MCC Publications

December 2013

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Student-Vet Lauded as Landmark GI Bill Recipient
In The Cordell Hull Conference Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House, Middlesex County College student-veteran Steven Ferraro was celebrated Friday, Nov. 8, as the national 1 millionth recipient of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. He urged his fellow veterans to take advantage of their educational benefit. Sitting next to him was Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, a military mother, and a faculty member at a community college in Virginia, as well as Allison Hickey, the Veterans Administration’s undersecretary of benefits.

Student Government Association: A Whirlwind of Activity
Academic assistance and club development are the two main themes of the Student Government Association this year. The group is promoting increased opportunities for study, as well as assisting clubs with recruiting new members. “We’re the voice of the student body,” said SGA President Jean Fernandez. “We’re trying to revitalize SGA to make a difference in the lives of the students and improve their overall experience here on campus.”

Contest Focuses on Texting Accidents
The number of pedestrians injured while using cell phones has more than doubled since 2004, according to a study published in the August 2013 edition of “Accident Analysis and Prevention.”

Dance Concert Set for December 6 & 7
The MCC Dance Ensemble will present its 13th annual fall dance concert entitled Dance Spectrum! on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7. Both performances will be held in the Performing Arts Center on the College’s Edison Campus at 7 p.m. and are free with a suggested donation of $5 per person.