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Teresa Perez Ciccon, a master teacher in the Simonson Jazz Dance Method, was recently a visiting instructor at MCC Professor Aimee Mitacchione’s Modern Dance class. “During my sabbatical I became certified in this jazz dance syllabus, and studied intensely with Teresa,” Professor Mitacchione said. “I invited her to teach a master class here to begin to expose our dancers to this technique, as a way of celebrating what I learned. It is my intention to incorporate this methodology into my teaching here at the College.”


As part of Women’s History Month, Ivy Charmatz, an Emmy-award-winning producer at News 12 New Jersey, spoke to students, including those in Professor Louis Dell’Omo’s public relations class. She chatted with several before the program. From left: Rohan Khanna, Professor Dell’Omo, Stephanie Michael and Ms. Charmatz.

James Monroe Elementary School recently cut the ribbon to officially open its brand-new building. In 2014, fire destroyed the school, and for several months, the students used space in the old South 1 and 2 buildings at MCC. College President Joann La Perla-Morales was one of several people honored at the ceremony by Edison Superintendent Richard O’Malley. Photo by PM Studios.


The Visual Arts Student Exhibition, an annual showcase of the work of students in the Associate of Fine Art degree and the Liberal Arts Visual Art degree program, will be on display in the Studio Theater gallery from April 3-17. Drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media will be on view. All are welcome. Opening reception is on April 3 at Noon. Far left: a sculpture of Justine Burnett. Left, a creation of Caryn McLeod.


A total of 119 students were inducted into the Middlesex chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges in March. The ceremony also included inducting Linda Scherr, dean of Arts & Sciences, as an honorary member. She is shown with Hamzah Ghani, co-president.