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October 11, 2018
October 11, 2018, Jersey City, NJ – The Board of Directors of the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation announced that they will honor William and Barbara Netchert at their 21st Annual Holiday Gala on Wednesday, December 5. This year’s theme is “Americana” and will feature dishes prepared by faculty and students from the College’s nationally ranked culinary arts program. Proceeds will provide scholarships for students pursuing a degree at the College.
The recipients of this year’s Distinguished Community Service Award, Barbara and William Netchert, have been an integral part of the community and the College. Ms. Netchert served as Hudson County Clerk for more than 10 years. She was also Director of Jersey City Housing, Economic Development and Commerce and Executive Director of the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency. Mr. Netchert is an attorney with the firm of Netchert, Dineen & Hillman and serves as General Counsel for the Hudson County Improvement Authority. A member of the HCCC Board of Trustees since 2003, he has been Chairman of the Board since 2005.
“Bill and Barbara have contributed so much in time and effort to our county and in particular to HCCC. We are excited that they have agreed to allow us to recognize they lifetime commitment to Hudson County. The Gala is the Foundations primary means of raising scholarship money,” stated HCCC Foundation Executive Director Nicholas Chiaravalloti. Since 1997, the Foundation has provided over $3 million in aid to students.
The always popular, always enjoyable Gala will take place on Wednesday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the College’s Culinary Conference Center – 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City. In keeping with this year’s theme, “Americana: A Gala Dining Experience,” the event will feature cuisine prepared and served by the chef-instructors and students of the College’s renowned Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) program, rated the number-eight culinary program in the United States. Guests that evening will be able to visit the CAI kitchen/classrooms, meet the chefs/instructors and students, and savor offerings from different regions of the country.
That evening, the HCCC Foundation will hold its annual “Lucky Odds” raffle. Individual tickets for the Gala are available at $500 each.
Information on purchasing tickets – as well as event sponsorship opportunities – may be obtained by emailing Mirta Sanchez at msanchezFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE or phoning (201) 360-4004. Orders for tickets, advertising, scholarships and sponsorships may be placed on the College’s secure website at https://www.hccc.edu/community/foundation/foundation-events/index.html.