NJCU Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) Honors 71 Undergraduates in Class of 2023

May 16, 2023
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JERSEY CITY, N.J. | On May 12, the New Jersey City University (NJCU) ​​Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) held its 2023 graduation ceremony for this year’s program graduates who will earn degrees at Commencement on May 30. The OSP program has been an integral part of the university since 1968 when the Educational Opportunity Fund was signed into law in New Jersey.

During the ceremony, ​​
Sabrina Magliulo, OSP/EOF Director and Dominique Smith, ASCEND Director, each offered remarks as did Interim President Andrés Acebo. The keynote speaker was Douglass Bailey ‘05, NJCU OSP Alumnus, who is one of two graduate students to participate in the program (along with Anchal Patel, M.S.-Business Analytics/Data Science).

This year’s 71 undergraduate graduates are:

  • Adeshola Adedeji (B.A.-Psychology)
  • Samoussiyo Agbere (B.S.-Health Science)
  • Michael Ajenifuja (B.S.-Accounting)
  • Emmanuel Akinbowale (B.A.-Biology)
  • Arlene Albert (B.S.-Public Health Education)
  • Ayisha Alhassan (B.S.-Public Health Education)
  • Maria Alvarado (B.A.-Sociology)
  • Paige Bishop (BFA-Art-Painting-Drawing)
  • Chandler Brown (B.A.-Media Arts)
  • Laila Brumant (B.S.-Marketing)
  • Tyvera Bryant (B.A.-Music Business)
  • Richard Castillo (B.S.-Accounting)
  • Abigail Charles (B.A.-Psychology)
  • Amina Chohan (B.A.-Psychology)
  • Evelyn Criollo Barros (B.S.-Biology)
  • Enrique Cuevas (B.S.-Exercise Science)
  • I’mani Dawkins (B.S.-Management)
  • Kimberly De Leon (B.A.-Biology)
  • Samuel De leon (B.S.-Management)
  • Abigail Deleon (B.A.-Psychology)
  • Mohamed Drame (B.A.-Psychology)
  • Kamola Fayzullaeve (B.S.-Biology)
  • Ashley Florentino Ortiz  (B.S.-Criminal Justice)
  • Kira Flores Murillo (B.A.-Psychology)
  • Matthew Garcia (B.S.-Criminal Justice)
  • Adriana Gijon-Cruz (B.S.-Marketing)
  • Ana Gonzalez (B.A.-Psychology)
  • Rosaura Gonzalez (B.S.-Global Business)
  • Austin Henry (B.A.-Psychology)
  • Madeline Herrera (BFA-Graphic Design)
  • Jhakeer Johnson (B.A.-Sociology)
  • Jerard Johnson (B.A.-Mathematics)
  • Mahquella-Felyce Jones-Mitchell (B.A.-Sociology)
  • Kevin Jones (B.A.-Media Arts)
  • Jacqueline Keys (B.A.-Sociology)
  • Linda Laboy (B.A.-Psychology)
  • Anthony Lombana (B.S.-Accounting)
  • Amanda Lopez (B.A.-Spanish)
  • Camila Martinez (B.A.-Psychology)
  • Charlene Martinez (B.A.-Psychology)
  • Victoire Mayama (B.A.-Political Science)
  • Shouhaybou Mbow (B.S.-Computer Science)
  • Celso Mejia (B.S.-National Securities Studies)
  • Steven Montero (B.A.-Psychology/Sociology)
  • Shabely Moran (B.S.-Computer Science)
  • Mabel Moreira (B.A.-Psychology)
  • Ebrahim Mostafa (B.S.-Entrepreneurship)
  • Sabina Nelson (B.A.-Psychology)
  • Danielle Nickerson (B.S.-Accounting)
  • Koreana Nixon (B.S.-Criminal Justice & BSW-Social Work)
  • Jose Perez (B.S.-Accounting)
  • Mihadily Polanco (B.S.-Marketing)
  • Ramon Regalado (B.A.-Psychology)
  • Justin Reyes (B.S.-National Securities Studies)
  • Alberto Rios-Perez (B.S.-Criminal Justice)
  • Tiffany Rivera (B.A.-Sociology)
  • Sheyla Salazar (B.S.-Criminal Justice)
  • Eva Same (B.A.-Sociology)
  • Maria Sanchez (B.S.-Criminal Justice)
  • Monica Sarker (B.S.-Criminal Justice)
  • Hassan Shahzad (B.S.-Management)
  • Bakir Shakoor-BSW-Social Work)
  • Janiya Smith (B.S.-Global Business)
  • Jada Smith (B.A.-Media Arts)
  • Mariam Solieman (B.S.-Biology)
  • Kirolos Tawfeek (B.S.-Computer Science)
  • Herol Valcin Jr. (B.S.-Criminal Justice)
  • Justyn Vallin (B.A.-English Creative Writing)
  • Joskairy Vasquez (B.S.-Criminal Justice)
  • Jasmine Veliz (B.A.-Sociology)
  • Jacqueline Zhinin (B.S.-Entrepreneurship)

About NJCU:
New Jersey City University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to the development of our students, our city, our communities, and our state. We are a game-changing force for our students and have been recognized as one of the top colleges in the nation improving their upward economic mobility. Whether enrolled in one of our undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral programs at our three locations, NJCU students have access to an affordable, diverse environment, and an exceptionally supportive faculty. This prepares them to go on to become the next generation of workers and leaders who improve their communities and the State of New Jersey.


Ira Thor
, Associate Vice President for University Communications (interim) | ithor@njcu.edu | 201-200-3301

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