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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)May 26, 2009

(MAHWAH) – Ramapo College of New Jersey hosted its First Annual College Honors Symposium to recognize the academic accomplishments of graduating students enrolled in the College’s Honors Program.

At the symposium, students gave oral presentations, presented posters and received an honors cord to wear at commencement.

The Ramapo College Honors Program is a community of faculty and students dedicated to intellectual, creative and moral engagement. Students in the program seek excellence through a distinctive curriculum of critical thinking, intercultural and international understanding, experiential learning, service and interdisciplinary studies.

Students recognized for their academic accomplishments:

Atlantic County

Stephanie Platt, Galloway

Bergen County

Donna Michele Antinori, Teaneck
Lauren Barbara, Ramsey
Maria Borrero Paramus
Brittany Carroll, Township of Washington (Bergen County)
Mary C. Charest, Ramsey
Cory D’Amato, Hasbrouck Heights
Nicole Ferlise, Bogota
Emily E. Golden, Paramus
Kaitlyn Haitz, Mahwah
Gina Lavagna, Carlstadt
Marissa Malkowski, Lyndhurst
Jonathan Marose, Old Tappan
Jessica Nemeczek, Maywood
Thomas Ng, Oradell
Karen Rivera, Ft. Lee

Burlington County

Maegan Dressel, Eastampton

Cape May County

Mineretta Quinnette, Ocean City

Camden County

Kevin Basile, Voorhees

Essex County

Spencer St. Fleur, East Orange

Hunterdon County

Joseph Lewandowski, Whitehouse Station

Mercer County

Emmalyn Raynor, Hamilton Square

Middlesex County

Heather Catrambone, Colonia
Caitlin DePue, Monroe Township
Eliza Kelton, Edison
Katherine Levering, Sayreville
Alyssa Maiorino, South Plainfield
Dara Monasch, East Brunswick
Freddy Quinones, Old Bridge
Eileen Ramos, Piscataway
Daniel Sempkowski, East Brunswick
Anabel Tonkovic, North Brunswick

Monmouth County

Dorothy Bagley, Aberdeen
Jessica Gaeta, Middletown
Matthew Howard, Union Beach
Andrew Madden, Shrewsbury
Marjorie Polunas, Wall Township
Erica Solomon, Manalapan

Morris County

Hannah M. Craft, Morristown
Christine Harrigan, Rockaway
Lisa Perlmutter, Mendham
Michael Taddeo, Oak Ridge
Jill Worrall, Denville

Ocean County

Kiersten Gray, Brick

Orange County, New York

Matthew Krauze, Warwick

Passaic County

Brian Knorr, Prospect Park
Mary O’Shea, Wayne
Sandralynn Veech, Hawthorne

Rockland County, New York

Josef Schranz, Suffern

Somerset County

James Caldera, Franklin
Brianna Davis-Kleppinger, Somerville
Eileen Kopec, Franklin

Sussex County

Jennifer Mirro, Wantage
Kimberly Rath, Augusta
Allison Ruggiero, Sussex

Union County

Jamie Fasino, Union
Fiorelli Anne Salvo, Rahway


Veselina Stoyanova, Sliven, Bulgaria
Mihail Velikov, Varna, Bulgaria
Viktor Vasilev, Varna, Bulgaria
Siquina Anthony, Trinidad and Tobago
Hristina Dzhogleva, Smolyan, Bulgaria
Maksim Karabashev, Varna, Bulgaria
Louis M. Maraj, Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago


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, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, 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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