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March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) recently held the official signing of an agreement between HCCC and Ramapo College of New Jersey (RCNJ) for a new transfer initiative known as the “Archway to Ramapo College” program.
HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber said the agreement allows for the seamless transition of students who earn an associate degree at HCCC and wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in any of nearly 60 majors at RCNJ. Students enrolled at HCCC who are a part of the program will be assigned an RCNJ advisor who will be on-site at HCCC. The RCNJ advisors will assist students with decisions about course equivalents, the availability of financial assistance/scholarships, and more. Under the agreement, RCNJ will waive application fees for students in the program.
The signing took place in the Clare Room of the HCCC Culinary Conference Center at 161 Newkirk Avenue in Jersey City. Dr. Reber was joined by RCNJ President Dr. Peter Mercer. Also in attendance were HCCC Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Eric Friedman, HCCC Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Lisa Dougherty, HCCC Vice President for Planning and Development Dr. Nicholas Chiaravalloti, HCCC Assistant Vice President of Academic Affair Christopher Wahl, RCNJ Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Christopher Romano, RCNJ Government Relations Officer Patrick O’Connor, and RCNJ Associate Director of Graduate and Adult Admissions Anthony Dovi.
“We are proud to expand our partnership with Ramapo College of New Jersey through this program,” said Dr. Reber. “It will provide our students with critical support and well-defined pathways to a wide spectrum of baccalaureate degree programs at RCNJ, including studies in Business, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Humanities, Communication Arts, Languages, and a host of Visual and Performing Arts programs.”
“This agreement is an extension of both colleges’ commitment to put students first. We know that intentional advisement and clear streamlined pathways to the bachelor’s degree are integral components of student success,” said Peter Mercer, President of Ramapo College.