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Business Honor Society Hosts Annual Induction Banquet

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 25, 2005

(Mahwah) – The Delta Mu Delta National Business Honor Society hosted its 20th anniversary induction banquet on March 30 in the Pavilion on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Giving the keynote address was Ramapo College alumna Frances Hackett ’80, vice president, Administration and the Office of Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (OSGLI), Prudential Financial, and a member of the College’s Foundation Board of Governors and School of Administration and Business Advisory Board. She resides in South Plainfield.

Four student inductees spoke at the ceremony. Jasmina Bisanovic of Mahwah earned induction for the second time as an MBA, having earned induction as an undergraduate student. Thomas Gerlach of Oakland, who is enrolled in the College’s MBA program; Marta Izak of Westwood, who is in the College’s Marketing and Criminal Justice program; and Ralph Pena of Highland Mills, NY, a major in business administration/finance also gave presentations.

Dana W. Hildebrandt of Forked River, an accounting major, was selected by the School of Administration and Business as the 2005 Outstanding Student. The new inductees selected Dr. Teresa Hutchins, assistant professor of economics at the College as the 2005 Outstanding Teacher. This is the second time she has received the award.

Dr. Frederic Champlin, dean of the School of Administration and Business and an associate professor of management was recognized for outstanding service. Also recognized were Gail Brady, chairperson of the College’s Board of Trustees; Cathleen Davey, executive director of the Ramapo College Foundation; student Anthony Dovi; Dr. Kathleen Fowler, professor of English and women’s studies; and Bernard Milano, a member of the Ramapo College Foundation’s Board of Governors.

Fifty-five students were inducted at the March 30 event. They included:

Suzanne Armhold, Spotswood
Jessica L. Asgar, Rivervale
Michael A. Best, Mahwah
Elona Bogopolsky, Cresskill
Fernando Brens, Paterson
David Robert Brooks, Vernon
Cynthia Chasse, Green Brook
Vanessa Melo Cirne, Rutherford
James A. Clavijo, Clifton
Anthony J. Cusmano, Garfield
Yanina De Leon, Paterson
Brian Dikun, Rutherford
Genadi Enchev, Mahwah
Ruth Arlene Ferguson, Verona
Jill Leah Freudenfels, E. Brunswick
Stephanie Ganz, Berkeley Heights
Robert James Greulich, Clifton
Rachel Esther Herbert, Neptune
Delvin Kariuki, Paterson

Kevin James Keenan, Montvale
Christina M. Lastra, Wharton
Brian C. Marker, Oakland
Lynette R. Martin, Suffern, NY
Joseph V. Martinello, Jr., Ramsey
Charles Matrai, Oakland
Nicole T. Peterson, Toms River
Melinda Piscopo, Ridgewood
Gabrielle N. Platukis, Wantage
Christine M. Prodromides, Campbell Hall, NY
Gary Reloj, Pomona, NY
Bridget C. Rivers, Paramus
Emely Rodriguez, Newark
Jaclynn N. Sabat, Forked River
Gail M. Stibitz, Netcong
John S. Taccarino, Marmora
Tuguldur Tungalag, Mahwah
Daniel J. Vaccarella, Toms River
Michael Weinstock, Monroe, NY

Delta Mu Delta is a national honor society that promotes and recognizes outstanding business student achievement. Ramapo College students are eligible for induction through its Delta Nu Chapter. Delta Mu Delta membership is the highest national recognition a business student can earn. Students who are inducted become lifetime members. Faculty advisors to Delta Nu/Delta Mu Delta are Susan Eisner, M.P.A., associate professor of management and Constance Crawford, M.B.A., C.P.A., associate professor of accounting.

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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 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 Niche.com.

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 CollegesofDistinction.com. 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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