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Winner of Social Media Scholarship Announced

ACCESS winner Alejandro Rojas

Pictured here: (center) American Community College’s Educational Social Media Scholarship (ACCESS) winner Alejandro Rojas of Delran is congratulated by (left to right) Tony Mahon, Burlington County College (BCC) Foundation Internship & Mentoring Program Chair; Amanda Brown, Regional Director for RE/MAX of New Jersey, Inc.; Christopher J. Brown, CEO of RE/MAX Connection; Steve Royek, President of Steve Royek and Associates; Elizabeth Kerr, BCC Business/Economics Lecturer; and Stuart Keen, BCC Co-op Education/Job Placement Coordinator at the ACCESS Finale on Thursday, Sept. 6 in the lobby of Laurel Hall on BCC’s Mount Laurel campus. Rojas, along with fellow classmates Ken Conklin, Robert Neal and Trey Smoyer, spent 15 weeks developing content for each RE/MAX Connection Realtor’s blog. The new program not only gives BCC students studying journalism, business or technology the opportunity to gain real-world experience using social media to help market Realtor services, but also the chance to earn a scholarship along with college credit. Rojas received the grand prize, a $2,500 scholarship courtesy of RE/MAX Connection Realtors. “I feel great,” Rojas said after receiving the check. “It shows my hard work paid off. I learned how to better work with others and how to operate in a real business world.” A student’s communication with their client (Realtor), meeting client objectives, number of unique visitors to blog site, writing skills, professionalism, problem solving, and the student’s customer service skills all factored into determining the winner. Thanks to the success of the program, BCC will be participating in ACCESS in the 2013 spring and summer semesters. BCC students interested taking part in the program are encouraged to contact BCC’s Career Services department at careerservices@bcc.edu or by phone at (609) 894-9311 ext. 1034. BCC, a comprehensive community college, provides all individuals access to affordable and quality education. For more information about BCC, please call (609) 894-9311 or (856) 222-9311 or visit www.bcc.edu. RE/MAX Connection Realtors is one of the largest RE/MAX real estate agencies in New Jersey with three convenient offices in Marlton, Mantua and Turnersville. All three offices are on the web at www.goconnectionnj.com.