HelenMarie Dolton to Receive "Person of the Year" Award at MCCC's Scholarship Gala March 11

2-24-06

HelenMarie Dolton will receive the “Person of the Year” award from Mercer County Community College (MCCC) at its March 11 Dinner Dance. The annual event, to take place at the Hyatt Regency Princeton, raises funds for student scholarships.

Dolton, who retired from MCCC in 1992, began her career at the college in 1967, when she was hired to begin the college’s Nursing program, now one of its largest. After serving as chair of Nursing, then chair of Nursing and Allied Health, Dolton became dean of the Division of Science and Allied Health, overseeing 41 faculty and staff members. During her tenure she applied for and received several major grants to facilitate the Nursing program’s growth, including a federal grant which enabled the college to build its science building. During her leadership more than 2,000 students graduated from the Nursing program.

 

Dolton earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Georgetown University, her master’s degree from Saint John’s University in nursing administration, and pursued additional studies at Columbia University.

After her retirement from MCCC Dolton served as a full-time volunteer for many years as director of religious education at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Ewing. She is a volunteer with SeniorNet, teaching computer skills to senior citizens, and also chairs a group of college retirees that meets monthly.

Mercer County Community College’s gala, “Hollywood Lights,” will include an elegant dinner, dancing and silent auction. For more information call Foundation Coordinator Elaine Stout at 609-586-4800 ext. 3607

The 2006 Scholarship Dinner Dance

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