Meet our Student Ambassadors

Our Student Ambassadors represent the College by speaking at public relations events, organizing and assisting with various activities, and mentoring new and prospective students.

If you have any questions about the College, feel free to email them. They are here to help you.


Student Ambassador Captain, NSLS publicity chair

Riley Cunniffe


Hello, I'm Riley! I'm from Stockholm and I attended Wallkill Valley Regional High School. I am attending Sussex to pursue a Secondary Education degree. Sussex was the smartest financial decision available to me and was highly recommended by my entire family, who regretted not attending Sussex. I also heard the campus life was amazing and wanted to be a part of that! I love the College because of the wide variety of courses they offer and the opportunity to do classes online.

Fun Fact: I am obsessed with my dogs! Of course, they have Instagrams: @a.pup.named.oscar, and @lilo-loves-snacks





Student Ambassador Captain, NSLS President

Antonio Velez



Hey there! I'm Antonio. I am originally from Bogota, NJ, attended Bogota High School then moved to Vernon. I chose Sussex because it provides the diesel technology degree program I was looking for, which no other college provided. By attending Sussex, I have gained knowledge from the program professors and instructors. Being involved with the work/study has provided me with a great relationship with the same professors.

Fun Fact: I enjoy camping, I play darts and can play drums.



Student Ambassador

Deanna Masucci



Hey there, I'm Deanna! I'm a Sparta High School graduate. I'm attending Sussex County Community College for a degree in Early Childhood Education. This college is financially a great decision and was a great place to start before I was ready for a four-year school. I love how SCCC has such a welcoming environment and a wide variety of course choices.

Fun Fact: I've lived in Sussex County my whole life and I love to kayak.




Student Ambassador, NHS, NSLS

Paige McCarrick


Hey there, I'm Paige! My hometown is Wantage and I attended High Point Regional High School. I chose to attend SCCC because it's affordable, close to home, and a smart choice, especially during the pandemic. I've had a fun experience here and I enjoy getting involved. I've gained friends and I like my classes. My major is Journalism!

Fun Fact: I'm addicted to shopping!




Student Ambassador, NSLS Vice President, MU Alpha Theta

Brianna Wayne


Hi there, my name is Brianna and I'm majoring in Biology at Sussex County Community College! My hometown is Vernon. I chose to attend SCCC because I was presented with the opportunity to be a part of the NJ STARS program and stay local during COVID. I have gained the experience of being an officer of the NSLS, and helping with campus engagement as an ambassador.

Fun Fact: I have played the flute for the past 9 years!



Student Ambassador

Danielle Bottinelli


Hey there, I'm Danielle! I'm from New Milford, NJ and I'm a Culinary Arts major. Sussex County Community College was recommended to me by family, and I love it here! Not many colleges offer Culinary Arts, and I love how SCCC offers such a diverse array of programs. It has such a friendly atmosphere too- it feels like family here.

Fun Fact: Have a culinary question? Ask me! After earning a Bachelor of Arts 20+ years ago, I finally figured out I want to be a Chef when I grow up.



Student Ambassador 

Kate Carlson



Hey there, I'm Kate! I'm from Sparta and I graduated from Pope John Regional HS. I chose to attend SCCC because I heard wonderful things about it, and I wanted to stay close to home. My major is Business Administration. I love SCCC because everyone is so welcoming and kind.

Fun Fact: I am a photographer!



Student Ambassador

Jacob Conklin


Hello, my name is Jacob and I'm majoring in Music at SCCC! I am from Franklin, NJ and I graduated from Wallkill Valley Regional High School. I chose SCCC because it was close to home and I've heard great things about the college. During my time here I've gained friendships, as well as a sense of freedom that is much more diverse than high school.

Fun Fact: I've played guitar since I was seven; my favorite bands are The Beatles / The Eagles; my favorite sport is soccer; my favorite superhero is The Vision.