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Mother and Son Graduate from Union County College Together

July 9, 2018

CRANFORD - For Ana Amaya and her son, Roberto, May 23, 2018 marked the completion of a dream when they both crossed the stage at Union County College’s Commencement, and receive their Associate Degree. They both describe their time at UCC as “a great experience” and are particularly thankful to have served as academic tutors in the College’s Academic ...

Linden High School Senior Qualifies for National Roller Figure Skating Championship

LINDEN, NJ - Jaclyn Beviano, who will be a Senior at Linden High School in the fall, won a bronze medal in the Eastern Region Championship roller skating competition on June 26 in Delanco, N.J.

Placing third in the freestyle division qualifies Beviano for the 2018 USA Roller Sports Roller Figure Skating National Championships, which will take place in Lincoln, Neb., from July 22 to ...

Union County College Appoints New Dean of Elizabeth Campus

CRANFORD – Dr. Lester Sandres Rapalo has been appointed to serve as the Dean of Elizabeth Campus effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Rapalo joined Union County College’s administration in 2015 as Dean of the Social Sciences/Business/History Division.

As Dean of Elizabeth Campus, Dr. Rapalo oversees 12 College departments located in the Lessner and Kellogg Buildings. His 15 years of ...

Benson, Burzichelli & Lampitt Bill to Make Major Investment in Career/Technical Education & School Security & Water Infrastructure Upgrades Heads to Governor

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Dan Benson, John Burzichelli and Pamela Lampitt to invest in career and technical education programs offered by county vocational school districts and county colleges, as well as school security and water infrastructure upgrades received final legislative approval Sunday and now heads to the governor’s ...

Linden Public Schools Instructional Leadership Teams Celebrate A Year Full of Successes

LINDEN, NJ - Members of the Instructional Leadership Teams (ILTs) from all the Linden Public Schools gathered for an end-of-year celebration on Thursday, June 21, to reflect on what they've accomplished throughout the school year.

The ILTs, which were instituted in the 2016-17 school year, are made up of about 10 teachers
from each school. With the guidance of Assistant ...

Linden High School Cosmetology Class Goes 5-for-5 on State Licensing Test

LINDEN, NJ -  Seniors in the Linden High School cosmetology class scored a perfect five for five in passing the state exam to be licensed. This is the second straight year that everyone in the class passed the exam, following the class of 2017’s seven graduates.

“It was a small group this year, but all five of them passed both theory and practical, so it is a ...

Linden High School Holds 108th Annual Commencement

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden High School class of 2018 was a celebration for all 407 graduates and their families on Friday.  The celebration took place at the school’s football field and was filled with hundreds of excited guests.  

The class was led by valedictorian Karolina Budkiewicz and salutatorian Ayanna Brant.

Here is a complete list of the members of the ...

Linden High School Celebrates its Graduating Student-Athletes

LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School celebrated its senior athletes who are continuing their academic and athletic pursuits in college with a Signing Day ceremony that took place on Tuesday, June 19.

They were joined by their parents, friends, coaches and school counselors to recognize their accomplishments as Tigers, and to look forward to what comes next.

Everyone was treated to a video ...

Assembly Panel Approves Benson, Burzichelli & Lampitt Bill to Make Major Investment in Career/Technical Education & School Security & Water Infrastructure Upgrades

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Dan Benson, John Burzichelli and Pamela Lampitt to make a significant investment in career and technical education programs offered by the state’s county vocational school districts and county colleges, as well as school security upgrades for K-12 schools was approved Monday by the Assembly Budget ...

Assembly Democratic Bill to Ensure Safety of Special Needs Students on School Buses Clears Assembly Panel Bill sponsored by Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Gusciora, Caputo, Zwicker

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Reed Gusciora, Ralph Caputo and Andrew Zwicker to protect special needs students who ride school buses was released Monday by an Assembly panel. 

This bill (A-4332) would establish a minimum ratio of school bus aides to special needs students on a school bus.

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