MCC Publications

October 2010

Middle States Brief
This summer saw intense activity by the Self-Study Steering Committee and most of the Work Groups. Further research was conducted and data were analyzed. Updated reports were posted periodically on the InfoNet at and a number of comments were received at

John Hoffman, Longtime College Counsel, Receives L’Hommedieu Award
John Hoffman, a shareholder of the law firm Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. and the legal counsel to Middlesex County College since 1964, is the 2010 L’Hommedieu Award recipient.

David Edwards Appointed Dean of Arts and Sciences
David Edwards has been named dean of arts and sciences at the College. He started August 30.

College Foundation Meets Challenge Match Goal
Last December, the Middlesex County College Foundation received a challenge grant from the Willard T. C. Johnson Foundation structured in two parts: an outright gift of $500,000 as well as a challenge grant of $500,000. In order to earn the full $500,000 challenge match, the Foundation’s supporters needed to make new scholarship gifts or pledges which, when added together, equaled $500,000 or more. The deadline to meet the challenge was June 30, 2010.

Project Connections Receives Federal Grant
Project Connections, a program at MCC that provides intensive support services for college-able students with learning disabilities, has received a five-year federal grant. The program, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, will receive $297,987 per year, making the full allocation almost $1.5 million.