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(Mahwah) — Monica Chammings of Washington, NJ, a junior majoring in international business at Ramapo College of New Jersey, was recently named the first recipient of the Haband Oaks Scholarship. Chammings, a 1998 graduate of Warren Hills Regional High School, has a cooperative education position in the Marketing Department at Haband Company.

The Haband Oaks program at Ramapo College is believed to be the largest corporate scholarship endowment at any state college or teaching university in New Jersey. Also setting it apart from other programs, the Haband Oaks Scholarship provides 80 percent tuition coverage for students during their junior and senior years, paid on-the-job-training in their field during school terms, summers and breaks, and possible post-graduation job opportunities for participants.

“My parents, who founded Haband 75 years ago, could never afford college themselves, but in those days, hard work was enough to make oneself a success,” said Duke Habernickel, president of Haband Company. “Today, international trade and corporate job requirements take so much more. With our own history in mind, we feel a real duty to help high-energy young people with limited financial resources to develop as business leaders of tomorrow.”

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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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