Bergen Community College student, Darianny Bautista, is a political science major who dreams of a career in law and politics. Bautista, a New Jersey state pageant title holder and third runner up at Miss NJ Teen USA 2021, is a sexual assault prevention advocate leading movements against discrimination and sexual assault across the state. As a justice in the Student Government Association at Bergen, Bautista recalls, “From the moment I stepped foot on campus, I knew I wanted to make an impact here.” Aside from her passion for service, she feels that making connections with the SGA and getting involved with college affairs has contributed to her success at Bergen. When asked why she chose Bergen, Bautista cited the “amazing educational opportunities that students are offered” and “how well the pandemic is being handled” at the institution. She expects to graduate in 2023.
Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), 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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