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Bergen Scholars Shine at Beacon Conference

Author: Larry Hlavenka/Wednesday, June 18, 2014/Categories: Bergen College

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PARAMUS, N.J. – Five Bergen Community College students mentored by school faculty presented at the 22nd annual Beacon Conference for writing and research June 6 at Ulster County Community College in Stone Ridge, N.Y. The contest drew 120 submissions from students at 12 community colleges in three states. Students and mentors were:

·      Ye-One Chung, of Tenafly, “Machiavellian Realpolitik and Christian Kingship in Shakespeare’s Second Tetralogy,” with Professor Daniel Salerno;

·      Mark Ellard, of Rutherford, “History of Prussia,” with Professor Sarah Shurts;

·      Sarde Gumalo, of New Milford, “The Quest to the Empty Chapel and the Restorative Role as Reader in The Waste Land,” with Professor Brian Cordell;

·      Jan Siess, of River Edge, “Is Stress a Trigger for Schizophrenia?” with Professor Anne Maganzini;

·      Betsabe Saharig, of Wallington, “Women in Sumerian Culture and Literature,” with Professor Maria Makowiecka (Poster Session).

Bergen Community College ( based in Paramus is a public two-year coeducational college, enrolling nearly 17,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip J. Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields.

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