Bergen Begins 50th Year

-- September 7, 2017

Students returned to Bergen Community College’s main campus in Paramus Sept. 1. PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College will celebrate its 50th anniversary during the 2017-18 academic year, commemorating the 1967 hiring of the institution’s first president, Sidney Silverman, Ph.D., and the approval of the master plan that developed the College’s main campus at 400 […]

Grad, Veteran Joins Board as Alumni Rep.

-- August 25, 2017

Peter Zalakostas PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College class of 2016 graduate Peter Zalakostas began his one-year term on the institution’s board of trustees July 11, taking the oath of office at the governing body’s regular meeting. The position, elected by current students, carries full voting rights on the board. Zalakostas, of Fair Lawn, first […]

Summer Camp Students Really Cook

-- July 28, 2017

From left: Chris Nicolelis, Mira Fish, Tomer Zilkha, Sophia Lukac and Ronda Drakeford. PARAMUS, N.J. – This summer, eight Bergen County high school students proved they can take the heat – in the kitchen. As part of Bergen Community College’s “Kids and Teens” summer program, which offers enrichment courses through the institution’s Division of Continuing […]

Hello Newman (Civic Fellow)

-- June 15, 2017

PARAMUS, N.J. – Campus Compact, a national coalition of 1,100 colleges and universities dedicated to campus-based civic engagement, has named Bergen Community College student Isaac Reyes a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow. Reyes, of Garfield, a psychology major, has performed hundreds of community service hours working with his local volunteer center. “I experienced firsthand the impact […]

County High School Students Selected for Journal

-- June 9, 2017

Liv Glassman, Hannah Rosen, Jacqueline Yang, Cleopatra Lim and Sarah Schapiro. PARAMUS, N.J. – From more than 300 submissions of high school juniors and seniors, six Bergen County students claimed first-place honors in the 41st annual Bergen County High School Writing Contest sponsored by the Bergen Community College English department. The contest, co-directed by Bergen […]

Bergen Student to Paint Quest Autism Mural

-- June 6, 2017

Bergen Community College students and art contest finalists Natalie Rodriguez, Jan Mark Talingdan (winner) and Alesia Kosak. PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College student Jan Mark Talingdan has won an art contest sponsored by Quest Autism Programs & Foundation to paint a mural at the nonprofit’s new headquarters at 159 Godwin Avenue. Bergen County Freeholder […]

Bergen Alum Returns to Premiere Film

-- May 31, 2017

PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College alumnus and independent filmmaker Jamie Insalaco has chosen his alma mater to host the world premiere of his first feature, “Will Reading.” The event, sponsored by Bergenstages and the College’s Alumni Association, will take place Wednesday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre at the […]

High School Students Can Earn College Degree

-- May 23, 2017

A program for North Arlington High School students will open at Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands this fall. PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College and the North Arlington School District have signed an agreement that will provide students with a tuition-free opportunity to earn an associate degree while enrolled at North Arlington High School. […]

Commencement Caps Students’ Success

-- May 18, 2017

Members of the class of 2017. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The temperature may have soared into the 90s, but the Bergen Community College class of 2017 didn’t break a sweat at commencement. More than 2,000 students completed their goals of earning a college degree May 18 at MetLife Stadium – the College’s second commencement ceremony […]

Win-Win: Bergen Business Students Repeat

-- May 17, 2017

PARAMUS, N.J. – For the second year in a row, a team of five Bergen Community College students won the New Jersey County College Case Competition at Rutgers Business School, placing first among seven peer institutions. The team consisted of Dana Maloney, of Wyckoff; Antony Manyeki, of Carlstadt; Max Morganstein, of Goshen, New York; Anthony […]