College receives grant from the FirstEnergy Foundation

Article Posted -- December 5, 2017

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) was recently presented with a check for $6000 from the FirstEnergy Foundation. Jackie Espinoza, JCP&L external affairs manager for Sussex County, awarded the check to Dr. Jon Connolly in November at the SCCC Public Safety Training Academy (PTSA).

The FirstEnergy Foundation contributes to local nonprofit organizations. The Foundation assists in strengthening the economic and social areas of the community. The Foundation, funded solely by FirstEnergy,  spreads their corporate philosophy of providing support for the community.

The check will cover the expenses for training materials used by instructors so they can update local fire fighters in safety functions. The funds will be used for training programs in rescue extraction and training operations.

“It is great to have our local utility company involved in our first responder training,” stated Larry Bono, PSTA Operations Administrator. “These courses will be a great addition to the list of courses we now offer at the Academy.  This will not only benefit the students we serve, but ultimately the residents and visitors to Sussex County.”

Pictured left to right: PSTA Instructors James McDonald, John Belli, and William Hendrickson stand next to JCP&L External Affairs Manager Jackie Espinoza as she presents the check to SCCC President Dr. Jon Connolly. PSTA Operations Administrator Larry Bono and Instructor William Hendrickson stand to the right.