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The Transfer Fair Day 2: Guiding Students to Their Future by Paul Angel Perdomo and Jadelyn Villa

Updated: Apr 10

On April 4th, PCCC’s transfer fair was held for a second time, located in the Paterson Room. It was yet another collaboration of colleges that Passaic County partnered up with to provide information, benefits, and easy transfer for future PCCC graduates who wish to continue their education. This specific day had the largest list of college delegates, featuring booths from The College of New Jersey, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, Ramapo College, Rutgers University Newark & New Brunswick, Seton Hall University, Felician University, Rider University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and William Paterson University.

Nora McCarthy; a Transfer Specialist and Passaic County Community College Coordinator for Ramapo College gave details of the EOF College Fair and helped students who are looking to transfer to Ramapo or pursue one of the 3 + 1 programs or 2 +2 VSW programs. 


Representing FDU is Lisette Garcia; Executive Director of the EOF programs at FDU, both the Metropolitan and Florham campuses located in Jersey City. Lisette provides the information about the EOF program at FDU, the benefits of the program, and sees if there are any students interested in transferring. The Metropolitan campus has an engineering program and Florham has a criminology program. Both campuses have the liberal arts and humanities and an array of offerings that are provided, for transfer students as well as initial students.  

Brian Switay, representing the College of New Jersey, which has about 7,000 students in Ewing, provides information about their transfer programs with Passaic County Community College. The college itself has grown over the last few years for its popular majors; education, childhood to special education, speech pathology, deaf and hard of hearing, and psychology. As well as; Accounting, Engineering, Computer Science, and most recently Management.  

Helping out Ryder University is Anthony Dominguez. detailing that Ryder is a mid-size private liberal arts college located in Lawrenceville at Mercer County, Ryder University has some of the most popular majors; education and business programs. In business, they have an accreditation through AACSB, and that accrediting body represents some of the best business programs on a global scale. They actually have an accreditation for business administration and accounting and the college is one of only 2% of colleges on the planet that have dual accreditation. The AACSB holds very high standards and a part of keeping that accreditation is constantly and continually innovating in the business program.  

Aniyah Parks is the Assistant Director of EOF Recruitment at Seton Hall University, located in South Orange. It’s a small to midsized university with over 90 majors for prospective students as a Catholic private institution. The EOF program accepts incoming freshmen and also transfer students. Under the program; there are PreMedical and Pre-Dental Plus Programs.  

Gina Defalco acts as the Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions for Felician University located in Bergen County and the college has four different schools; School of Nursing; with accelerated traditional nursing. School of Business, School of Education, and School of Arts and Sciences. It has over 60 majors and they offer very generous scholarships. 

The Recruitment Coordinator of the EOF Web program at NJCU is Loyda Goldston, and they assist students with the seamless transfer process. George Fernandez is the Associate Director for Transfer Admissions and he works with all transfer-related issues and transfer students. NJCU is located in Jersey City and has two campuses; the main campus is located in Jersey City and the School of Business is located on the Jersey City waterfront. Its popular majors are business, nursing, national and cyber security, social, and education.  

To summarize, the second day of the transfer fair saw another expansive group of colleges that PCCC has partnered up with in providing information from majors to benefits.  

Don’t miss out on the final two days of the Transfer Fair, April 11th and April 18th! Any questions can be directed to our Director of Transfer Services Liz Harrison and Transfer Specialist Carolyn Jimenez.

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