EDISON, NJ - Two Middlesex County College students were accepted into a leadership conference at the Rutgers University Eagleton Institute of Politics in June.

The program, called New Leadership, allows college women the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, learn about civic engagement, and meet influential and inspirational women leaders.

Melissa Nieves of Edison and Aliyah Knighton of Carteret will attend the program, which will be June 4-9.

In addition, Nieves was awarded a scholarship from the Senator Wynona Lipman Chair in Women’s Political Leadership. Named for the first African-American woman to serve in the New Jersey State Senate, these scholarships help deserving students be able to attend