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Winter 2022 Feature

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The (anti)Social (dis)Connection

President’s Message

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A Q&A With Ramapo President Cindy Jebb

Dr. Cindy R. Jebb became the fifth president of Ramapo College of New Jersey in July 2021. Dr. Jebb retired from the U.S. military after 39 years of service at the rank of Brigadier General, Professor Emerita, and as the first woman Dean of the Academic Board at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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College News

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Roadrunners Make Headlines This Fall

After being away from the playing field for months due to pandemic-related restrictions, the Roadrunners put in some very impressive performances this fall season, including earning conference and regional honors and even several program firsts.

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Foundation’s 34th Annual Golf Outing

Attracts Largest-Ever Number of Players

Ralph Mastrangelo and Tom Srednicki Receive Havemeyer Presidential Leadership Award.

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Peter P. Mercer Learning Commons Opens ⇢

The Peter P. Mercer Learning Commons was officially opened on September 22…

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Ramapo Partners with Non-Profit to Provide Laptops to Students in Need ⇢

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Planned Giving ⇢

You, too, can plan ahead – for your future and Ramapo’s…

Faculty News

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Good Reads

What Professors are Writing

Ramapo College faculty have been busy expressing their thoughts through the written word.

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Alumni News

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Alumni Give Back

Thanks to the generosity of Ramapo College alumni, new scholarships that benefit deserving students are established every year.

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It’s All About Being Positive for Alumnus Clifton Shambry ⇢

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Ramapo Nursing Alumna Megan Chan Named NJBIZ “Nurse of the Year” ⇢

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Chance Meeting Leads Alumnus to New Career Path ⇢

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Alumna Maria Marino is Camera Ready for NY Sports Fans ⇢

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Alumnus Jim Klein’s Career Has Been a Sweet Success ⇢

Class Notes


ROGER J. MULLER, JR. (Environmental Studies) was featured in in May where he talked about his organization, Lionfish Divers, which works to educate the public on the environmental dangers of lionfish, an invasive species, and their impact on the oceans. Roger is an avid scuba diver who has completed 111 diving certifications from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors and the National Association of Underwater Instructors.


STEVEN B. ROSNER (Business Administration) was featured in a February article about his sports marketing firm, 16W Marketing, LLC. The company, headquartered in Rutherford, represents Boomer Esiason, Phil Simms, Howie Long, Cris Collinsworth, Bob Papa and other prominent names in professional sports.


CHRISTINE L. RUSIN (Communication Arts) was inducted into the Warren County Hall of Fame. She owns media company Parashoot Productions which has completed over 500 media productions for corporations, hospitals and businesses. She is also a poet and fine art photographer. Christine volunteers for many non-profit organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Boy Scouts of America and St. Patrick’s Church.


VICTORIA VALLO (Literature) was honored by the Wayne Education Association for 25 years of service to the Wayne public schools. Victoria has been a teaching 6th grade English at Schuyler Colfax Middle School since 1996 and has been a team leader for 23 years.


KATRINE ALIHA BECK (Political Science) was honored by the New York State Bar Association with the Trial Lawyers Section Annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Vanguard Award. The award, which was established last year, honors a trial attorney who has made extraordinary efforts in addressing and raising awareness about issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. Katrine co-founded a women-owned litigation firm and has served as mentor in her profession for many years. Her volunteer activities include serving on the board of Girls Inc. of Westchester that supports girls from underserved communities. Among other honors, Katrine was named to Crain’s New York Business “Notable Women in Law” and to the Business Council of Westchester’s list of “40 under 40 Rising Stars.”


STEPHEN A. DELLOSTRITTO, JR. (Biology) is a new graduate of the SUNY College of Optometry. He was honored with the Dr. William M. Eisenberg Memorial Award for Excellence in Ocular Disease.