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Ramapo College EOF 50th Anniversary

On November 3, 2018, Ramapo College of New Jersey will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program.  The statewide EOF 50th Anniversary theme is, “Honoring our Past, Sharing our Present, and Shaping our Future.”  EOF alumni, EOF scholars, current staff and former EOF Ramapo College staff will come together to recognize this momentous occasion. The Ramapo College EOF 50th Anniversary celebration will be held on November 3rd at the Ramapo College Trustees Pavilion from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Cocktail attire is requested. 

The Ramapo College EOF 50th Anniversary Celebration serves two purposes.  First, we will celebrate 50 years of the Educational Opportunity Fund assisting highly motivated, first generation, low income students attend and graduate from college.  Secondly, any additional proceeds from the event will benefit the EOF Scholarship Fund.


Ticket Information:

“The EOF 50th Anniversary Alumni Celebration event is sold out. Please join us for the complimentary reception on Friday, November 2nd at the Double Tree Hotel’s Boom Burger Restaurant on Route 17 in Mahwah New Jersey. The complimentary reception will start at 6:00pm”


Hotel Information:

We have a special Doubletree Mahwah group rate of $115 (plus taxes) for Friday, November 2, 2018 and Saturday, November 3, 2018. This special rate ends on October 19th, so book your rooms before that date. Hotel reservations can be made by going to:  On Saturday, November 3rd a complimentary shuttle will run between the Doubletree Hotel and the Ramapo College Trustee Pavilion.  The shuttle will start at 4:30pm and end at 10:30pm.


Join us for the EOF Alumni & Friends Welcome Reception on Friday, November 2, 2018

A complimentary reception for Ramapo EOF alumni & friends will be held at the Doubletree’s Boom Burger restaurant at 6:00pm.


EOF Trailblazer Nomination

Nominations are now open for Ramapo College EOF Alumni Trailblazers.

All EOF alumni who graduated from the Ramapo College of New Jersey are trailblazers.  Against all odds, they were the first in their family to earn a bachelor’s degree.  EOF Alumni set the standard for their families and their communities.  They excel in their field, positively affect their community, and know the value of sharing their knowledge with others who were once like them.  Ramapo College EOF Alumni Trailblazers are dreamers, achievers, and outstanding individuals.


Ramapo EOF Alumni are encouraged to nominate Ramapo College EOF Alumni who are doing great things, in great professions, or are just worthy of a nomination.  Self nominations are also encouraged.  Nominations must be submitted by September 24th.  All nominees will be notified and recognized at the Ramapo College EOF 50th Alumni Anniversary Celebration on November 3rd. Go to

We are truly excited about the EOF 50th Anniversary celebration.  We hope to see you there!


Give to the EOF Scholarship


EOF Mission

The mission of the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program is to provide highly motivated students who exhibit the potential for success, but who come from families/communities disadvantaged by low income and a lack of quality educational preparation necessary to attend college, access to a four-year college degree. The EOF program provides such students full-time admission to Ramapo College, and the support needed to maintain continued enrollment through graduation. This support includes grants and scholarships minimizing the financial burden of college attendance, and services designed to foster academic success, promote social responsibility, and involve students in connecting their education to the world of work and or graduate study.


Ramapo College EOF Director Barbara Harmon-Francis with former Governor Thomas Kean, creator of the Educational Opportunity Fund Program.