PARAMUS, N.J. – On Jan. 17, three-dozen fourth graders from East Newark Public School received a taste of college life during a visit with the Bergen Community College information technology department. As part of “technology day,” the grade-schoolers arrived at the College’s Paramus campus to learn about computer hardware and web development in hands-on lessons led by Bergen’s information technology department chair professor Bill Madden and professor Anita Verno (pictured). The day not only reinforced work that began in the students’ classroom during “computer science education week” last month, but also introduced the fourth-graders to a college campus and offered computer access to the young community members with limited technology resources.

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PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College faculty and administrators have selected two projects as the school’s submissions to the League of Innovation in the Community College for the organization’s John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award and the Innovation of the Year Award: Professor Rachel Wieland’s work with the College’s student-comprised “green team” and Professor Margaret Hayes’ mobilization of nursing faculty in integrating video evaluations into coursework.

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PARAMUS, N.J. – Coinciding with the release of its winter/spring 2014 catalog, the Bergen Community College Division of Continuing Education, Corporate and Public Sector Training will host two information sessions on its popular interior and fashion design certificate programs in the next few weeks. The interior design session will take place Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m.; fashion design will follow on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. Both will meet in the Technology Education Center at Bergen’s main campus in Paramus, 400 Paramus Road.

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LYNDHURST, N.J. – The “season of giving” came early for 110 Bergen Community College students Dec. 13 at the third annual mid-year scholarship awards ceremony, which took place at the school’s location in Lyndhurst – Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands. The event gave students an opportunity to meet the Bergen Community College Foundation donors who made more than $180,000 in scholarships possible.

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PARAMUS, N.J. – After school officials formally certified a transfer agreement between the two institutions Dec. 17, students can now depart from Bergen Community College and arrive at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The agreement allows a transfer of credits from Bergen, the state’s largest community college, to Embry-Riddle, the Daytona Beach, FL institution recognized for its aeronautical degree programs. Embry-Riddle will accept at least 64 credits from Bergen.

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