Boakye selected as the new president of Essex County College

Boakye selected as the new president of Essex County College

NEWARK, NJ — Augustine A. Boakye has been selected as the ninth president of Essex County College by the college’s board of trustees following a national search. Boakye assumed the office Nov. 1, after serving as interim president since July 2020. “We look forward to a long and productive relationship with our new president, one […]

Payne welcomes VP Kamala Harris to Essex County

Payne welcomes VP Kamala Harris to Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. welcomed Vice President Kamala Harris in Newark on Oct. 8. The two, joined by several other area officials, toured the vaccination site at Essex County College, one of the first vaccine centers in New Jersey.  “It was an honor to welcome Vice President Kamala Harris to […]

Essex County College offers tech training through Johnson Controls grant

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County College is offering training in fast-growing tech careers this fall, with funding available for qualified students through a grant from the Johnson Controls Community College Partnership program. The program aims to equip students with in-demand knowledge and skills supporting employment and a pathway for lifelong careers upon graduation. “The $90,000 […]

Essex County to offer COVID-19 booster shots to residents with compromised immune systems

Essex County to offer COVID-19 booster shots to residents with compromised immune systems

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced Aug. 13 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are recommending that residents with compromised immune systems receive a third dose, or booster shot, of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. Essex County will administer the […]

State awards nearly $30 million in federal funding to area colleges

State awards nearly $30 million in federal funding to area colleges

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Brian Bridges announced in July the awardees of nearly $30 million in federal funding that will be distributed to New Jersey institutions of higher education to support the core priorities of the “State Plan for Higher Education” and address the impacts of COVID-19 […]

Essex County College receives $90,000 grant

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County College has received a $90,000 grant as part of the Johnson Controls Community College Partnership program, which aims to equip students with in-demand knowledge and skills supporting employment and a pathway for lifelong careers upon graduation. In addition to the funding, Johnson Controls employees will support ECC through volunteering and […]

Payne announces $408 million to support local higher education institutions

Payne announces $408 million to support local higher education institutions

WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. announced on May 14 the estimated funding for the colleges and universities of New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District from the American Rescue Plan. The funding helps local institutions recover from the economic devastation of the COVID-19 global pandemic and allows them to continue to serve their students […]

Essex County College offers summer camp for future college students

NEWARK, NJ — Rising high school juniors and seniors can earn college credits at Essex County College’s 2021 summer camp, an online program that runs from July 12 to Aug. 19. “The program is for those students interested in college after graduating high school,” said Elvy Vieira, dean of ECC’s Office of Community, Continuing Education […]

Allied health career training programs offered at Essex County College

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County College is offering a series of short-term training programs in the rapidly growing allied health career fields. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, these programs are offered tuition-free to qualified individuals.  Remote instruction, with on-site clinical lab classes, begin May 19; additional start dates […]

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