to be Honored March 7 at MCCC's Scholarship Dinner Dance
WINDSOR, N.J. -- Three long-time supporters of Mercer County Community
College will be honored at the Scholarship Dinner Dance March 7 at the
Hyatt Regency Princeton. Receiving MCCC's "Spirit of Education"
awards will be Faridy,Veisz, Fraytak Architects, P.C. and Janssen, Division
of Ortho McNeil Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. The "Spirit of Service"
award will go to Richard Kisco, owner of LeFleur, The Princeton Flower
The Scholarship Dinner Dance, "On a Sea Cruise," will feature
an elegant dinner, dancing and a silent auction, including original artwork
donated by area artists. Jill
Whelan, a cast member in the TV show "Love Boat" will entertain
and greet guests. AAA has donated a $500 gift certificate which can be
used for any of their trips, which will be raffled. Individual tickets
are available at $200, and silent auction donations are being accepted.
For further information contact Jeremy Parry at 609-570-3617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
architectural firm Faridy Veisz Fraytak, P.C., has been a loyal supporter
of MCCC for more than 40 years. The firm designed the college's striking
Conference Center and the addition to the Physical Education building.
Over the years many MCCC architecture students have gained experience
at the firm. Former company president Jamil Faridy has served on the
MCCC Foundation Board for the past 18 years and is a major fundraiser
for the college. He endowed a scholarship for architecture students
12 years ago. The firm's current president, David Fraytak, also a
member of the college Foundation Board, serves on the MCCC Golf Tournament
Committee and is a major supporter of scholarships. John Veisz, the
company's corporate secretary/treasurer, is a Mercer graduate and
has served as a member of the adjunct faculty. Mr. Fraytak will accept
the award on behalf of the firm.
Division of Ortho McNeil Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a part of
the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, has been a long-term
partner with MCCC. Through a special grant in support of programs
in the health professions and science, the company renovated and retrofitted
science labs at the James Kerney Campus. Janssen has been a corporate
sponsor of the Scholarship Dinner Dance since 1989. In 2004 the company
endowed the Dr. Paul Janssen Memorial Scholarship, awarded annually
to students in allied health fields. In 2000- 2001 Janssen executives
mentored pre-teens and teens in youth programs at the James Kerney
Campus. Accepting the award for Janssen will be Katie Reilly-Gauvin,
vice president of sales and marketing.
Kisco, owner of Le Fleur, The Princeton Flower Shop, is a 1969 graduate
of MCCC and a community ambassador for the college. Along with a
group of other committed community volunteers, Mr. Kisco was a charter
member of the Scholarship Dinner Dance Committee, which began in
1990. Each year since then he has served as the creative consultant
and florist, working to create a compelling visual atmosphere for
Mercer's annual scholarship fundraiser. He has involved MCCC students
in the creative process whenever possible.
Kisco is a member of the college's Foundation Board and volunteers
with numerous other community organizations. His shop has employed
many MCCC students over the years. He credits Mercer with enabling
him to get a good start on his education, which he continued at
Waynesburg and Ohio State universities.
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