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The annual holiday party included a food drive that collected several boxes of food, which was donated to the College’s new food pantry, MCC Cares. Members of the College community dropped off food as they entered the party. From left, Marla Brinson, dean of Student Affairs; Gabriela Jurick, Physical Education Center coordinator; Annette Stacknick, Physical Education Center program coordinator; and Jose Laureano, director of MCC’s Perth Amboy Center.


Designs created by four students in Professor Francine Krimsky’s Print Production class were selected for use by the Puerto Rican Action Board to promote the current disaster rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico. The designs will be used on posters and other marketing materials, including t-shirts, which will be sold to benefit grass-roots organizations on the island that are helping people recover. From left: José Carlos Montes, chief executive officer of the Puerto Rican Action Board; students Amine Shimou, Kristen Sicola, William Gortaire and Jamaila Hernandez; and Evelyn Rosa, director of the College’s New Brunswick Center. During the presentation of designs, Magyar Bank presented a check to Mr. Montes to help with the relief efforts.

This fall seven students in Sociology Professor Jennifer Altman’s Honors Contemporary Social Problems class attended the annual summit of the Antipoverty Network of New Jersey at Rutgers University. Students attended workshops, including those on income inequality, affordable housing, food insecurity and economic development. Above Kevin Wong (right) with one of the keynote speakers, Ryan Haygood, President of the NJ Institute of Social Justice.