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MCCC to Honor Supporters at Dinner Dance Gala March 26


WEST WINDSOR, N.J.  --  The Foundation Board of Mercer County Community College will honor major college and community supporters at “La Bella Notte,” the 2011 Dinner Dance Gala, set for March 26 at the Hyatt Regency, Princeton. 

All proceeds from the event go to scholarships and other student and program needs, including scholarships for part-time students and single parents.

Event co-chairs Nina Melker, senior vice president of The Bank of Princeton, and Pasquale Colavita, chair of the Mercer County Freeholders, invite businesses and community members to participate through corporate sponsorships, donations, silent auction donations, and/or tickets to the event. For further information contact the MCCC Foundation at foundation@mccc.edu, or call 609-570-3293.

The honorees are:

Dr. and Mrs. Albert Rosenthal, Distinguished Benefactor Award:  Dr. and Mrs. Rosenthal are the generous donors of four art sculptures by the renowned artist Richard Kemble. These sculptures will grace the grounds of MCCC’s West Windsor Campus for the perpetual benefit of students and the college community.  In addition, the Rosenthals have donated a painting by renowned artist and MCCC Professor Mel Leipzig for the enjoyment of the community for years to come.

Verizon, Distinguished Corporate Partner Award: Proclaiming that “the 21st century is truly a knowledge based economy,” Verizon focuses its philanthropic efforts on education, safety and health. Verizon is a generous supporter of the college – a valued corporate ally that does not fail to answer the call as we strive to fulfill the MCCC mission to foster learning and student success.

Robert E. Humes, Spirit of Education Award: A long-time member of the MCCC Foundation Board of Directors, Mr. Humes has generously given of his time, talent and treasure to support the college’s students and programs. In particular, he has been committed to initiatives that create scholarships and financial assistance, making a higher education accessible and affordable to many MCCC students.

Eleanor V. Horne, Spirit of Education Award: Ms. Horne has dedicated more than 40 years of service to educational causes. Throughout her entire career, culminating with her position as Vice President of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Social Investment Fund (from which she is retired), Ms. Horne focused her efforts on community-based projects that improved access to educational opportunities and boosted the quality of our schools.

The MCCC Foundation is an independent 501C3 corporation that assists the college and the advancement of public higher education by broadening the base of community and financial support.  Additional information about MCCC and the Foundation is available at www.mccc.edu.

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