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Union County College

908-709-7000 | 1033 Springfield Ave. | Cranford, NJ 07016

ucc.edu | webmaster@ucc.edu

Posted March 28, 2016 By

At Union, students are #1!  

As the oldest community college in New Jersey, Union has been serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933.  The College has maintained its commitment to scholarship by providing a solid liberal arts foundation while, at the same time, developing new programs and courses that meet the challenges of a rapidly developing society.

The Union County College Advantage:

  • All four Union campuses boast state-of-the-art data and voice infrastructures that can support the latest in computer hardware and software. 
  • Distance learning opportunities, such as online and blended learning classes, are increasing with each semester.
  • Union has a reputation for providing its diverse student body with a nurturing and supportive environment. 
  • Student services from Advising, Career and Transfer Services and financial aid, to the tutoring provided by the Academic Learning Centers on each campus are in place to ensure student success.
  • Earn your bachelors degree and save tens of thousands of dollars!  Attending Union County College coupled with the dual admissions or transfer/articulation agreements can ease the road to junior year status at a long list of colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

While here, students have the chance to participate in a range of activities:

  • five-star chapter of the honor society of Phi Theta Kappa
  • an award-winning student newspaper
  • a modern fitness center
  • a range of athletic programs

Whether you are a recent high school graduate, an adult returning to school after a hiatus, an employee seeking additional training or a new career, Union County College is your source for the education you need.

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Brooklyn Restaurateurs Bring New Flavors to South Orange

January 23, 2019

Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots.

Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than they could find in Brooklyn. It wasn’t long before their culinary roots came ...

Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, ...

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Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

New Jersey Date Night: Keep the Ball Rolling

New Jersey Date Night is a new series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There are two things we can count on happening when the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve. One is that a big shiny ball will fall on Times Square, signifying the beginning of a … well, new beginning. The other is that we have 365 days ahead of us with which to plan really great ...

Recipe: Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

There are some things pressure cookers do really well, and risotto is one of them. No more standing over the pot stirring and stirring and stirring!

Once the lid is on, set it for 10 minutes and come back to a creamy, savory side dish, perfect for chilly days.

This recipe goes great with seafood or chicken.

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Code Blue in Effect, Union County Looks to Add Shelter in Elizabeth

January 19, 2019

In Union County, the 2018 Point-in-Time Count Found 459 Homeless Persons

ELIZABETH, NJ – With the proposed addition of a shelter to the roster of places the homeless can go during freezing temperatures, Union County government is looking out for its homeless population.

The “Code Blue Emergency Shelter Initiative” is designed to “prevent death and injury among ...

What Affects One, Affects All in the Family System. 

Family systems theory is a theory of human behavior that views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Members of the family are intensely connected emotionally.  What affects one, affects all in the family system. 

For example, when family members get anxious, the anxiety can escalate by spreading from one ...

Boneparth: Patiently Waiting – From Cooking Stock to the Markets

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Tiny Tim Board Thanks Community for Fundraising Support

January 16, 2019

Dear Editor:

The members of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Tiny Tim Fund  Board would like to thank all residents who participated in the annual Carol Night event in December and made it a successful fundraiser for the organization.

In addition to the residents who shared holiday spirit and solicited donations on that evening, donations from groups and individuals continued to be sent in ...

St. Bartholomew Academy Announces Open Houses

January 23, 2019

St. Bartholomew Academy, educating children from grades PreK-3 through 8th grade, will host two Open Houses as it celebrates Catholic Schools Week 2019.

The first open house will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 11:30 a.m., and the second on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Prospective families may attend either and learn about the various programs the Academy offers its students ...