Alumni In the News
February 25, 2015: Middlesex County College Alumni President Honored for 45 Years of Volunteer Service
On February 25, Dorothy Bitetto ’69, president of the Middlesex County College Alumni Association, was honored for 45 years of volunteer service to the College at the third Alumni Networking Event hosted by College President, Joann La Perla-Morales
at her residence. She was presented with a framed copy of the resolution of the College Board of Trustees. The board approved the resolution at its February meeting.
Ms. Bitetto has been involved as a volunteer with MCC since she graduated in 1969; she was a founding member of the Alumni Association and is currently the president. Over the years, she has worked extensively on numerous events, including the Alumni Art Exhibit. She played key roles in planning and implementing alumni reunions in 1983, 1991 and 2013, and she is now working on the College’s Community Open House and Expo, which is scheduled for April 19. She also served on the College Foundation’s advisory board and supports its fundraising efforts.
“This was an amazing surprise to be honored with such a special distinction coming from the Board of Trustees,” Ms. Bitetto said. “What I do for MCC is out of my love and devotion to the College. I am proud to be called an MCC alumna.”
Democrat Nancy J. Pinkin, of East Brunswick, was first elected to the New Jersey General Assembly on November 5, 2013. Mrs. Pinkin earned her Associate of Applied Science from Middlesex County College; her bachelor’s from Rutgers University; and her Master of Public Administration in public administration and health administration from New York University. She also completed a post-graduate fellowship in health policy and research at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Mrs. Pinkin is the founder of Pinkin Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in health care consulting and association management. She also is the executive director of the Middlesex and Mercer county medical societies. Prior to serving in the Assembly, Mrs. Pinkin served as a member of the East Brunswick Township Council from 2005 to 2014, and as council president from 2006 to 2008.
Mrs. Pinkin and her husband, Dr. James Salwitz, have two adult children and recently became grandparents. Mrs. Pinkin represents the 18th Legislative District, which includes the Middlesex County municipalities of East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Metuchen, South Plainfield and South River.
Kevin Kasha, MCC Alumnus of the class of’ 81, was previously Anchor Bay’s head of worldwide acquisitions. In the newly created position, he will have the mandate to acquire products for all of the company’s platforms. He will now handle film, television series, and digital acquisitions for Starz Networks’ 17 cable channels, Starz Worldwide Distribution, Starz Digital Media, and Anchor Bay Entertainment. He will report to chief revenue office Michael Thornton. Kasha’s promotion comes as the company is looking for ways to better coordinate its various divisions and better align its brands. The move was described by an insider as “a synthesis, not a consolidation.” With the new post, the company centralizes decision-making for acquisitions with Kasha, which includes partnerships with Disney and Sony. Kasha boasts two decades of experience in acquisitions, including holding senior He joined Anchor Bay in 2008 as senior vice president of acquisitions, and in two years was promoted to executive vice president, worldwide acquisitions and co-productions. The more than 100 films he has acquired include “City Island” with Andy Garcia, “Jayne Mansfield’s Car” with Billy Bob Thornton and “Solitary Man” with Michael Douglas, as well as home entertainment and digital rights to “The Walking Dead.”