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Alive! ’75 – A Tribute to KISS will perform at SCCC

in Home Page, News, Performing Arts

Alive! ’75 is a live concert concept performance that brings the KISS Alive! album to life within a period-specific 1975 atmosphere. Alive! ‘75 will be performing two amazing shows at Sussex County Community College on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8. Both shows will be held in the Performing Arts Center and begin at 8 p.m.

The show brings so much more than just guys dressed as KISS playing KISS songs. The overall experience is designed to take you back to 1975, to see, hear and feel what a 1975-era KISS performance was really like. Alive! ’75 promises to blow their audience away. There are a significant number of “wow” moments throughout the show. Beginning with the opening power-chords of “Deuce” and continuing right on through the closing crescendo of “Let Me Go, Rock and Roll”, this event promises to leave the audience thoroughly entertained and completely exhausted.

“We really wanted to deliver a complete experience – to bring folks back to this classic time in KISS-tory” says Anthony De Lucia, Jr., the show’s creator and producer. “Alive! ’75 is not a tribute band. It’s a full-on theatrical performance that creates the atmosphere and provides a raw and energized KISS concert experience like no other. We think it’s very unique and a pretty big deal.”

Behind the scenes, there is a bit of a nostalgic storyline as well. Everyone involved with the production is a lifetime KISS fan. And three of the show’s four cast members originally formed and performed in what may prove to be the very first KISS-a-mania tribute band in history way back in 1979! All seasoned, professional working musicians, they bring a passion and an enthusiasm to their craft that is reflected in their performance.

For tickets visit the website and click the Box Office link. Complete details may be found at www.alive75.com.
Contact ‘info@alive75.com’ for more information.

SCCC co-sponsors event to address the needs of veterans in the county

in Home Page, News, Veterans

The first Sussex County Veterans Stakeholders meeting, co-sponsored by Sussex County Community College (SCCC) and Catholic Charites Diocese of Paterson, took place on Tuesday, October 14 in the Student Center Theater on the SCCC campus.

The event was structured to meet with all potential veteran service providers in the county and to evaluate how the county can serve veterans in a better capacity. A service gap analysis was performed, which enables local service providers to see what services are missing and what interventions can be applied to fill the gaps.

Freeholder Director, Richard Vohden was in attendance and gave the opening speech to welcome attendees. Topics of discussion were focused on a VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic known as a CBOC. According to SCCC Veteran Services Coordinator, Mike DeVilliers stated, “This is one of the biggest gaps in services for veterans that were identified in Sussex County.”

After lunch, a round table discussion with Congressmen Rodney Frelinghuysen took place. Much of the conversation focused on the need for the outpatient medical clinic in the county and also to make amendments to the Post 9/11 GI Bill which would allow for a housing stipend for student veterans during a semester break. Currently, student veterans do not receive their housing allowance during these breaks causing a hardship for many student veterans and their families.

SCCC’s current housing allowance of $2200 aids many veterans who are returning and/or starting college after their completed military service. This allowance brings much needed relief for many student veterans and their dependents. The College has also started their own relief fund to aid student veterans in an emergency situation.

For more information about the veteran program at SCCC, contact Veteran Service Coordinator, Mike DeVilliers at mdevilliers@sussex.edu or call 973.300.2109

Committees Pass Bills to Help Female Veterans

in News, Veterans

By Christie Duffy, Correspondent
Two Assembly committees convened Wednesday to hear issues from female vets. What they found? Women who come home to New Jersey after serving our country are not treated the same as their male counterparts…

SCCC to Host Holiday Talent Show

in Campus Life, News

Sussex County Community College’s CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) will host its 6th Annual Holiday Musical Talent Show on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Student Center Theater. SCCC faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to participate and celebrate the reason for the season. Music should be Christ centered and can include traditional, rock, gospel or rap. Cake and coffee will be served. Admission is $1.00 with all proceeds donated to Samaritan’s Purse.

Interested talent should contact Professor Wade at: wwade@sussex.edu or visit: http://clubs.sussex.edu/cru/

Free Quickbooks 2014 Training for Your Business

in Continuing Education, News

Sussex County Community College’s Community Education & Workforce Development announces several sections of QuickBooks I Overview and QuickBooks II Overview offered free of charge.

These free course offerings are made possible by a USDA/Rural Development Grant in partnership with the Sussex County Economic Development Partnership.

QuickBooks I Workshop – Overview is a fast-paced workshop that will teach you how to use QuickBooks for your business accounting needs. Start a company in QuickBooks and create a chart of accounts; use the various lists including employees, vendors, customer jobs, and companies. Learn to set up inventory, as well as, receive payments, and adjust your inventory levels. Track the sale of products, including invoicing and special charges. Explore the ways QuickBooks coordinates with your banking, including online banking. Three dates are available: Thursday, October 30, Tuesday, November 11, or Thursday, November 20 from 6:00–9:00 p.m.

QuickBooks II Workshop – Overview is a continuation of QuickBooks I. Learn to create and customize forms and templates; work with asset, liability and equity accounts. Learn to customize reports and graphs. Explore payroll tracking, tax liabilities, job costing, time tracking, and estimating. Two dates are available: Thursday, November 13 or Thursday, December 4 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Class size is limited; register early to ensure a seat. For more information, visit http://sussex.edu/ce or call 973.300.2140.

SCCC Foundation Hosts Successful 7th Annual Skylander Challenge 5K/10K

in Foundation, News

Nearly 350 runners participated in the 7th annual Sussex County Community College Foundation’s Skylander 5K/10K race which helps support the Foundation and much needed student scholarships. The race had 50 more runners than last year and raised over $14,000 for student scholarships.

This annual race is a sanctioned USA Track and Field certified course through the College’s beautiful 167 acre campus. Awards were given to the top three times for the overall 5K and 10K men and women runners, and also to winners in age groups 10 years and up in 10 year age groups. Awards were also given to the top corporate and school teams.

The day also included music, refreshments and a special Kid’s Event to highlight the 150th Anniversary of Newton. Kids under 12 enjoyed period appropriate games like three-legged and wheelbarrow races for prizes provided by the College’s official bookstore, Barnes and Noble.

For more Foundation events at Sussex County Community College visit http://sussex.edu/alumniandfoundation/

SCCC Awarded $822,000 TAACCCT Grant

in Health Sciences, Home Page, News

As part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and Secretary of Education Anne Duncan announced the winners of $450 million in job-driven training grants to more than 270 community colleges nation-wide, including Sussex County Community College. The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program is through the Department of Education and the Department of Labor works to help job seekers get the skills they need for in-demand jobs.

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) and the New Jersey Health Professions Consortium comprised of 11 community colleges in New Jersey collaborated on a competitive application process to win a TAACCCT grant. From this grant, SCCC will be awarded $822,000 in funding to help expand health care certification programs such as Phlebotomy Technician, Certified Home Health Aide, Certified Nurse Aide and EKG Technician. The grant will also support partnerships with area employers to help link graduates with high-skilled, high-wage jobs. The TAACCCT Grant Program began in 2009 and was funded by President Barack Obama in March 2010 with funding of $2 billion to be awarded over four years.

Sussex County Community College President, Dr. Paul Mazur stated, “This is a wonderful opportunity for the College and the community. With fewer high school graduates each year in the county, and the expanding number of adults changing careers or out of work, the College is focused on improving our ability to offer degrees and certificates in twenty-four months or less that can lead to employment.”

Alberta Jaeger, SCCC’s Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs noted, “Along with the recent $250,000 major gift to fund the College’s new School of Agriculture, the TAACCCT Grant will provide support for new courses at SCCC in the health sciences. The grant will also help SCCC to transition its Surgical Technician program from a certification course to an associate degree, for-credit program. All of this new funding helps reinforce SCCC’s mission to provide students with the programs and tools they need to succeed.”

SCCC Offers Info Session on Free Healthcare Training and Certification

in Health Sciences, News

Individuals interested in training to become a Certified 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. The information sessions will be held on Wednesday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m. or Friday, October 17 at 12:30 p.m.

SCCC has been selected for participation in the Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG) Program. This federally funded demonstration project 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 HPOG, 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.

Seats are limited. Please register by calling (973) 300-2782. For more information about the HPOG visit http://sussex.edu/hpog

SCCC Receives Single Largest Gift and Announces Naming of New Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation School of Agriculture

in Home Page, News

Newton, NJ – October 1, 2014 – Sussex County Community College (SCCC) and the SCCC Foundation held a special reception on Tuesday, September 30 to announce the naming of the new Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation (CCCF) School of Agriculture. During the reception, the SCCC Foundation also accepted a generous $250,000 gift to help provide funding for the program’s development and launch.

Approximately 50 educators, the College leadership, VIPs in New Jersey agriculture, area farm owners, and SCCC supporters gathered in the SCCC Performing Arts Center to hear the exciting announcements regarding the naming and launch of a new agriculture program and the generous gift to support the program.

Curricula for the first two programs in the new Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation School of Agriculture will be an Associate in Science in Horticulture and an Associate in Applied Science in Agriculture/Business. Vice President of Academic Affairs, William Waite stated, “The opportunity to offer a new agriculture program is exciting for SCCC and will be an excellent way to build on the community’s traditional values.”

These programs are now in development, and the funding received will be used for the new program’s faculty needs, greenhouse equipment, instructional supplies and marketing materials. 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.

In commenting on the gift Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Karen DiMaria said, “We are grateful the College is receiving such support. The Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation has once again invested in SCCC to help provide start-up funding for this new, much-anticipated program,” DiMaria stated. “Their gift of $250,000 is the largest, single gift the SCCC Foundation has ever received and we are proud that the CCCF has partnered with us once again to help the College pursue its important vision.”

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.

Scholarship Applications Available for Spring 2015 Semester

in Foundation, News

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) has over 100 scholarships that are available to students and incoming students ranging from $250 to $2,000 for the Spring 2015 semester. These scholarships are available through the SCCC Foundation.

Applications are available online at sussex.edu/scholarships and in SCCC’s Counseling and Advising 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.

Students should return their completed application to the Counseling and Advising Center, Administration Building, Room B206 by Tuesday, October 12th at 6:30 p.m. Questions can be directed to Karen Unrath at 973-300-2121, or Al Buechler, Scholarship Chairman, at 973-300-2207.