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They Started Their Success @ PCCC

Many PCCC alumni who have gone on to continued academic and professional success credit their achievements to the start they got at PCCC.  Read a few of our success stories.

Lora Fanda

“The STEM department was the main reason why I enjoyed studying at PCCC. STEM was a community where I could cultivate and share my curiosity and passion for all sorts of scientific fields.”

Lora started her PCCC journey in 2012 and soon after joined the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and became a tutor in the STEM department. She earned her bachelor of science degree (2017) in biomedical engineering with a minor in electrical engineering at Case Western Reserve University, and is now employed at New York University’s prestigious Langone Medical Center as a data research associate. She is also a member of the Society of Women Engineers and recently completed a competitive workshop on machine learning at the University of Catania, Italy.

Alex Medina Sosa

“The leadership opportunities I had at PCCC were amazing.”

Alex earned his Associate in Science degree in Business Administration and served as a valedictorian of the PCCC Class of 2017. A member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Alex received the Business Administration Graduate Award and the Robert A. Shea Memorial Graduate Award, given for outstanding leadership and service. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Rutgers University with the goal to return one day to his home country, Peru, in order to establish a non-profit organization that will offer financial guidance to families and entrepreneurs as well as teach financial literacy to students at an early age.

Olga Garcia

“ PCCC was the stepping stone of my education, projecting me to break barriers as a female engineer in a male-dominated field.”

Olga earned her Associate in Science Degree in Engineering Science at PCCC in 2001 and her bachelor’s and master’s of science in Civil Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. She is a certified municipal engineer and has worked in both the private and public sectors, notably as a transportation engineer for the NJ Meadowlands Commission, and later as a municipal engineer for the City of Passaic. Currently she is a senior engineer for Pennoni, a company based in the Greater New York area. Olga also serves on the executive committee of the  New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers.


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