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Graduates you should meet

Meet some of our graduates who have shared their stories about the impact Thomas Edison State College has had on their lives. Our students and graduates have diverse backgrounds but all have one thing in common: the desire to achieve their educational goals.

Tonya Badillo, BA

Tonya Badillo, BA

“Thomas Edison State College changed the course of my family’s life. Within a week of completing my bachelor’s degree, I was promoted to Diversity and Literacy Manager at the Long Branch Public Library…”

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Brad Brezinski, BSAST

Brad Brezinski, BSAST

“After completing the degree, I was selected for Chief Petty Officer, which is a great honor for an enlisted member of the Navy...It allowed me to go on and pursue my graduate school goals…”

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Arthur C. Brooks, BA

Arthur C. Brooks, BA

“Thomas Edison State College's academic model was unique and useful to me, and it was the only effective way I could have earned my bachelor's degree…”

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Dr. Harry Carter, BA

Dr. Harry Carter, BA

“I was able to apply my education and advance my career as a captain of the Newark Fire Department…”

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Audrey Cooper, MSHRM

Audrey Cooper, MSHRM

“I believe that adult students value education more because we have a better understanding and appreciation of the cost and financial commitment. Scholarship support of non-traditional students seeking to advance their education is essential…”

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Gary Heavin, BSHS

Gary Heavin, BSHS

“Thomas Edison State College thinks out of the box. They've instituted a paradigm shift in education and have made quality education accessible to people like myself…”

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John McCann, BSBA

John McCann, BSBA

“Thomas Edison State College offered me the ability to complete my degree while simultaneously fulfilling my role as an executive on Wall Street…”

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Greg Milzcik, BSAST

Greg Milzcik, BSAST

“Thomas Edison State College was a perfect solution for me. In total, I banked credits from five different colleges to complete my degree…”

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Kristina Sisco Romero, BA

Kristina Sisco Romero, BA

“Thomas Edison State College gave me the opportunity to pursue my dreams on my time…”

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Michael Vagianos, BSAST

Michael Vagianos, BSAST

“I am grateful for the lasting impact my degree has had on my career. I believe in giving back to support the College's mission and its students…”

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Paula Vaughan, BSBA, MSM

Paula Vaughan, BSBA, MSM

“When I found TESC, as a potential student, I was grateful for the recognition that working adults needed a different approach to fulfill their educational goals…”

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Ernest Wooden, Jr., BSBA, MSM

Ernest Wooden, Jr., BSBA, MSM

“The College has provided a framework which encourages motivated adults of all stripes to grow in their understanding of the world…”

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