Hudson County Community College Invites Constituents to Join #NJCC1st Movement

Posted: 2/22/2017
Jennifer Christopher, (201) 360-4061 or jchristopher@hccc.edu

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – On Monday, March 6, Hudson County Community College will join New Jersey’s community colleges to launch the New Jersey’s Community Colleges 1st (#NJCC1st) social media campaign to promote community college quality and affordability in New Jersey.

Hudson County Community College invites students, alumni, donors, trustees, foundation members, faculty, staff, business leaders, elected officials, and all those who have benefited from a New Jersey community college to take to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to share their community college success stories using the #NJCC1st hashtag, or by tagging @NJCC1st in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts.

The goal is to highlight community colleges as a worthwhile investment in the future by featuring genuine stories from those who have been positively impacted by New Jersey’s community colleges.

In addition to live social media posts, each of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges will release a series of testimonial videos that describes the importance of community colleges from students, alumni, faculty, staff, and business leaders.

#NJCC1st will formally launch during the annual New Jersey Council of County Colleges’ Student Lobbying Day, where students will kick off the campaign with their posts from the event at the Statehouse in Trenton.

About Hudson County Community College

Hudson County Community College is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college with two campuses located just across the Hudson River from Manhattan in Jersey City and Union City, NJ. Fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College offers courses and classes in a wide variety of disciplines to the people and businesses of Hudson County, one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States.

The HCCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program is nationally recognized for excellence, and was ranked sixth “Best Culinary School” in the U.S. by Best Choice Schools. The Culinary Arts program is one of just two in the region accredited by the American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission and the American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation. HCCC students learn from experienced chefs and hospitality managers in professional, leading-edge kitchens and facilities, and then work in the best restaurants and hotels in the U.S.

About the New Jersey Council of County Colleges

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.