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NJ STARS Students “In the News”

Amanda Karpinski of Carlstadt, one of our recent NJ STARS graduates, is “In the News” yet again in an article entitled, “Five Students That Show Why Community Colleges Make the Grade.” Amanda is the second student highlighted in the article.  August 22, 2018.  Forbes (

In April, 2017, Amanda was elected International President of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society in higher education in nine nations in April, 2017.  “People of PTK: 2017-2018 International Officers.” April 12, 2017. (

Amanda was also spotlighted as #4 of the top 10 biggest stories of the 2017 “Year in Review” Countdown in Studio Bergen, Bergen Community College’s two-time NCMPR Medallion Award-winning news magazine.   Major kudos to Amanda!!

For news about our other NJ STARS students and graduates, please see NJ STARS Student and Graduate Updates and Articles below!


Listen to what six NJ STARS students and graduates (Tristan Anderson, Jeremy Arango, Adam Grassani, Jazmine Guiterrez, Amanda Karpinski and Thomas Van Winkle) have to say about Bergen Community College and the NJ STARS program in a new NJ STARS Infomercial.  To view the video, please click below:

If you have Verizon FIOS, the NJ STARS Infomercial is currently airing on Bergen Community College’s Torch TV, Channel 26!

In addition, an NJ STARS commercial is also airing on FIOS, Channel 26!  To view the commercial starring NJ STARS graduate, Laura Zottarelli, click below:

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Pinterest (njstarsofbcc):  “Follow Us” NJ STARS of Bergen Community College – Access 15 boards such as How to Succeed in College, College Note Taking & Studying Tips, Inspiring Quotes & Information, Leadership, Social Media, Apps & Tips for College Students and more!

Instagram (njstarsofbcc):  “Follow Us” – Watch for photos of current and former NJ STARS students.

NJ STARS Student and Graduate Updates and Articles