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Bloomfield College Celebrates its Graduates at 146th Commencement
Bloomfield College embraced 313 new alumni at its 146th Commencement Ceremonies on May 17. This Commencement marked Richard A. Levao’s final as President.
Unique Scholarship Continues to Connect Bloomfield College Students with Alumni
Adebola A. Taiwo '09, Trustee and alumna, spoke with current Broadcast Journalism major, Rayne Russell, during the latest edition of "Bloomfield's Best."
Bloomfield College's 146th Commencement is Friday, May 17
Commencement will include remarks from honorary degree recipients Ras J. Baraka, the 40th Mayor of Newark, and Margaret H. Marshall, the 35th Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the only woman to serve as Chief Justice
Bloomfield College Community Volunteers for Knock Knock Give a Sock
Knock Knock Give a Sock is a non profit dedicated to reducing the stigma of homelessness. According to the website, socks are the most needed, but least donated articles of clothing to help the homeless.
Bloomfield College Giving Day Raises Over $32,000
The day exceeded expectations with 200+ donors, which included members of the Board of Trustees, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends, raising over $32,000.
Today is Bloomfield College Giving Day
Today marks Bloomfield College's first Giving Day. The College's goal is not only to raise funds, but, to increase campus participation and pride for the institution.
Bloomfield College Supports NJ and College Board Higher Ed Partnership Initiative
Bloomfield College encourages its prospective students to sign up for free, personalized SAT Practice on Khan Academy.

Bloomfield College Student's Story Featured on NPR

Gloria and her family
 
Gloria Rodriguez’s journey to Bloomfield College was spread far and wide by the Teacher Project, an education reporting fellowship at Columbia Journalism School, in partnership with Chalkbeat and WNYC. Rodriguez shared her story as an undocumented student with NPR.
 
Rodriguez was the 2016 valedictorian of West Caldwell Tech High School and is currently enrolled in the Honors Program at Bloomfield College. She attended Essex Community College and applied last spring as a transfer student at a number of four-year institutions.
 
She was accepted to several, but did not think she could attend due to finances. According to the article, her father migrated from Puebla, Mexico 18 years ago and supports his wife and five children on roughly $30,000 a year.
 
According to NPR, “when Governor Murphy signed a law in May giving undocumented immigrant students access to state financial aid for college, Rodriguez was prepared. The 22-year-old Orange resident had been working toward this moment for nearly a decade -- about the same time it had taken the law’s supporters to get the bill passed.”
 
Under this new New Jersey law, students can use its financial aid at both its public and private universities within the state. She successfully enrolled at Bloomfield College and aspires to be a special education teacher.
 
“It's something that I know that I have the patience for,” she said in the interview. “And I would do anything to help someone who needs my help.”