Archive for March, 2007

Mr. CCC

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A few contestants showed off their talents at the Mr. CCC pageant on Friday, March 23rd. John Grant swept the judges off their chairs and took home the top prize.  Nine men competed for the honor in front of 175 people. The pageant was to raise money for graduation events. “It was an amazing night filled with fun and surprises–an event where we had to work so hard to prepare. We want to thank everyone for their involvement,” said Kellie Slade, CCC Director of Student Life.

 Photos by Desiree Lara

Article by Desiree Lara and Jen Resnick

The Voice, the student newspaper for Cumberland County College, took second place for general excellence in the 2006 New Jersey Collegiate Press Better Newspapers Contest.

“This award demonstrates all the hard work of the staff of The Voice. They deserve the award and much more,” said Professor of Journalism at CCC Nate House.

“The hard work of all the reporters that worked on each story really contributed to the paper,” said Voice Staff Reporter Nate Jennings. “It was also challenging.”

CCC student Desiree Lara won second place for Arts and Entertainment writing and Chris De Los Santos won first place for Investigatve/Enterprise writing.

“I’m surprised,” Lara said. “I feel accomplished.”

Students who worked on The Voice will receive the award on March 29th at the Better Newspapers Award Banquet.




  • One Book One College

    By Jen Resnick Since 2004 there has been a One Book One College program here at CCC. The Students and staff are requested to read a book, which is chosen for that academic year. The book brings students, staff and even community members closer together by discussion. The CCC staff members are responsible for choosing the book. Professor Catherine Kewish chose this year’s one-book one-college novel. She chose Snow Falling On Cedars, by David Guterson. “The number one reason that this book was picked, [was] because it lent itself to so many different classes and different academic areas. It could easily be discussed, paper assignments, research papers and things like that and it also lent itself to multi-culturism diversity, which really are key words in the classes today,” stated professor Kewish. Snow Falling On Cedars had great reviews and is known as a “must read” novel. This gripping and impeccably written masterpiece is based on Japanese tradition. There will be a day of Japanese tradition held here at CCC in the Conference Center Banquet Room on Wednesday, March 21, 2007. Professor Kewish is very excited about this upcoming event. “This book gave us the opportunity to work with Japanese culture and we will have a whole afternoon of Japanese culture, tradition, Japanese dancers, maybe the Japanese drummers if they could get here, [and] things like Japanese calligraphy, origami, flower arranging, a Japanese tea ceremony. It’s going to be gorgeous!” said Kewish. This event is opened to the community. CCC has offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the author of this riveting novel. David Guterson, will be here on campus on Wednesday, April 4, 2007. Guterson will be at The Fine and Performing Arts Center in the theatre at 7pm. In the past the other “must read” books included, The Color Of Water and My Sister’s Keeper. You can find any of these books here at CCC’s library, CCC’s bookstore, and online.