This Month @ Middlesex – September 2014
Welcoming New Faculty and Staff
Middlesex County College is welcoming many new employees this fall to campus, including 10 tenure track faculty members. The new faculty include Terrence Corrigan, Cristóbal Espinoza, Melissa Luis and Crystal Quillen of History and Social Science; Kimberly Fouad, Brian Lavey and James Martiney of Natural Sciences; Patricia Luck of Radiography; and Anna DeMers and Richard Thompson of Visual, Performing, and Media Arts.
Emanuel di Pasquale, professor of English and poet in residence at MCC, was named poet laureate of Long Branch, NJ. Mark Thompson, Library director, was a panelist at the New Jersey Library Association career day, "Managing Your Librarian Career," held at the Kenilworth Public Library in June. Jane Jiang, reference librarian, has translated a Spanish thriller into Chinese. Evelyn Rosa, director of the New Brunswick Center, was the recipient of the 2014 Patricia C. Donohue Leadership Award presented by the Mercer County Community College chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges.
Scholarship Awards Up 40%
Middlesex County College will award $780,000 in scholarships this coming academic year, a 42 percent increase over last year. To date, the Scholarships Office has granted 396 awards to 306 students, with spring 2015 still incomplete.