New Jersey’s Community Colleges to Host Fifth Annual #NJC4 Week to Encourage College Completion

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TRENTON, N.J. –New Jersey’s 19 community colleges will hold the fifth annual New Jersey Community College Completion Challenge (NJC4) from Monday, October 16, to Friday, October 20. NJC4 is a statewide initiative that encourages college completion, celebrating the collaboration amongst students, faculty and staff.

NJC4 is a campaign that inspires students to complete their associate degrees and certificates, and encourages them to pursue their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges and universities. During NJC4 week, each community college will host events on campus to raise awareness of the numerous resources available that aid in the college completion process. Students will be exposed to activities such as signing the completion pledge, listening to guest speakers and participating in peer-to-peer civic engagements programs.

Partners for these events include Rutgers University-Newark, Kean University, New Jersey Council of County Colleges’ (NJCCC) Center for Student Success, and Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for community colleges.

Members of Phi Theta Kappa will organize and facilitate these events at each of their respective community college campuses. Phi Theta Kappa offers a wide range of scholarships and support services for county college students.

“The NJC4 campaign conveys a vital message to all community college students statewide,” said NJCCC President Dr. Lawrence A. Nespoli. “It is imperative that you complete your degree, as it is the gateway to a great job.”

You can follow the NJC4 campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #NJC4.

In fall 2013, New Jersey was the first state in the nation to implement a statewide community college completion awareness program. Since then, 20 other states have used NJC4 as a template for similar college completion programs.

The New Jersey Council of County Colleges is the state association representing New Jersey’s 19 community colleges. As an independent, trustee-headed organization that joins the

leadership of trustees and presidents, the Council is the voice of the community college sector before the state legislature and other branches of government.

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