The NJCBAA, New Jersey Collegiate Business Administration Association Honor Society’s Induction ceremony was held at the State House in Trenton on Friday, April 27, 2018.
The students in the photo from left to right of Professor Maria Aria, Business Honor Society Advisor are: Patrick McCrindle, Anh Nguyen, Lassana Sylla, Yasangika Bandaranayake, Laura Castillo. Students also inducted who could not attend the ceremony were Nadia Juncaj and Joshua Dunn.
New Jersey is the only state to have a state-wide Business Honor Society recognizing the top 1% of undergraduate students at two and four year colleges and universities throughout the state. The selection process includes not only being in the top 1% of Business students but other criteria must be met for membership. The inductees receive a blue cord, a pin in the shape of New Jersey that they can wear at graduation and a Certificate. Several local politicians also send the inductees certificates recognizing the student’s accomplishment.
The Business Deans throughout the student of New Jersey formed the Honor Society in May 2004 and the first class was the “alpha” class after the Greek alphabet. This year’s class is the “omicron” class.
Forty-nine Honors Program students traveled to Washington, D.C. with program directors, Nancy Raftery (English) and Jennifer Hoheisel (Philosophy) on March 23. This was the first visit to Washington for almost a third of the students. Students spent all their time in the Mall area and were free to choose which museums they wanted to visit, including the White House. They wrote short reports about their experience.
Eleven of our students were honored at the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund Graduate Achievement Award Ceremony on April 6 at Georgian Court University.
Srujiana Kanneganti, a 2016 graduate, was selected for the prestigious Mellon Undergrad Fellowship in curatorial studies through the Pennsylvania Museum of Art in Philadelphia. This fellowship is specifically aimed at students with diverse backgrounds from historically underrepresented groups in American museums.
Brian Lavoe, a current HVAC student at the Career & Technical Institute, received a job placement at Vaughan Comfort Services. Brian will remain in training through June 2018.
Brian Green, a CCC graduate, is now an adjunct faculty member for Temple and CCC. He is teaching a hybrid course for Temple University and traveled to Beijing over spring break to teach the face to face classes of the hybrid course, Systems Analysis and Design for IT Auditors.