PCCC Students Named to 2022 New Jersey All-State Academic Team
PCCC students Delia Casamenti and Ashely Diaz have been named to the 2022 New Jersey All-State Academic Team and were among the 38 students from NJ community colleges recognized at the NJ Community College Scholars Celebration held April 28 in Trenton by the New Jersey Council of Community Colleges (NJCCC).
Additionally, Ashely is one of eight students recognized by PTK and the Coca-Cola Foundation with scholarships as part of the USA All-State Academic Team competition.
Team members were nominated by their college administrators based on academic achievement, leadership, and engagement in college and community service through Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for two-year colleges.
“These students truly exemplify the true power of community colleges,” says Dr. Aaron Fichtner, NJCC president.
Ashely is majoring in Human Services/Social Work and has served as PTK’s Middle States Regional President (2020-2021).
“Passaic County Community College offered a clear path through Phi Theta Kappa to become a servant leader for my community,” says Ashely. ”PCCC has helped to shape me as an individual and plays a pivotal role in my development as a young adult.”
Delia, a Liberal Arts/Psychology major, has served as president of Alpha Eta Chi, the PCCC chapter of PTK, and says that PCCC has impacted her life in ways she could not have imagined before.
“Upon joining the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, I was given the opportunity to gain leadership, public speaking, and networking skills,” explains Delia. “Not only did I gain a support system, but I was able to form relationships with faculty that have given me the confidence I needed to thrive in my academics.”
Both Ashely and Delia will graduate from PCCC with their associate’s degrees next month. We wish them continued success on their academic journey and know they will continue to make PCCC proud of them.
(Photo caption) NJ Community College Scholars Celebration – The PCCC Team (l to r)
Andy Perales, PTK Co-Advisor; Gregory Fallon, Dean of Liberal Arts; Delia Casamenti; Ashely Diaz, Jennifer Gasparino, PTK Advisor; Dr. Steven Rose, PCCC President