Amirah Elayan, ’20, English Literature Major

Amirah Elayan Spotlight

An English literature major with a 4.0 GPA, Elayan said, “My time in the JKW School of Honors boosted my confidence as a student, as well as a leader, and helped project me towards a path of long term academic success!”


  • JKW Honors and Phi Theta Kappa student
  • Vice President of the Honors Association in 2019-2020 school year
  • Accepted in the North East Regional Honors Conference and won “Student of the Year” Award

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (, a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 13,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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