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Ferony, Magura Earn State Honors

May 9, 2016 in Men's Baseball, News, Sports by Kathy Peterson

Throughout the baseball season, Pete Ferony and Mathew Magura consistently led the charge for the Sussex County Community College baseball team. As a result of their outstanding efforts, the freshmen pair have been named First Team on two All-Star squads, the Garden State Athletic Conference Division II Team and the NJCAA All Region XIX Team.

“Very proud of these two,” said coach Ramadan Mehmedi. “They worked hard all season and really turned in outstanding years.”

Ferony, an infielder and West Milford High School graduate, batted .473 (sixth in nation) over 35 games, with 61 hits, 12 doubles, and 13 stolen bases. He scored 28 runs and drove in 26.

Despite missing two weeks with an injury, designated hitter Magura, a graduate of High Point, had a .479 average with 34 hits, eight doubles, a triple, 16 runs scored and 12 RBI.

In the GSAC, infielder Moises Roque and outfielder Jared Quintero were second team selections.

Although he wasn’t chosen to an all-star team, Mehmedi had special praise for pitcher Tom Dolaghan, who broke the school’s season single record this year for wins with 10 (eight was the previous record).

O’Connor Named to All Region Team

May 9, 2016 in Home Page, Sports, Women's Softball by Michael Rath

Sussex County Community College’s Kelsey O’Connor was named to the All Region XIX 3rd Team this past week.  O’Connor (Sparta, NJ) played shortstop for the Skylanders and had a batting average of .441, which led the team.  Kelsey also led the team in runs, RBI’s, hits, stolen bases, doubles, triples, and home runs.

SCCC Holds Scholarship Ceremony

May 6, 2016 in Foundation, Home Page, News by Sandy Cupo

On Thursday May 5, more than 350 people gathered in the Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center for the SCCC Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Ceremony. The annual event is one of the highlights of the year for the College and recognizes students who receive academic, non-academic and athletic scholarships for use in the spring 2016 and fall 2016 semesters. This event also acknowledges the generous donors who support the funds and the Foundation.

The SCCC Foundation is a 501(c)3, not for profit that works to build relationships with the community and solicit funding to support the College’s initiatives. Jessica Beutel, Assistant Director of Special Events, noted that the Foundation awards over $100,000 in scholarships to more than 200 students annually. Scholarships range from $250 scholarships to $1,500 awards for tuition and fees with additional support for student veterans, and many of the funds are endowed. Karen DiMaria, Vice President of Institutional Advancement explained, “Endowed scholarships are invested so that the interest earned on them is awarded each year. After reaching $10,000, each endowed scholarship will support generations of students for years and years to come.”

Scholarships are raised by donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and also by four major special events hosted by the Foundation each year; the Ladies’ Saturday Retreat and Skylanders Golf Outing held each spring and the Skylander 5K/10K Challenge and Annual Scholarship Ball each fall.

Skylanders Named to Region and Conference Teams

May 5, 2016 in Men's Baseball, Sports by Michael Rath

Peter Ferony

Matt Magura











The Sussex County Community College baseball team had four players named to the All Garden State Athletic Conference Teams and Region XIX Teams this past week.  Peter Ferony (West Milford, NJ) and Matt Magura (Wantage, NJ) were both named to the 1st Team All Region and 1st Team All GSAC.  Jared Quintero (Paterson, NJ) and Moises Roque (Harrison, NJ) were also named to the All GSAC 2nd Team.

Powell and Luzbet Move to Next Level

May 4, 2016 in Men's Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer by Michael Rath


Gabe Luzbet

Anna Powell

Sussex County Community College’s Anna Powell and Gabe Luzbet have signed with Point Park University and New Jersey City University to continue their collegiate soccer careers.  Powell (Queensland, Australia), an NJCAA Academic All American, has received both an athletic and academic scholarship to play for the Point Park Pioneers this upcoming fall.  Anna was voted to the 1st Team All GSAC and 1st and 2nd Team All Region XIX teams while playing for Sussex, and captained the women’s soccer team to its first ever Region XIX Championship this past fall.  Luzbet (Harrison, NJ) will be joining NJCU this fall, and was one of the leading players who helped the Skylanders reach the Region XIX Final this past fall.  Gabe was selected to the 2015 3rd Team All GSAC.


Jamie Leddy Receives Division I Scholarship

May 4, 2016 in Men's Soccer, Sports by Michael Rath

Sussex County Community College’s Jamie Leddy has received an athletic scholarship to play at FDU Madison next fall.  Leddy (Bateman’s Bay, Australia), an NJCAA All American who is also on pace to be an Academic All American, played for the Skylanders men’s soccer team for the past two seasons.  He was named to the 1st Team All GSAC and 1st Team All Region XIX for both the 2014 and 2015 seasons.  In addition to being awarded an athletic scholarship, Jamie has also received an academic scholarship to attend Fairleigh Dickinson University majoring in Sports Administration.

Morris Defeats Sussex

May 4, 2016 in Men's Baseball, Sports by Michael Rath

The Sussex County Community College baseball team ended their season with two losses to the County College of Morris on Saturday11-1 and 8-3.  Matt Magura and Bill Sabo were the best hitters for game 1, with Magura 1-3 at the plate with an RBI and Sabo 3-3 with Sussex’s only run of the game.  In game 2, Nick McWilliams went 2-3 with 1 run and Dave DelSontro pitched a complete game giving up 3 earned runs.

Commencement 2016

May 3, 2016 in Performing Arts by Kathy Peterson

Commencement 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm (students report at 5 pm)
Connor Green (Live streaming in the PAC)
Robing for Ceremony:5:00 pm
Line up: 5:30 p.m.
Commencement: 6:00 p.m.

For detailed information Click Here

Criminal Justice Club Tours Police Academy

May 3, 2016 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

On Friday, April 1st, the Criminal Justice Club at Sussex County Community College and two advisors visited the Morris County Police Academy.  While there, students were given a tour of the academy and had the opportunity to talk to some recruits. A demonstration was performed of the FATS Training Simulator (Firearms Automated Training Simulator) where two students were able to participate in shoot-don’t-shoot scenarios.  A tour of the Sheriff’s Department 911 Communications Center and also the Sheriff’s Department Crime Lab ended the visit.

Pictured: SCCC Criminal Justice Club  in front of the Morris County Sheriff’s Dept. Mobile Crime Lab truck.

SCCC students recognized for excellence

May 2, 2016 in Home Page, News by Kathy Peterson

Excellence. According to Webster’s Dictionary this word refers to someone or something being exceptionally good or outstanding. In the case of Sussex County Community College, excellence refers to numerous students who will be graduating this month. These outstanding students were recently recognized for their excellent work over the past school year at a special ceremony on April 27.

The ceremony, held in the Student Center Theater, included the top honor of the Presidential Award, which was presented by SCCC President Dr. Jon Connolly to five students: Madeline Chiappini, Leah Clark, Ashley Craig, Samuel Dunn and Brian Paz were all recognized for their efforts.

The following students were also acknowledged for their hard work and dedication to excellence:
• Andrei Burul and Jason Boehm, Dean of Student Services and Student Affairs Award
• Shawn Smith, Award for Excellence in Accounting
• James Leddy and Jillian Pullis, Athletic Council Awards
• Andrei Burul, Award for Excellence in Anthropology
• Victoria Vasquez (Biology) and Michele Mieklo (Pre-Nutrition), Award for Excellence in Biology/Pre-Medical Professional Program
• Daniel Bell, Award for Excellence in Business Management
• Madeline Chiappini, Gina Fasolo, Beau Lethbridge and Nicole Rafferty, Award for Excellence in Business Administration
• Mary Springer, Carnevale Poetry Award
• John Gieger, Outstanding Club President Award
• Brittany Jollie, Award for Excellence in Environmental Studies
• Kyrie Knierim, Cottley Fiction Award
• William Fischer, Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice
• Craig VonBartheld, Award for Excellence in Computer Information Systems
• Regina Norris, Award for Excellence in Education
• Daniel Day and Donald Rattino, Fine Arts Achievement Award
• Emma Cussatti, Award for Excellence in Film, Broadcasting and Journalism
• Frank Rocco Award for Excellence in Graphic Design
• Bobbac Kashani, Award for Excellence in Mathematics
• Katheryn Schmidt, Award for Excellence in Paralegal Studies
• Derek Thompson, Award for Excellence in Psychology
• Alison Dill, Theater Arts Achievement Award
• Christopher Winschuh, Outstanding Writing Award

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