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Loud and Clear: Student Wins Speech Competition

PARAMUS, N.J. – Use your words wisely. Bergen Community College student Nina Russo, of Lodi, did exactly that when she ‘talked’ her way to the top – winning the president’s award for best speaker – at the institution’s eighth annual speech competition April 23. Competing against 82 other students for $3,000 in scholarships sponsored by the College’s foundation, Russo (left) accepted the first place award from Jane Phelps, professor and competition director. The student’s speech examined the impact of technology on sleep deprivation.

Friday, April 24, 2015/Author: Larry Hlavenka/Number of views (47)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Bergen Student Ranked Among 20 Best in U.S.

PARAMUS, N.J. – Selected from 1,700 U.S. students, Bergen Community College’s Rhonda Richardsen has earned a spot on the 2015 All-USA Community College Academic Team. Only 20 students received the designation. Additionally, as New Jersey’s top achieving community college student, Richardsen ranks as the state’s 2015 Coca-Cola New Century Scholar as well. She will receive a combined $7,000 in scholarships. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015/Author: Larry Hlavenka/Number of views (1277)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Bergen Conference Promotes Studying STEM

PARAMUS, N.J. – Joining STEM-minded peers from across the region, Bergen Community College students Abreham Mindaye and Jose Tejada presented their work on unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) to Dr. Michael Argenziano, and others, at the institution’s annual STEM C^2 Research Summit April 17. Dr. Argenziano, who performed the first robotic open-heart operation in U.S. history, served as the keynote speaker.

Friday, April 17, 2015/Author: Larry Hlavenka/Number of views (199)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Spring is Open House Season at Bergen

PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College will host a free open house for prospective students Thursday, May 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the student center at its main campus, 400 Paramus Road.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015/Author: Larry Hlavenka/Number of views (209)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Student Serving Others Honored

PARAMUS, N.J. – For his leadership on campus and contributions to the community, Bergen Community College student Derick Diaz has earned recognition as a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a coalition of 1,100 colleges promoting community service.

Friday, April 10, 2015/Author: Larry Hlavenka/Number of views (192)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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