The Samuel H. Jones Glass Education Center opened in Alloway, N.J. for the spring 2009 semester, nearly tripling the available work space for students in glass art, industrial design and scientific glass technology. About 12 miles from the Carneys Point campus, the Jones Center features a 10,000-square-foot lab/studio with the remaining area earmarked for a classroom, meeting spaces, offices and a gallery.
The building honors a Salem County entrepreneur whose generous gift of $532,000 to the SCC Foundation helped outfit the building. Mr. Jones serves as chair of the SCC Foundation board and chaired the SCUA board. The studio/lab is named in honor of SCC Distinguished Alumnus Paul J. Stankard. In addition to chairing the International Flameworking Conference, the world-renowned glass artist is an adjunct instructor and SCC's artist in residence.
GEC is built on the SCIA’s grounds to recover landfill methane as an energy source for the center.