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MCCC to Host 16th Anniversary 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony

Event is set for Monday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m., at MCCC’s West Windsor Campus

Post Date:08/31/2017 11:10 AM

WEST WINDSOR – Mercer County Community College (MCCC) and the County of Mercer invite the community to attend a 16th anniversary ceremony in remembrance of September 11, 2001.

The event is set for Monday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m., at MCCC’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road, adjacent to the Student Center and the Quad. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Student Center.

Participating dignitaries will lay a wreath on the college’s memorial bench. Special tribute will be paid to the 30 Mercer County residents who died in the attacks.

Guest speaker is Mercer County Sheriff John A. “Jack” Kemler.

Kemler’s career in law enforcement spans more than three decades, beginning in 1983 as a patrol officer in the Trenton Police Department. He went on to serve as a K-9 handler, narcotics officer, and detective in the Criminal Investigations Bureau, rising to the rank of sergeant in 1998 and taking over as supervisor of the Violent Crimes Squad. In 2002 Kemler was appointed chief sheriff officer of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, where he has also held the titles of chief warrant officer and undersheriff. He assumed his current duties as Mercer County sheriff in 2010.

Additional speakers include Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, MCCC Board of Trustees Chair Carol L. Golden, and MCCC President Jianping Wang. The invocation will be given by the Rev. Robert Wittik, MCCC chaplain. Musical selections will be performed by MCCC students.

Directions and a campus map are available at

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