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SCCC Presents 23rd Annual AFA Fine Art Students Exhibition

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Sussex County Community College will present the 23rd Annual AFA Fine Art Students Exhibition from May 2 – June 16, 2014 in the Art Gallery in Building C on campus.

The exhibition will feature more than 100 works of art created by the students in the Associate of Fine Arts degree program. Painting, drawing, sculpture, digital fine art and photography are represented among the works selected for this year’s show by a jury of Fine Art faculty members who are also professional artists. Julie McWilliams, Coordinator of the Fine Arts Degree Program, stated “It is important for all artists to see their efforts displayed in a professional gallery setting and to compare their work with their peers.” Gallery Coordinator Douglas Petersen added, “The Fine Art students at SCCC have chosen to commit to a serious study of art. This exhibition reflects the effort they have made throughout the year to produce work with the professional finish expected of an artist. Given the rigorous standards applied to the selection process, it’s considered a high honor to participate in this exhibition.”

The public is invited to the exhibition’s opening reception to be held on Friday May 2 from 6:00b p.m. to 8p.m. in the gallery, located in Building C on the school’s campus in Newton.

SCCC to Hold Criminal Justice and Fire Science Career Symposium

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Sussex County Community college will conduct a Criminal Justice and Fire Science Career Symposium on Thursday April 17th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the E Building gymnasium on the college campus.

The keynote speaker will be Superior Court Judge William McGovern. The symposium will include information sessions, transfer opportunities, a discussion of career options and opportunities for networking. The symposium is open to the public.

For more information contact: Stephanie Ann Kuran, career counselor, by phone at (973) 300-2234 or by email at skuran@sussex.edu.

SCCC’s Lisa Moorman to be Honored with Paragon Award from Phi Theta Kappa

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Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the national honor society for two-year colleges will present Sussex County Community College counselor Lisa Moorman with the international level Paragon Award for New Advisors at this year’s annual convention in Orlando, Florida. PTK recognizes that Advisors play a critical role in the success of a school’s chapter. In February, 102 Sussex County Community College (SCCC) students were inducted as new members of the honor society.

The Paragon Award recognizes advisors who have made significant contributions to the growth of the individual members, served as the chapter’s advocate on campus, and encouraged the chapter to be involved on the local, regional and international level of the organization. SCCC Interim Director of Counseling & Advising/International Student Advisor, Barbara Harford commented, “Sussex County Community College is proud of Lisa’s work on behalf of our Phi Theta Kappa students. Her role as Advisor to our PTK chapter is in addition to her specialization in counseling students on how best to prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. We are indeed gratified to see her efforts recognized by PTK with the prestigious Paragon Award for New Advisors.”

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, plus Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. Nearly 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 131,000 students inducted annually.

Marketing Department at SCCC Wins National Award

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The Office of Marketing and Public Information at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) was recently awarded a Bronze Paragon Award for 2013 from the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) at their annual awards ceremony in New Orleans, LA

More than 80 judges from around the country reviewed over 1,800 entries in the annual competition recognizing excellence in communications exclusively for marketing and PR professionals among two-year community colleges.

Kathleen Peterson, Assistant Director of Marketing and Public Information at SCCC, was presented a Bronze Paragon Award for the College Fall Course Schedule, which highlights the offerings at SCCC. This will be her sixth National Award in the past three years. She has also received 14 District Medallion Awards over the course of her seven year career at SCCC.

SCCC Foundation Receives Check for $12,208 from Subaru World of Newton

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The Sussex County Community College Foundation received a check earlier today in the amount of $12,208 from Subaru World of Newton and Subaru of America Inc. as part of the 2013 Subaru “Share the Love” event.

From November 21, 2013, to January 2, 2014 customers who purchased or leased a new Subaru vehicle could select from a list of five national charities and one local partner to receive a donation of $250.00 from Subaru of America. Subaru World of Newton selected the SCCC Foundation as its local partner. The check was presented to SCCC President, Dr. Paul Mazur by Subaru World of Newton General Manager, Chris Adams.

In accepting the check Dr. Mazur commented, “We are extremely pleased and grateful to Subaru World of Newton for this fine contribution to Sussex County Community College. The funds will be used to support our mission to transform lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities through high quality academic, career and enrichment programs.”

Healthcare Enrollment Day at SCCC

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  • Are you a student or part time employee without healthcare?
  • Do you know someone who needs health insurance and isn’t sure where to start?
  • Did you know the deadline to enroll in a healthcare plan for 2014 is March 31?

SCCC is co-sponsoring a HEALTHCARE ENROLLMENT DAY at SCCC on Wednesday, March 26.
The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to find coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs.
Whether you are uninsured or just want to explore your choices, the Marketplace will help find coverage that’s right for you.
Bring your payroll information and Social Security number.

Wednesday, March 26

10 am to 1 pm – D Building Galleria
1 pm to 7 pm – E Building Galleria (in front of gymnasium)

Partnering with Sussex County Department of Human Services, NORWESCAP, NJ Hospital Assn., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Region II, and Newton Medical Center.

If you need transportation, please call SKYLANDS RIDE at 973-579-0480.

Activate, Rejuvenate, Motivate at the Ladies Retreat

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SCCC Offers Opportunity for Free Healthcare Training and Certification

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Individuals interested in training to become a Nurse Aide, Home Health Aide, Coding and Billing Specialist, EKG or Phlebotomy Technician, or Medical Office Assistant, are invited to attend an information session at Sussex County Community College on Thursday, April 3rd at 6:00 p.m. or Friday, April 4th at 1:00 p.m. to learn more about these certificate programs. SCCC has been selected for participation in a federally funded demonstration project that provides free training and support to income qualified individuals wishing to pursue careers in the growing field of health care. Through the assistance of the Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG) Program, eligible candidates will be selected through a lottery system to receive free training. The grant is a funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families.

Assistant Dean of Health Sciences and Auxiliary Education Programs, Kathleen Nelson said, “The Health Professions Opportunity Grant offers a wonderful opportunity for those interested in achieving certification in healthcare professions to acquire the education they need to pursue a rewarding career path.”

To register for one of the information sessions, please call the college at (973)300-2149.

SCCC Announces Dates for Priority Registration

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Sussex County Community College has announced the dates for Priority Registration. Online Priority Registration opens for SCCC students with no un-met developmental course requirements, no business holds and no probation on Friday, March 28th. In person Priority Registration opens for all current SCCC students on Monday, March 31st.

New students not currently enrolled may register beginning on Monday, April 14th.

The Financial Aid, Registrar and Bursar’s Office, are open Monday 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. and Tuesday to Friday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. The Counseling & Advising Center (B206) is open Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be open the week of spring break for Advisement. Course listings are available on the student portal —my.sussex.edu, or a hard copy can be obtained in the Counseling & Advising Center.

SCCC is Exclusive Northern New Jersey Testing Center for Juniper Certification

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SCCC To Offer Courses Leading to Juniper Networks Certification

College Will Be Exclusive Northern New Jersey Testing Center

Sussex County Community College will be incorporating Juniper technologies, product and training into its curriculum and utilizing its computer labs to provide resources to enhance and expand SCCC student knowledge and experience with this advanced suite of equipment and its operating system. The college will also be the exclusive testing center for Juniper certification in northern New Jersey.

Juniper Networks, Inc. is an American manufacturer of networking equipment founded in 1996 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. The company designs and sells high-performance Internet Protocol network products and services. These include Juniper T-series, M-series, E-series, MX-series, and J-series families of routers, EX-series Ethernet switches and SRX-series security products. Junos, is Juniper’s own network operating system that runs on most Juniper products.

In making the announcement, SCCC Interim Dean of Business, Math, Science and Law, Peter Schoch stated, “Earning Juniper certification is comparable to earning a Cisco certificate. Juniper is very education-friendly and intent on ensuring a reliable stream of trained workers. Our program will offer access to Juniper Networks course material, access to instructor training and resources and will provide certification vouchers for lead instructors. Educational discounts on Juniper Network products will be offered including their virtual laboratory and discounted vouchers will be available to students for certification.”

Schoch added, “Juniper Networks has an excellent reputation in the industry and is a fast growing company. There is a rapidly growing demand for trained and certified workers. With our new Juniper programs at SCCC we will be helping to fill that need.”

For information on admissions contact the SCCC admissions department by phone at (973) 300-2223 or visit:
http://sussex.edu/admissions/