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New Student Representative Appointed to Union County College’s Board of Trustees

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Mr. Victor M. Richel, Chair of the UCC Board of Trustees, congratulates Nuno Pereira (center) on his appointment, with UCC President Margaret M. McMenamin. 
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CRANFORD – At the Nov. 2, 2015, Union County College Board of Trustees Reorganization Meeting, Nuno Pereira was nominated to serve as the Student Representative to the Board. He will serve as a nonvoting member of the Board of Trustees for a term of one year. Mr. Pereira is a May 2015 graduate of the College and is from Hillside.

Mr. Pereira is currently studying criminal justice at John Jay College of the City University of New York. He was able to transfer to John Jay College, not just because he had all the academic criteria necessary for acceptance, but thanks to being one of only 90 recipients of the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship. The Scholarship will award Mr. Pereira up to $40,000 per year to complete his bachelor’s degree.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country. The JKC Foundation is a legacy of the billionaire philanthropist and former owner of the Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Lakers.

A review panel of distinguished university faculty and admissions professionals judged the applicants based on a number of criteria, including academics, financial need, persistence, demonstrated leadership, and the desire to help others. In his time at Union, Mr. Pereira served as president of the Student Government Association at Union and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

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