college to assist high-need students who face multiple personal and academic obstacles. In its first year, coaching had a clear impact, increasing the retention rate for participating students by four percent.

Early Alert System Established A key component in the college’s comprehensive approach is an early alert system, which provides faculty and staff with an easy way to connect struggling students to the help they need. The Retention Alert system is part of the college’s student information system, Colleague. Working with stakeholders from across campus, staff members designed, built and piloted the system, which will be fully functional in 2015-16. ANNUAL REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

Accelerated Foundations: ENG 101 Decision Zone Across the country, large numbers of students begin college in remedial classes and never arrive at the finish line. Mercer’s answer is, in part, the creation of ENG 101 Decision Zone, which allows students who possess the potential to succeed to take College Composition with additional support, bypassing as many as eight credits of remedial education. This year, more than 200 students enrolled in this accelerated track to college-level courses and passed at a significantly higher rate than is usual for remedial courses.

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GINA MIGLIACCIO Liberal Arts / Education, Class of 2015 Student Government Association President

“Being involved at Mercer gives you an opportunity to use your talents, make friends and work towards a common goal with your peers. You gain leadership skills and independence. You can take these skills with you.”

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eaders at Mercer, Citizens of the World

Contributing to a Better Community This year hundreds of students embraced their Mercer experience by participating in community service projects. They supported charities and fanned out around the region to volunteer in meaningful ways. They raised $6,000 for community organizations including Anchor House, the HomeFront Family Preservation Center, the American Cancer Society, the

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National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Trenton Rescue Mission, Wounded Warriors and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. In their Share the Warmth Clothing Drive, the Student Government Association and the Alliance for Veterans and Supporters teamed up for a month-long winter coat and clothing drive that yielded hundreds of items donated to Anchor House.

Promoting a Love of Reading MCCC turned a new page as student volunteers rolled up their sleeves to participate in “First Book,” a national initiative that provides new, high-quality books to schools and county organizations. In just one week during Spring Break, MCCC’s James Kerney Campus distributed close to 30,000 books donated by publishers to 59 local schools and community organizations that serve preschoolers through 12th graders.

Cameras Capture Treasured Memories Mother’s Day was made more special this year, thanks to a group of Photography students who went on location to the HomeFront Family Preservation Center, a safe haven for 40 homeless mothers and their children. In what has become an annual Mother’s Day Portrait Shoot, seven students took professional family portraits that will be treasured memories for the Center’s clients, according to Liza Peck, the Center’s volunteer coordinator.

In the Name of Science Science students took the magic of science on the road to area elementary schools this year as they volunteered for National Chemistry Week in October and the Mercer Science Olympiad during the winter. Both projects incorporated students’ knowledge of science concepts and provided an opportunity for them to serve as leaders and mentors in the name of scientific exploration.

Counting Our Pennies The Penny Wars once again got Mercer folks to empty their piggy banks. Nearly 20 MCCC organizations and individuals participated in this fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, which funds cutting-edge research and support to children with cancer and their families. The project raised $1,332, topping last year’s tally by more than 17 percent. ANNUAL REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

The Art Club took on a special assignment that incorporated more than a year of work by 20 students: the completion of a colorful mural for the Mercer County Child Advocacy Center. Created to ease the anxiety and fear of youngsters in crisis, the final product, which was delivered in January, included three large-scale panels full of familiar child-friendly images. Said Art Club President Autumn Bardachino, “This art is an important connection with the community, the kind we should have as a community college. It will have an impact on children’s lives.”

Hospitality Mercer-Style The 28-member strong Hospitality Club had a productive year – with community service at its core. Fundraising activities included bake sales, five visits to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, the donation of homemade desserts for eight nonprofits’ special events, plus more than 10 catering events around the college and community. “Share Our Strength” continues to be the club’s go-to charity. Students also volunteered for food and wine shows in Atlantic City and Philadelphia, where members worked with Food Network and Bravo’s Top Chefs, as well as local chefs.

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SEONGYU LIM Liberal Arts / Mathematics and Chemistry Class of 2016 President of the International Student Organization

“I started as an ESL student to improve my English skills. Now I plan to transfer to a four-year college after completing my degree. The professors here are really kind and they want to help students. This college is a bridge to a bigger world.”

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tudent Life: So Much More Than a Commuter Experience

L.E.A.D.ing All the Way Under the guidance of the Student Life and Leadership Office, hundreds of students joined one or more of MCCC’s 47 organizations and clubs. The Leadership Education and Development (L.E.A.D.) program provided students with workshops on diversity and wellness, as well as opportunities for community service. With a focus on enhancing students’ sense of self, the program fostered skills that will serve students as leaders in any environment. One of two community service projects was a February cookie sale that raised close to $230 for the First Day of School Foundation.

Cultural Fashion Show: We Are the World What reflects a culture better than its traditional clothing? The International Student Organization hosted a Cultural Fashion Show in April to share fashions from around the world. Thirteen models walked the runway in the West Windsor Campus cafeteria, accompanied by music from their native lands and informative narratives about their outfits. The cultures represented included Bulgaria, China, Ghana, Haiti, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Thailand and the United States.

Celebrating Spring

Black History Month Observed With Song, Film and Reflection In February, Black History Month engaged the entire college community in a month-long series of special events. A kick-off luncheon included a stirring address by adjunct faculty member Michael Fisher, while the closing ceremony featured Foundation Board member Eugene Marsh, who shared his personal story of hardship and ultimate success as a businessman and adult college student. Other events included workshops, films and an intergenerational celebration of gospel at Kelsey Theatre.

Spring Day events were held on both campuses. Students enjoyed activities, music, food and friends as they celebrated the end of the spring semester.

Everybody’s Listening! Student Radio Station Expands Base Via Internet While student radio programming has been on the air at Mercer on 89.1 for decades, listeners traditionally lost reception upon leaving the West Windsor Campus. This year, the station became available on the Internet as well as through the app known as TuneIn Radio, listed as Viking 89. For those with an HD radio, the station is on 89.1, HD-3. The station’s student crew grew to more than 20, with 11 on-air DJs bringing lots of enthusiasm, as well as a wide range of musical tastes, to the airwaves.

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DEAN BLANK Business Administration Class of 2016

“I like all the opportunities Mercer has to offer. I play basketball for the Vikings. I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the Student Government Association, and The College Voice student newspaper. I am also an American Honors student. I am growing academically and personally because I am always learning new things.”

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tudent Athletes Continue Winning Tradition

Student athletes got the job done on MCCC’s fields and courts – and in the classroom. Three of MCCC’s nine teams earned Garden State Athletic Conference titles – in baseball, men’s basketball and softball – and a Region 19 title in men’s soccer. Men’s basketball and women’s cross country finished as Region 19 runners-up. Thirty-one athletes earned All Garden State Athletic Conference honors and 29 earned All Region 19 honors. In total, 137 students played on Mercer teams. Even more important was success in the classroom. This year, student athletes earned 176 academic awards – 56 more than the previous year. Forty-four athletes were named to the Dean’s List in the fall and 35 earned Dean’s List honors in the spring. Thirty-seven athletes transferred to baccalaureate institutions.

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ASHLEY CASTILLO ASHLEY CASTILLO Liberal Arts, Class of 2017

“Mercer is preparing me very well to do my best in order to transfer to a four-year school to study economics. Classes are very interactive and professors are helpful. I am happy to continue to grow academically, and enjoy the many activities Mercer offers to students.”

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aculty and Staff Who Go Extra Miles

Student leaders attended a retirement reception for Dr. Donohue, far left.

Three Professors Bridge Historias In May, three professors – Gianna Durso-Finley (Sociology), Craig Coenen (History), and Daniel D’Arpa (Spanish) – completed a two-year project to enrich the MCCC curriculum with lessons about the Latino / Latina experience in America. “Bridging Historias,” funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, included six full-day seminars at the City University of New York (CUNY) and included faculty from more than 30 community colleges from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

Senior Counselor Serves Students and Her Profession Senior Counselor Dorothy Gasparro, EdS, LPC, NCC, completed the first of a two-year term as president of the New Jersey Community College Counselors Association. The group held three conferences, which focused on professional development and creating connections among counselors at community colleges around the state.

Dr. Patricia C. Donohue Retires After Eight Years as President Dr. Patricia C. Donohue retired on June 30 after eight years as MCCC president. Commenting on her departure, Board of Trustees Chair Gwendolyn Harris cited Dr. Donohue’s creativity, expertise, and strong leadership. In her years as Mercer’s fifth president, Dr. Donohue led important initiatives that included the establishment of the Office of the First 30, the development of the college’s first Facilities Master Plan since the construction of the West Windsor Campus in 1972, the expansion of the James Kerney Campus in both facilities and services, and regular three-year Strategic Plans, all of which included community input. She also instituted the college’s Leadership Academy, which develops leadership skills among faculty and staff.

In Support of STEM Education In April, Biology Professors Laura Blinderman and Diane Hilker organized a first-of-its-kind conference for more than 50 science educators from New Jersey community colleges and several four-year institutions. Attendees engaged in a variety of interactive activities for use in their undergraduate biology courses. The full-day session at the MCCC Conference Center was funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and spearheaded by Dr. Eun-Woo Chang, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Visual Arts Professor Included in Painting Anthology The work of Professor of Visual Arts Yevgeniy Fiks has been included in the new book Painting Now by renowned critic and art historian Suzanne Hudson. Published every ten years, the book is an international survey that explores the ways in which painting has been re-approached, re-imagined, and challenged by current artists. Fiks is among more than 200 internationally recognized artists to be featured.

TV Professor Publishes in Electronic News An article by Television program faculty member Steve Voorhees, entitled “The Fast and The Erroneous: Journalism’s Reaction to CNN’s Misreporting of the SCOTUS Decision,” was published in the peer-reviewed journal Electronic News. Voorhees co-authored it with Susan Keith, a Journalism / Media Studies faculty member at Rutgers University.

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Education Professor Publishes in National Journal Education Program Coordinator Theresa Capra, Ph.D., published an article entitled “A Consideration of Online Learning” in the National Education Association’s peer-reviewed journal Thought & Action. The article grew out of research she conducted for her dissertation on the student learning experience with online courses.

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CRISTIAN GUARDADO CRISTIAN GUARDADO Aviation Flight Technology Class of 2015

“Mercer’s faculty has had my best interests at heart. They have given me the tools and resources to succeed. Most importantly for me is Mercer’s Aviation Technology program, which is allowing me to fly.”

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roviding Funds and Facilities that Enrich Learning

Renovations, Upgrades, Acquisitions

Construction continued at both campuses as the college completed priority projects on its Facilities Master Plan. West Windsor projects included lab and prep room renovations in the Math / Science building, the creation of a Foundations Math Lab in the Liberal Arts building and upgrades to facilities in the Physical Education building. MCCC’s James Kerney Campus unveiled a newly renovated space at

that have been upgraded over the past six years including biology and chemistry labs, computer labs, a Certified Nurse Assistant lab, electronic classrooms, a student commons and the renovated Trenton Hall, which houses Fashion Design and other arts classes.

3-D Printers Add Layers To Advanced Manufacturing Curriculum

a ribbon cutting ceremony in April. This latest facilities upgrade includes a Technology Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) classroom for math students, additional office space for MCCC’s Youth College programs, and a lounge and study area. The TEAL classroom features computer stations arranged in circles, plus walls that double as whiteboards. These latest renovations build upon areas of the campus

MCCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) program ushered in the new age of manufacturing with the procurement of two 3-D printers that are enabling students to design objects using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and print them out as 3-D models. MCCC purchased the printers through a donation from the Tuchman Foundation, which also provided scholarship funds for AMT students. Other key courses in the Advanced Manufacturing curriculum involve programmable logic controllers and CNC machines, which are used in traditional manufacturing.

New Simulator Helps Aviation Students Soar Mercer has begun training its advanced students using a stateof-the-art Elite RC1000 simulator that provides for a wide range of flight situations. The simulator was purchased through a Perkins grant administered by the state. All flight training courses involving the use of an aircraft are taught in conjunction with Infinity Flight Group at Trenton-Mercer Airport.

MCCC Participates in $15 Million TAACCCT Award for N.J. Community Colleges MCCC is one of 12 New Jersey community colleges participating in a $15 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor. Focusing on career pathways in healthcare, Mercer’s share of the grant, $732,777 over four years, will

support expanded training for careers as Certified Nurse Assistants and Phlebotomy Technicians. The consortium, known as the New Jersey Health Professions Pathways to Regional Excellence Project (NJ-PREP), expects to serve more than 2,000 participants, including veterans and the unemployed.

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ngaging with Students In Fresh Ways

Students Sing a Holiday Tune Choral students were the featured performers in MCCC’s 2014 holiday e-card, which celebrated the season with a spirited rendition of “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” The card was distributed via email to Mercer’s wide circle of students, families and friends and was also posted to social media sites.

New App for All Things Mercer MCCC introduced a new mobile app available as a free download from students’ mobile phone app stores. The MCCC Ellucian GO app gives students anytime access to schedules, grades, campus maps and key phone numbers. Also available are current news features, an events calendar, and access to Facebook and Twitter. Download instructions are available at www.mccc.edu/app.

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Social Media: Where Students Get the News and Feel the Love This year the Marketing Department spent time and energy on social media, where students increasingly go to read important announcements, find out about college events and news, ask questions, and enjoy photos of themselves and their classmates. Four-hundred students participated in a survey that asked them how they prefer to communicate with the college and what they like to do with their time. Their responses provided critical information for marketing the college and its programs, and helped target recruitment efforts. The department also hosted a “Be a Mercer Fan on Instagram” contest. Participants photographed themselves and friends with an MCCC novelty fan, then posted their entry to the Instagram hashtag #mercerfan. Students contribued dozens of photos and more than 1,400 “likes” to the site. Through the run of the contest, Instagram fol-

lowers nearly tripled – from just over 70 to more than 200. In February the Marketing Department added a video producer to its staff. Thirty-four new and archival videos increased the number of MCCC YouTube subscribers by nearly 50 percent and more than doubled the number of minutes watched over the same period last year. A video highlighting Commencement 2015 garnered 696 views.

Student-Centric Advertising Campaign The Marketing and Communications Department launched a big new awareness campaign – starring students. Twenty-three students studying in a wide range of disciplines were featured on billboards, at train stations, in print ads and at bus kiosks. Their photos and testimonials will continue to be used throughout the coming year.

This was the first full year for three social media platforms: LinkedIn Higher Education, Pinterest, and Instagram. The Public Relations Office managed a LinkedIn Alumni group as well as the LinkedIn Corporate site and YouTube site. The major social media sites combined (excluding YouTube) increased by 4,425 followers, with the weekly reach on Facebook exceeding 13,500. Total followers on MCCC social media sites exceeded 23,000, an increase of 24 percent over last year. ANNUAL REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

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VICTOR AKINTOLA Communication, Class of 2016

“I have a radio show on campus. I have done TV shows, voice-overs and narrations, and work as a TV production assistant. Mercer is helping me make connections, perfect my skills and prepare for a career.”

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The County’s Home Stage Kelsey Theatre enjoyed another exciting year as a home base for 12 resident and semi-professional theater companies, as well as the college’s talented student company, its modern dance ensemble, and the Mercer County Symphonic Band. This year, the 383-seat theater was open to the community virtually every weekend, with 160 public performance events and an audience totaling 41,381 adults and children. Shows included family musicals, adult dramas and the Kelsey Kids Series.

WWFM Hits The High Notes

Gallery Is Welcoming Space for Arts Community The Gallery at Mercer opened its doors to 4,000 visitors this year. It hosted seven shows featuring 158 artists, including Mercer’s own talented faculty and students and many community artists. Opening receptions and gallery talks provided multiple opportunities for the arts community to convene and share their work in a warm, collegial setting. The college’s own art students proved to be the heart of this welllit, attractive exhibit space, amassing hundreds of volunteer hours at the reception desk and keeping the doors open four days a week.

Area Writers Showcased In Kelsey Review MCCC showcased 21 county writers in Kelsey Review 2014. Now in its 33rd year, the Review gave voice to both emerging and established writers of short stories and poetry, plus several artists. Their unique submissions captured a variety of cultures and experiences, while also touching on universal themes. An editorial board of five was led by Dr. Ed Carmien, MCCC Professor of English. The publication is available online and, for the last time this year, in print.

“Sounds Choral,” with host Marjory Herman, celebrated ten years on the air.

Lectures Enrich Learning for All This year the college presented nine lectures through its Distinguished Lecture Series, offered at lunchtime to enrich the learning experience for students, staff and the public. These specialty lectures featured guests from government, academia, the health care field and more, who spoke on topics including cybersecurity, the Holocaust, the courts, patient-centered care, and making a living in the arts. ANNUAL REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

WWFM The Classical Network, located on the West Windsor Campus, continued to be a beacon for classical musical lovers – and to make its mark for an eclectic mix of programming and hosts. One of the station’s nationally-syndicated programs, “Sounds Choral,” celebrated its 10th anniversary, while the station launched a new program, “Well-Tempered Baroque,” an hour devoted to music and performers of music written from approximately 1600 to 1750. WWFM Music Director and on-air personality David Osenberg was the recipient of the prestigious Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Radio Broadcast Award in November. Composer, author and pianist Jed Distler was named as the station’s Artist-in-Residence and introduced his show, “Between the Keys,” as another WWFM specialty program.

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ALEX INKIOW

“Taking classes at Mercer helped me develop new skills and mature as a student. And I saved so much financially. That will give me more opportunities to work and to pursue my master’s degree without being saddled with debt.” — Alex Inkiow

KRISTINA PARAG Alex Inkiow and Kristina Parag graduated from West WindsorPlainsboro High School North and South, respectively, in June – and concurrently earned their associate degrees from Mercer. Both have transferred as college juniors to continue their studies at The Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy of Rutgers University (Inkiow), and The College of New Jersey (Parag).

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High School Students Share Voices in Aspirations

One-hundred-fifty students from nine area high schools were featured in Aspirations, the college’s literary and arts journal for teens. Students and their families gathered at Kelsey Theatre in April to receive well-deserved recognition.

Youth College: Building Bridges Between High School and College MCCC’s Youth College continued to enrich the lives of sixth to twelfth grade students. This year 150 Youth College students graduated from high school, with many earning scholarships and going on to colleges including The College of New Jersey, Rider, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Montclair State and Kean. About one-third are beginning their college careers at MCCC. Based at the James Kerney Campus, Youth College programs include Educational Talent Search, SMILE / GEAR UP, and Upward Bound. Offerings include after-school tutoring, summer programs, field trips, academic counseling, and college entrance exam preparation.

MCCC-MCTS Partnership Expands Programs in the Arts and Sciences Ten new areas of study in arts and communication for high school seniors were added to offerings available through a partnership between MCCC and Mercer County Technical Schools (MCTS). The new programs are Advertising Design, Communication, Entertainment Tech: Theatre, Entertainment Tech: Musical Production, Fashion / Apparel Design, Fashion Merchandising, Game Design, New Media and Journalism, Photography and Visual Arts. This latest expansion more than doubles the areas of study now offered. The

other programs include TV / Radio Production, Criminal Justice, Culinary, Theatre / Dance, Fire Science and Exercise Science.

College Comes to Area High Schools Select juniors and seniors at four area high schools had the opportunity to experience college level classes and earn college credits – right in their high school classrooms this year. MCCC began bringing college courses to Hightstown High School in 2013; this year Steinert, Nottingham and Hamilton West added MCCC classes. Robbinsville and Lawrenceville high schools will offer MCCC classes starting in Fall, 2015.

Summer Camps Provide Place to Learn and Play

MCCC welcomed more than 1,700 children and teens to its West Windsor Campus for summer programs. Camp College, Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops, Sports Camps and Specialty Camps offered area youth a wide range of entertaining and enriching ways to enjoy their summer vacation.

High School Horticulture Expo Is County’s Very Own Flower Show MCCC ushered in Spring in mid-March with the New Jersey High School Horticulture Expo, now in its fourth year at Mercer. The MCCC Horticulture program and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture teamed up to host the event, which included floral and plant displays by more than 500 high school students from 30 schools around the state. ANNUAL REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

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BARBARA HOLT Hairdresser, Receptionist and Medical Records Assistant For Local Long-term Care Facility

“By completing the Gerontology Certificate program through MCCC’s Center for Continuing Studies, I have developed better communication strategies for working with residents at Hamilton Continuing Care Center. I have confidence based on what I learned in the classroom. I am also better able to care for my own grandmother.”

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he County’s Workforce Training Ground

The Center for Continuing Studies In its continuing efforts to respond to the challenges of a changing global economy, MCCC’s Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) expanded its career certificates in high demand fields. Among them were IT Risk Management/Cyber Security, first introduced in 2013, which now includes preparation for two national exams: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and CompTIA Security+ Professional. A new SAS 9 Base Programmer Certification prep course was also offered, as well as Introduction to Automation Using Programmable Logic Controllers. This year, CCS partnered with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer the newly-updated Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK) Certification Prep course. Six new online courses also made their debut, including Administrative Medical Assistant, Entrepreneurship, Customer Service, Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Introduction to Natural Health and Healing, and Starting a Pet Sitting Business. In the healthcare field, CCS began offering the Certificate in Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs for pharmaceutical professionals as an online program. Through MCCC’s articulation agreement with Drexel University’s College of Medicine, participants who complete this certificate can earn up to 12 credits for Drexel’s master’s program in Clinical Research Organization and Management. Also new in the healthcare field was the Occupational Therapy Aide program, as well as an introductory program in Dental Assisting. CCS continued to offer hundreds of professional and personal interest classes, including many online options that began every month. Topics included world languages, writing, personal finance, cooking, health and wellness, gardening and many more.

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The Conference Center provided meeting facilities and dining options for nearly 24,063 guests at 367 events. In addition to new clients, the Center’s returning organizations included the N.J. Society of Certified Public Accountants, the N.J. League of Municipalities, and the N.J. Supreme Court. During the year, the Conference Center hosted events for Fortune 500 companies as well as not-for-profit groups. The Conference Center provided the business community with numerous technology options, including wireless high-speed Internet, live webcasting, satellite teleconferencing, and teleconference program production.

The Mercer Institute of Management and Technology (MI) provided services to 33 private companies, with more than 400 customized training classes. This included 112 for the New Jersey Business & Industry Association. Additionally MI offered 111 New Jersey Civil Service Commission / Consortium sections, a 101 percent increase, and 21 Civil Service supervisory test sessions. MI expanded programs for the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission, which now include Culinary, Ophthalmic Assistant, Carpentry, Highway Construction, Career Planning, Personal Finance and Budgeting, and credit courses in Communication, Math, English and Anthropology. MI also migrated nearly 5,000 state government employees to Mercer Online’s Blackboard training and development programs.

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College Financial Overview 2014-2015

REVENUE

Total Budget $58,730,000

Other** 9.9%

** “Other” includes Conference Center, Kelsey Theatre, WWFM, MCCC Foundation, and some grants.

State Support 12.2%

Students s) (Tuition & Fee 50.1%

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Physical Plant 4.2%

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County Suppo 27.8%

Education* 51.8%

Institutional Support 36.9%

*Includes credit and noncredit programs, learning centers, testing centers and libraries.

Unaudited figures. Audited reports available upon request.

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Student Services 7.1%

Statistical Overview MercerOnline Fully online courses: 336 Hybrid courses: 73 New online courses: 6

Children and Youth Programs

Degree and Credit Certificate Programs

Year-round Youth College: 1,352 Educational Talent Search: 680 SMILE / GEAR UP: 445 Upward Bound: 107 Urban Academic Academy: 33 VIP: 51 NJ Youth Corps: 36

11,474 students served Graduates: 873 Degrees: 938 Honors: 140 NJ STARS: 83 Student Athletes: 137 Special Services: 712

Summer Camps Camp College Students: 1,215 Enrollments: 3,291 Sports Camp Enrollments: 362 Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Students: 332

Non-Degree Programs

Cultural Offerings

Kelsey Kids Playshops Participants: 87

Center for Continuing Studies Enrollments: 4,844 The Mercer Institute of Management & Technology Training Employers Served: 33

Kelsey Theatre Events: 38 Performances: 111 Children’s Performances: 10 Attendees: 41,381 Distinguished Lectures: 9

The Conference Center at Mercer Events Hosted: 367 Guests Served: 24,063

The Gallery at Mercer Exhibitions: 7 Artists Represented: 158

Career Training Institute: 22 Adult Education and English as a Second Language: 213 HSE Testing Center: 984 Mercer County One-Stop Center Contracts: 35 Fire Training Participants: 2,100

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Letter from the Foundation Chair

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he Foundation is proud to report another successful year of assisting the college and the advancement of public higher education by broadening the base of community and financial support. Through friend raising, advocacy and fundraising efforts, the MCCC Foundation nurtures educational opportunities benefiting the students of Mercer County Community College. Our successes this year became the successes of those students who were able to start or continue their education at Mercer. One-hundredtwelve Foundation scholarships totaling almost $176,000 were awarded to 199 deserving students. Six private scholarship funds were newly established. MCCC is blessed to have a Foundation Board that works tirelessly to support students, education and the community. The Board is comprised of local leaders, alumni, retirees, and professionals, all willing to volunteer their time and resources to improve the opportunities of students with the desire to learn and the challenge of funding their education. Yearly events like the Annual Golf Classic, “Spring Into Student Success!” and the Annual Campaign all contribute to the ability of the Foundation to support education for students who want to learn and grow. The Foundation continues to set higher goals, identify and engage additional resource opportunities, and develop programs that will enhance its ability to reward students with scholarships and contribute to college initiatives. We invite alumni, parents, local leaders and businesses to join us in supporting the Foundation and in turn the students – our most valuable resource. Sincerely,

Jeri Bogan Zielinski, Chair

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Foundation Board Members and Mission Foundation Board officers, seated from left, John S. Pavlovsky, Jr., Jeri Bogan Zielinski, Eugene Marsh and Bob Humes; standing, from left, Ehab Abousabe, Ed Gwazda, J. Lynne Cannon, E. Karen Kennedy, Nina Melker, Herb Ames, Melissa Tenzer, Ruth Rosser, Lori Danko, Dave Fraytak, Sr., Joseph Ridolfi, Dr. Yong Sup Sim, HelenMarie Dolton, Carol Golden, Anna Lustenberg and Dr. Jianping Wang, MCCC President.

Our Mission

Officers

The Mercer County Com-

Jeri Bogan Zielinski, Chair Eugene Marsh, First Vice Chair

munity College Foundation

Robert Humes, Second Vice Chair

is an independent nonprofit

John S. Pavlovsky, Jr., CPA, Treasurer

corporation whose purpose

Ed Gwazda, Executive Director and Secretary

is to establish and carry out enrichment activities

Members Ehab Abousabe Herb Ames Brian Bennett J. Lynne Cannon Lori Danko HelenMarie Dolton Jamil Faridy James A. Floyd David Fraytak, Sr. Carol Golden Peggy Iucolino E. Karen Kennedy Timothy J. Losch Frank Lucchesi

J. Scott Needham Joseph R. Ridolfi W. Ruth Rosser Anna Sedgley Kristie Sells Michele N. Siekerka Allen M. Silk, Esq. Dr. Yong Sup (Sam) Sim Richard Simkus Melissa Tenzer Donald Tretola Martin Tuchman Dr. Jianping Wang President, MCCC

Anna Lustenberg Nina Melker

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that support the mission of the college and the community it serves. The Foundation’s volunteer board members are college ambassadors who seek to    

develop community understanding and support of the college, its programs and services. They help to identify and cultivate contributors, and to solicit donations.

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Annual Campaign Faculty, staff, trustees, Foundation Board members, and individuals from throughout the community continued a tradition of generously supporting Mercer County Community College and its students through the Annual Campaign.

Funds generated through the campaign, now in its seventh year, supported student scholarships, Innovation Grants for faculty and staff projects, and a variety of other initiatives related to student success. Nearly $29,000 was raised, with a marked increase in alumni support.

Innovation Grant Projects Funded through Annual Campaign

Preparing for Next Phase

Staffing the Science Learning Center An Innovation Grant provided funding for fall semester staffing of the highly successful Science Learning Center, which was established in 2013. Two student tutors provided support to their peers seeking assistance in understanding laboratory experiments and use of equipment. Faculty and teaching assistants also supported this effort throughout the fall. (A grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb allowed for additional staffing and other needs during the spring semester.)

“Transfer Connections,” led by the Office of Transfer Services, provided funding for visits to four-year institutions including Rutgers, New York University, University of Delaware and Drexel. Students learned about admissions procedures and financial aid, took campus tours, and had lunch in college dining halls.

Building a Community Among Engineering Students “Engaging Community College Students Using an Engineering Learning Community” was a year-long initiative to immerse engineering students in preparation for careers in engineering. Special topics focused on preparing proposals, gaining professional licensure, and securing summer internships. Students participated in study groups and tutoring sessions, and created and distributed resumes to professional organizations. They attended four conferences, including those of the Professional Engineering Society of Mercer County and the American Society of Highway Engineers. Year-end results showed that students who got involved had significant improvement in their grades, were more likely to remain in school, and had better graduation and transfer rates.

Humanities in the Digital Age

Students and staff on tour at Drexel University.

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Professor Padhraig Higgins explored new frontiers in “Digital Humanities,” which incorporates technology into teaching and learning. Focusing on two Honors courses, World History and European Women’s History, Dr. Higgins required his students to analyze web-based historical sites and create a digital exhibit. The goal was to transform these courses into more digitally immersive experiences using computer simulations, GIS mapping, data mining, crowdsourcing and other technology-intensive practices.

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Scholarships for Continuing and Graduating Students It was a big year in donor relations – with 199 students receiving 112 Foundation scholarships totaling almost $176,000. (Thirteen students received multiple scholarships.) Six private scholarship funds were newly established. The college held two events to celebrate these dedicated students: the Honors Recognition Reception for Continuing Students in the fall and Honors Convocation for graduating high-achievers in the spring. (Additional funds were awarded by academic departments.) Both events gave students a chance to meet and thank generous donors. Grainger Inc. representative Patty Wilson, left, presented Grainger’s “Tools for Tomorrow” scholarships to two students, Rachel Bjelke and Darryl Fletcher.

Students Rewarded at James Kerney Campus

The Sky’s the Limit Fund, established by the Friends of Trenton-Mercer Airport, continued to provide scholarships to students studying aviation. Pictured, from left, are Aviation Program Coordinator Joan Jones, Sky’s the Limit representative Wolcott Blair, students Christopher Barbieri, Brittany Wood, Wisdom Agyei, Timothy Harman (back) and Brian Kilpatrick.

Donor Jeffrey Cornelius, second from left, presented the Professor Betty Wallace Cornelius Mathematics Excellence Scholarship to Celina Hicks, a Music / Education graduate. Also pictured are Dr. Linda Scherr, far left, and Dr. Eun-Woo Chang, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Twelve students received scholarships at JKC’s Celebration of Academic Achievement in early May. Among them were Guadalupe Perez, top center, and Tammy Toney. Both students are pictured with Dr. Patricia C. Donohue and Foundation Executive Director Ed Gwazda.

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Foundation Events “Spring Into Student Success!” A crowd of 250 helped to make the MCCC Foundation’s signature scholarship fundraiser, “Spring Into Student Success!” (SISS), a memorable event for all. Proceeds totaling almost $78,000 were raised to sustain and expand scholarship opportunities for deserving students. Co-chairs for the event were Foundation Board Chair Nina Melker and Mercer County Freeholder Pasquale Colavita, Jr.

SISS awardees included, from left, Distinguished Benefactors Allen and Judy Silk and Lynne and Jim Faridy, and Corporate Partner PNC Bank, represented by William Schofield and Peggy Iucolino.

The April event also gave the Foundation a chance to recognize community partners who have gone above and beyond for MCCC students: • Distinguished Benefactor Awards: Jim and Lynne Faridy, for their long and generous history of scholarship support and other spontaneous gifts to the college; and Allen and Judy Silk, for their history of giving to a variety of MCCC fundraising initiatives, including the spring fundraiser, the Golf Classic and the Allen M. Silk, Esq., scholarship. • Distinguished Corporate Partner Award: PNC Bank, for longstanding support to the college’s spring fundraiser and generous scholarship contributions, including funds awarded annually to incoming freshmen selected by the Boys and Girls Club of Trenton.

Students representing MCCC scholarship recipients included, from left, Juan Cobos, Kelly French, Gina Migliaccio, who spoke on behalf of the students, Tyler Sincoskie, Kelly Blake and Hailey Skopas.

Major SISS supporters included Premier Sponsor Dow Jones & Company; Presidential Sponsors New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company and PNC Bank; and Benefactor Sponsors Investors Bank, New Jersey Business & Industry Association, PSE&G, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, Spiezle Architectural Group, Thomas Edison State College and Wells Fargo. A complete list is available at www.mccc.edu/foundation.

Annual Golf Classic Friends from the corporate community and other supporters came out in force for the 23rd Annual Golf Classic in September, hosted by the MCCC Athletics Department and MCCC Foundation. The college welcomed 105 golfers to Mercer Oaks in Princeton Junction. More than $26,000 was raised, the highest total ever reached for the tournament. Proceeds were donated to the MCCC Student Athlete Scholarship Fund.

She focused many of her efforts on children’s health and youth sports. The Tournament Sponsor was Investors Bank, followed by Front Nine Sponsor Wells Fargo Bank. Other top sponsors were Prism Advisory Group and Fox Rothschild.

The Golf Committee included, above from left, John Simone, Scott Needham, Tom Kull, Steve Ritzau (back), Cochairs Lori Danko and David Fraytak, Sr., and Erik Larsen.

The Golf Committee was co-chaired by Foundation Board members Lori Danko and David Fraytak, Sr. The tournament is held in memory of Dr. Cynthia Schaffer, a local physician who served on the MCCC Foundation Board and was dedicated to giving back to the community.

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Donor Highlights A Sampling of Corporate Giving

Art Event Honors Two MCCC Greats: Mel Leipzig and the Late Lou Draper

The corporate community stepped up in a big way this year, supplying critical funding to support academic initiatives for scholarships, operational services and educational infrastructure. Among the major gifts were: • Roma Bank Community Foundation and Investors Bank: $60,000 over three years to fund an art gallery at the James Kerney Campus.

Dozens of artists, former colleagues and community members came out to celebrate the artistic contributions of two former MCCC professors, Mel Leipzig and the late Lou Draper, during “Trenton Makes: Art and Artists in Trenton,” held in June at the James Kerney Campus. The reception featured the donation of Leipzig’s painting “Fashion Design, MCCC, Trenton Campus” to the college and the debut of the book “Louis H. Draper: Selected Photographs.” Proceeds from the sale of the book were added to the Lou Draper Memorial Scholarship Fund.

• Dow Jones Foundation: A $25,000 grant to equip a mobile television truck for the Television program and financial support for the “Spring Into Student Success!” scholarship fundraiser. • Bristol-Myers Squibb: Funding in the amount of $25,000 for the MCCC Science Learning Center.

Upjohn Book Signing Raises Funds for Zeiger Scholarship In November, MCCC and the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center hosted a reception with the family and friends of the late Shelley Zeiger, a longtime champion for business in Trenton. Special guest was Rebecca Upjohn, author of the award-winning children’s book, “The Secret of the Village Fool,” which tells the inspiring Zeiger family story in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. The event gave the community an opportunity to learn about the Zeiger’s family history and to act upon its lessons by contributing more than $8,000 to the Shelley Zeiger Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit students studying Business. It also introduced supporters in the Jewish community to the mission of the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center.

Support for WWFM The Classical Network Classical music lovers responded generously to WWFM The Classical Network’s appeal for support. The station carried out a one-day pledge drive in December, with 15 percent of donations coming from new members. A three-month spring campaign raised funds to improve the strength of WWFM’s digital signal in the area surrounding the Mercer County tower. The Classical Network closed out the year with a two-day pledge drive that broke records on several fronts: total mail revenue

and total funds received. WWFM continued to enjoy the generous support of the Edward T. Cone Foundation, which awarded the station $20,000 for the New York Digital Radio project, while the Frank & Lydia Bergen Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to support webcast archiving of specialty shows and distribution of programs across the U.S., including radio stations in Oregon, Texas, Nebraska and Michigan.

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Foundation Supporters 2014 - 15 $30,000 and Above

Dow Jones Foundation New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group

$20,000 to $29,999

Albert B. Kahn Foundation Area VII Physicians Review Organization, Inc. Bristol-Myers Squibb Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders PNC Bank Roma Bank Community Foundation Inc.

$10,000 to $19,999

California Village, LLC Ms. HelenMarie Dolton Dr. Patricia C. Donohue Estate of Arthur S. Forman Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer County Mrs. E. Karen Kennedy Mr. Douglas H. Palmer Princeton Area Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Allen M. Silk, Esq. Dr. and Mrs. Yong S. Sim

$5,000 to $9,999

Mr. and Mrs. Jamil E. Faridy Mr. James A. Floyd Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Humes Investors Bank PNC Foundation PSE&G TTN Scholarship Sky’s The Limit

$1,000 to $4,999 Agricola, LLC Anonymous Architectural Window Manufacturing Corporation Ms. Francesca Benson and Dr. George Cody Bizjet Ms. Katherine Blissit Blue Bottle Café Mr. Steven W. Boegemann Mrs. Jeri Bogan Zielinski

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Borden Perlman Salisbury & Kelly Mr. Jeffrey J. Burke Ms. J. Lynne Cannon Capital Health System Clarke Caton Hintz, PC Dr. Constance Colon-Jones Mrs. Lori Danko Dogwood Garden Club of Princeton Mr. and Mrs. Robert Doll Doll Family Foundation Mr. David J. Dominici Educational Testing Service Ergo Chef, LLC ExxonMobil Foundation First Bank Mr. Bernard Flynn, Esq. Mr. Donald Fowler Fox Rothschild Attorneys at Law Mr. and Mrs. David Fraytak Fraytak Veisz Hopkins Duthie, P.C. Fulton Bank of New Jersey GAP Incorporated Goldberg Family Foundation Mrs. Carol L. Golden Great Eastern Technologies, LLC Griggstown Farm Market Ms. Mignon Groch Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Gwazda, Jr. Dr. Gwendolyn Harris and Mr. Jerome Harris Hill Wallack LLP Honorable Rush Holt Hopewell Valley Community Bank Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mr. and Mrs. F. Thomas Kull, Jr. Landmark Aviation Mr. Eugene K. Lawson Mr. Mel Leipzig Dr. Alfred Leister Mr. Timothy J. Losch Mr. Frank Lucchesi Ms. Anna K. Lustenberg Mr. and Mrs. William C. Martin Mary G. Roebling Foundation Mrs. Nina D. Melker Mercer Oaks Catering Munich Reinsurance America, Inc

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The recipient of the Chef Anne Lumberger and Chef Shari Widmayer Pastry Arts Memorial Scholarship was Natalie Russano, second from left, pictured with donor David Lumberger, Chef Frank Benowitz, Chef Doug Fee, donor Don Widmayer and the Widmayers’ daughters, Hannah and Lillie. Nassau Inn Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott Needham New Jersey Association of Public Accountants New Jersey Business and Industry Association Mr. Rocky Peterson, Esq. PFM Asset Management LLC Princeton Air Conditioning Mr. Steven Ritzau Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Ms. W. Ruth Rosser Schubiger Indoor Football LLC Mr. John Simone Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc. Mr. Scott Staib Stark & Stark Sysco Food Service of Philadelphia Terra Momo Restaurant Group The Bank of Princeton The College of New Jersey Foundation, Inc. The Mercadien Group The SPOUT Foundation Inc. Thomas Edison State College Trenton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Verizon Foundation Mr. Randall C. Voorhees W.W. Grainger, Inc Wegmans Food Market

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Wells Fargo Bank Mrs. Marion Zeiger Mr. Michael Zeiger

Up to $999

Anonymous 3499 Brunswick Pike Restaurant Corporation Ms. Michele Agliata Mr. Jeffrey B. Albert Mr. Carlo Alfare Allies Inc Mr. Arnold D. Alston American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation Mrs. Phyllis M. Anker Ms. Diane Armington Ms. Lynne Azarchi Mrs. Diane Badessa Mrs. Lorraine Ballen Mr. Marcus Barth Ms. Concepcion L. Bartley Dr. Karen H. Bearce Mr. Dan Beck Ms. Barbara Behrens Ms. Ellen Benowitz Mr. Frank Benowitz Mr. Gregory T. Bezek Mr. Richard Bianco Ms. Janet Bickal Mr. Richard Bilotti Ms. Ellen Bisk Mr. Jeffrey Bisk Ms. Sarah Blanc Mr. Morris Y. Boakai Mr. Martin Bollella Ms. Elizabeth Bondurant Ms. Susan G. Bowen Ms. Amanda Bower

Bowsprit Associates, LP Mr. Tahir Bradley Mrs. Bonnie J. Brathauer Mr. Patrick Breslin Mr. David Briegel Mr. Anthony Bruzaitis Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Ms. Susan K. Buckley Mr. Fred Buono Mr. Peter W. Burns Mrs. Mary E. Byrne Ms. Marylyn Cady-Bilow Dr. L. Diane Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Caponi Ms. Sade Carmichael Mrs. Doreen Carnvale Ms. Lori Cavanaugh Dr. Eun-Woo Chang Mr. Larry Chestnut Children’s Futures Mr. Bruce Chorba Mr. Jude M. Cianfano Ms. Diana Cifuentes Trujillo Mr. Anthony J. Cimino Mr. John P. Clarke Mr. Charles C. Clentchscale Mrs. Marjorie C. Clentchscale Hon. and Mrs. Pasquale A. Colavita, Jr. Coleman Buick GMC Cadillac Ms. Norma Coles Ms. Laura Colletti Commission on Holocaust Education

Foundation Supporters 2014 - 15 Community Health Charities of Maryland, Inc. Mrs. Roseann Cooper Dr. Lynn Coopersmith Ms. Lynda M. Costantini DanMor Mechanical Inc Mr. Louis R. Dantes Mr. Peter J. Dawson Mr. Wayne P. DeAngelo Dedicated Benefits LLC Mr. Robert M. Deems Mr. Dominick DeFino DeFino Engineered Electronic Circuit Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. DeFrehn Ms. Elizabeth DeGiorgio Ms. Mary Lou Delaney Mr. Bruce D. Dennis Mrs. Lori Diecidue Mr. James E. Diefenbach Mr. Robert M. Di Falco Ms. Kelley A. Dippold Mr. Kevin Drennan Dr. Gianna Durso-Finley Mr. and Mrs. Donald Eaton Educational Testing Service Employee Donations Ms. Cheryl Eng Mr. Marlon D. Enriquez Mr. Andrew J. Epifane Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Epifane Ms. Gabrielle J. Epifane Ms. Donna B. Evans Ms. Shelley Ewalt Ms. Linda Falkow Mr. Robert Farina Mr. Douglas Fee Mr. Jose Fernandez

Ms. Mary N. Ferri Ms. Rebecca M. Fine Mr. Michael R. Fink, Esq. First Choice Bank Ms. Nancy Fitzpatrick Ms. Dennis J. Flaherty Ms. Alicia Flora Fox Rothschild LLP Mrs. Amy R. Frankel Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Freda Ms. Domenica Galluccio Ms. Lucy Z. Garbus Garden State African Violet Club Ms. Danielle Garruba-Ice Ms. Elizabeth A. Gay Ms. Linda Gaylo Ms. Jacqueline George Ms. Frieda M. Gilvarg Dr. R. Barbara Gitenstein Gitterman Wealth Management Mr. Lawrence M. Glaser Dr. Michael Glass Mrs. Martha C. Goldman Ms. Donna Goldstein Mr. Dennis Gonzalez Dr. Vera H. Goodkin Mr. Elliot B. Gordon Ms. Bernice Gottlieb-Smith Ms. Margaret Gould Ms. Colleen Greene Mr. Stephen Gregorowicz Ms. Roberta J. Grimshaw Gryphon Aero Consultants LLC Ms. Lianne Gulkin Dr. Thomas Gutowski Mr. Thomas Hahn Mr. Jeffrey M. Hall, Esq.

Dr. Barbara E. Hamilton Mrs. Rachel Hammond Mr. John D. Hankammer Dr. John Hanley Harrison-Hamnett PC Mrs. Patricia A. Hartpence Mr. John D. Hatch Ms. Ilyndove F. Healy Heath Lumber Company Ms. Mary Sue Henifin Ms. Lauren C. Henke Mr. Albert Hepner Ms. Lisa Hermanns Ms. Raquel Hernandez Mr. Lee W. Herrick Ms. Pamela J. Hersh Ms. Grace M. Hickey Mr. and Mrs. Craig Hill Mr. Jack Hirschfield Ms. Joann Hoagland Ms. Lorraine T. Holcombe Ms. Lynn Holl Ms. Betty Holland Ms. Rachel Holland Ms. Eleanor V. Horne Dr. Peter Horne Ms. Martha E. Hostetter Ms. Diana C. Hou Honorable Brian Hughes Ms. Wendy Humphrey IBEW Local Union No. 269 Mr. Anthony Inverso Mrs. Peggy Iucolino Ms. Feygele Jacobs Jersey General Salsa LLC Mr. Dennis D. Johnston Ms. Tracey Jones Joseph R. Ridolfi & Associates LLC Mr. Robert B. Kandetzke

Ms. Rhonda Karlin Mr. and Mrs. Mark B. Kasdin Mr. Aubrey J. Kauffman Mr. Robert E. Keeler Mr. Frank L. Kish Klatzkin & Company Mr. Andrew Koontz Ms. Jessica D. Korpusinski Ms. Suzanne Koszyk Dr. David H. Krauss Ms. Claudia Krefetz Mr. Paul Kuhl Dr. John Kulpa Ms. Lisa Kutch Mr. Thomas Lakavitch Lance Bram, LLC Ms. Sarah K. Lane Mr. Jeff Lang Ms. Kathryn M. Laughlin, Esq. Lawrence Landscapes, Inc. Mr. Thomas Lederer Leigh Photo & Imaging LLC. Ms. Linda Lemay Dr. Beth S. Lesnick Mr. David S. Levin Dr. Latonya Ligon Linowitz & Company Mr. Tom Little Prof. Elizabeth Liu Lockheed Martin Foundation Mr. Donald J. Loff Mr. Gilbert W. Lugossy Ms. Andrea Lynch Mr. Hugh W. Maguire, IV Ms. June A. Mahon Maine Community Foundation Mrs. Theresa J. Maksimow Mr. Frank T. Mancini Mr. Gerald Mangine Ms. Erika Manley Mr. Theodore J. Manzke Marianne C. Reynolds Fund of the Maine Community Foundation Ms. April Marino Mr. Nicholas Marino Mr. Joseph E. Marius Market Entry, Inc. Mr. Eugene Marsh Mrs. Christa M. Martin Mr. Lawrence E. Martin Dr. Linda A. Martin Ms. Margaret D. Martin Mr. Randy A. Martin Mr. Michael A. Marusky, II Mrs. Michelle Marusky Mr. Thomas A. Maslowski Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C.

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Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mattia Mr. Brian McCloskey Ms. Angela McGlynn Mr. James P. McGuire Ms. Barbara Meisler Mr. Lawrence V. Melamed Mercer County Oncology Nursing Society of New Jersey MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce Ms. Geraldine Migliaccio Ms. Lisa A. Milan Millhill Child and Family Development Corporation Ms. Beverly J. Mills Mrs. Pamela A. Mills Mr. Dominic Misciascio Ms. Dolores Modica Mohawk Carpet Dr. Laura C. Morana Mr. Craig Morris Dr. J. Harrison Morson, Jr. Mr. Jack Mudge Ms. Denise Murphy Ms. Lauren M. Murphy Ms. Ellen M. Mushinski Mr. Arthur P. Nash National Association of University Women National Business Aviation Association, Inc. Ms. Elaine Neff Mr. Robert Neff Ms. Bianca Nemes Ms. Barbara Nemiroff Dr. Lawrence A. Nespoli Mr. Carmen Nitti Ms. Karen L. Nolan Msgr. Walter Nolan Mr. Ronald Noll Nottingham Insurance Ms. Jane Nugent Mr. Keith Nunes Mr. and Mrs. Gerald P. Oberkofler Ms. Christine O’Donnell Mr. John O’Neill Ms. Jane O’Reilly Ms. Margaret O’Reilly Ms. Patricia W. Ostberg Ms. Debra Y. Paixao Ms. Joan Panacek Ms. Jeremy Parry Ms. Toral R. Patel Mr. and Mrs. Gary J. Patricelli Mr. John S. Pavlovsky continued on next page

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PBA 187 Mercer County Sheriffs Officers Mr. and Mrs. Ted Peck Mrs. Donna Penn Mrs. Jillian L. Perrini Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Persichetti Ms. Gladys E. Pfender Phoenix Advisors, LLC Mr. John A. Pietrowski Mr. Arthur F. Pittius Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Plohn, Jr. Plumbers & Pipefitters, Local Union No.9 Mr. Gennaro A. Porcaro Dr. Albert Porter Mr. Michael J. Pratico, Sr. Mr. Charles F. Prettyman Mr. Darren Price Princeton Management Development Institute Inc. Princeton Medical Group, P.A. PRISM Advisory Group, LLC Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Dr. Jeanette J. Purdy Mr. William A. Quigley Prof. Toni Racioppo Ms. Monika Rakow Ms. Melissa Ramirez Raritan Valley Community College Mr. Elias S. Rauch Raymond James and Associates, Inc. Ms. Joanne Rearick Mr. Dave Reese Ms. Caroline J. Rei Dr. Marianne Reynolds Richard’s Distinctive Floral Designs, LLC

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Ms. Patricia A. Richards Dr. Beverly A. Richardson Richardson Commercial, LLC Dr. Stephen Richman Mr. Joseph R. Ridolfi Ms. Wanda Ritchie Rocky Brook Garden Club Ms. Janice Roddenbery Mr. Thomas Roddenbery Mr. Ricardo L. Rodriguez Mr. Shamil Rodriguez Dr. Jane L. Rohlf and Mr. Ted Boyer Ms. Alicia Rosales Mr. Benjamin C. Rosati Prof. Naomi Rose Mr. Gary Rostron Dr. and Mrs. Mordechai Rozanski Mrs. Sandra Russell Rutgers at Mercer Mrs. Mika Ryan and Mr. Patrick Ryan Dr. Marwan M. Sadat Mr. Nicholas Sanders Mr. John V. Santosuosso Mr. Gary D. Saretzky Ms. Joy W. Saville Dr. Linda Scherr Mr. Wayne T. Sciangola Ms. Anna Sedgley Ms. Kristie Sells Ms. Edith L. Serafine Ms. Jill Sheeley Mr. Michael Sheerr Ms. Mian Shi Shiloh Community Development Ms. Sally Shotkin Mr. Hank Siegel Mr. and Mrs. Niel Siekerka Ms. Yagoda Siembida

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Mr. Richard Simkus Dr. Frank Slezak Ms. Cynthia Smith Mr. Tony Smith Ms. Deanne Smith-Johns Ms. Anastasia Smyth Mr. David Snyder Ms. Susan R. Soffel Ms. Paula Sollami-Covello Mr. Russell Staggs Ms. Mary N. Stapleton Mr. Scott L. Stevens Mr. Peter R. Stirpe Ms. Sybil L. Stokes Mrs. Betty Stout Ms. Madeline Sturm Mr. Michael Sullivan Mr. John A. Sunkiskis Ms. Michelle Sutton Sweetwater Construction Corp. Mr. Howzan Tai Mr. Stephen Taksler Mr. Henry Talarsky and Ms. Donna Chmara Ms. Helen Tanzini Mrs. Melissa Tenzer Mr. Richard T. Thayer The Benevity Community Impact Fund The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A. Princeton Regional Office The Stoltman Group, LLC Mrs. Liz Tindall Tisotenzer Enterprises, Inc. Dr. Michael Toscani Mr. Gerard P. Totaro Trenton Joe & Son Mr. and Mrs. Donald Tretola Ms. Hsiao Ming Tsai Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Tylus

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Van Cleef Engineering Associates Ms. Barbara Vesey Dr. Amy Vondrak Ms. Suzanne C. Walker Ms. Kate R. Wallen Mr. Dennis Walsingham Mr. Zack D. Warringer Mr. Stuart Wasserlauf Ms. Monica L. Weaver Mr. Boynton Weekes Mr. Fred Weiner Ms. Susan R. Weinstein Mr. Michael Welliver Mr. Stephen V. White Mr.and Mrs. Donald Widmayer Dr. Thomas N. Wilfrid Ms. Michelle M. Wilk William Paterson University Ms. Dancee Williams Mrs. Susan N. Wilson Mr. Kenneth F. Wolski Wyvern Consulting Ltd. Mrs. Linda S. Yeager Dr. Peter I. Yi Mr. and Mrs. Gary Zarrilli Mr. Jeffrey Zeiger

GIFT IN KIND Donors

AAA Mid-Atlantic Acacia Ms. Dorothy Albert Alchemist & Barrister Restaurant & Pub AMC Hamilton 24 Anonymous Mrs. Jeri Bogan Zielinski Hon. and Mrs. Pasquale A. Colavita, Jr. Mrs. Susan Kiley Colavita Cooper Pest Solutions Daniel Smits Salon Mrs. Lori Danko Ms. Anne Demarais Mrs. Stacy Denton Dr. Patricia C. Donohue Fedora Cafe Ms. Mary Gilchrist Grounds for Sculpture Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Gwazda, Jr. Hamilton Jewelers Ms. Lynn Holl Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Humes Ms. Wendy Humphrey Hyatt Place

Hyatt Regency Princeton Mr. Anthony Inverso Mrs. Peggy Iucolino jaZams Kelsey Theatre Kramer Portraits Mr. Ronald LeMahieu LoLa Restaurant Lucy’s Kitchen and Market Ms. Anna K. Lustenberg Makeovers Studio Mr. Eugene Marsh MCCC Center for Continuing Studies Mercer Oaks Catering Dr. Laura C. Morana Muddy Dog Studio Mystique Hair & Skin Nassau Inn New Jersey Business and Industry Association Outback Steakhouse Party Fair Phoenix Advisors, LLC Mrs. Barbara Pieslak PJ’s Pancake House Princeton Pi Mr. John S. Procaccini Propaganda Salon & Barber QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning Ms. Janice Roddenbery Mr. Gary Rostron Salon Artigiano Mr. Nevin Schleider Ms. Christa Schneider Shiseido America, Inc. Mr. John Simone Spigola Ristorante Ms. Ruth Strohl-Palmer Superior Restaurant Group Corporation Ms. Nancy Tamasi Thomas Sweet Chocolate Trenton Country Club Trenton Thunder UNO Pizzeria & Grill Vicin’ O Mare Pizzeria & Ristorante Wegmans Food Market Ms. Lucinda M. Weller Mr. Michael Welliver The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village Mr. and Mrs. Gary Zarrilli

Foundation Financial Overview

Fiscal Year July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 Since its establishment in 1976, the Mercer County Community College Foundation continues to grow and expand its fundraising efforts to support the comprehensive needs of the college, including endowments and capital building projects. The financial health and vitality of the organization is a testament to the expertise, content knowledge, and commitment of the members of the Foundation Board, and to their ability to respond to the philanthropic wishes of our donors from current and prior years.

Contributions Support and Revenue *Total contributions

454,010 268,125 $722,135

Scholarships/Awards Special Events Programs and Activities Total expenses

366,987 41,187 358,465 $766,639

Changes in net assets Net assets, beginning of year Net assets, end of year

(44,504) 8,998,495 $8,953,993

*Funds raised by the MCCC Foundation support current students or are directed to multi-year capital projects or endowments.

Established in 1966, Mercer County Community College is a publicly-assisted comprehensive educational institution that provides opportunities for higher education through an open-door admission policy. Mercer is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education has authorized Mercer to award the associate degree. The college offers more than 100 degree and credit certificate programs, and a variety of noncredit programs.

Unaudited figures. Audited reports available upon request.

Annual Report Available Online Mercer County Community College’s Annual Report is available online in an interactive format. Sections are linked to additional information on the college website. Visit www.mccc.edu/annual-reports.

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We invite you to invest in Mercer County Community College. Please join us as we help the college continue to provide the highest quality educational opportunities for our students, train skilled workers, and bring cultural and artistic programs to the community.

Why does MCCC need private support? Private philanthropy is and will continue to be what transforms good colleges into extraordinary ones. As state and federal funding decreases, private giving enables MCCC to continue to support scholarship programs and capital improvements steered by visionary leadership focused on academic excellence. There are many ways to give. Whether you contribute an annual gift for the area of greatest need or a specific gift to create an endowment, fund a building project, or support a program or scholarship, your donation will make a difference to the future of the college and our students. The MCCC Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization, operates exclusively to support the mission of Mercer County Community College. Founded in 1976, the MCCC Foundation works closely with the college’s Advancement Division to coordinate private giving for MCCC, including soliciting, receiving and administering gifts and financial resources from private sources for the benefit of scholarships, equipment, and program and capital needs at the college. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss opportunities for giving. All inquiries will be handled with prompt and confidential attention. We suggest that you consult with your financial advisor concerning the specific tax benefits of your gift. At right are suggestions for the many ways that you can invest in higher education and make a lasting impact on our community.

We appreciate your generosity and would be happy to discuss your many giving options. Please call 609-570-3608 or e-mail [email protected] Donors may give online at www.mccc.edu/give.

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CHECKS – Please make checks payable to the Mercer County Community College Foundation, and mail to the MCCC Foundation, PO Box 17202, Trenton, NJ 08690. SECURITIES – Gifts of appreciated securities may offer substantial tax advantages. These include forgiveness of the tax on capital gains and an income tax charitable deduction for the current fair market value of the securities. BEQUESTS – You can elect to remember MCCC with a bequest in your will. Your bequest may have estate tax planning benefits. When you advise us that you have made a bequest to MCCC, you will become a member of the Mercer Legacy Society. PROPERTY – The MCCC Foundation will consider accepting gifts of retirement assets, real property, life insurance policies, and tangible personal property. TRIBUTE GIFTS – These provide a special opportunity to honor or memorialize a family member or friend, or to recognize an individual for a life occasion. MATCHING GIFTS – Many employers offer matching gift programs that will significantly increase the benefit of your generosity. Contact your Human Resources department to find out if your company participates. DONOR ADVISED FUNDS – If you have established a Donor Advised Fund through another organization (e.g., community foundation or investment firm), you may recommend the award of a grant to the MCCC Foundation. Please check the guidelines pertaining to your fund.

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