HCCC Alumni Angel Beebe Wins 2022 Kaplan Leadership Scholarship

One thing Hudson County Community College (HCCC) graduate Angel Beebe loves more than science is encouraging black women to pursue careers in this underrepresented field. She works tirelessly to achieve her academic and leadership successes and wants to help others do the same.

In May, Angel graduated with honors from HCCC with a degree in Chemistry. Angel is a recipient of the 2022 Kaplan Educational Foundation (KEF) Leadership Scholarship to be used to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree at her College of Elite Smiths in Massachusetts.

Founded in 2006, the Kaplan Leadership Program helps high-potential, underrepresented, and low-income community college students achieve associate’s degrees, successful transfers, and bachelor’s degrees in the nation’s most selective schools. We help you obtain The program offers comprehensive tutoring, academic advisory services, leadership and career guidance to help participants expand their personal goals and ultimately achieve leadership roles in their profession and community. We focus on a comprehensive approach to providing training, cost of living grants, and other resources and support.

“This year’s cohorts are non-traditional students, recent immigrants, first- and second-generation English as a Language (ESL) learners, as well as fields in education, STEM, computer science, medicine, law, and others.” said Norvia Delgado, Executive Director of KEF. She is “thrilled to continue removing barriers and providing access to higher education for talented and motivated individuals.”

Based in North Bergen, Angel began her educational journey at HCCC in 2020, working towards broader and more ambitious goals. She joined the Student Union in her first semester at HCCC and rose from Senator to Records Manager to President. She has also served as Vice President of her HCCC chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and participated in the Bridges to Baccalaureate (B2B) Peer Leader Program and the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Angel worked part-time as an academic coach at the university, helping to complete a research project on 2020 racial injustice and social movements and the impact of social media. Always on the lookout for those in need, Angel organized a Thanksgiving canning drive and collected about 200 canned goods for her local homeless shelter. She said she is very proud to be part of HCCC. This is from everything she has gained academically, socially, and learning how to be a leader.

HCCC Chairman Christopher Lieber said: He said that in addition to being recognized as a Kaplan leader, Angel has received the Hudson County Government and his S-STEM Scholarship, Midstate Regional Scholar Award, National Leadership Association Award and Success Award. She has also been named on the HCCC Dean’s List twice.

“From the beginning, Angel has been leading by example,” said Gabriel Morillo, Angel’s friend, 2022 graduate and Fellow Kaplan Scholar of Bronx Community College. “Once she becomes the first forensic scientist in her family, she wants to focus on empowering black women to enter the field and add much-needed representation to their communities. I have.”

“I think what inspires me most about my major is how much you can do with it. It can all be very different,” Angel said. of orator, HCCC’s student newspaper adds the following advice for other students:

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