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Sussex Falls to Orange in Annual Military Appreciation Game

April 27, 2017 in Men's Baseball, Sports by mrath

What an atmosphere last night at Skylands Stadium under the lights as Sussex took on Orange CCC in our Annual Military Appreciation Baseball Game.  It all started as Nathan Stillings, SCCC Student and SCCC Ambassador sung the National Anthem followed by SCCC Veteran and Professor, Michael Hughes throwing out the first pitch.  There were numerous activities in between innings such as the dizzy bat race, t shirt toss, trivia questions (all with prizes), interviews with Home Town Heroes (veterans) and, of course, the traditional singing of  “Take Me Out To the Ball Game”.  The Stadium video board was lit up with pictures of our players as they came to bat as well as the showing of the SCCC commercial and the announcing of other SCCC events.  As for the game, the Skylanders made a valiant comeback effort before falling 7-6 to Orange after scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning with the tying run on 3rd base as the game ended. Next up for SCCC baseball team is our rival as we travel to CC Morris on Sat 4/29 needing to sweep Morris in a DH in order to qualify for the Regional playoffs.

Next Gen Imaging, LLC to Present at SCCC

April 26, 2017 in Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box by Sandy Cupo

Next Gen Imaging is proud to present “The Current State of Game Development and the Evolving Art Form: From Rapid content Creation to the Gamefication of Everyday Life” to the student body and community at Sussex County Community College on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Student Center Theater. Next Gen Imaging was founded by SCCC’s own adjunct professor, Anthony Robert Ur, who has been preparing students for the challenging job market of game design and development. This presentation will focus on many of the aspects of the evolving state of the art in digital content creation. The highlighted topics will cover a wide gamut of the creation arena from 3D scanning and 3D printing to motion capture and how the technology has now become affordable for average developers. Building upon this foundation, viewers will then have an opportunity to be transported into the digital world through the usage of Virtual and Augmented reality technologies. Viewers will experience firsthand some of the latest state of the art technologies in the immersive technology field, from digital sculpting and painting to saving the planet from robot invasions.

26th Annual Fine Art Students’ Exhibition

April 25, 2017 in Fine Arts, Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

One of the most anticipated events at Sussex County Community College, the Annual Fine Art Student’s Exhibition, will be installed from May 5– June 16.  Presented in the Art Gallery in Building C, this year’s exhibit features approximately one hundred works created by current students who are either art majors or have taken courses in the Department of Fine Arts.  An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May 5 from 6:00-8.30 p.m.

This juried exhibition will highlight works from Digital Media, Design, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics and Photography covering a wide range of topics, materials and methods. It is always well attended and has proven to be a wonderful evening. The exhibition offers students an opportunity to showcase their artworks and creative endeavors within a professional event. The event is free and the public is welcome to attend, and meet faculty, students, and the college community.

For some of the students, the exhibition is the culmination of their foundation work that serves as a launching point for careers within the Art and Design fields.

Refreshments will be served during the opening reception. A lively evening is guaranteed.

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Pullis Signs for NCAA DI St. Peter’s

April 21, 2017 in Home Page, News, Sports, Women's Soccer by mrath

Jill Pullis signs with St. Peter’s University

Sussex County Community College would like to congratulate Jill Pullis (Vernon High School) for officially signing with St. Peter’s University (Jersey City, NJ) to play for their Women’s Soccer team.  Pullis was a starter and captain for the SCCC Women’s Soccer program, and currently holds the school record for assists in a single season as well as the career assist record.  Jill was ranked in the top 5 in the nation for NJCAA DI women’s soccer players for assists this past season, is a NJCAA Region XIX champion, and has competed in two NJCAA District E Tournaments.  Jill will pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education at St. Peter’s.

 

SCCC to hold Business Skills and Networking Event

April 20, 2017 in Home Page, News, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Box, Performing Arts Spotlight by Kathy Peterson

If you are looking for work and need help finding a job then think about attending the Sussex County Community College’s Business Skills & Networking Event. The Event is being held on Saturday, May 6 from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

The Event will begin with a meet and greet of local businesses and organizations who will share upcoming job opportunities. A “Leadership” workshop presented by Dr. Jon Connolly, SCCC president, will take place at 12:30 p.m. Attendees can also improve their chances of landing a job at the “Learning Job Search Strategies” workshop or receive expert advice at the Resume Writing workshop. A special Keynote presentation on “How to Start and Grow Your Business” will be presented by Onset Worldwide, an importer and distributor of natural agricultural ingredients to the food and non-food industry. Networking will be available throughout the day’s events.

The Business Skills & Networking Event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the SCCC Business Department and Business Club. This program is partially funded by a TAACCCT-4 Grant from the US Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration.

For more information please contact Sal Paolucci at spaolucci@sussex.edu.

Dialysis Technician program offered

April 20, 2017 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Due to a variety of reasons, many people are now in need of dialysis treatments, and as a result, there is a growing need for more Dialysis Technicians. To help answer this need, Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will be offering a 50-hour Dialysis Technician Program in early July 2017 that provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a Dialysis Technician.

Dialysis Technicians, also called Hemodialysis or Renal Dialysis Technicians, operate kidney dialysis machines which removes waste products and fluids from a patient’s blood and vascular system, and are responsible for direct patient care.  While it is troubling that kidney failure is a growing national health problem, kidney disease drives the growing demand for Dialysis Technicians. Under the direction of senior technicians, nurses and doctors, Dialysis Technicians play a vital role as part of the dialysis team.

Dialysis Technicians are employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics and other medical facilities and the demand is expected to grow at a steady pace for years to come.  Employers are seeking well trained individuals with knowledge in the field of dialysis, and this program provides the necessary introduction.

Students must already have one of the following credentials: Certified Nurse Aide, Certified Medical Assistant, or Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

For this program, students should have a high school diploma or HSE (formerly GED). There is no national or state certification objective and or outcome associated with this program. Additionally, there is no clinical externship arranged or offered as part of this program.

For more information, please visit sussex.edu/ce/skylands, contact Dawn Smith at 973.300.2316, or email djsmith@sussex.edu.

Military Appreciation Game rescheduled for 4/26

April 17, 2017 in Home Page, News, Sports by Kathy Peterson

Please Note: The game is rescheduled for Wednesday, April 26th at 7 pm, Skylands Stadium

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

The SCCC Skylanders Baseball team is hosting a special Military Appreciation Game on Tuesday, April 25 at Skylands Stadium in Augusta, starting at 7 p.m. The Skylanders will face the Colts of SUNY Orange County Community College.

This event will be a fundraiser for the College’s Student Veterans Emergency Relief program (SVER). SVER provides emergency funds to student veterans at SCCC who need financial help in between semesters. Veterans receive a VA housing allowance of $2600 per month, but only when college is in session. SVER aids veterans with additional assistance for those veterans who qualify and are in need of housing, car payments, food, and other essentials when college is not in session.

There are no colleges in the area that offer this type of added support to student veterans. They are able to get additional assistance and continue their education without interruption. The SVER is able to provide an emergency stipend during a gap in their lives.

Additionally, SCCC will be accepting non-perishable food items for the SCCC Horton Food Pantry at the gate.

To make a donation to SVER please visit: https://commerce.cashnet.com/sussexfoundationpay.

Spring Open House this Month at SCCC

April 17, 2017 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) will host its annual Spring Open House on Saturday, April 29 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, if needed. Attendees can also learn about the vast array of degree and certificate programs, new and established transfer agreements, opportunities for military veterans, NJ STARS, academic support services, athletics, student activities, and much 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.

Walk-in Placement Testing is open from 11:00 a.m., with the last test administered at 2:00 p.m.

For more information or to register for Open House, please visit sussex.edu/openhouse or email admissions@sussex.edu.

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SCCC Defeats Rockland

April 17, 2017 in Men's Baseball, Sports by mrath

The Sussex County Community College baseball team won against Rockland Community College 3-2 after 9 innings on Wednesday.  Anthony Carida (Hackettstown) continues his hot play this week, but on the bump for this game.  He threw 5 scoreless innings as he was able to get out of jams with big pitches. Anthony, a freshman transfer from Rutgers New Brunswick, pitched well for his second start of the season (his last coming in Florida) and came up big with getting us that win to inch closer to a .500 record.

Offensively, it started in the 3rd inning with freshman Ben Armstrong (High Point) bunting for a single to get things started, then next batter Mike Lucero (Colorado) hit a double down the line to put himself and Ben in scoring position. Next, batter Peter Ferony (West Milford) laced a single up the middle to score Ben, then the following batter, Justin Smith (Newton), hit a single to left to score Mike to make the score 2-0. In the 4th inning we added another run on a errant throw to make it 3-0. In the 9th inning with the score 3-2… Trevor Risdon (High Point) came in to close the game for the save to bring our overall record to 11-13.

Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree On-Site at SCCC

April 13, 2017 in News by Kathy Peterson

Sussex County Community College’s (SCCC) educational partnership with Felician University provides students easy access to several bachelor degree programs onsite at SCCC.

Students looking to earn a bachelor’s degree right here in Sussex County can do so by following a sequence of courses beginning in their freshman year at SCCC. An associate degree can be earned by completing general education courses, and then students can seamlessly transition to upper-level courses offered by Felician University on-campus at SCCC. By following this sequence in the first year, students can earn a bachelor’s degree in business, criminal justice, or education in about four years. Also offered is an RN/BSN 15-month fast track program.

This unique partnership saves time and money:

  • No need to worry about shopping around for a college that will accept the most transfer credits
  • Maximize the number of affordable community college courses that are transferable.
  • No long-distance commuting or housing costs! All courses are held locally on the SCCC campus.

To learn more about a Felician University bachelor’s degree program at SCCC, attend the Information Session on Thursday, April 20 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Student Center, D Bldg, Room 204. Sign up at here.

For more information, contact David Cohen, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at Felician University, 201.355.1451 or email cohend@felician.edu.