Harrison school district offering free lunches
As part of the Harrison School District’s mission to meet the nutritional needs of all Harrison students during the shutdown due to COVID-19, freshly made free grab ‘n go breakfasts and lunches are available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m and 1 p.m. at Harrison High School, 401 Kingsland Ave.; and Washington Middle School, 1 N 5th St.
HCCC students and alumnae nominated for scholarships
Hudson County Community College student Rimsha Bazaid and alumna Kailyn Segovia-Vazquez have been nominated for the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society All-USA Academic Team scholarship. Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievements of students at associate degree-granting colleges.
The PTK All-USA Academic Team recognizes high-achieving students who demonstrate academic leadership and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. Twenty team members from throughout the United States are named each year, with each receiving a $5,000 scholarship.
Nominees to the All-USA Academic Team may also be considered for the Coca-Cola Academic Team, New Century Scholars Programs, And All-State Academic Teams.
Bazaid is a Jersey City resident who will graduate with an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting degree in May. She plans to transfer to New Jersey City University. Her leadership activities include serving as the Director of Community Service Outreach for the Student Government Association, Treasurer of Sigma Kappa Delta, Vice President of Beta Alpha Phi, participation in the Goldman Sachs Local College Collaborative Program, mentoring in the HCCC Student Success program, and volunteering at community service events such as Earth Keepers, HCCC student service events and Hunger Free Bayonne.
Segovia-Vazquez is a Bayonne resident who earned her HCCC Associate of Arts degree in Theatre Arts in December. Her HCCC leadership activities included Honors Institute events, and Honors in Action projects. She is now studying Marine Biology Behavioral Husbandry and Theatre Arts at Montclair State University.
HCCC student receives PTK Walgreens pharmacy scholarship
Hudson County Community College (HCCC) student Rahma Gado has been awarded the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Walgreens Pharmacy Technician Certification Scholarship. The award will cover the cost of the pharmacy technician certification exam fee.
The new PTK Walgreens Pharmacy Technician Certification Scholarship recognizes PTK members who are enrolled in Allied Health or Pharmacy Technician programs, and intend to take the pharmacy technician certification exam. Gado is one of just 35 students to receive this award.
As a Pharmacy Technology major, she will receive her Associate of Applied Science in Health Science degree in May. She plans to continue her education and study Biological and Biomedical Science at Rutgers University-Newark. Her HCCC leadership activities include STEM Club; Chemistry Club; Student Government Association; HCCC Food Pantry; PTK chapter gardening projects at Liberty State Park; and tutoring in Jersey City Head Start.
Mamoun’s Falafel launches “Buy One, Feed One” initiative
Mamoun’s Falafel, a New York City institution, is holding a “Buy One, Feed One” fundraiser through April 30 to support the New Jersey neighborhoods in which they operate. For each falafel sandwich purchased at select New Jersey locations, Mamoun’s will make a donation to Community FoodBank of New Jersey to cover the cost of one meal. Guests are encouraged to order takeout, curbside pickup or take advantage of contactless delivery through the Mamoun’s website, Uber Eats, Grub Hub and DoorDash.
Participating Mamoun’s Falafel locations in New Jersey are located at 300 Washington St., Hoboken; 20 Witherspoon St., Princeton; and 305 RT 17S, Suite 3207, Paramus.
Jersey City native serves aboard USS Harry S. Truman
Airman Norris Snipe of Jersey City, assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72, recently served on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Red Sea. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
Local inducted into honor society
Lekesha Morton, of Jersey City, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Morton was initiated at Fordham University.
NJCU foundation appoints new members to the board
The New Jersey City University (NJCU) Foundation announced the appointment of Lissiah Taylor Hundley and Aisha Thomas-Petit to the NJCU Foundation Board of Directors.
Hundley serves as the Head of Strategic Partnerships and Client Fulfillment for DiversityInc. She manages corporate partnerships and supports product development, account management, survey development, and partner events. Hundley joined DiversityInc. in July. She previously served as the Vice President of Workforce Diversity and Inclusion, University Relations, and Military Hiring for Comcast Cable.
Thomas-Petit serves as Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer for ADP. She is also the Chair of the Sustainability/CSR Steering Committee and VP and Secretary of the ADP Foundation. She was previously the Division Vice President of Human Resources for ADP Major Account Services and Canada, which provides human capital management solutions to midmarket clients in the United States and cross-market clients in Canada.
Jersey City resident recognized as LVC Student-Athlete
Tyriek Garcia of Jersey City is one of nearly 200 student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen during the Winter 2019-2020 sports season. Garcia, a graduate of Marist High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science at Lebanon Valley College.
Garcia was a member of the men’s basketball team. LVC posted an 11-14 overall mark in 2019-20, including a 6-10 conference record. The Dutchmen won their annual Rinso Marquette Tournament after defeating Mount Aloysius 60-46 in the championship game.