Dr. Catherine Hebson McVicker Honored with Ronald D. Winthers Community College Trustee Leadership Award

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Catherine McVicker award

On June 19, the New Jersey Council of County Colleges presented the Ronald D. Winthers Community College Trustee Leadership Award to Dr. Catherine Hebson McVicker, a former member of the board of trustees at Raritan Valley Community College, for her dedicated service to New Jersey’s 19 community colleges.

“This award is an honor bestowed on a single New Jersey community college trustee each year,” said NJCCC Chair Helen Albright. “The award was established in honor of long-time Burlington County College Trustee Ronald D. Winthers, and it was created to recognize visionary leadership by a New Jersey community college trustee at the local, state and national levels.”

McVicker joined the Board of Trustees at Raritan Valley Community College in 1986. She then chaired the Board from November 2011 to November 2013.

In her three decades of service to the board, McVicker helped expand and improve the educational services offered at Raritan Valley Community College. Advancements made under her leadership include developing a new strategic plan, constructing the Ray Bateman Center for Student Life and Leadership and graduating the first class of the RVCC Honors College.

McVicker has also served on the RVCC Foundation Board and on the executive committee of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges.

She earned a Ph.D. in regional economics from Rutgers University, an M.A. in economics from the University of Wyoming and a B.S. in chemistry from Chestnut Hill College.

The New Jersey Council of County Colleges is the state association representing New Jersey’s 19 community colleges. As an independent, trustee-headed organization that joins the leadership of trustees and presidents, the Council is the voice of the community college sector before the state legislature and other branches of government.

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Contact: Dr. Jacob C. Farbman, APR, (609) 392-3434, (609) 802-7814, jfarbman@njccc.org

Date: June 27, 2017

For Immediate Release