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Bloomfield College Announces Women's Bowling
The team will compete as an associate member of the East Coast Conference (ECC) when they open up their inaugural season in the Fall.
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Capping off a year of 150th anniversary celebrations, on Friday, May 18, 2018, Bloomfield College embraced 320 new alumni at the College’s 145th Commencement Ceremonies.
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The 145th Commencement will include remarks from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy; Christian McBride, Grammy-winning jazz bassist; and Prof. Deog-Seong Oh, President of Chungnam National University.
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Two students presented their NASA-supported research at the New Jersey Space Grant Consortium Affiliate Meeting at Georgian Court University.
Bloomfield College Alumna Receives Full Ride to Top-Choice Graduate Program
Michigan State’s Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy program has offered Jessi Melendez '18 a full-ride, covering tuition, health coverage, and a TA assistantship in their writing center.
Bloomfield College Recognizes Dr. Schiro, Hosts Natural Science and Mathematics Panel
On April 11, as part of Bloomfield College’s 150th anniversary, the College welcomed Trustees, faculty, staff, students, and alumni to the Natural Science and Mathematics Alumni Panel Discussion and Reception
Bloomfield College Commemorates the Life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Bloomfield College commemorated the life and labor of MLK on campus on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

Honors students share study abroad experiences

Sociology major Jose Trucio and international finance major Carlos Gomez

Bloomfield College honors students Carlos Gomez and Jose Trucios regaled the Honors Program students with stories of their semester abroad experiences.

Gomez, an international finance major, spent the fall 2012 semester in France while Trucios, a sociology/criminal justice major, enjoyed Spain. Gomez studied in Annecy, France, located on the eastern border by Switzerland. He participated in an international program to fully immerse himself in the French language at the Institut Francais des Alpes. During his time there, Gomez traveled to neighboring countries with his classmates from South America, Sweden, Belgium, and Syria. He is interested in business practices in Europe and would like to bring these experiences to a corporate career in America. Now tri-lingual, Gomez anticipates continuing his education at the graduate level and as he says, “I want to break stereotypes of Hispanics in corporate America.” Gomez received the Rosemary Iversen Study Abroad Scholarship which helped to make this semester possible.

Trucios spent his semester at the University of Seville. A native Spanish speaker, he integrated easily into his classes. He took five classes in sociology and culture including religious cultures, international relations, and economics and culture. His goal was to fully immerse himself in a culture different than his own and understand the similarities and differences. He visited both Morocco and Italy during the semester and observed key differences in the way people communicated, dressed, and acted both in public and private. “Family values, especially communication, are extremely important to the Spanish,” he said. “During their siesta, families would spend the time talking rather than go off and do things on their own.” His travels were made possible by the Maureen Grant Study Abroad Scholarship and the College Consortium for International Studies. Emy Kamihara, director of the center for global studies and English for academic purposes says that the College Consortium for International Studies is highly competitive and only takes two to three students per semester nationally.