Kendall Park native named alumni representative to MCC Board of Trustees

Gabrielle McLean, a Kendall Park resident, will serve as the alumni representative to the Middlesex County College Board of Trustees as she plans to attend The College of New Jersey.PHOTO COURTESY OF THOMAS PETERSON
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Gabrielle McLean, a Kendall Park resident, will serve as the alumni representative to the Middlesex County College Board of Trustees as she plans to attend The College of New Jersey.PHOTO COURTESY OF THOMAS PETERSON

A 2020 graduate of Middlesex County College was named alumni representative to the Middlesex County College (MCC) Board of Trustees.

Gabrielle McLean, of the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick, will serve a one-year term that ends June 30, 2021.

McLean was a Liberal Arts/general major at MCC and is transferring to The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) this fall, where she will major in Psychology, with a minor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; she is also considering a minor in Sociology, according to information provided by MCC. She is planning to go to graduate school after earning a bachelor’s degree from TCNJ.

“Right now, I’m unsure of my career plans, but I think this academic program provides a wide range of options,” she said in the statement.

While at MCC, the Dean’s List student was president of the MCC Feminist Collective. She was also a member of the MCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges; the Humanities Honor Society; and Psi Beta, the psychology honor society.

She was also a staff writer and photographer for Quo Vadis, the school newspaper, and a tutor at the Learning Center.

“My experience at MCC was great,” she said in the statement. “The professors were very helpful and supportive. I feel very well prepared for TCNJ.”

While a member of Phi Theta Kappa, she got to know Sitwat Syed, who was the alumni representative to the board last year.

“She helped me see what the role entailed, that I was there to provide the students’ perspective to the board,” McLean said in the statement. “Being able to contribute to MCC after I have left is a wonderful opportunity.”