"At Mercer, I got the opportunity to learn by actually doing."
"I'm a kid from Trenton, New Jersey. My high school teachers never pegged me to have a doctorate, or a law degree, or to even finish college, and I wouldn't blame them," Sondej said. "I came to Mercer and they didn't see me that way. They saw me as a college student and welcomed me."
As an MCCC student, Harrison worked full-time while raising two daughters. She was able to schedule her classes in the evenings, on weekends and online.
Pittore says that reaching his career goal in state law enforcement began at Mercer. He chose MCCC primarily because of the outstanding reputation of its Criminal Justice program.
"I felt that Mercer's programs would not only prepare me for the future, but were also current with the latest trends and technologies,"
"MCCC gave me a nurturing environment to move forward in my life. I got a lot of guidance and made many good friends. I was involved in Student Government and served as the alumni representative on the Board of Trustees the year after I graduated. All of that helped me be who I am today -- someone who can say they walked El Camino."
"I didn't get serious about going into theater until I was at Mercer. I appeared in three major student productions in the late-2000s: Rent, Hedda Gabler and Angels in America."