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44th Annual Commencement

CLASS OF 2016 - SPOTLIGHT ON OUR GRADUATES
RASHA SHAHIN

Rasha Shahin

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Information Technology/Web Design

She dreamed of earning
a college degree in the U.S.

 
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Cagatay  Oncu

Cagatay  Oncu

Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts /English

His valedictory drew a
standing ovation.

 
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Muhabet Nazar

Muhabet Nazar

Associate in Arts Degree in
Liberal Arts/Criminal Justice

“Every day at PCCC, I learned something new,” says Muhabet, who practiced law in her native Turkey and hopes to become a New Jersey lawyer specializing in International Business and Trade. “I want to inspire others with my story,” she says.

 
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Mohamed Abdelghany

Mohamed Abdelghany

Associate in Science Degree in
Liberal Arts/Biology

“I wasn’t a serious student in high school,” says Mohamed. But when a broken leg ended his dreams of an athletic scholarship, he changed his ways. Transformed into an honor student, the aspiring doctor/public official won a full tuition scholarship to Rutgers.

 
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Miguel De Jesus

Miguel De Jesus

Associate in Arts Degree in
Liberal Arts/ English

Over 28 years ago, Miguel believed his chance to attend college was gone. In September, the award-winning past president of Phi Theta Kappa honor society will attend Seton Hall University on a full scholarship with plans to become an English professor. Inspired BY PCCC professors who gave him direction, Miguel says, “I want to be that compass for others.”

 
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Emelita Bardzell

Emelita Bardzell

Associate in Applied Science Degree
in Health Science

When her father suffered a heart attack, Emelita tried to administer CPR but could not save him. That awakened her childhood dream of a medical career. The former businesswoman plans to continue her education to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. “I want to be able to save lives,” she says.
“There’s a magic in healing.”

 
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Alexa Pezzuti and Ashley Pezzuti

Alexa Pezzuti and Ashley Pezzuti

Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts/Humanities

Twin grads earned twin degrees and aspire to healthcare careers.

 
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