Class of 2016 graduate Peter Zalakostas began his one-year term July 11.
Zalakostas first enrolled at Bergen in 2014 after serving nearly four years in the U.S. Army. His two tours of duty in Afghanistan piqued an interest in international relations and law – subjects he now studies as a history major at Columbia University. He plans to pursue a J.D. under the Post-9/11 GI Bill after his graduation.
While enrolled at Bergen, Zalakostas took active roles in campus organizations such as the student government association and Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. He also joined student-led efforts to combat international human trafficking. Zalakostas completed his A.S. from Bergen in less than two years.