Lacey Plichta is flanked by Veronica Clinton, director of development and alumni relations (left), and Middlesex County College President Joann La Perla-Morales. Lacey Plichta, a 2006 graduate of MCC, was named the 2014 Alumna of the Year for Contributions to the College, its Alumni Association or its Foundation. The award was presented during Celebration Day, an annual event held each May that also honors College employees reaching milestone service anniversaries and three Outstanding Service to the College award winners.
Ms. Plichta was a member of the first class of New Jersey STARS, which is a scholarship program for high-achieving high school students who attend their community college. She graduated with honors from MCC and Rutgers, where she went for her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She is now teaching in the Princeton school system. She also owns her own business, Lacey’s Gourmet Cupcakes. She has been involved with the Alumni Association since graduation and is now treasurer. She was also an officer of the Middlesex chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. “My experiences at Middlesex have been nothing but wonderful, I had excellent professors who inspired my creativity and ‘outside the box’ thinking.”