Education

June 2, 2020

PARAMUS, N.J. — Bergen Community College honors graduate Amirah Elayan, a member of the Class of 2020, has earned the Northeast Regional Honors Council “Student of the Year Award” for her scholastic excellence and impact on Bergen’s Judith K. Winn School of Honors program. The Northeast Regional ...

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TRENTON, N.J. -- The New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) has named three Bergen Community College students to the 2020 New Jersey All-State Academic Team, awarding one with a top scholarship from the Coca-Cola Foundation. “While we were unable to host a celebration in-person this ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Bergen Community College held its 50th Commencement Ceremony virtually on Monday night. More than 10,000 people watched the proceedings on YouTube, which included a graduating class of more than 2,000 students and their families, friends, and interested onlookers from around the ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Bergen Community College will host its 50th commencement exercises this year online. On Monday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. at what was initially planned a ceremony at their usual location, East Rutherford’s MetLife Stadium,  the Class of 2020, comprised of more than 2,000 candidates for ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – A Bergen Community College business administration student has been named an Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholar by the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society and awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Tenzin Kalden, a Hasbrouck Heights resident, is the second student at BCC to achieve ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Bergen Community College student Tae Kim won first place in the category of environmental biology and ecology for his research and poster, “Comparison of Bacterial Communities in New Jersey Soils Using Next Generation Sequencing” at the Metropolitan Association of College and ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — For students seeking to enroll in the spring semester, Bergen Community College will offer special Saturday registration hours on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its main campus in Paramus, 400 Paramus Road. The College will also offer extended registration hours at its ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — With the dangers of vaping a hot topic in current headlines as the death toll from the harmful activity  — which is linked to lung disease — continues to climb among young people, one Paramus college is joining in the national movement to encourage smoking cessation. In ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Borough public schools will have a delayed opening tomorrow morning, Dec. 17 of two hours ahead of a winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service.  According to the Paramus Schools official website, ECC morning classes and morning Champions classes will be ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. -- The Board of Trustees at Bergen Community College (BCC) will conduct a national search for the two-year institution's eighth president in the coming months, as its current leader, President Michael D. Redmond, retires on December 31 capping off a 38-year career at the ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – Three Bergen County civic leaders with backgrounds in government, public service, and community affairs have joined the Bergen Community College board of trustees. Governor Murphy selected Ritzy Moralez-Diaz and Stephen F. Pellino, Esq., as appointees to the College’s governing ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College student Jade Tollis has earned a $5,000 Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education. Tollis, of Teaneck, represents one of only 10 students in the nation to receive the award and the first Bergen student to receive the scholarship. Tollis will partner with a ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – Members of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges have selected Bergen Community College trustee Sheetal Ranjan, Ph.D., for one of two trustee at-large positions on the group’s executive committee. The council members took action at their November 18 meeting, electing Bergen’s ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – Students with disabilities in Robert Fusco’s classes at Bergen Community College (BCC) where he teaches math are never a statistic. Nor is any student treated as part of a collective whole, rather, an individual.  Even in a subject as challenging as statistics, there was never an ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – If there’s ever such a thing as going out with a bang, Elin Schikler is walking proof. A serendipitous trip to a Ridgewood diner earlier this year for what she thought would be a quiet retirement lunch with a colleague turned out to be the ultimate "mic drop" of her life. For ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College will once again offer classes during winter break, providing access for students home from four-year colleges an opportunity to quickly earn credits ideal for transfer. The intensive and accelerated semester will run January 2-10, 2020, allowing students to ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – County leaders have bestowed Bergen Community College Professor Dr. Mina Ahn with the Outstanding Educator Award. Government officials, which included Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III, the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Bergen County Sheriff Anthony ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – For Lucille Cigolini, fighting addiction isn’t a matter of willpower or love. If it were, her son Justin would still be alive. Addiction, rather, is a lifelong brain disease currently afflicting millions of Americans who all too often suffer with it in the shadows of their shame; a ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – Joined by government officials, healthcare industry partners, college leaders and students who recently began apprenticeship training, Bergen Community College announced the acquisition of a $12 million U.S. Department of Labor grant during a Sept. 25 event in the institution’s ...

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HACKENSACK- The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center will host its 11th annual Celebrating Life and Liberty at MetLife Stadium on Fri., Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m. The event celebrates survivorship and generates inspiration and support to those ...

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BERGEN COUNTY- The Simon Wiesenthal Center recently honored Bergen County Clerk, John S. Hogan with its “Heroes for Tolerance” award at a pre-game ceremony at the Yankee Stadium.  In presenting the award to Hogan, Michael D. Cohen, Eastern Director of the Wiesenthal Center and Englewood Council ...

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NEW JERSEY - The last hooray of summer bliss... Labor Day was always a special time that I spent camping in the Catskills.  There's nothing like sleeping in a Coleman tent with your family to appreciate the sounds of crickets and the smell of campfires crackling.  And depending on the ...

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PARAMUS – Gallery Bergen, the art exhibition space of Bergen Community College, in collaboration with the Korean Community Center of Tenafly will open “NJSeoul: New Art from the Korean Diaspora” next month at the institution’s main campus. A free opening reception will take place Thursday, Sept. 12 ...

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PARAMUS – Danbee (Sarah) Chae of Bergen County Community College completed a six-week summer internship program in clinical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Montvale facility. Sponsored by the Clinical Oncology Open Learning (COOL) Scholars Program, the initiative encourages undergraduates to ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -- Data firm Niche has recently released comprehensive rankings of the top school districts in New Jersey, using a detailed formula that incorporates data from the U.S. Department of Education, test scores, survey responses from students and parents, and other sources.  Schools in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce, Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance and Fairleigh Dickinson University are partnering up to encourage the campus community to shop and dine locally. The three entities are in the process of creating a discount program with local ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Carol Otis, a retired Teaneck school teacher, dedicated community volunteer and chairwoman of the Bergen Community College trustee board, died Monday at the age of 79, according to the college. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Chair Carol Otis,” Bergen President Michael D.

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HACKENSACK, NJ - County officials recognized a Bergen County Academies student this past week for coming in first place at an international science competition. Jason Ping, a junior, was presented with a certificate of commendation by the Freeholder Board and County Executive Jim Tedesco on ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -  Several hand-painted, donated pianos will be popping up this week in public parks around Paramus, as part of a new initiative between the borough, school district, recreation department and shade tree commission.  Through September, Paramus’  “Pianos in the Parks” program puts ...

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