Middlesex Softball Team Sweeps Doubleheader—Chelsea Finn of Colonia in action against Lehigh Carbon Community College on April 5. The Middlesex County College Colts swept the doubleheader 13-0 and 8-0. (Photo courtesy of Middlesex County College)
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EDISON—On April 15, the 97th anniversary of the sinking of the ship Titanic, Middlesex County College will present the author of the new historical fiction novel, Titanic: The Untold Story.
What separates this novel from all other Titanic literature is that it tells the fictionalized story of Nathan Badeau, who was in truth, the Titanic’s only Negro passenger. The event is free and open to the public and reservations are not required. Light refreshments will be served.
Author and New Jersey native W. Mae Kent will appear in the Blue Colt Bookstore on the Edison campus on Wednesday, April 15, from noon to 2 p.m., when she will share what she encountered and learned in her years of research, and answer questions on how her novel came to be. Signed copies of Titanic: The Untold Story will be available for purchase at 15 percent off the list price of $17.99.
Wrestling Team Takes Third—The Middlesex County College wrestling team boasted a great season, finishing third at the national tournament in the Division III category for two-year colleges. The tournament, held in Rochester, MN, was held Feb. 26-28. The squad also finished third in the Garden State Conference Tournament held at Gloucester County College in February. With the trophy from the national tournament are, kneeling, from left: Gabriel Roman, Jr. (Perth Amboy), J.C. Francobandiero (Edison), Ezequiel Flores (Lakewood). Standing, from left: Assistant Coach Gene Lezark (East Brunswick), Assistant Coach Donny Carruth (Burlingon Township), Justin Persico (Middletown), Jason Fonzi (California), Matt Ellery (Middlesex), Mike Conway (Old Bridge), and Head Coach Mike Malinconico (Edison). Justin Persico was named all-American. (Photo courtesy of Middlesex County College)
EDISON—A literary festival celebrating the work of contemporary immigration writing will be held at Middlesex County College on Saturday, March 28. Admission is free and it is open to the public.
“My New Life, My New Poem: A Festival of Contemporary Immigration Writing” features a veritable United Nations of writers specializing in poetry, fiction and essays. Twenty-two award-winning authors will be gathering for public readings, workshops, panel discussions, book signings and open mic events.
The festival will include creative writing workshops and panel discussions on immigration, American literature and the humanities; a book fair; an open mic program for writers from the community to read and perform, and readings by guest authors.
In The Middle Of A Great Season—The Middlesex County College men’s basketball team is in the middle of a great season, with an overall record of 14-6, and a Garden State Athletic Conference record of 13-2. The squad beat Union County College 84-68 on Jan. 27. Pictured above, Union County College player Rolffi Canela (14) attempts to block a shot by Laud Anderson (55). (Photo courtesy of Middlesex County College)
Middlesex Athlete Named National Player of the Week—Angelina Dill of Matawan was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 17-23. The 5’10” forward posted a double-double in four games. She had 21 points and 10 rebounds against Delaware Tech-Stanton and 35 points and 15 rebounds in a win over Gloucester County College. Over the weekend, she added 13 points and 10 rebounds against Howard and 23 points and 10 rebounds in a win over County College of Morris. Dill, pictured here in a file photo from last season, was named to the All-Tournament team at the County College of Morris Tournament.
Walking to Help the Homeless—About 70 people walked the Middlesex County College campus Sunday, Oct. 19, as a fundraiser for MIPH (Making It Possible to end Homelessness), a grassroots Middlesex County organization. MIPH, which serves the homeless through three Middlesex County housing sites, as well as through numerous training programs and advocacy efforts, strives to end homelessness by fostering independence and empowerment. Cutting the ribbon to start the walk are, from left, Orlando Cruz, president of the MIPH board and finance services representative for Magyar Bank; Joann La Perla-Morales, president of Middlesex County College and MIPH board member; and Andrea Krich, executive director of MIPH.
Congratulations Class of 2008!—Middlesex County College held its 41st commencement ceremony May 22, as 1,071 graduates received their degrees or certificates. The graduates and approximately 3,500 family and friends heard from Middlesex County Freeholder Director David Crabiel, Freeholder Ronald Rios, College President Joann La Perla-Morales, Thomas Tighe, vice chairman of the College Board of Trustees, and the class Valedictorian Mustafa Engin.
Woodbridge Students Honored—Seventy-eight students were recently inducted into the Middlesex County College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. From Woodbridge, front row, left to right: Kelly Ann Cicalese, Valerie Gidzinski, Ann Tetar, Monica Jimenez, Liza Glazner. Standing: Druv Marwah, Gregory Petrie, Deborah McGlynn, Taleia Darden, Dina Napolitano, Desiree Cawley, Tahreem Javed, Jessica McNerney.