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  • EOF Monthly Connections

    May 2012 Newsletter

    EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FUND

    CONNECTIONSCONNECTIONS

    Awards Dinner 2

    Accomplishments 3

    Senior Spotlight 4

    Poem: A Guiding Light... 4

    EOF Student Alliance 5

    Poem: Your Adventure 6

    Inside this issue:Inside this issue:

    C o n g r a t s students! We have officially

    ended the academic y e a r ; you may

    n o w relax and e n j o y y o u r

    s u m m e r ahead. I am truly proud of all of you this past year. The level of f o c u s , hard work a n d persistence resonated throughout the Fall & S p r i n g . Every day we saw each one of you here in the office, studying, completing assignments, asking questions and getting

    tutoring. The effort of your work showed as we had one of our largest honor roll lists weve ever had with a 3.0 or higher GPA for the Fall semester and we are sure well see the same results, as grades come in for the Spring. Thank you all for the amount of p a r t i c i p a t i o n a n d attendance to all our vari-ous workshops and commu ni ty se rv ice opportunities, these are added services that we hope have enhanced your experience this year.

    If youre taking classes this summer, keep up the momentum and stay f o c u s e d . S u m m e r s e s s i o n s c a n b e challenging; but very rewarding as it gives you the opportunity to complete your classes in a quicker time frame and move ahead to complete

    your degree. You know EOF will be here for you all summer long, any help you need dont forget to come see us!

    For those of you g r a d u a t i n g , a g a i n congratulations! This is a huge accomplishment for you! Ahead is a world of opportunities, but we know that you will go on to do great things. Each college you are attending is very fortunate to have you there. We wish you all much success as you move on, but keep in touch with EOF, as we will miss you!

    Enjoy your summer and see you in the Fall!

    Sincerely,

    Pamela Marcenaro Director, Educational Opportunity Fund

    Another Academic Year Another Academic Year

    Behind Us! Behind Us! So l ong 2011 So l ong 2011 20122012

    Patience and perseverance have a magical effect Patience and perseverance have a magical effect

    before which difficulties disappear and obstacles before which difficulties disappear and obstacles

    vanish. ~ John Quincy Adamsvanish. ~ John Quincy Adams

    EOF EducatorEOF Educator

    of the Year:of the Year:

    DrDr. Maria Lee. Maria Lee History/Political History/Political

    Science & CriminalScience & Criminal

    Justice DepartmentJustice Department

    CCMCCM

    EOF Service EOF Service

    Award:Award:

    ProfessorProfessor

    Jefferson CartanoJefferson Cartano Engineering Engineering

    Technologies / Technologies /

    Engineering ScienceEngineering Science

    CCMCCM

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  • EOF awards ceremony, APRIL 26, 2012EOF awards ceremony, APRIL 26, 2012

    P A G E 2 C O N N E C T I O N S

    Spring/Summer Candidates for Graduation & Fall Graduates: Jean Ann Mirsky, Patricia Kijak, Tom Gizas,

    Elijah Barrett, Ayesha Aly Ahmed, Nafisa Aly Ahmed, Hoai Thuong Nguyen, Yury Rincon and Victoria Bronson.

    Academic Achievement Awardees: Back Row-Bolivar Reyes, Cristian Aroca, Nicole Barrett, Yuleisy Lopez, Melanie

    Jimenez, Carlos Mejia, Victoria Bronson, Casey Vreeland, Qwamine Solomon, Patricia Kijak and Joseph Hilton. Front

    Row- Janelle Longmore, Yury Rincon, Hoai Thuong Nguyen, Somina Mosaku, Jaslyn Rodriguez and Edward Akaezuwa

    Oliver Sheffield Student Scholarship Awardees: Back Row-Qwamine Solomon, Bolivar Reyes, Yuleisy Lopez, Yury Rin-

    con, Carlos Mejia, Cristian Aroca, Melanie Jimenez, Janelle Longmore. Front Row-Laura Bohorquez, Brenda Lizarraga,

    Henry Rincon, Somina Mosaku, Jaslyn Rodriguez and Pam Marcenaro, EOF Director

    Educator of the Year Awardee

    Dr. Maria Lee

    EOF Scholar of the Year

    Cristian Aroca

    Most Improved Award

    Bolivar Reyes

    Senior Message

    Victoria Bronson

  • RECOGNITION AWARDS (CONTINUED)

    Oliver Sheffield Student Scholarship Cristian Aroca David Mejia Staten Baynes Somina Mosaku

    Laura Bohorquez Rosa Peralta Catalina Carvajal Bolivar Reyes Melanie Jimenez Henry Rincon Brenda Lizarraga Yury Rincon Janelle Longmore Jaslyn Rodriguez Yuleisy Lopez Qwamine Solomon Carlos Mejia Lia Weber

    LEADERSHIP AWARDS

    Active Minds Ambassadors Club Victoria Bronson Ayesha Aly Ahmed Catalina Carvajal ADA Task Force of Dr. Edward Yaw Asian Students Association Raziel Franchi Hoai Thuong Nguyen AESNJ/Student Chapter Catholic Campus Ministry Cristian Aroca Hoai Thuong Nguyen Victoria Bronson Catalina Carvajal Chi Alpha Epsilon Justin Cassells Edward Akaezuwa Aqueela Chaudhry Nicole Barrett Jeanine Cleirbaut Victoria Bronson Cassandra Exius Catalina Carvajal Ariana Geiger Yasmine Ibrahim Ikechukwu George Melanie Jimenez Thomas Gizas Patricia Kijak Denia Guzman Yuleisy Lopez Joseph Hilton Hoai Thuong Nguyen Jessica Jaramillo Yury Rincon Melanie Jimenez Patricia Kijak CCMs Horizon Peer Mentors Brenda Lizarraga Raziel Franchi Hyacinth Levine Janelle Longmore Gay/Straight Alliance Stephanie Lopez Larry Molder Yuleisy Lopez Lori Macula New Social Engine Carlos Mejia Ayesha Aly Ahmed David Mejia Jean Ann Mirsky Phi Theta Kappa Larry Molder Victoria Bronson Somina Mosaku Catalina Carvajal Hoai Thuong Nguyen Henry Rincon Strategic Gaming Club Yury Rincon Ayesha Aly Ahmed Aida Rodriguez Victoria Bronson Johanny Toro Katijha Uddin Student Nurses Association Casey Vreeland Patricia Kijak Ashaloy Wilson

    Outstanding EOF accomplishmentsOutstanding EOF accomplishments

    Graduating Seniors and students who received awards at the EOF Recognition Dinner, April 26, 2012.

    P A G E 3

    CCM GRADUATING SENIORS

    December 2011 May 2012 Ayesha Aly Ahmed Elijah Barrett Nafisa Aly Ahmed Thomas Gizas Gabriel Garcia Patricia Kijak Jason Messina August 2012 Jean Ann Mirsky Victoria Bronson Hoai Thuong Nguyen Jessica Chudnow Yury Rincon Gabrielle Ferris

    RECOGNITION AWARDS

    NJ LegislatureSenate & General Assembly Citations Edward Akaezuwa Lori Macula Cristian Aroca Carlos Mejia Nicole Barrett Somina Mosaku Staten Baynes Hoai Thuong Nguyen Victoria Bronson Bolivar Reyes Joseph Hilton Yury Rincon Melanie Jimenez Jaslyn Rodriguez Patricia Kijak Qwamine Solomon Janelle Longmore Casey Vreeland Yuleisy Lopez EOFPA NJ Outstanding Academic Achievement Award Hoai Thuong Nguyen EOFPANJ Academic Achievement Award Patricia Kijak & Yury Rincon EOFPANJ Outstanding Achievement Award Jean Ann Mirsky Scholar of the Year Community Service Cristian Aroca April Garcia Most Improved Persistence Award Bolivar Reyes Victoria Bronson Alumni of the Year Sara Moreira Academic Achievement Awards Edward Akaezuwa Yuleisy Lopez Cristian Aroca Lori Macula Nicole Barrett Carlos Mejia Staten Baynes David Mejia Victoria Bronson Somina Mosaku Catalina Carvajal Hoai Thuong Nguyen Brendan Ferris Rosa Peralta Gabrielle Ferris Bolivar Reyes Joseph Hilton Yury Rincon Melanie Jimenez Jaslyn Rodriguez Patricia Kijaj Qwamine Solomon Janelle Longmore Casey Vreeland

    E O F M O N T H L Y N E W S L E T T E R

  • P A G E 4

    W hat are your plans after graduation? I plan to transfer to Montclair State Universi-

    ty.

    How has County College of Morris

    and EOF prepared you for life after

    college? CCM and EOF has pre-

    pared me for life after college by

    not only prepared me for CCM but I

    also made great friends during that

    time.

    What are memorable moments you

    have had with EOF? The orienta-

    tion for one and all the events over

    the years.

    When you are not stud-

    ying and engaging

    academic life, how

    do you spend your free

    time? Im always hanging out with

    friends playing baseball and basket-

    ball.

    Tom Gizas

    providing me with a great start in

    my education.

    What role has the EOF program

    played in your academic, personal,

    and, professional development?

    EOF has helped me a great deal

    throughout my two years at CCM.

    What advice or message would you

    like to leave to current and/or fu-

    ture EOF students? Dont give up,

    just keep on going.

    What would you say is your philos-

    ophy in life? Always try your best

    and never give up.

    In what ways have you changed or

    remained the same since your par-

    ticipation in the EOF Summer Ori-

    entation Program? The orientation

    Senior SpotlightSenior Spotlight T h omas Gi zasT h omas Gi zas

    C O N N E C T I O N S

    A Guiding Light for the Year AheadA Guiding Light for the Year AheadA Guiding Light for the Year Ahead

    As you go through the days of the year ahead,As you go through the days of the year ahead,As you go through the days of the year ahead, Busy with all the responsibilities the world hasBusy with all the responsibilities the world hasBusy with all the responsibilities the world has Placed upon you, remember to keep the trulyPlaced upon you, remember to keep the trulyPlaced upon you, remember to keep the truly Special things in mind.Special things in mind.Special things in mind.

    Keep things in perspective: Work, play, learning,Keep things in perspective: Work, play, learning,Keep things in perspective: Work, play, learning, Living. Have happiness as a part of your priorities! Living. Have happiness as a part of your priorities! Living. Have happiness as a part

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