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 […]

Student’s Speech on Celiac Wins Bergen Competition

-- May 20, 2019

Professor Gina Costa and speech competition winner Han Eul Yoo. PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College student Han Eul (Robin) Yoo has won the president’s award for best speaker at the institution’s 11th annual speech competition. With his girlfriend’s celiac disease serving as the inspiration for his topic, Yoo, of Mahwah, discussed the symptoms of […]

Local Government Leaders Lunch at Bergen

-- May 17, 2019

PARAMUS, N.J. – After cutting the ribbon on the $1 million STEM Student Research Center April 30, Bergen Community College hosted its second annual “Legislative Lunch” for the state, county and municipal government officials in attendance at the unveiling. The lunch, prepared by Bergen culinary students, featured a roundtable discussion led by Bergen President Michael […]

College Foundation Awards $216k in Scholarships

-- May 15, 2019

(From left) Dan Altano, Bergen Professor Brian Altano, student Lydia Lugo and Bergen President Michael D. Redmond, Ph.D., at the scholarship ceremony. PARAMUS, N.J. – The Bergen Community College Foundation distributed approximately $216,000 to 177 students during its annual spring scholarship awards ceremony April 30. Each of the scholarships – funded by community members, faculty […]

Community Leader Joins Bergen Trustees

-- May 13, 2019

Krista Flinn PARAMUS, N.J. – The Bergen Community College board of trustees welcomed Krista Flinn, of Hillsdale, to the institution’s governing panel at the group’s May 7 regular meeting. Her appointment, recommended and approved by Bergen County Executive James Tedesco III and the Bergen County board of chosen freeholders, will run through Oct. 31, 2019; […]

Just the Facts: Student Reporters Honored

-- May 7, 2019

Members of the Torch have received numerous awards this spring. PARAMUS, N.J. – Editors and writers of the Bergen Community College Torch student-newspaper not only attended and presented at the annual College Media Association convention this spring, but also placed first in the conference’s Iron Reporter competition and won another five awards for student-newspaper excellence […]

Best in the World: Bergen’s Honor Society Chapter

-- May 3, 2019

Members of Bergen’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society chapter accepting their awards in Orlando. PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society chapter, Alpha Epsilon Phi, has earned an institution-record 23 honors at the organization’s annual convention in Orlando, Florida including the international and regional “Most Distinguished Chapter” awards, thus making Bergen’s […]