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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 9, 2007

John D. McMahon; A.J. Sabath ’93 and Lawrence and Theresa Salameno are Honorees

(Mahwah) – The Ramapo College Foundation’s 2007 Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner, held Saturday, March 3 at the Rockleigh Country Club, raised more than $212,000 for scholarships, programs and research, while honoring four distinguished citizens for their leadership and commitment to higher education: John D. McMahon, President and CEO of Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.; A.J. Sabath, Chief of Staff to the President of the New Jersey Senate and a 1993 alumnus of Ramapo College; and Lawrence and Theresa Salameno, benefactors of the establishment of the Salameno Spiritual Center at Ramapo.

The annual benefit dinner raises funds for student scholarships, College programs and faculty research.  “We are grateful and appreciate the contributions and support from this year’s honorees, donors and participants.  The funds raised through this dinner will help to provide the resources that make the difference in Ramapo’s quest for educational excellence,” said Thomas O. McGurn, chairman of the Ramapo College Foundation Board of Governors.

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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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