President Cindy Jebb smiling during the Presidential Inauguration ceremony

Winter 2023 Feature

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The Inauguration of Cindy Jebb


Short Read 

Ramapo College Investigative Genetic Genealogy Center:

Where Students Become DNA Detectives to Solve Cold Cases

Investigative Genetic Genealogy Center group
Ramapo’s Newest Dean
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Ramapo’s Newest Dean and The Transformative Power of The Arts

Gross Center
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Q & A with Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Director Jacob Ari Labendz

Center for Data, Math and Computational Studies
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The New Center for Data, Math and Computational Sciences

Im-peck-able Research COPLAC
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Ramapo undergrads present at regional conference


The College Tour cast and students
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The College Tour Episode

First-Generation Student Center
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Ramapo College Opens First-Generation Student Center to Serve a Changing Student Demographic

Award-Winning ENACTUS group
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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop:

Award-Winning ENACTUS Keeps on Innovating


Ramapo Students Research Beer Yeast
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Ramapo Students Research Beer Yeast

Ramapo College Faculty published books

Voices Amplified:

Faculty Research, Publications and Presentations


Ramapo's track star, Cheicka Traore racing
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A Sprint to the Finish Line:

Traore’s Record Breaking Collegiate Career

Four men standing together on the green for the Inaugural Golf Outing
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Inaugural Golf Outing Is A Hole in One

Softball Team grouped together
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A Look Back at Ramapo Athletics – Spring and Fall 2022

Foundation Focus

Distinguished Citizens Gala
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Distinguished Citizens To Be Honored This April

Giving Tuesday logo with Arch icon
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Ramapo’s Tight-Knit Community Helps Break Giving Tuesday Record

DeSilvas of Liberty Dealerships
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DeSilvas of Liberty Dealerships Honored at 2022 at 35th Annual Foundation Golf Outing

Group of Ramapo Alum at Bar-A
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Alumni Bar A Gallery

Then & Now

Men's Hock team past and present
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Men’s Ice Hockey

Class Notes


William A. Hanisch, Jr. (Biology) was recently inducted into the Butler High School Hall of Fame along with seven other distinguished alumni. William is retired principal of Butler High School where he also taught science and served as assistant coach for soccer and wrestling. Following retirement, he served as district data manager and head of the Butler Recreation Commission


Catherine M. Scangarella (Marketing) joined the advisory board of Xcelerate, Inc., a medical technology and innovation acquisition firm. Cathy is chief business development officer and sector lead for Life Sciences at Choose New Jersey, a nonprofit economic development organization. She served as deputy chief of staff to former Lt. Governor Guadagno, and director of state marketing at the New Jersey Business Action Center, among other positions. Cathy is a member of the Research with New Jersey advisory board and the Innovation New Jersey Coalition. She was named among the ROI-NJ Influencers: Women in Business and Economic Development in 2021.


Marc D. Nawyn (Philosophy) joined the law firm of Foley Hoag LLP’s New York office as counsel in the business department. Previously, he was an associate at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. Marc earned a Master of Philosophy degree from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.


Danielle McCartan (Liberal Studies) was featured in a recent article about her dual roles in teaching and sports media. Danielle teaches Italian at Franklin Avenue Middle School in Franklin Lakes and also serves as an on-air host for WFAN Sports Radio. In addition, Danielle coaches softball at the school where she teaches and is a member of the advisory board of the Italian American Baseball Foundation.


Delina E. Agnosteva (Economics and International Business) has joined the faculty of the Smeal College of Business at Penn State as assistant professor of finance; she had been assistant professor of economics. She holds a doctorate in economics from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.


Jonathan Lee Lancaster (History, 2016; MAEL, 2021) received a Fulbright Distinguished Award for Teaching and participated in its research program, spending 3 1/2 months in Vietnam studying the Vietnamese perspective on the Vietnam War. He also received a NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship to South Africa to study the history of apartheid. Jonathan is a social studies teacher at Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro.

Ramapo College Magazine Team: Winter 2023 - Volume 24, Issue 1

Christopher Romano

Managing Editor & Creative Director:
Lisa Ambrose

Digital Designer:
Angela Moore

Lies Chartier

Lisa Ambrose; Cairenn Binder; Andrea Buser ’06; Lies Chartier; Diane Couzens; Angela Daidone; Ken Goldstein; Jacob Ari Labendz; Kate Levin ’05; Uma Mahalingam ’18; Maya Peacock ’24; Rachel Pinton ’01; Christopher Romano; Nicole Videla

Peter Bonilla, P&M Photo; Andrea Buser ’06; Samuel Calabrese ’23; Kira Constantine ’23; Ian Dubac, Ian Matthew Photography; Janelle Ferraro ’14; Rich Formicola; Jose Hernandez; Carolyn Herring; Liz Kloak MA ’16; Peter Rice; Stockton Photography