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New Student Representative Appointed to Union County College’s Board of Trustees

Union County College Board of Trustees Chair Mr. Vic Richel, Ms. Salinas, and Union County College President Margaret M. McMenamin.

CRANFORD – At the Nov. 1, 2016, Union County College Board of Trustees Reorganization Meeting, Gianella Salinas was nominated to serve as the Student Representative to the Board. She will serve as a nonvoting member of the Board of Trustees for the term of one year. Ms. Salinas is a May 2016 graduate of the College and is from Elizabeth.

Ms. Salinas is currently studying psychology at Rutgers University-Newark. She graduated from Union with an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts and graduated with high honors with a cumulative 3.9 grade point average. She was an American Honors student; served as Vice President and Secretary for the American Honors Council; and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the two-year international community college honor society.

Vic Richel, Chairman of the Board of Trustees said, “I am very happy to have Gianella join the Board as the Student Representative. As a recent graduate of the College, she will bring the student perspective to issues before the Board.”

In addition to achieving excellent grades at Union, she worked as a tutor in the Academic Learning Center in English, History, Psychology, and Spanish. She also is the recipient of the American Honors Scholarship, the Legacy Scholarship, and the Kellogg Scholarship from the Union County College Foundation.

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