As a first generation college student, Tavia Williams came to Essex County College extremely focused on her goals. The Jamaican born Tavia certainly accomplished all her goals while at Essex student, which including serving as an officer in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and tutoring her classmates in English and accounting.   A member…

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College Choice has designated Essex County College the 50th Best Community College for 2017. Essex was the only New Jersey two-year school to be ranked by the Eugene, Oregon-based independent publication that helps students and their families find their right school.   There are more than 1,400 community colleges in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of…

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As Loretta Amaral took more and more engineering, mathematics and other science courses at Essex County College, she noticed that the number of women in each class was getting smaller. “I felt it was just not happening for women overall; no one was pushing us,” said the Mechanical Engineering major.   So Loretta figured it…

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