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Joshua Rota-Tebb

Bergen Community College student, Joshua Rota-Tebb, is a political science major who dreams of a career in national security and international politics. When asked about what has made him successful at Bergen, Rota-Tebb said, “Showing up and doing the work, and putting yourself into everything you do. It will lead you down the right path.” He is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and a student leader in the Student Government Association. He is also active in the chess club and the political science club. “I think the question is not why I chose Bergen, but why I stayed. I came to Bergen out of necessity, but stayed because of the people I met here,” said Rota-Tebb. “Every single one of them has made me feel welcome.”

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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