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Union County College Invites Constituents to Join #NJCC1st Movement

Union County College

CRANFORD – On Monday, March 6, Union County College (UCC) will join other New Jersey institutions to launch the New Jersey’s Community College 1st (#NJCC1st) social media campaign to promote community college quality and affordability in the state

UCC invites students, alumni, donors, trustees, foundation members, faculty, staff, business leaders, elected officials, and all those who have benefitted from a New Jersey community college to take to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to share their community college success stories using the #NJCC1st hangtag, or by tagging @NJCC1st in Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts.

The goal is to highlight community colleges as a worthwhile investment in the future by featuring genuine stories from those who have been positively impacted by New Jersey’s community colleges.

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In addition to live social media posts, each of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges will release a series of testimonial videos that describe the importance of community colleges from students, alumni, faculty, staff, and business leaders.

UCC is a public comprehensive community college providing quality, affordable, accessible educational programs that serve the greater Union County region. It is the first community college of New Jersey’s 19 Associate Degree colleges, serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933. The College enrolls almost 30,000 credit, non-credit and continuing education students and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many programs lead to the Associate in Arts, Science and Applied Science degrees.

The New Jersey Council of County Colleges is the state association representing New Jersey’s community colleges. As an independent, trustee-headed organization that joins the leadership of trustees and presidents, the Council is the voice of the community college sector before the state legislature and other branches of government.

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Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Westfield Gets $15K Grant for Inclusive Playground Equipment for Children with Disabilities

March 16, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains will receive a $25,470 grant, while Fanwood will get a $15,000 award from the “Level the Playing Field” grant program from Union County, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Thursday.

The program was designed to help every Union County municipality provide inclusive playgrounds to children with ...

The Day After

Some years ago, the United Nations held the International Summit on Sustainable Development, here in Johannesburg. The Summit was a great success. One wonders, though, whether all the wonderful decisions and resolutions that were adopted were ever implemented. In other words, were they themselves sustainable?

Good ideas and worthwhile projects are suggested regularly. The question is, do they ...

How to Stay Connected to Your Partner After a Newborn

March 11, 2018

Life changes instantly once we have a newborn.  It is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences a couple can have. It brings joy and a newfound commitment to the relationship and now to a family of three. Grandparents, family and friends are eager to get involved with helping and visiting. Responsibilities increase, expenses increase and privacy decreases. Our routine ...

Mobile Meals of Westfield Celebrates 50th Anniversary

March 17, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ -- This year, ​Mobile Meals of Westfield is celebrating 50 years of serving our community.

Fifty years of providing hot nutritious meals and a daily check-in to homebound residents that cannot shop or cook for themselves on a temporary or permanent basis due age, illness or disability.

Please join this momentous celebration by attending Brunch and ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, March 18, 10:00 AM


Camp Riverbend Open House


Sun, March 18, 2:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Maple Sugar Sunday


Sun, March 18, 3:00 PM

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield

Crescent Concerts Presents Annual Festival of ...

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