Hamza Chah, ’21

Hamza Chah Spotlight

“The JKW Honors program has helped prepare me for four-year university courses and enriched my learning experience at Bergen Community College,” said alumnus Hamza Chah,’21, who majored in general sciences. “Being a part of the board and the program taught me how to be a leader and coordinate with staff members.” During his time at Bergen, Chah was a member of the Judith K. Winn School of Honors and Phi Theta Kappa. When reflecting back on his time at Bergen, Chah felt that he would not have been the outgoing student he was without this experience.

Chah held several leadership positions at Bergen:

  • Judith K. Winn School of Honors (JKW) President

  • Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) – Alpha Epsilon Phi Honor Society, Director of Service

  • College Leads Student Leader

  • Bergen Community College Scholarship Winner

  • Bergen Community College AFSP Hero

  • Hosted Wellness Wednesday (Bi-Weekly) and the TGIF Lounge (Weekly)

Currently in his last semester at Rutgers University, Chah plans to complete a bachelors degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. He has served as an organic chemistry course instructor, a physics learning assistant, and an organic chemistry lab teaching assistant at Rutgers. He has conducted organic and inorganic chemistry research along with particle analysis via electron microscopy research, which resulted in his first published research. He has served as an organic chemistry tutor at the Rutgers Learning Center. As a pre-med student, Chah is currently shadowing a primary care physician at the Harrison Medical Group.

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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