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 (www.mxcc.edu) 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.