MCCC Alumni Jessica Bookholdt ’20 and Ivania Asencio ’20 Make History as the College’s First Princeton University Transfers

Just two years after Princeton University reopened its doors to transfer students, Jessica Bookholdt and Ivania Asencio are making history at Mercer County Community College (MCCC), becoming the first two students to transfer to the prestigious Ivy League school.
Princeton began accepting transfers in 2018, 28 years after the school entered a moratorium of accepting continuing students. Following board approval in 2016, Princeton reopened its campus to a small cohort of transfers, with a focus on students with diverse backgrounds, particularly those from low-income backgrounds, who have served in the military, or who have started at community colleges.
(Link to transfer announcement in blurb)