Rhonda Stanbridge-Richardsen - Just like many high school students and their families, choosing a college was confusing for Rhonda Stanbridge-Richardsen. This was especially true because her parents did not pursue education beyond an associate’s degree. Even though Rhonda was eligible for the NJ STARS program,...
Luis Sanchez - Luis Sanchez, of Lodi, attributed most of his post-graduation success to his start as an NJ STARS student. While at Bergen Community College, Sanchez held leadership positions in Phi Theta Kappa and the Bergen Honors Association where he helped to develop a...
Michael Petrazzuolo - Michael Petrazzuolo, of Oakland, is a first-generation college student who began his academic journey as a NJ STARS student at Bergen Community College. The NJ STARS scholarship allowed Petrazzuolo to focus on academics and involve himself across numerous organizations on campus. Originally...
Amanda Karpinski - Amanda Karpinski, of Carlstadt, chose Bergen Community College because of the NJ STARS program and felt that Bergen Community College far exceeded her expectations. Attending Bergen Community College and accepting the NJ STARS program was probably one of the best decisions in...
Kaden Stevens - "Bergen was filled with opportunities and resources that I need to succeed..."
Mateo Armas - "...I was offered the NJ Stars Scholarship"
Rebekah Dejesus - “I chose Bergen not only for the rave reviews I heard regarding the culinary program, but also the accessibility..."
Wiktoria Brauntsch - "My brother attended Bergen..."
Wilson Burke - “I was confident that Bergen was a strong choice for me to experience academia..."
Shiwa Yangzom - “By getting involved on campus, I have met professors, advisors, and peers who always support me..."
Phillip Pavot - "Bergen is affordable..."
Rohan McMillan - “I wanted to figure out my life step by step..."
Askar Mirza - “I felt it would give me a chance to start fresh and rebuild..."
Kaylie Quezada - "Bergen has exceptional professors and staff..."
Christopher Martinez - “Bergen is among the best community colleges in the area..."
Dr. Mina Ahn - “I am grateful for the fact that my ‘work’ at community college can directly contribute to social equity...”
Professor Joana Constantino - “I decided to work at Bergen because I have seen the impact Bergen has on the students, faculty, and community..."
Professor Diana Constantino - “When I work at Bergen, it does not feel like a job but an enjoyable hobby that you look forward to every day.”
Dontae Trench - "Top community college in New Jersey with a great campus, teachers, and affordability."
Sparsh Gandhi - "Bergen has one of the best college experiences!"
Sophia Marquez - “Bergen has helped me form strong bonds with amazing people, teachers, coaches, and others.”
Margo Cusco - "I owe all my success to the dedicated staff members and professors..."
Liangy Gomerez - "...I wouldn’t be who I am as of now."
Karla Santamaria - “...I fell in love with the campus and how everybody was so welcoming."
Jaykson Metaute - “What has made me successful at Bergen are the people I’ve met who are very friendly..."
Sultan Kahloon - "It is an educational crossroads where all things are possible."
TaylorLee White - "I want to further my education and begin my career to excel."
Abubacar Kieta - "I needed a fresh start and Bergen was the perfect place to ease into the college life."
Mahek Shah - "Bergen has a great campus and faculty"
Teresa Petrazzuolo - "I saw my two older brothers go through Bergen and attend prestigious universities..."
Anthony De Franco - "I am helping our deaf communities in New Jersey."
Ryo Murao - "Bergen had the resources for me to prepare to transfer to a four-year college."
Kate Del Castillo - "...I'll never give up and I know I am getting there!"
Annie Echeverry - "My personal dedication and determination has made me successful at Bergen."
Darianny Bautista - "From the moment I stepped foot on campus, I knew I wanted to make an impact here."
Joanna Augelletta - "Bergen allows me to explore different career options."
Joshua Rota-Tebb - "I came to Bergen out of necessity, but stayed because of the people I met here."
Petar Petroski - "Bergen offers an amazing education at a 2-year institution at a better price."
Devon Cafaro - "Bergen truly changed my college experience..."
Maciej Szajwaj - "The clinical and classroom experience at Bergen has given me the fundamental pieces of education I needed..."
Professor Sharon Mancini - "Bergen Community College offered me the starting point on a career in nursing that has now spanned over 30 years..."
Professor Ellen Denuto - "I shared my knowledge and expertise in traditional photography practices and provided a historic context for students..."
Keanu Carbon - "Bergen Community College gave me a new beginning..."
Hamza Chah - "...Without this experience, I would not be the outgoing student I am today..."
Laila Metwaly - "The NJ STARS program and scholarship allowed me to fully focus on my education and academics at Bergen..."
Bryant Gomez - "My time at Bergen led me to become the leader and scholar that I always wanted to be..."
Amirah Elayan - "My time in the JKW School of Honors boosted my confidence as a student..."
Jenna Santacroce - "NJ Stars enabled me to focus on my studies, extracurricular activities, and personal and professional development..."
Natasha Piñeiros - "Knowing I had the financial backing of NJ STARS, I was able to focus my energy on my academics and student involvement..."
Genesis Capellan - "NJ STARS gave me the opportunity to begin my college experience without any debt..."
Mikiko Freund - "I would not be where I am today without NJ STARS..."
Paige Kim - "Bergen Community College provides me with rare learning opportunities..."
Steven Korvin - "Bergen’s computer science department has allowed me to partake in... computer programming and information security, which are two things that I have always been interested in.”
Juliana Pinto - "My small business is my passion"
Diego Garces - "Bergen introduced me to a whole world of possibilities and cultures."
HyeJin Kim - "Bergen's computer science program provides research internship opportunities for students during the summer."
Nalby Kadkoui - "Bergen allowed me to gain practical experience and innovate while earning an amazing education."
Ymer Dinoshi - "There are many tutors who are dedicated to the students at the CLAC. I hope they can get the same recognition as me."
Katie Conte - "Bergen is more than an investment in knowledge, it is an investment in the future."
Giovanna Young - "The professors are very supportive and invested in your success by always encouraging you to do your best."
Lindsey Njanja - “I met amazing professors who were willing to nurture my talents and mold me into the person I am today.”
Maria De Abreu Pineda - “Bergen provided me with a strong academic foundation and a set of tools that have allowed me to succeed academically and professionally. .."
Robin Yoo - "At Bergen I found unimaginable personal growth and an inspiring community of passionate and driven individuals..."