Middlesex Community College Foundation Names Middlesex Health CEO Honorary Chair for Red Moon Fest

Fundraiser to highlight radiologic technology program with Middlesex Health

Sept. 9, 2021 (Middletown, Conn.) — Middlesex Community College Foundation will host its 10th anniversary Red Moon Fest on October 2 at the Middletown campus, located on 100 Training Hill Road. The Red Moon Fest will begin at 6 p.m. outdoors in The Grove.

Vincent G. Capece, Jr.This year, organizers named its first honorary chair, Vincent G. Capece Jr., president and CEO of Middlesex Health, to highlight the college’s long-term relationship between Middlesex Health and the Middlesex Community College (MxCC) radiologic technology degree program.

“Middlesex Community College is an institution that is so important to both Middlesex Health and the growth and development of our community at large, and Middlesex Health is proud to have a long-standing, positive and productive relationship with the college, specifically through the innovative radiologic technology program,” said Capece. “The radiologic technology program has been offered on the Middlesex Hospital campus in Middletown for at least 50 years. Students get to learn from Middlesex Health employees; the health system ultimately has a chance to help and shape potential employees. And we continue to strengthen this symbiotic relationship, helping to make our community a better, healthier place in the process.”

Attendees at the Red Moon Fest can take part in raffle prizes, a virtual silent auction as well a live auction to raise funds for student scholarships. The live auction will include a special appeal for the radiologic technology program.

“I feel very fortunate to have two jobs that I love with Middlesex Health as a result of my education with the MxCC radiologic technology program. After I graduated, I immediately began working at Middlesex as a second shift technologist. Less than two years later, I became an instructor of patient care and positioning for the school, which provides me with the opportunity to work directly with our students to impress the importance of compassionate patient care and advocacy,” said Renee Pelletier, who graduated from the program in 2010. “The combination of working as a technologist, as well as an instructor, is highly rewarding, especially watching our students’ growth flourish in satisfying careers post graduation. Every day, I find a new reason to love both of my jobs, either saving lives or molding minds. It all started with the collaboration between Middlesex Health and MxCC!”

During the Red Moon event, the Small Town Roots, a local country and rock band from Portland, Conn., will provide live musical entertainment. The evening will also feature fresh brick oven gourmet pizza prepared on site, craft beer tasting, wine tasting and much more.

“It is wonderful that the Middlesex Community College Foundation has chosen to highlight the radiologic technology program at this year’s Red Moon Fest, and it is my honor to serve as honorary chair of this annual event,” said Capece. “Supporting the Middlesex Community College Foundation means investing in our future, and I hope you will join me in supporting all students, including our future radiologic technologists, as they work to achieve their goals and reach their greatest potential.”

For more information and to order tickets, which are $40 each, please visit the Red Moon Fest website. Watch video invitation.

The purpose of the Middlesex Community College Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, is to support the college and its students by encouraging and securing charitable contributions to the college through the Foundation, and by managing and directing funds for scholarships, program and faculty development, instructional technology and equipment to create a learning environment that fosters student success.

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 35-acre campus in Middletown, MxCC@Platt in Meriden and online.