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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 18, 2012

(MAHWAH, NJ) – A group of Ramapo College student volunteers have spent nearly every Wednesday this semester at Oasis: A Haven for Women and Children in Paterson, NJ, a non-profit community-based organization that offers disadvantaged women and children a GED program, work readiness classes, after-school child care, food and clothing pantries as well as lunch and dinner meals.

Senior Lauren MacDonald, of Hoboken, NJ, a student coordinator in the College’s Community Service Center (CSC), initiated the volunteerism after she saw that Oasis needed math and science tutors for its GED program and additional volunteers for the after-school child care program.

Volunteers for this semester include Nicole Alvarado of Pompton Lakes, NJ, Jenna Crincoli of Glen Gardner, NJ, Rebecca Gokberk of Neptune City, NJ, Sarah Kenyon of Ridgewood, NJ, Tiffany Liang of Montville, NJ, Alexandra Marin of Hackensack, NJ, Candace Mitchell from Hammonton, NJ, and Emily Schnier of North Brunswick, NJ.

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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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