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Chelsea AntwiBergen Community College student Chelsea Antwi is studying marketing to pursue a career as a marketing manager.

“Bergen’s excellent reputation and its close proximity to my house made the decision to attend simple,” she said.

Antwi is an Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) student. “As a first-generation African American student with a low income, I consider myself extremely fortunate to be a member of the EOF department family,” she said.

“Bergen is a fantastic school where I got a better education for more affordable prices,” she said. “I was able to interact more personally with my professors and learn more from their experiences because of the smaller class sizes.”

When she isn’t attending classes, Antwi is a youth counselor at a church where she provides guidance to the congregation’s youth members. She discusses topics of interest, such as abusive homes, bullying, and body image. She believes that discussing these topics can influence their social and educational development.

She 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.

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