Courtesy of bergen.edu Student recieving tutoring at the Cerullo Learning Assistance Center

Courtesy of bergen.edu
Student recieving tutoring at the Cerullo Learning Assistance Center

By News Editor Blair DeLong

The National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) has named the Bergen Community College’s Cerullo Learning Assistance Center as the best two-year school tutoring resource in the nation.

Bergen represents the first New Jersey school – four- or two-year – to earn the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award. Other NCLCA award winners include Clemson University and Texas A&M.

The College centralized its tutoring center in 1994 by Khairia Fazal, managing director of learning assistance. A donation from Bergen County residents Henry and Edith Cerullo led to a rededication of the student resource in 2003. Fazal will be accepting the award at the NCLCA’s 29th conference beginning on Oct 1, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Cerullo Center hosted more than 40,000 subject-specific and individualized tutoring visits in 240 courses last year. Approximately 7,000 students relied on a team of 150 professionals and peer tutors employed by the Cerullo Center to assist them via no-cost one-on-one, walk-in and in-class tutoring.

Dr. Bill Mullaney, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, said. “Winning the award is an external validation of the Cerullo Center’s exemplary service to students and truly places it among the very best learning centers in the country.”