Monday, November 10, 2014

MxCC Foundation Scholarship Road Race Raises $11K for Students

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).


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