December 13, 2016, Jersey
City, NJ – This Thursday evening, December 15th, Hudson County
Community College (HCCC) administrators, faculty and staff will gather to
celebrate the 250 students who have completed their coursework and will receive
their diplomas in May as part of the HCCC Class of 2017. Many of the students’
family members and friends are expected to be in attendance as well.
The reception will be
held in the Sixth Floor Atrium of the College’s Library at 71 Sip Avenue in the
Journal Square area of Jersey City beginning at 5:00 p.m. Formal remarks by HCCC
President Dr. Glen Gabert are scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
“We are very proud of
these students, many of whom work full-time and are the primary providers and caregivers
for their families,” said Dr. Gabert, “The College is very pleased to have this
opportunity to honor our newest graduates for the determination, commitment and
hard work they have exhibited in accomplishing their educational goals.”
The President noted
that the College offers a number of programs to support students and assist them
in getting over the hurdles they may encounter on the road to their graduation.
These include: scheduling classes in day, evening and weekend sessions at both the
Journal Square and the North Hudson campuses; having faculty who work to help
students succeed in their studies; an award-winning in-class, group and
individual tutoring program which is available free of charge; one of the most
extensive financial aid and scholarship programs in New Jersey; a comprehensive
English as a Second Language program with bilingual classes offered in Math,
Sociology, Psychology, Computer Science and College Student Success; a “First
Year Experience” program that guides students from the time they apply and all
throughout their initial year at HCCC; making computer labs available to
students in nearly every College building; and much more.
The HCCC Class of 2016 included nearly 1,200 graduates who
received their diplomas last May at
Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall in Newark, NJ. HCCC graduates
have been welcomed at Baruch College, Bloomfield College, Caldwell University,
City College of New York, Columbia University, Cornell University, CUNY, Drew
University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florida International University,
Georgian Court University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Johnson and
Wales University, New Jersey City University, New Jersey Institute of
Technology, New York University, Pennsylvania State University, University of
Phoenix, Purdue University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rutgers
University, Smith College, Stanford University, Stevens Institute of
Technology, Texas A&M University, University of California at Los Angeles,
University of Connecticut/Dentistry, University of Houston, University of
Southern California, University of Wisconsin/Law, and William Paterson
University, as well as colleges in Canada, Japan, France and the Netherlands.
At Thursday evening’s
event, the new HCCC grads will also be sitting for their yearbook portraits.