Alumni In the News
NEW Democrat Nancy J. Pinkin, of East Brunswick, was first elected to the New Jersey General Assembly on November 5, 2013. Mrs. Pinkin earned her Associate of Applied Science from Middlesex County College; her bachelor's from Rutgers University; and her Master of Public Administration in public administration and health administration from New York University. She also completed a post-graduate fellowship in health policy and research at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Mrs. Pinkin is the founder of Pinkin Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in health care consulting and association management. She also is the executive director of the Middlesex and Mercer county medical societies. Prior to serving in the Assembly, Mrs. Pinkin served as a member of the East Brunswick Township Council from 2005 to 2014, and as council president from 2006 to 2008.
Mrs. Pinkin and her husband, Dr. James Salwitz, have two adult children and recently became grandparents. Mrs. Pinkin represents the 18th Legislative District, which includes the Middlesex County municipalities of East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Metuchen, South Plainfield and South River.
NEW Kevin Kasha, MCC Alumnus of the class of' 81, was previously Anchor Bay's head of worldwide acquisitions. In the newly created position, he will have the mandate to acquire products for all of the company's platforms. He will now handle film, television series, and digital acquisitions for Starz Networks' 17 cable channels, Starz Worldwide Distribution, Starz Digital Media, and Anchor Bay Entertainment. He will report to chief revenue office Michael Thornton. Kasha's promotion comes as the company is looking for ways to better coordinate its various divisions and better align its brands. The move was described by an insider as "a synthesis, not a consolidation." With the new post, the company centralizes decision-making for acquisitions with Kasha, which includes partnerships with Disney and Sony. Kasha boasts two decades of experience in acquisitions, including holding senior He joined Anchor Bay in 2008 as senior vice president of acquisitions, and in two years was promoted to executive vice president, worldwide acquisitions and co-productions. The more than 100 films he has acquired include "City Island" with Andy Garcia, "Jayne Mansfield's Car" with Billy Bob Thornton and "Solitary Man" with Michael Douglas, as well as home entertainment and digital rights to "The Walking Dead."
Contribution to the Community Award: Michelle Rockwell