July 5, 2018, Jersey City, NJ – On Monday, July 2, 2018, Christopher Reber, Ph.D., began serving as president of Hudson County Community College (HCCC). He succeeds Glen Gabert, Ph.D. who was president at the College for 25 years and retired June 30.
Dr. Reber comes to HCCC from Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) near Pittsburgh, PA, where he served as president from July 2014 to June 2018. Prior to CCBC, Dr. Reber was the Executive Dean of Venango College of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he was the chief executive and academic officer. His career also includes 18 years at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, where he served on the senior management team as the Chief Development, University Relations, and Alumni Affairs Officer during a successful $50 million capital campaign; and Chief Student Affairs Officer during a period of major college growth.
Free conference to examine issues facing LGBTQIA community
April 17, 2018 / Jersey City, NJ – As issues facing the LGBTQIA community evolve, individuals learn to embrace self-expression, foster inclusiveness, and unify communities through understanding and acceptance.
On Friday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will present the Third Annual LGBTQIA Conference. Entitled “Back 2 Basics,” the conference will be held in the HCCC Library Building – 71 Sip Ave in Jersey City, and will address a multitude of topics facing the LGBTQIA community.
Part of the College’s celebration of LBGTQIA Month, “Back 2 Basics” is presented by the Office of Student Activities and the HCCC Georgia Brooks Stonewall Project. The conference is open to students, faculty, and the general public. Tickets are free, but registration is preferred.
The Department of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with director Delaney Buffett has put together an all-star lineup of short films by female filmmakers which will be screened at the Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium. Screenings will take place between March 2 and April 28.Film shorts include First Match, Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story, New Deep South: Kayla, Run Mama Run and The Spring. All of the short films will be shown on each of the screening dates (see below).
The screenings are open to the general public and admission is FREE. Films will be screened at the Dineen Hull Gallery Atrium at 71 Sip Avenue, 6th Floor.
February 21, 2018, Jersey City, NJ / Area business people and residents are invited to participate in Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation’s popular Subscription Dining Series. Now In its eighth year, the Series provides subscribers with the opportunity to enjoy superior luncheon dining experiences on Friday afternoons from February 23 through April 20. Proceeds from the Series furnish deserving HCCC students with much-needed financial assistance. Continue reading Hudson County Community College Foundation Subscription Dining Series to Begin this Month→
Tuesday, October 24
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Benjamin J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Galley
71 Sip Ave., 6th Floor
Hudson County Community College welcomes community partner New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) for a year-long partnership of FREE programs. Join the Department of Cultural Affairs for the NJPAC Teen Jazz Performance on Tuesday, October 24 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Sign up today!
This event is part of our “Twilight Tuesdays” series which includes artist receptions, faculty mixers, author readings, workshops and more.
Under his leadership, HCCC has been transformed into a vibrant, highly regarded higher education institution that provides expanded opportunities for thousands of Hudson County residents and businesses.
The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Board of Trustees announced that September marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Dr. Glen Gabert’s term as the College’s President. Dr. Gabert is the longest-serving President in the College’s history, and the longest serving current community college president in New Jersey.
Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Division of Non-Traditional Programs, in partnership with the College’s Division of Cultural Affairs, will host a drawing workshop with Said Bouftass on Thursday evening, September 14, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be held in the HCCC Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery, which is located on the top floor of the College’s Library Building at 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City – just across the street from the PATH Transit Center. The event is being sponsored by CarePoint Health and Hudson County Community College’s Career Development Center, and the Office of Student Activities. Authentic Moroccan refreshments will be served, and there is no charge for admission. Continue reading Hudson County Community College Offers Rare Opportunity for Artists to Draw with a Renowned Anatomy Artist→
Hudson County Community College Offers QuickBooks Certification Course. Become a QuickBooks Certified User with Hudson County Community College! This national certification will benefit bookkeepers, accountants, and financial professionals. This two course certification prep program, which is broken up into Beginners and Advanced, prepares students to use the product and become certified. In Beginners, students will explore the basics of QuickBooks including creating companies, working with vendors and customers, banking, and customization. No prior experience is required for Beginners. Advanced will cover inventory, payroll, and the accounting cycle, and starts in January 2018. Register for both Beginners and Advanced at the same time and receive a 10% discount on Advanced.
Classes are held on Saturdays from October 7th until December 9th, and take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuition is $439 for each course and $834 if you register for both at the same time. The cost includes the textbook, practice test, certification exam and one retake. Classes will take place at the Journal Square campus. Register online, in person, or by phone. Payments accepted are credit card, money order, cash, and check and is due at the time of registration. For more information contact Clara Angel at (201) 360 – 4647, or Cangel@hccc.edu.
July 25 preview event features ABC News Anchor and Chief National Correspondent Byron Pitts, as well as Authors Kathryn Buckley, Rachel Sherman, and Edward J. Carlson.
July 21, 2017, Jersey City, NJ – On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Cultural Affairs and English Departments will hold a preview of the “Twilight Tuesday” public reading program that will officially debut this fall. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the sixth-floor roof terrace of the College’s Library Building at 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City – just across the way from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. The event is open to the general public, and there is no charge for admission.
The “Twilight Tuesday” program will be held on Tuesday evenings throughout the fall. Wordsmiths, bibliophiles, and storytellers will celebrate the art of written and spoken word, while enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the Jersey City and New York City skylines from the Library Building terrace.
The preview event has been coordinated by HCCC instructor and writer Kathryn Buckley, who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from The New School. Her writing has appeared in a number of publications and media, including From the Heart of Brooklyn Volume 2,The American, Ebibliotekos, 34th Parallel, Eclectica, Press Play, The Rumpus, and The Chaffey Review.
The featured guests on July 25 include:
Byron Pitts, the ABC News Anchor & Chief National Correspondent and a multiple Emmy award winning journalist who is known for his thoughtful storytelling, on-the-ground reporting and in-depth interviews. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he currently lives in Weehawken. Mr. Pitts dreamed of becoming a journalist at a young age, but he faced two serious obstacles to his dream. He was illiterate until the age of 12, and struggled to overcome a stutter. His journey is chronicled in his 2009 memoir titled Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges.
Rachel Sherman, who holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University. Ms. Sherman’s short stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Fence, Open City, Conjunctions, and n+1, among other publications. Her first book, The First Hurt, was short-listed for the Story Prize and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and was named one of the “25 Books to Remember in 2006” by the New York Public Library. Her first novel, Living Room (2009), was commended for its “perfect pacing” by The New York Times Book Review. Ms. Sherman teaches writing at Rutgers, Columbia and Fairleigh Dickinson Universities.
Edward J. Carlson, who is a New York shipping lawyer by trade. Prior to studying law, he edited magazines in San Diego; covered sports, religion, and music for Philadelphia newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer; and served as a liaison between city government agencies and immigrant communities in Philadelphia. Mr. Carlson is currently writing a novel while working full-time in New York. He resides in Jersey City.