Marjorie Lorraine Blicharz of Bayonne

The third annual Summer Teacher Academy sponsored by the Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Education was held from July 8 through July 18 at the school’s Metropolitan Teaneck campus.

Five students from Memorial High School in West New York attended. They are: Shanille Bautista. Victoria Fuentes, Angela Luzardo, Melissa Melgar, and Fransirys Tejada.

The program is designed for 20 local area high school rising seniors from Bergen, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic counties who have expressed an interest in becoming a teacher. All the students who participated are honor students with a 3.0 GPA or better.
Dr. Vicki Cohen, Director of the School of Education, explained that the purpose of the STA program is to β€œinspire young people to go into the field of teaching math and science and become effective, qualified, and caring teachers.”

Mark Gonzalez of Jersey City, was awarded the Order of the Engineer at a ceremony at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y., in May.

Gonzalez earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

47 high achieving high school students successfully completed a 3-credit medicine, chemistry and mathematics summer pre-college program at Caldwell College. Among them were Monise Claude and Jennifer Ortiz, both of Jersey City.

Lewie Miguel of Secaucus recently received a Microsoft Technology Associate certification in Networking Fundamentals, Operating System Fundamentals, and Server Administration Fundamentals from the PC Support and Network Administration program at Dover Business College.

Dover Business College has locations in Clifton and Dover and is a nationally accredited private college that prepares students for careers in healthcare, business, MileWeb Cloud Hosting and information technology.

The following local residents were among over 900 students from Providence College who received undergraduate degrees during the College’s Ninety-Fifth Commencement Exercises held on Sunday, May 19, 2013: Patrick Bonner, a resident of Rutherford, NJ, graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy, alongside Blaise Calocino, also from Rutherford, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History and Eduardo Peralta of Union City, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy.

Marjorie Lorraine Blicharz of Bayonne graduated from Clemson University on May 10 with a Master of Education in Counselor Education. Blicharz was among 3,053 students who received degrees at three commencement ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum.

A team from Nicholas Oresko School in Bayonne recently won the New Jersey F.I.R.E. Bowl (Fire Information Rescue Education), an academic competition open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. The goal of the program is to educate students on fire safety practices through spirited competition.

Nicholas Oresko School is the first place winner and will go on to compete at the state competition at Kean University.

Approximately 1,900 students from Berkeley College locations in New Jersey, New York, and Berkeley College Online, including students from Hudson County, received Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees, making it the largest graduating class in the history of the college.

Berkeley College has four New Jersey locations – Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark – and offers programs in more than twenty career fields. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs.

The Saint Anthony High School class of 2013 has become the most successful graduating class in the school’s history with over 180 acceptances to 67 colleges and universities and over $6.6 million dollars in academic and athletic scholarships awarded by more than 60% of these schools.

Corayama Guerrera is this year’s highest-earning female senior with nearly $500,000 in college scholarships. She will be studying Criminal Justice at Rider University on a $64,000 Provost Scholarship. Her other college acceptances include Albright College, Marymount Manhattan College, and Rutgers University.

DeSales University is a private, coeducational, four-year liberal arts university affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. It is located 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles south of New York City. DeSales offers more than 30 bachelor’s degrees and eight graduate programs in a wide range of disciplines.

Llanes completed an intensive, 8-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training ear four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

The Kidz Academy Day Care is sponsoring the Child and Adult Care Food Program. This program is designed to provide meals to children in care centers, recreational programs, etc. Meals are available at no separate charge to all children 12 and under enrolled in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, not subject to discrimination by race, color, ethnicity, age, sex, or disability. Kidz Academy is located at 793 West Side Avenue, Jersey City. Please contact Sabrina Spriggs-Benthall at 201-839-5102 for more information.

Saint Dominic Academy junior, Lauren Healy, of Union City, has qualified for the President’s Volunteer Service Award presented by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Healy is the president of the Academy’s Dominican Youth in Action Club, vice president of Student Ambassadors and a member of the Mock Trial team.

Sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes young people across America for outstanding community service activities.
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