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Bergen Community Student From River Edge Recognized By Honor Society

Samuel Desind
Samuel Desind Photo Credit: Bergen Community

RIVER EDGE, N.J. -- Samuel Desind of River Edge was elected Distinguished Chapter Officer of Phi Theta Kappa at Bergen Community College.

He was among five student and faculty leaders who achieved international and regional recognition.

Bergen Community College’s Alpha Epsilon Phi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society of two-year institutions, recently earned recognition as one of the top 30 chapters in the world.

The awards were announced at the honor society’s annual conference – “NerdNation” – April 7-9 in Maryland.

Nearly 950 current students have earned entry into Bergen’s honor society chapter by maintaining high GPAs and completing community service projects. During the last year, the chapter has championed poverty as its signature issue.

Nationwide, approximately 91 percent of Phi Theta Kappa members earn an associate degree or transfer to a four-year institution, compared to the national rate of 38 percent. The organization provides its three million student members with $37 million in transfer scholarships each year.

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