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26th Annual Fine Art Students’ Exhibition

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One of the most anticipated events at Sussex County Community College, the Annual Fine Art Student’s Exhibition, will be installed from May 5– June 16.  Presented in the Art Gallery in Building C, this year’s exhibit features approximately one hundred works created by current students who are either art majors or have taken courses in the Department of Fine Arts.  An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May 5 from 6:00-8.30 p.m.

This juried exhibition will highlight works from Digital Media, Design, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics and Photography covering a wide range of topics, materials and methods. It is always well attended and has proven to be a wonderful evening. The exhibition offers students an opportunity to showcase their artworks and creative endeavors within a professional event. The event is free and the public is welcome to attend, and meet faculty, students, and the college community.

For some of the students, the exhibition is the culmination of their foundation work that serves as a launching point for careers within the Art and Design fields.

Refreshments will be served during the opening reception. A lively evening is guaranteed.

Pullis Signs for NCAA DI St. Peter’s

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Jill Pullis signs with St. Peter’s University

Sussex County Community College would like to congratulate Jill Pullis (Vernon High School) for officially signing with St. Peter’s University (Jersey City, NJ) to play for their Women’s Soccer team.  Pullis was a starter and captain for the SCCC Women’s Soccer program, and currently holds the school record for assists in a single season as well as the career assist record.  Jill was ranked in the top 5 in the nation for NJCAA DI women’s soccer players for assists this past season, is a NJCAA Region XIX champion, and has competed in two NJCAA District E Tournaments.  Jill will pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education at St. Peter’s.

 

SCCC to hold Business Skills and Networking Event

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If you are looking for work and need help finding a job then think about attending the Sussex County Community College’s Business Skills & Networking Event. The Event is being held on Saturday, May 6 from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

The Event will begin with a meet and greet of local businesses and organizations who will share upcoming job opportunities. A “Leadership” workshop presented by Dr. Jon Connolly, SCCC president, will take place at 12:30 p.m. Attendees can also improve their chances of landing a job at the “Learning Job Search Strategies” workshop or receive expert advice at the Resume Writing workshop. A special Keynote presentation on “How to Start and Grow Your Business” will be presented by Onset Worldwide, an importer and distributor of natural agricultural ingredients to the food and non-food industry. Networking will be available throughout the day’s events.

The Business Skills & Networking Event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the SCCC Business Department and Business Club. This program is partially funded by a TAACCCT-4 Grant from the US Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration.

For more information please contact Sal Paolucci at spaolucci@sussex.edu.

Dialysis Technician program offered

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Due to a variety of reasons, many people are now in need of dialysis treatments, and as a result, there is a growing need for more Dialysis Technicians. To help answer this need, Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will be offering a 50-hour Dialysis Technician Program in early July 2017 that provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a Dialysis Technician.

Dialysis Technicians, also called Hemodialysis or Renal Dialysis Technicians, operate kidney dialysis machines which removes waste products and fluids from a patient’s blood and vascular system, and are responsible for direct patient care.  While it is troubling that kidney failure is a growing national health problem, kidney disease drives the growing demand for Dialysis Technicians. Under the direction of senior technicians, nurses and doctors, Dialysis Technicians play a vital role as part of the dialysis team.

Dialysis Technicians are employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics and other medical facilities and the demand is expected to grow at a steady pace for years to come.  Employers are seeking well trained individuals with knowledge in the field of dialysis, and this program provides the necessary introduction.

Students must already have one of the following credentials: Certified Nurse Aide, Certified Medical Assistant, or Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

For this program, students should have a high school diploma or HSE (formerly GED). There is no national or state certification objective and or outcome associated with this program. Additionally, there is no clinical externship arranged or offered as part of this program.

For more information, please visit sussex.edu/ce/skylands, contact Dawn Smith at 973.300.2316, or email djsmith@sussex.edu.

Military Appreciation Game rescheduled for 4/26

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Please Note: The game is rescheduled for Wednesday, April 26th at 7 pm, Skylands Stadium

Sussex County Community College prides itself on being a military-friendly college. The College works closely with veterans on a number of levels, assuring that they get the attention they need. In some cases, veterans need some extra assistance.

The SCCC Skylanders Baseball team is hosting a special Military Appreciation Game on Tuesday, April 25 at Skylands Stadium in Augusta, starting at 7 p.m. The Skylanders will face the Colts of SUNY Orange County Community College.

This event will be a fundraiser for the College’s Student Veterans Emergency Relief program (SVER). SVER provides emergency funds to student veterans at SCCC who need financial help in between semesters. Veterans receive a VA housing allowance of $2600 per month, but only when college is in session. SVER aids veterans with additional assistance for those veterans who qualify and are in need of housing, car payments, food, and other essentials when college is not in session.

There are no colleges in the area that offer this type of added support to student veterans. They are able to get additional assistance and continue their education without interruption. The SVER is able to provide an emergency stipend during a gap in their lives.

Additionally, SCCC will be accepting non-perishable food items for the SCCC Horton Food Pantry at the gate.

To make a donation to SVER please visit: https://commerce.cashnet.com/sussexfoundationpay.

Spring Open House this Month at SCCC

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Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will host its annual Spring Open House on Saturday, April 29 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, if needed. Attendees can also learn about the vast array of degree and certificate programs, new and established transfer agreements, opportunities for military veterans, NJ STARS, academic support services, athletics, student activities, and much 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.

Walk-in Placement Testing is open from 11:00 a.m., with the last test administered at 2:00 p.m.

For more information or to register for Open House, please visit sussex.edu/openhouse or email admissions@sussex.edu.

Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree On-Site at SCCC

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Sussex County Community College’s (SCCC) educational partnership with Felician University provides students easy access to several bachelor degree programs onsite at SCCC.

Students looking to earn a bachelor’s degree right here in Sussex County can 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 students can seamlessly transition to upper-level courses offered by Felician University on-campus at SCCC. By following this sequence in the first year, students can earn a bachelor’s degree in business, criminal justice, or education in about four years. Also offered is an RN/BSN 15-month fast track program.

This unique partnership saves time and money:

  • No need to worry about shopping around for a college that will accept the most transfer credits
  • Maximize the number of affordable community college courses that are transferable.
  • No long-distance commuting or housing costs! All courses are held locally on the SCCC campus.

To learn more about a Felician University bachelor’s degree program at SCCC, attend the Information Session on Thursday, April 20 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Student Center, D Bldg, Room 204. Sign up at here.

For more information, contact David Cohen, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at Felician University, 201.355.1451 or email cohend@felician.edu.

SCCC’s PTK inductees honored at ceremony

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Sussex County Community College (SCCC) 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 on March 31 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.

SCCC student Amelia Macchietto, PTK president led the processional and the Pledge of Allegiance while Dr. James Baker, interim vice president, CFO and COO welcomed the students and their families to the reception. Dr. James Ahern, 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:
Laura F. Allen, Benjamin C. Armstrong, Rebekah L. Aymat, Brandon Baskerville, Melissa K. Becker, Breea N. Boylan, Ryan D. Briggs, Bryan D. Bronstein, Jenna Burdett, Jessica L. Carano, Matthew Cashen, Bryan T. Chappell, Roseann C. Cid, Caitlin A. Conroy, Jessica Corujo, Samantha M. Crane, Mikaela M. Crowell, McKenzie Cuccia, Payton T. Decker, Debra Defeo, Nicholas J. Dicarlo, William M. Dietrich, Maureen Douglas, Jessica Dowd, Matthew B. Duckworth, Thomas N. Fazio, Michelle A. Ferrara-Ryan, Troy Fewkes, Jonathan M. Finocchiaro, Michelle Firtek, Connor J. Fitzsimmons, Kristin M. Gerhart, Sarah G. Griffiths
Jessica Guerrero, Erin E. Hackett, Jeffrey Hanley, Emily M. Hewitt, Brielle Hilbert, Merrinda C. Hill, Thomas R. Hunt
Brianna Inglima, Randy Jackson, Cassidy J. Jameson, Eryk Jaworski, Jessica R. Kabbash, Tatiana Karram, Jessica D. Keveson, Alaina A. Lackey, Amy M. Leider, Benjamin R. Liegner, Natalia Lopez Grajales, Nick J. Martucci, Brian F. Masi, Brittany C. Mattia, Ryan P. McManus, Jason D. McWilliams, Jonathan A. Mecca, Kelly F. Memolo, Jonathan P. Nelson, Emily A. O’Connor, Ryan P. Ortiz, Thomas Parry, Sarah Pope, Daniel F. Quinn, Rebekah J. Ramnarine, Julia M. Richards, Abigail L. Roberts, Kyle M. Rosencranz, Andrew O. Rzeszotarski, Victoria Sajak, Cesar Santana, Gabrielle M. Sarni, Kierra A. Schmidl, Khai A. Schooler, Amanda C. Shahin, Mark E. Shannon, Andrew P. Sorton, Brittany Spina, Katherine E. Stansfield, Nathan A. Stillings, Ryan A. Sumski, Kersten T. Szuszkowski, Brittany L. Todd, Kiran D. Tompkins, Collin J. Tully, Melissa A. Vanwingerden, Michael R. Vitiello, Brian J. Wallace, Larissa M. Walsh, Madison Walsh, Beth-Ann M. Whitehead, Gavin A. Wisse, Christian Wood, Brian Zakrzewski, Ali Ziabakhsh, and Florencia B. Zipitria.

Barbershop Concert Coming to SCCC

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Students at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) are excited about performing in the first barbershop-style concert on Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

This concert is the brainchild of Nathan Stillings, an SCCC Student Ambassador and devotee of barbershop since his high school days at High Point Regional High School. “I first met Nathan when he performed at Teen Arts under the direction of Ms. Dori Martin” said Professor Stella Trikouros, the SCCC Barbershop Club Advisor. “Nathan’s love of barbershop is responsible for the creation of the club and this concert.”

“I have been singing barbershop-styled music for roughly five years now and absolutely love it! When I had to choose a service project as a Student Ambassador, I knew I had to do something music related to help open new doors of opportunity for students on campus,” stated Nathan. “I reached out for support from SCCC student Joe Borowic IV who sang with me at High Point. It’s amazing to see others develop the same love for barbershop that I have developed.”

The Choir rehearses every Monday from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center and is open to both SCCC students and community members. The current SCCC Barbershop Choir members include: Eric Alvarez, Joe Borowic IV, Connor Doherty, Matthew Epperly, Richard LaChance, Alex Liotta, Devon O’Donnell, Nathan Stillings, and Mike Woodrow.

This concert additionally includes members of GimmeFour, a local international convention-level professional barbershop quartet that includes: Paul Franek (tenor), Dave Ammirata (lead), Joe Servidio (Baritone) and Will Downey (Bass). Also performing will be the local women’s barbershop-style choir Harmony In Motion. Ms. Martin, a music teacher at High Point Regional High School has two Barbershop groups performing which are The Rolling Tones and Dori’s Boys. Additional barbershop groups may also be in attendance.

Mr. Kevin Boehme, a music teacher from Vernon Township High School, encouraged Nathan when he wrote “Thanks for what you are doing to spread the joy of barbershop harmony in our area!” Performing from Vernon Township H.S. are Chord of the Rings and the female barbershop group, The Accidentals.

Tickets are $5 cash or check at the door and will benefit the SCCC Barbershop Club.

SCCC now offers several majors in music and is honored to host its first student organized Barbershop Concert. For information contact Nathan at nshillings@student.sussex.edu or Stella Trikouros at 973-300-2104.

SCCC’s Skylander Sports Camps

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The Sussex County Community College Skylanders Sports Camp directors strive to create a team-building atmosphere while teaching and improving your child’s fundamental skills. Skylanders Sports Camps encourage good sportsmanship & recognize campers for their honest effort. Designed for children ages 8-14. Exceptions may be made depending on skill level. Day camps will break at approximately 11:30 daily for lunch. Campers have the option of bringing their lunch or purchasing their lunch in the cafeteria. Campers’ cell phones may be used during lunch break only.

For more information, please contact the SCCC Assistant Athletic Director, Mike Rath, at (973) 300-2751 or visit the camp website at sussex.edu/camps/.