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Hunterdon County names new member to Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees

BRANCHBURG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Board of Trustees welcomed new member Howard J. Opdyke of Milford at its meeting held on February 22.

Opdyke was appointed to the RVCC Board by the Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners

Opdyke serves as Owner and President of several companies in the construction industry, including H.J. Opdyke Lumber Company, Inc; Lehigh Structural Components, LLC; and Central States Millwork. He previously served on the Board of Directors of LMC, a building materials co-op.

Opdyke has held leadership positions with a number of community organizations, including serving as former Fire Chief of the Frenchtown Fire Department and as former Captain and EMT of the Frenchtown Rescue Squad. He also has volunteered with the Delaware Valley Regional High School Board of Education, the Frenchtown Borough Council, and Hunterdon County Polytech.

He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Otterbein University.

Ranked by and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to  a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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