Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship announces 2021 semifinalists

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recently announced the semifinalists for its highly competitive Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Through this award, the foundation supports talented community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees. This year’s 406 semifinalists were chosen from a pool of more than 1,500 applicants attending 398 community colleges […]

Essex County College students reach for the stars

NEWARK, NJ — This September, 24 Essex County College students will continue their quest to the stars as participants in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program. “These students successfully completed NASA’s five-week online summer program. Now they are ready to go for the On-Campus Rover Competition workshop,” said program coordinator Nidhal Marashi, an ECC […]

Essex County College graduate well-prepared for career in the medical field

IRVINGTON, NJ — Christiane Kenfack Tejiogue, of Irvington, had a busy summer after earning her Essex County College associate’s degree in general science. She spent four weeks participating in the Summer Health Professions Education Program prior to starting this fall at New Jersey City University on a presidential scholarship. “I’m interested in entering the medical […]

ECC alumna receives New Jersey SIM Foundation Scholarship

ECC alumna receives New Jersey SIM Foundation Scholarship

NEWARK, NJ — When Yelitza Perez, of Newark, graduated from Essex County College in 2019, she was an honors student and a semifinalist for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship. Now she is the recipient of a $2,500 New Jersey SIM Foundation Scholarship. “I couldn’t believe I received this scholarship,” said Perez, now […]

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 […]

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