Genesis Capellan Spotlight

Genesis Capellan, ’21

Phi Theta Kappa- Alpha Epsilon Phi Honor Society, President

2021 New Jersey All-State Academic Team Member- (36 students in NJ)

2021 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholar- (72 students in U.S.)

2021 Coca-Cola Gold Scholar

Judith K. Winn School of Honors Dual Honors Award- 3.95 GPA

Sang Star-Spangled Banner at Commencement 2021

Capellan said, “NJ STARS gave me the opportunity to begin my college experience without any debt, which allowed me to explore my educational endeavors free of financial stress. As a result, I’ve been able to become a part of many awesome organizations on campus and dedicate more time to academic excellence and leadership!”

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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