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BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CURRENT FUNDS BUDGET
FOR FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2014 TO JUNE 30, 2015
Current
Budget Budget Budget %
7/01/2012 - 7/01/2013 - 7/01/2014 - of
REVENUES 6/30/2013 6/30/2014 6/30/2015 Total
Unrestricted:
Tuition $59,914,430 $60,692,530 $61,296,130 52.6%
Student Fees 19,703,930 19,838,450 20,166,450 17.3%
Governmental Appropriations
State 12,163,630 12,163,630 12,163,630 10.4%
County 14,139,870 17,876,630 19,116,620 16.4%
Other New Jersey Counties 170,000 170,000 170,000 0.1%
Sales & Services of Auxiliary
Enterprise 209,810 115,000 115,000 0.1%
Other Sources 1,604,350 1,330,000 1,330,000 1.1%
Fund Balance Appropriation 3,100,000 1,900,000 2,128,884 1.8%
Total Unrestricted $111,006,020 $114,086,240 $116,486,714 100.0%
Restricted:
Student Aid and Other Grants 36,641,000 42,904,800 42,904,800
Total Current Funds Revenues $147,647,020 $156,991,040 $159,391,514
EXPENDITURES & TRANSFERS
Educational and General:
Instruction $42,934,390 $43,712,288 $44,048,874 38.3%
Academic Support 6,237,740 6,125,400 6,419,265 5.6%
Student Services 7,752,280 8,006,979 8,200,010 7.1%
Institutional Support 41,405,010 43,701,373 45,031,445 39.1%
Operation & Maintenance of Plant 10,781,410 10,640,750 10,887,670 9.5%
Scholarships and Fellowships 500,000 500,000 500,000 0.4%
Educ. & General Expenditure $109,610,830 $112,686,790 $115,087,264 98.8%
Mandatory Transfers:
Principal & Interest 1,095,170 1,095,170 1,095,170 0.9%
Total Educational & General $110,706,000 $113,781,960 $116,182,434 99.7%
Auxiliary Enterprise:
Expenditures 300,020 304,280 304,280 0.3%
Total Current Unrestricted $111,006,020 $114,086,240 $116,486,714 100.0%
Restricted Expenditures:
Student Aid and Other Grants 36,641,000 42,904,800 42,904,800
Total Current Funds
Expenditures & Transfers $147,647,020 $156,991,040 $159,391,514
Net Surplus / (Deficit) $0 $0 $0

Sony Tiwari


Sony Tiwari enjoys a varied career in the arts as an instructor, composer, producer, conductor, researcher, and performer. He is the co-founder of Realativity Music Group, a production company that works closely with up-and-coming artists to develop musical repertoire and hone performance skills. Serving as Chief In-House Producer, Sony has been able to work in a wide array of music styles while simultaneously composing works for multimedia and the concert hall.

Mr. Tiwari contributes his talents to numerous artistic endeavors. He is the Associate Producer of music releases for the International Arts Educators Forum, a group dedicated to increasing awareness for multidisciplinary arts projects through performance recordings and academic publishing.  Still active as a composer, his chamber piece, “Coming Home,” was debuted by La Nabla Ensemble in Rome, followed by several successful performances of “Nada Te Turbe” during the International Contemporary Festival for Composers in Malaga, Spain. 

As an M.A. graduate in Music Education at NYU Steinhardt, Sony focused his research efforts in India during two separate visits, the first resulting in “Music and Innovation in the World Class Indian University.”  The second trip led to his thesis, “Oral Tradition and Musical Knowledge in Indian Composition Pedagogy,” recognized by NYU Steinhardt with the Outstanding Master’s Thesis Research award.

Sony’s artistic interests extend to the stage too, where he starred in productions of It’s A Wonderful Life, Odium Suffuscus, and Little Women, as well as several children’s theater productions. As a sound designer, he has collaborated most notably on Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds and the Florida premiere of the Broadway hit Other Desert Cities. Behind the scenes, he served as an assistant director during a televised production of The Singing Christmas Trees and a stage version of The Clean House in Winter Park, Florida. Continuing to explore his research interests in music education and teaching at the college, Sony currently heads courses in music theory, the humanities and music business.