Latina Women's Council and MCCC
Partner for Student Scholarships
WINDSOR, N.J. -- The Latina Women's Council of Mercer County has
provided $5,000 to Mercer County Community College (MCCC) for Latino
student scholarships. The college's Foundation Board has matched
the grant, enabling ten students, who will attend MCCC, to receive
$1,000 scholarships each.
were honored at a reception on July 17 at the college's Conference
Center, with County Executive Brian Hughes addressing the students
and families. Nilda Garcia, Latina Women's Council president,
presented certificates to the students and read sections from
their application essays.
left are County Executive Brian Hughes, MCCC President Patricia
Donohue, MCCC Executive Dean Diane Campbell, students Ashley McKinnis,
Erika Espinal, Jennifer Guzman, Jennifer Salguero, Cirilo Aparicio,
Sandra Feijoo, David Palacio and Eswin Flores. At right is Nilda
Garcia, president of the Latina Women's Council.
Espinal, a recent Trenton Central High School graduate who wants to
be a medical assistant, said "At the hospital where I volunteer,
a vast majority of the professional personnel do not speak Spanish.
As a future health care professional who is bilingual, I will bridge
the communication barrier between patient and caregiver."
Jennifer Salguero, a Trenton Central High School graduate who will major
in education, said she will be the first person in her family to attend
college. "Life is full of surprises, but no matter where life takes
me, I have the faith that I will become a better person and accomplish
all my dreams."
Latina Women's Council raised the dollars through a fundraising campaign.
They also presented a scholarship to Ashley McKinnis, who will attend
scholarship recipients who will attend Mercer are:
Cirilo Aparicio, Lawrence High School graduate. Major: Automotive Technology
or Digital Media Arts
" Erika Espinal, Trenton High School graduate. Major: Medical Office
" Sandra Feijoo, Hightstown High School. Major: Business/Economics
" Eswin Flores, Trenton High School, major is undecided
" Ashley Gonzalez, Hamilton High School. Major: Liberal Arts &
" Jennifer Guzman, Hightstown High School. Major: Nursing
" David Palacio, Trenton High School, Major: TV Production
" Judith Rodriguez, Trenton High School. Major: Medical Office
" Simona Rojas, Princeton High School. Major: a health profession
" Jennifer Salguero, Trenton High School. Major: Education
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