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SCCC and PCCC graduate Ten Nursing Students

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On Wednesday, January 27, 10 students were recognized at a nurse pinning ceremony in the Performing Arts Center at Sussex County Community College (SCCC). The evening included an awards ceremony, candlelight ceremony, and the recitation of the International Council of Nurses Pledge. SCCC has a unique and trend setting collaboration with Passaic County Community College (PCCC) making a concerted effort to prepare qualified nurses for this community. The partnership enables students to obtain an outstanding nursing education here in Sussex County.

With the graduation ceremony the students now have just one more comprehensive exam, the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX), to complete before they can become licensed as a Registered Nurse. The program is now in its 21st year at SCCC.

The graduates were:

Elizabeth Ferraiuolo
Jessicca Burdzy
Jason Fusco
Rachael Gaul
Jason Kucharik
Joy Makich
Kellee Quentz
Jessica Soda
Patricia Taylor
Sandra Woolsey

The following awards were presented on January 27:


This award is presented to the student with the highest GPA throughout the nursing program.


This award is presented to the student who demonstrates clinical excellence throughout the Nurse Education Program as:  Provider of Care, Manager of Care, and Member of the Nursing Profession.


This award is presented to the student who is a resident of New Jersey and demonstrates involvement in student activities, community activities, particularly those related to consumer health projects.


This award is presented to the student who demonstrates both quality and quantity of contributions to the program, College, community and peers.


This award is presented to a candidate who demonstrates professional involvement, leadership and academic achievement demonstrating commitment and passion in the role of student nurse.

Nurses from PCCC/SCCC’s first graduating class of 1997 presented the keynote address; Patricia Kresge, BSN, RN; Karen Krok, BSN, RN; Lorraine Grewal-Skerry, RN; Jane O’Gorman, RN and Mary Ellen Stone, BSN, RN. (Mary Ellen was actually one of the first faculty/lab coordinator not one of the graduates) Speakers also at the event included Dr. Steven M. Rose, President of  PCCC; Dr. Jon Connolly, President of SCCC; Dr. Jacqueline Kineavy, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, PCCC; and Dr. James Baker, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, SCCC.  Rachael Gaul, Class Treasurer, lead the students in the reciting of the International Council of Nurses Pledge. (Patricia Taylor, Vice President of the class gave a short speech on behalf of her class members thanking both colleges for their opportunity to complete their degree in Sussex County.  Students also presented a class gift to the program and to faculty.)

The graduates who received their Associate of Applied Science degree were the 16th graduating class of the Nurse Education Program. In this innovative program, qualified students who are admitted to the Passaic County Community College Nurse Education Program offered in conjunction with SCCC take the clinical courses with PCCC here on the SCCC campus. These clinical courses comprise a four-semester sequence, which begins each January and is designed to include both general education and nursing courses for students who have selected careers as registered nurses. General education courses from the sciences and liberal arts enhance the students understanding of clients with acute and chronic health problems. The curriculum prepares students to practice in hospitals and health agencies within the framework of the American Nurses Association’s Standards of Practice and the New Jersey Nurse Practice Act.

For more information about SCCC’s Nurse Education Program please contact Crystal Quaglio, Pre-Nursing Advisor, at 973-300-2136 or visit

Picture: SCCC Nursing students celebrate their pinning ceremony

Career and Transfer Fair to be Held at SCCC

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Transferring to a four-year college or university has never been easier. A Spring Career and Transfer Fair is being held at Sussex County Community College (SCCC). The Fair will take place on Thursday, February 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Center (D) Building and the Student Center Café.

The Transfer Fair gives SCCC students the opportunity to obtain information on transferring to a 4-year college or university. Students will meet with college representatives to discuss admission requirements and options for pursuing their bachelor’s degrees.

Colleges attending the fair are as follows:

  • Berkeley College
  • Caldwell University
  • Centenary College
  • East Stroudsburg University
  • Felician College
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Monmouth University
  • Montclair State University
  • Penn State Worthington
  • Ramapo College
  • Richard Stockton College
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers-New Brunswick
  • Rutgers School of Business-Newark
  • Rutgers Off Campus Programs @ CCM
  • Seton Hall
  • TCNJ
  • University of Scranton
  • William Paterson University

The “Instant Decision Days” allow students to find out if they are admitted to the college they signed up with. A table will be set up at the Transfer Fair with more information and to sign up for a specific day and college. Programs requiring a separate application are not eligible. SCCC will also be holding several “Instant Decision Days” for the following colleges; Ramapo College on Thursday, March 24; East Stroudsburg University on Monday, March 28; Montclair State University on Tuesday, March 29; William Paterson University on Wednesday, March 30 and Centenary College on Thursday, March 31. All Instant Decisions will be held in the Student Advisement Center between 12 Noon and 5:00 p.m.

To round out the day, area employers will be on campus to discuss employment opportunities. They are as follows:

  • Accountemps
  • Bristol Glen
  • Camp Johnsonburg
  • Capital Care, Inc
  • Morris/Sussex Vicinage
  • NJ National Guard
  • Newton Theatre
  • Pennsylvania State Police
  • Philadelphia Police Department
  • Sussex County Bureau of Corrections
  • US Customs and Border Protection

For more information, contact the SCCC Transfer Counselor at 973-300-2206 or Registration is not required, and the event is free to attend.

SCCC Scholarship Applications Available for Fall 2016 Semester

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Sussex County Community College (SCCC) is offering over 100 scholarships that are available to both current students and incoming students. These scholarships range from $250 to $2,000 for the upcoming Fall 2016 semester.  These scholarships are available through the SCCC Foundation.

Applications are available online at and in SCCC’s Student Advisement Center. To apply for a scholarship, students must complete a scholarship application packet in addition to submitting a personal essay. Students are also required to provide a letter of recommendation in support of their candidacy. For new students, an application to the College must be completed.

The completed application packet should be returned to the Student Advisement Center in the Administration Building, Room B206 by Tuesday, March 8th before 6:30 p.m.  For more information contact Al Buechler, Scholarship Chairman, at 973-300-2207.

For a full listing of degrees and certificates offered at Sussex County Community College, visit

SCCC announces Fall Dean’s List

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Sussex County Community College is proud to announce the 515 students who showed the academic achievement required to make the Dean’s List for the Fall 2015 semester. To be named on the Dean’s List, a student must have a semester (full-time students) or cumulative (part-time students) grade point average of at least 3.5.

The following students have fulfilled these requirements:

Rachel S Bigley    Andover
Caitlin M Clark    Andover
Julianna E Cole    Andover
Michael G Drislane    Andover
Andrew  Godlewsky    Andover
Andrea M Godumski    Andover
Samantha M Gomez    Andover
Jake M Gutowski    Andover
Caitlin A Hall    Andover
Nancy R JaraVargas    Andover
Geraldine M Lua    Andover
Leneah J Millar    Andover
Michael E Mocerino    Andover
Nicole  Rafferty    Andover
Meghan M Roach    Andover
Samantha T Roth    Andover
Michael  Sesera    Andover
Michael R Smith    Andover
Allison J Thorn    Andover
Emily C Thuen    Andover
KellyAnn  Tinker    Andover
Mary V Ullmann    Andover
Victoria E Vasquez    Andover
Evan P Vetter    Andover
Rebecca N Yannotti    Andover
Leah E Clark    Andover Township
Olivia B Dewitt    Augusta
Rebecca L Hazekamp    Augusta
Devon H Richards    Augusta
Justin T Roche    Augusta
Ryan P Roche    Augusta
John T Bianoski    Blairstown
Laura A Campbell    Blairstown
Kyle J DiStasi    Blairstown
Rhiannon A Eppinger    Blairstown
Jordan A Greszczak    Blairstown
Kyrie I Knierim    Blairstown
John E Kuhar    Blairstown
Stephanie L Penna    Blairstown
Jessica J Ponczek    Blairstown
Dana E Richards    Blairstown
Rosario C Vasquez    Blairstown
James M Westover    Blairstown
Alexis A Brennan    Branchville
Hunter A Cox    Branchville
Jessica A Crucy    Branchville
Allison S Fonseca    Branchville
Eliza M Fournier    Branchville
John M Halbig    Branchville
Kaitlyn S Hall    Branchville
Jennifer A Healy    Branchville
Rita A Keene    Branchville
Remington T Knakkergaard    Branchville
Nicholas A Marino    Branchville
Rachel M Orr    Branchville
Mackenzie  Ramberger    Branchville
Nicole M Schoenberner    Branchville
Kendra L Schwabe    Branchville
John M Smith    Branchville
Angela M Tufaro    Bushkill
Shannon P McDermott    Byram
Lorin I Starch    Byram
Rachael M Bell    Dingmans Ferry
Alexandra J DeVilliers    Dingmans Ferry
Angel T Duphily    Dingmans Ferry
Larissa  Fox    Dingmans Ferry
Heather A Genovese    Dingmans Ferry
Scott M Goeller    Dingmans Ferry
Alexandra R Paleno    Dingmans Ferry
Daniel J Pidgeon    Dingmans Ferry
Sylvia  Sirin    Dingmans Ferry
Dora M Stoll    Dingmans Ferry
Garrett L VanDerSluys    Dingmans Ferry
Eric J Baker    Franklin
Nicole M Bauberger    Franklin
Brianna C Benecki    Franklin
Charles P Buvis    Franklin
Gabrielle I Conte    Franklin
Sarah J Difalco    Franklin
Jade M Gay    Franklin
Tammy Y Kim    Franklin
Anthony J Landati    Franklin
Olga  Majewski    Franklin
Cheyenne E McDole    Franklin
Jessica E McKeever    Franklin
Luciana  Morea    Franklin
Tyler P Nichols    Franklin
Christina S Panagakis    Franklin
David P Pluviose    Franklin
Alyssa M Preziosi    Franklin
Arielle A Stampone    Franklin
Morgan L Tarantino    Franklin
Brittany L VanderPloeg    Franklin
Krystal  Carides    Fredon
Rachel A Condit    Fredon
Anthony J Ippolito    Fredon
Christopher M Gallo    Glenwood
Kristen E Henry    Glenwood
Steven D Henry    Glenwood
Nouralis F Jalkh    Glenwood
Joschua  Kenerson    Glenwood
Julie L Miranda    Glenwood
Frank A Rocco    Glenwood
Nicole E Schultz    Glenwood
Taylor N VanNoordt    Glenwood
Loretta M Visconti    Glenwood
Robert T Holland    Great Meadows
Stephanie L Cornine    Hackettstown
Miguel A Pagliery    Hackettstown
Nicole A Bencivenga    Hamburg
Krysten  Bifano    Hamburg
Nicholas A Copen    Hamburg
Payton T Decker    Hamburg
Adam  Dennis    Hamburg
Gina M DiCristo    Hamburg
Emilee A Fischer    Hamburg
Amber R Harden    Hamburg
Laura A Harden    Hamburg
Corinne A Henningsen    Hamburg
Nicole M Henningsen    Hamburg
Lonie T Joyce    Hamburg
Alyxx R Mangine    Hamburg
Michael V Marchello    Hamburg
Samantha S McNally    Hamburg
Amanda L Meininger    Hamburg
Ryan F Moffitt    Hamburg
Lucas  Nooter    Hamburg
Jason D Radcliffe    Hamburg
Saghar  Safari    Hamburg
Nicole M Shaw    Hamburg
Rachel E Sollers    Hamburg
Juana M Traynor    Hamburg
Nicholas J Vanderlofske    Hamburg
Richard C Veen    Hamburg
Sharon C Wareka    Hamburg
Kaila A Yezuita    Hamburg
James J Santonastaso    Hampton
Kayla A Greco    Hardwick
Shannon C Young    Hardwick
John R Gieger    Hardyston
Michael A Beltrone    Highland Lakes
Erika M Castro Reynoso    Highland Lakes
Madeline L Chiappini    Highland Lakes
Paul M Doumanis    Highland Lakes
Karli L Fitzpatrick-D’Angelo    Highland Lakes
Melissa L Fraas    Highland Lakes
Christina M Frazita    Highland Lakes
Sadie M Gramuglia    Highland Lakes
Christina I Grimaldi    Highland Lakes
Megan L Kennedy    Highland Lakes
Cheyenna H Kolaritsch    Highland Lakes
Scott A Lisa    Highland Lakes
Julia  Madani    Highland Lakes
Connor O McCormick    Highland Lakes
Derrick A Meyer    Highland Lakes
Jonathan W Miebach    Highland Lakes
Vincent  Pagliuco    Highland Lakes
Mecca N Settle    Highland Lakes
Jessica J Sinfield    Highland Lakes
Sierra N Slate    Highland Lakes
Skyler C Stoner    Highland Lakes
Peter C Thomsen    Highland Lakes
Bobbi A VanEtten    Highland Lakes
Frank  Vassallo    Highland Lakes
Amanda L Vreeland    Highland Lakes
Dylan C Bishop    Hopatcong
Khloe L Crimando    Hopatcong
Heidi N Duncan    Hopatcong
Katherine A Ely    Hopatcong
Joshuah T Gallo    Hopatcong
Helmont A Garcia-Pinoargote    Hopatcong
Samantha  Glosser    Hopatcong
Payton  Hensley    Hopatcong
Mary M Ingrassia    Hopatcong
Jennifer A Kracht    Hopatcong
Luciane  Lazzari    Hopatcong
Cheyenne L Lupo    Hopatcong
Grace C McLaughlin    Hopatcong
Rachel M Meredith    Hopatcong
Amanda E Merolle    Hopatcong
Megan A Merolle    Hopatcong
Kenneth J Rae    Hopatcong
Matthew J Rivera    Hopatcong
Catrina M Russo    Hopatcong
Josivette A Silverio    Hopatcong
Alec B VanderVelde    Hopatcong
Jamie M Arcykiewicz    Lafayette
Danielle N Czohla    Lafayette
Richard C Dreisbach    Lafayette
Charlee L Gee    Lafayette
Bobbac G Kashani    Lafayette
Darren E Mabee    Lafayette
Kyle G McMickle    Lafayette
Noelle E Schofer    Lafayette
Hubert M Sibblies    Lafayette
Tiffany  Spooner    Lafayette
Maxwell R Unrath    Lafayette
Jay D Ziegler    Lafayette
Paige M Meyerriecks    Layton
Lorna  Aaron    Long Valley
Emily A Ciaravino    Lords Valley
Mary Elaine Stanton    Lords Valley
Shereen Z Bary    Matamoras
James R Davis    Matamoras
Angela J Giovanniello    Matamoras
Sarah C Johnson    Matamoras
Donna L Palmer    Matamoras
Desiree  Torres    Matamoras
Carolyn M Krone    McAfee
Daisy V Williams    McAfee
Casey L McArdle    Middleville
Michael M Abbadessa    Milford
Rania  Afif    Milford
Philip P Andujar    Milford
Jonathan P Caglianone    Milford
Brianna M Celona    Milford
Brian J Divis    Milford
Karlee E Edison    Milford
Samara D Filep    Milford
Ann M Giannini    Milford
Richard T Graham    Milford
Scott T Jakubowski    Milford
Stephanie C Letki    Milford
Dona J Lewis-Pearce    Milford
Kurt W McLean    Milford
Jonathan A Mecca    Milford
Kristen J Millar    Milford
Sarajo D Miller    Milford
Justine R Paszkiewicz    Milford
Kathryn  Schmidt    Milford
Christine M Shrek    Milford
Shannon L Stevenson    Milford
Alexandra V Tomaskovic    Milford
Tyler J Wagner    Milford
Alyssa K Borrego    Montague
Christopher D Delaria    Montague
Ashley M Gaita    Montague
Donald C Rattino    Montague
Courtney E Savarese    Montague
Anderson R Spratt    Montague
Erion D Adams    Newton
Zachary C Anderson    Newton
Thomas J Aspinwall    Newton
Melissa  Bencivenga    Newton
Joseph V Bennett    Newton
Catherine L Bergmann    Newton
Daniela  Bernal Pineda    Newton
Ryan C Bills    Newton
James A Broyles    Newton
Joshua  Brucker    Newton
Andrei R Burul    Newton
Nancy M Cannon    Newton
Danielle I Christiano    Newton
Lisa A Ciccia    Newton
Alex M Colcheedas    Newton
Alisha  Collado    Newton
Rowan V Cort    Newton
Lindsay  Dale    Newton
Connor C Davis    Newton
Andrew  Dietz    Newton
Samuel P Dunn    Newton
Marissa P Durgin    Newton
Jacqueline T Falcon    Newton
Gina L Fasolo    Newton
Mark D Gardner    Newton
Derek C George    Newton
Colette A Hansen    Newton
Samantha M Havens    Newton
Gabriela  Herrera    Newton
Merrinda C Hill    Newton
Joseph A Hoover    Newton
Maci L Houlihan    Newton
Sean R Hyland    Newton
Stephanie L Johnson    Newton
Charles J Keppler    Newton
Brianna L Kimberly    Newton
Emilee  King    Newton
Melanie D LaRusso    Newton
Brianna E Lawler    Newton
Joshua H LeMasson    Newton
Gregory P Leavitt    Newton
Jamie G Leddy    Newton
Pablo  Lerch    Newton
Amelia C Macchietto    Newton
Sarah J Mackey    Newton
Justin M Madden    Newton
Robert K Marciano    Newton
Alexander J Mason    Newton
Rachel  Matlaga    Newton
Matthew G McAvoy    Newton
Matthew P McCann    Newton
Gina D McGuire    Newton
Kaitlyn R McSweeney    Newton
Jason P Mercurio    Newton
Jacqueline  Miller    Newton
Nicholas A Molteni    Newton
Karli F Monahos    Newton
Karline E Morgenthien    Newton
Samuel F Nazzaro    Newton
Troy J Nixon    Newton
Nicholas C Pastor Poe    Newton
Jayne M Paulus    Newton
Joan  Peach    Newton
Febey C Pearce    Newton
Amanda N Peragino    Newton
Morgan S Philhower    Newton
Jacob B Piccolo    Newton
Anna C Powell    Newton
Georgeanne E Predmore    Newton
Ryan J Prendergast    Newton
Yasmin A Ramirez    Newton
Tamara  Recalde    Newton
Megan R Reed    Newton
Robert J Roff    Newton
Holly L Rogers    Newton
Vincenzo  Sebastiano    Newton
Jeanine  Sebright    Newton
Karen A Smith    Newton
Kaylee E Smith    Newton
Dilan  Soni    Newton
Katherine E Stansfield    Newton
Ryan A Sumski    Newton
Kristopher X Tapia    Newton
Summer R Taylor    Newton
Alexandra E Tczap    Newton
Dawn M Teets    Newton
Derek D Thompson    Newton
Lauren M Tregoning    Newton
Robert C Tremain    Newton
Taylor M Ulikowski    Newton
Alexis M VanDuzer    Newton
Erin E VanGorden    Newton
Michael G Wanner    Newton
Brody A Wecht    Newton
Michael B Wilder    Newton
Kalei M Winfield    Newton
Brianna J Wistuba    Newton
Michael D Worley    Newton
Matthew Q Zupkay    Newton
Craig I Von Bartheld    Oak Ridge
Julianna D Alfonso    Ogdensburg
Evan A Federico    Ogdensburg
Daniel  Kardan    Ogdensburg
Michael P McCurry    Ogdensburg
Nicholas C McWilliams    Ogdensburg
Jeffrey M Santana    Ogdensburg
Nicole M Swank    Ogdensburg
Daniel R Bennett    Oxford
Dale M Briegel    Sandyston
Aliena N Hull    Sandyston
Sean  Maxcy    Sandyston
Kevin D McNanna    Sandyston
Samuel L Nubile    Sandyston
Kenneth B Herbert    Shohola
Frances  Hlavacek    Shohola
Krystal L Kolasa    Shohola
John  Langton    Shohola
Andrew T O’Brien    Shohola
Lauren D Shannon    Shohola
Madeline R Abatemarco    Sparta
Ryan F Altieri    Sparta
Megan J Biemesderfer    Sparta
Edward P Booth    Sparta
Christina R Butera    Sparta
Michael A Casella    Sparta
Kilsy M Castro Reynoso    Sparta
Robert H Cooper    Sparta
Alyssa M Cox    Sparta
Emma M Cussatti    Sparta
Andrew J Denson    Sparta
Jaimelynn V Dingman    Sparta
Kelly P Donaldson    Sparta
Karin  Falk    Sparta
Joanne  Fekete    Sparta
Matthew W Griffin    Sparta
Jacob  Han    Sparta
Heather G Heaton    Sparta
Cherie L Jackson    Sparta
Ariel B Krause    Sparta
Jenni  Kurz    Sparta
Gabrielle M Martinez    Sparta
Brittney C McGahey    Sparta
Nathan K Mundi    Sparta
Stephanie S Newkirk    Sparta
Regina A Norris    Sparta
Clare R O’Halloren    Sparta
Justine L Potter    Sparta
Veronica R Rossi    Sparta
Olivia A Salvaterra    Sparta
Ryan E Sisco    Sparta
Daniel G Terhune    Sparta
Kathleen K Thompson    Sparta
Christine M Trusio    Sparta
Alexa  Vatter    Sparta
Amy E Vendola    Sparta
Jason P Boehm    Stanhope
William T Bulger    Stanhope
Szilvia  Cseke    Stanhope
Sharon M Debowski    Stanhope
Erin E Dimino    Stanhope
Samantha  Direnzo    Stanhope
Amelia J Fernandez    Stanhope
Julia M Finan    Stanhope
Jessica M Germani    Stanhope
Leanne K Grant    Stanhope
Alexander  Kronish    Stanhope
Kalena  Lawes    Stanhope
Kim M Messier    Stanhope
Jessica L Mortell    Stanhope
Gina M Pitch    Stanhope
Kimberly A Rochette    Stanhope
Briana M Stednick    Stanhope
Johnny F Wolffe    Stanhope
Maria  von Suppiny    Stanhope
Justine A Cieslik    Stockholm
Paul  Dwornicki    Stockholm
Erin E Hackett    Stockholm
Alexandra R Hansen    Stockholm
Rafal  Kacprzyk    Stockholm
Grace A Miceli    Stockholm
Anthony M Musciotto    Stockholm
Kali R Radice    Stockholm
Winter L Rosen    Stockholm
Greg A Stiansen    Stockholm
Taylor A Turkington    Stockholm
Jared-Daniel J Quintero    Stroudsburg
Emily R Andresen    Sussex
Steve  Araujo    Sussex
Amanda G Baldino    Sussex
David A Baxter    Sussex
Robert J Blair    Sussex
Pamela N Blauvelt    Sussex
Taylor L Conklin    Sussex
Michael J DeFabiis    Sussex
Wesley W Demarest    Sussex
Joseph A Dutcher    Sussex
Sarah M Fairweather    Sussex
Maribel  Fleming    Sussex
Breanne  Gannon    Sussex
Daniel D Howe    Sussex
Jaimie E Kocher    Sussex
Skylar A Langenbach    Sussex
Elizabeth A McCoon    Sussex
Adam M McKenney    Sussex
Yvonne A McLaurin    Sussex
Anthony W McNeely    Sussex
John V Morrissey    Sussex
Caitlin M Panfile    Sussex
Suzanne E Pappa    Sussex
Katarina A Polizos    Sussex
Jillian E Pullis    Sussex
Jonathan M Schuchert    Sussex
Katherine R Sherman    Sussex
Dakota D Slate    Sussex
Mary A Springer    Sussex
Sarah  Turo    Sussex
Kyle T Walker    Sussex
Zachary C Wisher    Sussex
Alfred D Yarosz    Sussex
Ashley L Young    Sussex
Bogdan  Bienko    Tranquility
Stephanie  Bahamonde    Vernon
Alex M Block    Vernon
Dana L Catalano    Vernon
Shelby C Chapman    Vernon
Daniel T Daley    Vernon
Chloe J Deluca-Knighton    Vernon
Jeffrey D Dunlop    Vernon
Jessica A Fierstein    Vernon
Amber P Gall    Vernon
Cody J Hover    Vernon
Arcangelo M Iurato    Vernon
Brianna L Keller    Vernon
Mary J Keslo    Vernon
Rene Y LeFave    Vernon
Sebastian  Marczuk    Vernon
Emily M McKean    Vernon
Lon  Ndreu    Vernon
Maryjo  Paulison    Vernon
Ryan  Perry    Vernon
Megan A Phillips    Vernon
Laura J Reilly    Vernon
Rebecca F Savela    Vernon
Douglas J Stengel    Vernon
Nichole M Switz    Vernon
James A Tucker    Vernon
Lauren S Walter    Vernon
Ali  Ziabakhsh    Vernon
Rebecca L Boutillette    Wantage
Brandon R Caton    Wantage
Erik P Checkur    Wantage
Nicole M Chirico    Wantage
Tierney C Clark    Wantage
Stephanie A Cook    Wantage
Ashley S Craig    Wantage
Carl R Douma    Wantage
William F Fischer    Wantage
Ashley R Hamming    Wantage
Luis  Hurtado-Martinez    Wantage
Brittany E Jollie    Wantage
Jeffrey R Kuchta    Wantage
Beau G Lethbridge    Wantage
Amber T Melgar    Wantage
Jessica R Norman    Wantage
Nathaniel A Ottens    Wantage
Brian  Paz    Wantage
Jonathan M Poli    Wantage
Jacob A Schweinberg    Wantage
Eric B Snure    Wantage
Steven M Sokolowski    Wantage
Brandon G Valdes    Wantage
Katlyn E VanHorn    Wantage
Tyler M Voza    Wantage
Abigael W Way    Wantage
Gregory S Nielsen    Westfield

Women Business Leaders Set to Network, Discuss Industry Trends at SCCC

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Area professional women can learn best practices for career advancement and network with women business leaders all while helping female students afford the cost of college during a Women’s Panel Discussion on Wednesday, February 3. This event is sponsored by United Way of Northern New Jersey Women’s Leadership Council and Sussex County Community College.

The event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the SCCC Performing Arts Center Atrium, One College Hill Road, Newton, NJ. Photographer Cathy Rosselli will be on hand to take free formal portraits that can be used for professional and social media use. Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

Admission is free, although attendees are encouraged to donate $10 to support ALICE Scholarships at SCCC. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed and describes the nearly 25 percent of Sussex County working households that are struggling to make ends meet. The scholarships help female students in financial need who are pursuing a degree or certificate program from SCCC. These scholarships are tailored to prepare them for jobs in-demand across the region.

“United Way Women’s Leadership Council is pleased to partner with the Foundation to bring women together to inspire one another while also helping the next generation of women leaders,” said United Way Community Relations Manager Monica Lemperle.

“We are excited to provide a forum for women to discuss emerging business trends and ways to advance professionally,” said SCCC Foundation Director and Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Karen DiMaria.

The Women’s Panel Discussion will feature female business leaders representing various industries including banking, education, government, healthcare and retail. Specifically, the panel will include: Sussex County Department of Human Services Administrator Sarah Balzano; Garden of Life Massage & Yoga Center owner Dawn Gomez; Valley National Bank Vice President and Morris West Relationship Manager Margaret Kranz; and SCCC Interim Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Kathleen Okay.

United Way Women’s Leadership Council currently engages 120 members in volunteer, fundraising and advocacy efforts to help the region’s ALICE population achieve financially stability. In addition to ALICE Scholarships, the Council supports other opportunities to help ALICE including ones that help families access quality child care as well as help child care professionals attain higher-level training that enhances their job skills.

To register for the Women’s Panel Discussion or for more information about United Way Women’s Leadership Council, email or call 973.993.1160, x409.

SCCC slates QuickBooks and Marketing Workshops

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Help your small business beat the odds by learning how to manage your finances and define your market through a set of workshops from the New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC), hosted conveniently on Sussex County Community College’s campus.

The month of February features two levels of QuickBooks workshops that will allow students to learn the program’s basics and then take their business’s accounting into their own hands.

Scheduled on consecutive Thursdays for convenience, the QuickBooks I on Thursday, February 4 will include how to launch and organize a company account, including setting up inventory and sales tracking. On Thursday, February 11, QuickBooks II will cover how to customize the program to individual needs, including working with asset, liability, and equity accounts, creating reports and graphs, and payroll management.  Both courses are taught by Mary Adelman, the Assistant Director of NJSBDC of Northwest New Jersey. Each class costs $50.

A two-session workshop, Marketing Strategies, will be held on Thursday, February 18 and 25. Over the course of the two classes, NJSBDC of Northwest NJ Regional Director Dolores Stammer will discuss not only how to determine a business’s target audience, but how to reach that audience, as well. The workshop will also cover creating action plans based on market research. This course costs $100.

All three courses will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on their respective days.

Located right on the SCCC campus, these courses – targeted at small business owners but open to anyone seeking to further their knowledge – are convenient and informative. Visit for more information and to register.

SCCC Professor Delivers Race, Ethnicity Topic at National Conference

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Dr. Anthony Balzano, a Professor of Anthropology & Sociology at Sussex County Community College, delivered a talk on classroom teaching in regards to anthropology of race and ethnicity at the 114th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Denver this past November.

The name of Dr. Balzano’s seminar, Refamiliarizing the Anthropology Curriculum to Its Anti-Racist Legacy, Familiar and Strange in the Classroom: Teaching the Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity, was a result of a paper that was reviewed by the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges.

“This was a great opportunity for me to share my views on the subject in front of a national audience,” said Dr. Balzano.

The Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association is considered the major conference of its kind in the United States. Being selected as one of its speakers is a particularly prestigious invitation.

The presentation highlighted the major points in teaching about race and ethnicity in introductory courses in anthropology. The paper focused on the work of Franz Boas and W. E. B. Du Bois, two early 20th century social scientists whose work defined antiracism.

Dr. Balzano has presented numerous seminars for a college and high school faculty and students on issues dealing with race, class, and gender. He is available to provided support to local educators or community groups. To contact Dr. Balzano, call him direct at 973-300-2177 or by email,

Leddy Named to NJCAA First Team, All-American Soccer Team

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Sussex County Community College (SCCC) announced that Men’s Soccer player, Jamie Leddy, has been named by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) to the Division III First Team, All-American Soccer Team for 2015. “This is quite an accomplishment,” stated Associate Dean of Athletics, John Kuntz. “There are only 11 men’s soccer players, out of thousands, from two-year colleges that are selected to be on the first team. This is SCCC’s first time having an athlete named to the first-team, All- American and we are honored.”

Leddy, a second year student at SCCC, is an international student from Batemans Bay, Australia. He is studying Liberal Arts and will graduate in May of 2016. Leddy plans to transfer to New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) where he has been offered and accepted a full Division I soccer scholarship. His plans are to pursue an education or interior design degree while at NJIT.

“SCCC gave me the opportunity to seek an education and play soccer in a new environment, for which I am very grateful.” Leddy stated.  “I am honored and blessed to be able to further both my career in soccer and education with NJIT.”

New Agricultural Program Starting this Spring

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Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will officially begin their two new agriculture programs this spring.

The new Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation (CCCF) School of Agriculture is set to accept students when the spring semester begins. The program was launched through a generous $250,000 start-up gift .

Late last year educators, College leadership, VIPs in New Jersey agriculture, area farm owners, and SCCC supporters enthusiastically attended a reception for the naming and launch of this new agriculture program.

Curricula for the first two programs in the new Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation School of Agriculture will be an Associate in Science in Horticultural Science and an Associate in Applied Science in Agricultural Business.

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, William Waite stated, “The opportunity to offer a new agriculture program is exciting for SCCC and the community at-large, and will be an excellent way to build on the community’s traditional values. Sussex County has agricultural roots that go back generations. It’s only natural that we provide an opportunity for those people who want to pursue a career in agriculture.”

The School of Agriculture at SCCC will bridge programs from the high school level to a bachelor’s and master’s degree offered through the College’s four-year academic partners, such as Rutgers University. A recently signed Transfer Agreement with Suny Cobleskill also give students the opportunity to transfer to a Bachelor’s of Technology degree.

Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Karen DiMaria said, “The Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation has once again invested in SCCC to help provide start-up funding for this new and exciting program,” DiMaria added.  “The Clearing Corporation is an amazing Foundation that truly cares about the community and is not afraid to step up to the plate for the good of others!”

The College’s mission is to ensure that it continues to offer programs that are vital to the community and that lead to continued educational opportunities and jobs.

To learn more about the new agriculture program at SCCC, contact the Admissions Office at 973.300.2223 or visit

SCCC’s Ancona earns second doctorate

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Sussex County Community College (SCCC) Professor Frank Ancona can now add another new title to his name. Ancona, who recently published his sixth book, recently earned his second doctorate.

He received the doctorate (Doctor of Medical Humanities) from Drew University.  Dr. Ancona’s concentration was on psychoanalysis, and his dissertation was on the therapeutic nature of dreams. He completed his clinical internship at St. Barnabas Hospital. Dr. Ancona also participated in graduate studies in psychoanalysis as part of a joint Centenary/Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis program.

Dr. Ancona’s first doctorate is from St. John’s University where he earned a Doctor of Arts. His dissertation for that one was a psychoanalysis of father absence as demonstrated through the arts.

“I’m happy to receive recognition for my achievement but I am simply illustrative of the excellent SCCC faculty and staff, who have many wonderful accomplishments to provide the best education for our students,” said Dr. Ancona.

Dr. Ancona ‘s latest book, THE POWER OF DREAMS: A HISTORY OF HEALING BODY, MIND, AND SOUL.  A previous book of his, FEMINA SAPIENS, was part of the Rhodes-Fulbright library series.  FEMINA SAPIENS was nominated for a NJ Council on the Humanities book award by the publisher.

THE POWER OF DREAMS is a survey of the healing power of dreams from the prehistoric through contemporary times.  It has a tripartite structure, in that it deals with the therapeutic nature of dreams for the body, mind, and soul. It is also an effort to bring together the different specialized areas of dream studies: psychological, spiritual, and medical. Dr. Ancona is a longtime member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, an organization that is open to all areas of dream study and research.

He has been teaching about dreams for more than 20 years, conducting workshops throughout the state, and has taught an array of dream and mythology courses at Sussex County Community College. Dr. Ancona’s book is available online in ebook (Kindle) format through Amazon.

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