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Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner to Benefit Ramapo College Students, Capital Projects and Faculty

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 1, 2007

John D. McMahon; A.J. Sabath ’93 and
Lawrence and Theresa Salameno are Honorees;
The Bud Maltin Orchestra to Entertain

(Mahwah) – The Ramapo College Foundation’s 2007 Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner, to be held Saturday, March 3 at the Rockleigh Country Club, will honor four distinguished citizens for their leadership and commitment to higher education: John D. McMahon, president and CEO of Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.; A.J. Sabath, chief of staff to the president of the New Jersey Senate and an alumnus of Ramapo College; and Lawrence and Theresa Salameno, key supporters of Ramapo College who are instrumental in the establishment of an on-campus Spiritual Center.

The Bud Maltin Orchestra, whose repertoire includes rock, disco, swing, Motown, Latin, reggae, standards and R&B, will provide entertainment.

The annual benefit dinner raises funds for student scholarships, college capital projects and faculty research. The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner program, dancing and a silent auction. For more information, please contact the Foundation office at (201) 684 – 6834 or email

Biographical Information About the Honorees
John D. McMahon of Westchester County, NY is president and CEO of Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. He previously served as senior vice president and general counsel of Consolidated Edison, Inc., its parent company. He joined the company in 1976 as an attorney in the Rate Proceedings department. In 1992, he received Con Edison’s “Loving Our Values” award, the company’s highest employee award. He has been closely involved in the utility industry restructuring. McMahon is active in community and professional organizations and serves on the board of directors of the Rockland Economic Development Corporation, the board of the New Jersey Utilities Association and Ramapo College’s Foundation Board of Governors.

A.J. Sabath, of Cherry Hill, NJ and a 1993 graduate of Ramapo College, is the chief of staff to the president of the New Jersey Senate and is the only alumnus of the college currently serving on its Board of Trustees. He has served as commissioner of labor and workforce development for the State of New Jersey and was director of constituent relations and intergovernmental affairs and senior research associate for the New Jersey Senate Majority Office and the New Jersey General Assembly. Sabath is a member of the State Board of Examiners for master plumbers and served as an executive member of the Capital Planning Commission and a board member of the School Construction Corporation.


About Ramapo College

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 comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per 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, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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