The New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) presented the 2017 Community College Spirit Award to Theresa Orosz, assistant dean in the division of arts and sciences at Middlesex County College, for her exemplary support of New Jersey’s community colleges.
The award was presented in June during its annual New Jersey Community College Awards Ceremony, which also honored Raritan Valley Community College Assistant Professor Kathryn Suk with a Spirit Award.
“Since its inauguration in 1993, the Community College Spirit Award has been an honor bestowed to those who embody the community college spirit – perseverance, dedication and excellence,” said NJCCC Chair Helen Albright.
Dr. Orosz was recognized for working with the New Jersey Center for Student Success, specifically for helping develop the Center’s two-year strategic plan and serving as a co-presenter at several national community college student success conferences.
She has 25 years of experience working with community colleges, including in academic and student affairs, academic advising, career services, and professional and community programs.
Dr. Orosz joined Middlesex County College in 1992. During her time at the institution, she has taught college success courses and worked on new student orientation, Guided Pathways and Middles States accreditation.
Dr. Orosz is a community college graduate herself. She received an A.A.S. in Accounting from MCC; a B.S. in Management Science and an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Kean University; and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Rowan University.