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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 20, 2010

Cathleen Benko ’85, Gerry Guidice ’78, The Honorable Dennis McNerney
and Stanley Young Are Honorees

(MAHWAH) – The Ramapo College Foundation has announced the recipients of its 28th Annual Distinguished Citizens Award.  The honorees will be recognized at a dinner March 6 at the Rockleigh Country Club.

The honorees are Cathleen Benko of California, a 1985 graduate of Ramapo College who is vice chairman and chief talent officer for Deloitte LLP; Gerry Guidice of Robbinsville, New Jersey, a 1978 graduate of Ramapo College who is head of U.S. real estate for TD Bank; The Honorable Dennis McNerney of HoHoKus, New Jersey who is serving his second term as Bergen County executive, and Stanley Young of New York City, who is CEO, New York Stock Exchange Technologies and co-CIO, New York Stock Exchange Euronext.

The annual benefit dinner raises funds for student scholarships, faculty and student research opportunities and campus capital projects. The dinner will be held Saturday, March 6, 2010 at the Rockleigh Country Club.  The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception followed by a dinner program, dancing and silent auction.  Tickets are $400 per person; tables of 10 are $7,500 (Vice Chair) and $6,000 (Corporate).  Additional sponsorship levels and journal advertising are available.

For more information, please contact the Foundation office at 201.684.6834 or e-mail  For more information, visit the event’s Website,


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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