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Taylor Hamilton
Taylor Hamilton

“Every experience was memorable: inside the classroom, among my peers and on the field. A lot of things that I learned in my academics helped build the foundation of how I was able to handle my four-year college projects and exams. The difficulty of the school pushed me to excel and exceed far beyond my own expectations,” Hamilton recalled.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Gina DiMaio
Gina DiMaio

“In particular, Professor Meadows and Professor Tokazewski have encouraged me to apply my scientific knowledge of various biological and ecological concepts to real-world situations. General Biology Skills and Global Ecology are hands-on courses where I had the opportunity to carry out and practice student research. We actually ‘did science’ instead of reading about it from a textbook -- which is pretty amazing. These courses were no doubt challenging; however, they have expanded my mind on how I approach and study biology. Looking back now the skills I have gained at RCBC have primed me to be successful as a seasonal naturalist in carrying out interpretive programs.”

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Noelle Ault
Noelle Ault

“When you have professors who go that extra mile to help you, it makes a big difference. I did not finish high school, let alone did I even think it was possible that I’d be in college and getting As and Bs,” Ault said. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Daniela Velez
Daniela Velez

“RCBC staff gave me the time of day and helped me figure things out. I eventually qualified for in-state tuition and was given the support I needed to finish my degree,” Velez recalled. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Brian Amanfu
Brian Amanfu

“The training was designed not just so that you can pass the test but so that you can really understand the content. It clicked better than any other class I’ve taken. Everything we learned was revisited, and that spoke volumes to me. It wasn’t just teaching to the test; the purpose was to help everyone absorb and retain what they learned,” Amanfu said. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
a collage of Jay Varga's projects and photos of him delivering food to hospitals
a collage of Jay Varga's projects and photos of him delivering food to hospitals

“I wasn't comfortable taking people's money during COVID, especially while I was still sharpening my skills, but then a light bulb went off. I could sell my pieces with all proceeds supporting a local business, while simultaneously benefitting frontline workers. I ended up using the money earned to order catering packages from Waller's Deli in Tabernacle to deliver to healthcare workers at Virtua,” Varga shared.

Thursday, July 30, 2020
Kashai Phillips, Bobbie Beitz & Stephanie Berdugo-Hernandez
Kashai Phillips, Bobbie Beitz & Stephanie Berdugo-Hernandez

“Attending RCBC has allowed me to be a part of the EOF program which has helped me with affordable education in order to continue my education and achieve my degrees,” she shared. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Nygel Wells
Nygel Wells

“Just being there (at RCBC) for a year, there have been so many positive encounters. I have a good relationship with all of my professors, and they’ve pushed me to persevere. They saw potential in me that I couldn’t see in myself,” Wells said.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Tony Hubbard
Tony Hubbard

“My proudest memory is when I ran a campaign to become the first Vice President of Student Concerns in the Student Government Association,” Hubbard shared. “This is when I started to understand the true influence of government, even at the collegiate level. Through this experience, my mother and girlfriend (now wife) were able to see me receive the highly selective New Jersey Martin Luther King Junior Commission Scholarship.”

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Jane Cheslo
Jane Cheslo

“My career plans upon graduation are not sharply defined, but the most important part of this journey is the path forward. I started at RCBC looking for a way to improve my avocational musicianship by taking a couple of classes,” Cheslo shared. “I had thought that the doors to completing a degree were no longer open to me. Being here, I discovered that my ability to succeed and thrive in an academic setting is alive and well. I've also learned that, with flexibility in the vision, a path forward to completing my education is possible!”

Thursday, May 28, 2020

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