MetLife Hosts College Class of 2016 May 19

-- May 19, 2016

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Bergen Community College class of 2016 travelled the path of 46 years of predecessors, shaking the hand of President B. Kaye Walter, Ph.D., before receiving their degrees May 19. This time, however, a decidedly different venue – one previously inhabited by Super Bowl champions and even “the Boss” – provided […]

Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center Opens

-- May 17, 2016

PARAMUS, N.J. – With more than 300 guests representing education, government, healthcare and industry in attendance, Bergen Community College officials cut the ribbon on the $25.5 million Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center May 17. The facility represents the institution’s project as part of the 2012 Building Our Future Bond Act passed with bipartisan support in […]

Bergen Faculty Immortalized with Emeritus Rank

-- May 13, 2016

Roger Opstbaum, Ph.D., and Susan Klarreich, Ph.D. PARAMUS, N.J. – Susan Klarreich, Ph.D., and Roger Opstbaum, Ph.D., have become the 44th and 45th Bergen Community College faculty members to earn the rank of “professor emeritus” – an honor awarded to retired faculty members who made significant contributions to the institution. The newest inductees were enshrined […]

Two Make All-State Academic Team

-- May 11, 2016

Noémie Broussoux-Coutard and Theranda Jashari. TRENTON, N.J. – Bergen Community College students Noémie Broussoux-Coutard and Theranda Jashari have earned spots on the all-state academic team. Sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society of two-year colleges, the Coca-Cola Foundation and the New Jersey Education Association, the team features the top students from New Jersey’s 19 […]

Bergen Building a Healthy Community

-- May 9, 2016

PARAMUS, N.J. – With the opening of the $25.5 million Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center approaching May 17, Bergen Community College hosted a weeklong celebration of health and wellness – “Building Healthy Communities: A Celebration of Health” – through April 28. The College’s annual organ donation awareness event served as a prelude to the main […]

Faculty and Staff Raise $4,300 for Food Pantry

-- May 6, 2016

Professor Steven Fischer, Ph.D., Center for Food Action Coordinator Lisa Pitz, Professor Sydney Birnback, Ph.D., and Professor Fred Golub. PARAMUS, N.J. – Three longtime Bergen Community College faculty members – Professor Steven Fischer, Ph.D., Professor Sydney Birnback, Ph.D., and Professor Fred Golub – organized a dinner fundraiser April 21 that netted $4,300 for the Center […]

Bergen Sinfonia Brings Broadway to Ciccone

-- May 3, 2016

PARAMUS, N.J. – Just months after selling out a holiday performance in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre at Bergen Community College, Bergen Sinfonia will return for a spring concert featuring Broadway favorites this month. Led by conductor Murray Colosimo, and complemented by the vocal talents of Jennifer and Mark Montague, the orchestra will perform selections […]

Bergen’s Speech Competition Gives Students a Voice

-- May 2, 2016

PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College student Maycie Schmidt (pictured) has won the president’s award for best speaker at the institution’s ninth annual speech competition. Schmidt, of Rochelle Park, presented “Fair Trade,” which examined how consumers can make a difference in the developing world by purchasing sustainably grown and acquired goods. Competing against 49 students […]

Honors Director Notches NISOD Award

-- April 29, 2016

  PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College professor Maria Makowiecka, Ph.D., has earned the institution’s 2015-16 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award. “Professor Makowiecka has consistently provided leadership for student success initiatives at the College for the past 16 years – including her most recent stewardship of the Dr. Judith K. […]

Students Sold on STEM Study

-- April 27, 2016

PARAMUS, N.J. – More than 250 students, faculty and staff from Bergen Community College and 22 institutions across the region – including Bergen aviation major Robert Gomez, of Paterson, and engineering science major Abreham Mindaye, of Lyndhurst – participated in the College’s third annual “STEM C2 Research Summit” April 15. The event featured presentations and […]