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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 29, 2004

(Mahwah) – Study abroad programs provide a valuable educational opportunity and often leave a lifelong impact on students who participate in them. This is particularly true of Ramapo College of New Jersey alumni who traveled to Costa Rica as students.

The College’s Alumni Association will host a reunion for all students who participated during the past 14 years in the study abroad program to Costa Rica. The event is scheduled Sunday, April 18 at noon in The Pavilion on campus.

Alumni and their spouses, children and friends are invited to attend. A Costa Rican-style lunch will be held in the Trustees Pavilion. Dr. Richard Lowell, an associate professor of biology and director of Ramapo’s study abroad program to Costa Rica and Central America, will present a slide show about the country’s ecology. There are also children’s activities planned.

The cost for the reunion is $15 for adults and $25 for families. Participants are encouraged to arrive early to share photo albums and reminisce about their experiences in Costa Rica.

For further information or to make reservations, please contact Kathleen Mainardi, director of the Office of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, at 201.684.7179. Requests may also be sent via e-mail to kmainard@ramapo.edu.

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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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