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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 22, 2010

(MAHWAH, N.J.) – Ramapo College of New Jersey will be hosting a benefit concert for the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. The “Haiti: Ramapo Cares” Benefit Concert will be held on Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m., in the Sharp Theater in the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus.

The Ramapo College Chorale, CantaNOVA and Skylark will join special guest The Three Part Invention Bluegrass Band, as well as various student bands, Haitian guests and more for the benefit. Concert proceeds will be used for a Haiti scholarship program, which was a major initiative of the Ramapo Haiti Relief Committee, a group of students, faculty and staff whom have been meeting regularly since the earthquake in Haiti to develop realistic ways the Ramapo Community can aid in the relief efforts. The Haiti Scholarship program will sponsor two Haitian students to attend Ramapo College on a full scholarship.

The “Haiti: Ramapo Cares” Benefit Concert tickets are on sale now through the Berrie Center Box Office, and are $20 for premium seating, $10 for adults and $5 for students. The concert is sponsored by the Ramapo Chorale, the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Music Entertainment and Industry Student Association (MEISA) in conjunction with the Ramapo Haiti Relief Committee. The concert is open to the public.

For further information about the concert, please call the Berrie Center Box Office at 201.684.7844 or email Ramapo Chorale director, Lisa Lutter at: llutter@ramapo.edu. For media inquiries, contact Anna Farneski, assistant vice president, Marketing and Communications, 201.684.6844.

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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 CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, 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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