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MCC Hosts Job Fair

By quovadis October 17, 2018

By Bridget Quimby Managing Editor The college will host a Seasonal, Holiday and Part-time Jobs Fair on  Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in West Hall in the Parkview Room to help students find a career. According to Career Services Department Assistant, Melissa Vogel, over 50 employers will attend the event to give students an opportunity to learn about their companies. Students from any major can attend this event to speak with possible future employers.  Vogel said that the dress attire is business...

Hispanic American Club Hosts “Latinx” Speaker

By quovadis October 17, 2018

By Felipe Marroquin Staff Writer The Hispanic American club will host Veronica Guevara-Lovgren on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. in College Center to inform students about Latinax culture and create a dialogue about the cultures within. Assistant Director of Enrollment Services, Angelo Abreu, is one of the advisors working with the Hispanic American Club. “Mrs. Guevara-Lovgren is going to speak about Latinx culture and what it means, but she will also speak about her own personal journey in the Latinx community and the barriers she has overcome,” said Abreu....

MCC Grants Free Tuition

By quovadis October 17, 2018

By Bridget Quimby Managing Editor New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that Middlesex County College was one of the selected schools on a list of 13 community colleges that were granted free tuition for students whose families make $45,000 or less per year starting Jan. 2019. According to the State of New Jersey website, approximately 13,000 qualifying students will be able to attend one of the 13 selected colleges free of tuition and educational fees in the upcoming spring semester. According to the same website, each of the selected community colleges will...

Holocaust Survivor Gives Speech at MCC

By quovadis October 10, 2018

By Dana Lauria Staff Writer  MCC welcomed Holocaust survivor Sol Lurie, who spoke at the program “Living Through Hell and Surviving It”, at West Hall on Thursday, Sept. 27 to share his story of surviving six concentration camps.  Dr. Terrence Corrigan, advisor for The Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Club, said that the event was part of MCC’s Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Center.  “Every semester we hold events about genocide. We’ve had survivors from Rwanda, Sudan, the...

Alumni Create Whale Exhibit

By quovadis October 10, 2018

By Bridget Quimby Staff Writer Middlesex County College alumni Taryn Hansen and Justine Burnett designed, collected material for and built the plastic whale exhibit displayed in South Hall in collaboration with Dr. Claire Condie of the Natural Sciences department to raise awareness of MCC students’ daily contribution to plastic consumption. The whale took nearly a year to complete from the time of sketching in Nov. 2017 through the final product revealed in Sept. 2018. The whale is constructed of various plastic items such as coffee cups, forks, straws, shopping...

MCC Hosts Disability Awareness Speaker

By Quo Vadis October 3, 2018

By Rachel Beyer Staff Writer Middlesex County College is hosting a keynote speaker, LeDerick Horne, for Disability Awareness Day. The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Terrace Room in College Center and is meant to spread awareness to the community about hidden or visible disabilities through spoken word poetry. According to his website, www.lederick.com, Horne has been advocating for people with all kinds of disabilities for eight years, and has...

MCC Revives French Club

By Quo Vadis October 3, 2018

By Caitlin David Staff Writer   The Middlesex County College French Club held its first meeting in Main Hall room 105 on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. to recruit students who are interested in the French language and culture. The club is run by students, meaning its agenda is entirely decided by its members. The French Club has been inactive for some time, so there are currently no officers. Its faculty advisers are Professors Brenda Cavanaugh...

Library Hosts Photo Contest

By Quo Vadis October 3, 2018

By Felipe Marroquin Staff Writer Middlesex County College will hold a photo contest from Oct. 1 to Oct. 30 to allow students to showcase their art while looking at social issues in our communities. Librarian Theresa Agostinelli and Coordinator Joseph Pascale are organizing the photo contest. Pascale said, “The contest was co-sponsored by the Library, Visual Arts and Media Department and Student Life.” “There will be multiple prizes but the main prize will be a digital camera,” said...

Officers Save MCC Student During Summer Classes

By Quo Vadis October 3, 2018

By Harsh Godhani Staff Writer Five Middlesex County College police officers, Officers Shawn Ferguson, Jean-Pierre Mercenat, Chistopher Halley, Bryan Montalvo, and Sergeant Cory Smith were honored for saving a student’s life at the College’s Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 17. Captain Michael Ambroziak introduced all five officers at the meeting and presented the report of their heroic actions.   On  August 1, Mercenat and Ferguson received a report of an unconscious student in Edison Hall. The...

Michael Berany Donates Flag to the College

By Quo Vadis October 3, 2018

By Harsh Godhani Staff Writer Michael Berany, a Veterans Service Assistant and an Alum of Middlesex County College, presented his personal flag and donated it to the college on 9/11 flag raising memorial. Berany said, “I just want to give something back as my token of appreciation, If it hadn’t been for this school and its Veterans Services Center, I don’t know where I would be. I owe all my success to them. “When I first joined the...