MCCC Receives NJBIA's 2020 Award for Excellence for Community Service

A Letter from MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang

Dear Mercer Friends and Community,

I am pleased to announce that the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) has selected Mercer County Community College (MCCC) to receive NJBIA’s 2020 Award for Excellence for Community Service.

MCCC is committed to community services, especially during the time of need such as now.

Over the last few months Mercer has embarked on a major project to prevent the spread of the coronavirus by manufacturing medical grade face shields. With the help of a generous contribution from the Tuchman Foundation, the college’s Advanced Manufacturing Lab has produced thousands of face shields that were distributed to all local hospitals, Mercer County Office of Emergency Management, senior living facilities, grocery stores, and the Mercer County Correction Facility. It is our way to thank those who are in the front line protecting us and it is our way to offer protection for those who cannot protect themselves.

This summer, MCCC has also ramped up assistance programs for our communities that are hardest hit by this pandemic. In June, the college organized a food and clothing drive that provided food and clothing to more than 430 Trenton-area families. In addition, we helped some of them fill out census forms, college applications, applications for CARES Act relief fund.

In July, we held our first ever employment fair, which introduced local job hunters to area services and employers and provided training for finding employment. And, just this month, we launched our Business Resource Center, which offers low- to no-cost workforce development opportunities to local businesses.

I am incredibly proud of the students, staff, faculty and friends of MCCC who continue to honor our commitment to our communities. In spite of the unprecedented challenges in front of us, Mercer will continue to be the beacon of hope and resource center for our communities.


Jianping Wang

Established in 1966, Mercer County Community College (MCCC) is a publicly supported comprehensive educational institution that provides opportunities for higher education through an open-door admission policy. MCCC is home to 70 associate degree programs and numerous credit and noncredit certificate programs. The college also offers many educational experiences, leadership opportunities and the chance to interact with other students and faculty/staff members in an informal setting.

More than 40 clubs offer students the opportunity to explore special interests. Many of these clubs are directly affiliated with fields of study and augment classroom experiences.

In addition, art exhibits, dance productions, dramatic presentations, musical productions, and performances by guest artists are sponsored throughout the year. Music organizations include the college chorus, jazz band, symphonic band, dance ensemble, and stage band.

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MCCC received NJBIA's 2020 Award for Excellence for Community Service.