100 Women Project

Article Posted -- October 1, 2013

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

100  Women ClubRetired Judge Lorraine Parker, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Sussex County Community College, has launched the new 100 Women Project in September 2013. The goal of the Project was 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. We are pleased to announce that we have inspired our FIRST 100 Women to make their pledge to the 100 Women Project and are now pleased to welcome our 2nd 100 Women!

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, pledge payment or gift to the 100 Women Project email or send this form : 100 Women Pledge Card to Jessica Beutel, One College Hill Road, Newton, NJ 07860 or by email at jbeutel@sussex.edu or make your gift online at https://commerce.cashnet.com/sussexfoundationpay

Thank you for your support!