Memorandum of understanding to be signed on May 16 at Hudson County Community College, with classes beginning in January 2020
York, NY – May 10, 2019 – Continuing to expand its proven
workforce development program, the nonprofit Year Up New York | New Jersey announced
that it will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today with Hudson County
Community College (HCCC) to launch a new Year Up site at the college, with the
first class of students starting in January 2020.
The signing will take place at 10 a.m.
on May 16, 2019, at HCCC. Dr. Chris Reber, President of HCCC, and John Galante,
Executive Director of Year Up New York | New Jersey, will sign the MOU.
NOTES AND TONES’ Opening Reception at Dineen
Hull Gallery, Tues, Feb. 5, 4-7 pm
Department of Cultural Affairs presents NOTES AND TONES, a themed
compilation of prints created by nationally recognized artists who have worked
over the years with the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in Manhattan. The
show opens Tues, Jan 29 and runs through Fri, Mar. 1. An Opening Reception will
be held on Tues, Feb. 5, from 4-7 pm.
Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop is a community printshop dedicated to
continuing the legacy of its founder and master printer Robert Blackburn, a jazz
aficionado who held similar ideologies to the local Jazz communities of the
late 1960s. This indie spirit glistens though the jazz-inspired works that will
be on view in NOTES AND TONES. The exhibit will also include a closer look
at community partner WBGO, a celebrated national radio station based in Newark.
at the Closing
Reception, Mar. 1
exhibiting artists include Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Camille Billops,
Willie Birch, Robert Blackburn, Betty Blayton, Kay Brown, Vivian Browne, Mel
Edwards, Maren Hassinger, Robin Holder, Dindga McCannon, Otto Neals, Mavis Pusey,
Vernal Reuben, Betye Saar, Vincent Smith, Mildred Thompson, and Michael Kelly
exhibition coincides with HCCCs annual Georgia Brooks Celebration. Highlights
include a live Jazz performance during the opening reception on Feb. 5 which
will be recorded by WBGO and broadcast live On Air. Jersey City masking tape
artist Kayt Hester will create a live mural installation in the Dineen Hull Atrium.
The closing reception will take place on March 1and feature a performance by
singer Audrey Martells accompanied by Belden Bullock on bass.
This year marked the 21st anniversary of the fundraiser, and the theme was “Americana.” Guests toured the program kitchens of the HCCC Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts representing various regions of the USA. All of the delicious cuisine was prepared by the College’s Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) chefs/instructors and students, and served by CAI students. The HCCC CAI program – which is ranked among the top ten culinary programs in the U.S. – is one of only two programs in the region accredited by the American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission.
One of the evening’s highlights was the presentation of the Hudson County Community College Foundation 2018 Distinguished Community Service Award to Barbara and William Netchert. Mr. Netchert is an attorney with the firm of Netchert, Dineen & Hillman and serves as General Counsel for the Hudson County Improvement Authority. A member of HCCC Board of Trustees since 2003, he has been Chairman of the Board since 2005, and has been instrumental in the College’s incredible growth. An integral part of the county and the College, Ms. Netchert served as Hudson County Clerk for more than 10 years. She was also Director of Jersey City Housing, Economic Development and Commerce, and Executive Director of the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency.
Proceeds from the Americana-themed fundraiser will benefit deserving students; Barbara and William Netchert received the 2018 Distinguished Community Service Award. January 4, 2019, Jersey City, NJ – The Board of Directors of the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation hosted its Annual Holiday Gala on Wednesday, December 5. The event was held in the College’s Culinary Conference Center at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City. Proceeds from the event – over $175,000 – will provide scholarships for deserving students.
The Hudson County Community College Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (C) 3 corporation giving tax-exempt status to contributors. Since the Foundation was established in 1997, it has provided over $3 million in scholarships. The HCCC Foundation also established the Foundation Art Collection eleven years ago to coincide with the initiation of the College’s Fine Arts studies program. Presently, the Collection includes over 1,200 paintings, lithographs, photographs, sculptures, and other works by nationally acclaimed artists that are displayed throughout all the buildings on the College’s Journal Square and North Hudson Campuses. The Foundation also hosts a series of lectures that feature prominent artists and art authorities and scholars, and are open to the general public.# # # NOTE TO EDITORS: A photo from the event is included with this release. Caption follows:
November 26, 2018, Jersey City, NJ – As a rule, the first 150 days set the tone and pace of a presidency and often indicate priorities that will be pursued. Recently, Dr. Chris Reber marked the 150th day of his term as president of Hudson County Community College (HCCC). In the five-plus months since taking office, he has been moving forward nonstop with optimism and enthusiasm.
Since July, Reber has conducted a “listening tour” that has involved more than 100 meetings with faculty, staff, students and community leaders and yielded an understanding of those constituents’ perspectives, concerns, hopes and ideas. He has been preparing for collective bargaining negotiations and working with faculty and staff to ensure for the College’s successful reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Continue reading HCCC President Chris Reber: Building Upon the Success of the First 150 Days→
JERSEY CITY, N.J. / October 2, 2018 — Hudson County Community College announced that 521 full-time students were eligible for the Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester.
Full-time degree students who have completed all Academic Foundations and ESL courses and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and no ‘F’ grades in the current semester are eligible for the Dean’s List.
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.