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Bloomfield College, PBA Raise Money for Veterans During Tank Pull Challenge
Bloomfield College and the Bloomfield PBA joined forces in The Tank Pull Challenge. The team raised $1,500 for veterans.
Bloomfield College Names Lecture Hall After Philanthropic Trustee
Bloomfield College is excited to announce that College Hall 016 has been renamed Marren Lecture Hall, after Trustee Joanne T. Marren.
An Online Bookstore is Coming to Bloomfield College
This student-focused move, which will replace the institution’s current physical bookstore, will streamline online ordering and supply superior customer service.
Bloomfield College Announces Certificate Programs in Court Reporting
Beginning in the fall, these stackable certificate programs will prepare students for careers in closed captioning and transcript writing (certificate one), and judicial court reporting (certificate two).
Dr. Marcheta Evans: Bloomfield College's History-Making 17th President
On June 1, Dr. Marcheta P. Evans officially became the 17th president of Bloomfield College. Dr. Evans is both the first woman and African American to lead the College in its 150-year history.
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 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.”