Thursday, May 3, 2012


Six Middletown residents have been selected as Academic Award recipients from Middlesex Community College.  Samantha Einsohn earned the Business Administration Award; Nils Toledo received the Communications Award; Susan Van Ness earned the Digital Arts/Multimedia Award; Emily O'Brien received the General Studies Award; Nicholas (Nick) Vecchitto won the Mathematics Award; and Alina Bosko received the Early Childhood Education Award.  These honors were presented to the students during a ceremony at MxCC on April 27.

“This award program gives our faculty a chance to recognize second-year students who truly have excelled in their chosen area of study,” said Dr. Anna Wasescha, MxCC president.  “Samantha, Nils, Susan, Emily, Nick, and Alina each has consistently met the demands and challenges of our academic departments, and stood out among their peers.  We congratulate them for their hard work and dedication.”

Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College ( is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Board of Regents for Higher Education. The school offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at its three locations:  the main, 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and the shoreline in Old Saybrook.  The college promotes understanding, learning, ethics, and self-discipline by encouraging critical thinking.  Current enrollment exceeds 2,875 full and part-time students, and 1,600 continuing education students.

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