A Message from the Executive Director

 

Stan Kula, Foundation Director

Winter 2022

Over the past few weeks, I have been excited to see the parking lots full as eager students hurry into their classes.  After a long and quiet Winter Break, the campus is once again bustling with activity!

The start of the new semester is filled with so much energy.  It’s filled with hope and optimism, a sense of curiosity, and maybe even a little nervousness.  

With this in mind, I want you to imagine that you are that student.  Maybe you are a recent high school graduate saving up for a four-year degree and open to the possibilities that SCCC can provide.  Maybe you are a working adult who is trying to balance your family and career but understand that SCCC can help take you to the next level.  Maybe you are a veteran or retired law enforcement officer looking for SCCC to help write the next chapter in your life.

I am pleased to share with you that every member of the SCCC faculty and staff feels all that energy and is ready to continue the mission!  And the SCCC Foundation is there to support that mission by raising funds for Student Success, Academic Support, Faculty and Staff Support, and Innovation.

Now, think about what you can do today to bring your relationship with SCCC into focus. Maybe it’s attending an upcoming virtual event, like our 100 Women Project lecture in March, maybe it’s sponsoring a student scholarship, maybe it’s sharing your interest in what would get you back to campus. 

Make the time and take the time for SCCC. You will be glad that you did!

Stan Kula

Executive Director, SCCC Foundation

Spring 2021

The start of a new year always fills me with hope and optimism. You look at your brand new calendar with so many blank spaces ready for all the possibilities. And so I start this first e-newsletter of 2021 by asking you to think about all those blank spaces as opportunities. With that in mind, I want you to think about the role of SCCC in your own life—Is SCCC where you took classes to start your career or learn new skills? Is it the local college that you look to in providing skilled workers to your business? Is it the community leader who provides our county with the job skills for today and tomorrow? Is it the place where you understand that learning is a lifelong adventure? Now, think about what you can do this year to bring your relationship with SCCC into focus. Maybe it’s attending an upcoming virtual event, like the 100 Women Project lecture, maybe it’s sponsoring a student scholarship, maybe it’s sharing your interest in what would get you back to campus. This year, make the time and take the time for SCCC. You will be glad that you did!

Regards,

Stan Kula,

Executive Director, SCCC Foundation

Fall 2020

I am thrilled to introduce myself to you as the new Executive Director of the SCCC Foundation.

Since my arrival in August, I have been amazed by the caring and supportive atmosphere shared by the entire SCCC community of administrators, faculty, staff, and volunteers.  With every conversation, I learn more about the College, as well as the great opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.  

A little bit on my professional fundraising background, I have 27 years of experience in a higher education setting. In addition, I have been a resident of Sussex County for 20 years and have been committed to public service.  During my time in Sussex County, I have established strong relationships with those who lead development, change, and growth in our region. I feel that my professional skills and personal experiences have led me to this opportunity to serve Sussex County Community College. The future for SCCC is bright, and it is one of the top reasons I wanted to serve as Executive Director of the Foundation. Reaching our full future potential is possible as the Foundation reaches out to alumni, community stakeholders, and business leaders to strengthen their relationship with the College. I strongly believe that through relationship building and communication, we will together find the needs of the College that will bring out the passion of our supporters.

 

I look forward to working with the SCCC community as together we fulfill our mission and reach our potential. 

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact me directly at (973)300-2173 or skula@sussex.edu.


All the best!

Stan Kula