MCC Publications

June 2015


2 Grads Receive Nation’s Premier Transfer Scholarships
Jonathan Finnerty and Fizza Sulaiman are living examples of the power of persistence. They did not start out as great students at Middlesex County College. But boy, they’ve made up for it ever since. So much so that the duo just received the largest and most prestigious transfer scholarship in the nation. Mr. Finnerty and Ms. Sulaiman were each awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. It covers up to $40,000 per year as they transfer on to four-year universities.

Donna-Marie Gardner Named Alumna of the Year
Donna Marie Gardner of the Natural Sciences Department received the 2015 Alumna of the Year Award for Contributions to the College, its Alumni Association or Foundation. The award was presented during Celebration Day in May, an annual event that also honors College employees reaching milestone service anniversaries and two Outstanding Service to the College award winners.

MCC Receives Assistive Tech Grant
Middlesex County College received a grant for almost $15,000 from Disability Rights New Jersey’s Assistive Technology Advocacy Center. The grant will allow MCC to enhance and expand its own Assistive Technology Lab in Johnson Learning Center.

Diane Conboy Receives Women in Business Award
Diane Conboy, senior vice president at Provident Bank and the treasurer of the Middlesex County College Foundation, was presented a Women in Business Award by the radio station Magic 98.3 in May.

MCC Step Team Wins in Competition
The MCC step team, called Exitium, won first place at the fifth annual “Step or Die” competition at Temple University in Philadelphia in April.