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Paul Singh Named MCC Alumnus of the Year

From left: Veronica Clinton, executive director of the Middlesex County College Foundation, who presented the award; Lakhwinderpal “Paul” Singh; and College President Joann La Perla-Morales.

Lakhwinderpal “Paul” Singh, a 2011 graduate of Middlesex County College, was named the 2018 Alumnus of the Year for Contributions to the College, its Alumni Association or its Foundation. The award was presented during Celebration Day, an annual event that honors College employees reaching milestone service anniversaries, two Outstanding Service to the College award winners, as well as the Alumnus of the Year.

Mr. Singh received an Associate Degree in Business. He then worked as an MCC scholarship program coordinator from 2012 to 2016 before joining Rutgers School of Business as a program coordinator, and recruitment and internship coordinator. He is currently working in an educational institution specializing in life and data sciences programs as an admissions manager.

“I often think of my life in two parts: Before Middlesex County College and after,” Mr. Singh said. “Pre-MCC saw me working hard but with not much to show for it. I was at my wit’s end when I arrived at the doorstep of MCC in 2008. I was welcomed with open arms.”

That was the start of his educational journey, which includes earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Thomas Edison State University, and, in January 2019, a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies.

“MCC transformed my life,” he said. “Here I am today, with so much more than I could ever imagine. MCC was the catalyst to my success on many levels and I am forever grateful.”

Two MCC employees received outstanding service to the College awards during Celebration Day. Amalia Claffey received the award for staff members and Daniel Fuchs for administrators.