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Tuition Increase

I was going to title this Blog, The Case for a Modest Tuition Increase, but that may not be true for all. What I may consider a “modest” tuition increase may not be such for some students and families. However, we are faced with the reality of running the College.

The Value of Education

Thank you “Varsity Blues”

Points of Pride at SCC

Sometimes, when we are caught in our day-to-day routine, we lose track of the good things taking place around us. For example:

What's new at SCC for 2019?

Welcome to 2019!  May it be your best year yet.  On campus, it promises to be an exciting year.  

A new season, a new team

The Philadelphia Eagles, let me adjust that, the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles, are on the brink of starting a new season.  What is the yin and yang of professional football is that each season is truly new.  You don’t necessarily have all the same players as circumstances evolve, and you go into the year with all the energy that

The Golden Ticket for a Golden Opportunity

Education is the solution to every problem.  Simply put, we believe that every problem facing us as a society, as an individual, and as a culture, can be solved with education.  Knowledge is power, and education is the access to knowledge.

Putting the “Community” in Salem Community College

Over the last few editions of this blog, of which I promise to be more attentive in the future, I have talked about “community.”  Often I joke about the fact that in Salem County there are not six degrees of separation, only two; and we are just “one big small town.”  The connectivity of the county is remarkable.  What is even mor

Salem C-O-M-M-U-N-I-T-Y College

Salem County is one large small town.  Often we say the rest of the world has six degrees of separation, but Salem County only needs two.  Most of us are connected by as few as two other people.

Season of Learning

We often look at January as a bleak month.  Some refer to February as the “longest month” when the calendar contradicts their perception.   Winter is about grey doldrums.  No one references a beautiful January morning, or a majestic February sunset.  Once the luster of Christmas and New Year’s have worn off, we go into a

No One Should be Hungry

The holidays always bring out the generosity in us.  When you go by the Salvation Army kettle and hear that bell, you immediately look to contribute your loose change for the benefit of the needy.  When we learn of a destitute family, the response is overwhelming.  For that spell just before Thanksgiving and just beyond Christmas,

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