Accomplished Alum and NJCCC To Be Honored at Gala
David Brogan, a 1993 graduate of Middlesex County College and the first vice president of economic development and taxation for the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, will be honored as Alumnus of the Year at the 44th annual Scholarship Gala. In addition, the New Jersey Council of County Colleges will be recognized for 25 years of service to the community college sector.
The Gala will be held Saturday, March 1 at the Imperia, 1714 Easton Ave, Somerset, NJ. The event begins at 6 p.m. The entertainment includes "The Best of Broadway" starring Barbra Russell and Ron Sharpe, stars of Broadway's "Les Misérables."
"This is going to be a wonderful evening of music, fellowship and fun," said Veronica Clinton, director of development and alumni relations at the College, and the executive director of the MCC Foundation. "We're thrilled to be able to recognize such a distinguished alumnus as well as a wonderful organization that does so much for community colleges. By participating in this event, you will not only help us celebrate their accomplishments, but you will also be supporting scholarships for deserving Middlesex County College students."
Mr. Brogan attended MCC from 1991 to 1993 before transferring to Rutgers University, where he graduated with a degree in Political Science. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1985-1989.
The New Jersey Business and Industry Association represents more than 21,000 member companies, with over 1.5 million employees making it the largest employer-representative association in the nation. It provides information and services for its members, but it is also known as the premier lobbying association for business.
"We take positions on bills and regulations that will have the greatest benefit for the largest number of our members," he said.
During his tenure, Mr. Brogan successfully advocated for $2.3 billion in tax cuts and incentives for business, as well as the largest overhaul of New Jersey's economic incentive programs in over two decades.
The New Jersey Council of County Colleges is the state association representing New Jersey's 19 community colleges. As an independent, trustee-headed organization that joins the leadership of trustees and presidents, the NJCCC is the voice of the community college sector before the state legislature and other branches of government. The NJCCC was created by state statute in 1989. Bakari Lee is the chairman and Dr. Lawrence Nespoli is the president.