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Hudson County Community College Ranked Top Ten New Jersey Colleges and Universities Social Mobility                                     

 

‘The Equality of Opportunity Project’ ranks HCCC in the top 120 of 2,200

U.S. higher education institutions; the College is the only community college in New Jersey’s top ten colleges and universities.

                                          

HCCC LOGO BLUE A recently published study, “The Equality of Opportunity Project,” which tracked students from nearly every college in the country and measured their earnings years after they left campus, shows that Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is one of the top socially mobile colleges in the country.

The study utilized publicly available data from the federal government – 30 million students’ anonymous financial-aid records and tax filings from the period of 1999 to 2013 to determine if colleges are fostering access and equality. The study reveals that HCCC works as an engine of social mobility, helping working class students achieve the American dream of a middle class lifestyle. For example, the study shows that while 36.3% of students from HCCC come from the lowest fifth of the economic spectrum, 11% of those students actually end up in the top fifth of the economic spectrum.  Furthermore, a very large percentage of those students achieve incomes that place them in the top three-fifths of the economic distribution.

“The results of this study prove we are fulfilling our mission of providing high-quality educational opportunities that promote student success and are accessible, comprehensive and learning centered,” said Glen Gabert, Ph.D., Hudson County Community College’s President. “We are proud that we successfully afford lower-income students the opportunity to move up the ladder into middle class and higher.”

Dr. Gabert said the study proves the importance of affording lower-income students opportunities for attaining a higher education, especially in light of the fact that funding for public colleges has declined on a regular basis.  The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reported that state funding for higher education is down 18% per student (adjusted for inflation).

The study’s top ten rankings for New Jersey are: (1) New Jersey Institute of Technology, (2) Bloomfield College, (3) Saint Peter’s University, (4) New Jersey City University, (5) Stevens Institute of Technology, (6) Thomas A. Edison State College, (7) Berkeley College of Woodland park, (8) Hudson County Community College, (9) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and (10) Kean University.  Of these, Hudson County Community College has dual-admission and/or transfer articulation agreements with seven of the schools in this group, thereby providing even greater opportunities for upward mobility for students.

 

 

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Students Get Head Start from Bayonne Junior Chamber and CarePoint Health

BAYONNE, NJ – About two dozen Bayonne High School students received instruction about applying for internships and jobs, as well as other business skills needed after graduation, at a special human resources workshop held for them.

 Bayonne Junior Chamber of Commerce Workshop.
HELPING KIDS BECOME BUSINESS SAVVY: Catherine Shull Fernald (center), Chief Operating Officer at CarePoint Health at Bayonne Medical Center, leads a breakout session at the Bayonne Junior Chamber of Commerce Workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The students are members of the Bayonne Junior Chamber of Commerce, a collaborative venture between the Bayonne Chamber of Commerce and the Bayonne School District. The program is supported by CarePoint Health and other chamber members.

The workshop was held in the Bayonne High Library on Jan. 18, and was facilitated by representatives of CarePoint Health at Bayonne Medical Center and Bayonne Community Bank. Continue reading Students Get Head Start from Bayonne Junior Chamber and CarePoint Health

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McNair Academic High School Senior named Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist

Jackson Weaver to Compete for Top Awards in the nation’s most prestigious Science and Math Competition

Mc Nair Student Jackson Weaver A McNair Academic HS senior, Jackson Weaver, has been named a finalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Forty finalists, from a pool of 300 Semifinalists and over 1,700 entrants, were selected based on the scientific rigor and world-changing potential of their research projects.  He is the second finalist from McNair in the last three years with Eswar Anandapadmanaban having been named a 2015 finalist.

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Political Strategist and Analyst Ana Navarro Will Be the First Speaker in the Hudson County Community College 2016-17 Lecture Series

 

Anna Navarro Ms. Navarro will appear at the College on Thursday afternoon, September 29; the lecture is open to the public and
there is no charge for admission.

 

September 26, 2016, Jersey City, NJ – Noted Republican political strategist Ana Navarro, who is also a political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español, will be the first speaker in this season’s Lecture Series at Hudson County Community College (HCCC). The event is scheduled for Thursday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m. in the Scott Ring Room of the College’s Culinary Conference Center at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City – just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. The event is open to the general public, and there is no charge for admission. Continue reading Political Strategist and Analyst Ana Navarro Will Be the First Speaker in the Hudson County Community College 2016-17 Lecture Series

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Wes Moore, Nationally Acclaimed Youth Advocate, Rhodes Scholar and Best-Selling Author to Speak at Hudson County Community College

The author of “The Other Wes Moore,” a Phi Theta Kappa member and OWN TV host, will speak at the College on Thursday evening, February 19; the event is open to the community.                         

 

Wes Moore at Hudson County Community College
Wes Moore

February 11, 2015, Jersey City, NJ – The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) 2014-2015 Lecture Series will continue this month when Wes Moore, the author of The New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller, The Other Wes Moore, will appear at the College.  The event will be held Thursday, February 19 at 6 p.m. in the HCCC Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City – just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. It is open to the entire Hudson County community, and there is no charge for admission. However, tickets are necessary and must be obtained in advance. Continue reading Wes Moore, Nationally Acclaimed Youth Advocate, Rhodes Scholar and Best-Selling Author to Speak at Hudson County Community College

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Rising Tide Capital Graduates 146 Entrepreneurs from its Community Business Academy

146 CBA graduates join an alumni network of 968 Rising Tide Entrepreneurs throughout New Jersey
January 19, 2015 (Jersey City) — Of the approximately 800,000 businesses in New Jersey, 700,000 are microbusinesses with five or less employees. Microbusinesses not only provide jobs for the entrepreneurs who establish them, but they also contribute to the local tax base, directly impacting the quality of life in their communities.  Last Thursday, Rising Tide Capital, a Jersey City nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs to start businesses in underserved communities,  graduated 146 entrepreneurs from its nationally-recognized Community Business Academy.

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GOT CLASS? Baking, Painting, Tennis… Classes in Hudson to help Beat those Winter Blues  

By Sally Deering

Classes in Jersey City to learn Tennis River View Observer  Winter has arrived and that means spending more time at home, but if you find yourself burning up with cabin fever, then why not lace up your boots, brave that cold and take a class.

Here in Hudson, several towns offer classes and workshops in painting, photography, tennis, ice skating, even beer-making. Here’s a sampling to stimulate your mind and soul during these next few months of frigid temps. Enjoy!

Art classes in Jersey City River View Observer PAINT & PHOTOGRAPH

Take classes in drawing, oil painting and photography at JC Art School

1 McWilliams Pl, JC

(201) 721-6185

www.jcartschool.com

It’s never too late to express yourself with paint, brush and canvas; or to learn to take better photos. JC Art School offers classes in January and February that include beginner and intermediate drawing and oil painting; beginner acrylic painting; experimental figure drawing; and digital photography. Continue reading GOT CLASS? Baking, Painting, Tennis… Classes in Hudson to help Beat those Winter Blues  

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Hudson County Community College Foundation’s 17th Annual ‘Holiday Extravaganza’ Is a Record-Breaking Success

Fundraising gala celebrating the College’s 40th Anniversary grossed $208,000; Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise was honored for his support.

Hudson County Community College fundraiser attendeesOn Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, the Hudson County Community College Foundation held its 17th Annual Holiday Extravaganza. The annual Distinguished Service Award was presented to Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise (third from left). Pictured with Mr. DeGise from left are HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert; William J. Netchert, Esq., Chair of the HCCC Board of Trustees; Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano; HCCC Foundation Chair James Egan and HCCC Vice President for Development Joseph Sansone.

December 9, 2014, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Vice President for Development Joseph Sansone announced today that the HCCC Foundation’s 2014 gala fundraiser was the most successful to date. Mr. Sansone said the 17th Annual “Holiday Extravaganza” grossed a record-breaking $208,000. The event was held on December 4th at the College’s Culinary Conference Center in Jersey City. Proceeds from the event will be dedicated to scholarships for deserving students, faculty development programs, and the College’s physical expansion.

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Hudson County Community College Foundation to Hold 17th Annual ‘Holiday Extravaganza’ on December 4

Fundraising gala will celebrate the College’s 40th Anniversary and ‘Travel back to the beginning … 1974;’ Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise will be honored that evening.

hccc-logo300dpiNovember 24, 2014, Jersey City, NJ – The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation’s 17th Annual “Holiday Extravaganza” gala will take place on Thursday evening, December 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the College’s Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City. Proceeds from the event – the largest and most festive of all of the Foundation’s fundraisers – will be dedicated to scholarships for deserving students, faculty development programs, and the College’s physical expansion.

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Hudson County Community College Welcomes Actor, Producer, and Director Giancarlo Esposito 

The star of the TV dramas ‘Revolution’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ will speak at the College on Thursday evening, November 13th.

 

Giancarlo Esposito  source IMDBThe acclaimed actor, producer and director, Giancarlo Esposito will speak at Hudson County Community College this Thursday evening, November 13th. The event will be held at 6 p.m. in the Scott Ring Room of the College’s Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City – just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center.

The event is open to the entire Hudson County Community and there is no charge for admission.

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