The Foundation Board of Directors at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) welcomed three new community members to its board: Hendricks S. Davis of Princeton, Cesar Marroquin of Cranbury, and Diego F. Maya of Princeton. All three have strong ties to MCCC. The Foundation is the college’s volunteer fundraising organization responsible for generating funds for student scholarships and other college priorities.
As previously announced, Daniel Klim, of East Windsor, has begun his term as chair of the Foundation Board, after serving as first vice chair. He takes over from Dr. Aamir Rehman, whose visionary leadership helped the Foundation break previous fundraising totals for scholarships and grants.
Davis is a licensed realtor who has served with multiple nonprofit organizations, including as a consultant for AARP-NJ Create the Good, as executive director for Habitat for Humanity, and as executive director for the Princeton-Blairstown Center.
Previously, Davis served with the MCCC Foundation as co-chair of “Floyd Fete,” a scholarship fundraiser established in honor of Foundation Board member Jim Floyd, Sr. (now deceased). The event, held in 2010, 2011 and 2012, raised more than $100,000 to endow the Jim and Fannie Floyd Scholarship, which continues to be awarded annually to continuing MCCC students with financial need. Davis is also a past chair of the Scholarship Fundraising Committee.
Davis says he is strongly motivated to join the Foundation Board in order to expand access to higher education. “It springs from my belief that education is critical to the life success of all people, particularly youth. Engendering a mentality of lifelong learning through study, experience and reflection advances humanity, cultures, and democracy.”
Cesar Marroquin is a 2019 MCCC graduate, who earned his A.S. degree in Computer Science and was a member of Mercer’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard University in May 2022 and recently joined the staff of Fiserv, a global provider of financial services technology solutions, as a cyber risk manager. Previously, he worked as an information security officer for Apovia, a pharmacy management company.
Marrroquin is also a strong believer in the transformative power of education. “Throughout my journey as a Latino immigrant and a first-generation college graduate, I’ve seen firsthand the need to provide support and guidance to young people who are struggling to advance their careers and fulfill their dreams,” he said. “My goal is to use my experience as a tool to help, support, guide, and encourage others never to give up. I am certain this Foundation is the perfect place to do just that.”
Maya attended MCCC in the mid-1990s. A business administrator with 20 years of experience in marketing, corporate digital media, print advertising, and internet web broadcasting, Maya is co-founder and president of the United States Latino Affairs Initiatives. The organization develops programs and services that focus on Latino empowerment through activities related to culture, Spanish language and heritage. After attending Mercer, Maya transferred to Rider University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Computer Information Systems.