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Middlesex County College Announces a New Scholarship Opportunity

Mar 27, 2006


The Middlesex County College Foundation is pleased to announce the following recent scholarship awards:

Rose Channing Danzis Endowed Scholarship
The Rose Channing Danzis Endowed Scholarship was established in 1986 by family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Rose Channing Danzis on the occasion of her retirement as Middlesex County College President.  Additional contributions to the scholarship endowment have been received nearly every year since by those who admire and respect this outstanding leader: a former Middlesex County College Dean, Division Chairperson, and President.  In addition, many tribute gifts in honor of Dr. Sidney Danzis, the founder and retired chairperson of the College’s Dental Hygiene Program have benefited from the scholarship named for his wife.  The scholarship serves as a lasting tribute to both Danzis’ leadership of the College and devotion to the students.  The Rose Channing Danzis Endowed Scholarship is awarded each year to students enrolled in Health Technology majors, with financial need.
Middlesex County College Foundation is grateful to Dr. Reginald Luke who serves as Chairperson of a scholarship selection committee which includes Dr. Marilyn Keener, Stephen P. Larkin III, Stephanie DeSantis and Dean Diane Lemcoe and the Financial Aid Department for their combined efforts in awarding these scholarships.
The 2005-2006 Rose Channing Danzis Endowed Scholarship was awarded to Karen A. Besserer, Makiko Davis, Sally Rocchietti, Helen Shropshire, Jamie Simon and Sarah Zucker.

Delta Dental Annual Scholarships
The Delta Dental Annual Scholarship was established in July of 2001 by Delta Dental Plan of New Jersey Foundation, Inc.  The Delta Dental Plan of New Jersey Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental Plan.  The Foundation works to promote and assist educational projects devoted to the enhancement of dental health, as well as research programs designed to increase public awareness of the general benefits of good oral health and to improve dental health through the science of dentistry.  
Recipients of the 2005-2006 Delta Dental Annual Scholarships are: Yolander Day, Gabriela Pyszynski, Marissa Sherman and Sarah Zucker.  
The scholarship selection committee consisted of Chairperson Hope-Claire Holbeck, Kathleen Contanzo, Catherine Reilly and Risa Levi.  Middlesex County College Foundation wishes to thank them for their time and commitment in awarding this scholarship.

Dorothy I. Good Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Dorothy I. Good Endowed Scholarship was established in December of 1993 by members of Mrs. Good’s family, to honor her memory.  Mrs. Good was the founder of the Middlesex County College Medical Laboratory Technology Department and served as a professor and department chairperson for 19 years.  Her enthusiasm for education and love and loyalty to Middlesex County College students were evident throughout her career and into her retirement years.  The memorial scholarship serves to perpetuate her many efforts to help the students and to benefit the medical technologies profession.  The Dorothy I. Good Endowed Scholarship is awarded each year to a Medical Laboratory Technology student with demonstrated financial need and who has achieved a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better.
Joana Terralheiro of South River is the 2005-2006 recipient of the Dorothy I. Good Memorial Endowed Scholarship.  
Middlesex County College Foundation is grateful to Dr. Reginald Luke and his committee comprised of Dr. Marilyn Keener, Stephen P. Larkin III, Stephanie DeSantis and Dean Diane Lemcoe and the Financial Aid Department for their combined efforts in awarding these scholarships.

Rush Holt and Margaret Lancefield Annual Scholarship
Daniel Rosenfeld of East Brunswick is the 2005-2006 recipient of the Rush Holt and Margaret Lancefield Annual Scholarship.  Daniel has been an Americorps volunteer for two years and works for Middlesex County College’s Democracy House.   He also works as an Emergency Medical Technician in East Brunswick.
The Rush Holt and Margaret Lancefield Annual Scholarship was established in October of 2000.  The scholarship was funded by Congressman Rush Holt and his wife to support continuing education for working families and to demonstrate their belief that higher education is essential to improved job opportunities.  The Rush Holt and Margaret Lancefield Scholarship is funded each year to benefit part-time students from New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District.  
The recipients are also students who are employed and who do not qualify for other financial aid, but whose family obligations make it difficult to meet tuition costs.
The Foundation is thankful to Gail Scott Bey and the Financial Aid Department for their assistance in awarding this scholarship.

JFK Medical Center Auxiliary Annual Scholarships
The John F. Kennedy Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship was established in April of 1980.  The scholarship is funded by the Auxiliary of John F. Kennedy Medical Center Foundation.  This organization raises financial support for the hospital through a variety of special events and programs, and sponsors volunteer initiatives to enhance the hospital services, such as library cart, books on tape, a geriatric aid program and community awareness campaigns.  In supporting MCC students, the Auxiliary is helping to provide well trained medical professionals for our region. 
The John F. Kennedy Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship is donated annually to benefit full time students who are pursuing a degree in health technologies and who reside in Edison, Metuchen or Woodbridge.  The 2005-2006 JFK Medical Center Auxiliary scholarship recipients are: Laura Crincoli of Metuchen and Janet Rose of Edison.  Middlesex County College Foundation is grateful to Dr. Reginald Luke and his committee comprised of Dr. Marilyn Keener, Stephen P. Larkin III, Stephanie DeSantis and Dean Diane Lemcoe and the Financial Aid Department for their combined efforts in awarding these scholarships.

Johnson & Johnson Health Technologies Awards
The Johnson & Johnson Health Technologies Awards were established through a generous grant from the company to benefit Middlesex County College students who are pursuing careers in Health Technologies.  Johnson & Johnson is dedicated to the communities in which the company operates.  Their conscientious corporate citizenship sets a standard for other businesses to follow.  The company is a strong advocate for quality education.  Johnson & Johnson executives have held leadership roles on the College and Foundation Boards throughout the College’s history.  The Johnson & Johnson Health Technologies Awards support students who are pursuing health related careers.  
Middlesex County College Foundation is grateful to Dr. Reginald Luke and his committee comprised of Dr. Marilyn Keener, Stephen P. Larkin III, Stephanie DeSantis and Dean Diane Lemcoe and the Financial Aid Department for their combined efforts in awarding 2005-2006 Johnson & Johnson Health Technologies Awards to the following deserving students:  Badekale Adaramaja, Patricia Andusko, Paul Baldassano, Luis Baltazar, Karen Besserer, Edward Bigos, Theresa Blankson, Hugh R. Brown, Suzette Cabaniuas, Antonia Casale, Gina Catino, Ivy Chang, Laura Comeau, Laura Crincoli, Rosemary D’Allessandro, Laura Danbeck, Makiko Davis, Yolander Day, Nicole Dietz, Nicole Durick, Pamela Dyke, Jennifer Ferrer, Nicholas Galassi, Kevin Gencsy, Mary Gibson, Shane Granitski, Rakhi Grover, David Hunt, Nicole Jacobs, Angela Jadus, Hanna Jang, Ali Javed, Angelina Jones, Priya Kannusamy, Maria Kosnik, Denise Kurtz, Donna LaMontagne, Gregory Land, Milena Litvin, Natalia Malieva, Eileen Mars, Melissa Masino, Gwen McCormack, Susan McKee, Patricia McQueen, Margaret Melisurgo, Emelia Mends, Ralph Mezey, Tasneem Mohammedshah, Cindy Muniz, Yvette Nguimdoh, Steven Nuthakki, Katrina Ortiz, Jeffey Ortiz, Susan Osuch-Toth, Avani Patel, Pooja Patel, Helina Patel, Jigna Patel, Kelly Petersen, Kristen Pirozzi, Elzbieta Ponichtera, Neel Popat, Heili Quilban, Majed Radwan, Charisse Roberts, Sally Rocchietti, Janet Rose, Kristine Ross, Magdalena Sayed, Jessica Schappert, Michelle Schram, Michelle Schwenk, Michelle Seminski, Aditi Shah, Helen Shropshire, Melissa Sideco, Jamie Simon, Danielle Skarzenski, Sushila Sood, Joana Terralheiro, Sheela Thomas, Premila Thomas, Jennifer Ueng, Debra Ugarte, Annette Vega, Jeanine Wilson, Sylwia Wlodarczyk, Michael Zonak and Sarah Zucker.

Middlesex County Association of Realtors Endowed Scholarship
The Middlesex County Association of Realtors Endowed Scholarship was established in April of 1987.  The Realtor’s Association began the scholarship due to their belief that professional organizations within the county should give back to the communities in which they conducted business.  Many Middlesex County College students have benefited from the Realtors good corporate citizenship over the past 17 years.  The Middlesex County Association of Realtors Endowed Scholarship benefits students with a documented disability.
Amanda Ann Bea of Jamesburg is the 2005-2006 recipient of the Middlesex County Association of Realtors Endowed Scholarship.  
Middlesex County College Foundation wishes to thank Elaine Weir-Daidone who serves as Chairperson of a scholarship selection committee which includes Dr. Elisabeth Altruda, Professor Nancy Bailey and Professor John Ramirez and Financial Aid Director Gail Scott Bey for their assistance in awarding this scholarship.

Morris and Mildred Siperstein Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Morris and Mildred Siperstein Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in January of 1993 by Barry Siperstein in memory of his beloved parents.  Additional contributions were received from many of the Siperstein’s friends, colleagues and family members.  The scholarship serves to honor the memory of two outstanding individuals, each of whom was active in community, religious, and service organizations.  Mr. Siperstein was also a successful businessman and was known to keep his sense of humor despite life’s challenges.  Married more than 50 years, the couple was devoted to one another and each also demonstrated great care for their fellow man.  Both were also strong believers in education.  The Morris and Mildred Siperstein Memorial Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has achieved a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 and is pursuing a degree in Health Technologies.
Helina Patel of East Brunswick is the 2005-2006 Morris and Mildred Siperstein Memorial Endowed Scholarship recipient.
Middlesex County College Foundation is grateful to Dr. Reginald Luke and his committee comprised of Dr. Marilyn Keener, Stephen P. Larkin III, Stephanie DeSantis and Dean Diane Lemcoe and the Financial Aid Department for their combined efforts in awarding this scholarship.

Frank D. Visceglia Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Frank D. Visceglia Endowed Scholarship was established in 1991 by family, friends, colleagues, and business associates in memory of Mr. Visceglia.  Mr. Visceglia was a hard working and dedicated business leader, who was also dedicated to Middlesex County College and the community.  He served on the Board of Directors of the Middlesex County College Foundation and as Treasurer of Raritan Bay Medical Center.  He received many professional and civic awards during his life time.  He is well remembered for demonstrating great leadership qualities with a personal, informal style.   The Frank D. Visceglia Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a student with demonstrated financial need who is pursuing a career in health care.
Kristen Pirozzi, a Dental Hygiene student and Majed Radwan a Radiography Education student are the recipients of the 2005-2006 Frank D. Visceglia Memorial Endowed Scholarship.  Dr. Reginald Luke and a selection committee which includes Dr. Marilyn Keener, Stephen P. Larkin III, Stephanie DeSantis and Dean Diane Lemcoe are appreciated for their ongoing efforts to assist with Health Technology awards.