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Alumni Association

The Ramapo Alumni Association is a non-profit organization that serves Ramapo College of New Jersey and its many alumni, students, parents and friends. Through our programs, the Alumni Association promotes a spirit of fellowship among alumni, provides a continuous flow of information on the progress and needs of the College, and encourages alumni support for its advancement.

Board of Directors


  • Carolyn Merkel ’78, President
  • Richard McDowell ’77, Vice-President
  • Jill Stanley ’06, Secretary


Board Members

    • Kim Albano ’82
    • Brittany Carroll ’09
    • Edward Chapel ’77
    • Jonathan Marcus ’93
    • Kathleen Moskin ’97
    • Peter Pastras ’81
  • Kristen Potanka ’10, ’12
  • Peter Seminara ’00
  • Donna Mainardi Singer ’78
  • Scott W. Stahlmann ’79
  • Debra Stark ’94, ’02

Board Committees

Admissions Committee

The Admissions Committee will develop and implement opportunities to support the recruitment of students to Ramapo College. Members of this committee will work closely with Enrollment Management, Admissions administrators, and the Alumni Recruitment Chapter (ARCH) program.

Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee will work closely with Institutional Advancement to communicate the College’s successes. The committee will also develop a legislative advocacy program in close coordination with the President’s office and will continue to support the efforts of New Jersey College Promise.

Alumni Connections Committee

The Alumni Connections Committee members will attend and support alumni regional, corporate, networking, and fundraising events. Members will help grow event attendance and support by reaching out to fellow alumni and assist in the development of regional and corporate alumni chapters.

Career Services Committee

The Career Services Committee promotes opportunities for alumni to provide assistance to students through career exploration, internships and cooperative education experiences, career networking, and mentoring opportunities. Members will work closely with the Cahill Career Center on campus.

Resource Development Committee

The Resource Development Committee will work to identify and implement activities that achieve the financial goals of the Alumni Association, Foundation, and College. Among priorities are increasing the Alumni Scholarship Endowment and Alumni Service Scholarship Endowment Funds. Committee members will encourage fellow board members to make an The Fund for Ramapo College contribution. In addition, committee members may make calls for the phone-a-thon, sign letters for The Fund for Ramapo College direct mail campaign, identify potential alumni benefactors and funders, and assist with cultivation.