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Technology Partner Ellucian Donates $25,000 to Bergen

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Paramus NJ, Bergen Community College’s technology solutions partner, Ellucian and its charitable foundation, have awarded the institution a $25,000 block grant to support 50 currently enrolled students’ basic needs such as tuition, housing expenses and textbooks. Accepted through the 501(c)(3) Bergen Community College Foundation, Ellucian awarded the $400,000 Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope (PATH) Scholarship to 25 college partners such as Bergen.

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TESU Agrees to Accept up to 90 credits from BCC Grads in Cybersecurity as Pathway to Baccalaureate Degree

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Paramus NJ, Bergen Community College and Thomas Edison State University (TESU) have established an articulation agreement that makes the pathway to a baccalaureate degree easier for Bergen graduates. A memorandum of understanding signed by both college presidents during the fall semester creates transfer pathways that allow students to complete as many as three years or 90 credits at Bergen before transferring to TESU to earn a bachelor’s degree.

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Bergen Hazmat Deployed to Stubborn Car Fire at Bergen Community College in Paramus

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Paramus NJ, a motor vehicle fire in the “B” parking lot of Bergen Community College’s main campus destroyed what appeared to have been a Honda CRV SUV, and heavily damaged a 4-door sedan that was parked next to it. The inferno was reported just prior to 11:00 am on Tuesday, 12/19. Firefighters from Paramus Engine Companies #3 and #1 extinguished the stubborn blaze. Technicians from the Bergen County Hazardous Materials Unit were called to address a large, fire related fuel spill No injuries were reported in the incident. Both vehicles were removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.

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Bergen Community College to Open Innovation Center in Lyndhurst

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Lyndhurst NJ, Bergen Community College will hold a Ribbon-cutting event celebrating the opening of the Innovation Center at Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands. On Wednesday, November 29, 10 a.m. At Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands, 1280 Wall Street West, Second Floor, Lyndhurst.

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Bergen Community College to host a Comprehensive Open House for Prospective Students and their Families

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Paramus NJ, on Thursday, November 2 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bergen Community College will host a comprehensive open house for prospective students and their families that will showcase the institution’s programs, resources, and personnel. The event will feature live demonstrations, campus tours, and hands-on application assistance!

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Bergen County Man Wins Nation’s Top Tutor

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Paramus NJ, Bergen Community College peer writing tutor and academic coach Ricardo Santana has earned the College Reading and Learning Association’s (CRLA) 2023 Rick Sheets Outstanding Tutor Award, making him the top tutor from more than 1,200 accredited tutoring programs across the country. Santana works in the College’s Cerullo Learning Assistance Center, which has twice earned national honors as the best in the country as well. He represents the first Bergen student to earn the award. Santana will attend the CRLA Annual Conference this November in Baltimore, Maryland as a guest of honor and accept his award.

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Bergen Community College Graduate Rene Bulnes Earns the $55,000 per year Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco offered a BIG congratulations to recent Bergen Community College graduate Rene Bulnes for earning the $55,000 per year Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship- the most prestigious award for community college students! Rene was one of only 60 students to receive this year’s award.

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Bergen Community College Class of 2023 Graduates Mana Mehdizadeh and Yoav Aharon received $10,000 Hites Transfer Scholarships from Phi Theta Kappa!

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Paramus NJ, Bergen Community College Class of 2023 graduates Mana Mehdizadeh and Yoav Aharon received $10,000 Hites Transfer Scholarships from Phi Theta Kappa! The Hites Transfer Scholarship recognizes students with sterling records of academic achievement, leadership, and community engagement, and is awarded by Phi Theta Kappa- the honor society of junior colleges.

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Bergen Community College has launched multiple programs to provide students with the opportunity to gain a foothold in the burgeoning cannabis industry

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Professor Steven Fischer, Ph.D., works with students in the cannabis certificate program

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Paramus NJ,  Bergen Community College has launched multiple programs that will provide students with the opportunity to gain a foothold in the burgeoning cannabis industry. Financial research firm Morningstar, Inc. pegs cannabis as a $10 billion industry in the U.S. with the potential to rise exponentially in the coming decades as more states legalize the growth, use and sale of the plant and its derivatives.

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Bergen Community College Cuts Ribbon On Small Business Support Office

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Bergen President Eric M. Friedman, Ph.D., speaks with student small business support specialists in their new office

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Paramus NJ, In just six months, Bergen Community College students have assisted nearly 500 local entrepreneurs in bouncing back post-COVID as “small business support specialists” through a collaboration with the Bergen County Business Resource Network. This nationally heralded program has received recognition from numerous media outlets, government officials and business organizations. In recognition of the program’s growth, and to provide additional support for the students, Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III and Bergen County Commissioners Mary Amoroso, Germaine Ortiz and Thomas Sullivan joined Bergen President Eric M. Friedman, Ph.D., Oct. 20 as the College opened an office for the small business support specialists. The event coincided with Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, which helped influence the day’s activities as well. After the office doors officially opened, two local female restaurateurs who worked with the small business support specialist students presented refreshments showcasing their culinary talents, while Commissioner Amoroso led a panel discussion on women in entrepreneurship featuring local business owners.

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Mercedes Car Finder Application Helps Locate Stolen Vehicle at Bergen Town Center in Paramus

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Paramus NJ, after a key fob was left in a car at Bergen Community College , the owner of the  Mercedes CLA was able to locate his missing car through an app, with help from Bergen County Sheriff’s Officers .

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NJ TRANSIT WELCOMES STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL WITH PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNT

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Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT is welcoming students back to class with the continuation of the popular Student Pass discount program. Students heading back to class this fall semester on NJ TRANSIT’s bus, rail, or light rail systems can enjoy as much as a 60-percent saving on fares.

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Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announced two new measures to provide additional support for small businesses

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announced two new measures to provide additional support for small businesses in an effort to fight inflation and further strengthen the County’s strong economic position.

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Bergen Community College Tuition-Freeze Extended Through Aug. 1

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Paramus NJ, Bergen Community College has extended its popular “inflation-busters” tuition freeze initiative through Aug. 1, giving students additional time to register for fall 2022 classes under the fall 2019 tuition rate ($146.50 per credit for Bergen County residents). The College’s latest student affordability program has already encouraged 4,743 students to register for fall classes.

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Bergen Community College Students Create: “ScanCan” The Intelligent Recycling Bin

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Paramus NJ, Last week Bergen Community College’s team at the Community College Intelligence Challenge in Washington, D.C. was named the #1 overall winner with their “ScanCan”: The Intelligent Recycling Bin.” The “ScanCan” is a recycling bin that senses whether or not a product is recyclable before allowing it to be disposed of. Congratulations to students Jacob Jalinski, Tyler Jacobs, and Roee Shalom along with faculty mentors Luis De Abreu and Joseph Sivo. They also earned a congratulations from Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco.