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NJ State Teen Arts student artwork on display

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The paintings, drawings, and photographs created by the outstandingly talented students across New Jersey whose work was exclusively selected as the “Best of the Festival” at the 2016 New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival will be on display at Sussex County Community College in the Health Science and Performing Arts Center from December 1 through December 30.

The Sussex County students featured in the exhibit are part of an exclusive selection of the top 30 pieces of artwork by NJ Teen Artists. The Sussex County students in the exhibit are Madison Wells of Newton High School, Jane Sosik of Sparta High School, Lexie Malavet of High Point Regional High School and Brooke Rivera of Pope John XXIII Regional High School.

The exhibit features art work completed by gifted and talented students who have participated in their county festivals from across the state and have been selected from thousands of students art work to be part of NJ State Teen Arts Touring Exhibition. The NJ State Teen Arts Festival offers an opportunity for top students in their art forms to present their work in creative writing, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, acting and visual arts.

The annual NJ State Teen Arts Festival, this year will be held on May 31, June 1 & 2017 at Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ.  Top artists/teachers from around the region come to critique, as well as to teach workshops and master classes in their individual specialties, including drama, filmmaking, voice, acting, instrumental music and more.

All schools and students across the state of New Jersey are invited to attend our festival and participate in the following: Master Class Workshops, networking opportunities, College/Internship Fair, and observe all presentations and art exhibits.

SCCC athlete, Pullis, set to be honored

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Female athleteThe New Jersey Chapter of The National Association of Girls and Women in Sport, each year honors one female athlete from every New Jersey high school, two-year college and four- year college for excellence in the classroom, on the field and community service.

Sussex County Community College’s honoree this year is, Vernon native, Jill Pullis. Jill has been a two year starter for the Skylander Women’s Soccer program. She was a 2015 and 2016 Division I,  First Team All-Region XIX and First Team All Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) selection.  In addition, during the 2016 season Jill set the season and all-time career assist record at SCCC for women’s soccer players. Jill will be recognized with the other female athletes on Sunday January 29, 2017 at Seton Hall University.


SCCC’s ‘finest’ join national honor society

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Sussex County Community College inducted an amazing group of outstanding students, who have shown academic excellence, into the most prestigious honor society for community colleges in the United States. A special ceremony was held at the College in November to mark this recognition.

Phi Theta Kappa International is the honor society for two-year colleges and boasts members throughout the country. Membership is based upon academic achievement. Among the criteria for induction, students must be enrolled in an accredited associate degree program and have a GPA of 3.5 or better. As a member of this organization, these students are eligible to apply for Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarships offered by over 600 four-year colleges and universities located throughout the United States.

Dr. Connolly, president of SCCC, welcomed the students and their families to the reception, while Dr. James Baker, interim vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer, presented the newly inducted honorees with certificates.

The following individuals were inducted into PTK at the ceremony:
Stephanie Ahmad, Peter Alfis, Aaron Dave Antonio, Christiana Rei Antonio, Christie Beattie, Cameron Blake, Ryan Bloodworth, Samantha Briganti, Sofia Buffo, Krystal Carides, Shelby Catania, Erik Checkur, Victor Cirringione, Alexis Constantinacos, Josephine Curtis, Danielle Decepoli, Ingrid Delisa, Anna Depaul, Salvatore Difranco, Kristi Dizenzo, Emma Dolan, Annika Dugan, Carla Duran, Christopher Edsall, Brianna Edwards, Tobi Edwards, Karl Fischer, Allison Fonseca, Jennifer Gallo, Merinda Gruszecki, Joseph Hamler, Elizabeth Hearon, Nicole Helmlinger, Anita Horn, Caitlin Hurley, Matthew Jimenez, Leah Kenny, Nicole Kerrison, Cassandra Koets, Roxana Letchi, Shannon Mahoney, Connor Maitland, Christopher Mason, Jesse Mateja, Erin McMeen, Anthony Morro, Dyanna Paredes, Jessica Pizzo, Abigail Reina-Frankel, Steve Rullis, Alexandra Sanford, Meghan Saragusa, Brianna Sarno, Claire Schenck, Paula Scheyer, Kristine Schlomann, Connor Shutter, Logan Siesta, Lydia Stansfield, Michelle Swiderski, Matt Tantillo, Richard Veen, Erica Ventrone, Tiana Villanueva-Chan, Alyssa Wille, Cassandra Williamson, and Alicia Wiseman.

SCCC provides an array of higher educational opportunities. For more about SCCC visit

Soccer Player, Parry, named Second Team, All-American

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soccer playerSussex County Community College’s  Men’s Soccer player, Tom Parry, was named  a National Junior College Athletic Association Second Team,  All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Tom led the Skylanders team to a 13-5 overall record and a berth in the Region XIX Championship Game. Tom also finished the season as the # 2 scorer in the nation with 25 goals scored this season.  Tom hails from Hereford, United Kingdom.  Congratulations Tom!

Skylands offers healthcare and business training

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In today’s evolving world, healthcare and business professionals are in high-demand. Skylands Professional Training, a partnership of Sussex County Community College (SCCC) and Warren County Community College, is offering a number of healthcare and business training programs during the upcoming Spring 2017 semester.

Healthcare Careers:
  • Chiropractic Assistant – This 50-hour program, which begins the week of March 13, will prepare students for a career as a Chiropractic Assistant in the expanding field of chiropractic healthcare through both classroom lecture and hands on labs.
  • EKG Technician– This comprehensive 50-hour, which begins the week of May 8, will prepare students to function as an EKG Technician and to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam in addition to other National Certification Exams.
  • Essentials of Personal Training – This 24-hour program, which begins on March 24 and concludes on April 28, is geared to successfully prepare students for either the NASM or ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam.
  • Histology Assistant – This 96-hour program, which begins the week of April 3, is intended to prepare students for entry level employment as a Histology Assistant in clinical, veterinary, and research laboratories.
  • Pharmacy Compounding & Sterile Prep – This 50-hour program, held evenings beginning the week of April 24, will help students learn the vital information you need to safely and accurately prepare compounded sterile products.
  • Pharmacy Technician – This comprehensive 50-hour course, which begins the week of February 27, will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.
  • Veterinary Assistant – This 100-hour program, which begins the week of March 20, provides instruction and training in the rewarding and growing field of veterinary assisting.
  • Phlebotomy Technician – This is a new course which will be introduced this spring with a start date that has yet to be determined.
Business Careers/Training:

Help advance your career or start a new one with one of these programs:

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) – All students must have a valid driver’s license and a physical is required.  All training will take place in Dover, NJ.
  • Computerized Accounting – This 360-hour program, starting on February 6, focuses primarily on accounting procedures and accounting software programs.  Class assignments are based on actual workplace projects to prepare students for employment in the accounting and business fields.
  • Grant Writing I & II –This 10-hour comprehensive hands-on class, beginning on April 21, will provide an opportunity for new and experienced grant writers to develop their fundamental skills of writing.  Learn the basic foundation of grant writing and the many components of putting together a successful grant package.  Follow that up with a hands-on class to develop the fundamental skills of writing.
  • Leadership Development – Become an effective leader through practical, skills-based learning. This program consists of seven classes, starting on February 13.

Additional courses this spring include: Entrepreneurial Programs and Grant-Funded Business Training.

Unless otherwise noted, classes are held at Sussex County Community College.
For more information, please visit or call 973.300.2332.

Grants may be available for those who are unemployed, under-employed, working part-time, or receiving public assistance.




SCCC Opens Registration for Spring/Winter Classes

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For current, transfer, and prospective students who want to earn a “few credits” quickly, the winterim semester at Sussex County Community College makes total sense.

Taking a course or two in this shortened version of a semester can lighten the load down the line. It also allows students to take advantage of learning, while home from a four-year institution, at an affordable price. With a range of classes, this two and a half week semester, which runs from Jan. 3  to Jan. 19 this year, is perfect for full and part-time students.

Registration opens to the community on Monday, November 28 for both the winterim semester and the spring 2017 semester as well. New, and transfer students are invited to register at that time. Prospective and visiting students can apply online, or contact for more information.

The spring semester begins on January 23 and runs through mid-May. Registration for both of these semesters continue until the start of classes, but early registration is encouraged as classes tend to fill up quickly.

For a list of course options, and the winter and spring academic calendars, please visit

College counselors are available to help students through the registration process. The Student Advising and Counseling Center is open Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. and they can be reached at 973-300-2207.

SCCC also offers Transfer Agreements with many four-year colleges and universities which allows students to transition easily to their bachelor’s degree program of choice after receiving their two-year degree as long as all requirements are met.

To get started today, apply online at or call the Admissions Office at 973.300.2223.



Nancy Train Smith ‘Cloud of Unknowing’ – SCCC Art Gallery

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nancy-train-smithSussex County Community College is delighted to announce “Cloud of Unknowing”.  An Installation of Paintings will be on view at the Art Gallery in C building. The artist will be present during the Opening Reception on Friday, December 9 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the SCCC Art Gallery. The exhibit will run from December 9-January 20 and is free and open to the community.

In her commitment to a life of an artist, Nancy Train Smith has three distinct, perhaps converging types of studio practice, ceramics, painting and site-specific sculpture.  She has lived in Massachusetts since 1991 and has used the spectacular landscape of South Dartmouth as inspiration for many of her projects.  The exhibition of paintings is the culmination of an intensive study of landscape of the estuarine coast, where once the artist sought to capture the feeling of being in the landscape rather than simply looking at it, her recent work shows a more symbolic connection to place, using elemental signs such as cloud formation and waterfalls.

Her work has been included in many private and museum collections worldwide.

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Earn your high school diploma, Free, at SCCC

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hse-student2It’s never too late to get your high school diploma. Sussex County Community College is able to assist those individuals that are looking to attain their High School Equivalency (HSE), formerly GED. This alternate path for receiving a high school diploma provides learn-at-your-own-pace classes in the SCCC Learning Center. A managed enrollment format provides a quick eight-week program.

The program is perfect for individuals who have had to put off this goal for one reason or another.  The HSE program also helps those students seeking help with the transition to college.

The curriculum is self-paced based on each student’s personal educational needs and abilities, as determined by a basic skills assessment test (Test of Adult Basic Education). A small group setting with the aid of instructors and tutors encourages individual learning. Subjects covered are the same as those on the official HSE (formerly GED) exam: math, science, social studies, language arts, and reading.

“The thought of going back to school to continue my education at the age of 43 and after being a full time mom for 25 years, was both exciting and terrifying,” stated HSSE student Beti Rosenkrans. “I never even finished 9th grade and had learned in a completely different language. At SCCC, I found not just the network of support I need to succeed but regained a self-confidence and enthusiasm I thought I had lost. I am now planning my next step at SCCC which is aiming to get an associate degree. I am excited!”

“We’re a dedicated staff who love to help students succeed,” explained ABE/HSE Program Coordinator Sara Gorst. “We work with each student as an individual, giving them the personalized instruction they need to accomplish their goals.”

The HSE program is free to participants through funding from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. SCCC currently offers morning and afternoon classes to fit an array of schedules. The official HSE exam can be taken at SCCC and is given twice a month. There is a $90 fee for the exam.

Out-of-state residents may take the classes offered at SCCC, but the actual HSE exam must be taken in their state of residence.

To schedule an appointment to take the entry assessment test, please call Sara Gorst, Program Coordinator, at (973) 300-2158.

Picture: Beti Rosenkrans, current HSE student.

SCCC to hold Information Session at Vernon High School

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Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will be holding an Information session on Monday, December 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Vernon Township High School in the lower Library.

The Information Session will cover the many degree and certificate programs being offered at SCCC, and at the Vernon Township High School location. Programs being offered at VTHS include; Accounting, Building Construction, Business, Cosmetology, Food-Beverage Management, Hotel-Restaurant Management, Electronic Music, Music Option, and General Education classes.

During the evening, students will be able to discuss the new programs with an advisor, apply for admission to SCCC, take the Placement Test and also register for classes.

For more information about the programs offered at SCCC, visit For additional question email or call the Admissions Office at 973.300.2223.

Augmented Reality: Magic & Mentalism coming to SCCC

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joshy-kIt will be a night of mystifying illusion at Sussex County Community College on Thursday Dec. 8 as Joshy K, “The Illusionist”, and Alexander Morgan, “The Mentalist,” amaze the audience starting at 7 p.m.

Hosted by the SCCC Rotaract Club, the night promises to be entertaining and mystifying!

“Augmented Reality – A Magic & Mentalism Show” features two outstanding entertainers, performing in the SCCC Performing Arts Center.

Joshy K has been on TV, studied magic at the renowned Tannen’s Magic Camp, and perhaps most famously, holds the Rubik’s Cube record of solving the puzzle in just 23 seconds.  He’s been dazzling crowds for over a decade.

Alexander Morgan has appeared on America’s Got Talent, was a finalist in the Skylands Got Talent competition earlier this year, and also attended Tannen’s Magic Camp.

This show is suitable for those 16 years of age and up.

There will be a meet and greet with the performers after the show.

Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $7 in advance ($5 for students), $10 at the door. Tickets are available at the SCCC Bursar’s Office (B Building) or online at (click on Box Office).

To Purchase Tickets click here

Picture: Illusionist Joshy K