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Union County College Foundation Exceeds its Summer Scholarship Campaign

CRANFORD – This summer the Union County College Foundation launched the first annual “$100,000 Summer Scholarship Challenge” to raise additional funds for student scholarships. The Foundation “challenged” current and past donors of endowed and annual scholarships to consider increasing their financial support, bring back an old scholarship, or to start a new one.  The “challenge” brought in over $175,000 and exceeded the goal by 78%. The Foundation is proud to be able to make the Union County College experience available to more students.

                The Union County College Foundation awards over $1,000,000 in annual scholarships and grant support for Union students. This past year, nearly 25% of Union’s graduates received a scholarship from the Foundation. These funds had a direct impact on student success. However, with the number of students who need assistance continuing to grow, the Foundation is playing an active role in ensuring that the students who need financial support receive it so they can reach their goal of graduating.

                The support of this campaign enables the Foundation to provide vital resources to ensure that each Union student has the opportunity of a college education. If you would like to speak with someone about establishing a scholarship, please call 908-709-7505 or go online to www.uccfoundation.org.

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'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

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Wall St. Journal Features Fanwood Mayor Mahr Among Women Reshaping NJ Politics

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FANWOOD, NJ -- In an online version of a Wall Street Journal story that will appear in print on Wednesday, reporter Kate King examined the rise of women in New Jersey politics and highlighted Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr's campaign for Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chair. against two male candidates.

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Colleen Mahr Has Paid Her Dues, Earned Peoples’ Trust, and Left a Track Record of Success

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