Posted On:

Askar MirzaBergen Community College student, Askar Mirza, is majoring in professional studies so that he can pursue a career in government service. He is treasurer of the Student Government Association (SGA), vice president for the Democrats club. He is an intern for the Office of Assemblywoman Shama Haider. He briefly served as a communications director for the Christina Khalil 2024 Senate Campaign.

Mirza chose Bergen because he wanted a chance to start again. “I felt it would give me a chance to start fresh and rebuild,” said Mirza. He felt that the “support from students and faculty to succeed and thrive” made him successful at Bergen. He expects to graduate in 2024.

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.

# # #