1122Middlesex by the Numbers12,741Credit Students(Fall 2011)Over $1,400 was raised.Service to the CommunityDozens of students, faculty and staff walked to support the people of Japan after their tragedies in the spring: earthquakes, a tsunami and nuclear fallout.
Stop, Drop and RollEdison Firefighter Dan Wood shows the children in the College Child Care Center the helmet and mask he uses when fighting fires. The purpose is so the kids are not intimidated or frightened should they actually be in a house fire and need rescuing. Firefighter Wood also demonstrated tools, let the children climb through the firetruck, and he flashed the lights and sounded the siren, much to the kids' delight. The presentation was part of the College's annual Health and Safety Day in October, in which human service and safety agencies visit campus to help students, faculty and staff learn how to make their lives healthier.Firefiighter "Give Kids a Smile Day," an annual event at the College, provides free dental care and dental education to area children. Local dentists, hygienists, and dental students and alumnae volunteered their time and talents in February.cavities filled and extractions performed. The free dental care was valued at $51,000. The College was one of 108 locations throughout New Jersey that helped brighten about 5,000 smiles that day. The program also included a session on dental education. They treated 59 children who received an exam, a cleaning,fluoride treatments, x-rays, sealants, as well as education on how to brush and floss. Those who needed it had From left, Brittany Ai learns the proper way to brush teeth from the Tooth Fairy, Amanda Laidlaw, College President Joann La Perla-Morales, and Captain Fluoride, Destiny Owen."Pink Day,"a program in which the Middlesex County College and Awareness, was held at Middlesex in February. The men's and women's teams from both schools wore pink warmup t-shirts and wristbands and members of the Middlesex women's team and softball squad held a bake sale and collected donations for the American Cancer Society. The program was part of "Pink Zone," a national effort to raise awareness and funds, organized by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Before the women's game, Middlesex Vice President Karen Hays and Assistant Athletic Director Carey Monkowski officiated at a ceremonial tipoff. From left: Liz Lawler, from Ocean County College; Dr. Hays;Ms. Monkowski; and Fleur Martinez from Middlesex. Ocean County College basketball teams supported Breast Cancer Fifty-seven people were screened for oral cancer at a free screening held at the Middlesex County College dental clinic in April.Oral cancer is often curable if caught early, but it can be fatal if not diagnosed in time.