Academic Affairs in the Community


The Office of Academic Affairs was out and about in the community this winter. Our faculty took important roles at several events, while our students did their part at a Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce program, pictured above.

Dr. Akil Khalfani, Director of the Africana Institute, took the time recently to discuss the memory of Nelson Mandela at a Black History Month program at West Orange High School.  His talk focused on Nelson Mandela and his dreams, as well as “the idea of freedom.” The presentation concluded with “Ubuntu,” a South African humanitarian view.

Assistant Professor/ Counselor Daphne Benyard participated in the Women’s Federation for World Peace International’s Conference on the Status of Women, held March 18 in the United Nation’s Delegates Dining Hall and the UN Church Center in New York. The conference was a celebration of Women’s History Month. Ms. Benyard is an Ambassador of Peace with the Women’s Federation for World Peace.

Nursing students had the opportunity to put their training into practice at the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey’s Health & Wellness Fair held March 14 at St. Peter’s University, in Jersey City. The students conducted blood pressure screenings during the event, which attracted more than 50 exhibitors for a day of sharing information on pressing health issues in the community. In addition, representatives from the College’s offices of Recruitment, Educational Opportunity Fund and Continuing Education were on hand promoting ECC.

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