By Lisa Apel-Gendron
Happy end of finals! Spring ‘14 was certainly one of the more memorable semesters!
Colleagues and students, current and former, of Francis Rauscher, senior adjunct instructor of English, surprised him April 29 in the dining room. It was the 50th anniversary of his remarkable teaching career, which includes teaching and department chair responsibilities at Cardinal Dougherty High School as well as evening and summer teaching at several Philly-area colleges and universities. Guests enjoyed sparkling cider, a fitting toast by Rich Russell, English, and lemon cookies. The surprise nearly backfired, as Fran was making a quick exit after class for a trip to Philly to attend a funeral. However, Tim Cliggett, facilities, saved the day by intercepting Fran in the parking lot and convincing him to come back inside. It worked!
The Circle K Club, under the guidance of Donna Marie McElroy, social science, wrapped up the semester with a successful May 6 bake sale to support The Eliminate Project. This was their second bake sale, back by popular demand, this semester to raise funds to end maternal and neonatal tetanus worldwide.
Big congratulations are in order for Rachel Dieterly, CMCC science labs, as she earned her master’s degree this month from UMDNJ-Rutgers. Standout job, Rachel!
Our two workforce development classes for local residents age 55+ continue through mid-June. Mary Beth Zenyuk and Jane Ann Hart are the instructors of this noncredit program that aims to give these job seekers the basic skills they need to create a resume, apply and interview for entry-level positions.
CMCC’s final TEAS Test, the nursing program entrance exam, is set for Friday, May 23. Eligible students may register and pay at www.atitesting.com. For more information, contact Kathleen Denice at ext. 3775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 27, at CMCC, room 113.
Our breakfast and lunch kiosk, operated by Madison’s Bakery, is closed until the start of fall semester. However, Madison’s will still cater events at CMCC over the summer. Contact Carole and Joe at email@example.com.
After the cantankerous winter we endured, seeing the lush green grass, lavender and pink blossoming trees and pink potted petunias on campus is certainly a welcome sight. Thank you to our grounds team of Tim Cliggett, Bryant Brown and Josh Zimmer for shoveling and salting then, and for mulching, mowing, trimming and planting now. The yard looks fabulous!
Have a worry-free weekend!