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MCC Publications

October 2011

Dual Ceremony: Building at Middlesex County College Named for Billy Johnson and L’Hommedieu Award Presented to Betty Wold Johnson
A building at Middlesex County College has been named for Billy Johnson, the late great-grandson of Robert Wood Johnson, and a benefactor of education. The building, formerly the Technical Services Center, houses the Department of Engineering Technologies, classrooms, engineering labs, faculty offices, and several administrative offices. The honor is to recognize Betty Wold Johnson family’s support for Middlesex County College.

Middlesex County College Professor Writes “Harvest,” a New Book of Poetry
Emanuel di Pasquale, assistant professor of English and poet-in-residence at Middlesex County College, recently published a new work of poetry. Entitled “Harvest,” the work consists of 41 poems that look at nature, the connection between men and women, and basic human passions. It has both a New Jersey – and Jersey shore – focus, and includes themes of fate and mortality. “It is powerful and intense poetry, clearly and directly expressed, in a language that is of great lyrical beauty,” Professor Di Pasquale says. “It evokes the work of Neruda, the ancient Chinese poets, and Aeschylus.” Professor di Pasquale’s work has been praised by noted poets.

Twins Enroll at Columbia University, with a Boost from MCC
They look similar, though not identical. They are both outgoing and friendly, and obviously enjoy each other’s company. For most of their lives, they’ve been inseparable. And now the twins from North Brunswick, Eugene and Vincent Dinescu, will be continuing their education together at Columbia University. Eugene has been at Columbia for a year and Vincent is joining him this fall. It was an unusual route they took.