100 Women Project

Article Posted -- October 1, 2013

Judge Lorraine Parker, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Sussex County Community College Announces Launch of 100 Women Project

Retired Judge Lorraine Parker, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Sussex County Community College, has announced the launch of the 100 Women Project. The goal of the Project is to have 100 women from the business and professional communities in Sussex County contribute $100 each year for five years to endow scholarships for women attending Sussex County Community College. Ten thousand dollars will endow a scholarship at the college and, over five years, will fund five separate scholarships. There is hope that the project will grow and continue endowing scholarships for women well beyond five years. Members of the Steering Committee will hold an inaugural meeting in the Board Room adjacent to the President’s Office at the College on Thursday evening October 10, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

Students at the county college, many of whom are women returning to school after interrupting their education, greatly appreciate the opportunity to work toward their degrees and certificates on a campus close to home and at a substantially lower cost than the four year colleges. The scholarships funded by the 100 Women Project will enable women, who might otherwise be unable to do so, to pursue their educations. These scholarships can make an extraordinary difference in the lives of the women who will benefit from them. Moreover, the Project is seeking to draw more women into the college community to share their experiences and expertise with women students. The project will be administered by the Sussex County Community College Foundation and all contributions will be tax deductible.

Members of the Steering Committee were recruited from business and professional women in the county. They are enthusiastic about working to provide opportunities for other women to increase their skills and advance their careers. “Having a group of smart women put their heads together will generate great ideas,” said Parker. The members of the Steering Committee are Dr. Pamela Alberto, Sparta oral surgeon; Ardelle Bigos, chief nursing officer Newton medical Center; Colleen Cunningham, Esq. Newton attorney; Julie Killen, Coldwell Banker Realtor; Sara Megletti, owner PB&J Stores of Newton; Karin Meyer, Weichert Realtor; Sara Roskowsky, vice president/marketing, Sussex Bank Corp; and Retired Judge Lorraine Parker, Newton law firm Hollander Strelzik.

Those interested in participating in the 100 Women Project may contact Karen DiMaria, SCCC director of institutional advancement at kdimaria@sussex.edu or Judge Parker at lparker@sussex.edu.

To make a pledge or gift to the 100 Women Project email or send this form : 100 Women Pledge Card to Karen DiMaria, One College Hill Road, Newton, NJ 07860 or by email at kdimaria@sussex.edu.