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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 26, 2004

(Mahwah) – Carol Moseley Braun, who waged a campaign for the Democratic nomination in the 2004 Presidential race, will deliver the commencement address at Ramapo College of New Jersey’s 2004 ceremony Tuesday, May 25.

In her quest for the Democratic nomination, Moseley Braun qualified for more states’ ballots than any woman in the history of the Unites States. She has served as a United States Senator and U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, as well as County Executive Officer, State Representative and Assistant United States Attorney. Her extensive legislative record reflects a commitment to social justice, fiscal prudence and good government. The hallmark of her public service has been a dedication to the harmony of the whole community, working to build an inclusive society that taps the talent of all people.

The commencement speaker holds a B.A. from the University of Illinois and a law degree from the University of Chicago. As an Assistant United States Attorney, she worked primarily in the civil and appellate law areas, and tried cases of national importance. Her work in housing, health policy and environmental law won her the Attorney General’s Special Achievement Award, her first public service recognition. Since returning in 2001 from her ambassadorial posting, she has taught law and political science at Morris Brown College and DePaul University, along with maintaining a business law practice and business consultancy in Chicago.

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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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