MCCC To honor Long-Time Supporters
at Scholarship Dinner Dance April 24


WEST WINDSOR, N.J.  --  Mercer County Community College will present four awards to long-time supporters at its 2010 Scholarship Dinner Dance, set for April 24 at the Hyatt Regency, Princeton. 
  • Judith and William (Bill) H. Scheide, Distinguished Benefactor Award
  • Dow Jones & Company, Distinguished Corporate Partner Award 
  • Brian Hughes, Spirit of Education Award
  • J. Lynne Cannon, Spirit of Education Award
All proceeds from the event go to scholarships for deserving students, including part-time students and single parents.
Businesses and community members are invited to participate in the Scholarship Dinner Dance through corporate sponsorships, donations, silent auction donations, and/or tickets to the event. For further information contact Art Cianfano at (609) 570-3728 or e-mail

Judith and William (Bill) H. Scheide
Since 1993 William H. Scheide has supported the MCCC Foundation with multiple annual gifts to WWFM The Classical Network.  He also supports scholarships for James Kerney campus students.  Since his marriage to Judith in 2003, the Scheides have continued to provide invaluable educational support to MCCC. 

In addition to their interest in education, the Scheides work on behalf of many philanthropic causes, including civil rights, the arts, health and poverty relief.  The couple has received many awards for their efforts.

Dow Jones Dow Jones & Company
Dow Jones & Company has demonstrated exemplary dedication and commitment to enriching the lives of MCCC students.  The company has been a loyal supporter of scholarships for 20 years by providing donations at a corporate level to the scholarship dinner dance gala, and by printing the gala brochures.  The company has also supported the volunteering efforts of several of its employees over the years by giving the employees time off to attend meetings and to support the college in other ways. Further, due to their longstanding philanthropic commitment to MCCC's success, Dow Jones & Company, an excellent corporate citizen deserves this recognition.
Brian Hughes

Brian Hughes
Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes has for many years been one of the college’s strongest supporters. Each year Mr. Hughes advocates for MCCC funding, helping to keep tuition costs low for students. 

Mr. Hughes demonstrates his commitment to MCCC through his presence at numerous events on campus each year.  In May Mr. Hughes speaks at the college’s graduation ceremonies.  He annually attends our community open house and speaks at our 9-11 commemoration ceremony and our scholarship dinner dance. Brian Hughes exemplifies the spirit of education, and rises beyond the call of duty with his sustained commitment to education. 

The Hughes family has a long history of support for education.  Governor Richard J. Hughes, the father of Brian Hughes, in 1962 signed the legislation that created community colleges in New Jersey. 

J. Lynne Cannon

J. Lynne Cannon
Selected for her commitment to education, Lynne Cannon has been a member in good standing of the MCCC Foundation Board since 1994, and currently serves as vice chair of the Executive Committee.  Throughout the years Ms. Cannon has served the college in various leadership roles, and was a member of the committee that guided the development plan for the MCCC Conference Center, completed in 2001.  She has served on several college search committees, including most recently the search for the vice president for College Advancement. 

She demonstrates her commitment to student success through a scholarship in memory of her mother




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