The BCC Honors Alumni Network (HAN) is open to all former students who were members of the School of Honors. If you are joining the BCC Alumni Network for the first time or rejoining the Alumni Network, please check the appropriate box when asked if you were a member of an honor society. To correspond with contact Steven Chung, ’12, who heads the BCC Honors Alumni Network, please visit the BCC HAN Facebook page, or contact the Office of Alumni Affairs.
Steven Chung ’12 Starts Honors Alumni Group
Steven W. Chung continues to demonstrate his dedication to people, and to Bergen Community College.
After serving as president of the Judith K. Winn School of Honors and becoming the first enrolled student to fund two different scholarships (the Steven W. Chung Honors Scholarship through the BCC Foundation, and the Steven W. Chung Poetry Prize through the Academy of American Poets), the 2012 BCC graduate founded the BCC Honors Alumni Network (HAN).
Steven created HAN and while attending classes full-time at New York University in pursuit of his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, and simultaneously taking courses at Columbia University for a Human Rights Certificate, and at the New York Film Academy to obtain an Acting for Film Certificate. He also has earned his Professional Certificate in Conflict Management from Sullivan University, Certificate of Achievement in Effective Communications & Human Relations and Certificate of Achievement in Leadership Training for Managers from Dale Carnegie Training.
The 21-year-old former Elmwood Park resident who now lives in Bayside, NY, is a testimony of determination. After dropping out of high school at the age of 15, he later graduated from a ministry-run high school in 2010 only to discover that his diploma was not accredited. As a result, Steven returned to school to obtain his GED from Bergen in 2011. By the end of 2012, he graduated from BCC with an Associate’s Degree in Social Work with honors, a Divisional and Curricular Award for Social Work, a poem published in an issue of The Labyrinth, and as a member of Phi Theta Kappa. He credits his BCC professors for inspiring him to persevere.