UCC Foundation 'Closes The Gap', Hosts Third Annual Fundraiser Reception July 11

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The late Assemblyman Jerry Green addressed the audience at last year’s Close the Gap Cocktail Reception while Assemblyman Jamel Holley waits to express his support of the campaign.
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CRANFORD, NJ - The Union County College Foundation will host its Third Annual “Close the Gap” Cocktail Reception July 11 in the Victor M. Richel Student Commons on the Cranford campus. This campaign supports the College’s strategic initiative to help shrink the achievement gap that exists for African American students and will also provide financial assistance to help those students complete their degree on time.

This year’s event is being held in memory of Assemblyman Jerry Green. In 2015, when Green learned about the low graduation rates among African American male students, he joined Assemblyman Jamel Holley and a number of Foundation Board members to support the College’s strategic initiative to close the achievement gap.

Thanks to Green's leadership and dedication to Union students, the Foundation has had a dramatic impact on student success.

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Since the start of the campaign three years ago, more than $100,000 has been invested in scholarships, grant support, and emergency funding for students who are on course to graduate. Graduation rates for African American male students have more than tripled. The Foundation now also provides financial support to the College’s African American female students. 

For ticket and other ways to support the year event, call 908-709-7505 or visit ucc.edu.

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