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MCC Foundation 2005-2006 Scholarship Awards

Jun 1, 2006

Menlo Engineering Endowed Scholarship

Mr. Anees Rehman of Old Bridge has earned the distinction of becoming the first recipient of the Menlo Engineering Endowed Scholarship.  Funded by Menlo Engineering Associates, Inc. and its two principals: Middlesex County College alumni Julius Szalay and Alfred R. Coco, this scholarship was established in March 2001.  In initiating the scholarship, the donors sought to both foster the professional development of future engineers and to express gratitude to the engineering faculty at Middlesex County College.

Anees is a recent Middlesex County College graduate with an associate degree in Electronic Computer Engineering Technology.  While at MCC, Anees won first prize in the Engineering Technology Robot Competition. He now plans to further his education, hoping to earn his Master’s degree or Ph.D.

The Foundation wishes to thank Professor Frank Rubino for working with the Financial Aid Department in assisting with this prestigious award.

New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Endowed Scholarship

Gabrielle Hunter is a resident of Edison and plans to graduate next year with her associate degree in Criminal Justice-Correction Administration.  She works full-time in the credit department at Gund, Inc.  After she graduates from Middlesex County College she hopes to continue her education at Rutgers.  Her long-term goal is to become a court administrator.  Gabrielle is a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners Endowed Scholarship was established in 1993 by the regional chapter of this professional association.  In making the award, the Association expressed their pride in taking an active role to encourage women who reside in Middlesex County to pursue their career ambitious.  The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners Endowed Scholarship is awarded each year to a second year female student who has returned to academia after a lapse in formal education.  The award is given to a Middlesex County resident who is pursuing a degree in Business, Engineering, Health Technologies or Social Science and Humanities.

Old Bridge-Sayreville Rotary Endowed Scholarship

Over the years, the Old Bridge-Sayreville Rotary Club has been very active in both fund raising and community services.  The Old Bridge-Sayreville Rotary Endowed Scholarship was established in February of 1990 by this organization of business men and women who are committed to conducting humanitarian projects, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations and working toward world understanding.  Since the first awards were given, 126 Middlesex County College students have benefited from the group’s generosity.  In addition, the Rotary’s hard work and benevolence has served to inspire other communities and business programs to consider supporting quality education in Middlesex County.

The Old Bridge-Sayreville Rotary Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to students who reside in the Club’s service area and enter Middlesex County College the semester after graduating from high school.  Preference is given first to students who participate in Rotary Interact Clubs for three years, second to those who participate for two or less years, and third to students with documented financial need.

Middlesex County College Foundation congratulates the following 2005-2006 Old Bridge-Sayreville Endowed Scholarship recipients:  Ankush Batra of Old Bridge; Daniel Domanski of Sayreville; Jeffrey Grandin of Sayreville; Alicia Hughes of Parlin; Karolina Jurkiewicz of Parlin; Joseph Marc LaRocco of Old Bridge; Jarrett Lyons of Parlin; Michael Mastorio of Sayreville; Micky Patel of Parlin; Chantay Taylor of Parlin and Alexis Terzuole of Sayreville.

Frank R. Steele H.O.N.O.R. Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Frank R. Steele/H.O.N.O.R. Endowed Scholarship was established in 1984 by the H.O.N.O.R. (Helping Our Neighbors with Our Resources.) Association of Johnson & Johnson to commemorate the many years of devoted service and commitment to education provided by Mr. Steele.  Mr. Steele was a highly respected Johnson & Johnson Executive and the founding member of the Black Employees of Johnson & Johnson, an organization which later changed its name to H.O.N.O.R.   Continued contributions from H.O.N.O.R. members, matching corporate gifts from Johnson & Johnson, as well as tribute gifts from friends and family members of Mr. Steele have increased the scholarship fund each year since its creation.  These gifts create a lasting memorial to a great champion for  education, Mr. Frank Steele, who passed away in Fall 2003.

The Frank R. Steele/H.O.N.O.R. Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to minority students with demonstrated financial need, who are taking Business, Science or Engineering courses.

The following students received Frank R. Steele H.O.N.O.R. scholarships during the 2005-2006 academic year at Middlesex County College:  Jonathan Antoine, Sunita Brathwaite,  David Cash-Alston,  John T. Dunning, Tamara A. Hill, David Kollie, Aquanetta Mitchell, Michael Sean Smithson and Timothy E. Whitney, III.

Excellence in Technology Award

This annual award has been donated by an anonymous faculty member to recognize achievement and ability that demonstrate an excellence in work ethic that produces excellence in technology to a graduating Electrical Computer Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology student.  The award recipient must demonstrate determination, pride, “hands on” aptitude and an excellent work ethic.  The student must also demonstrate a firm grasp and keen interest in his or her field of study as seen by his or her performance in the laboratory and project setting.

Mr. Donte R. Gibb of Franklin Park was presented this award at the Electrical Engineering Technology Awards Breakfast.  Donte was selected by the Department Awards Committee as recognition of his achievement and work ethic.  He hopes to attend NJIT in the future.