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Vol. 6, Issue 3 * Black History Month Kicks Off Now!

Black History Month Kickoff. Come down to the Van Curler Room today, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for festivities to kick off a month full of great events! See the full calendar. Monday, February 3 Black History Month Kickoff – 11 a.m., Van Curler Room. With Ms. Marsha Mortimore, Hamilton Hill Arts Center African Dancers.

SGA Senate Meeting – 11:20 a.m., Activity Forum. All students are welcomed to attend.

Also Note – Candidates Wanted! The Student Government Association is seeking individuals for the following seats for the Spring 2014 Semester: Treasurer, Senior Senator (1) and Freshmen Senator (4). Interested candidates may pick up petitions for election from the SGA Office (222H) or Student Affairs (ELS-222). Completed petitions are due to Student Affairs (ELS-222) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 7. No late petitions will be accepted. Please contact Christopher Del Vecchio, Student Activities Advisor, by e-mail at or telephone at 518-381-1313 for more information. Wednesday, February 5 Women’s and Men’s Basketball Home Games – 5 and 7 p.m., YMCA. Both Royals teams, respectively, take on Delhi. Study Skills – 11:30 a.m., Elston 328. A seminar with Judy Fruiterman.

Student Volunteer Organization Weekly Meeting – 11:20 a.m., Elston 236. The goal of the Student Volunteer Organization (SVO) is to connect the students with the community for

the purpose of learning about the community and serving the needs of the people. All students welcomed.

Friday, February 7 An Evening with Vocalist Freddy Ingleton and Friends – 7 p.m., Taylor Auditorium. Emcee: Wes Holloway, Vice President of Diversity, Golub Corporation. During his 15-years as a member of the Philadelphia soul-singing group The Delfonics, Freddy Ingleton performed in shows that also featured Al Greene, the Four Tops and the Temptations. SGA Candidate Petitions Due – 4:30 p.m., Elston 222. Please see the February 3 listing for details on running for office.

Career Expo – David Wasniski, Manager of Mexican Radio Restaurant, talks about the new restaurant in downtown Schenectady with Ariana Schrader, a Culinary Arts/Hotel and Restaurant Management major, at the Career Expo for the Hospitality, Food Service and Tourism Industries last week. More pics.

Throwing Fastballs! Professor Matt Farron congratulates Devin Samuels, winner of Speed Pitch 2014. Devin, an SCCC alumnus now pursuing his bachelor’s degree at the University at Albany, won for his plan for a new bookkeeping business. Five aspiring entrepreneurs competed this year. Speed Pitch is organized by Professor Matt Farron of the Division of Business, Criminal Justice and Law; Bob Frederick, Coordinator of Career and Employment Services; and Janet Tanguay, Entrepreneurship Manager for the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber. A panel of expert judges are instrumental in the success of the event each year. More pics.

HPOG Commencement – Bill Rowe, Instructor (center) with Lisbeth Fernandez and Shatiki Beatty during the HPOG graduation ceremony last week. Students graduated from programs in Certified Nurse Aid, Home Health Aid and Dental Laboratory Technician. More pics.

Smart Scholars Honored – Paul M. Scampini, Vice Presidents Penny Haynes and Martha Asselin and President Quintin Bullock were honored by the Schenectady City School District for their work in bringing SCCC to the high school as part of the Smart Scholars program. $$ Need Money for College? The SCCC Foundation Scholarship Program will award scholarships to more than 100 students for the 2014-2015 academic year. These scholarships vary in amount and are based on a variety of factors. Scholarships are for returning and graduating SCCC students and most awards range from $500-$1,500. Apply online starting Friday, February 21 by visiting Also Coming Up:

Food for Thought and All that Jazz Honorary Chairperson: Joseph Carr, Renowned Vintner, Founder of Joseph Carr Napa Valley Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Location: Schenectady County Community College 78 Washington Avenue Schenectady, NY 12305 Times: 6 p.m. - Champagne Toast in the Taylor B. Auditorium followed by a Jazz Concert performed by the SCCC Student Jazz Ensemble Post-Concert – Culinary Extravaganza prepared by SCCC Culinary Arts Students About the Event: More than 300 prominent business, education and community leaders come together to enjoy fabulous food and jazz presented by Culinary Arts and Music students from two of SCCC’s premier academic programs. We plan to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year, including the fact that through our fundraising we have been able to transform the experiences of SCCC students. Register for this year’s event today!

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