NORTH BERGEN – Mayor Nicholas Sacco received the inaugural Fairleigh Dickinson University Latino Promise Program Award of Appreciation Tuesday at the organization's “Halfway There” ceremony.
The ceremony marked the end of Latino Promise Program students’ sophomore year, making them halfway to receive a college degree. The program began in 2007 with a goal of overcoming traditional barriers to higher education for Latino students.
Sacco was chosen for the award because of his consistent support of the organization’s goals and missions of empowering Latino students, according to a press release. – Tricia Tirella