Victor Ruthig is a Ph.D.* genetic researcher who got his start at Cumberland and has been on an incredible trajectory ever since. With a solid STEM foundation from Cumberland, he went on to study biology and German at Rutgers and then to the University of Hawaii where he earned his Masters and Doctorate in reproductive biology from the Burns School of Medicine. He has been invited to present his research at national and international conferences and will begin a post-doctoral fellowship at Duke University in the fall of 2016.
“I am staunchly proud of my associates degree from Cumberland,” Victor says. “CCC has consistently proven to be a top notch foundation for all of my academic and professional aspirations.”
Major League pitcher Joe Zanghi got his start at Cumberland County College before being signed by the New York Mets organization in 2016. He came to the Dukes baseball team as a catcher, but the college’s coaching staff thought his pathway to a professional career would be as a pitcher. Through hard work and great coaching, Joe made the conversion, became a Region 19 first-team all-star and is now at the start of what will hopefully be a long major league career, pitching for the Mets’ minor league Brooklyn Cyclone team.
Now working for one of the leading cancer centers in the nation, Danielle Hughes is a 2010 Cumberland nursing graduate. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Wilmington University and did training rotations at Nasha Cancer Center and Inspira Health Network. Today Danielle is a Registered Nurse in Oncology and Hematology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper University Hospital.
Just four years after his graduation from Cumberland, Guillermo Martinez is employed by the largest professional services network in the world. The Bridgeton resident studied Business Administration at Cumberland and then moved on to Rutgers University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in accounting. He now works with the international firm, Deloitte as an auditor.
Amanda Padro is one of the newest employees of Dassault Falcon, a world leader in the production of business jets. Padro graduated from Cumberland in 2010 and moved on to Rutgers University where she studied English and Comparative Literature. After jobs in New York as a project manager and here in Cumberland County with the federally-funded GEAR UP program, Amanda has begun the newest chapter of her career as a member of the U.S. sales and marketing team for Dassault Falcon.
WILMINGTON UNIVERSITY AT CUMBERLAND:
BS Behavioral Science, BS Business Management, BS Criminal Justice, BS Liberal Studies, BS Human Resource Management, BS Nursing, BS Psychology MSN, MA Elementary Special Education