Three Honors College Students Present Independent Study Projects During Symposium


Three Honors College Students Present Independent Study Projects During Symposium

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
yash goyal with slide on Kafka talk

Three students from Raritan Valley Community College’s Honors College presented their independent “Capstone Course” projects during a symposium, held December 14 at the College’s Branchburg campus. The RVCC Honors College students and their projects included:

•    Mark den Hollander of Pittstown, an Education P-12 major, presented on “The Importance of Classical Literature for Modern Society”

•    Agustina Gonzalez of Newark, a Pre-Medicine and Pre-Pharmacy major, presented on “Deer Overabundance: A Study on Deer Use of RVCC Campus Grounds”

•    Yash Goyal of Highland Park, a Business Administration major, presented on “The Business of Being Kafkaesque: Organization and Management in Kafka’s The Trial”

The Capstone Course is designed to guide sophomore Honors College students from all disciplines through the stages of researching and writing a major research paper or project, or developing an artistic pursuit. The students are mentored by faculty members and present their work at the end of the semester.

Launched in 2011, RVCC’s Honors College serves highly qualified high school graduates who are entering college for the first time. Honors College students benefit from being in small classes with similarly academically motivated students. Students in the program are taught by a select group of faculty. The Honors College features a cohort-based program with smaller, seminar-style courses that have an interdisciplinary focus and afford students the opportunity to develop a close working relationship with their professors.

To learn more about RVCC’s Honors College, attend an Honors College Information Session, March 9, 6 p.m. The program will be held in the Event Center at the College’s Branchburg campus. To register for the session, visit For additional information, visit or email

Ranked by, and 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



December 15, 2021

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