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Ramapo College Professor Emeritus and Ridgewood Resident Awarded Prestigious Canadian Award

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 6, 2005

(Mahwah) – Dr. Frederic Champlin, dean of the School of Administration and Business at Ramapo College of New Jersey announced that Dr. Joseph LeMay, a professor emeritus of international business at the College, was recognized by the government of Quebec, Canada for his research on the business environment in Quebec. Le Prix du Quebec” is one of the highest awards for academic research in the Canadian province.

LeMay received this honor at the National Assembly Parliamentary Building in Quebec City. He was recommended by his colleagues at the biennial Conference of the American Council for Quebec Studies.

His research focused on Hydro-Quebec, farmland preservation, U.S. and Japanese direct investment in Canada and the business environments of the smaller cities of Quebec including Trois-Rivieres, St.-Hyacinthe, Drummondville, The Gatineau-Hull Region next to Ottawa and Sherbrooke.

Professor LeMay received a bachelor of arts degree from Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree from Georgetown University and his doctorate from Fordham University. He resides in Ridgewood.


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

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

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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