MCCC Gala to Raise Scholarship Funds


Members of the Mercer County Community College Scholarship Gala committee make plans for the March 11 black-tie event, "Hollywood Lights," set for the Hyatt Regency, Princeton. The annual event raises dollars for student scholarships.

From left, standing, are MCCC’s Director of College Advancement Kay Eaton, Melissa Walczak of the YMCA, co-chair Nina Melker of Yardville National Bank, co-chair Maureen Lucido of the Hyatt Regency, and Richard Perlman of Borden Perlman Insurance. Seated are community volunteer Valerie Rushmore, MCCC’s Vice President of College Advancement Beverly Richardson, and college Foundation Board member Jamil Faridy.


Making preparations for the dinner dance at the Hyatt Regency Princeton are committee members, from left, standing, MCCC Director of College Advancement Kay Eaton, MCCC Vice President Beverly Richardson, Terry Galaro of the Hyatt, co-chair Nina Melker of Yardville National Bank, MCCC Theatre Director Kitty Getlik, Richard Kisco of the Princeton Flower Shop, and co-chair Maureen Lucido of the Hyatt. Seated are MCCC Foundation Coordinator Elaine Stout and an actor playing “Joan,” who will play the role of the Oscar-style greeter at the event.

The festive evening will feature an elegant dinner, dancing, and silent art auction.

Receiving special honors at the gala will be Helenmarie Dolton, Dean Emerita of the Science and Allied Health division at Mercer, who will be named “Person of the Year.” Roma Bank will be honored as “Distinguished Corporate Friend, and Borden Perlman Insurance Company will receive the “Community Service Award.”

For tickets or more information call Elaine Stout at 609-586-4800 ext. 3607.


Gold Sponsors
JANSSEN Pharmaceutica
Merrill Lynch

Bronze Sponsors
Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Dow Jones & Company
Faridy Veisz Fraytak
Jamil E. Faridy
Yardville National Bank

Corporate Sponsors
AAA Mid-Atlantic
All Clean Building Company
Borden Perlman Insurance
Capital Health System
Clarke Caton Hinze
Hyatt Regency Princeton
Johnson & Johnson
Mercadien Group
Princeton Management Development Institute
Roma Bank
Schoor DePalma
The Spiezle Architectural Group
Thomas Edison State College
Trenton Thunder
Trenton Titans

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