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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 4, 2002

(Mahwah) – Students who received Toys “R” Us Scholarships recently were introduced to Richard Brown, vice president of corporate philanthropy at Toys “R” Us, at a luncheon at Rampao College of New Jersey. Scholarships established by Toys “R” Us, Inc. benefit second-year students who participate in the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program. These scholarships help relieve the debt burden that these students face upon graduation and help Ramapo College retain some of its most determined students. Since its inception in 1992 Toys “R” Us has raised and donated more than $40 million to organizations around the country that benefit children and young people.

Toys “R” Us Scholarships for 2001-02 are Hawa Jeneka of Newark, Christopher Mahoney of Bayonne, Angela Markline of Ridgefield Park, Ambar Ortega of Perth Amboy and Jasmin Maria of Elizabeth.

Brown joined Toys “R” Us in July 2001. Prior to that he was director of the Texaco Global Fund, executive director of the Texaco Foundation and director of community relations for Texaco on a worldwide basis. Before that he was manager of corporate contributions for Philip Morris Companies. He is a trustee of The Lincoln Fund, a director of the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers and a former Peace Corps volunteer.

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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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