Education

Press Releases

MCC Graduates 1480 at Commencement

34c3603a77673b11dbaf_Comm22.JPG
MCC Commencement
4229527906960da6e230_Comm1.JPG
MCC grads were all smiles at Commencement
34c3603a77673b11dbaf_Comm22.JPG

A total of 1514 degrees and certificates were awarded to 1480 students by Middlesex County College Thursday, May 17 at the 51st annual Commencement exercises witnessed by approximately 3500 guests at the Rutgers Athletic Center.

Valedictorian Sindhu Murthy (Highland Park) delivered the class welcome, sharing her experiences and aspirations. Ms. Murthy, who graduated in January and is now attending Rutgers University, was a physics major.

“This school has been a springboard for many of us; it has helped us launch ourselves toward the future in ways we never imagined,” she told the class. “We have achieved this milestone after bouts of uncertainty, toil and strain. I have shared classrooms with people struggling with multiple jobs, illness, and financial distress who still took the time and effort to work their way toward college graduation.  This is a small yet momentous investment toward our dreams, so let us celebrate it. It is also important that we continue to maintain hope and ambition in the future. Some of us have dreams while many of us don’t know what we want to do, but what really matters is that we make the most out of this education.”

Sign Up for E-News

Approximately 725 members of the Class of 2018 participated in the exercises, representing the 333 graduates of August 2017, 422 of January 2018 and 725 of May 2018. Participants included several students who fulfilled the requirements for more than one degree or certificate during this academic year.

Dr. Mark McCormick, vice president for academic and student affairs, presided. Greetings were delivered by Dr. Joann La Perla-Morales, College president; Dorothy K. Power, chairman of the Board of Trustees; and Ronald G. Rios, Freeholder director.

The ceremony was the end of an era: Professor Robert Colburn, the last remaining member of the College’s 1966 original faculty, led the academic processional as grand marshal. He is retiring this year.

Dr. McCormick presented the candidates for graduation and Dr. La Perla-Morales conferred the degrees and certificates. Earlier in May, the College held an honors convocation for students with the highest academic achievement in each program. MCC also presented the Chambers Awards to graduates with the highest grade point average. They include Ms. Murthy; the salutatorian, Jamie N. Donato (South Plainfield); and Marvi Niaz Abbasi (East Brunswick), Jeanna T. Alemany (Monroe Township), Justine Burnett (Woodbridge), Eunice S. Camerino (Spotswood), Samantha Marie Casano (Parlin), Vinnicius B. Coelho (South River), Harpreet Kaur (Carteret), Heather R. Kelleman (South Amboy), Rocio A. Mantilla (New Brunswick), Kaelyn Patel (Monmouth Junction) and Anthony A. Pensak (Edison).

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Edison

Rutgers Takes Over New Brunswick Police Dispatch Service

June 21, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will provide the city’s police dispatching services in a move that New Brunswick says will cut costs and put an end to dispatcher shortages that resulted in officers doing the job.

The city’s 12 current dispatchers will be laid off at the end of the day on June 30, and Rutgers will supply dispatchers as of July 1 under an agreement that city ...

Applications to Rutgers Jump Nearly 10 Percent; Increase from Out-of-State Students

June 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Applications to Rutgers University this year increased 9.4 percent over last year, university President Robert Barchi told the Board of Governors at a meeting this week.

The university received nearly 45,000 applications this year, Barchi said.

That included a 20 percent increase in the number of students from out-side New Jersey applying to Rutgers, the university ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019 and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 21, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it will award a total of 13 grants to 11 local community non-profit organizations in its nine-county service area for 2018-2019, with an increase in total program funding at 15% year over year. Since its founding in 1997, Komen North Jersey has awarded nearly $19 million to local community programs in nine North Jersey counties and has directed more than ...

'Half Time' delivers with sterling cast

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other talents.

The musical centers on an effort to have seniors perform a dance number during ...

Small Business Ownership vs. Entrepreneurship

Written by: Samuel K. Burlum, Investigative Reporter and author of The Green Lane, a syndicated column, Published on 6/18/2018

Tags: Business, Community, Crowdfunding, Economy, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Small Business

Source: So, which are you – a Small Business Owner or an Entrepreneur? We compare the similarities and differences between the two, so you can ...