January Spotlight – June Sernak
For the January Member Spotlight, we are featuring June DePonte Sernak, Dean of Life Long Learning at Rowan College at Burlington County.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your business.
June is the Dean of Life Long Learning at Rowan College at Burlington County. June has worked in corporate telecommunications for 25 years with MCI and Sprint in sales and marketing and most recently was the Executive Director for the American Red Cross. Dedicated to non-profit missions, she served on the Board of Director’s for ArtReach for 15 years as well as working on various event committees with NPO’s such as Image & Attitude and Habitat for Humanity. She currently serves as an Honorary Commander for the Joint Base- McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. June currently is a member of BCMAC (Burlington County Military Affairs Committee) and Secretary for the 200 Club of Burlington County.
June was voted SJ Biz Woman of the Year 2016, SJ Biz Magazine Executive of the Year, NAWBO Community Advocate of the Year, SNJBP Magazine Women Executive of the Year, SJ Biz Women to Watch and featured in South Jersey Magazine’s Exceptional Women Entrepreneurs & Executives.
June studied Marketing at Montclair State College and has an MBA in Management from Strayer University. She is an adjunct professor for Rowan College at Burlington County College. She is a life-long resident of Burlington County and currently resides in Delanco, NJ with her husband, Mike and daughter, Alyssa.
Do you have a tip or tool that has helped you in your business?
The business tip I always use is to keep learning new things. Always learn new ideas, read books, and watch videos that share different perspectives on our diverse and changing environment. It keeps your tools sharp to prepare for your next adventure.
Do you have a quote to share and inspire other members?
Be the woman who fixes another Queen’s crown without telling the world it’s crooked.
What is your go to business, mindset or productivity book that has helped you in your life and business that you’d like to share?
Many years ago, I read the book, Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown: Notes from a Single Girl’s Closet by Adena Halpern. The premise being that the clothing in our closets are the stories of our lives, the lessons we’ve learned, the people we’ve loved, the jobs we have had, and the places we have been. We have had different “outfits” to arm ourselves at every level from joyous times to anguish. I always use my wardrobe to look back on my many accomplishments and memories, as well as my armor for my next adventure. It’s the confidence we exude in life and business that shows in your style inside and out.
Please tell us about your next upcoming business event so that we can share it with our members and followers.
Our next event is Celebration of Philanthropy at the Merion in Cinnaminson on February 21, 2019 to celebrate the Rowan College at Burlington County Foundation providing scholarships for students to learn life changing skills that will forever shape their lives. www.rcbc.edu/foundation