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Bergen Class of 2015 Completes Journey

SECAUCUS, N.J. – With a turn of the tassel, the commitment to completion reached its conclusion for those in attendance among the 2,800 Bergen Community College candidates for graduation at commencement 2015 today. The class included students such as valedictorian Mariia Alibekova, of Elmwood Park, and salutatorian Michael Nehring, of Ridgewood, who both graduated with 4.0 GPAs and as members of the College’s internationally recognized Phi Theta Kappa chapter. Bergen graduates will now transfer to four-year institutions such as the University of California, Berkeley and Rutgers Business School, while others will enter the workforce to begin careers in fields such as nursing and computer networking. Joining the graduates as a member of the class of 2015, Bergen County Freeholder David L. Ganz received the institution’s first official honorary degree. Former Bergen Board of Trustees vice chair and current president and CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility Cid D. Wilson delivered the keynote address to the approximately 6,000 students, faculty, staff and guests at the Meadowlands Exposition Center.

Thursday, May 21, 2015/Author: Larry Hlavenka/Number of views (307)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Young Playwrights Plot New Plays

PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College’s annual “Young Playwrights Festival” – with a 23-year history in Bergen County – will introduce six new one-act plays by local students Thursday, June 4 at 8 p.m.

Monday, May 18, 2015/Author: Larry Hlavenka/Number of views (213)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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In Any Language, Bergen Students a Success

PARAMUS, N.J. – Two Bergen Community College students have received a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study “need languages” as part of multi-week language institutes in Jordan and Japan. Fewer than 10 percent of applicants earn entry into the federally sponsored program, according to the most recent data from the Department of State.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015/Author: Larry Hlavenka/Number of views (409)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.3
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Ben Vereen Bergen-Bound

PARAMUS, N.J. – Tony-winning American actor-icon Ben Vereen will close the 2014-15 “Curtain Up!” series at the Bergen Community College Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre.

Monday, May 11, 2015/Author: Larry Hlavenka/Number of views (602)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Bergen’s Study of Suburbs Earns International Entry

PARAMUS, N.J. – With its acceptance into the Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network, Bergen Community College has become the first community college to join the group with members on five continents.

Friday, May 08, 2015/Author: Larry Hlavenka/Number of views (153)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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