John Simone Celebrated as "Man of the Year"
Nov. 11, 2007


In addition to thanking everyone for the honor, John spoke with
enthusiasm about the joys and heartbreaks of his life in athletics.

Among the colleagues and friends who offered testimonials
was MCCC Physical Education Coordinator Bob Pugh.

Dean Diane Campbell also addressed the crowd,
encouraging John to take a few vacation days.
Trenton Select President Rick Freeman presents John with a portrait
at the end of the program, while toastmaster Gilbert Rossi applauds.
MCCC's athletic staff turned out in force. Pictured, from left, are PE Coord. Bob Pugh, Men's Soccer Coach Charlie Inverso, Asst. Soccer Coach John Pietrowski, Fitness Center Manager Mike DeAngelis, Asst. Soccer Coach Larry Povia, former Asst. Athletic Director John Wagner, Asst. Women's Tennis Coach Barb Pleva, and Head Tennis Coach Marc Vecchiolla.

MCCC ahtletic trainer Lisa Camillone shared her
wonderful experiences working with John.

Among the Mercer folks who joined in the celebration with John
and his wife Sue were, from left, President Pat Donohue, Foundation Coordinator Elaine Stout, and old friend Ken Stout.


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