Cosmetology Student Represents RVCC in National Program


Cosmetology Student Represents RVCC in National Program

Monday, April 25, 2022
emma mcjury wearing white top and name tag

Raritan Valley Community College Cosmetology student Emma McJury of Franklin Park has been selected as a member of the Beacon Class of 2022, one of the beauty industry’s most prestigious programs for students, sponsored by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA). Her participation enabled her to take part in the PBA’s International Salon + Spa Expo event, held April 2-3 in Long Beach, CA. She also attended the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) as part of the program.

The PBA event featured two days of industry professionals educating new cosmetologists on relevant topics in the beauty industry. Presentations focused on such topics as goal setting, personal finance, and how to be successful in the industry.

Reflecting on her participation in the Beacon program, McJury said, “This experience allowed me to network and build connections I couldn’t make anywhere else. Being part of Beacon is incredibly special. I recommend every student in the Beauty Professions program apply because it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I am so inspired and excited to begin my career and want to thank RVCC for letting me represent them at this prestigious event.”

RVCC offers a number of programs for students interested in cosmetology, esthetics and make-up design. The College is offering a Make-up Designory (MUD) certification program beginning May 9, and the next full-time Cosmetology and Esthetics programs begin August 31. To learn more about the MUD program, visit For information about the Cosmetology program, visit, and to learn more about Esthetics at RVCC, visit

To learn about all of the College’s Beauty programs, register for an upcoming Beauty Programs Information Session at For additional information about the programs, contact Amy Layton, or 908-526-1200, ext. 8618.

RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit



April 25, 2022

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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