RVCC’s Heroes Put Their Career Skills into Action During the Pandemic

Friday, September 18, 2020
RVCC’s Heroes Put Their Career Skills into Action During the Pandemic

Have you ever dreamed of having a more meaningful career? Do you envision yourself in a profession that allows you to really make a difference in your community? Every year, the invaluable knowledge, skills, and training received at RVCC propel graduates to rewarding careers that positively affect their communities. However, that impact has never been greater than in 2020. Many of RVCC’s finest students and graduates became community heroes as they bravely took to the front lines to care for, protect, and serve their communities during the Coronavirus. Their actions will—and continue to—become a part of history. To learn more about their inspiring stories, read below and share with friends. Also, to learn more about how you can train for a career and really make a difference, be sure to attend an upcoming RVCC Virtual Information Session.

We Salute RVCC’s Essential & Front Line Heroes!

William Wilde Jr:

RVCC student William Wilde Jr. works as a professional EMT for 911 EMS at Hackensack Meridian Health based out of JFK Medical Center.

Ashleigh Everett:  

RVCC graduate Ashleigh Everett is on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, risking her life as an ER Nurse at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

Jake Monticello:

RVCC student Jake Monticello, a Certified Pharmacy Technician, works long hours at a ShopRite pharmacy, making sure critical medications are dispensed to patients, many of whom have COVID-19.

David Walker:

Former RVCC student David Walker works for a manufacturing company that produces boxes & paper products that are sent to pharmacies, stores, and restaurants, helping to ensure that people have their essential goods.

Obe Bayard:

RVCC student Obe Bayard works in the supply chain department at RWJBarnabas Health Somerset, helping to ensure that staff members have the necessary equipment and supplies for patients.

Eshley Pinto:

A graduate of RVCC’s Nursing Program, Eshley Pinto is on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking care of patients in the Cardiology/Intermediate Care Unit at RWJ University Hospital Somerset.

Juliana Gonzalez-Rivas:

 RVCC Honors College student Juliana Gonzalez-Rivas is creating washable cotton face masks. For each mask purchased, she donates a mask to a local hospital. Be sure to check out Juliana's website.

John Oliver:

RVCC graduate John Oliver, a Paramedic/Firefighter in Prince George County, Maryland, is on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, working long shifts and saving lives.

J’Mi Cassagnol:

RVCC student J’Mi Cassagnol works extra hours as a server at The Chelsea at Warren, helping to ensure that residents of the assisted living facility–who are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19–have what they need.

Students, Staff and Faculty Heroes from Advanced Manufacturing, Arts & Design and Engineering:

RVCC Heroes from Advanced Manufacturing, Arts & Design and Engineering have created 3D-printed face shields. The College’s Rotaract Club also has assisted with cleaning and assembling the PPE, which has been donated to area hospitals to assist healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you’re wondering: “What top notch state colleges near me offer college degrees, certification programs, and career training?” Without a doubt, it’s RVCC! To learn more about RVCC registration and enrollment, you can connect with an RVCC Admissions advisor, or attend one of RVCC’s Virtual Information Sessions.

About RVCC

RVCC has been ranked the best community college in NJ by WalletHub.com and Niche.com. According to Zippia.com, RVCC students are the highest earning graduates of any New Jersey community college. As a leading state college in New Jersey, RVCC serves students locally from Somerset County and Hunterdon County, across the country, and around the world, offering top degree programs and the best local career training. For information, visit www.raritanval.edu.