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Rowan College at Burlington County is Top Two-Year School at Statewide Mathematics Competition

Scott Harman

A team of Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) students was the top team from a two-year college at the 13th Annual New Jersey Undergraduate Mathematics Competition (NJUMC) held last month at William Paterson University.

The team of Ryan Bernstein, Scott Harman and David Lundquist earned distinction as the Best Team from a Two-Year School and placed 11th overall ahead of several four-year institutions from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Individually, Harman placed 13th overall out of 95 students and was tied for the top ranked individual from a two-year college.

RCBC students Bryan Bugyi, Israel Jackson, Kardigue Konte, Edward Minnix III and Kediel Morales also participated in the competition.

“I am very proud of the accomplishments of the students who competed in this competition,” Rowan College at Burlington County President Paul Drayton said. “Our faculty and students can perform high-level mathematics just as well, if not better, than their peers from four-year institutions. This is another example of high-achieving students excelling at RCBC.”

The NJUMC has two parts, an individual and a team portion. Participants register as teams of up to three students. This year there were 23 registered teams from four-year institutions and nine registered teams from two-year institutions.

"This was a win for our entire college. The students worked hard to prepare and compete and it took a total team effort combing students and faculty members including Crystal Bourne, Jianene Meola, Priti Mihalik, Robert Roach and myself,” said Rowan College at Burlington County Mathematics Lecturer Jonathan Weisbrod, who has been involved with the NJUMC since 2009.  “Hearing the names of our students during the awards ceremony was an exciting experience for all of us and we are very proud to share a role in our students’ success.”

Mathematics is a strong program for RCBC and a growing field in the state and national labor markets. To learn more about Rowan College at Burlington County’s Mathematics Program visit rcbc.edu/mathematics.

Pictured: (right) Rowan College at Burlington County student Scott Harman, pictured here accepting RCBC's Academic Award in mathematics from RCBC Mathematics Lecturer Jonathan Weisbrod, placed 13th overall out of 95 students and was tied for the top-ranked individual from a two-year college at the at the 13th Annual New Jersey Undergraduate Mathematics Competition.