As the chief ambassadors of Bergen Community College, the nine-time NCMPR Medallion Award-winning Office of Public Relations supports most facets of the College’s internal and external promotion and communication – including generating publicity in local media, reporting news, placing advertisements, maintaining the College’s presence in social and electronic media, producing collateral to support programs, events and initiatives and disseminating information regarding faculty, staff and student accomplishments through printed, electronic and video mediums. To request the department’s assistance with a project, please fill out the project initiation form. Click here for instructions on how to fill out the form.

Some of our featured work includes:

  • The Bergen Daily (daily email calendar of events/information)
  • Inside Bergen Community College (monthly printed newsletter)
  • Studio Bergen: Remix (monthly television news magazine)
  • Inside Studio Bergen: Remix (monthly email companion to Studio Bergen: Remix)
  • #NewsFeed (monthly news clip aggregator)

We’re located in Room A-210 in the Pitkin Education Center, and can be reached by telephone at 201-447-7120, by fax at 201-689-1193, or by e-mail at

Larry Hlavenka Jr., Ed.D.
Executive Director, Public Relations, Community and Cultural Affairs

Tom DePrenda
Manager, New Media Services

Jessica Fargnoli, Ed.D.
Assistant Director of Public Relations

Cristina Grisales
Graphic/Web Designer

Frank Hablawi
Web Developer

Nancy McAllister
Customer Service Associate