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October 2015

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Crafters Knit Caps for Earthquake Victims in Nepal
MC4, otherwise known as the Middlesex County College Crafters’ Club, knitted 219 caps to be donated to the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. The club, consisting of MCC students, faculty and staff, gather weekly during their lunch hour to create items to donate to various causes

Fall Sports Are Underway
Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball are well into their season. Here are a few snapshots of the action…

‘endless possibilities’ Wins 2 Awards
The book created by three alumni to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Middlesex County College garnered two awards: an Hermes Platinum award and a Medallion award from the District 1 of the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations, which recognizes excellence in community, technical and junior college marketing and public relations activities.

Notables
In Spring 2015, Psychology Professors Christine Harrington and Crystal Quillen conducted a research study entitled “Syllabus Length and Use of Images: An Empirical Investigation of Student Perceptions,” which has been published in “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology,” an APA journal.

Program Promotes the Joys of Reading for Kids
Democracy House will host a Make a Difference Day Program designed to encourage young kids to read on Saturday, October 24. Children age 4-10 are invited to visit the campus, hear from the author of the popular children’s book series Amelia Bedelia, enjoy refreshments, and have fun.

Rush Holt Receives L’Hommedieu Award, Highest College Honor
Rush Holt, the chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a former Congressman from New Jersey’s 12th District, was presented the Paige D. L’Hommedieu Award, the highest citation given by Middlesex County College. The award, named for the founding chairperson of the College’s Board of Trustees, was presented at the Fall Convocation on August 31

Two Graduates Awarded NJAIHA Scholarships
Two 2015 graduates were awarded scholarships from the New Jersey Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (NJAIHA). They are Michael Blahut, a Chemical Process Technology Major, now employed as a chemical operator at the Paulsboro, NJ refinery of Axeon Specialty Products, and Katheryn Fay, a Dietetics Major now in Environmental Science at Rutgers University.

Usman Receives Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Faisal Usman received the fall 2015 Middlesex County College Alumni Association Scholarship for Academic Excellence. The scholarship, for $750, will allow him to complete his Engineering Technology Degree at Middlesex. He plans to graduate and transfer to either Stanford University or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.