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VOLUME 1, ISSUE 5 EYE O N ES S EX JUNE/JULY 2011 THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Inside this Issue: ECC WELCOMES NEW TRUSTEES TO BOARD ECC STUDENTS IN 2 THE NEWS At left: Trustee Michellene Davis, Elvin Esteves, At right: NEW FACES AT ECC Michellene Gerald Owens and Rita Sallis Trustee Rita 2 joined the board this April, fol- EXPANDED STUDENT 3 Davis, Esq. Sallis lowing appointments by Essex SERVICES County Executive Joseph N. WEC’S CAMPUS 4 DiVincenzo Jr. LOVE STORY Ms. Michellene Davis is the Senior Vice President for Policy WE ARE ESSEX! Development & Governmental WE ARE Affairs for the Saint Barnabas At right: ACCREDITED! Health Care System. A member At left: Trustee Trustee Elvin of the Corzine administration, Gerald Owens Esteves, Esq. she held senior positions such That‘s right! Essex County as Chief Policy Counsel, acting College remains accredited by State Treasurer and Executive Mr. Elvin Esteves is an attorney the Middle States Commission Essex County College welcomed Director of the NJ Lottery. She with The Gibbons law firm, spe- on Higher Education, our stu- four new members this year to attended Seton Hall University cializing in federal and state dents‘ course credits continue the ECC Board of Trustees. The where she earned her Juris litigation, and alternative dis- to be transferable to other Board is an 11—member panel Doctorate from its law school pute resolution. He also has a colleges or universities, and we who serve in a volunteer capac- continue to offer financial aid ity for the institution. and a Bachelor‘s degree. (Continued from Page 4) and receive federal grants. During our recent Middle States peer review visit, we success- NEW SCHOOL YEAR: NEW PROGRAMS FOR ECC fully met 12 of the 14 stan- dards, mainly those related to Essex County College recently ECC‘s Business Division is the core mission, planning and announced its new programs starting a Professional Ac- resource allocation, govern- for the Fall 2011 academic counting Certificate. Like ance, special programs for year; highlights include courses the Green Technology cer- students, and qualifications of in Green Technology, account- tificate, this program also our faculty. ing and computer science. has a compressed curricu- We are required to strengthen lum that consists of ac- Essex is forward-minded in the counting, economics and two of the Middle States‘ 14 realm of ―green technology,‖ as standards to be in full compli- general education classes ance, specifically Standard 7— it is one of ONLY two commu- to produce the 30 credit Institutional Assessment and nity colleges in New Jersey of- certificate. THE “EYES” HAVE IT: Scott Mittman, Standard 14— Assessment of fering a certificate in Green right, shows Acting Dean of Liberal Arts Student Learning. Technology. Courses include: Another new offering is the & Sciences Jill Stein, left, some new Principles in Sustainability; Computer Specialist Certifi- equipment that is part of the renovated We are already working toward Green Facilities Management; cate which stems from col- Vision Care Center where ECC students meeting those remaining two Energy Auditing for Residential laboration between ECC get hands-on experience in a workplace standards. We are confident we will be able to be in full Buildings; and Introduction to and Workforce Opportunity setting. compliance with all 14 stan- Green Commercial Buildings. Services (WOS). Partici- dards by Spring 2012. For over pants take college-level courses puter, communications and busi- ―We saw an opportunity to be a at night and are placed in day- ness skills. Students at Essex 40 years, Essex County College: leader in New Jersey in offering time jobs with participating will be greeted this semester by Putting Students First. courses that focus on this wave employers. Participants are renovated and upgraded science of the future,‖ Dr. Scott Mitt- enrolled in the for-credit Com- laboratories at the Newark cam- man, chair of the Biology & puter Specialist program where pus, featuring state-of-the-art Chemistry Division. they will learn a variety of com- equipment. EYE ON ESSEX Page 2 ECC STUDENTS IN THE NEWS: MEMORIES OF NASA: New ECC NO WEIRD SCIENCE HERE: Four stu- alum Koffi Trenou (shown left) dents are recipients of merit scholar- operates a simulation rover ships from the Research and Develop- designed to explore the Mar- ment Council of New Jersey. The schol- tian surface. The Irvington arships range in value from $750 to resident was selected to travel $1,500. The scholarship recipients to NASA’s Johnson Space Cen- are pictured from left: Nicolas Car- ter in Texas in mid-May, as part mona (Architectural Technology), of an honors trip sponsored by Renata Martin (Biology, Pre-Medicine) the National Community Col- and Cinthya Dominguez (Biology, Pre- lege Aerospace Scholars pro- Medicine). Deby Rimolo (Electronic gram. Koffi (Engineering and Engineering Technology) is not pic- Mathematics) who graduated tured. All are members of the Col- in May 2011 with a 3.9 grade lege’s Phi Theta Kappa Society; Nico- point average, was one of 40 las, Cinthya and Renata are in the students and the only one from New Jersey to make the trip to strenuous Honors Program. Renata is NASA headquarters, will transfer this fall to Stevens Institute of a member of the nationally-renowned Technology to continue his engineering studies. Lady Wolverines track team. N E W F A C E S — S A M E F R I E N D LY O U T L O O K ECC GOLF TOURNAMENT MEET ECC’s strengthen. The former tunity for me,‖ said Dr. Harley. SET FOR OCT. 3 NEW ADMINIS- President of Sussex County Community College (SCCC), Previously, she served as TRATORS: Executive Director of the New- Dr. Mierendorf comes to Es- Constance sex after a year in a similar ark Downtown District and of Mierendorf (top position at Hudson County the New Jersey Multi-City LISC Community College. (Local Initiatives Support Cor- left) comes on poration). She earned her board as Execu- ―Essex is a wonderful college undergraduate degree in Po- tive Assistant of with many outstanding pro- litical Science from Rutgers Academics to grams, faculty and staff,‖ University-Douglass College said Dr. Mierendorf. ―I plan to and a law degree from the the President; contribute to the College‘s Rutgers Law School-Newark. and Dr. Joyce success.‖ Harley (bottom There are a few familiar faces Prior to her role at SCCC, she assuming new leadership left) serves as was Senior Vice President of positions: Executive Direc- Academic Affairs at Raritan Dr. Phil Linfante, Executive CALLING ALL GOLFERS, TENNIS & tor of Adminis- Valley Community College. ECC ENTHUSIASTS! Join Dean She earned Bachelor‘s and Dean for Student Success trative Services and Educational Services; Charles Lovallo (pictured above) Master‘s degrees and Doctor- and hundreds of ECC supporters July brought a few new faces ate in English from the Uni- Dr. Susan Mulligan, Executive who make a difference in the lives in key administrative posi- versity of Nebraska. Dean for Institutional Ad- of our students! Mark your calen- tions at Essex County Col- vancement; and dar for the 13th Annual Essex Dr. Wilson Harley joins ECC lege, namely Dr. Constance County College Golf & Tennis as Executive Director of Ad- Dr. Jill Stein, Acting Dean of Mierendorf and Dr. Joyce Scholarship Tournament to be ministrative Services after six Liberal Arts and Sciences. Wilson Harley. years as Essex County Admin- held at Maplewood Country Club Dr. Mierendorf brings much istrator. Dr. Wilson Harley is The positions are part of a on October 3, 2011. Our goal this experience as Executive responsible for several opera- reorganization plan initiated year is to raise $60,000 in schol- Assistant to the President for tional departments including in late 2010 by the College‘s arships that will help our most- Academics. She is serving as Auxiliary Services, Bookstore, Cabinet. Middle States Com- deserving students earn a valu- Chief Academic Officer, with Facilities Management & mission of Higher Education, able college education and take her initial focus helping en- Planning, Public Safety, Pur- ECC‘s accrediting body, ap- the next step forward to achieve sure the College exceeds the chasing and the Child Devel- plauded the plan as an ac- their dreams. The fun-filled day two Middle States Commis- opment Center. complishment that addresses starts at 10:30 a.m. and con- sion of Higher Education the complex organizations cludes with a buffet dinner. For ―Working at such a great that community colleges have information contact Leigh Bello de standards the College is cur- school is a wonderful oppor- become, and improves institu- Castro at (973) 877-3484 or via rently challenged to tional effectiveness. email: email@example.com. VOLUME 1, ISSUE 5 Page 3 THE PRESIDENT PRESENTS: ECC IN THE COMMUNIT Y Essex County College contin- Newark school district and The President overviewed the insti- ues its efforts to be a com- area colleges, so public high tution‘s 40-year history of service munity partner in the educa- school students will be better to Essex County and provided valu- tion reform of the Newark prepared to succeed in col- able statistical data that reinforced Public Schools. ECC Presi- lege. Dr. Abdullah also said the college‘s ability to serve as a dent Edythe Abdullah partici- better ways must be devel- valuable resource for workforce pated in two recent forums in oped to incorporate technol- development. an effort to further engage ogy into the public school the business community in classroom, from the learning the dialogue. standpoints of both the stu- A PANEL OF EDUCATORS: College dent and the teacher. ―It‘s important that we all President Dr. Edythe Abdullah (left) work together in improving The event was designed to served on an expert panel with the quality of education in update stakeholders on the Mashea Ashton of the Newark Char- our backyard,‖ said Dr. Abdul- progress being done in im- ter School Fund (center) and Ross lah at the Newark Regional proving the Newark school Danis, Executive Director of the Newark Education Trust (right) who Business Partnership (NRBP) district and what still needs moderated the discussion. The breakfast program on June 1. to be accomplished. panel also included Shavar Jeffries, At the session entitled Dr. Abdullah also presented a Seton Hall Law School professor; ―Education Reform in New- at the recent New Jersey Dan Gohl of Newark Public Schools; ark: Opportunities and Chal- Alliance for Action-Essex ECC STUDENTS SERVE THEIR COM- and Jarrad Toussant, an education MUNITY: Nursing Professor Majuvy lenges,‖ she urged stronger County Chapter meeting held liaison for Mayor Cory Booker. Sulse (pictured left) is flanked by collaboration between the in Newark on July 28. ECC students and family members ECC ENROLLMENT SERVICES EXT in a walkathon E N D S H O U R S after participating event raised in Verona Park. The funds for the Valerie Fund Chil- Essex County College‘s Enrollment changed, being open from 9 offered to meet our students‘ dren’s Center for Cancer and Blood Services Express and Financial Aid a.m. to 6 p.m. The Friday needs. Most recently, the Disorders at Saint Barnabas Medi- offices are expanding their hours closing hour will also remain Faculty Technology Resource cal Center in Livingston on June 11. to better meet the growing needs 4 p.m. Center (FTRC) initiated two The ECC “family” frequently finds of our students. On Friday morn- new utilities — Online Course ways to give back to our commu- ings, both offices will now open at ―We are continuing to explore Withdrawal and Early Alert. ways to make the entire proc- nity. On May 21, members of the 9 a.m. instead of 11:30 a.m., an- The two student-centric com- College’s Physical Therapist Assis- nounced Executive Dean of Stu- ess more convenient and munication tools enhance easier to access for our stu- tants Club participated in a 5K/ dent Success Phil Linfante. professors‘ ability to meet the Walkathon, also held in Verona dents,‖ said Dean Linfante. changing academic needs of Park, with proceeds benefiting the Monday through Thursday hours their students. for both offices will remain un- The shift in hours is yet an- First Cerebral Palsy Center of New other enhanced service being Jersey, located in Belleville. A RE A FIRE FIGH TE RS T RA IN AT EC CPA ―We are filling a vital The initial firefighter training class when ECC‘s Police Academy firefighters have already reg- need by expanding offered through the Essex County expanded its scope to offer istered for the training class College Police Academy (ECCPA) firefighting courses. starting September 9. This in Cedar Grove fills an important course is being offered in our services. Now, need in fire safety for county resi- ―We are filling a vital need by conjunction with a 10-week dents. expanding our academy ser- Basic EMT training course for firefighters don‘t vices,‖ said ECC Police Acad- firefighters that starts Sep- A total of 16 volunteer firefighters, emy Director Rocco Miscia. tember 12. have to travel for high including 12 adults and four junior ―This is also cutting down on firefighters under 18, are taking travel time for the firefighters A number of other offerings -quality training, we the Basic Fire Fighter I course for who don‘t have to go all over are being developed at the volunteers. The inaugural class the state; now high-quality academy. The county‘s 20 began June 14 and runs through training is held right here in fire departments respond to offer it right here in September 7. Essex County.‖ more than 40,000 calls an- nually. Essex County.‖ Essex has been one of only two The City of Newark also offers counties in the state without a on-site training, but instruc- ECC has operated the Police - Rocco Miscia, county-wide fire training facility. tion is limited to City depart- Academy since Dec. 31, ECC Police Academy Director That changed earlier this year ments. More than 20 career 1998. (NEW TRUSTEES—Continued from Page 1) ECC EVENTS practice representing and coun- AUGUST 2011 seling developers and corpora- tions on real estate development W E A R E E S S E X : C H A N G I N G L I V E S . B U I L D I N G F U T U R E S . Most programs are free and open to projects, government and other the public. Events are held at the business matters in Newark. A Newark campus, unless noted: EYE ON ESSEX graduate of Columbia Law A publication of Essex County College School, he also holds an under- August College Open House graduate degree with High Hon- Dr. Edythe M. Abdullah 10 2nd Floor Forum ors from Rutgers University. College President 4:00 PM—7:00 PM Mr. Gerald Owens is the General Marsha McCarthy August Radiography Pinning Organizer for the International Director of Marketing & Communications/Publisher 18 Ceremony, Multi-Purpose Room, 3rd Floor Longshoreman‘s Association, 303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102 6:00 PM and the first African-American to Phone: (973) 877-3054 By Invitation Only serve in that position in the 115- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org year history of the union. A long- Adult Learning Center shoreman in Port Newark and ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE Recognition Ceremony Port Elizabeth since 1958, he BOARD OF TRUSTEES ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE Siegler Hall 6:00 PM also served as the union‘s assis- Rev. Reginald T. Jackson – Chair Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. tant general organizer. He was Mr. Thomas Scrivo, Esq. – Vice By Invitation Only instrumental in establishing a Chair ESSEX COUNTY BOARD OF August Investiture Ceremony for 29 scholarship fund while president Ms. Michellene Davis, Esq. CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS Dr. Edythe Abdullah as Mr. Elvin Esteves, Esq. Blonnie R. Watson, President of ILA Local 1233 in Newark. 6th President of Essex Since 2006, he has served as a Dr. Lawrence Feinsod Ralph R. Caputo, Vice President County College Mr. Joseph Fiordaliso D. Bilal Beasley Physical Education Bldg. vice president of the New Jersey Ms. Jeweline Grimes Linda Lordi Cavanaugh 9:00 AM—11:00 AM ALF-CIO and is a state Board of Mrs. Stacey LG Jennings Carol Y. Clark Convocation Elections commissioner. Mr. Gerald W. Owens Samuel Gonzalez 11:30 AM—-6:00 PM Ms. Rita Sallis is a principal at Ms. Rita J. Sallis Rufus I. Johnson Mr. Calvin Souder, Esq. Donald M. Payne, Jr. The Yucaipa Companies, a ven- (More events are listed on the ture capital and private equity Elizabeth Santiago, Student Patricia Sebold “EVENTS” section on our website at company. She previously worked Representative essex.edu) for the City of New York, serving NEW HEAD COACH FOR ECC‘S MENS‘ BASKETBALL TEAM as Deputy Comptroller/Chief Investment Officer, overseeing There will be a new head coach on the sidelines this season for ECC‘s men‘s basketball the investment of the city‘s five team. Corey Lowery recently accepted the position after four years at Middlesex County pension boards. She was also College where he compiled an outstanding 88-28 record. Deputy Comptroller for Public Finance. She earned an ad- ―This is a great opportunity for me. ECC is a step up in National Junior College Athletic vanced degree in Health Admini- Association competition since Essex is Division 2 and Middlesex is Division 3‖ said stration from the University of Coach Lowery. ―Essex has a great tradition and facilities, and is in an area rich in talent.‖ Pittsburgh and a degree in Psy- Lowery promises his team will be built on discipline and an up-tempo pressing defense. chology from Central State Uni- Players also can expect mandatory study hall and time in the weight room. While he expects a number of versity in Ohio. freshmen dotting the roster, the new coach does not consider this season a rebuilding year, although the The Board implements policies team finished a disappointing 12-16 last year. and practices developed by the An elementary school principal in nearby Union Township, he previously coached at Hillside High School administration, acts on person- and was an assistant coach at Bloomfield College. He is a graduate of Rutgers-Newark, where he played nel issues, approves expendi- basketball while majoring in sociology and education. tures, helps develop the annual budget, and listens to concerns from students and employees. LOVE: ECC’S WEST ESSEX CAMPUS ST YLE The Board of Trustees meets in public session each month. In 2005, students Michael Calla- The couple graduated from Master‘s degree. Since han (‗07) and Elizabeth Zink ECC as members of Phi Theta attending ECC, their careers (‗06) began dating. They had Kappa with Associate de- and relationship blossomed. many common interests includ- grees in Liberal Arts. ing music, volunteering and good The newlyweds share fond food. Something else they shared Elizabeth continued on to memories of their time at was the desire to pursue their pursue a BA from Seton Hall ECC. Michael and Elizabeth education, but were unsure of University. She is currently consider the skills they ob- the paths they wanted to take. working on her Master‘s de- tained from ECC to be the gree to become a Board Cer- ultimate stepping stones Together they decided to enroll in tified Associate Behavior that have contributed to the classes at ECC‘s West Essex Analyst. Michael graduated current successes and fulfill- Campus and began their pursuit Rutgers University-Newark ment that — like their love — HERE IS THE BRIDE: ECC alum, Michael of Liberal Arts degrees to gain with a degree in Social Work. will continue to grow with and Elizabeth Callahan of Hoboken were direction in their future. Next, he will focus on his time. married on September 18, 2010.
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