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Message from the Dean Susan Hangen, Ph.D.
School of Human and Global Studies

Susan HangenGreetings G.O.L.D. – “Graduates  Of the Last Decade”!  We are eager to stay in touch with you and hear more about your lives after graduation.  Please reach out and share your career stories with us! There are a variety of ways for you to stay involved with HGS and help current students find their path in the world.

I am the new Dean of HGS as of July 1, 2017.  If you took Anthropology or International Studies courses during your time at Ramapo, you may have been in one of my classes,  as I was a professor here for 15 years before becoming the Dean.

There are exciting new developments in HGS . The new Topken World Languages Lab has opened in February 2018 and enhance language learning for students. Later this year, we anticipate launching a Philosophy major and a Certificate in Spanish for Health Care and Human Services. I hope you are able to come back to campus and see the vibrant learning community that continues to flourish here.

The academic programs we offer in HGS provide great opportunities for undergraduates. The value of our academic programs shines through in the post-graduation achievements of you, our alumni.

If you’re not already a G.O.L.D. member, please take a few moments to register using the form below:

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Welcome Ramapo Alumni G.O.L.D. from the Cahill Career Center

Exciting changes are underway at Ramapo College’s Career Center!

In January, the Cahill Career Center transitioned to a new career management platform called Handshake. Handshake is used by over 475 career centers nationwide including Stanford, Princeton, Brown and Berkeley.

Handshake gives Ramapo students and alumni access to a powerful network of national employers in addition to our established employer partners. In the 3 months since we introduced Handshake, the number of job postings – full-time, part-time and internships – increased by 134% from the same time period last year.

Alumni are welcome to join Handshake using their Ramapo College email address at the following link —

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March 2021

Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Ramapo College: A Roast of President George Potter and Faculty – An Online Film Viewing

March 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

On Saturday March 20, at 11 am the Mahwah Museum will show an eighty-minute film made in 1981 when Ramapo College of New Jersey celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a roast of its first president, George Potter.  The program will be played during a Zoom meeting, with the meeting opened to comments from the audience afterwards.  The screening is hosted by the Mahwah Museum and is free and open to all.   Registration is required; register at the Mahwah Museum website.…

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June 2021

Honoring and Celebrating Ramapo College and it’s Distinguished Citizens

June 5
Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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      Saturday, June 5, 2021 Join us as we honor five outstanding individuals for their commitment to higher education and their communities & celebrate Ramapo College of New Jersey. The event will be held on Ramapo’s award-winning campus. More Information

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Reconnect with Ramapo – Reunion Style Event

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Mark your calendar and be on the lookout for more information coming soon.  Sunday, June 6, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  A reunion style event for all class years.  Family friendly, tours of campus and see the new Peter P. Mercer Learning Commons.  

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  • Leadership: Your participation identifies you as a leader amongst your peers – and greater alumni participation increases value to your degree.
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