Author: Larry Hlavenka

Special Saturday Registration Hours in Hackensack

The Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack.

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen Community College will offer special Saturday registration hours at its Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center location at 355 Main Street this week. Students can visit Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to register for the fall semester, which begins Sept. 5.

Bergen will also offer extended registration hours through the first day of classes at the main campus in Paramus (400 Paramus Road) Monday and Friday from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students can also register online at bergen.edu.

More than 14,000 students will enroll at Bergen, the state’s No. 1 institution for associate degree graduates, this fall.

At Bergen, students earn associate degrees and certificates in fields such as aviation, business administration, culinary arts, fashion design and nursing while studying under a renowned faculty – including a former U.S. Professor of the Year. Alumni have transferred to institutions such as Yale, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley.

The College maintains campus locations in Paramus (main), Hackensack (Philp Ciarco Jr. Learning Center) and Lyndhurst (Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands) while also offering online classes. Its main campus features facilities such as the Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center, the Emil Buehler Trust Observatory and Stryker Manufacturing Lab, which provide students with hands-on, practice-based learning opportunities. Day and evening classes take place throughout the week – including a “weekend college” program.

Bergen also offers numerous support services to help students remain enrolled and on a path for graduation. The College’s Cerullo Learning Assistance Center has twice earned honors as the top tutoring center in the country, while an on-campus food pantry and “career closet” target hidden challenges faced by many community college students.

For more information, visit Bergen.edu or call (201) 447-7100.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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Bergen Hosts Extended Registration Hours + Saturday

Bergen’s main campus located at 400 Paramus Road.

PARAMUS, N.J. – With less than a month before the start of the fall semester Sept. 5, Bergen Community College will offer extended registration hours through the first day of classes – including Saturday, Aug. 18.

At the main campus, 400 Paramus Road, registration will take place Monday and Friday from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students can also register online at bergen.edu.

More than 14,000 students will enroll at Bergen, the state’s No. 1 institution for associate degree graduates, this fall.

At Bergen, students earn associate degrees and certificates in fields such as aviation, business administration, culinary arts, fashion design and nursing while studying under a renowned faculty – including a former U.S. Professor of the Year. Alumni have transferred to institutions such as Yale, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley.

The College maintains campus locations in Paramus (main), Hackensack (Philp Ciarco Jr. Learning Center) and Lyndhurst (Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands) while also offering online classes. Its main campus features facilities such as the Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center, the Emil Buehler Trust Observatory and Stryker Manufacturing Lab, which provide students with hands-on, practice-based learning opportunities. Day and evening classes take place throughout the week – including a “weekend college” program.

Bergen also offers numerous support services to help students remain enrolled and on a path for graduation. The College’s Cerullo Learning Assistance Center has twice earned honors as the top tutoring center in the country, while an on-campus food pantry and “career closet” target hidden challenges faced by many community college students.

For more information, visit Bergen.edu or call (201) 447-7100.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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Bergen Alumna Joins Board of Trustees

Sibora Peca

PARAMUS, N.J. – Former Bergen Community College student government association (SGA) president and class of 2018 graduate Sibora Peca has joined the institution’s board of trustees as alumni representative. She began her one-year term after taking the oath of office at the governing panel’s Aug. 7 meeting. Elected by current students, the alumni representative carries full voting rights on the board.

Peca, of Metuchen, held numerous leadership positions while studying natural sciences at Bergen – including terms as president and treasurer of the SGA. Under her guidance, the SGA established a new leadership commons space in the College’s student center, providing an opportunity for student groups to gather, share ideas and collaborate.

Among other pursuits at Bergen, Peca founded the College’s Albanian heritage club, participated in the Latin American student club and served as a STEM club project leader. She now attends Rutgers University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in cell biology and neuroscience.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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Bergen Recognized for Economic Mobility of Programs

PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College has received recognition from SR Education Group as one of the nation’s top schools for online programs offering low-income students greater opportunity for upward economic mobility.

To compile its rankings, the Washington state-based researcher reviewed data from approximately 1,000 U.S. universities and colleges offering 10 or more online degree programs. The firm then compiled economic mobility scores based on the number of students moving from the bottom fifth of income distribution to the top fifth, early career salary and Pell Grant rates. Only 92 colleges – including Bergen – scored high enough to make the list, led by the University of Texas at El Paso. Bergen ranks as one of only two New Jersey institutions to earn the recognition (Thomas Edison State College). Visit https://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/online-schools/economic-mobility?utm_source=IMAP&utm_medium=email for the complete rankings.

Throughout its history, Bergen has prioritized accessible learning opportunities – including distance education, where enrollment continues to rise despite overall enrollment declines at the institution. Over the last five years, the percentage of students taking an online or hybrid course has risen 19.3 percent; the number of students taking classes exclusively online has climbed to 694. The College currently offers 11 associate degree programs entirely online, plus more than 100 individual course offerings. Popular options include psychology, mathematics, philosophy/religion and sociology. For more information about distance learning, visit www.bergen.edu/dlearning.

SR Education creates online resources for students seeking an online education program that best suits their budget and career aspirations. The company updates its findings annually to provide prospective students with up-to-date information about colleges committed to serving specific student populations, and currently provides over $250,000 in needs-based scholarships to students each year.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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Begin a Success Story at Bergen this Fall

Fall classes begin Sept. 5 at Bergen’s main campus in Paramus.

PARAMUS, N.J. – More than 14,000 students will enroll at Bergen Community College, the state’s No. 1 institution for associate degree graduates, this fall. Registration for classes continues through the first day of the semester, Sept. 5, online at Bergen.edu and in-person at the main campus, 400 Paramus Road.

At Bergen, students earn associate degrees and certificates in fields such as aviation, business administration, culinary arts, fashion design and nursing while studying under a renowned faculty – including a former U.S. Professor of the Year. Alumni have transferred to institutions such as Yale, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley.

The College maintains campus locations in Paramus (main), Hackensack (Philp Ciarco Jr. Learning Center) and Lyndhurst (Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands) while also offering online classes. Its main campus features facilities such as the Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center, the Emil Buehler Trust Observatory and Stryker Manufacturing Lab, which provide students with hands-on, practice-based learning opportunities. Day and evening classes take place throughout the week – including a “weekend college” program.

Bergen also offers numerous support services to help students remain enrolled and on a path for graduation. The College’s Cerullo Learning Assistance Center has twice earned honors as the top tutoring center in the country, while an on-campus food pantry and “career closet” target hidden challenges faced by many community college students.

For more information, visit Bergen.edu or call (201) 447-7100.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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Bergen Honored for Health Professions Center

The 63,000 square-foot Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center provides state-of-the-art learning resources for more than 1,000 students.

PARAMUS, N.J. – For its commitment to supporting economic development, preparing students for the workforce and impacting the region’s quality of life, Bergen Community College has earned a “New Good Neighbor Award” from the New Jersey Business and Industry Association. The honor recognizes Bergen’s Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center and 13 other recent construction projects at New Jersey businesses, colleges and nonprofits that benefit the state. Bergen represents the only community college to earn the award this year.

“Community colleges respond to the needs of the residents they serve,” Bergen President Michael D. Redmond, Ph.D., said. “The region’s only Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center enables practice-based learning that prepares our graduates to enter the workforce and contribute to the overall health and wellness of Bergen County. We are proud of this recognition of our commitment to Bergen County by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association.”

As part of the business association’s 58th annual installment of the awards program, the group honored representatives from each organization July 17 at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden. According to the association, the 14 construction projects recognized created 5,924 jobs and featured $720 million in capital investment.

Bergen’s $25.5 million Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center opened in 2016 as the College’s project through the voter-approved “Building Our Future Bond Act” referendum that delivered funds to New Jersey colleges for strategic infrastructure. A 63,000 square-foot state-of-the-art building, the facility features simulation laboratories and SMART classrooms to enhance the learning experience, preparing students with the advanced skills needed to succeed in today’s evolving healthcare labor market. A first floor, 24-chair dental hygiene clinic allows students to complete 600 hours of clinical practice and also provides the local community with a low-cost oral healthcare option.

With six hospitals and more than 70,000 jobs, healthcare represents Bergen County’s top workforce cluster. The College’s degree and certificate programs in fields such as diagnostic medical sonography, medical coding and billing specialist and nursing currently enroll more than 1,000 students and offer a direct pipeline to industry.

RSC Architects and Benjamin R. Harvey oversaw the design and construction of the facility. Bob Florio, of J B Dental Services, Inc., nominated Bergen for the New Good Neighbor Award.

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association, headquartered in Trenton and founded in 1910, provides information, services and advocacy to its member companies to build a more prosperous New Jersey. The group represents the nation’s largest statewide employer association – its members employ more than one million people.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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Education, Government Leaders Discuss School Safety

Who: Bergen Community College

What: “Securing Our Schools and the Opioid Epidemic in Suburbia”

When: Monday, June 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Moses Family Meeting & Training Center (TEC-128), 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, New Jersey

Why: In the wake of mass shootings and a drug epidemic threatening the lives of young people throughout the United States, families continue to search for solutions that will secure the nation’s schools and preserve the innocence of education.

Suburbs like Newtown, Connecticut, Parkland, Florida and Columbine, Colorado once shared many of the same characteristics with municipalities across the country – including those in Bergen County – but now stand as chapters in a gruesome period of American history. Coupled with the rise opioids – and their use among school age children – these issues represent two of the most urgent concerns facing suburban communities.

Together with government officials, educators and community leaders, this event will discuss these issues and seek to develop a framework for affecting change.

Register here.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017-18, enrolls 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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Foundation Scholarships Support Student Success

Nearly 170 students received scholarships from the Bergen Community College Foundation this spring.

PARAMUS, N.J. – The Bergen Community College Foundation distributed approximately $200,000 to 169 students during its annual spring scholarship awards ceremony May 9. Each of the scholarships – funded by community members, faculty and staff – carries its own unique criteria, providing opportunities for many subsets of the Bergen student body.

The Bergen Community College Foundation leads the application and disbursement process, which has totaled nearly $20 million since its inception in 1982. The College has raised more than $200,000 for future student scholarships as part of its 50th anniversary celebration this year.

Spring 2018 scholarship recipients, by hometown:

 

Andover

Geraldine Mae Lua, $1,000, Delta Dental Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund

 

Bayonne

Michele Youssef, $500, Ira Kaltman Scholarship Fund

 

Belleville

Ralph Ricciardi, $1,000, Stryker Orthopedics Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Bergenfield

Abiegail Cajayon, $1,000, SUEZ NJ Scholarship Fund

Erica Contiliano, $1,000, Delta Dental Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund

 

Bloomfield

Giavonna White, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Bogota

David Alfaro, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Selena Sustache, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

 

Caldwell

Daniel Drury, $750, Rebecca Serkey “Follow Your Dream” Foundation Fund

 

Carlstadt

Madeline Glanville, $1,000, Verizon Scholarship Fund

Cesar Michael Hernandez, $2,000, Prof. Robert Neil Ender Memorial Computer Science Award

Ronika Khanuja, $1,000, Indian-American of Paramus Scholarship

 

Cliffside Park

Maira Quintero, $2,000, Pitkin Foundation Scholarship

Andrea Guzman, $750, Rebecca Serkey “Follow Your Dream” Foundation Fund

 

Clifton

Michael Bode, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Stephanie DeFalco, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Ashley Macote, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

 

Closter

Luiza Mircovich, $500, Michael Orlando Scholarship Fund

 

Cresskill

Caroline Sabsoul Moreno, $1,000, Anthony Schepisi Memorial Fund

 

Demarest

Camila Nunes Franco, $1,000, Gourmet Dining Scholarship Fund

 

Dumont

Brian Muro, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Rachel Valentino, $1,000, Bergen County Retired Educators Association Scholarship

 

East Orange

Heather Anderson, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

 

Edison

Evans-Hoff Cacheca, $750, Rebecca Serkey “Follow Your Dream” Foundation Fund

 

Elmwood Park

Brian Aguirre, $1,000, Visions FCU Endowed Technology Scholarship

Onur Hamza Bas, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Massiel Concepcion, $2,000, William M. Orr Endowment

Kelly Nutile, $1,000, Delta Dental Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund

Adelajda Turku, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Yanyu Zheng, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

 

Englewood

Hyangmok Baek, $1,000, SUEZ NJ Scholarship Fund

Luisa Cuadros, $1,000, Gourmet Dining Scholarship Fund

Luisa Cuadros, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Nina Darbouze, $1,500, David A. Gille Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Bryant Gomez, $1,000, SUEZ NJ Scholarship Fund

Sara Grant, $1,000, Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Hae Sun Lee, $2,000, Michael J. Esposito Restricted Scholarship

Mahila Ned, $1,000, The Murphy Family Scholarship

Christopher Pridemore, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

 

Fair Lawn

Camila Abarca, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

Joshua Bank, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

Noam Galinsky, $2,000, Sidney Silverman Scholarship fund

Kaitlyn Hoefler, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

Nari Kim, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

Christopher Kinch, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Paul Lazaro, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Mykhailo Malko, $1,000, Stryker Orthopedics Restricted Scholarship Fund

Qui Thi Qui Nguyen, $1,000, Gourmet Dining Scholarship Fund

John Pagios, $2,000, Pitkin Foundation Scholarship

Jennifer Garcia, $800, Ellen Fressola Nursing Scholarship

 

Fairview

Jasmine Asto, $2,000, William M. Orr Endowment

Xiomara Ayala, $1,000, Gourmet Dining Scholarship Fund

Doreta Biba, $1,000, Bogota Savings Bank Scholarship

David Cardona, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Sasha De La Torre, $1,000, Delta Dental Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund

 

Fort Lee

June Cutrupi, $1,000, Tolve Hospitality/ Culinary Arts Scholarship

Mingma Dorjee Sherpa, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

 

Franklin Lakes

Brenda Robinson, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

 

Garfield

Zhane Ball, $2,454.75, Philip Begonja Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Roida Cenomeri, $2,000, Michael J. Esposito Restricted Scholarship

Pamela Mautino, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Aida Molla, $1,000, Gourmet Dining Scholarship Fund

Alexander Kostovski, $2,000, Prof. Robert Neil Ender Memorial Computer Science Award

 

Glen Rock

Emily Moretti, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Josh Remer, $1,000, Harold Winn, M.D. Endowed Memorial Scholarship

 

Hackensack

Natasha Grant, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Afrah Loskor, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

Eric Polanco, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

Amanee Pettway, $5,000, Gourmet Dining Travel Abroad Scholarship

 

Haledon

James Incorvaia, $750, Rebecca Serkey “Follow Your Dream” Foundation Fund

 

Harrison

Kimberly Alban, $1,000, Franco-Miranda Scholarship Fund

 

Hasbrouck Heights

Taylor Hawkins, $1,000, Visions FCU Endowed Technology Scholarship

Tenzin Kalden, $1,000, Lakeland Bank Scholarship

 

Hawthorne

August Bausewein, $1,000, Visions FCU Endowed Technology Scholarship

Gabriela Correa, $1,000, Gourmet Dining Scholarship Fund

 

Hewitt

Sean Schambelan, $500, DeMarzio Memorial Award

 

Hoboken

Amina Muka, $1,000, Traphagen Family Scholarship Fund

 

Jersey City

Marlen Herrera, $1,000, Franco-Miranda Scholarship Fund

Vishal Sanghvi, $1,000, Gourmet Dining Scholarship Fund

 

Kearny

Marcela Czekalski Hornung, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

Alicia Moran, $750, Information Technology Scholarship Fund

 

Little Ferry

Klea Cabej, $1,000, Ethel Pelletiere Scholarship Fund

Mikiko Freund, $3,000, Prof. Robert Neil Ender Memorial Mathematics Award

Lisbeth Polo, $1,000, Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Sevum Taymaz, $1,000, Visions FCU Endowed Technology Scholarship

 

Lodi

Vanessa Arcila, $600, Title V Grant “Pathway Scholars Fund”

Mairveille Elvire Bakobi Ndebo, $1,000, Lakeland Bank Scholarship

Nicole Cacciatore, $3,200, Philip Begonja Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Kenida Calderon Nunez, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Remila Jasharllari, $1,000, Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Lindsey Njanja, $2,000, David & May Bogen Fund

 

Lyndhurst

Alexandra Corby, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Gianna Jacobelli, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Mahwah

Riyaben Chaudhary, $1,000, Indian-American of Paramus Scholarship

 

Maywood

Francesca Oliveri, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Midland Park

Sarah Meima, $1,000, Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Chloe Zuidema, $1,000, Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Foundation Endowed Scholarship

 

Montvale

Stephanie Bryant, $750, Donald & Joan Gordon Murko VTS

 

Morristown

Christopher Oehley, $750, Rebecca Serkey “Follow Your Dream” Foundation Fund

 

Mount Arlington

Ashlee Rogalsky, $1,000, Delta Dental Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund

 

New Milford

Keanu Carbon, $1,000, A.M. “Bud” D’Alessandro Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Alyssa Denning, $2,000, William M. Orr Endowment

Shantelle Guinto, $1,000, College Club of Ridgewood Scholarship

Nicole Pratt, $1,000, Audrey Stephan Endowed Nursing Scholarship Fund

Gahyoun Song, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

 

North Arlington

Rachel Hall, $1,500, Maura Soehnlein Memorial Scholarship

 

Norwood

Jamie Dercole, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Oakland

Angelina Bioletti, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Antony Crespo, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

Theresa Cruciata, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Antonio Petrazzuolo, $1,000, Wilmington Trust, An M&T Company Scholarship

 

Old Tappan

Seong Yoon Oh, $2,000, Pitkin Foundation Scholarship

 

Oradell

Megin Case, $1,000, Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Christine Walsh, $2,000, William M. Orr Endowment

 

Palisades Park

Sophia Rahman, $1,000, Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Foundation Endowed Scholarship

 

Passaic

Anthony Aguilera, $2,000, Pitkin Foundation Scholarship

Michael Martinez Vidals, $750, Information Technology Scholarship Fund

 

Park Ridge

Kole Kilmurray, $750, Rebecca Serkey “Follow Your Dream” Foundation Fund

 

Passaic

Lydia Knott, $750, Rebecca Serkey “Follow Your Dream” Foundation Fund

 

Paterson

Claudine Belford, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Razu Monnan, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

 

Pearl River, New York

Haley Huffman, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

 

Ridgefield Park

Laura Fernandez, $2,000, William M. Orr Endowment

Valeria Correa, $2,000, Pitkin Foundation Scholarship

Arianna Basedeo, $1,000, Nick Anagnostakos Scholarship Fund

Kaisy Suarez Rojas, $2,000, Michael J. Esposito Restricted Scholarship

 

Ridgewood

Amanda Amoruso, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Christina Brigliadoro, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Daniel Fandino, $1,000, Visions FCU Endowed Technology Scholarship

Maria Khalitov, $2,000, Prof. Robert Neil Ender Memorial Computer Science Award

 

Ringwood

Christen Sinclair, $2,000, William M. Orr Endowment

 

River Edge

Michael Khederlarian, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

Madison Surian, $1,565, Dr. Bernard Casella Scholarship Fund

 

River Vale

Christine Han, $2,000, William M. Orr Endowment

Matthew Rogich, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

Sofya Vaynshteyn, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

 

Rochelle Park

Louma Hannawi, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

Prince Seabrooks, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

 

Rutherford

Layal Aboukaf, $1,000, Southpole Foundation Scholarship

Maddalena Carpignano, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Kristen Wester, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

 

Saddle Brook

Jacquelyn Carrillo, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Brittany MacDonald, $1,000, Delta Dental Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund

 

Saddle River

Tatiane de Fatima Dutra, $1,000, Kenneth Edelson Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Stewartsville, New York

James Race Jr., $2,000, Pitkin Foundation Scholarship

 

Suffern, New York

Olena Yemtchuk, $1,000, Delta Dental Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund

 

Teaneck

Kofi Owusu-Abboah, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

Arian Richardson, $500, W.F. Coggie Scholarship Fund

Daniyal Syed, $2,000, Michael J. Esposito Restricted Scholarship

Farhana Yasmin, $1,000, Ciarco Family Scholarship

Rafael Zarifa, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Tenafly

Andres Giraldo, $1,000, Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Basil Mohamed-Sulieman, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

Eleonora Tatazi, $1,000, Joseph and Ana Martucci Scholarship Fund

Katherine Temple, $1,000, BCC General Scholarship

 

Union City

Daniel Barranco, $1,000, Hamm Family Scholarship

 

Vernon

Stephanie Bahamonde, $1,000, Delta Dental Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund

 

Waldwick

Aaron Barthold, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

Giovanni Lindsay, $1,000, Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

Wayne

Yousif Shamil, $1,000, Wilmington Trust, An M&T Company Scholarship

 

West New York

Giovani Carmona, $1,000, Visions FCU Endowed Technology Scholarship

 

West Milford

Anna Simmons, $750, Rebecca Serkey “Follow Your Dream” Foundation Fund

 

Westwood

JungHyun Kim, $1,000, Gourmet Dining Scholarship Fund

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017-18, enrolls 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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County High Schoolers Win College Writing Contest

Isabelle Kang, Angela Youn, Eden Witelson and Norah Gordon

PARAMUS, N.J. – Of nearly 350 submissions from high school juniors and seniors, six Bergen County students claimed first-place honors in the 42nd annual Bergen County High School Writing Contest sponsored by the Bergen Community College English department. The contest, co-directed by Bergen professors Geoffrey Sadock, Ph.D., and Peter Helff, featured six categories of submissions – scholarly essay, poetry, personal essay, short story, drama and recent Americans – judged by Bergen faculty. The work of 20 finalists became part of the College’s literary journal, “Pegasus,” published annually in June. The first-place winners are, from left:

*Isabelle Kang, of Tenafly, Tenafly High School: “Heewon” (Recent Americans);

*Angela Youn, of Tenafly, Tenafly High School: “Violoncello” (Poetry);

*Eden Witelson, of Tenafly, Tenafly High School: “Hidden Memories” (Personal Essay); and

*Norah Gordon, of Waldwick, Bergen County Academies: “A Most Unusual Hat” (Short Story).

Students (not pictured) who also placed first are Stephanie Shue, of Saddle River, scholarly essay; and Vanessa Silva, of North Arlington, drama.

In recognition of their efforts, students received copies of the literary journal and Amazon gift cards.

Open to high school juniors and seniors, the annual countywide literary contest started accepting writing submissions in December 2017. Submissions were judged based on effective persuasion, clarity, reasoning, concept, style and thematic development.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017-18, enrolls 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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High Schoolers Depict Suburbia in Gallery Bergen

Keaton Carlisle, Glen Rock High School, “Suburban Sunset”

PARAMUS, N.J. – Reflections of life in suburbia and explorations of the suburban landscape are some of the topics depicted through photography by local high school students in Gallery Bergen’s latest exhibition at Bergen Community College.

Opening Tuesday, June 12 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery, the “Life in Suburbia” photography exhibition showcases photographs contributed by students through an open call for the second annual “Suburban Studies High School Photo Exhibition” and will continue through June 21. Organized by gallery director Chris Bors, “Life in Suburbia” will also feature a video slideshow of previous entries.

More than 50 College faculty and administrators from a variety of disciplines have collaborated to form the suburban studies group, a professional development and community engagement undertaking chaired by professor Phil Dolce. The educators include the dynamics of suburbia in their coursework and assignments relating to community outreach and civic lessons. Thousands of students will be participating in this project.

Summer gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit Bergen.edu/gallery or contact Chris Bors at [email protected] or (201) 879-8817.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017-18, enrolls 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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