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Bloomfield College Basketball Player Reaches 1,000 Career Points, Earns All-District Honor
Nick Davidson ’18 was named to the All-Metropolitan Writers Association (first team) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2017 Coaches' Division II All-District East Second Team.
Bloomfield College Faculty Member Wins Jackson Poetry Prize
Patricia Spears Jones has won a $50,000 prize. Judges praised the Brooklyn-based poet, whose previous honors include a Pushcart Prize, for her “sophisticated and moving” work.
Bloomfield College CAT Student Announces Debut Album, Listening Party
Roberts, who composed, produced, arranged, recorded, and engineered the six-track EP, will celebrate this accomplishment with a listening party on Friday, May 5.
Bloomfield College Unveils the Creative Arts & Technology Faculty Exhibition
The exhibit is open to the public through April 27, 2017 and is located on the second floor of the Bloomfield College library in the Scott H. Kaplan '02 Gallery.
Bloomfield College Hosts Panel of Goya Executives
The Goya Panel was moderated by Bloomfield College Board of Trustee member Hector Banegas, Senior Vice President/Senior Wealth Planning Strategist of Wells Fargo.
Basketball’s Leading Scorer Establishes Scholarship at Bloomfield College
Star athlete and Bloomfield College alumnus, Gage Daye '12, has established a scholarship at his alma mater designed for students hailing from Newark, New Jersey.
Bloomfield College Announces EOF Pride Day Speaker, EOF Advocate of the Year
Dr. DeGruy, a renowned researcher, educator, and author, will present on her work Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. James Harris, President of the NJ Association of Black Educators, will receive the EOF Advocate of the Year Award.

Honors students share study abroad experiences

Sociology major Jose Trucio and international finance major Carlos Gomez

Bloomfield College honors students Carlos Gomez and Jose Trucios regaled the Honors Program students with stories of their semester abroad experiences.

Gomez, an international finance major, spent the fall 2012 semester in France while Trucios, a sociology/criminal justice major, enjoyed Spain. Gomez studied in Annecy, France, located on the eastern border by Switzerland. He participated in an international program to fully immerse himself in the French language at the Institut Francais des Alpes. During his time there, Gomez traveled to neighboring countries with his classmates from South America, Sweden, Belgium, and Syria. He is interested in business practices in Europe and would like to bring these experiences to a corporate career in America. Now tri-lingual, Gomez anticipates continuing his education at the graduate level and as he says, “I want to break stereotypes of Hispanics in corporate America.” Gomez received the Rosemary Iversen Study Abroad Scholarship which helped to make this semester possible.

Trucios spent his semester at the University of Seville. A native Spanish speaker, he integrated easily into his classes. He took five classes in sociology and culture including religious cultures, international relations, and economics and culture. His goal was to fully immerse himself in a culture different than his own and understand the similarities and differences. He visited both Morocco and Italy during the semester and observed key differences in the way people communicated, dressed, and acted both in public and private. “Family values, especially communication, are extremely important to the Spanish,” he said. “During their siesta, families would spend the time talking rather than go off and do things on their own.” His travels were made possible by the Maureen Grant Study Abroad Scholarship and the College Consortium for International Studies. Emy Kamihara, director of the center for global studies and English for academic purposes says that the College Consortium for International Studies is highly competitive and only takes two to three students per semester nationally.