The Horticulture program has one of the largest and most active advisory committees on campus. It is composed of many green industry leaders and professionals, BCC Horticulture alumni and members of our own faculty and staff. Many members have been on the committee for decades. The committee meets four times a year and is an invaluable asset by advising, guiding and providing feedback for all aspects of the program.

Dr. Steven Fischer, Full Professor, Horticulture, Program Coordinator

Linda Wiles, Assistant Professor, Horticulture, Chair of Advisory Committee


      • Mark Borst, Borst Landscape and Design
      • Brian Brunsch,Arborist, SavATree
      • Greg Carpenter, American Beauty Landscape Design, Inc. , NJLCA Board
      • Robert DeRosa, Owner, DeRosa
      • Jim Dusenbery, Grounds Supervisor, Dwight-Englewood School
        • Susan Gruben, Former Horticulture Associate Professor, Bergen Community College
        • Glen Jacobsen, Owner, Jacobsen Landscape Design & Construction
        • Walter Perry, III, Owner, Perry’s Florist and Gardens
        • Peter Punzi, Executive Director, Tenafly Nature Center
        • Christopher Raimondi, Owner, Raimondi Horticulture Group
        • Bruce Rohsler, Owner, Rohsler’s Allendale Nursery & Florist
        • Dorothy Romaine, Former Board of Trustees member, Bergen Community College
        • Jody Shilan, Landscape Design/Build Consultant, Jody Shilan Designs, LLC
        • Ted Szczawinski, Arborist, Assistant Principal, Bergen County Technical Schools
        • Betty Wiest, Administrative Assistant, City Green, Horticulture advocate, alumna


      Bergen Community College Horticulture Program
      Ender Hall Room E-177
      Phone (201) 447-7955
      [email protected]