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This Month @ Middlesex – May 2015

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Outstanding Professors Receive Awards for Teaching, Scholarship
Three outstanding professors at Middlesex County College were recently honored: Benjamin Marshall, professor of English, was selected as the 2015 Faculty Scholar; Barbara Bogner, of the Natural Sciences Department, received the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award; and Sabrina MisirHiralall, of the History and Social Sciences Department, received the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Part Time Award.

Free Health Care Training for Low-Income Individuals and Vets Offered
A new, free program to train low-income individuals as well as military veterans to become Certified Nursing Assistants will begin at Middlesex at the end of June. The program will be held in Roosevelt Care Center’s vacant hospice center in Edison with clinical rotations at the center itself.

Program in Public Health to Begin in the Fall
MCC will be offering a new program in Public Health starting in the fall of 2015. The Associate of Science Degree will allow students to transfer to Montclair State, Rutgers and William Paterson University under articulation agreements being developed.

Phi Theta Kappa Induction
A total of 124 students were recently inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges. In addition, five administrators were named honorary members at the ceremony.

Alumni Association Scholarship Awards
Two MCC students received Alumni Association Scholarship Awards this spring. Lia-Victoria Vega received the $750 scholarship for academic excellence, and Edward Zubrowski was awarded the $500 Alumni Association Scholarship for a dependent of an alumnus.

Outstanding Student
Jennifer Stein Aumack, a student in the Dietetic Technology program, will be receiving the Outstanding Dietetics Student Award at the New Jersey Dietetic Association Annual Meeting on May 13.

Expo = Smiles
Blue skies met smiling faces at MCC’s Community Open House and Expo, the signature event of its 50th anniversary celebration.

The Festival of Arts and Sciences
The Festival of Arts and Sciences, an annual event highlighting the contributions of music, history, science, sociology, theater, poetry and more to society, included a lecture by acclaimed photographer Jordan Matter.