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After Reddit mocks diversity disaster, college uses real student successes for promo models


When entering MCCC, you can’t miss the life-sized images of students hanging from the lamp posts lining the perimeter campus drive. The “Faces of Mercer” campaign has put these faces on the MCCC website, on brochures, and all around campus. But who are they? Turns out, these students are selected by Wendy Humphrey and Jim…

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STUDENT PROFILE: Interview with Colette Leonard James


The VOICE’s ongoing STUDENT PROFILES series explores the lives of individual Mercer students and their unique, surprising, often courageous stories. This month’s installment introduces Colette Leonard James, a nontraditional college student whose academic path was never assured, but who will be graduating in May. Note: Portions of this interview have been condensed, reordered and edited…

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Friends can be found even on commuter community college campus, if you look


A common complaint heard on campus is that people come to class and then immediately leave for home or to work. That’s true. This is a commuter school and not everyone has time for socializing after classes. But there is community here if you bother to look for it. “It really has to do with…

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Safety concerns resurface after sex offender Mercer student arrested

What happened: The crime, the suspect, the arrest Mercer student and repeated sex offender, Adam L. Woolf, was arrested following an incident at the campus gym on February 7. He has been charged with five counts of second-degree luring, three counts of fourth-degree lewdness, and five counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child. A…

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Handicap access at Mercer sees few changes in five years


The Administrative Assistant for the Dean of Liberal Arts, Debra Stotland, gets to Mercer every morning at 7. She always pushes the handicap buttons for the doors she enters to make sure they work. If a button is broken she calls Security to let them know. She does on behalf of handicap students who might…

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A Subway or Wawa on campus would be a cash cow: we need real food

We’ve had enough. We’re hungry. We can’t eat any more Mercer cheeseburgers that have patties as thin as the Olsen twins. Even the salad bar has lettuce that is stale and old. When Lessings took over the college cafeteria a couple of years ago, the prices went up and food quality–which had never been that…

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