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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,

SCCC Signs Transfer Agreement with John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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SCCC Signs Transfer Agreement with John Jay College of Criminal Justice

NEWTON, N.J. (March 15, 2015) – In its continuing efforts to forge relationships with 4-year colleges, Sussex County Community College recently signed a transfer agreement with John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.

According to the agreement, an Associate in Science Criminal Justice degree and its accompanying credits from Sussex County Community College will be fully transferable toward a baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice at John Jay College.

“Thanks to the support of our faculty and staff and the faculty and staff at John Jay College, we have been able to carefully align curricula with that of the criminal justice program at John Jay College, enabling us to add this to our growing roster of Transfer Agreements,” said Mary Ellen Donner, Interim Dean of Mathematics, Science, and Business at Sussex County Community College. “While many of our students have gone on to John Jay in the past this agreement formalizes the relationship and streamlines the process more effectively.”

“We at John Jay College know that the Criminal Justice team at Sussex County Community College runs a fine program,” noted David Barnet, Director of Academic Planning at John Jay. “Through the years we’ve always been happy to welcome well-prepared SCCC transfer students. It’s our hope that this new transfer agreement will encourage even more SCCC grads to choose to pursue their bachelor’s degree at John Jay.”

John Jay is the latest 4-year college that has joined the SCCC “family” with identified transferable degree programs. Other participating colleges include Felician College, Berkeley College, Centenary College, East Stroudsburg University, Montclair State University, NJIT, Rutgers University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Marywood University, Ramapo College, Rutgers University, and William Paterson University.

Sussex County Community College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and offers 18 Degree Programs, 25 Degree Options, 8 Professional Certificates, 10 Health Sciences Certificates, and 24 Corporate and Community Education Training Certificates and Career Programs.

To learn more about SCCC and its varied degree programs, visit  For more information on admissions, contact the SCCC Admissions Department by phone at (973) 300-2223, or visit


Early Advisement and Priority Registration begin at SCCC

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Early Advisement and Priority Registration Begin at SCCC

NEWTON, NJ – March 15, 2014 – Sussex County Community College has announced the dates for Early Advisement and Priority Registration. Early Advisement begins on Monday, March 23 and ends on Friday, April 3. Students at SCCC have the opportunity to meet with advisors during this time. A letter has been mailed with information and advisor assignments.

Online Priority Registration opens for SCCC students with no un-met developmental course requirements, no business holds and no probation on Thursday, April 2nd.  In person Priority Registration opens for all current SCCC students on Monday, April 6th.

New students not currently enrolled may register beginning on Monday, April 20th. The SCCC Spring Open House will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m. until 12 Noon.

The Financial Aid, Registrar and Bursar’s Office, are open Monday 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 for the fall semester will be available in the student portal soon. Visit for a listing of courses or visit the Counseling and Advising Center.


Donate Blood At Sussex County Community College

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Type O Negative Blood In Short Supply!

New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center (NYBC), is calling upon area residents to donate blood at Sussex County Community College on Tuesday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Student Center Theater in the Student Center Building.

The need for blood is constant due to its 42 day shelf life and the only place to get this precious resource is from volunteer donors. Qualified donors in generally good health should be 17 years of age, or 16 with parental permission, weigh 110 pounds, and present photo or signed ID. Donors over 75 years of age can also keep donating with a note from their physician.

Nationwide, 60% of the population is eligible to donate blood, yet only 2% actually give. Every day in the U.S. approximately 39,000 units of blood are required in hospitals and emergency treatment facilities to treat patients with cancer and other diseases, to support organ transplant recipients and accident and trauma victims.

Walk-ins are welcome or to make an appointment visit An ID is required and it is important to eat and drink prior to coming. Persons with questions about medical eligibility should call 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566), or visit:

SCCC Skylanders Baseball Team to Host Military Appreciation Game

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Sussex County Community College prides itself on being a military-friendly college. The staff 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.

And so, the SCCC Skylanders baseball team is hosting a special Military Appreciation Game on Tuesday April 7th at Skylands Stadium in Augusta, starting at 7 p.m. This event will be a fundraiser for the College’s Student Veterans Emergency Relief program (SVER),

The Skylanders will face the Colts of SUNY Orange County Community College in one of the first games at the newly reopened stadium.

SVER provides emergency funds to student veterans at SCCC who need financial help in between semesters. Veterans receive a VA housing allowance of $2200 per month, but only when college is in session. SVER acts as a bridge for those veterans who qualify and are in need of housing, food, car payments and other basic needs when college is not in session.

“No other college in New Jersey offers anything like this,” said Mike DeVilliers, Veterans Services Coordinator at SCCC. “If we can step in and intervene so they can continue their education without interruption that’s great. Our goal is to get them to the finish line. If we can give them an emergency stipend during a gap in their lives it’s the least we can do.”

DeVilliers himself is a veteran, having served in the Army for 10 years in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, and elsewhere.

At the game, military personnel and veterans will be honored in numerous ways. Country singer Nikki Briar will sing the National Anthem while the Ogdensburg VFW provides the Color Guard. Veteran advocate and Vietnam veteran Frank Arminio from Stanhope will throw out the first pitch, accompanied by the Sussex County Veterans Committee. Various veterans’ service providers will also be in attendance at the game.

SVER is a program of the SCCC Foundation. The rain date for the event is Saturday, April 11th at 12 noon. For more information about the game or veterans’ services at SCCC, contact Mike DeVilliers at 973-300-2109.

SCCC offers an array of degree and non-degree programs, as well as varied community events throughout the year. To learn more about SCCC, visit

SCCC to Host Music Talent Show

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Sussex County Community College’s CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) will host its 7th Annual Musical Talent Show on Thursday, April 9 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Student Center Theater. SCCC faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to participate. 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: or visit: