Michaela Macauley Named MCC Alumnus of the Year
Michaela Macauley, who is a member of both the class of 1997 and 2003, is our Alumna of the year for 2019. She combines professional success with a dedication to her alma mater.
Michaela received two degrees from MCC, her first in 1997 in Business Administration, and her second in 2003 in Liberal Arts- Social Rehabilitation. She is currently employed by the Department of Labor as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, providing counseling services to individuals with disabilities needing rehabilitative services over an extended period of time. She also assists clients obtaining training and suitable employment. Before working for the Labor Department, she worked with Family & Children’s Services of Central New Jersey and TheraCare Behavioral Healthcare Services, helping at-risk families and the homeless population providing crisis intervention, assessment, and individual and family therapy.
She is a volunteer with Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen in New Brunswick and the United Methodist Church Outreach Program. She has also volunteered with the Middlesex County Homeless Hotline, and the Central Jersey Community Health Center. She also served on the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Michaela has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Alumni Association since 1998 and has been an active volunteer, assisting with the food tasting fund raiser ands many others. She also volunteers at the MCC Food Pantry.
She also mentors MCC students, counseling them on career planning, networking and academics.
Ms. Macauley holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Montclair State University and School Counseling Certification from Kean University.