Professors Emeriti Association Announces New Leadership
Windsor, N.J. - MCCC's Professors Emeriti Association recently
announced the election of two of its members to leadership
posts. Retired Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Thomas
Wilfrid was elected president of the association. Serving
as the new vice president is retired Engineering Technology
Programs Coordinator John Santosuosso. This dedicated organization
of retired professors supports the college by awarding annual
scholarships to outstanding continuing students.
numbering 65 retired faculty members, the association awarded
scholarships to five high-achieving students in 2011-12. The
group has doubled that number to ten students for the 2012-13
began his career at MCCC in 1969 as an instructor of physics
and mathematics and continued teaching part-time during thirty-five
years in administrative positions, which included fifteen
years as the college's chief academic officer and a total
of two years as acting administrator/acting president of the
college. He retired in 2007 to become executive director of
the Princeton-based Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation.
are Dr. Thomas Wilfrid, the new president of the MCCC Professors
Emeriti Association (far left ) and John Santusuosso, the
new vice president (far right). They are pictured with, second
from left to right, former Association President Charles Prettyman,
MCCC Vice President for College Advancement Dr. Mellissia
Zanjani, and former Association Vice President Jennifer Dowd.
Prof. Santosuosso taught Civil Engineering Technology full-time
from 1968 until 2004, including several years as chair of
the former Engineering Technology department. He continues
to serve the college as a part-time student academic advisor
in Enrollment Services.
officers assume the association's leadership from Charles
Prettyman, who served as president since 2004, and Jennifer
Dowd, who served as vice president since 2006. Prettyman began
his MCCC career in 1969 and retired as a professor of Information
Systems/Computer Systems and Networking Technology in 2002.
Dowd served as director of financial aid beginning in 1969,
and later served as assistant dean for human resources before
joining the faculty; she retired as a professor of business
Wilfrid, "It is an honor for John and me to follow Chuck
and Jennifer in these roles. As officers of the Emeriti Association,
each has provided exemplary service to the college, its students,
and to former colleagues. They have set a wonderful example
for John and me to follow."
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