Bergen Mourns Passing of Trustee Chair

-- July 16, 2019

Carol Otis. PARAMUS, N.J. – Carol Otis, chair of the Bergen Community College board of trustees, passed away July 15. Otis, 79, served as a trustee during terms from 2007 to 2012 and again from 2016 to the present, leading the board as chair from March 2017 until her passing. She also represented the trustees […]

Bergen Greets New Vice President and Alumni Trustee

-- July 15, 2019

Brock Fisher, Ph.D., and Bryant Gomez. PARAMUS, N.J. – The July 9 regular meeting of the Bergen Community College board of trustees featured a pair of appointments strengthening the institution’s executive team and governing panel. The board appointed former McHenry County College associate vice president for arts and sciences Brock Fisher, Ph.D., as vice president […]

Bergen Selected to Lead $12 Million Labor Grant

-- July 8, 2019

PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College has received a $12 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to lead a consortium of education and healthcare industry partners to expand and enhance apprenticeship programs for more than 5,000 New Jersey residents. The four-year NJ HealthWorks initiative includes 14 community colleges and healthcare partners such as CVS Health, […]

Art from Korean Community Sought for Exhibition

-- July 3, 2019

Gallery Bergen. PARAMUS, N.J. – Gallery Bergen, the art exhibition space of Bergen Community College, in collaboration with the Korean Community Center (KCC), of Tenafly, seeks submissions for a visual arts and performance series documenting the immigrant experience of Koreans in New Jersey this fall. “NJSeoul: New Art from the Korean Diaspora” will open Sept. […]

Bergen Research on Brain Activity Makes Waves

-- July 1, 2019

PARAMUS, N.J. – “Transforming Health Through Music Therapy,” a project of Bergen Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society chapter, Alpha Epsilon Phi, will appear in the second edition of Civic Scholar: Phi Theta Kappa Journal of Undergraduate Research, the first journal of its kind dedicated to community college student work. Only 16 research […]

Longtime Prof. Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

-- June 12, 2019

Philip Dolce. PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College history professor Philip C. Dolce, Ph.D., has earned the “Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award” from Marquis Who’s Who, a biographical profile publisher. “I feel humbled and proud of the recognition,” he said. “I could not have done all of this myself though. I’ve worked with Bergen […]

Donor Wall Unveiled at Bergen

-- June 5, 2019

Donors found their names etched in glass on Bergen’s $50 for 50 donor wall. PARAMUS, N.J. – The Bergen Community College Foundation has unveiled a donor wall recognizing more than 400 current and former students, faculty, staff and community members who participated in last year’s award-winning $50 for 50 scholarship campaign, which raised more than […]

Bergen Trio Earn $40k Transfer Scholarship

-- May 29, 2019

Mikiko Freund, Won Joon Kang and Lindsey Njanja. PARAMUS, N.J. – Three Bergen Community College students, Mikiko Freund, Won Joon Kang, and Lindsey Njanja, have earned the 2019 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Nationwide, 1,500 community college students applied for the highly competitive scholarship with only 61 receiving the award. The scholarship provides up […]

Opportunity Defines Bergen and 2019 Grads

-- May 24, 2019

Members of the class of 2019. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Bergen Community College class of 2019 and the state’s tuition-free Community College Opportunity Grant initiative took centerstage at the institution’s May 23 graduation ceremony at MetLife Stadium, led by a grant recipient and one of the state’s top champions of the program. The class, […]

College Celebrates Korean Community Partnership

-- May 22, 2019

(From left) Eunju Ryu; Michael D. Redmond, Ph.D.; Kil Yi, Ph.D.; Judy Chang; Mina Ahn, Ph.D.; Kevin Shim; and Kyu Kim. TENAFLY, N.J. – During a midday event May 10, Bergen Community College and the Korean Community Center celebrated the members of the inaugural class of graduates from the organizations’ learning community outreach program that […]