MxCC Foundation Scholarship Road Race Raises $11k For Students

Nov 10, 2014 – More than $11,000 was raised for Middlesex Community College student scholarships from the 2014 MxCC Foundation Road Race, which was held on the Middletown campus in October. The annual event drew hundreds of racers to the new 5k and 10k courses, walkers for the 4k course, and spectators. Additionally, the race was supported through sponsorships and donations from 38 local businesses, organizations, and families. The money raised will help fund a series of merit- and need-based scholarships that are given by the Foundation each year to continuing MxCC students.

“This race is a major undertaking for our Foundation, and has become a much-anticipated event for our College and local community,” said Jay Keiser, chairperson of the MxCC Scholarship Race Committee. “We are always so appreciative of the support we receive from so many different groups and individuals, and we thank them. Since we know most community college graduates remain in the local region to fill jobs or open businesses, our scholarship program is really an investment in our overall economy – so the benefits come full circle to each of our sponsors.”

Event sponsors included:

The Peach Pit Foundation                                           ConnectiCare

People’s United Bank                                                   Whelen Engineering Company

Middlesex Mutual Assurance Company                  Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Kelly Family Orthodontics                                          Hunter Ambulance

Mahoney Sabol                                                             Pieper-Olson Veterinary Hospital.

AFSCME                                                                        The Administrative and Residual Employees Union

American Eagle Federal Credit Union                    Anne Cassady

Connecticut Eye Physicians                                      Kaman Precision Products

Dr. Michele Kleiman                                                   Technical Education Solutions

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons                                 Orthopedic Associates of Middletown

Middlesex Hospital                                                     Tower Laboratories

White Way Laundry                                                   World Instructor Training Schools

Arborview Dental                                                       Victor Advertising

CT Employees Union Independent                        Guilmartin, DiPiro and Sokolowski

CT Makes A Difference                                             Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges (4Cs)

Illiano’s Pizza                                                             Killingworth Lions Club

Sykes Family Chiropractic                                       Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

Brew Bakers                                                                The City of Middletown

Additionally, significant sponsorship support was made in memory of Dr. Paul M. Baldyga and Colonel Trenton Wright, USAR.

Winners of the 2014 MxCC Foundation Scholarship Road Race were: Gradys Alcedo of Wallingford (10k women’s division), Tom Liedke of Bristol (10k men’s division), Stephen Frayne of Woodbury (5k men’s division), and Emily Sienna of Moodus (5k women’s division).

Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College ( is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. In all it does, Middlesex Community College strives to be the college of its community. By providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, the college enhances the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. MxCC, recently named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at the main 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and online.