Alumni Spotlight

Cumberland County College is proud of our Alumni. We enjoy celebrating and sharing the accomplishments of our students after they graduate!

Have you continued your education? Did you get hired by an amazing company, or finally land your dream job? Maybe you met the love of your life on our campus, or pursued your dreams? Whatever you’ve been up to, we want to hear about it! Please send your updates to [email protected]. You could be our next Alumni Spotlight! Complete this form to tell us about your success.

CCC Graduate, Nicole Wettstein, Uses Computer Science Degrees and Years of Job Experience Volunteering in the Community 

Nicole WettsteinNicole Wettstein was born and raised in Cumberland County and graduated from Millville Senior High School in 1997. She received her A.A.S degree in Computer Information Systems from Cumberland County College and was also recognized as the Outstanding Computer Science Student for 1999. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and was awarded the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship, Cilento Family Foundation Scholarship and the Bell Atlantic Scholarship in 1999.

She obtained her B.A. degree in Computer Science and Information Systems from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 2001 and her M.S. degree in Information Systems from Drexel University in 2008.

—Nicole Wettstein

I am extremely proud to be a Cumberland County College alumna! CCC made it possible for me to attend college full-time and begin building my network and career immediately upon graduating high school. Upon graduation and after transferring to a four year University, I not only received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, but also a solid career foundation. I was prepared to begin climbing the corporate ladder while my fellow graduates were searching for internships. I truly believe this is due to the solid foundation, flexibility, and diversity I experienced as a student at Cumberland County College.

In 2001, she joined Computer Sciences Corporation as an Associate Member of the Technical Staff developing software for the AEGIS combat system for the US Navy. Beginning in 2003, she joined L-3 Communications as a Member of the Engineering Staff working as a Process Engineer and received the Madhu S. Gokhale Scholarship from the Association of Scientists and Professional Engineering Personnel to continue her education. In 2006, she became a Senior Member of the Engineering Staff and was a member of the product lifecycle management team. In 2014, this team received the L-3 Communications Internal Service Team of the Year award. In 2014, she joined Salem Community College as an Institutional Analyst and in 2015, she was employed by the Millville Public School District as a Senior Computer Technician and Database Analyst.

Today, Nicole is happy to be working at Rowan University as the Assistant Director of Advancement Services. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the trumpet and singing with the a cappella group, The Next Chapter. Nicole has received her ScrumAlliance Certified Scrum Master and ITIL Foundation Certifications and volunteers as webmaster of the Cumberland County Bar Association and “The Next Chapter” websites. She also loves coaching the FIRST FLL middle school robotics team, the Robotecs. For the past 15 years, she has volunteered in various capacities for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Cumberland County and is currently a Tri-Lead for the county wide event. Nicole is also the current President of the Cumberland County College Alumni Association and also serves as Secretary for the Young Non-Profit Professionals Network of New Jersey. She is also a member of the American Association of University Women, the ACE Women’s Network at Rowan University, serves on the Cumberland County College Advisory Board, and served as chairperson of the 2018 Cumberland County Youth Empowerment Summit for Girls.

She also has a love for distance running and has completed over 45 half marathons, 4 full marathons and 4 ultramarathons. She is a Disney enthusiast, enjoys traveling, nature, learning, music, and spending time with her family.