EDISON, NJ - Gabrielle McLean of Kendall Park, a 2020 graduate of Middlesex County College, was named Alumni representative to the College’s Board of Trustees. She will serve a one-year term that ends June 30, 2021.
McLean was a Liberal Arts/General major at MCC and is transferring to The College of New Jersey this fall, where she will major in Psychology, with a minor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; she is also considering a minor in Sociology. She is planning to go to graduate school after earning a bachelor’s degree from TCNJ.
“Right now, I’m unsure of my career plans, but I think this academic program provides a wide range of options,” she said.
While at MCC, the Dean’s List student was president of the MCC Feminist Collective. She was also a member of the MCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges; the Humanities Honor Society; and Psi Beta, the psychology honor society. She was also a staff writer and photographer for Quo Vadis, the school newspaper, and a tutor at the Learning Center.
“My experience at MCC was great,” she said. “The professors were very helpful and supportive. I feel very well prepared for TCNJ.”
While a member of Phi Theta Kappa, she got to know Sitwat Syed, who was the alumni representative to the board last year.
“She helped me see what the role entailed, that I was there to provide the students’ perspective to the board,” Ms. McLean said. “Being able to contribute to MCC after I have left is a wonderful opportunity.”