June 2018 Board Briefs

On behalf of the Warren County Community College Board of Trustees, we would like to share with you exciting things taking place at your local Community College. This issue of Board Briefs highlights former Trustees, local community events, exciting textbook news for students, new degree programs, drones, campus additions and so much more!

See you soon,
Jean Vasko

Office Phone: 908-689-7618
Summer 2018

Community Events & WCCC
Perfect Together!
President Austin and members of the WCCC staff could be found representing the College at many fairs and festivals throughout the county during the summer including the Ole Towne Festival, Liberty Day at Mountain Lake, Lopatcong Day, the Hunterdon County Fair, and the Warren County Farmers' Fair among others.

Top 10 Actions at the Last Board Meeting
Since 1981, Warren County Community College has been an example of excellence in education and we’ve had more than 40 years to perfect it. See what we mean – here are Ten Great Things enacted to serve our community at the June Board Meeting.
June 2018 Board Briefs
  1. Trustee Recognition

Dr. Linfante and the Board of Trustees honored former Trustees Elizabeth Gittins, Alan Lowcher, and James Mengucci during the June Board meeting for their dedicated service to the students and the College.

Alumni Trustee James Crouse was presented with plaque by the Board in recognition of his dedication this past year as the 2017-2018 student representative to the Board of Trustees.

2.WCCC Introduces Three New Degree Programs

The Board passed Resolutions approving three new degree programs:

1- Associate in Science- Business Administration

2-Associate in Science- Addiction Counseling

3-Associate in Applied Science-
Addiction Counseling

For more information on the programs contact the Student Services Office at 908-835-2300 to speak with Counselor.

3. Annex Building Update

Dean of Administration Dennis Florentine informed the Board that the Annex project was 22% complete as of June and is on target to be completed this fall. Frankoski Construction is scheduled to start erecting steel late June.

5.Golden Eagle Safety Nest Board Project Update

 Trustees Yvonne Reitemeyer & Nancy Brown promoted the Board's GESN project during Educational Speaking on WRNJ Radio June 20 th to help bring community awareness to the issue of food insecurity and the significant impact it has on the lives of many college students. To date, the Board has collected $1000.00 in gift cards towards their goal of $2000.00 with the intention to significantly increase the amount raised through community awareness and participation. To read more about the program and how you can participate click here.
6. Droneport

The Board passed a resolution to construct a droneport at the College to be used in conjunction with the new drone classes! This first of its kind accredited drone program with dedicated droneport, was dedicated in honor of retiring Freeholder Ed Smith and his wife Eileen in August.

Stay tuned for more information. The first classes in Drone Technology begin this fall.

For more information on the DRONE
PROGRAM click here
7. 2018 Alumni
Congratulations to 2018 graduate Dorothy Helmken. Ms. Helmken was elected by her peers to serve on the Board of Trustees as the 2018-2019 Alumni Trustee. Ms. Helmken will be sworn in at the September Board meeting.

8. Edward & Eileen Smith Drone Lab

The Edward J. & Eileen Smith Drone Technology Laboratory and Learning Center at the Phillipsburg Education Center at 445 Marshall Street is complete and was dedicated this summer.

9. Our Students Get Noticed

Our students are not just successful in the classroom – they are being recognized in our community, our state, and even nationwide. Our award winning campus honors societies like Phi Theta Kappa are making waves statewide and nationally through academic excellence and community service accomplishments.
NJCCC Legislative
Dr. Phil Linfante,
Board Chair
Dr. Linfante, as Statewide Chairperson of the NJCCC Legislative Committee, discussed various legislation being considered by the Assembly, Senate and Governor.

The next Board of Trustees meeting will be held on September 12, 2018 at the WCCC Washington Campus starting at 6:30PM.
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Benefits of WCCC to the Warren County Community
Affordable Tuition & Fees ( & save thousands over a 4-year college )
Close to Home (locations in Washington & Phillipsburg )
Convenient Schedule
High Student Satisfaction
Among the Highest Community College Graduation Rates in New Jersey & Region
Nationally Recognized Board of Trustees , Administration , Faculty & Programs
Recognized by RegisteredNurses.org as the 2nd Best Nursing Program in New Jersey
Great Things are Happening at WCCC
Warren County Community College is among the nation’s premier community colleges as recognized by the global higher education community.
Warren County Community College trustees, staff and students have received numerous national recognitions including, but not limited to:
Warren County Community College trustees and staff serve the global higher education community on statewide, national, and international boards including, but not limited to:

Jean Vasko
Board of Trustees, Recording Secretary
Warren County Community College
475 Route 57 West
Washington, NJ 07882