Once Homeless, Student Becomes Gilman Scholar

-- October 9, 2017

Orlando Fonte PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College student Orlando Fonte, of Weehawken, has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Seville, Spain, during the fall 2017 academic term. His departure for Spain, though may represent the easiest part of his journey. As recent as this […]

Concert Explores the World from Bergen’s Ciccone

-- October 4, 2017

PARAMUS, N.J. – Taking musical cues from around the globe, Bergen Community College’s music department will present “A Musical Geography: Around the World in 80 Minutes” in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre (400 Paramus Road) Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Conceived and directed by Bergen performing arts professor Andrew Krikun, Ph.D., the concert will […]

Be a Hero for Veterans at Bergen 5K

-- October 3, 2017

In the inaugural Hero 5K, more than 100 runners and family members supported U.S. military veterans. PARAMUS, N.J. – In an event tailor-made for the Flash, Bergen Community College’s second annual “Hero 5K Run” encourages participants to dress as their favorite superhero as they raise funds for United States military veterans. Organized by the College’s […]

Another Summer of STEM for Bergen Students

-- September 29, 2017

Bergen Community College students prepping a high-altitude balloon for flight before the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. PARAMUS, N.J. – This summer, Bergen Community College STEM students launched a high-altitude balloon to capture images of the solar eclipse, recorded geologic activity around the globe with a homemade seismometer and placed first in a national hackathon competition. […]

Student Selected for Honor Society Board

-- September 21, 2017

Amanda Karpinski PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College student Amanda Karpinski, the current international president of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society of two-year colleges, has earned a second leadership position with the organization – she will serve as the student representative on the group’s board of directors. Elected as president by her peers at […]

Festival Brings All that Jazz to Bergen

-- September 15, 2017

Grammy nominee Curtis Lundy’s nonprofit and Bergen Community College will host “An Autumn Afternoon of Jazz” Sept. 30. PARAMUS, N.J. – Award-winning artists Curtis Lundy, Bobby Watson and Sherry Winston will headline “An Autumn Afternoon of Jazz” at Bergen Community College. Hosted by the nonprofit Bergen County Jazz Society and the College, the event will […]

Still Time to Register for Fall Semester at Bergen

-- September 13, 2017

Many fall II classes will take place at Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College will begin its fall II schedule Friday, Sept. 22, providing students with a second opportunity to enroll in classes this fall. The fall I schedule began Sept. 1. Offerings such as English Composition […]

Bergen Begins 50th Year

-- September 7, 2017

Students returned to Bergen Community College’s main campus in Paramus Sept. 1. PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College will celebrate its 50th anniversary during the 2017-18 academic year, commemorating the 1967 hiring of the institution’s first president, Sidney Silverman, Ph.D., and the approval of the master plan that developed the College’s main campus at 400 […]

Grad, Veteran Joins Board as Alumni Rep.

-- August 25, 2017

Peter Zalakostas PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College class of 2016 graduate Peter Zalakostas began his one-year term on the institution’s board of trustees July 11, taking the oath of office at the governing body’s regular meeting. The position, elected by current students, carries full voting rights on the board. Zalakostas, of Fair Lawn, first […]

Summer Camp Students Really Cook

-- July 28, 2017

From left: Chris Nicolelis, Mira Fish, Tomer Zilkha, Sophia Lukac and Ronda Drakeford. PARAMUS, N.J. – This summer, eight Bergen County high school students proved they can take the heat – in the kitchen. As part of Bergen Community College’s “Kids and Teens” summer program, which offers enrichment courses through the institution’s Division of Continuing […]