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www.westwindsorsun.com
APRIL 3-9, 2013
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College hostsHorticulture Expo
By KATIE MORGAN
The West Windsor Sun
The West Windsor campus of Mercer County Community Col-lege hosted the New Jersey HighSchool Horticulture Expo fromMarch 15-17.The expo, hosted in conjunc-tion with the state Department of Agriculture and the NJ FutureFarmers of America for the sec-ond year in a row, featured 750 flo-ral arrangement entries from stu-dents in 26 high schoolsstatewide.Students competed in variouscategories, including terrariums,dish gardens and bonsai arrange-ments. Categories for traditionalarrangement included new baby,wedding design and holidayarrangements, including MardiGras and Independence Day.On the first day of the expo, 56students competed in a live floralarranging competition in the col-lege’s gymnasium.The students each created twodisplays for judging, which werethen available for sale. More than300 visitors attended the expo,which was free and open to thepublic, over the course of theweekend.“We host the show for a num-ber of reasons,” Amy Ricco,MCCC Horticulture Program co-ordinator, said. “We want the gen-eral public to visit our campus tosee the talents of high school stu-dents who participate in agricul-ture-related programs across thestate. We also want to inform thehigh school students and the pub-lic about Mercer’s outstandinghorticulture program. This year,our own students got involved as judges, which is a great leader-ship experience for them.”Freshman Lisa Huff, an educa-tion major at MCCC, was one of the judges of the student entriesat the expo.“I have a full appreciation of what it takes to put these displaystogether,” said Huff, who had anentry in the expo when she was asenior in high school.Jennifer Buffington and JoyceReyhan, both students in horti-culture at MCCC, also served as judges.Throughout the weekend, ad-missions and horticultural pro-gram staff members took inter-ested students on campus andgreenhouse tours, and the stateDepartment of Agriculture of-fered leadership developmentworkshops.Many students in attendanceexpressed an interest in careersin horticultural fields, mention-
Special to The Sun
Fifty-six students par-ticipated in a live floralarranging competitionin the gym of MercerCounty CommunityCollege during theHorticulture Expo onMarch 16. LEFT: Highschool student KellyGangel shows off herfloral design using adoll stroller as hercontainer for the newbaby category of thecompetition.
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Lowell Arye, deputy commis-sioner at the state Department of Human Services, will give a lec-ture at Mercer County Communi-ty College at noon on Tuesday,April 9, in the CommunicationsBuilding, room 107.The discussion, “The BabyBoom Tsunami: Implications forServices and Workforce for theNext Generation,” is part of thecollege’s Spring DistinguishedLecture Series at the West Wind-sor campus, 1200 Old TrentonRoad.The event is free and open tothe public.In his discussion, Arye will dis-cuss the implications of the babyboom generation on the U.S. overthe next 30 years. He will providean overview of the aging U.S. pop-ulation, in particular in MercerCounty, and discuss the implica-tions of the baby boomers on citi-zen entitlements and long-termservices and support structure.He will also talk about how thiswave of individuals who are be-ginning to leave the workforcewill provide expanded career op-portunities for the next genera-tion.Arye has more than 30 yearsexperience working in federaland state government, academia,philanthropy and the non-profitsector. His nationally recognizedexpertise focuses on the nexus be-tween income security, healthand long-term services and sup-ports for seniors and people withdisabilities.Today Arye is responsible fortwo divisions of the Departmentof Human Services: Family De-velopment and Aging Services.Previously he served as policy ad-visor on Human Services, Chil-dren and Families for N.J. Gov.Christie.Before joining state govern-ment, Arye served for 14 years asthe executive director of the Al-liance for the Betterment of Citi-zens with Disabilities.Arye holds a master’s degree inScience of Social Administrationwith a specialization in Gerontol-ogy from Case Western ReserveUniversity, Mandel School of Ap-plied Social Sciences in Cleve-land, Ohio, and a bachelor’s de-gree in Sociology from HiramCollege in Hiram, Ohio.For more information onMCCC’s Distinguished LectureSeries, call (609) 570-3324 or visitwww.mccc.edu/events.

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