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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)May 19, 2011

MAHWAH, NJ – Founded in fall 2007 with its first programs launching in 2008, the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning (CIPL) at Ramapo College of New Jersey recently celebrated its 1,000th student enrollment.

During a special celebratory event, Rosa Diaz-Mulryan, CIPL’s assistant vice president, awarded a Kindle to the 1,000th enrollee, Deepa Manandhar of Monsey, NY, who enrolled in a Saturday Yoga Workshop offered through the Center received the prize. A second Kindle prize was also awarded in a random drawing of past CIPL program enrollees. Maureen Sharlow of Edison, NJ, a Ramapo College communications arts major who is also enrolled in the college’s Business Essentials Certificate program was the random drawing awardee.

“Ramapo College is very pleased to celebrate this milestone for its Center for Innovative and Professional Learning and share its excitement with two of our enrollees,” said Diaz-Mulryan. “The breadth of our non-degree offerings has grown to include six career certificate programs, a number of dynamic summer academic camps for middle school and high school students, and an annual leadership symposium on critical leadership topics for aspiring, new and experienced managers in business and other organizations.”

Certificate programs offered through the Center include Business Essentials, Project Management, Middle School Certification for elementary teachers, Web Development, Yoga Studies and Yoga Teacher Certification. Summer youth programs include the Ramapo Explorers Middle School Academic Camp, and the Financial Literacy/Stock Market Camp and Princeton Review Plus College Immersion program for high school students. Community members are invited to participate in Saturday yoga workshops throughout the fall and spring, CPR training, online test prep programs, retirement planning seminars and numerous other non-credit offerings.

The mission of the Ramapo College of New Jersey Center for Innovative and Professional Learning is to support postgraduate professional education, workforce development, and alternative learning. The Center also engages in internal and external educational partnerships to advance the College, and provides innovative continuous learning opportunities for community members of all ages.

For more information, contact Rosa Diaz-Mulryan at (201) 684-7370 or visit www.ramapo.edu/cipl.

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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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