RCBC Barons have stories to tell. Read some of them here. #WeAreRCBC #BehindtheBaron

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a collage of Jay Varga's projects and photos of him delivering food to hospitals
a collage of Jay Varga's projects and photos of him delivering food to hospitals

“I wasn't comfortable taking people's money during COVID, especially while I was still sharpening my skills, but then a light bulb went off. I could sell my pieces with all proceeds supporting a local business, while simultaneously benefitting frontline workers. I ended up using the money earned to order catering packages from Waller's Deli in Tabernacle to deliver to healthcare workers at Virtua,” Varga shared.

Thursday, July 30, 2020
Kashai Phillips, Bobbie Beitz & Stephanie Berdugo-Hernandez
Kashai Phillips, Bobbie Beitz & Stephanie Berdugo-Hernandez

“Attending RCBC has allowed me to be a part of the EOF program which has helped me with affordable education in order to continue my education and achieve my degrees,” she shared. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Nygel Wells
Nygel Wells

“Just being there (at RCBC) for a year, there have been so many positive encounters. I have a good relationship with all of my professors, and they’ve pushed me to persevere. They saw potential in me that I couldn’t see in myself,” Wells said.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Tony Hubbard
Tony Hubbard

“My proudest memory is when I ran a campaign to become the first Vice President of Student Concerns in the Student Government Association,” Hubbard shared. “This is when I started to understand the true influence of government, even at the collegiate level. Through this experience, my mother and girlfriend (now wife) were able to see me receive the highly selective New Jersey Martin Luther King Junior Commission Scholarship.”

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Jane Cheslo
Jane Cheslo

“My career plans upon graduation are not sharply defined, but the most important part of this journey is the path forward. I started at RCBC looking for a way to improve my avocational musicianship by taking a couple of classes,” Cheslo shared. “I had thought that the doors to completing a degree were no longer open to me. Being here, I discovered that my ability to succeed and thrive in an academic setting is alive and well. I've also learned that, with flexibility in the vision, a path forward to completing my education is possible!”

Thursday, May 28, 2020
Emily Devereaux
Emily Devereaux

“Most of my memorable experiences at RCBC have to do with the relationships I developed with my professors, including but not limited to Dan Dellmyer (physics), Terrence Sherlock (chemistry/organic chemistry), Dr. Katharine Milani (microbiology and Bio III) and Anne Tokazewski (ecology),” Devereaux recalled. “These professors stood out to me not just because of their knowledge, but because of their willingness to treat me with respect, as an equal; to answer my questions and emails promptly and fully; as well as to be kind, understanding and open.”

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Piper Hudspeth Blackburn
Piper Hudspeth Blackburn

“It was more affordable for me to attend RCBC than the other colleges I received admission to, and I figured that the quality of education for my general education courses would be comparable, and even better because classes would be smaller,” Hudspeth Blackburn said. “It was also more financially feasible for me to live and work at home while attending school that first year.”

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Justin Foster
Justin Foster

“When Rowan College at Burlington County announced the 3+1 option in Inclusive Education, that sealed the deal for me. It sold me, and I’ve been sold on RCBC ever since,” Foster recalled. 

 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Timothy Wilkinson
Timothy Wilkinson

“When this (pandemic) hit, I realized I had a set of skills that could be beneficial to the community. And when the call was put out for volunteers, I think it took me fewer than three minutes to respond,” Timothy recalled. “Since then, we’ve tested over 2,500 Burlington County residents. It’s been a lot of work, but it’s also been very rewarding. This is exactly what we had been training for.”

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Shanni Prutchi
Shanni Prutchi

“There’s no other way to live in a society than to think about other people,” she emphasizes.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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