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NJ STARS Students “In the News”

Mikiko Freund, who will be walking at Commencement 2019 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Thursday, May 23 at 10 a.m., is a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship which provides students with $40,000 for each of their remaining two years to complete their Bachelor’s degree AND a further $40,000 towards their graduate degree.  “61 Community College Students Awarded Prestigious Transfer Scholarship.“April 24, 2019. (

This year, only 61 students were chosen from a pool of nearly 1,500 applicants attending 369 schools in 45 states and the District of Columbia!  Even more incredible is that 3 of the 61 winners are Bergen Community College students and only 4 of the winners are from New Jersey!  Bergen Community College has had 11 winners of this scholarship in the past 5 years, and two of these students were NJ STARS students!  Mikiko, you rock!

Jenna Santacroce is one of 8 Bergen Community College students selected to present their papers at this year’s Beacon Conference in Lehigh Carbon Community College in Pennsylvania on Friday, June 7th.  Jenna was an outstanding panel presenter at the 2018 Beacon Conference as well!!  Kudos and good luck to Jenna!

For news about our other NJ STARS students and graduates, please see NJ STARS Student and Graduate Updates and Articles below!


Listen to what six NJ STARS students and graduates (Tristan Anderson, Jeremy Arango, Adam Grassani, Jazmine Guiterrez, Amanda Karpinski and Thomas Van Winkle) have to say about Bergen Community College and the NJ STARS program in a new NJ STARS Infomercial.  To view the video, please click below:

If you have Verizon FIOS, the NJ STARS Infomercial is currently airing on Bergen Community College’s Torch TV, Channel 26!

In addition, an NJ STARS commercial is also airing on FIOS, Channel 26!  To view the commercial starring NJ STARS graduate, Laura Zottarelli, click below:

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NJ STARS Student and Graduate Updates and Articles