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Middlesex County College Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Mar 27, 2006

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

The Chimney Rock Inn Annual Scholarship was established in April 2005 by the Chimney Rock Inn in Martinsville, New Jersey.  The Inn is a community minded, independent restaurant corporation that cares about its industry and rewards those who choose careers in the hospitality industry through higher education.  This prestigious scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Hotel, Restaurant and Institution program with a 3.0 or higher GPA and who is working in a restaurant for more than 25 hours per week.
The first recipient of this scholarship is Mr. Jordan Lerner who lives in Monmouth Junction.  He is enrolled in the Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management Program with the Culinary Arts Management option.  This Dean’s List student not only attends college full-time, but he also works 32 hours per week as a line cook at Red River Barbecue in Dayton, New Jersey.  Jordan wants to continue his education and become a chef.  
Jordan is a member of South Brunswick Law Enforcement Explorers, Post 166.  Post 166 was established to provide area youths an opportunity to get a “hands on” look at police work.  Members are able to learn about police tactics and procedures, ride along with officers on patrol, establish new relationships with peers and professionals and participate in a wide variety of post activities.  Some of the activities include traffic control and parking assistance at township events and educational trips and tours.  
Middlesex County College Foundation wishes to thank the Scholarship Selection Committee: Chairperson Marilyn Laskowski-Sachnoff, Ralph Tellone, Joseph Vastano, Deborah Keenan Lynch and Mary-Pat Maciolek for their diligence in awarding this scholarship.

The Ernest A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship was established in Fall 2003 by contributions from family, friends, and admirers of this strong leader and kind man.  Mr. Johnson was a member of the Middlesex County College Foundation Board of Directors from the early 1980’s until Fall 2003.  He served as Board President from 1989 through 1992: an era of substantial growth.  As Foundation President and in his corporate position as President of E.R. Squibb and Sons, Mr. Johnson displayed wise judgment, great leadership, and the ability to encourage the very best performance from others. Throughout his life, his dedication to community service benefited many civic, religious, and charitable organizations.  His dedication to Middlesex County College students inspired others to participate in Foundation efforts. 
Ms. Agnieszka Kryszczyszyn of Linden is the first recipient of this award.  She is a second-year Middlesex County College Business Administration and Management student.  Agnes has achieved a 3.94 Grade Point Average and plans to continue her education at Rutgers University after graduation.  Her long-term goal is to become a Certified Public Accountant. 
This remarkable student has attained excellence in her studies despite some challenges. She immigrated from Poland more than 18 months ago without her family, relatives and friends.  Her English skills have improved dramatically since her early days here and she tutors other students in math.  She is Vice President of Phi Theta Kappa and has volunteered by organizing toy drives, assisting with Middlesex County College Open Houses and raising funds for American Cancer Society.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Middlesex County College Foundation wishes to congratulate the scholarship recipients of these prestigious awards and to offer sincere thanks to the benefactors and volunteers who make the scholarships possible.