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 has been named dean of arts and sciences at the College. He started August 30.
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, 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.