MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Middlesex County College was one of the top five colleges and universities honored in January at a dinner and New Jersey Devils hockey game sponsored by New Jersey Blood Services. The college was cited for organizing blood drives that netted 256 pints of blood. From left: Marie Forrestal, director of recruitment, New Jersey Blood Services; Jessica Gulutz (East Brunswick), coordinator of the College’s Democracy House, which promotes service learning; Steve Rudalf (Edison), Democracy House student; Jessica Soto (Old Bridge), president of the college’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges; Judi DiMaio (Rahway), manager of health and safety; College President Joann La Perla-Morales; and Jeffrey Jacob, chief of strategy & corporate planning, New York Blood Center. Democracy House, Phi Theta Kappa, and the Health and Safety Department organized successful blood drives throughout the year. The other colleges honored were Rutgers University, Kean, Seton Hall and NJIT. The group received their award and then watched the hockey game, a 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins. (Photo courtesy of Middlesex County College)
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