Students’ Paths to Success in 2021

Monday, May 17, 2021
Students’ Paths to Success in 2021

There is no “right” path to higher education because it’s an individual journey. Whether you’re a returning student or a recent high school graduate, it’s important to make decisions that are right for you.
In 2018, 5.6 million students enrolled in 2-year colleges, either as part-time or full-time students. In 2020, it was important for students to stay close to home, and to stay safe.

RVCC offers a variety of academic programs for a diverse array of student populations—from students returning to college after several years, to traditional-age students looking to transfer to a four-year college or immediately enter the workforce after graduation. RVCC’s prestigious Honors College offers a more academically challenging curriculum for highly motivated students.

Whether you study liberal arts, business, graphic and interactive design, education, or social science, you can be confident that RVCC will help set you up for a future of success. Learn more about recent grads and their path to graduation and beyond.

Catherine Linet Namuli:

Major: Liberal Arts
Accepted to: University of Michigan, University of Georgia, American University, Florida State University
Accomplishments: Student Commencement Speaker, Honors College, Phi Theta Kappa, Rotaract Club Vice President, RVCC Women’s Center Student Ambassador, National Society of Leadership and Success, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

"We have graduated from the best community college in NJ that’s not only exceptional in academics but has a solid sense of community."

Ana Carolina P. Mitchell:

Major: Graphic and Interactive Design
Transferring to: Michael Graves College at Kean University
Accomplishments: Phi Theta Kappa, Nota Bene Award 2020 & 2021, Alpha Beta Gamma, Academic Award for Graphic and Interactive Design, National Society of Leadership and Success, Student Art Exhibition Best in Show Graphic Design, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

“As a Latino student, RVCC's small classes made attending college in a different language much easier. My teachers gave me the confidence to keep trying and helped me improve my skills.”

Sebastian Galvez:

Major: General Business
Transferred To: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Accomplishments: United Way ALICE Scholarship, RVCC Performance Scholarship, Frank Denny Memorial Fund Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa, RVCC Foundation Board of Directors, Johnson & Johnson Internship & Co-Ops, Graduated Magna Cum Laude

“The faculty and staff at RVCC became fully invested in supporting my career, both academically and professionally.”

Carmen Looi:

Major: General Business
Transferring to: Rutgers Business School
Accomplishments: Honors College, A-Board Vice President of Finance, Alpha Beta Gamma, Phi Theta Kappa, Associate Vice President of Leadership, Sanofi US Corporate Mentor Program Mentee, President’s Volunteer Service Award Bronze Level, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

“At RVCC, I became involved in various clubs and organizations, where I got to meet many of my close friends.”

Danielle Marzigliano:

Major: Social Science
Transferring to: Bloomsburg University
Accomplishments: Honors College, ASL Club Vice President of Finance, Phi Theta Kappa Vice President of Scholarship and Service, All-State Academic Team/Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar, PTK Middle States Region’s Chapter Officer Hall of Honor, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

“RVCC makes sure that all students are given equal opportunities, no matter who you identify as or what your background is.”

Katherine Clarkson:

Major: Liberal Arts
Transferring to: American University
Accomplishments: Somerville Academy for Liberal Arts, Phi Theta Kappa, National Society of Leadership and Success, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

“I was able to take classes at both my high school and RVCC and complete two degrees at the same time.”

Gerardo Carcamo:

Major: Business Administration
Transferring to: Rutgers Business School
Accomplishments: Honors College, Academic Award for Business Administration - General Business, Enactus Executive Vice President, Student Government Association Vice President of Finance, Alpha Beta Gamma, Phi Theta Kappa, President’s Volunteer Service Award Gold Category, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

“I achieved as much as I sought out to achieve because I put my heart into it.”

Kirsten Fritts:

Major: Education: P-12
Transferring to: Rider University
Accomplishments: Academic Award for Education: P-12, National Society of Leadership and Success, Phi Theta Kappa, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

“I have gained not only a rewarding education but also a lifelong passion for education.”

Learn how you can find your own path to graduation and beyond. Attend an Information Session.
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Ranking as one of the best community colleges in New Jersey, RVCC was called the “best community college in NJ for getting a job” by Zippia, a website devoted to helping students with their career choices. For more information about RVCC’s programs and enrollment information, click here.