Partnership provides laptops for ECC Adult Learning Center

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A lack of access to technology will no longer be an obstacle to students in Essex County College’s Adult Learning Center thanks to Laptop Upcycle @ EssexCountyCollege-ALC, a partnership with Laptop Upcycle of Montclair. “Our goal is to provide an initial 25 laptops and/or Wi-Fi devices to deserving students,” center Director […]

East Orange resident Vashti White celebrated as she turns 106

East Orange resident Vashti White celebrated as she turns 106

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange resident Vashti White turned 106 on Nov. 3. In a drive-by celebration, she was feted by Mayor Ted R. Green and her family and friends.  On behalf of the city of East Orange, Green gifted White with a personal portrait by artist Kojo Aidoo, a bouquet of flowers, and […]

Ortiz, Cruz receive 2022 Estrella del Condado de Essex Awards

Ortiz, Cruz receive 2022 Estrella del Condado de Essex Awards

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s annual Latino Heritage Celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Newark. The celebration paid homage to the rich culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to the Spanish-speaking nations of Europe, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. During the […]

Essex County College radiography grads excel on national licensing exam

Essex County College radiography grads excel on national licensing exam

NEWARK, NJ — Every 2022 graduate of Essex County College’s radiography program passed the required national licensing exam on the first try this summer. And all 17 graduates received at least one job offer before receiving their hard-earned Associate in Applied Science degrees on June 3. Radiography graduates must pass the American Registry of Radiologic […]

Newark Board of Education salutes its Class of 2022 graduates

Newark Board of Education salutes its Class of 2022 graduates

NEWARK, NJ — On June 23, Newark Public Schools hosted graduation ceremonies for more than 2,300 seniors from across 14 district high schools in celebration of the Class of 2022’s remarkable accomplishments. Family, friends, staff and community members witnessed the achievements of this very special and historic class with 434 seniors achieving a grade-point average […]

Essex County College remembers, honors basketball trailblazer Cleo Hill Sr.

Essex County College remembers, honors basketball trailblazer Cleo Hill Sr.

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County College President Augustine Boakye dedicated the Essex County College Cleo Hill Sr. Physical Education Building on Friday, May 27. A native of Newark, Hill was the first player from a historically black college or university to be drafted by an NBA team […]

Essex County College celebrates Hip-hop Appreciation Week

Essex County College celebrates Hip-hop Appreciation Week

NEWARK, NJ — On May 20, Essex County Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson welcomed hip-hop performers KRS-One, Duce Martinez, Duce Spyder, Jose “Airborn” Lopez and Pop Master Fabel to Essex County College as part of Hip-hop Appreciation Week. Hip-hop Appreciation Week, recognized every year in the third week of May, aims to acknowledge and appreciate […]

Essex County Latino American Chamber of Commerce appoints new members

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Latino American Chamber of Commerce has appointed four new members to its board of directors: Lily Sanchez Ruiz, Yuri Bisono, Deysi Castillo and Jose Ramirez. Sanchez Ruiz, an admissions counselor for the Community College Opportunity Grant program at Union County College, has been appointed the second vice president for […]

Caldwell University partners with St. George’s med school and Essex County College

CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell University has entered a partnership with St. George’s University in Grenada and Essex County College to streamline admission for eligible students to St. George’s University School of Medicine. Accepted students will complete two years at Essex County College and one year at Caldwell University before pursuing a four-year medical degree at […]

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