The 2006 Scholarship Dinner Dance
"Hollywood Lights" March 11, 2006

Guests were greeted on a red carpet by cheering fans and "Joan," at left. The cameras on "Joan" provided a "live feed" on large screens in the ballroom.

The "fans" greeting guests included MCCC students and younger volunteers. The actor playing Joan prefers to remain anonymous.

MCCC's Amy Foris, right, oversaw the cheering fans. With her is County Executive Brian Hughes.
MCCC's Kitty Getlik, at right, greeted guests and introduced them to "Joan."
"Joan" talks with MCCC Dean, Diane Campbell, and a guest.
Professor Mel Leipzig arrives.
Richard Kisco and the Princeton Flower Shop designed the beautiful decorations, including Oscar centerpieces.

Vice President Beverly Richardson with her husband, Al.
Gala co-chairs, Maureen Lucido of the Hyatt and Nina Melker of Yardville National Bank.
MCCC Television Teaching Assistant Valarie Daniels, left, who produced the video shown at the event, with TV student Jennifer Joyce. The video featured MCCC's honorees and told the stories of their involvement with the college and the community. Chuck Prettyman and MCCC's Sue Walker added elegance to the dance floor.
Lynn Faridy, an artist and donor of her artwork, looks over the Silent Auction items. Some of the Silent Auction display tables. Many volunteers worked to make the auction a success.
Publications staff members who volunteered to sell IPOD tickets are, from left, Francis Paixao, Tracy Patterson and Brad Kent. Some of the many MCCC students who attended.
Acting President Tom Wilfrid at the podium. County Executive Brian Hughes addresses the guests.
From left is MCCC Acting President Tom Wilfrid with the honorees from Roma Bank, "Distinguished Corporate Friend" awardees, Maurice Perilli and Senator Peter Inverso. Tim Losch, Foundation Board chairman, is at right. Acting President Tom Wilfrid, left, with the "Community Service Award" honorees from Borden-Perlman Insurance Co., Doug Borden, Jeffrey Perlman and Richard Perlman, with Tim Losch at right.
The "Person of the Year," HelenMarie Dolton, walks up to receive her award. With her at right is former MCCC president, John Hanley.
HelenMarie Dolton
Tom Wilfrid, left, and Tim Losch, right, with the event co-chairs, Maureen Lucido of the Hyatt Regency and Nina Melker of Yardville National Bank. Dancers enjoy the excellent band called "Private Affair."
MCCC's John Simone and his wife Sue. Acting President Tom Wilfrid and his wife Diane.
Elaine Stout, MCCC's Foundation Coordinator and overall coordinator of the gala, with husband Ken. Some of the MCCC staff members who volunteered to make the dinner dance a success included, from left, standing, Jeremy Parry, Lynn Steill, Diane Badessa, Kitty Getlik, Wendy Lancaster, Barbara Marx, and Linda Ertingu. Seated are Barbara Pieslak and Dorothy Walton.
MCCC Television student Wilmar Luna with a friend. Luna served as the Master of Ceremonies for the video shown at the gala. Faculty member Michael Welliver coordinated the arts portion of the Silent Auction. Seated is volunteer Ailyn Ports Lopez, a teaching assistant at MCCC.

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