RVCC Students Named to All-State Academic Team

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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Raritan Valley Community College students Danielle Marzigliano of Hackettstown and Samuel Cartagena-Sergenian of Somerset are among the 37 top community college students who have been named to the 2021 New Jersey All-State Academic Team.

The students, all members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, were celebrated by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) at the 27th Annual New Jersey Community College Scholars Celebration, held virtually on June 8. The students were honored for their outstanding academic achievements and exceptional service to their communities and colleges.

Assemblywoman and Deputy Speaker Pamela Lampitt (Legislative District 36) served as the keynote speaker and encouraged the students with her own personal story. She told the Phi Theta Kappa students, “you’re all remarkable…the doors are opening for you and I hope you walk through them without trepidation or fear.” Assemblywoman Lampitt was the author and champion of the 2008 Lampitt Law, which facilitates the seamless transfer of community college students to public four-year colleges and universities in New Jersey.

“Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey’s community college students have maintained their unwavering commitment to scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship,” said Dr. Phil Linfante, NJCCC Chairman.

“The 37 high-achieving students truly represent the very best in postsecondary education in their communities and are committed to making a difference in their lives and the lives of others,” said Dr. Aaron Fichtner, NJCCC President.

Over 200,000 students – more than half of all undergraduate students in public colleges and universities in the state – are enrolled in credit and degree programs at New Jersey's 18 community colleges.

The New Jersey Council of County Colleges provides statewide leadership for the advancement of New Jersey community colleges and coordinates statewide efforts to build a skilled workforce and improve student success. Learn more at www.njccc.org.

Ranked by WalletHub.com, Intelligent.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute, and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

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June 16, 2021

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