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Alumni Notes

Rachel Guallpa – ’02 of Woodstown, N.J. worked at SCC tutoring fellow students while attending the College.  After graduating, she went on to earn a BA from Rutgers Camden and a JD from Widener School of Law.  She is now an attorney with her own practice in Woodstown, N.J., where she resides with her husband and three children and actively volunteers in the community.
Dr. Raymond Bolden, Jr. - '77 of Alloway, N.J. is Executive Director of the Inter-Agency Council, the Human Services Advisory Council of Salem County. He is Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Social Work, at West Chester University. He became Vice President of the SCC Alumni Association on July 1, 2009.
Jacob C. Farbman - '96 of Langhorne, Pa., is Director of Communications for the N.J. Council of County Colleges. He was honored as SCC Distinguished Alumnus in 2006. Jake completed a two-year term as President of the SCC Alumni Association in June 2009.
Doris Hitchner Isaacs - '79 of Pennsville, N.J. returned to Salem County after retiring from the Ocean City (NJ) School District in 2007. She is employed by the N. J. Department of Education as the Executive County School Business Administrator for Salem County. Living and working at the shore was an adventure but returning to Salem County and giving back to the community is very important to her at this time in her life. The associate degree from SCC was a step in the process that eventually led to a master's degree from Rowan University. The support and encouragement from the Salem Community College staff enabled Doris, a parent working full time, to succeed as a part-time student and, ultimately, in her career in school business administration.

Jeannette R. Jackson - '04 of Penns Grove, N.J. graduated from Wilmington University in May 2009 with a B.A. in General Studies and a Certificate in Legal Studies.

Catherine McConathey - '03 of Alloway, N.J. graduated from Rowan University in May 2005 with dual degree in Elementary Education and Sociology. Since September 2005, she has been a third-grade teacher with Salem Middle School in the Salem City School District.

Charles R. Powell - '05 lives in Elmer, N.J. After graduating from SCC, he accepted a position with Heritage Business Systems as an account specialist. Currently, he is Treasurer for the SCC Alumni Association and enjoys working with the other board members to raise funds to supply book grants to students at SCC. He also volunteers for Elmer Little League where he manages a junior boys team and serves as an assistant coach of a minor league team. In addition, he is on the marketing committee for the Salem County Chamber of Commerce.

Candice M. Racite - '03 of Carneys Point, N.J. is President of the SCC Alumni Association Board. She works for the College as an adjunct instructor. Candice says, "To all the other alumni: join our association. Our time with SCC goes well beyond our initial education. I have enjoyed coming back and being involved in what gave me a head-start into the 'real world!'"

Garrett Keisling - '03 of Nevada City, Calif., founded "Keisling Glasswürks," a creative glass studio, after graduating from the Scientific Glass Technology program and working in the scientific glass field for several years.

Koki Nomura - '90 of Hokkaido, Japan earned a Ph. D. in American Literature in 2004 (Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan). He and his wife Miho Nomura have a daughter. Koki is an associate professor of English and American literature at Asahikawa University (Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan).