Middlesex Community College Foundation Awards 94 Scholarships

May 7, 2019 (Middletown, Conn.) — On May 2, the Middlesex Community College Foundation held its annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony and awarded 94 scholarships totaling $89,400. Dean of Students Adrienne Maslin hosted the festive evening, with closing remarks by Foundation Board Chair Julé Crawford. The student recipients were chosen to receive assistance to further their educations by a dedicated scholarship committee that carefully followed the criteria set forth by former staff, alumni, and other friends of the college who established these generous funds over time.

Psychology studies student Aquia Brown-Welch of Meriden was thrilled to receive the Philip and Amy Wheaton Endowed Scholarship Award. “I have attended four schools before Middlesex, and I have not had opportunities at the others like I’ve had here at Middlesex. It has been great!” she said. “The guidance and helpfulness from everyone across the campus has been wonderful.”

Dean Maslin ar podiumThe student scholarship award recipients are:

Kristine Adams (Clinton) — Alumni Endowed
Walaa Akach (Guilford) — MILE
Alyssa Andrews (Moodus) — Nihla & Bob Lapidus Foundation
Ryan Appold (Avon) — Paul L. Jones Foundation
Nicholas Bailen (Middletown) — Eames Family Endowed
Ashley Beckert (Berlin) — Paul L. Jones Foundation
Tamika Browne (Middletown) — Liberty Bank Foundation
Aquia Brown-Welch (Meriden) — Philip & Amy Wheaton Endowed
Jared Buchanan (Ellington) — Darrell D. & Julia Stark
Joshua Budney (Meriden) — Peach Pit Foundation Fund
Chelsea Burgoyne (Durham) — Rotary Club of Middletown
Carole Capen-Kargher (Middletown) — Paul L. Jones Foundation
Amanda Castonguay (Wolcott) — Paul L. Jones Foundation
Mackenzie Clark (East Hampton) — Mayor’s Scholarship for Middletown
scholarship winner Aquia at rightAlexis Clark (Meriden) — Raymond S. Robinson Endowed
Migdalia Colon (Meriden) — Carolyn & Ken Innocenzi Meriden Administrator; Dean Richard Muniz Endowed
Bianca Connors (Wethersfield) — Paul L. Jones Foundation
Joshua Costa (Berlin) — Martha DePecol Sanner Endowed
Alene Dubrosky (Hartford) — Paul L. Jones Foundation
Natalie Erdos (Wallingford) — Paul L. Jones Foundation
Lauren Feinman (Woodbury) — Dave Champion Memorial
Sarah Fillion (Middletown) — Gandhi Annual
Alexander Foster (Ivoryton) — Peach Pit Foundation Fund
Ailis Frost (East Hampton) — Peach Pit Foundation Fund
Nicholas Gardinier (Meriden) — Record-Journal Foundation
Lisa Giannone (Meriden) — Boris Burack Endowed
Britney Godfrey (North Branford) — Pratt & Whitney
Chelsea Goodison (Windsor) — Paul L. Jones Foundation
radiology studentsKristina Guerrera (Meriden) — Edie Fuld Endowed
John Guillamon (Deep River) — Liberty Bank Foundation; Susan M. Smart Memorial
Jennifer Haddad (Willimantic) — MILE
Justin Hart (Wallingford) — Raymond S. Robinson Endowed
Jake Hesseltine (Durham) — Hugh & Judith Cox Foundation
Hailey Hicks (Barrington) — Phi Theta Kappa; Raymond S. Robinson Endowed
John Howell (Durham) — Jesse J. Salafia Nursing
Michelle Iglesias (Cromwell) — Rowland & Ruth Beaulieu Business Administration
Abigail Ingalls (Ledyard) — Dave Champion Memorial
Adam Jamieson (Ivoryton) — Herbert Levine, MD Endowed
Heilyn Jordan (Plainville) — Altrusa International of Central CT; Phi Theta Kappa
Destini Kennedy (New Britain) — Raymond S. Robinson Endowed
Gabrielle Kulman (Lebanon) — Paul L. Jones Foundation
Gary Lambert (Meriden) — Liberty Bank Foundation
Brenda Lira Velasco (Middletown) — Students Receiving & Investment in their Education (STRIVE); Middlesex United Way Women’s Initiative
Thomas Lopkin (Middletown) — Nihla & Bob Lapidus Foundation; Liberty Bank Foundation
Anna Malek (Meriden) — Paul L. Jones Foundation
Dorothy Mannings (Berlin) — Paul L. Jones Foundation
scholarship awards ceremony audienceBrittany Marshall (Meriden) — Nihla & Bob Lapidus Foundation; Record-Journal Foundation
Emira Martin (Meriden) — Record-Journal Foundation
Benjamin Mausteller (Colchester) — Rowland & Ruth Beaulieu Business Administration
Haley McCall (Lebanon) — Hugh & Judith Cox Foundation
Abigail Mele (Cobalt) — Lisa Massita Scholarship; Muller Scholarship
Samantha Melendez (New Britain) — Rowland & Ruth Beaulieu Business Administration
Jimmy Mendoza (Meriden) — Carolyn & Ken Innocenzi Meriden Administrator; MxCC STEM
Sarrah Mierzejewski (Middletown) — Patrick Campbell
Karen Molloy (Durham) — Patrick Campbell; Peach Pit Foundation Fund
Michael Murallo (Uncasville) — Martha DePecol Sanner Endowed
Jacob Murphy (Berlin) — Pratt & Whitney
Duong Nhan (Meriden) — Rowland & Ruth Beaulieu Business Administration; Rowland & Ruth Beaulieu Endowed
Adaireliz Nieves (Plantsville) — Founders Endowed
Ariana Ortiz (Meriden) — Charles & Rachel Wiltsie
Mallory Palanza (Newington) — MxCC Faculty Endowed
Marjan Parviz (Woodbury) — STRIVE
Kathryn Peabody (Groton) — Deans’ Endowed
Stephanie Pinard (New Britain) — MILE
Bryan Prado (Hartford) — Paul L. Jones Foundation
Jennifer Reilly (Old Saybrook) — Robert A. Chapman Endowed
Robertson Rivera (Middletown) — Melvin-Zaffino
scholarship recipientsGenise Rodriguez (Meriden) — Catherine L. Dennis Endowed
Lisa Roy (Meriden) — Hugh & Judith Cox Foundation
Cory Roy (Meriden) — Philip & Amy Wheaton Endowed
Ayal Rozen  (Wallingford) — Stephanie Nelson; STRIVE
Matthew Ryan (Newington) — Peach Pit Foundation Fund
Wafaa Sajid (Middletown) — Raymond S. Robinson Endowed; Gandhi Annual
Joseph Sands (Middletown) — STRIVE
Ali Shamasna (Berlin) — STRIVE
Hope Smith (East Haddam) — Judith & Robert Walsh
Jessenia Sterling (Southington) — Dean Richard Muniz Family
Paige Sweeney (Middletown) — Martha DePecol Sanner Endowed
Quenisha Williams (Meriden) — Liberty Bank Foundation
Jordan Williams (Meriden) — STRIVE

Since 1966, Middlesex Community College has provided high-quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, enhancing 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. A part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, MxCC offers more than 70 degree or certificate programs at the main 35-acre campus in Middletown, MxCC@Platt in Meriden, and online.