MCCC's Scholarship Gala Dinner Dance A Big Success


At Mercer County Community College’s Scholarship Dinner Dance on March 5, president Robert Rose, left, and board chair Wayne Griffith, right, present thank-you gifts to event co-chairs, E. Karen Kennedy of Dow Jones and Maureen Lucido of the Princeton Hyatt Regency.

The festive event was attended by 520 people and raised nearly $200,000 net, which will go to scholarships for students who otherwise might not have the opportunity for a college education.

Jane Townsend Foy received an honorary gift from board chair Wayne Griffith. Foy was the 2005 “Distinguished Alumnus.” She has served as the MCCC “Alumni Historian” for many years and was president of both the Nursing Alumni and MCCC Alumni Associations. During her tenure she organized alumni picnics and was involved in phone-a-thons for the college. A 1970 graduate of Mercer’s Nursing program, Foy returned to the college as a staff member, serving as a staff nurse and an instructor in the Nursing program. She has also worked as a nurse at The Medical Center at Princeton and for the federal government.

Ritchie and Page Distributing Company’s Lou Natale and Chris Natale received the “Community Service Award.” Pictured, from left, are Chris Natale, his wife, Michelle, MCCC president Robert Rose, board chairman Wayne Griffith, and Pat and Lou Natale.

For many years the company has supported the college’s annual golf outing and dinner dance. Chris Natale serves as a member of the MCCC Foundation Board. He chairs the Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction. The company supports numerous community groups.

Yardville National Bank (YNB), 2005 “Distinguished Corporate Friend,” became the first major sponsor of the college’s new Conference Center, completed in 2003 on the West Windsor campus. The facility’s atrium is named for the bank.

Pictured, from left are MCCC president Robert Rose, Timothy Losch, YNB's executive vice president, Nina Melker, YNB's first senior vice president, and MCCC board chairman Wayne Griffith.Losch has been president of the college’s Foundation Board for the past 12 years. Melker has served on the dinner dance committee for the past ten years.

Mercer County Community College’s dean of College Advancement, Bill Mate, was honored at the gala for his years of outstanding service to the college. From left are Timothy Losch of Yardville National Bank, chairman of the college Foundation Board, Bill Mate, MCCC president Robert Rose, and board chairman Wayne Griffith.

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