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Bloomfield College Honorary Degree Recipients Discuss Public Service
Panelists included former Secretary of Homeland Security, the Honorable Jeh Johnson (hon. ’12), and former NJ Governor, the Honorable Thomas Kean, Sr. (hon. ’08). NJTV News’ Mary Alice Williams (hon. ’15) moderated the discussion.
Bestselling, Award-Winning Author Joyce Carol Oates Speaks at Bloomfield College
The celebrated author spoke candidly about everything from her upbringing in rural upstate New York, to the benefits running has on her creativity, to the impact of mentors upon her career.
Dedication to Public Service Event Announced by Bloomfield College
Guests include former Secretary of Homeland Security, the Honorable Jeh Johnson, and former New Jersey Governor, the Honorable Thomas H. Kean, Sr. The discussion will be moderated by Mary Alice Williams of NJTV News
Bloomfield College Receives One Million Dollars from JC Kellogg Foundation
This gift is an endowment that will allow the College to create a new pension incentive program for eligible staff.
Bloomfield College Raises Quarter of a Million Dollars in One Evening
The annual Scholarship Evening honored Kevin Cummings, President and CEO of Investors Bank and Chris Martin, President and CEO of Provident Bank.
Bloomfield College Students Can Now Register for Online Humanities Courses at Various Colleges
Bloomfield College students now have the unique opportunity to take online courses in the Humanities at a various independent colleges across the nation.
Bloomfield College to Welcome Top Execs to Campus for Women’s Panel
This year’s panel is comprised of six women, all leaders in their respective fields, including a top Facebook executive.

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.