PARAMUS, N.J. – The Bergen Community College Division of Continuing Education will offer in-person registration for its Kids and Teens Summer Program Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to noon in the lobby of the Technology Education Center at the school’s main campus at 400 Paramus Road in Paramus. The event will feature demonstrations from classes offered as part of the program – including flying robotics. Registrants attending the May 10 event will receive a free gift.

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PARAMUS, N.J. – In recent years, when it comes to bullying and suicide prevention, a group of Bergen Community College students have sought to ignite a revolution. At its latest fundraiser April 18, the SPARK A Change student club – led by faculty adviser Jamie Keller (center) – inspired more than 150 students and members of the community to participate in a morning walk to rally support for the two causes. The event, sponsored jointly by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, raised more than $6,000 in donations. The group began at Bergen three years ago under Keller’s leadership to encourage anti-bullying advocacy, to challenge stereotypes and to provide a support system for young adults.

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PARAMUS, N.J. – Frankly speaking, Bergen Community College student Jason Lazar knows how to make a point. Lazar, of Fair Lawn, won the president’s award for best speaker at the school’s seventh annual speech competition April 17. Lazar (center) joined Robert Dill, Bergen Community College Foundation board member; Amparo Codding, dean of arts, humanities and wellness; Jane Phelps, professor and competition director; and Kathleen Williams, professor and assistant competition director, to accept his award during an afternoon ceremony. A field of 73 students vied for $4,000 in scholarships made possible through the College’s foundation. Kara Garland, of Hawthorne, placed second and Rebecca Silverman, of Glen Rock, placed third.

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PARAMUS, N.J. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation received more than 3,700 applications from students attending 737 community colleges for its 2014 undergraduate transfer scholarship program. Only 85 students earned the award – up to $30,000 each year for three years – that ranks as the largest private scholarship for community college students in the U.S.

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PARAMUS, N.J. – Gallery Bergen, the art exhibition space at Bergen Community College, will feature the work of local artists in “Pets, Beasts & Dinner: Relations Between Human and Animal Creatures” this fall. Artists can submit pieces in any medium addressing the diverse relations between humans and animals. Bergen professor Suzaan Boettger will curate the exhibition and conduct the selection process.

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