Bergen Athletes Honored

-- November 1, 2017

Student-athlete Camille Calupad and Managing Director of Athletics Jorge Hernandez and coach Ed Kochakji. PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College athletes, past and present, have added two significant honors to the institutional trophy case. Wrestling coach Ed Kochakji received the Lifetime Service to Wrestling award from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, while pole vaulter […]

Bergen Nominated for $1 Million Aspen Prize

-- October 25, 2017

PARAMUS, N.J. – The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named Bergen Community College as one of the nation’s top 150 institutions eligible to compete for the $1 million 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Selected from 1,000 public two-year colleges, Bergen earned entry on the strength of its student outcome data – including […]

“Salon Songbook” Tributes Gershwin Brothers

-- October 23, 2017

PARAMUS, N.J. – Producing some of the greatest standards when American jazz hit the high notes: “Embraceable You,” “I Got Rhythm” and “But Not for Me,” “Salon Songbook: The Gershwins and Friends,” a celebration of songwriting’s most successful sibling partnership, will play the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre at the College’s main campus, 400 Paramus Road, […]

Students Dress for Success with Career Closet

-- October 17, 2017

PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College and Ridgewood Moving Services President and CEO Cynthia A. Myer (right) have partnered to establish a “career closet” at the main campus, 400 Paramus Road, that will provide students with free professional and formal attire donated by area residents. Officially launched Sept. 13 through the “Move for Success” program, […]

“Hamlet” Opens at Bergen

-- October 13, 2017

Dakota Librescu, of Fair Lawn, as Hamlet, and Kristina Craig, of River Edge, as Ophelia. PARAMUS, N.J. – Regarded as one of the great works in the English language, William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” will open Bergenstages’ fall theatrical series Friday, Oct. 27 at Bergen Community College. Set in medieval Denmark, the protagonist, Prince Hamlet, son of […]

Explore Bergen’s Tradition of Excellence

-- October 11, 2017

Bergen’s 167-acre main campus in Paramus. PARAMUS, N.J. – As the institution celebrates its 50th anniversary, Bergen Community College will host its fall open house at the main campus for prospective students and their families Thursday, Nov. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the student center at 400 Paramus Road. At the free event, […]

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. […]