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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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The Week Ahead in Cranford

February 20, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – A glimpse of the week ahead in Cranford:

MONDAY Feb. 20:
- Municipal offices, the community center and the library are closed in observance of President’s Day, the Centennial Pool is open
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- Varsity girls basketball vs. Union Catholic 12:30 p.m.
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February 16, 2017

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Those eyes will belong to students, ...

Cranford Board of Education to Host K-5 Parent Information Session

February 6, 2017

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The topics covered will include:
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Lance 41st Town Hall Set For February 22

February 9, 2017

FLEMINGTON, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced he will host his 41st in-person town hall meeting on Wednesday, February 22 beginning at 7:00pm at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.

During the town hall meeting, Lance is expected to discuss the important issues facing Congress and the American people.  He will take questions and share his ...

Cranford Bimonthly Report - Meeting of February 13

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Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

President's Day Jump

Wed, February 22, 8:00 AM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

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Arts & Entertainment

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February 20, 2017


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