Mateo ArmasBergen Community College computer science student Mateo Armas is actively involved in campus life. Armas is treasurer of the computer technology club, director of recruitment for Phi Theta Kappa, and researcher for the STEM program at Bergen. He was recently named North District President for Phi Theta Kappa.

Armas is the first student to hold the title of North District President in the history of Bergen Community College. With the redistricting in 2022, he will represent Bergen across community colleges on the regional level, which spans over New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware.

When asked what made him successful at Bergen, Armas said, “I figured that I got involved in everything that piqued my interests, I would get somewhere.”

Armas cited friendly staff and scholarship when he was asked why he chose Bergen. “The staff seemed to be very nice when I visited the College,” said Armas. “Also, I was offered the NJ Stars Scholarship.” He expects to graduate in spring 2024.

Mateo Armas in the Cyber Security Lab

Mateo Armas in Cyber Security Lab

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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