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(Mahwah) – Ramapo College of New Jersey students Heather Kastberg of Toms River, a junior in the social work program, and Jonathan Wetstein of Parsippany, a junior majoring in metropolitan studies, were selected as Wachovia/First Union/DCA Housing Scholars. Students selected for the award had to go through a successful screening by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Office of Housing Advocacy, and also had to be chosen by a public agency or community development corporation interested in hosting a paid summer internship. The program is open to both graduate and undergraduate students in New Jersey colleges. The internships are full-time for 10 weeks.

Following a training program in early June at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Kastberg will begin her internship with the New Brunswick Housing Authority and Wetstein will begin his with the mayor’s office in Rivervale.

Professor Mitchell Kahn is the Ramapo College liaison to the Wachovia/First Union/DCA Housing Program.

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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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