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Shiwa YangzomBergen Community College student, Shiwa Yangzom, is majoring in general studies to transfer to a four-year institution to purse international relations and business. “Bergen has a variety of courses at an affordable price which is perfect for a student like me who is currently undecided and looking to immerse myself in different subject areas,” said Yangzom.

As an active student on campus, she serves as a tutor in the CLAC Writing Center, a director of communications for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), a member of the Student Government Association (SGA), and a member of the philosophy club. “By getting involved on campus, I have met professors, advisors, and peers who always support me, which truly enriches and enhances my community college experience,” said Yangzom. She expects to graduate in May 2024.

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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