MCC Alumnus Named Cooperative Education Student of the Year
Nick Tancredi, who graduated in May from Middlesex County College, was named the Outstanding Co-Op/Internship Student of the Year for a two-year school. The award was presented at the New Jersey Cooperative Education and Internships Association awards program in June at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.
“Nick takes his job so seriously and has an incredible work ethic that it makes him an amazing employee,” said Barbara Raido, the cooperative education coordinator at Middlesex County College. “He’s always trying to learn something new.”
Mr. Tancredi interned at Home Essentials & Beyond doing product photography, which is where he has been working since June of 2010; his co-op was from January to May of 2011.
“Nick is a great guy, a skilled worker, and overall a great addition to Home Essentials & Beyond,” said David Mercado, the company’s art director. “Though I have been at this job for seven years, he teaches me things on a daily basis that increase my skills and abilities in dealing with photos and editing programs.”
Mr. Tancredi was in Project Connections, a program at the College that helps bring out the potential of college-able students with learning disabilities. He has been a student leader in Project Connections since the spring of 2008, and he was president of Advocates for Students with Learning Differences, which, among other projects, organized fundraisers for veterans’ groups and for other organizations.
Nick Tancredi with Barbara Raido