Princeton University Partnership

Princeton University granted Bloomfield College $25,000 in AY 2021-22 which served as a pilot year.  An additional  $25,000 has been renewed for 2022-23. 

This funding pertains to graduate school application preparation to highly selective institutions. GRE preparation/fees; graduate program application costs; graduate school visits; and professional development for faculty and staff to assist students with applying to highly competitive graduate programs will also be covered. Additionally, cultural and educational events; i.e., plays, museums, academic retreat, and virtual or in-person conferences will be offered to broaden students’ horizons and intellectual development.

Bloomfield students across all disciplines who are interested in attending graduate school are invited to participate in this partnership. The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0.

To complete the interest form please [ click here ]

Beverly Fields

Beverly Fields is the Director of the McNair Scholars Program and the Princeton Partnership Liaison. She earned a master’s degree from Pace University in Educational Administration and Supervision and a professional diploma in Instructional Leadership from St. John’s University. Ms. Fields has served as an Assistant Dean in the Graduate Division of Arts and Sciences, and former McNair Director at St. John’s University. She is a student-centered professional and is passionate about preparing students for graduate-level study. Ms. Fields enjoys reading and traveling.

Princeton Partnership Liaison
Center for Student Success Room 202
Tel: (973) 748 9000 ext. 1662


Meet the 2022-23 Emma Bloomberg Fellows

Laura Hill, Ph.D. and Christina Dilkes will serve as Emma Bloomberg Fellows and Home-Campus mentors. Tori Seigler will be under the guidance of Dr. Hill, while La-Tina Graham will be mentored by Mrs. Dilkes. Through these mentorships, the students will also engage in an academic-year research experience or professional internship at Bloomfield College. Click here to learn more about Emma Bloomberg.


Christina Dilkes

Education: William Paterson University of New Jersey, BA in English, Writing; New York University, MA in English and American Literature. Research Interests include emergent literature and disabilities studies. Work experience includes TRIO SSS Coach, adjunct professor of writing/literature, and Writing Center tutor, Member of Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), New Jersey Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NJASFAA), and National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). In my spare time, I enjoy reading and crocheting.


Laura Hill, Ph.D.

Laura Warren Hill is the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History and Africana Studies at Bloomfield College where she began teaching in 2010.  Her teaching interests center on the history of race, gender and class in the United States and beyond, with a particular interest in social movements and how the dispossessed act as agents in society and politics. Dr. Warren Hill regularly attends pedagogical development events and is an ACUE certified teacher. She is also a 22-23 Emma Bloomberg Fellow at Princeton University.

Dr. Warren Hill authored Strike the Hammer While the Iron is Hot: Rochester’s Black Freedom Struggle, 1940-1970 (Cornell University Press, April 2021). She is the co-editor (with Julia Rabig) of The Business of Black Power: Community Development, Capitalism and Corporate America in the Postwar Era (University of Rochester Press, 2012). Her other publications include: “We Are Black Folks First: The Black Freedom Struggle in Rochester, NY and the Making of Malcolm X” published in The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture; and, a chapter entitled “’Let Those Negroes Have Their Whiskey’: White Responses in a Decade of Racial Unrest” in The Strange Careers of Jim Crow: Segregation and Struggle Outside the South, eds. Brian Purnell and Jeanne Theoharis, with Komozi Woodard (New York University Press, 2019).  

Dr. Warren Hill frequently attends and presents at conferences, including the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH); the Urban History Association (UHA); the Organization of American Historians (OAH); and Researching New York, among others. She has authored posts for Black Perspectives, the online blog of the African American Intellectual History Association and served as a reviewer for several presses and journals.  She has written book reviews for The Black Scholar, the Oral History Review, the Journal of African American History, Enterprise and Society, and the Journal of American History. In 2015, Dr. Warren Hill was selected as a participant in the NEH Summer Seminar, Rethinking Black Freedom Studies from the Jim Crow North to the Jim Crow West in 2015, which she credits with furthering her intellectual development and community.


La-Tina Graham, presenting her 2022 research project

Two Bloomfield College students have gone to Princeton University this summer to participate in the 2022 Aspiring Scholars and Professionals program. The nine-week, paid, summer institute will run June 6 to Aug. 5, and provide professional development and research methods workshops designed to support students in their daily internship work and prepare them for their professional lives after college.

La-Tina L. Graham ’23, a psychology major, and Tori A. Seigler ’24, a sociology major, will each receive a $3,125 stipend and housing at Princeton University during the internship. The student scholars will be paired with a Princeton faculty or staff member for a research or professional internship, and maintain access to Princeton library resources for a full year, from June 1 through May 31.

“Fourteen students from New Jersey colleges and universities were selected for the ASAP program. I am thrilled two of those cohort members represent Bloomfield College,” McNair Scholars Program Director Beverly Fields said. Graham is a McNair Scholar. “We are very proud of La-Tina and Tori for their exceptional academic performance, and for receiving these competitive life-changing internship awards.” [ ... read more ]

Tori Seigler, presenting her 2022 research project

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