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Group Will Host Community Service Event on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17, 2019

PARAMUS, N.J. -- A Bergen County-based organization will host a Day of Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for middle school aged students.

We The People, which was organized in 2016 by Bergen County Freeholder Tracy Zur, is hoping 400 children in grades five through eight will be in attendance at this year’s event.

Activities will include making blankets for seniors and young ...

Appointments Bolster Bergen Community College Leadership Team

PARAMUS, N.J. – Senior higher education leaders Brian D. Agnew, Ph.D., and Ronald
Miller have joined Bergen Community College’s executive team. The pair began at the
College Jan. 14 as executive vice president and executive director of the Bergen
Community College Foundation.

“At the state’s No. 1 college for associate degree graduates, leadership has ...

Federal Scholarship Helps Student Study Abroad

PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College student Erin Moran has earned a $2,500 U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Prague, Czech Republic during the spring 2019 academic term.

Moran, of Kearny, a second-year student at Bergen, will study at the University of New York in Prague. She chose this university because the credits ...

Bergen County Clerk's Office to Honor 'Five Star Student' Every Three Months

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Bergen County Clerk's Office is introducing an exciting new program called "The Five Star Student Award."

Beginning this month, Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan will honor one student from Kindergarten through College every three months. An award will be distributed in March, June, September and December of 2019.

"These outstanding students ...

In Wake of East Brook Bus Tragedy, Legislation Passed to Ensure School Bus Safety

Four new bills were signed into law this week, making the Garden State an example for the rest of the country on school bus safety. The bills mirror federal legislation Gottheimer introduced earlier this year -- Miranda’s Law and the Secure Every Child Under the Right Equipment Standards (SECURES) Act of 2018 -- in the wake of the Paramus bus accident in May that tragically killed two ...

NJ Charter School Advocates Call For Changes in Funding, Autonomy

TRENTON, NJ— More than 50 public charter school families and advocates gathered outside of the state Department of Education last week to show their support for charter schools and present a report recommending ways to improve charter schools across the state, including a call for fairer funding.

The rally comes as officials from the DOE wrap up a tour of New Jersey to hear ...

BCC Students Beat the Cold with Soup for the Hungry

PARAMUS, N.J. – The Bergen Community College student government association used soup to bring warmth to the winter season for those in need. During the week of “Giving Tuesday” Nov. 27, the group sponsored a soup drive supported by students, faculty and staff that ultimately delivered 163 cans to the Center for Food Action pantry at the College. Temple University and Wisconsin ...

Bill Would Deny NJ Tuition Aid to Students Convicted of Hazing

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean.

The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

More than 200 students have died from hazing-related accidents in the United States since 1838, and 40 students have died ...


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