Roma Bank Makes Major Donation for Scholarships in the Health Professions


Senator Peter Inverso, Roma Bank president and CEO, and Maurice Perilli, Roma Bank chairman, on behalf of the bank’s board of directors, have pledged to establish a scholarship fund at Mercer County Community College for students majoring in allied health professions. In recognition of the bank’s commitment and support, the college will name the auditorium of its new Conference Center the "Roma Bank Auditorium."


Pictured from left are Reverend Wayne Griffith, president of the MCCC Board of Trustees; Sharon Lamont of the Roma Bank Board of Directors; Maurice Perilli, Roma Bank chairman; Senator Peter Inverso, Roma Bank president and CEO; and Dr. Robert Rose, president of MCCC.




"Roma Bank is very pleased to create an endowment at Mercer County Community College, establishing the Roma Bank Scholarship Fund," Inverso said. "This financial commitment recognizes the array of healthcare programs offered by the college and the continuing shortage of health professionals in our communities." The college currently enrolls more than 250 students in its popular programs in Nursing, Radiation Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant and Medical Laboratory Technology.

MCCC President Robert Rose said the bank's support will help the college to supply well-trained health care professionals who are greatly in demand. "We are gratified that Roma Bank has partnered with us in our commitment to health education. It is a pleasure to acknowledge them by renaming our auditorium," Rose said.

Perilli said, "Roma Bank is pleased to support this valuable community resource. The opportunity to help develop a more skilled and productive workforce to meet the future needs of our community is one that shouldn't be overlooked."

The Conference Center at Mercer recently completed its first full year of operations, having hosted more than 580 events that served more than 23,000 guests at meetings, conferences, training sessions and social events. In addition, the college holds many of its noncredit classes at the Center. The Conference Center auditorium seats 219 and is equipped with the latest technology. Culinary services are led by well-known chef Annie Prizzi, and students of the college's culinary programs contribute their expertise to many events while honing their skills.

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