Friday, May 17, 2013
Check out a gallery of photos from graduation and add your own.
650 Middlesex County College students donned caps and gowns and received the fruits of their education labors at the county college's commencement ceremony on Thursday. According to the college, 1,385 degrees and certificates are to be awarded to 1,324 students as the semester draws to a close. Check out this gallery of photos from the ceremony, provided by Middlesex County College. Were you there? Email Jennifer.Bradshaw@Patch.com if you would like to share your photos from the ceremony in our photo gallery. Would you like to give a special shout out to the graduates in your lives from Middlesex County College or other schools in the area? Announce their achievement to the community through a free announcement on Patch!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Christina Catalano will graduate from Middlesex County College today with a 4.0 grade average and plans to attend Richard Stockton College.
Middlesex County College will give out 1,385 degrees and certificates to 1,324 graduates today, as the college holds its annual commencement. According to college spokesman Tom Peterson, 650 of those students are expected to walk in caps and gowns in the college's commencement ceremony, including class valedictorian Christina Catalano of East Brunswick. Catalano, 21, graduates with a 4.0 grade point average. Catalano said that Middlesex County College is all in the family. Her mother, father, brother, boyfriend and several aunts and uncles have all attended the county college, she said. "It's convenient and it is a good school," she said. Catalano plans to transfer to Richard Stockton College to pursue a degree in physical therapy. "I …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Rob Rivera won first place and third place for photography work at the New Jersey Collegiate Press Association.
Five members of Quo Vadis, the Middlesex County College student newspaper, recently won awards at the New Jersey Collegiate Press Association. The contest honors student newspapers from two-and four-year colleges and universities in the state. “We have been in the process of building a new type of staff for the last couple of semesters,” said Melissa Edwards, the advisor. “We are working toward having a community college staff that is ready to move on to a four-year program and be competitive. This is challenging in the new media environment, but we are making progress. We are very proud of all of the winners in the contest.” Photographer Rob Rivera, of East Brunswick won first place for “Breast Cancer Awareness Bake Sale” and third place …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Culinary students at Middlesex County College learn ice carving as part of their studies.
Students in Edison learned an unusual but unique skill this week for the world of culinary and catering: how to turn giant blocks of ice into works of art. Students in the culinary program at Middlesex County College must take a class called "Garde Manger," which is a requirement for second-year students to complete to graduate. The course is the "study and art of cold food," said instructor Walter Leffler. Ice carving is included in the course, as ice sculptures can often be found on buffets or at parties as a centerpiece at weddings and in hotels or restaurants. On Monday, students took turns wielding chainsaws to carve the blocks into basket shapes, using chisels to precisely carve and detail the designs. The spring warmth and sun …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Those interested in adjunct teaching jobs are invited to attend from 4-7 p.m. April 23.
Editor's note: The following information is a press release from Middlesex County College. Middlesex County College will hold an Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Fair on Tuesday, April 23, at which prospective adjunct instructors can talk with department chairpersons about openings at the College. “This is a convenient way for professionals who would like to teach at the College level to find out about opportunities and even interview for available positions,” said Dr. Karen L. Hays, vice president for academic and student affairs at the College. The program will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. in the College Center Cafeteria. Most positions require a master’s degree, and some disciplines call for other certifications as well. In some fields, relevant…
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Visitors are invited to tour the open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7.
Saturday, March 16
Editor's note: The following information is a press release from Middlesex County College. An open house for prospective Middlesex County College students and their families will be held Sunday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the College Center on the Edison campus, located at 2600 Woodbridge Ave. High school students who are considering continuing their education at Middlesex, as well as anyone who is thinking about taking a course at the College, are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. To register online, visit www.OpenHouseMCC.com. In many programs, students earn an Associate’s Degree and then transfer into a four-year college or university as members of the junior class. Working closely with their faculty and advisors …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The event featured top science teams from middle and high schools around the state.
A team of students from Churchill Junior High School took third place in the Middle School Division at the 21st Annual State Finals of the New Jersey Science Olympiad at Middlesex County College on Tuesday. Approximately 1,200 students from 26 middle schools and 26 high schools around New Jersey competed in Tuesday's event, according to Middlesex County College. Tuesday's finals featured top teams who had won at regional tournaments earlier this year, according to the college. Community Middle School and West Windsor Plainsboro South came out on top at the finals, and they will progress to the national championships at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio in May, according to the college. Stay informed of East Brunswick news and …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Lustig Dance Theatre will premiere "Jangala" at 7 p.m. Saturday at Middlesex County College.
A classic story of a lost boy in the jungle is told through a fusion of modern ballet and Indian dance styles in Lustig Dance Theatre's latest production, "Jangala." Inspired by Rudyard Kiplings "The Jungle Book" and combining classical Indian dance and modern ballet, Lustig Dance Theatre promises an innovative and experimental performance that is suitable for adults and children ages seven and up. Artistic Director Graham Lustig said the piece was created in collaboration with Renuka Srinivasan of the Tala Shruti Dance School in the Fords section of Woodbridge Township. Srinivasan is an accomplished dancer in Bharatanatyam, an ancient style of Indian dance. The performance will premiere at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Middlesex County …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
March's events include lectures, a cooking demonstration and bus trips.
Thursday, February 21
Middlesex County College will honor Women’s History Month in March with the theme of “Women’s Health, Body, Mind and Spirit.” The program will include workshops from motivational speaker Traciana Graves and a discussion of eating disorders from Stacy Prussman. “We want to encourage a strong self-image for women through this program,” said Patricia Daly, director of Student Activities at the College. “Sometimes students – particularly women – will have a negative self-image because they may feel they aren’t the right weight, or don’t look the right way, or don’t dress the right way. This can lead to eating disorders or personal alienation from friends and family. The idea behind this month is to give them the confidence to say ‘I’m happy …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
"Give Kids a Smile Day" is a national event that provides free dental care to children whose families cannot afford regular care.
On Feb. 1, Middlesex County College and a network of volunteer dental care professionals provided free dental care to approximately 70 kids as part of Give Kids a Smile Day. The annual event was started by the American Dental Association. It is offered to families who do not have access to regular dental care for their children. Middlesex County College has hosted the event for 10 years. The college had a volunteer army of 13 dentists and 56 dental assistants on hand to clean teeth, perform fillings, extractions and examinations, take x-rays, and perform emergency dental work, said Hope Holbeck, Chair of the Dental Hygiene department. Twenty-seven dental hygienist students assisted the dentists and hygienists by bringing children to the …