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BCC Board of Trustees Swears-In New Alumni Trustee

Claretha Mervin Swearing-In

Claretha T. Mervin, of Willingboro, was sworn-in as the new alumni trustee at Burlington County College’s (BCC) Board of Trustee meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Culinary Arts Center.

Mervin is a 2013 graduate of BCC with an associate degree in business management technology and will serve a one-year term.

Retired after 35 years at Verizon, Mervin said her new position on the BCC Board of Trustees will help keep her busy. “I thought this would be something interesting to do. I enjoyed my stay at BCC and I like to stay involved,” she said.

Mervin has lived in Willingboro since 1976 and is no stranger to community service. She is an active member of her church, Tabernacle Baptist, and has always been very involved with the Willingboro school system as PTA President and a volunteer. For the past 11 years, Mervin has volunteered as the SAT Prep Program Coordinator for the Youth Achievers’ Committee of Burlington County and was a recipient of their Presidential Award in 2011.

Currently, Mervin is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in human resources at Strayer University and although she doesn’t have any definitive plans to start a new career, she doesn’t count it out.

“Right now, I really enjoy what I do.” She said. “I enjoy volunteering and encouraging students and their parents to take the SAT. I tell students to concentrate on their studies.”

The alumni trustee is as a non-voting member of the BCC Board of Trustees. Each year, a student from the graduating class is appointed to a one-year term.

Pictured above: Evan H. C. Crook, Board Solicitor, Capehart & Scatchard (far left), swears in Claretha T. Mervin, Alumni Trustee (second from right) and welcomes her to the BCC Board of Trustees along with BCC President David C. Hespe (second from left), and George Nyikita, Vice Chair (far right).