News Briefs

William Green Farmhouse to receive informational signs

The Friends of the William Green Farmhouse, a group devoted to protecting and restoring the historic building, have plans to place an informational sign on the fences near the farmhouse to inform passersby of the house’s importance.

The sign will explain who William Green was, as well as why the house is an important as a historical building.

Green was one of the first judges in Hunterdon County, and several of his descendants served in the Civil War. The house itself, which was purchased by Green in the early 18th century has seen various additions over the years. It changed owners several times after the Green family until the College bought it in 1960.

More information on the William Green Farmhouse can be found at

Student and alumna win Upsilon Pi Epsilon scholarship

A College student and alumnus received two of 19 prestigious scholarships given out worldwide from Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), an international organization for computing and information disciplines.

Eric Thul, a senior computer science major, and Megan Thurber, a graduate student at Drexel University and former student at the College, each received a $1,000 scholarship for their award.

Thul is currently in the Golden Key Honor Society and the Table Tennis Club. He also works for the Departmental Application Development Team, for which he writes Web-based applications.

While studying at the College, Thurber was president of its chapter of UPE.

Lisa McCarthy named director of Alumni Affairs

Lisa McCarthy, former acting director of Alumni Affairs, has been named director of the office. She has been the acting director for the past five months, and was manager of Residence Assignments, assistant director of Residence Life, and assistant director of Athletics prior to this position.

McCarthy graduated from the College in 1988 with a degree in criminal justice, and worked at the College as a residence director in five different buildings until 1994.

In her new position, McCarthy will work to strengthen two-way communication between the College and its alumni and to create effective affinity programs in conjunction with the leadership of the Alumni Association and the campus community John Marcy, vice president for development and alumni affairs, said in a College press release.