The annual holiday party included a food drive that collected boxes of food, which was donated to M.C.F.O.O.D.S. (Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services). Members of the College community dropped off food as they entered the party. From left, Charlotte Quigley, manager of Career Services; Jose Laureano, director of MCC’s Perth Amboy Center; Melissa Vogel, assistant in the Career and Transfer Services Department; and Barbara Gillen, registration services assistant.
When Professor Christine Harrington published “Student Success in College: Doing What Works!” she took some of the royalties and established a scholarship for students. She invited those taking Student Success 101 classes to create posters summarizing research findings from a journal article. The three winners were honored at a ceremony in December. From left: Professor Albert Joy, whose Student Success classes yielded all three winners; Joann La Perla-Morales, College president; Humberto Marmolejo, first place winner ($1,500) whose poster focused on motivation and academic success; Ashley Abreu, second place winner ($800), who looked at time management; Crysol Lopez-Perez, third place winner ($500), who highlighted how entering college affects health; and Dr. Harrington.