October 14, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 15 ����� in business Northern Jersey Ear, Nose & Throat Associates Nancy Schuring of Devon Fine Jewelry The women and audiologists of Northern Jersey Ear, Nose, & Throat Associates orthern Jersey Ear, Nose, & Throat Associates is a full-service Ear, Nose and Throat Disorder Medical Specialty practice. Specialties include the diagnosis and treatment of patients who experience imbalance, dizziness, tinnitus, hearing loss, and other hearing disorders. In addition to medical specialty care, Northern Jersey ENT operates full-service Audiology and Hearing Aid care. Our audiology staff includes Dr. Ayo Ogunlusi, Dr. Valerie Kriney, Dr. Kathleen Lee, Dr. Judith Knutsen and Dr. Linda DiLiberto. Our audiology assistants are Kathy Martinelli and Jennifer Seymour. We specialize in state-of-the-art hearing instruments that are affordable, efficient, and discreet. Our Midland Park office is located at 44 Godwin Avenue, Suite 300. Call (201) 445-2900 extension 2016 today to set up a confidential complimentary consultation. Mention code “DUAL,” or call our Teaneck office at 201-837-2174. N ancy Schuring, owner of Devon Fine Jewelry, is constantly expanding her offering of exquisite jewelry while she extends a helping hand to the community at large. Nancy is still donating a portion of her gem sales to The Devon Foundation, a non-profit organization she established after a 2008 gem hunting trip to Madagascar. While she was collecting sapphires, aquamarines, garnets, and other unique gems, she visited the Institute of GemNancy Schuring and Julie ology of Madagascar. There, she learned how $517 could change the lives of Madagascar’s women and handicapped residents who are learning gemology and lapidary, and she began to raise funds for scholarships. From Oct. 29 through 31, Nancy will host The Devon Dog Show, a benefit for the Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. in Oakland. Devon will feature realistic gold and enamel dog charms, bracelets, and necklaces; gold and enamel cat charms; and sterling silver cat and dog charms. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the no-kill shelter. This event will also include a pet photo gallery. A winning pet will be selected from the gallery, and the pet’s owner will receive a $100 gift certificate. Nancy welcomes area residents to bring their old jewelry to be redesigned by Devon’s staff, or sold. Anyone who may want to sell jewelry is invited to view “Getting the Most from Selling Your Old Jewelry” on devonfinejewelry.com. Devon remains the exclusive source for several fine jewelry lines, including the Devon Original Designs. In addition to the largest selection of colored gemstones in the area, Devon carries the world’s top three diamond lines: Hearts on Fire; The Kwiat Diamond Jewelry Collection, and the Christopher Designs Cris-Cut line. Visit Devon at 303 Franklin Avenue, Wyckoff Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10-6; Thursday until 8; and Saturday, 10-5. Call (201) 848-8489 or visit devonfinejewelry@aol.com. N Christy Delaguerra heads financial aid department at Eastwick College in Ramsey hristy Delaguerra helps people with their higher education aspirations, working to make sure they get the best support possible through the Financial Aid Department at Eastwick College in Ramsey. Thanks to her, new students can spend more time working on their education and less time worrying how they’re going to pay for it. Delaguerra credits the college (previously the HoHoKus School of Business and Medical Sciences) for her success, and wants to make sure others have similar opportunities to achieve their career goals. She was a single mom waitressing and bartending to make ends meet when she decided to enroll in the school’s business administration program in 2001. “I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, when a friend who had attended the medical program here suggested I give the school a try, and here I am, seven years later,” said Delaguerra. Following her graduation from the 18-month program, President Thomas Eastwick realized Delaguerra’s potential and hired her in the financial aid office. Now the Director of Financial Aid, Delaguerra takes pride in helping students sort out their financial situations and getting them the financial assistance they need to attend school and pursue their career goals. “A lot of people are coming back to school and need help to pay for it. Many are looking to change career paths because there are no jobs in their field,” Delaguerra explained. Her office had grown tremendously in recent years, as her staff work hards to stay on top of new financial aid opportunities and changes in existing programs. Eastwick College was recently approved to offer associate degrees in addition to their certificate and diploma programs, allowing students to apply for state TAG grants (state) and federal PELL tuition grants –– many qualify for both at the same time. Loan programs, such as NJ Class and Direct Loans, often pick up what the other programs don’t cover, and vocational or unemployment benefits C Christy Delaguerra may even cover part of the tuition. Despite the wide variety of financial aid opportunities available to students, many colleges often only provide minimal help. Christy and her department at Eastwick College, however, provide personalized financial aid assistance. “We meet with every student to explore whether they qualify for financial aid. We give them an estimate and then do all the follow-up paperwork,” she added. “We process everything for them.” This approach helps potential students focus more on their their career goals and less on paperwork. Eastwick College offers associate degree programs that can be completed in as little as 15 months, a significant advantage considering that a traditional associate degree takes about two or more years and a bachelor degree can often take up to six years to finish. Recently the college has made headlines, gaining approval from the New Jersey Board of Nursing to offer a registered nursing degree program. Eastwick College is the first private proprietary college in the state to earn this approval, making them a vital resource for those seeking to become a registered nurse. In addition to registered nursing, Eastwick College offers degree programs in surgical technology, health information technology, cardiovascular technology and allied health. The new registered nursing degree program follows a long history of medical education and training at Eastwick College and the HoHoKus Schools campuses, both owned and operated by Eastwick Education. “We’ve earned a large amount of respect among healthcare organizations in the area thanks to the focused programs we’ve developed for key occupations such as ultrasound technology, medical assisting, licensed practical nursing, surgical technology, medical billing and coding, and bilingual hispanic nursing,” explains Eastwick, president of Eastwick Education. “This new registered nursing degree comes as the result of extensive collaboration with the medical community to ensure that it provides the best training and career opportunities for our graduates.” To learn more about Eastwick College and its new LPN to RN Bridge registered nursing degree program, call 201327-8877, visit eastwick.edu/RN or stop by the campus at 10 South Franklin Turnpike in Ramsey.