Letters to Our Heroes with Mackin RAs Amy and Jaime
On Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2017, and in the spirit of thanking the brave men and women who have served our country, Mackin Hall Resident Assistants Amy and Jaime hosted an event to write letters to our serving soldiers. The letters made were sent to the Operation Gratitude Organization in California, which handles the placement of letters to servicemen and women, past and present. Operation Gratitude puts the letters in with care packages and gives them to our soldiers.
Students Enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner Served Up by EMSA
All students were invited to enjoy an early Thanksgiving Dinner on November 14, 2017 in the Birch Tree Inn. The dinner was served by the leadership team of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (EMSA): Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Dean of Students, Assistant Vice Presidents of Marketing and Communications, and Student Success, and the Directors of Ramapo College Admissions, Ramapo College Athletics, Ramapo College Career Center, Center for Health and Counseling, Ramapo CSI, Ramapo College Educational Opportunity Fund Program, Financial Aid, Office of Specialized Services (OSS), Public Safety, Ramapo College Residence Life, and Student Conduct.
Kay Ulanday Barrett Delivers Keynote for Queer & Trans History Month & Disability Awareness Month
On October 25, 2017 The Women’s Center hosted an event for Queer & Trans History Month & Disability Awareness Month with keynote speaker Kay Ulanday Barrett. Barrett is a poet, performer, and educator, navigating life as a disabled pin@y-amerikan transgender queer in the U.S. with struggle, resistance, and laughter. Barrett has been featured at colleges and on stages globally, including Princeton University, The Chicago Historical Society, and UC Berkeley. Barrett’s Honors include the 18 Million Rising Filipino American History Month Hero 2013, Chicago’s LGBTQ 30 under 30 awards, Windy City Times Pride Literary Poetry Prize, and Finalist for The Gwendolyn Brooks Open-Mic Award.
Annual Trunk or Treat Welcomes Kiddies to Trick-or-Treat
On October 27, 2017, Commuter Affairs sponsored the College’s 3rd annual Trunk-or-Treat! Various organizations on campus decorated trunks to prepare for trick-or-treaters from area elementary schools t for a safe, inclusive and fun environment to go trick-or-treating. There was free food and candy, music, and various contests.
Founders' Day 2017 Marks Ramapo College's 48th Birthday
President Mercer, the Board of Trustees, and the Student Government Association invited the College community to celebrate the College’s 48th birthday on Founders' Day, November 8, 2017. The festivities included a photo booth, a caricaturist, tie dye t-shirts, games, music, and of course, the annual ceremonial cake!
Class of 2018 Attends Countdown to Commencement
Graduating students celebrated their Countdown to Commencement on October 23, 2017. With approximately 200 days to go to graduation, there was food, Monday Night Football, corn hole, photo opportunities, and free t-shirts for the first 100 attendees to celebrate the class of 2018.
Hype Night Introduces Ramapo College Basketball
On October 17, 2017, students came down to the Bradley Center to enjoy Hype Night. There they met the 2017-2018 Roadrunner basketball teams, played games, competed in contests with the players, and received chances to win money for the Bookstore.
Ramapo’s Men’s Soccer Faces Up Against CCNY
On October 4, 2017, the Ramapo College Men's Soccer team won their match with a 7-1 victory over The City College of New York on the Athletic Fields. To check out the stats and learn more: www.ccnyathletics.com/news/2017/10/5/mens-soccer-rampo-de...
Theta Phi Alpha “Gives Cancer the Boot” with a Cut-A-Thon
The sisters of Theta Phi Alpha hosted a cut-a-thon and bake sale on October 5, 2017 to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. The sorority brought in professional hairdressers to give hair cuts and give pink extensions to promote the cause. All who attended the event were also able to purchase pink-themed baked goods and make donations for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Ramapo Celebrates National Coming Out Day with Pridefest
On October 11, 2017, the Women’s Center hosted Ramapo College’s first ever Pridefest at the Grove in celebration of National Coming Out Day. Allies of the Ramapo College LGBTQ+ community joined in on the fun and met with on and off campus partners whose services are LGBTQ+ focused and/or LGBTQ+ friendly. Partners include: Garden State Equality, The Pride Network, Ramapo Pride, The Women’s Center, The Office of Equity and Diversity Programs, Diversity Peer Educators, and many more! This event is part of Queer and Trans History Month.