MCCC To Host Scholarship Dinner Dance April 24


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WEST WINDSOR, N.J. --Mercer County Community's Foundation Board will prsent four awards at the 2010 Scholarship Dinner Dance, "Puttin on the Ritz," set for April 24 at the Hyatt Regency, Princeton. All proceeds go directly to scholarships for deserving students.

Receiving the "Distinguished Benefactor Award" will be William and Judy Scheide of Princeton. The "Distinguished Corporate Partner Award" will go to Dow Jones & Company, and the "Spirit of Education Awards" will go to Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes and J. Lynne Cannon, CEO of Princeton Management Development Institute, Inc. and a member of the MCCC Foundation Board.

Click here for more on the honorees.

Committee members, from left, include co-chairs Pasquale Colavita and Nina Melker, MCCC Vice President Mellissia Zanjani, Event Coordinator Art Cianfano, and committee members Ruth Rosser, Karen Kennedy and Robert Hume, who are also members of the college’s Foundation Board.

The gala event will include dinner, dancing and a silent auction with original artwork donated by area artists. Serving as co-chairs of the event committee are Nina Melker of The Bank of Princeton and Pasquale Colavita, a Mercer County Freeholder.

Last year the Mercer County Community College Foundation awarded scholarship dollars to more than 200 high-achieving and financially qualified students, including part-time students and single parents. Additional students benefited from endowed or named scholarships established by donors through the Foundation.

Businesses and community members are invited to participate in the Scholarship Dinner Dance through corporate sponsorships, advertisements in the program book, silent auction donations, and/or tickets to the event. Click here for detailed information, or contact Art Cianfano at 609-570-3728 or e-mail

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