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Bonner Scholar Achievements

Bonner Scholars at the College of New Jersey are also heavily involved in various extracurricular organizations, internships and exciting job opportunities. Below are a sampling of various accomplishments that our Bonner Scholars are working on or have experienced.

Nicole Thompson, Bonner Scholar Class of 2014

Nicole has been accepted to the prestigious internship program with the Academy of Televisions, Arts, and Science, also know as the Emmy’s Foundation, to work on Movies for Television out in Hollywood, CA. For more information on the program, visit http://www.emmysfoundation.org/internship-programs.

Regina Zick, Bonner Scholar Class of 2014

After graduating from TCNJ in just three years, Regina will serve as a full-time AmeriCorps member with the St. Bernard Project in New Orleans, LA. The St. Bernard Project is a longtime partner of the Bonner Institute, as first year Bonner Scholars work closely with the organization during their service trip to New Orleans in January each year.

Desiree Aviles, Bonner Scholar Class of 2013

Desiree began working at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in New York City at the end of August 2013.

Evan Bernat, Bonner Scholar Class of 2013

Evan was  accepted to the Bank of America in the Corporate Audit Analyst Program (CAAP).  The two year rotational program provides young professional with experience auditing different lines of business at Bank of America. Evan is the second TCNJ Bonner Scholar to take part in this program.

Randolph Portugal, Bonner Scholar Class of 2012

Randy was hired by Bonner Community Partner, El Centro de Recursos para Familias, as its Community Outward Reach Counselor. Randy worked with El Centro to maintain a strong relationship with the Bonner Institute and The College of New Jersey. Randy has since been hired by the Administration for Children and Families as the Bilingual Family Social Worker with Head Start.

Teresa Couto, Bonner Scholar Class of 2012

Teresa was awarded the prestigious Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship. Teresa submitted a winning essay explaining how her experiences and skills exemplify Dr. King’s legacy of civic engagement. Teresa is now a Nursing Assistant at Hackensack University Medical Center.

Katherine Avila, Bonner Scholar Class of 2012

Katherine was accepted into the competitive Teach for America program, dedicated to providing low-income students with successful educations. Katherine is working for Teach for America in Washington, DC, and is entering the second year of her service. For more information on Teach for America, please click here.

Rana Shariatdoust, Bonner Scholar Class of 2012

Rana was accepted into the competitive Teach for America program, dedicated to providing low-income students with successful educations. Rana successfully completed her Teach for America term in Philadelphia, PA, and received her Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ryan Gale, Bonner Scholar Class of 2012

Ryan was accepted into and successfully completed the Master of Science in Criminology program at the University of Pennsylvania upon graduating from TCNJ.

Victoria Thompson, Bonner Scholar Class of 2012

Victoria successfully participated in the Exchange Student Program at Northumbria University in the United Kingdom. Please visit the following link for an exclusive interview with Victoria about her experiences: Victoria Thompson – Exchange Student, The College of New Jersey, USA

Alex Berger, Bonner Scholar Class of 2011

Alex was accepted into the competitive Teach for America program, dedicated to providing low-income students with successful educations. After a year of serving with TFA, Alex found employment with American Civil Liberties Union in Washington, DC as a lobbyist.

Esther Brahmi, Bonner Scholar Class of 2010

Esther now works as a community partner after being hired by Isles, Inc. to help run their YouthBuild Institute program. For more information about the program, click here.

Ashley Rodriguez, Bonner Scholar Class of 2010

Ashley now works as a community partner after being hired by the GGrant94ft, Inc Academic Basketball Academy. For more information on this tutoring and life-skills training non-profit, click here.

Neil Hartmann, Jr., Bonner Scholar Class of 2008

Neil was hired by Bonner Community Partner, Isles YouthBuild. Isles Youthbuild provides an alternative education and youth development experience to 18-25 year old residents, most of whom were previously out of school. Located near the Battle Monument and the Henry J. Austin Health Clinic, Youthbuild offers high school classes, GED classes, life-skills sessions, personal counseling, construction skills training and much more. Neil is now working as a Construction Manager with the Youth Action Programs and Homes YouthBuild program in East Harlem. For more information about Youth Action, click here.

Morgan Tylus, Bonner Scholar Class of 2008

After working at the Bonner Center following graduation, Morgan became Bonner Community Partner as Director of Operations at Visitation Home, Inc., a residential home for adults with developmental disabilities.

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