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PR # 6 July 22, 2008


The Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Foundation raised $50,000 at its 2008 Golf Classic, held July 14 at the Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater. Commerce Bank was the Summa Cum Laude sponsor for the event, which was enjoyed by 100 enthusiastic golfers.

Other sponsors included PSE&G (golf balls sponsor), Hughes-Plumer & Associates (lunch sponsor), Commerce Bank (golf carts), Video Corporation of America (photography sponsor) and Motivated Security Services (beverage cart). Magna Cum Laude sponsors included Gilbane Building Co.; GPC, Inc.; and Somerset Medical Center.

The golfers tackled the challenging course and finished off the day with an elegant buffet dinner, a 50/50 raffle and a live auction. Bids for the area golf courses were coaxed from the crowd by auctioneer Harrie Copeland. Silent auction items included a Dell computer, hotel packages, gift certificates to four-star restaurants and sports tickets.

The RVCC Foundation raises private funds to assist the College in providing affordable, accessible and quality educational and cultural experiences for the community. Proceeds from the event will support special programs through the College?s Civic Engagement initiative, The Theatre at RVCC and Art Gallery, workshops, speakers and scholarships.

For more information about the Foundation or to make a gift, contact Executive Director Betty Demy Hutcheon, ehutcheo@raritanval.edu .

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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