Title: Academic Administrator
Company: Mercer County Community College
Location: Hopewell, New Jersey, United States
Carol Keeney McCollough, Assistant to the President at Mercer County Community College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academic administration.
Coming from a family of educators and musicians, in Ms. McCollough’s present career, she has been able to combine her long-held passions at the professional and civic levels. In the first 10 years of her career, Ms. McCollough was an English teacher at Mountain Lakes High School in New Jersey and at Barrington College in Rhode Island. She continued to teach at the collegiate level as an instructor of English at Eastern College and Villanova University from 1968 to 1973 and was the director of the resource center at the Central Atlantic Conference from 1975 to 1981. Finding success in academic administration, Ms. McCollough served Princeton University as assistant director of planning, assistant dean of the engineering school and manager of the department of history from 1981 to 1991. Finally, from 1991 until her retirement in 2000, she was the notable assistant to the president at Mercer County Community College.
Ms. McCollough graduated from the Southern Methodist University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in 1959 and a Master of Arts as a gradate scholar in 1960. From 1979 to 1981, she conducted postgraduate study at the Princeton Theological Seminary. Today, she serves as a trainer with the Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment and is a singer with the Singing City Choir of Philadelphia. A prolific writer, Ms. McCollough has co-authored numerous works including, “Lifestyles of Faithfulness: Resources for Outdoor Ministry,” “The Morality of Power: A Notebook on Christian Education for Social Change,” “Heads of Heaven, Feet of Clay” and “To Love the Earth.” She has also co-written, “Resolving Conflict with Justice and Peace,” “Faith Made Visible: Shaping the Human Spirit in Sculpture and Word,” “The Art of Parables: Reinterpreting the Teaching Stories of Jesus in Word and Sculpture” and “The Non-Violent Radical: Seeing and Living the Wisdom of Jesus.”
Ms. McCollough holds membership with the New Jersey Council of Churches, Church and Ministry Commission of the New Jersey Association of the United Church of Christ, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Association of United Church Educators, American Federation of Teachers and New Jersey American Council on Education. She sits on the board of directors for the Central Atlantic Conference United Church of Christ, and previously sat on the board for Princeton Pro Musica and is a former chairperson of the Network of Directors of Resource Centers in the United Church of Christ. Looking ahead, Ms. McCollough plans to maintain a sustainable lifestyle in her newly restored 1840 house and farm in Hopewell, New Jersey, where she enjoys organic gardening, wine making and hosting poetry readings and art shows. As a testament to her career accomplishments, Ms. McCollough is also listed in the fifth edition of Who’s Who in American Education and the 18th, 19th and 22nd editions of Who’s Who of American Women.
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