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Justin Schoopachevich
Justin Schoopachevich

“It was here that I met Professor Dave Wilson, who has guided me along this incredible path,” Schoopachevich said. “He saw my dedication and strong work ethic and sent all the different job opportunities my way. It wasn't until the second or third job offer that I was able to get an actual interview, which happened to be an intern position at none other than Lockheed Martin! I had my interview, and it went wonderfully. I am proud to say on June 28, I started at Lockheed as an intern, and on September 7, I became a full-time engineering technician for the company. I always believe everything happens for a reason, and it is the people you meet in life that also create your destiny. I am forever grateful for Professor Wilson’s goodwill and selfless determination to help a student achieve his dreams of success.”

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Skylar Brotz
Skylar Brotz

“I went to school in Delran for most of my life, so RCBC has always been in my peripheral,” Brotz said. “I am transferring to The College of William & Mary for the spring 2022 semester, but being the oldest of five kids, it was a great affordable option for me and allows me to work full time, as well. I am taking all online classes, but all of my professors are fantastic and have made learning a very enjoyable experience!”

Thursday, October 14, 2021
Joanly Ortiz Ocasio
Joanly Ortiz Ocasio

“Being Hispanic makes you work harder. You need to prove to yourself and others that you are capable enough to do what they do. When I found out I got a scholarship to Rowan College at Burlington County, the first thing that crossed my mind was ‘Why me?’. And then I looked back and remembered all my struggles, from coming to a country and leaving my family behind (just me and my kids here), to learning the language and going back to school knowing just the basics in English."

Thursday, October 7, 2021
Ryan Pachucki
Ryan Pachucki

“My best experience at RCBC was making new friends,” Pachucki said. “My friend Jay and I met in chemistry lab, and we have been friends ever since. I recently attended his wedding, and it is wonderful to see how one class turned into a lifelong friendship.”

Thursday, September 23, 2021
Marisol Peralta
Marisol Peralta

“Being chosen to host the cooking demo for Hispanic Heritage Month is definitely my most memorable experience at RCBC,” Peralta said. “It’s really an honor to represent the Latin culture for this month.” 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Desmond Keefe
Desmond Keefe

“I want to make the culinary and hospitality programs at RCBC the best in the state. I plan to connect with local businesses and create partnerships and collaborations. I will be looking at organizing events and competitions in the culinary building in the near future. In addition, I have plans to bring in visiting chefs to present demonstrations for students.” 

Monday, September 20, 2021
Nailea Villarini
Nailea Villarini

“I chose RCBC because it was the only school in my area that offered culinary and pastry classes at an affordable price,” Villarini, of Pennsauken, said. “I pay out of pocket, and it has been great to attend a community college that offers classes on what I love to do.”

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Mason Buckalew
Mason Buckalew

“I am fortunate enough to have amazing parents who already have given a great deal so that I have the opportunity to follow my dreams, but with this scholarship, it certainly lightens the load on my behalf and only influences me to keep going for it,” Buckalew shared. “I am extremely thankful!”

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Solongo Boknov
Solongo Boknov

“By studying and working in the U.S., I improved my skills as a professional and learned what it means to be culturally humble and the importance of patient advocacy,” Boknov said. “I have no doubt it was all my professors' help that made the difference. The tips they taught me will help throughout my nursing career."

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Ciyhanni Robinson
Ciyhanni Robinson

“I love everything RCBC provides to its students, especially the beautiful campus, amazing professors and faculty and their 3+1 program,” Ciyhanni said. “Everyone here is very easy-going and friendly, which makes it a great environment to be a part of.” 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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