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 […]

County celebrates Women’s History Month by shining a light of students

County celebrates Women’s History Month by shining a light of students

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s annual Women’s History Month Program at the Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building on Wednesday, March 30. The theme of this year’s ceremony was “Students Achieving Today — Our Leaders of Tomorrow.” During the ceremony, 2022 Essex County Althea Gibson Leadership Awards […]

County commissioners honor local leaders from Irvington, South Orange, Newark, Montclair

County commissioners honor local leaders from Irvington, South Orange, Newark, Montclair

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Board of County Commissioners celebrated Black History Month on Feb. 17 by honoring four community leaders who have all been heavily involved in the towns they live and work in. Recognized by the commissioners were Montclair’s Annette Strickland, Irvington’s Lionel Leach, South Orange’s Johanna Wright and Newark’s Roger […]

Essex County celebrates Black History Month, honors local leaders

Essex County celebrates Black History Month, honors local leaders

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Feb. 16, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the county’s annual Black History Month celebration. During the ceremony, the county executive presented the Essex County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award to acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and the Essex County Coretta Scott King […]

Irvington resident named academic division chairperson at Essex County College

Irvington resident named academic division chairperson at Essex County College

NEWARK, NJ — Andrew Hrechak, of Irvington, recently joined Essex County College as chairperson of the Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences.  Hrechak has been an academic chairperson, academic coordinator and professor at New Jersey colleges for more than 30 years. He most recently served as interim/assistant chairperson in the School of Business’ […]

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 […]