2017, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will present the HCCC 2017 Heritage
Award to Joseph D. Sansone for his lifetime service to the community. The award will be presented during the
College’s 40th Annual Commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 18,
beginning at 6:00 p.m. at New Jersey Performing Art Center in Newark, NJ.
Degrees will be conferred on approximately 1,129 students that evening.
HCCC Heritage Award was instituted 24 years ago to honor members of the
community who have made significant contributions to the College, its students,
and families. Past recipients include: Hudson County Executive Thomas A.
DeGise; President of Lindenfelser Associates, Aerospace Consultants and former
Kearny Mayor and Councilperson Kenneth H. Lindenfelser; SILVERMAN principal Paul Silverman; former HCCC Vice President
for Academic Affairs Dr. Abegail Douglas-Johnson; Union City science teacher
Nadia Makar; Pastor and Overseer of Mt. Sinai Full Baptist Church Mother
Jacqueline Mays; United Way of Hudson County President Daniel Altilio; Hudson
County business leader Raju Patel; retired Jersey
Journal publisher Scott Ring; former New Jersey City University President
Dr. Carlos Hernandez; and Director of District Redesign & Leadership at the
Annenberg Institute for School Reform/Brown University Marla Ucelli.
D. Sansone is a lifelong resident of Hudson County.
He attended Rutgers College and is
a graduate of The American Institute of Banking. His career, which spans more
than 50 years, began at First Jersey National Bank in Jersey City (which was
later acquired by NatWest Bank), where he held senior positions in retail
banking. Mr. Sansone worked for ChaseMellon Shareholder Services for several
years as a Vice President of Correspondence and Lost Securities.
Mr. Sansone joined Hudson County Community College as Executive Director of the
College Foundation; he also serves Vice President for Development and Assistant
to the President.
Sansone has been an active member of the Hudson County community since 1962. He
is the current Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hudson
Hospice;past President of the Rotary Club
of Jersey City-Daybreak; past Chair of the American Conference on Diversity;
past member of the Securities Information Center of the SEC Lost Securities
Program - New York; Past Chair of the Institutional Advancement Affinity Group
of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges; Trustee and member of Destination
Jersey City; a past Board Member of the Northeast Jersey Bankers Association;
past President of the West Hudson/South Bergen Optimist Club; former member of
the Board of Trustees and Treasurer of the Pavonia Girl Scout Council; former
Trustee of the Hoboken Salvation Army; and a past member of the Hoboken
Sansone is the recipient of numerous awards recognizing his exemplary
leadership and dedication to service in support of the community. These include
Hudson Hospice “Man of the Year Award,” Christopher Columbus “Outstanding
Community Service Award,” and the New Jersey Council of County Colleges “Spirit
very proud to present this award to Joe,” said HCCC President Glen Gabert,
Ph.D. “He has worked tirelessly with the HCCC Foundation Board members to
secure the funding that has resulted in thousands of students being able to
benefit not only from scholarships, but also from our cultural enrichment
programs, the HCCC Foundation Permanent Art Collection, and much more.”
about being named for the award, Mr. Sansone said: “I would like to thank the
Hudson County Community College Trustees and President Gabert for recognizing me
with the 2017 Heritage Award. I would also like to thank the HCCC Foundation
Board members for their dedication and hard work in aiding the students of
Hudson County Community College.”
TO EDITORS: A limited number of press passes and parking vouchers for the
HCCC Commencement Ceremonies are available and may be secured by contacting the
College’s Communications Office at 201-360-4060.
members of the media covering the event may interview the College’s
distinguished guests in the VIP Room from 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. that evening.
Important Note to Media:
NJPAC regulations allow members of the media to film
a maximum of 30 (thirty) minutes of video footage from proceedings in the
and to air just 3 (three) minutes of that footage.