At Middlesex College, the main campus in Edison will be abuzz with activities throughout the month to share in the nationwide observance. This year’s month-long celebration, “Your Community’s College,” coincides with the return of in-person events.
The College will hold its annual Open House from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 3 in-person for the first time since the pandemic shut down most in-person activities two years ago. This annual event offers prospective students the most comprehensive opportunity to learn more about Middlesex College. Students and parents can speak one-on-one with advisors, counselors and staff about admissions, academic and workforce training programs, degrees, transfer opportunities, financial aid and scholarships, and much more.
The following week, the Middlesex College Foundation will host the always popular Casino Night on April 8. The Friday evening fundraiser, open to adults 21 years of age or older, will feature Blackjack, craps, poker, roulette and raffles. In addition to the gaming activities, guests will enjoy food and beverage offerings, including hors d’oeuvres, food stations, dessert, along with wine and beer. Proceeds from the $100 per person event will go toward student scholarships and other forms of student aid, as well as support for educational programs.
In addition to Open House and Casino Night, Middlesex College will host the following events in the month of April:
- April 4 and 6: Educational Opportunity Fund Q&A Sessions
- April 5, 12, 19: Explore, Grow, Thrive Alumni Speaker Series available in-person and via Zoom
- April 21: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Induction Ceremony (West Hall, Parkview Room)
Middlesex College President Mark McCormick noted that the month-long observance is an important reminder that community colleges serve as drivers of social mobility and economic growth.
“New Jersey’s community colleges play a critical role in helping people from all walks of life transition to the next phase of their lives, providing opportunities for everyone,” President McCormick said. “High school graduates seeking an affordable path to a college degree, immigrants who want to learn or improve their English as they adjust to life in America, mid-career professionals seeking to move up in their careers, budding entrepreneurs looking to start a business, retirees looking to pursue an interest or hobby, and employers looking to upgrade their workers’ skills in a fast-changing economy can find what they need at Middlesex College. Your community’s college truly addresses the complex needs of students, employers, and local communities.”