GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ — Students at Camden County College will soon be able to take advantage of a free shuttle service that will operate between the Gloucester Township and Camden campuses, county officials announced on Monday.
The service was the brainchild of student Hecmarie Berrios, a Camden resident who found it challenging to reach the Gloucester Township campus. Most of the nursing student’s classes are in Camden City, but she also needs access to the Blackwood campus. So she started a petition. After gathering 300 signatures, she presented her petition to the college, and her idea became a reality.
“Part of our mission at Camden County College is to be responsive to the needs of the community. We continuously enhance our programs and services to meet these needs,” Camden County College President Don Borden said. “It is our job to provide opportunities and reduce barriers for students. But when we can show students that their actions and hard work can make an impact, that is when we are truly doing our job as an institution.”
The shuttle comes courtesy a partnership between the college, the county and the South Jersey Transportation Authority. It will run Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning Jan. 17.
Camden County College is one of the largest community colleges in New Jersey and ranks among the top 100 nationwide in terms of associate degree graduates. It is recognized nationally as a leader in technology programs such as video game design/development and photonics. It has also been acknowledged for maintaining one of the lowest tuition rates of any college or university in the state or region.
Camden County College is known for responding to the changing needs of the communities and students it serves by continuously updating its programs and services to support the area’s economic development and residents’ professional and personal development.
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