Campus pursues new goals throughout 2015
The statue of baseball great Jackie Robinson near Branford Hall’s Jersey City campus is an inspiring reminder to students to always strive to reach well beyond their grasp. A recent Open House at the campus revealed some ways that Branford is helping their students to just that.
The campus is under new leadership, thanks to the arrival of Alfred Parcells, a 22-year veteran of New Jersey’s education system who brings a background in the U.S. Military to the table, as well. Parcells arrived in early December, and went to work immediately, working with his team to create a welcoming environment where the students were the focus.
The Jersey City campus features an exciting new look and various upgrades to both the graphic design and computer networking departments (among other things). The central class building, located at 40 Journal Square in the heart of downtown, also is equipped with 265 computer terminals, all of them providing web accessibility.
A renewed emphasis on learning
A great deal of Branford, Jersey City’s 2015 initiatives are geared toward developing an atmosphere where students can feel excited about learning, and eventually embarking on a new career.
The idea is to support incoming students from the moment they arrive. In that spirit, the Jersey City campus has recently added an array of updated equipment, a refurbished academic setting, modern resources, and instructors who are dedicated to helping each student succeed.
Graphic design wing has an energetic new look
Along the fourth floor of the central class building, hallways run bright with vibrant new decor, most of it compliments of the graphic design department.
A natural skylight is part of the building’s unique modern architecture, overlooking a main foyer that branches off into several fully-equipped computer labs, a campus library, and a break room/common area where students are always welcome to convene.
Programs to choose from
Branford, Jersey City continues to offer a wide range of career-focused programs to choose from – Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Computer Networking & Security, and Graphic Design/Animation.