Dr. Michael Glass Honored With Community College Spirit Award
The New Jersey Council of County Colleges presented Dr. Michael Glass, director of statewide training at Mercer County Community College, with its 2004 Community College Spirit Award on June 21, citing his exemplary service to all of New Jersey’s community colleges.
A Trenton resident, Glass coordinates the community colleges' statewide efforts to provide customized training to businesses and industries. He also supervises the community colleges' Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEA), which works with the NJ Department of Labor to help unemployed individuals create new small businesses within the state. Since the program’s inception in 1996, SEA has created over 4,500 small businesses in New Jersey.
Glass holds a doctorate in higher education from Rutgers University, a master's degree in community college administration from the State University of New York-Brockport and a bachelor's degree in political science from the State University of New York in Buffalo. He has been with Mercer County Community College for 27 years.
Active in the community, Glass is an officer of the local chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He was recently honored by the New Jersey chapter of Irish Northern Aid for his involvement and commitment to Irish American organizations seeking peace and justice in the north of Ireland. He is vice-chairperson of his parish council at Sacred Heart Church in Trenton, is a former member of the Trenton Arts Commission and the board of the Trenton City Museum.
The New Jersey Council of County Colleges is the state association representing New Jersey’s 19 community colleges. As an independent, trustee-headed organization that joins the leadership of trustees and presidents, the Council is the voice of the community college sector before the state legislature and other branches of government.