ECC president steps down to take presidency at NYC community college

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The board of trustees of Essex County College has announced the impending departure of its current president, Anthony Munroe, who will assume the Borough of Manhattan Community College presidency, effective Oct. 1. Munroe, ECC’s eighth president, has led Essex County College since May 2017. “On behalf of our entire college family, […]

Essex County College scholar earns prestigious award

Essex County College scholar earns prestigious award

IRVINGTON, NJ — Krystal Borneo, a member of Essex County College’s Class of 2020, is the recipient of the 2020 Finch College Alumni Association Foundation Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded through the New York–based foundation’s trust. “Honestly, my reaction was God is faithful. I was amazed. It is a privilege and an honor to […]

ECC offers summer camp for future college students

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Rising high school juniors and seniors can earn college credits at Essex County College’s Summer Camp 2020. The online program runs from July 6 to Aug. 14. “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 […]

ECC implements LEAP Program for new college students

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Recent high school graduates and new college students can jumpstart their higher education this summer at Essex County College. Dubbed the LEAP Program, the virtual remote learning initiative will offer a free college success seminar workshop for students who will be taking a developmental course and/or a general education class. “LEAP […]

ECC offers free summer classes for essential workers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essential workers operating on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to take classes this summer for free at Essex County College. “This is our way of saying thank you to all our brave neighbors who have been putting their lives on the line every day keeping […]

New chairman of ECC Foundation board addresses student needs

New chairman of ECC Foundation board addresses student needs

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Reginald Davis, the new chairman of the Essex County College Foundation board, said he will help ensure the foundation works in harmony with ECC’s leadership in maintaining “students first.” “As chair, I’m making sure the full board knows what to do to support the college,” said Davis, who has been on […]

ECC success coaches make a difference in retaining students

ECC success coaches make a difference in retaining students

NEWARK, NJ — “When Essex County College launched its Success Coaches program last year, its mission was simple: Focus on student retention,” ECC President Anthony Munroe said, adding that the college has 20 such coaches who work with students in specific academic areas. Success coach Yash Gajera said he is in constant contact with his […]

TV star Naturi Naughton donates to ECC Food Pantry

TV star Naturi Naughton donates to ECC Food Pantry

NEWARK, NJ — Platinum recording artist, film and television star Naturi Naughton, a self-described “Jersey girl,” firmly believes in giving back to the community, especially now amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Naughton, born and raised in East Orange, is staying true to her local roots. The star of the Starz show “POWER” has made a $5,000 […]

WOHS delegation attends Pan Africanism lecture with Newark mayor

WOHS delegation attends Pan Africanism lecture with Newark mayor

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Student representatives from the West Orange High School Unity Club, Student Council and African American Heritage Club attended the ninth annual Garvey/Nkrumah Lecture Series on Feb. 19, featuring Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. West Orange resident Akil Khalfani, director of the Africana Institute and associate professor of sociology at Essex County College, […]

Essex County College is collecting prom dress donations

Essex County College is collecting prom dress donations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Since 2009, Essex County College’s West Essex campus has been a drop-off site for more than 700 new and slightly worn dresses. These dresses, in turn, are given to Catherine’s Closet for distribution to needy local high school students wishing to attend their school prom. The prom project is “a true […]

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