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Our Bergen Community

ANNUAL REPORT 2013-2014

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Board of Trustees E. Carter Corriston, Chairman Cid D. Wilson, Vice Chairman James R. Napolitano, Secretary Dorothy L. Blakeslee, Treasurer Philip J. Ciarco III James Demetrakis Dr. Jo-Anne Mecca Anthony Miller Michael J. Neglia Irene Oujo Victoria Tahhan, Alumni Trustee

Bergen Community College Senior Officers Executive Team Dr. B. Kaye Walter, President Dr. William P. Mullaney, Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Naydeen González-De Jesús, Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Yun K. Kim, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness William Corcoran, Vice President of Facilities, Planning, Operations and Public Safety Dr. Ursula Parrish Daniels, Executive Assistant to the President James R. Miller, Executive Director of Human Resources Laurie Francis, Executive Director of the Bergen Community College Foundation Sharyne Miller, Executive Director Information Technology Victor Anaya, Executive Director of Finance

Bergen Community College Foundation Board of Directors Robert Hekemian, Jr., Chairman Daniel Foley, Vice Chairman, Special Events Gordon Hamm, Vice Chairman, Membership Seta Nazarian, Co-Vice Chair, Major Gifts and Annual Funds Joseph Basralian, Co-Vice Chair, Major Gifts and Annual Funds B. Kaye Walter, President Robert D. Boyle, Treasurer V. Peter Traphagen, Sr., Assistant Treasurer Anthony Persico, Investment Officer James Napolitano, Business Officer Ira Kaltman, Secretary Kevin O’Connor, Assistant Secretary Robert Dill, Immediate Past Chairman Laurie W. Francis, Executive Director Philip J. Ciarco III Fred Daibes David Devejian Christopher DeLorenzo

Stephen Duess Ray Farrington Joan Foley Richard Garcia Robert Garrett Gary Glanzberg Walter Hecht Frances Hoffman John J. Johnson Barbara Komor Leo Leyva Paul A. Meyer Carol Miele Stephen Novak Matthew O'Connor Ashok R. Patel Dorothy P. Romaine Holly Schepisi John A. Trobiano Donnett Barnett Verley David York

Operating Budget REVENUES Tuition Student Fees State County Other New Jersey Counties Enterprise Other Sources Fund Balance Appropriation Student Aid and Other Grants Total Current Funds Revenues

Bergen Community College Alumni Network Board of Directors Stephen Duess, Co-Chair, ‘73 Richard Garcia, Co-Chair, ‘82 Barbara Aubry, '82 Ruth A. Bedevian, '85 Walter Beese, ’87 and ‘90 John Driscoll Jr., '95 Jane A. Grinch, Esq., ‘75 Goli Kocharian, ‘02 Elaine Korinko, '79 Tracy Miceli, ‘77 Claudia J. O’Rourke, ‘99 Gerard Quinn, '79

Bergen County Executive Kathleen A. Donovan

Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders David L. Ganz, Chairman Joan M. Voss, Vice Chairwoman John A. Felice, Chairman Pro Tempore Maura R. DeNicola Steve Tanelli James J. Tedesco, III Tracy Silna Zur

The content in this annual report covers July 1, 2013 to June 1, 2014. This report features stories about life in our Bergen Community College community – our faculty, staff, students, supporters and visitors. Since the College remains nothing without the members of its community, they played a central role in deciding this report’s design: in a design competition between the three Office of Public Relations graphic designers, respondents on social media, email and Bergen.edu weighed in on their favorite by casting votes. In the end, Wilson Aguilar’s cover won the competition and the rights for him to design this report. This report remains Wilson’s vision – and yours. Congratulations, Wilson – a member of our Bergen community for 33 years. We love hearing from our Bergen community. Email feedback to lhlavenka@bergen.edu.

EXPENDITURES & TRANSFERS Instruction Academic Support Student Services Institutional Support Operation & Maintenance Scholarships & Fellowships Principal & Interest Expenditures Student Aid and Other Grants Total Current Funds Expenditures & Transfers

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What’s in a name? For us, everything. When the state legislature signed the County College Act of 1962, it set into motion the model for the 19 two-year schools that enroll 61 percent of all undergraduate college students in New Jersey today. By establishing high-quality, affordable and accessible local institutions of higher education, the legislature put the path to lifelong learning within reach of whomever sought it. For Bergen, and our sister institutions, we remain inspired by that vision and continue to embrace that responsibility. We are a community resource providing the foundation for a career – or a four-year degree; a partner with local employers delivering solutions to enhance our region’s economy; and a center of excellence creating cultural and civic initiatives that bring thousands of nonstudents to our locations each year. Inside this annual report, you’ll meet the residents of our Bergen community – the students, faculty, staff and local residents who made headlines in 2013-14. You’ll learn about their accomplishments and discover who – and what – makes this a community like no other. From the Meadowlands, to the Palisades; to the county seat and the Ramapo River, this is the report about the power of community. Your Bergen community. Our Bergen Community College. Sincerely,

Dr. B. Kaye Walter President

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As the guiding principle leading the College’s operations, rollout of the 2013-18 strategic plan began in earnest. Goals include increasing course completion, retention, transfer and graduation rates and strengthening the College’s bond with its community.

In April, faculty, staff and students broke into groups to participate in day-long development and leadership activities. Speakers such as author Clifton Taulbert delivered the keynote addresses.

Middle States matters! The College began the multi-year process to obtain re-accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which it completes once every decade. Middle States-appointed teams will visit in 2016 to evaluate the College’s compliance with the group’s 14 Standards of Excellence – measures of institutional quality and effectiveness.

Some came for the first time, others returned for the first time in a long time – either way, plenty of apples were polished for the first day of school.

Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Naydeen González-De Jesús made sure to order “extra cheese” as she embarked on a listening tour with students at all three locations during the “Pizza with the V.P.” program.

Leading Our Bergen CCommunity BBQs and banquets, games and gathe community share the chapters of their Moving from one elected position to another, the former president of the Student Government Association Margarita Valdez won an election by students to serve as the alumni trustee.

William Corcoran joined the College’s executive team this year as the vice president of facilities, planning, operations and public safety after serving as Bergen’s director of public safety since 2008. Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. William M congratulated faculty like Dan Chadwick at the recognition awards honoring employees that ha

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In November, the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey recognized President Dr. B. Kaye Walter as a “Woman of Influence.”

President Dr. B. Kaye Walter inked a contract extension with the College and Board of Trustees Chair E. Carter Corriston, securing her position as Bergen’s top administrator until 2018. Workshops were the word of the day during September’s “Day of Service and Community,” which enabled faculty and staff to participate in sessions with a variety of speakers – including Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness Dr. Yun Kim.

Our Bergen Community It takes vision, passion and a commitment to working toward a shared goal in order to direct the efforts of the state’s largest community college.

Residents of our Bergen Community Meet Nestor Melendez If you’ve ever walked through the student center at the main campus, you’ve probably seen Nestor Melendez. He’s the smiling, energetic guy interacting with anyone and everyone, organizing events and serving as the bridge between the College and its students.

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Former state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18), who ran for governor last year, appeared at a voter registration event to inspire participation among college students.

Building a better Bergen doesn’t always mean brick and mortar. To that end, the College enhanced its digital presence with the launch of the redesigned Bergen.edu in January.

An August groundbreaking featuring College and county leaders like Dean of Health Professions Dr. Susan Barnard and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Bill Mullaney paved the way for construction to begin on the $26 million Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center at the main campus. The building, financed in large part by the $750 million Building Our Future Bond Act approved by voters, will house the College’s health professions programs such as nursing and dental hygiene.

Building Our Bergen gen Comm Alongside our homegrown talent, stars small – frequently find their way throug Bergen Stages showcases the talent of Bergen students, faculty and staff in shows like “Blithe Spirit.”

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Bergen built a bridge between its main campus and Meadowlands locations with the launch of a free shuttle service in the fall. A three-year, $634,836 “Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grant” secured by College and county officials laid the groundwork for the initiative.

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John Densmore, the drummer who supplied the snare for the rock ‘n’ roll icons the Doors, visited to discuss his latest book “The Doors: Unhinged,” and played a three-song set with Bergen faculty.

Joined by partners from the Center for Food Action, officials including the Executive Assistant to the President Dr. Ursula Parrish Daniels and Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Naydeen González-De Jesús cut the ribbon on the X-Change: Food Pantry to combat hunger. President Dr. B. Kaye Walter supported the effort by donating a new refrigerator to enable a supply of fruit, vegetables and other perishables.

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President Dr. B. Kaye Walter and Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan saluted the College’s service-men and -women at the November opening of the Veterans and Military Affairs Center, which coincided with Veterans Day.

The origins of our Bergen community date back to the early 1960s with the dreams of a small number of individuals. Needless to say, we’ve grown.

Taking a break from laying the smack down, WWE wrestler, Harvard graduate and attorney David Otunga visited to discuss stereotypes.

Now boasting a conference center, library and classroom laboratories, Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands reached the end of its renovations. Comprehensive improvements began when the College purchased the building at 1280 Wall Street West in 2010.

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Mike Amaro took his opponents to the mats en route to earning All-America honors at the 2014 NJCAA Wrestling National Championship.

The Machinery of Job Creation December 13, 2013

Recent high school graduates participating in the first-ever “summer intensive” set themselves up for success by beginning their relationship with Bergen before their first class ever took place.

Faculty members David Cohen and Robert Walljasper joined celebrity chefs Maneet Chauhan and Peter Kelly to recognize students Julissa Aragon and Cristina Garro, who participated in a cooking competition at the “Giants of Generosity” charity event.

With bio-diesel generators, solar panels and electric vehicles, Bergen’s STEM students continue to work on the cutting edge – they even produced a wind turbine that can produce 225 watts of electricity at 20 mile per hour winds.

Maria Ortiz Naretto served as editor in chief of the College’s “Scholarly Journal” featuring exceptional student writing.

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Also seen in our Bergen community…

Bergen Student Named NAACP East Region Chair By Christine Valdez, NJTVNEWS

• Soccer player Sara Ramirez earned recognition as one of the top 10 players in the region and first-team all-conference honors. • Phi Theta Kappa recognized Laura Deluca with the 2014 Distinguished Chapter Member Award. She, and Angie Goldszmidt, made the New Jersey All-State Academic Team. • Joy Burns won the “Securing Our Future” essay contest – and a $2,500 scholarship. • Former student John McLaughlin won a

$50,000 prize to help support his small business on CNBC Prime’s “Crowd Rules.” • In partnership with Phi Theta Kappa, the New Jersey Council of County Colleges and the New Jersey Education Association, students, faculty and staff signed “Community College Completion Pledge” cards to reinforce the roles each group plays in ensuring student success – both as a personal and institutional commitment.

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For Ivan Wei, joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People allowed him to start a community of his own at Bergen Community College. Upon a recommendation from a member of an NAACP chapter, Wei decided to see what the organization had to offer. He found that the group aims to fight for equal rights and protect the needs of individuals. It was then that Wei had the idea to The largest class in Bergen history – 2,862 s start an NAACP chapter at Bergen College. lights – so to speak, it was inside (there’s alw Community “So I took it upon myself as a young at the Izod Center. Saluted by leaders like Vic Latino Jewish male to open a chapter,” Wei. “I want people to know more Mullaney and Vice President of Student Affa said about what’s going on in society.” class of 2014 featured 66 students with 4.0 G When Wei got the idea to start an NAACP chapter, he wanted to build a

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small community within the school’s campus that he had not seen when he started attending. By forming the chapter, Wei said that it allowed him to form a tight-knit community and make an impact within the campus and throughout the state. After the NAACP chapter began to grow, Wei became the chapter’s president. The Bergen chapter was able to host various events such as voter registration drives, a voter education panel which included guest Sen. Barbara Buono. The chapter also hosted a workshop to help young minorities, as well as the Break the Bread event in Newark to feed and eat with the homeless. Wei has been the president of the Bergen chapter over the last two years

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The Good Fight: Credit Union Helps LowIncome Residents Build Credit by NBC 4, New York

Jason Lazar bested dozens of competitors en route to a $1,000 award and the title of best speaker at the seventh annual speech competition.

Kicking off commencement week, the College’s highest achieving students celebrated their accomplishments with their families at the annual academic awards ceremony.

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What if you had no credit and no means of getting it? That's the reality for thousands of people with low incomes. But in Bergen County, N.J., people are finally getting help. Here's The Good Fight with Pat Battle.

Bergen leaders such as President Dr. B Kaye Walter and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Bill Mullaney joined the high-achieving Phi Theta Kappa students at the group’s annual “Nerd Nation” conference in Orlando.

n Our Bergeergen Community Honored, awarded, recognized and praised, student achievements come in many forms through a variety of organizations and groups.

Bergen Signs Study Abroad Pact By MYBERGEN.COM

Bergen Community College has joined a nationwide initiative to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by 2019. More than 150 schools have signed the pledge spearheaded by the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) “Generation Study Abroad” program. “Study abroad is a transformational experience,” Amparo Codding, the College’s dean of arts, humanities and wellness – who coordinates the school’s study abroad program – said. “In addition to the academic accomplishments, students come back with a very strong sense of self. They come back with a whole new view of the world, wanting to travel more, learn more, see more and do more.” The U.S. Department of State’s Bu-

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reau of Educational and Cultural Affairs estimates 295,000 students studied abroad in 2011-12. Typically, six Bergen students leave the U.S. to study each semester. Spring 2014 student Blyss Molina Ayala, of Ridgefield Park, received a $3,500 scholarship from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to study in Spain – making her the fourth Bergen student to earn the award. Bergen students have studies throughout the world – including Argentina, China, tudents – turned their tassels under the Italy, Japan and Morocco. Bergen remains one of less than a ways lights) – during an evening ceremony dozen community/county colleges to ce President of Academic Affairs Dr. Bill make the commitment to the IIE. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of irs Dr. Naydeen González-De Jesús, the Educational and Cultural Affairs and GPAs. several foreign governments, as well

Residents of our Bergen Community Meet Maria De Abreu Pineda What would it take to become the most accomplished student in Bergen history? A 4.0 GPA? Check. Accolades from national organizations? Check. A rich sense of cultural diversity? Check. Plans to transfer to a top university? Check. By any measure, when you discuss 2014 valedictorian Maria De Abreu Pineda, she remains the embodiment of student success. “More than words, I want to lead by example and let my work talk for me. I achieved my goals at Bergen because they were clear; I wanted to take advantage of the best opportunities and the next goal is to do the same thing at the next school … and then in my job … and, really, just in my life.”

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Representatives from Combat Paper NJ brough their unique brand of therapy – turning former military uniforms into paper – to campus to hel veterans heal through poetry, writing and art.

For leading the College’s sustainability efforts, including encouraging student participation, Professor Rachel Wieland earned the League of Innovation in the Community College John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award.

Flanked by Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Bill Mullaney and professor Kate McGivern, recently retired faculty members Dr. Charles J. McNerney and Marjorie Webster joined the elite company of only a few dozen past retirees with their induction as professor emeriti.

Bergen Com Teaching in Our Berge With residents of our Bergen commun county, state, country and globe, divers Professor Lynn Schott, professor emeriti Jean Goldstein and George Skau and former Executive Vice President Virginia Laughlin visited the Sidney Silverman Library archives as part of an upcoming legacy project.

José Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was featured on the cover of Tim discussed the plight of immigrants during Latin

Also seen in our Bergen community… • The inaugural Faculty Research & Scholarship Awards went to eight individuals: Gregg Biermann; Dr. Denise Budd; Brian Cordell; Dr. Jessica Datema; Dr. Ilan Ehrlich; Paul Mindell; Bill Morales; and John Smalley. • Professor Bernie Fuersich contributed “Diving Fitness is Life Fitness” to volume XXVI, issue 2 of Sources: The Journal of Underwater Education. • Faculty Dr. Camelia-Manuela and Gabriel Latanianu led a delegation of students to participate in a national model U.N. • Professor Win Win Kyi earned the 2014 Distinguished Advisor Award from Phi Theta Kappa. • Janet Henderson and Ilan Ehrlich earned entry into the Mid-Career Fellowship Program at Princeton University.

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Heritage Month.

Nursing faculty, led by Professor Margaret Hayes, won the Innovation of the Year Award from League of Innovation in the Community College for their project requiring students to produce movies demonstrating their ability to perform safe nursing practices.

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Residents of our Bergen Community Meet Keith Chu History is made all the time. Professor Keith Chu knows that better than anyone – after all, he teaches the subject. But this year, Professor Chu made his own history when he won the 2013-14 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Award for teaching. Hundreds of faculty and staff from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania descended upon Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands from the “Tri-State Best Practices Conference: Collaborations and Connections” organized by Bergen Professor Sarah Shurts.

“If you ask a little kid, I don’t think he’ll say he wants to grow up to be a historian. But I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life being around smart people, reading books, writing and attending

nding Our Ben Community A cadre of thoughtful minds drives students to succeed, while hoping to inspire a similar passion for learning.

conferences. It’s not just a career or a way to pay bills … it’s also who I am. It’s integral to my personality and essence. I know most of my students are not going to become professional historians. So, I need to give them knowledge and skills that they can use outside the gates of our campus. It’s not just about giving them content knowledge or historical interpretation – or giving

elendez and Assemblyman Timothy J. se awareness regarding the GLBT community.

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Research Letters, a biweekly geoscience journal.

The Skyline Theatre Company recognized Professor Jim Bumgardner with its 2014 Horizon Award for his support of the arts.

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The Bergen Community College Foundation distributed more than $214,000 to 170 students at the annual scholarship awards ceremony made possible by donors.

With bagels and bacon, the Office of Alumni Affairs – established during the last year – lured past grads to campus and recognized their place in the College’s history. Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Bill Mullaney spoke at the event.

For 29 years, the Bergen Community College Foundation Medallion Awards Dinner has served as a signature fundraising event for scholarships. Lawrence R. Inserra Jr., Inserra Supermarkets, Inc. president, received the 2013 Award for Merit for Corporate Responsibility and Philanthropy.

More than 30 faculty and staff worked with the grants office during the 2013-14 year to develop 16 grants and sponsored projects that received nearly $9 million in awards. These included initiatives as the Title V Institutional Capacity Building and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Development project. Collaborative projects included inmate education with the Bergen County Sherriff’s Office, Garden State Pathways to Success with Camden County College and the Health Professions Opportunity Program with 10 community college partners, county workforce investment boards and numerous healthcare industry employers.

Professors like Anita Verno dedicated their time to the students from the East Newark Public School as part of “Technology Day.”

Supporting Our Berge Community This community gives back! Through h outreach, the members of our commu

Donors like Phil and Kathleen Ciarco made more than $180,000 in scholarships possible for 110 students at the third annual mid-year scholarship ceremony.

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More than 3,700 applied; 85 were accepted. Two were from Bergen. Maria De Abreu Pineda and Anna Parra Vera each received the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation 2014 undergraduate transfer scholarship worth up to $30,000 per year for three years.

Blyss Molina Ayala received a $3,500 scholarship from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to study abroad in Spain – making her the fourth Bergen student to earn the award.

Professional assistant Mark Balzarette and stud “Toasty the Marshmallow Snowman,” the record br Riverside and the Hackensack Regional Chamber For a $1 donation, visitors placed 11,000 marshma charities.

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For its work in support of veterans, the Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge and other charitable initiatives, the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey recognized the Paramus-Bergen Community College Rotary with the “inspirational good works” award.

Class of 2011 basketball standout Mickey Hayes – who led the nation in rebounding during her final year – returned to her hard-court home for Athletic Alumni Appreciation Night.

Janus Varela and Brenda Turkdogan each received $2,000 scholarships from the State of New Jersey for the cost of enrollment in certificate programs at Bergen as part of the Governor’s Industry Vocations Scholarship for Women and Minorities.

ur Bergen Cen Community Countless organizations and individuals play a critical role in ensuring the sustained success of the members of our community. Paramus resident Mukesh Malkan visited in April to deliver $1,000 from the Indian Americans of Paramus and $250 from the Paramus Sunrise Rotary Club to Bergen officials, including President Dr. B. Kaye Walter.

President Dr. B. Kaye Walter and Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Naydeen González-De Jesús congratulated students receiving the Dr. Agnes Varis scholarships at the spring ceremony

It’s the only “Wei” he knows: student leader Ivan Wei built the College’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People from the ground up. Also last year, he became the region’s youth and college chair.

An ace up the sleeve of the Bergen Community College Foundation, each year, donors roll the dice in support of student scholarships at Monte Carlo Night.

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When schools become partners, students benefit. Transfer agreements signed this year streamline the path to a four-year degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University, which provides participating students with a 40-percent tuition discount at the four-year school located in Florham Park and Teaneck, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Bergen President Dr. B. Kaye Walter and Jersey Tractor Trailer Training President Bill Oliver inked a workforce development agreement that enabled local residents to earn both a Commercial Driver License (CDL) and a General Education Diploma (GED) as part of the joint program.

A panel including Assemblywoman Holly Sche Affairs Dr. Bill Mullaney and Assemblyman Tim education at the “Quarterly Connection,” a period

Relationships in Our Bergen Com Making connections with new members of our c bond be etween the College and others, but create

Bergen joined a nationwide initiative to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by 2019 as part of the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) “Generation Study Abroad” program.

The Seattle Seahawks may not have exuded friendliness to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, but the Division of Continuing Education did when it partnered with the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce to offer the “Warm Welcome” program designed for employees of Meadowlandsbased retail, tourism, sports and leisure companies preparing for the big game.

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BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The Division of Continuing Education in partnership with the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce

A comprehensive one-day course designed for employees of the Greater Meadowlands-based companies specializing in the retail, tourism, hospitality, sports and leisure industries

BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT THE MEADOWLANDS

When the College added Instagram – photo filters and all – to its social media profile, total followers to its four accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube) reached nearly 17,000. Bergen is considered the most “social” community college in New Jersey.

Partnering with 18 high schools, more than 1,000 at the College to learn about veterinary studies, science/technology/engineering/math topics.

During the 2013-14 academic year, 752 Bergen County high school juniors and seniors from 27 public school districts earned college credits through the dual enrollment program.

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Residents of our Bergen Community Meet Mr. BCC For more than three years, every post on the College’s social media has emanated from the mysterious “Mr. BCC.” During that time, he’s developed a relationship with the 17,000 followers of the four pages – even during the 10 electricity-deprived days during Hurricane Sandy. rsey Tractor Trailer Training President Bill ment that enabled local residents to earn a General Education Diploma (GED) as part of

A panel including Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-39), Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Bill Mullaney and Assemblyman Timothy J. Eustace (D-38) discussed

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education at the “Quarterly Connection,” a periodic community-networking luncheon.

community has been with me at every point of

hips in Our Bergen Community Making connections with new members of our community not only strengthens the bond be etween the College and others, but creates better opportunities for everyone.

my life for the past three years – the birth of my son, Christmas dinner, watching the Giants win the Super Bowl, whatever … No matter when or where, I’m always listening and answering questions. Why? The

Partnering with 18 high schools, more than 1,000 teenagers participated in Teen STEM Day

world isn’t 9 to 5, Monday through

at the College to learn about veterinary studies, robotics, alternative energy and other

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time to learn more about the College through visiting our social media deserves the courtesy of a timely response. I take great pride in

During the 2013-14 academic year, 752 Bergen County high school juniors and seniors from 27 public school districts earned college credits through the dual enrollment program.

the trust and responsibility that comes with being Mr. BCC – for many, social media is a primary window into our school. It’s my job to keep that window purple-tinted – and always open. Who I am is less important than the idea that at this college, we care about our community.”

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For its work in support of veterans, the Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge and other charitable initiatives, the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey recognized the Paramus-Bergen Community College Rotary with the “inspirational good works” award.

The Student Government Association thanked veterans like student Alvin Garcia at a lunch sponsored by the College’s Rotary.

Janus Varela and Brenda Turkdogan each received $2,000 scholarships from the State of New Jersey for the cost of

A group of students committed to service helped make the inaugural Bergen Makes a Difference Everyday (B-MADE) alternative spring break trip to Columbus, Ohio a success by helping local volunteers.

enrollment in certificate programs at

Students supported victims of the Philippine typhoon by manning collection boxes, soliciting donations; later in the year, the College hosted a benefit concert.

Bergen as part of the Governor’s Industry Vocations Scholarship for Women and Minorities.

Serving Our Bergen Cen Commu Countless organizations and individua the sustained success of the members

Joining students from Phi Theta Kappa and the Student Government Association, President Dr. B. Kaye Walter prepared Thanksgiving meals at a local pantry.

Also seen in our Bergen community… • For the seventh straight year, Bergen’s commitment to giving back resulted in a spot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. • Bergen County officials utilized the College to host a memorial for Nicholas Oresko, who passed away as the nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient. • Hundreds turned out for “Seniors in Suburbia: Setting New Goals” at Ridgewood High school – another installment in the College’s continued work in the study of suburbs. • A panel of local professionals discussed health and well-being at “Pathways to Wellness: Destination Health,” which was sponsored by groups such as the College’s Center for Health, Wellness and Personal Counseling.

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Bergen Community College dental hygiene program students like Delsi Barrera gave more than three-dozen children – and parents – a reason to grin at the school’s 12th annual “Give Kids a Smile Day” that offered free exams.

It’s the only “Wei” he knows: student leader Ivan Wei built the College’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People from the ground up. Also last year, he became the region’s youth and college chair.

An ace up the sleeve of the Bergen Community the dice in support of student scholarships at Mo

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More than 30 faculty and staff worked with the grants office during the 2013-14 year to develop 16 grants and sponsored projects that received nearly $9 million in awards. These included initiatives as the Title V Institutional Capacity Building and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Development project. Collaborative projects included inmate education with the Bergen County Sherriff’s Office, Garden State Pathways to Success with Camden County College and the Health Professions Opportunity Program with 10 community college partners, county workforce investment boards and numerous healthcare industry employers.

Dishes and dunks ruled the night at the all-star basketball fundraiser to support the Educational Opportunity Fund Professors like Anita Verno dedicated their

Professor Harold Kahn – with some playful

time to the students from the East Newark

pooches – shed light on the plight of

Public School as part of “Technology Day.”

greyhounds at the annual adoption day event.

g Our Berge Community This community gives back! Through helping hands and coordinated outreach, the members of our community collaborate through service.

student emergency fund.

The Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack partnered with local businesses and the community to support the Bergen County Animal Shelter.

Residents of our Bergen Community Meet Jamie Keller Change has come to Bergen. Three years ago, Professor Jamie Keller decided to take a stand against bullying in light of events such as Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi’s suicide. Keller founded the SPARK A Change club, which hosts events as local schools and fundraisers in support of the cause. “Bullying has become an epidemic – especially in middle schools. What has resulted is students not wanting to attend school – all the way to the other end of the spectrum that can result in suicides. School is supposed to be a safe place. Unfortunately for many students, home is not a safe place, or happy place. Many children look to school

Blyss Molina Ayala received a $3,500 scholarship from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to study abroad in Spain – making her the fourth Bergen student to earn the award.

Professional assistant Mark Balzarette and student Brian Giraldo constructed the frame for

to be the savior. But what they need to

“Toasty the Marshmallow Snowman,” the record breaking signature piece of the Shops at

understand is that they’re not alone. They

Riverside and the Hackensack Regional Chamber of Commerce “Super Saturday at the Shops.”

may have the same background as someone

For a $1 donation, visitors placed 11,000 marshmallows on the structure to benefit local

else, but they don’t know that.”

charities.

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Maria De Abreu Pineda took center stage at Diversity Day, which featured numerous speakers, performances and activities to celebrate the tapestry of cultures at Bergen.

Dr. Arnold Brown, who shared his photographs and in-person account of sitting a few rows behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the “I Have a Dream” speech, closed the College’s Black History Month celebration.

Hundreds of faculty and staff from New Jersey, Bergen Community College at the Me Conference: Collaborations and Connections” o

Understanding Our Ben Commu A cadre of thoughtful minds drives stud inspire a similar passion for learning.

Telemundo reporter Isolda Peguero visited with students and Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Naydeen González-De Jesús as part of Latino Heritage Month.

Professor Jim Bumgardner, student Jessi Melendez and Assemblyman Timothy J. Eustace (D-38) took part in “PRIDE Fest” to raise awareness regarding the GLBT community.

The Skyline Theatre Company recognized Professor Jim Bumgardner with its 2014

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Horizon Award for his support of the arts.

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Representatives from Combat Paper NJ brought their unique brand of therapy – turning former military uniforms into paper – to campus to help veterans heal through poetry, writing and art.

A celebration of the accomplishments of women featured a variety of speakers, events and activities – including handprints recognizing important women in students’ lives. s Dr. Bill Mullaney and professor Kate Dr. Charles J. McNerney and Marjorie Webster n past retirees with their induction as professor

Professor Earl Taylor led a commemoration and conversation on the life of

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Nelson Mandela after his passing.

With residents of our Bergen community hailing from all parts of the county, state, country and globe, diversity remains a signature element.

Actress and Bergen County native Ali Stroker, paralyzed since age two, discussed overcoming obstacles and earning a role on television’s “The Glee Project.”

José Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was featured on the cover of Time, discussed the plight of immigrants during Latino Heritage Month.

The New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education named the Center for Peace, Justice and Reconciliation at Bergen Community College, under the direction of Professor Tom LaPointe, as an official state Holocaust and Genocide Resource Center.

ayes, won the Innovation of the Year Award from ge for their project requiring students to o perform safe nursing practices.

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Many North Jersey colleges moving ahead on expansions backed by state bond By PATRICIA ALEX, Staff Writer, The Record

Area colleges and universities are champing at the bit as they await state allocations from a $750-million bond for construction approved by voters last fall. Bergen Community College on Tuesday held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its $26-million health professions building at the Paramus campus. Construction contracts also have been awarded for new science and business buildings at Montclair State University, and at William Paterson University in Wayne crews are clearing the site of

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a new health professions building. This is all before the state has released any money for the projects; it has signed off on the overall concepts of projects submitted by the schools but is still reviewing the details of the plans. The schools expect the dollars will begin to flow by winter, but some, such as Passaic County Community College, are holding off on proceeding until the money is released. Others, like BCC, are confident the money will be forthcoming: There, officials donned purple hardhats to shovel

Bergen Community College aviation program grows to feed demand for workers

FDU, Bergen Community College Program Offers Tuition Discount

The Good Fight: Credit Union Helps LowIncome Residents Build Credit

By Myles Ma/NJ.com

by Rob Heinemann for Teaneck Patch

by NBC 4, New York

PARAMUS — Boeing predicted this year that the aviation industry would need 1 million new commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians worldwide over the next 20 years. At the same time, the Federal Aviation Administration increased the number of hours of required flight time to be hired as a commercial airline pilot from 250 to 1,500. That requirement is reduced to 1,000 hours with a bachelor's degree from a four-year aviation training program, and 1,250 hours with an associate's degree from a two-year college aviation program. "These are high-tech, high-paying jobs, and one of the benefits that colleges can now offer is that the FAA is

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stipulating that if you do get an associate's degree in aviation, the number of hours that you need to get a job with the airlines will be decreased," Bill Klappert, a professor of aviation at Bergen Community College, said. The aviation program at Bergen Community College started in fall 2012. This year, the program gained a full-time professor and a chief pilot for the first time. Students can major in aviation administration or aircraft operations (also known as flying a plane). Some of the classes take place in the college's Emil Buehler Trust Aviation Center, which includes flight and helicopter simulators. Today's planes require a more tech-

The second TEDx conference at the College featured short lectures on a variety of topics. Bergen remains one of only 20 colleges in the world with a TEDx license.

Officials at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Bergen Community College have come together to help students transition by creating a dual admission program. The Fairleigh Dickinson University and Bergen Community College Scholars Program (BCC-FDU Scholars Program) was signed into action Wednesday at noon. “This is going to be terrific,” FDU President Sheldon Drucker said at a press conference. “We’ll be able to provide a very affordable education to the students of Bergen County. We’ll be offering special tuition rates, scholarships and even some housing grants.” Students may enroll in the program

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by completing a BCC-FDU Scholars Program Commitment Form as entering freshmen at Bergen. All credits taken at Bergen, up to a maximum of 64, that are a part of an Associate Degree can be considered for transfer to Fairleigh Dickinson. “No credits lost,” said Bergen Community College President Kay Walter. “This will not only allow the students to transfer, it will allow them to move seamlessly into the programs at Fairleigh Dickinson. We will be having counselors from Fairleigh Dickinson on a regular basis.” All students in the BCC-FDU Scholarship Program will be eligible for up to a 40 percent reduction from the appropriate FDU tuition rate upon com-

Kicking off commencement week, the College’s highest achieving students celebrated their accomplishments with their families at the annu academic awards ceremony.

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What if you had no credit and no means of getting it? That's the reality for thousands of people with low incomes. But in Bergen County, N.J., people are finally getting help. Here's The Good Fight with Pat Battle.

Bergen leaders such as President Dr. B Kaye W Dr. Bill Mullaney joined the high-achieving Phi T “Nerd Nation” conference in Orlando.

Buzzing in Our Bergeergen Com Honored, awarded, recognized and prai in many forms through a variety of orga

“CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER REALLY DESERVES A BEST ACTOR OSCAR FOR BARRYMORE… it’s the role – and the performance – of a lifetime, and he plays every color, nuance, mood shift and variety of vocal power and body language in his enormous range. The artistry leaves you with your mouth wide open... stunned and cheering.” – REX REED, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER

“Barrymore…” a production of Managing Director Community and Cultural Affairs Peter LeDonne, aired as part of PBS’ “Great Performances” series. The film spotlights the career of actor John Barrymore.

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER ®

DIRECTED BY ÉRIK CANUEL “Christopher Plummer | B e r gcoulde benbackCinoOscar mcontention m u nthisi fall ty for his portrayal of legendary actor John Barrymore.“

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STEVE KALAFER AND PETER LEDONNE PRESENT CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER IN “BARRYMORE” THE PEAPACK COMPANY/ BARRYMORE ENTERTAINMENT FILM BASED ON THE PLAY “BARRYMORE” WRITTEN BY WILLIAM LUCE AND DIRECTED BY GENE SAKS FEATURING JOHN PLUMPIS SCREEN ADAPTATION BY ÉRIK CANUEL PRODUCTION DESIGN BY CAMERON PORTEOUS

College

Bergen Signs Study Abroad Pact By MYBERGEN.COM

Bergen Community College has joined a nationwide initiative to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by 2019. More than 150 schools have signed the pledge spearheaded by the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) “Generation Study Abroad” program. “Study abroad is a transformational experience,” Amparo Codding, the College’s dean of arts, humanities and wellness – who coordinates the school’s study abroad program – said. “In addition to the academic accomplishments, students come back with a very strong sense of self. They come back with a whole new view of the world, wanting to travel more, learn more, see more and do more.” The U.S. Department of State’s Bu-

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reau of Educational and Cultural Affairs estimates 295,000 students studied abroad in 2011-12. Typically, six Bergen students leave the U.S. to study each semester. Spring 2014 student Blyss Molina Ayala, of Ridgefield Park, received a $3,500 scholarship from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to study in Spain – making her the fourth Bergen student to earn the award. Bergen students have studies throughout the world – including Argentina, China, tudents – turned their tassels under the Italy, Japan and Morocco. Bergen remains one of less than a ways lights) – during an evening ceremony dozen community/county colleges to ce President of Academic Affairs Dr. Bill make the commitment to the IIE. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of irs Dr. Naydeen González-De Jesús, the Educational and Cultural Affairs and GPAs. several foreign governments, as well

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ABC Meteorologist Amy Freeze stopped by “Super Science Saturday” at Ridgewood High School to check out the work of the College’s STEM students and faculty.

The Machinery of Job Creation December 13, 2013

Maria Ortiz Naretto served as editor in chief of the College’s “Scholarly Journal” featuring exceptional student writing.

Residents of our Bergen Community Meet Rita Margiasso

en Community ng in Our Be

Did you hear about the student who entered a contest – along with 22,000 others – through Blick Art Materials … and won?

Do you hear it? That’s the chatter about our community in newspapers, television, radio and anywhere else news is reported.

Rita Margiasso didn’t win a couple of tubes of paint, either. She won a car! Rita, who began at Bergen in the fall, now owns a new Scion tC. “I saw this big sign that said ‘sweepstakes;’ my mom was teasing me, asking me to

Bergen Student Named NAACP East Region Chair By Christine Valdez, NJTVNEWS

For Ivan Wei, joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People allowed him to start a community of his own at Bergen Community College. Upon a recommendation from a member of an NAACP chapter, Wei decided to see what the organization had to offer. He found that the group aims to fight for equal rights and protect the needs of individuals. It was then that Wei had the idea to The largest class in Bergen history – 2,862 s start an NAACP chapter at Bergen College. lights – so to speak, it was inside (there’s alw Community “So I took it upon myself as a young at the Izod Center. Saluted by leaders like Vic Latino Jewish male to open a chapter,” Wei. “I want people to know more Mullaney and Vice President of Student Affa said about what’s going on in society.” class of 2014 featured 66 students with 4.0 G When Wei got the idea to start an NAACP chapter, he wanted to build a

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small community within the school’s campus that he had not seen when he started attending. By forming the chapter, Wei said that it allowed him to form a tight-knit community and make an impact within the campus and throughout the state. After the NAACP chapter began to grow, Wei became the chapter’s president. The Bergen chapter was able to host various events such as voter registration drives, a voter education panel which included guest Sen. Barbara Buono. The chapter also hosted a workshop to help young minorities, as well as the Break the Bread event in Newark to feed and eat with the homeless. Wei has been the president of the Bergen chapter over the last two years

Bergen Community College One on One with Steve Adubato by PBS

March 29, 2014

President Dr. B. Kaye Walter appeared on the March 29 edition of “One on One with Steve Adbubato,” which aired on PBS in New Jersey.

enter … and I did. It was chosen randomly, so it’s amazing that I won out of 22,000 people. I thought it was impossible. I was so happy and excited. My mom was happy too, but my dad thought it was a scam! My dad called to make sure it was real. It’s amazing – I never thought I could win. Everyone has a chance.”

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John Densmore, the drummer who supplied the snare for the rock ‘n’ roll icons the Doors, visited to discuss his latest book “The Doors: Unhinged,” and played a three-song set with Bergen faculty.

Sponsored by the Literary Arts Series, poet and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith read from her collections.

In an exhibition that made waves, art rising from the debris of Hurricane Sandy earned a featured spot in Gallery Bergen’s 2013-14 schedule. Professors Suzaan Boettger and Marriott Sheldon curated the display.

Joined by partners from the Center for Food Action

All it takes to transform the student center into the hippest coffee house in Bergen County (Café Bergen), are students, faculty and no decaf.

the President Dr. Ursula Parrish Daniels and Vice

Feminist punk rock icon Kathleen Hanna, the former lead singer of Bikini Kill, offered frank commentary on her work and career.

González-De Jesús cut the ribbon on the X-Chan Dr. B. Kaye Walter supported the effort by donatin vegetables and other perishables.

Appearing in Our BerCommunity The origins of our Bergen community da dreams of a small number of individual

Also seen in our Bergen community… • The Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre “Curtain Up!” series featured artists such as Peter Yarrow and Cissy Houston. • Marivi Soliven, who wrote the novel “The Mango Bride” in a month as part of a literary contest, visited in October. • Dr. Marcia Cantarella, an educator, author and daughter of civil rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr., discussed her father’s impact on creating jobs in corporate America by breaking through the glass ceiling between white executives and black workers. • Actor Dustin Charles hosted a workshop for students from Bergen and local high schools. • Author Evelyn McDonnell discussed her book “Queens of Noise: the Real Story of the Runaways,” the all-female rock band fronted by Joan Jett.

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Animator Bill Plympton shared his creative process – including how he developed “Your Face,” which earned an Academy Award nomination.

Taking a break from laying the smack down, WWE wrestler, Harvard graduate and attorney David Otunga visited to discuss stereotypes.

Now boasting a conference center, library and clas College at the Meadowlands reached the end of i began when the College purchased the building at

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Former state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-18), who ran for governor last year, appeared at a voter registration event to inspire participation among college students. Season three of Studio Bergen, the College’s news magazine television show, began with a live, one-hour special taped from the main campus student center on the first day of school. He never leaves home without it: American Express CEO and Chairman Kenneth Chenault brick and mortar. To that end, the College of the redesigned Bergen.edu in January.

provided the keynote address at commencement 2014.

Our Bergen gen Community Alongside our homegrown talent, stars of stage and screen – large and small – frequently find their way through our Bergen community.

Residents of our Bergen Community Meet Simone Serra When the curtain comes up on the next big Broadway star, 2007 graduate Simone Serra may be the one behind it. Serra, who also graduated from Montclair State University and studied at the Maggie Flanigan Studio conservatory in New York City, recently founded a

Bergen Stages showcases the talent of

production company that she plans to expand

Bergen students, faculty and staff in

into performances, web series and short films.

shows like “Blithe Spirit.” “I think people have to be specific about what they want – there has to be an ultimate goal; even though I say I want to do everything, I have a date and timeline that I want to get things done. Wandering around in a business with so many of us, you can get lost. What are you going to do to make yourself stand out? “The ultimate goal is obviously to do film, to do theatre, to do television, but to be doing it in a consistent way. us and Meadowlands locations with the hree-year, $634,836 “Congestion llege and county officials laid the

I want to be doing projects that I’m proud of. Whatever opportunity I have to act – I want to be able to do it all.”

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Move over, grease trucks. The first “Gourmet Food Truck Festival” dazzled with an array of artisanal delights in June.

Shovels became a necessary school supply during the winter of 2013-14. Workshops were the word of the day during Septe Students faced off against faculty and staff in a friendly volleyball game. The younger, more limber students came away victorious.

enabled faculty and staff to participate in session President of Institutional Effectiveness Dr. Yun Ki

Living in Our Bergen Community It takes vision, passion and a commitm goal in order to direct the efforts of the

Sometimes, the best photos don’t come from professionals; they come from the members of our Bergen community who know it best: like this one from Barbara Bliss, a senior secretary.

Residents of our Bergen community rest easy with men and women like Vice President of Facilities, Planning, Operations and Public Safety Bill Corcoran keeping us safe. The Bergen County Police Department and Office of Public Safety periodically host events to educate and raise awareness about security.

The “Farm 2 Fork” market gave local residents an opportunity to take a trip to the country … in the College’s main campus parking lot.

Sharyne Miller, the former director of information services and network infrastructure at Orange County Community College, left the New York institution to become the executive director of information technology at Bergen and a member of the executive team.

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As the guiding principle leading the College’s operations, rollout of the 2013-18 strategic plan began in earnest. Goals include increasing course completion, retention, transfer and graduation rates and strengthening the College’s bond with its community. Middle States matters! The College began the multi-year process to obtain re-accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which it completes once every decade. Middle States-appointed teams will visit in 2016 to evaluate the College’s compliance with the group’s 14 Standards of Excellence – measures of institutional quality and effectiveness.

Faculty and staff, including President Dr. B. Kaye Walter, danced the

Half “Where’s Waldo,” half flash mob, the annual “Big Pic” brings students and staff together for an aerial portrait.

night away at the first-ever “Spring Fling,” a dinner dance for employees.

Some came for the first time, others returned for the first time in a long time – either way, plenty of apples were polished for the first day of school.

Our Bergen CCommunity BBQs and banquets, games and gatherings, the members of our community share the chapters of their lives together.

Residents of our Bergen Community Meet Bandit Sure, some may prefer Mr. Met or the Phillie Phanatic. But when the Bergen community needs a boost, it turns to “Bandit” the bulldog.

William Corcoran joined the College’s executive team this year as the vice president of facilities, planning, operations and public safety after serving as Bergen’s director of public safety since 2008.

“I spend most of my time cooped up, arranging my collection of bones and chew toys. I don’t like to expend a lot of energy on off-days because when it’s game time – that’s when the Bergen community needs me! It’s not only my job to fire up the crowd, who seem to love my antics, but the athletes too. No matter the score, when I’m around, we always have a chance. Go Bulldogs!” Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. William Mullaney congratulated faculty like Dan Chadwick at the annual service recognition awards honoring employees that have worked for the College between 5 and 45 years.

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T Academic Programs Transfer (A.A. & A.S.) Programs Transfer programs include a course of study that corresponds to the freshman and sophomore offerings at most colleges and universities and are designed primarily for students planning to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program. In recent years, Bergen has worked to simplify the transfer process by signing articulation agreements with colleges and universities in New Jersey and throughout the U.S. Visit www.bergen.edu/artifacts for details. Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree Liberal Arts

Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree Natural Sciences or Mathematics

Options: General Curriculum (Undecided) Cinema Studies Communication Economics Global Studies History Latin American Studies Literature Philosophy Political Science Psychology Religion Social Sciences Sociology Women’s Studies World Languages and Cultures

Options: General Curriculum (also pre-med) Aviation Operations Biology Biotechnology Chemistry Computer Science Mathematics Physics

Associate in Arts (A.F.A.) Degree Fine and Performing Arts Music Business Music Technology Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree Fine and Performing Arts Options: General Curriculum Art Cinema Studies Music Arts Theatre Arts Theatre Arts General – Acting – Dance – Technical Production

Associate in Science (A.S.) Engineering Science Engineering Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree Professional Studies Options: General Curriculum Aviation Administration Broadcasting Business Administration-General – Accounting – Hospitality Management – International Trade – Management – Marketing – Nonprofit Management Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Education Exercise Science Health Science (Administration/ Non-Clinical) Information Technology Journalism Labor Studies Social Work

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Career (A.A.S.) Programs Career programs emphasize training needed to enter a chosen field of employment. Designed for students planning to begin a career immediately after receiving an associate degree, career programs are available in various technologies, health sciences, human services, and business. Graduates of these programs work as technicians, accountants, paralegals, legal nurse consultants, law enforcement officers, commercial artists, nurses, and professionals in local and nationwide organizations. Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree Health Professions and Art Career Technologies Computer Animation Medical Informatics Graphic Design/Computer Graphics Business Administration Accounting Banking and Finance E-Business Management Management Information Systems Career Technologies Drafting and Design Technology Electronics Technology General Engineering Technology Horticulture Horticulture/Landscape/ Design/Build Manufacturing Technology Publishing Operations Management Health Professions Dental Hygiene Diagnostic Medical Sonography Health Science (for current professionals) Medical Office Assistant Paramedic Science Radiography Respiratory Care Veterinary Technology

Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality General Catering/Banquet Management Culinary Entrepreneurship Event Planning and Management Hospitality Management Human Services Correctional Studies Law Enforcement Studies Legal Studies - Paralegal Information Technology Database Programming and Administration Networking Administration Web Development and Management Music Business Recording Technology Nursing Full-time Day Program (Fall entrance only) Part-time Evening Program (Spring entrance only) Software Development Game Programming Game Testing

One-Year Certificate Programs & Certificates of Achievement Certificates award recognition to students who successfully complete a program of specialized courses in a specific discipline. These courses prepare a student for a specific occupation or job responsibility, or encompass a specialized body of knowledge in the arts or sciences One-Year Certificate Programs Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Computer Animation Computer Graphics Computer Science Computer Technical Support Culinary Arts Culinary Science Database Programming and Administration E-Commerce: Business Emphasis Event Planning and Management Exercise Science Floral Design Grounds Management Hospitality Management Labor Studies Landscaping Legal Nurse Consultant Medical Office Administrative Assistant Music Business Music Technology Musical Theatre Office Technology Piano Instruction/Pedagogy Radiation Therapy Technology Small Business Management Surgical Technology Vascular Technology

Certificates of Achievement Accounting Assistant Baking Biotechnology Business Paraprofessional Management Catering Child Development CNC Programming Commercial Music Production Finance Fire Science Forensic Science Homeland Security Hospitality Operations Labor Studies Machine Tooling Manufacturing Design Marketing Assistant Network Security Nonprofit Management Private Security Professional Cooking Real Estate Retailing Special Imaging for Radiologic Technologists Sports Management Sports Merchandising Welding

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Supporting Our Bergen Community

Operating Budget REVENUES Tuition Student Fees State County Other New Jersey Counties Enterprise Other Sources

$60,692,530 19,838,450 12,163,630 14,139,870 170,000 155,000 1,330,000

Fund Balance Appropriation Student Aid and Other Grants Total Current Funds Revenues

1,900,000 42,904,800 $156,991,040

27.3%

When you donate to the Bergen Community College Foundation, you establish a legacy of support. You lend a hand to your neighbors – the residents of our Bergen community that attend our school.

REVENUES

0.07% 1.2% 0.8%

38.7% Online: Bergen.edu/donate

0.1% Phone: (201) 447-7117 Email: BCCFoundation@bergen.edu

12.6%

7.8%

27.8%

EXPENDITURES & TRANSFERS Instruction Academic Support Student Services Institutional Support Operation & Maintenance Scholarships & Fellowships Principal & Interest Expenditures Student Aid and Other Grants Total Current Funds Expenditures & Transfers

Check/Money Order: Bergen Community College 400 Paramus Road, Room L-340 Paramus, NJ 07652

11.4%

$43,712,288 6,125,400 8,006,979 43,701,373 10,640,750 500,000 1,095,170 304,280 42,904,800 $156,991,040

27.8%

0.2% 0.7%

EXPENDITURES 0.3% 3.9% 5.1%

6.8% 27.3%

Consider the following: • Matching Gifts – many employers will match your donation to the College. For more information, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it to us. • Gifts of Stock – transfer a security. • Gifts-In-Kind – donate an item of value. • Scholarship/Bequests – recognize or memorialize a loved one. For more information, contact Bergen Community College Foundation Executive Director Laurie Francis.

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