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SCCC Adjunct Professor of American Sign Language Interviewed

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David Gunness, Sussex County Community College Adjunct Professor of American Sign Language, was recently interviewed for a documentary produced by Learning World, a program on Euronews, a France-based TV channel. David and his teaching techniques were highlighted in an episode about teaching techniques and bridging education for hearing impaired as well as hearing students. Professor Gunness’ ASL class is very popular at SCCC and typically fills very quickly. He is now pursuing his graduate degree in special education and SCCC is proud to have David as part of its dedicated faculty.

Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree On-Site at SCCC from Felician College

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Sussex County Community College (SCCC) has formed an educational partnership with Felician College to provide students with easy access to several bachelor degree programs.

Students  looking to earn a bachelor’s degree right here in Sussex County can now do so by following a sequence of courses beginning in their freshman year at SCCC. An associate degree can be earned by completing general education courses, and then seamlessly transition to upper-level courses offered by Felician College on-campus at SCCC. By following this sequence in the first year, students can earn a bachelor’s degree in business, criminal justice, education, or nursing in about four years.

This unique partnership saves time and money:

  • No need to worry about shopping around for a college that will accept the most transfer credits—we′ve synched our curriculums to make it easy.
  • Maximize the number of lower-cost community college courses that are transferable.
  • No long-distance commuting or housing costs! All courses are held locally at the SCCC campus.

To learn more about a bachelor’s degree at SCCC, attend the spring 2015 Information Session on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm—Administration Bldg.; Room 104 or consult with your advisor at SCCC for more details.

For more information about the Felician College bachelor’s degree program offered on-site at SCCC call the Associate Director of Adult and Transfer Admission for Felician College, Andrea Horvath, at 201-355-1445 or email

Super Bowl Champion Jeff Feagles to Appear at Skylanders Golf Outing

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20th Annual SCCC Skylanders Golf Outing to Feature Appearance from Super Bowl Champion Jeff Feagles

Sussex County Community College’s 20th Annual Golf Outing will have a “super” flavor to it when golfers tee off on Monday, May 4, at the Ballyowen Golf Club in Hardyston.

In addition to a great day on the course, golfers will have an opportunity to meet Jeff Feagles, former punter and Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants. Recently selected to ESPN’s list of the 50 Greatest Giants of All Time, Feagles holds the NFL records for most career punting yards, total punts, punts inside the 20, and has played in an NFL-record 323 consecutive games, a run that includes the legendary 2007 Super Bowl victory as a member of the Giants. Feagles works with many charities in fundraising efforts, including the Jeff Feagles Celebrity Golf Classic in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This event is an important part of SCCC’s dedication to lifelong learning and community enrichment, helping the Athletic Department fulfill its commitment to providing a quality collegiate athletic experience for students while enhancing the spirit and energy on campus. The Skylanders Annual Golf Outing has a long tradition of community patronage to generate critical resources to support student athletes at SCCC.

Cost per golfer is $200 ($800 for a foursome). The Golf Outing begins with check in and breakfast at 7:30, and then a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Lunch and an awards ceremony will take place following golf.

Top sponsors for this year’s golf outing are Sussex Bank, Lakeland Bank, iHeartMEDIA, Morville Agency, a Division of Gallagher Bollinger, Inc., Ames Rubber Corporation, AIO Network Solutions, TIP Capital, D&H Alternative Risk Solutions, Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP, and Infrastructure Repair Service, LLC

To register directly for golf or to become a sponsor go to

For additional information, please contact the SCCC Foundation at 973-300-2121 or send an email to You can also learn more about the event by visiting

The Nursing Program Information Session at Sussex County Community College

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For prospective students interested in the Passaic County Community College RN program’s division located on the campus of Sussex County Community College, there will be an informational session on Wednesday, April 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Nursing Program Information Session will cover specific information about entrance into the program, pre-requisites, transferring credits, the TEAS exam, and Nursing I through IV.

The session will be held in the Health Sciences and Performing Arts (A) Building, room A321. Any questions can be directed to Crystal Quaglio, Pre-Nursing Advisor, at 973-300-2136.

SCCC Offers New Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

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Coursework and Certification Provided in Convenient Online Format

Pharmacy Technician positions present a superb opportunity to join the healthcare field at the entry level. Pharmacy Technicians help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medications to customers and other healthcare professionals in both retail and hospital settings.

Through this brand new 12-week program offered by Sussex County Community College, aspiring Pharmacy Technicians can get the training, certification, and practical experience they need to gain a competitive advantage in the hiring process. Students will have the opportunity to work at area pharmacies as part of the program. A&P, the Medicine Shoppe in Hopatcong, Andover Apothecary, Shop Rite and other chain and independent pharmacies will provide on-site training for students.

Upon completion of the program, students will have received essential training in medication education, dispensing of prescriptions, third-party billing procedures, and HIPAA compliance.

The Pharmacy Technician Program at SCCC is offered in a unique online format along with a 160-hour externship. Assignments will be given weekly, and upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a certificate and become eligible to sit for the PTCB Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).

The program begins on May 4, however, registration is necessary by April 20 in order to facilitate the admission process in a timely fashion. For more information on the Pharmacy Technician Program at SCCC, please call 973-300-2385 or 973-300-2782, or visit

Spring Open House this Month at SCCC

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Prospective Students Invited to Visit, Test, and Register at One-Day Special Event

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will host its annual Spring Open House on Saturday, April 25th in the Performing Arts Center from 9:30 a.m. until noon. For all students who apply for admission to SCCC during the Open House, the $25 application fee will be waived.

Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet with an SCCC counselor to assist them in deciding on a major, choosing a career path, or just to discuss academic options. Open House attendees will be able to take the placement test and register for classes all in one day. Attendees can also learn about the different degree and certificate programs, new and established transfer agreements, the 16-Month Fast Track Associate’s Degree Program, opportunities for military veterans, NJ STARS, academic support services, athletics, student activities, and more. Faculty and staff will also be in attendance to discuss programs of study, answer questions about financial aid, and offer tours of the campus.

A continental breakfast will be served for all those in attendance. Walk-in placement testing is open from 10:30 a.m., with the last test administered beginning at 12:30 p.m. Financial Aid, Counseling and Advising, and the Bursar’s Office will be open until 3 p.m.

For more information, please call the Admissions Office at 973-300-2223 or visit

Federal Law Enforcement Agent Who Nabbed ‘The Iceman’ to Speak at SCCC

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Nationally-Recognized Federal Law Enforcement Agent Who Nabbed ‘The Iceman’ to Speak at SCCC

The Criminal Justice Club at Sussex County Community College is hosting a discussion featuring an appearance from one of history’s most famous federal agents, Dominick Polifrone. Best known for his lead role in the apprehension of notorious serial murderer and hitman Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski, Polifrone will share experiences from his distinguished law enforcement career of over three decades.

Polifrone, who began his career in 1971 as a criminal investigator with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, became a federal agent in 1976 at the New York office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms. In addition to his role in the capture of Kuklinski, Polifrone played an integral part in the Armed Criminal Enforcement Project designed to make the streets of Washington, D.C. safer.

Eventually, Polifrone was promoted to Resident Agent In Charge of the ATF’s New Jersey Field Office, where he oversaw the implementation of national law enforcement policies and initiatives on a wide range of issues. In this capacity, Polifrone oversaw actions related to illegal weapons smuggling, gang activities, highly-sensitive security issues, and the highly-regarded Project LISA.

Recognized as one of the top ten police officers of the year in PARADE Magazine and by the Association of International Chiefs of Police, his achievements and contributions to the Law Enforcement society have been acknowledged by entities such as the United States Attorney’s Office (JDNJ), FBI, United States Marshal’s Services, Secret Service, New Jersey State Police and the New York Police Department. Honors bestowed upon him reflect his standing in the Law Enforcement Community. Most notably are the United States Exceptional Service Award from the Department of Treasury and the New Jersey Valor Award.

A lifelong resident of Bergen County, he is currently in charge of the Hackensack High School Drop-In Center, a school-based community program offered to all students and their families to assist them in all aspects of curriculum and career development.

The discussion takes place Thursday, April 16th in the Dining Room in the Student Center Building. It is set to begin at 10:50 a.m. Members of the general community are invited, but seating is limited.

Career Fair at SCCC

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Career Fair to be held at SCCC

NEWTON, NJ – A Career Fair will be held on April 8 at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gymnasium in the Academic & Athletic Building (E Building) on campus. Over 45 employers from around the county will be in attendance to answer questions for prospective employees.

Guest Speaker, Michael Connolly, Vice President-Treasurer of Tiffany & Company will open the Career Fair. Several four-year colleges will also be available to discuss opportunities for students looking to transfer to a four-year degree program. Positions for full-time, part-time, summer, internship, and volunteer opportunities will be discussed. Attendees should come dressed for success and bring multiple copies of their resume. A table will also be set up for on-the-spot resume editing.

Employers and four-year colleges that will attend the Career Fair are as follows:

Atlantic Private Care|
Atlantic Health Systems
Always Best Care Senior Services
Barn Hill Care Center
Bayada Health
C&S Wholesale
Department of Homeland Security
Devereux Org.
From The Heart Elder Care
Krave Café & Caterers
Mountain Creek
Morris-Sussex Courts System
NJ Transit
Newton Holiday Inn Express
Newton Theatre
NJ National Guard
PNC Bank
RoNetco Supermarket
Sams Club
Selective Insurance
Sussex Bank
Sussex County Prosecutors Office
Sussex County Sheriff’s Office
Tomahawk Lake
Thor Labs

Berkeley College
Centenary College
Caldwell University
Felician College
East Stroudsburg University
Montclair State University
Rutgers Business School- Newark Campus
Seton Hall University
William Paterson University

For more information contact Stephanie Kuran, from the SCCC Counseling and Advising Center, at 973.300. 2234.


Salary Negotiations SCCC Start Smart Seminar

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Negotiating a salary can often be fraught with concerns. How much do I ask for? What would be too little, or too much? What’s a proper amount to ask for in a raise? You don’t want to blow the job, but you also want to get a salary that is fair.

A two-part series, scheduled for Thursdays April 9 and 16 at Sussex County Community College, tackles the question of salary negotiates. Both sessions take place from 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. in Room E 255.

The program, facilitated by AAUW-American Association of University Women, is open to women and men.

For more information and registration, please contact Heidi Gregg, or call 973-300-2232. SCCC is located at 1 College Hill Road, Newton, near Route 206. SCCC offers an array of degree and non-degree programs, as well as community events and seminars. For more about SCCC, visit

SCCC slates Marrow Donor Registry March 31

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So many people die needlessly because a marrow donor match cannot be found. On Tuesday March 31, Sussex County Community College will hold a Marrow Donor Registry Drive on the College’s campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For thousands with blood cancers like leukemia or other diseases like sickle cell anemia, a marrow transplant is their only hope for life. In particular, diverse ancestry patients especially need your help because they are most likely to match someone who shares their heritage.

Registrants must be 18 to 44 years old. The registry is open to the public, staff and students, and will be held in the College’s Galleria, Building D. SCCC is located near Route 206 in Newton. A blood drive will also be held on March 31st from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the D Building Galleria. Walk-ins Welcome

For more information, contact Lauren Wollny of the ICLA Da Silva Foundation, at 973-647-5845 or email,