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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)June 10, 2009

MAHWAH – Ramapo College of New Jersey has announced freshmen scholarship recipients entering the College in the fall 2009 semester.  Recipients of the Presidential Scholarship will each receive $72,000 over four years.  These scholars are in the top 10 percent of their high school class with SAT scores of at least 1230 in Critical Reading and Mathematics.  The Presidential Scholarship represents the highest dollar amount awarded to a student.  Recipients of the Provost Scholarship will receive a four-year award of $40,000.  Recipients of the Academic Excellence Scholarship will receive $24,000 over the course of four years.  Those awarded a Leadership and Community Service Scholarship will receive a total amount of $12,000.  The scholars chosen hail from throughout New Jersey and New York as well as several other countries.

Beth Barnett, provost at Ramapo College, said she was pleased by the high levels of academic talent within the pool of students who have applied to the College and by the accomplishments of the Presidential scholars.  “These students have demonstrated the ability to achieve success within a rigorous, high quality academic community.  They are prepared for the demands and the rewards of a Ramapo College education.”

These students have been awarded scholarships:

Atlantic County
Presidential Scholarship:
Jonathan Henry, Mays Landing

Bergen County
Presidential Scholarships:
Francesca Baratta, Lyndhurst
Logan Brown, Ramsey
Kimberly Eskin, Bergenfield
Sara Gordon, Harrington Park
Ruthann Inserra, Bogota
Philip Kleinman, Upper Saddle River
Stevie Rand, Bogota
Zacharay Sheikh, Mahwah
Garrett Surie, Rutherford

Provost Scholarships:
Keysi Castillo, Garfield
Geena Cockcroft, Paramus
Delia DeLorenzo, Rochelle Park
Martin Flores, Garfield
Sinead Gourley, Oradell
Maximilian Klube, Fair Lawn
Phoenix Marino, Fort Lee
Chelsey Mei, Maywood
Camille Menendez, Hasbrouck Heights
Caitlin O’Neill, Glen Rock
Carly Parisi, Hasbrouck Heights
Douglas Rizio, Waldwick
Melvin Thomas, Bergenfield
Brett Tracey, Mahwah
Natalie Wasiak, Wallington
Ashley Wood, Washington Township

Academic Excellence Scholarships:
Jennifer Aroche, Garfield
Katherine Carter, New Milford
Alyssa Connors, Hasbrouck Heights
Christopher Dalenberg, Wyckoff
Sarah Galo, Allendale
Cendel Gul, Harrington Park
Ashley Netanel, Fair Lawn
Brittany Perrotti, Ramsey
Alexandra Ponsiglione, Leonia
Brian Rochford, Bogota
Cecilia Wilson, River Edge

Leadership and Community Service Scholarships:
Andrew Black, Waldwick
Johanna Caro, Fair Lawn
Tricia Mae Cueva, Dumont
Keith Hubner, Rochelle Park
Abigail Rochford, Bogota
Michael Scherb, Waldwick
Matthew Vroegindewey, Upper Saddle River

Burlington County
Presidential Scholarships:
Hayley Carey, Moorestown
Steven Fenstermacher, Columbus

Leadership and Community Service Scholarship:
Siedah Gaines, Bordentown

Camden County
Provost Scholarship:
Samuel Foote, Collingswood

Academic Excellence Scholarship:
Sara Pierson, Oaklyn

Cumberland County
Presidential Scholarship:
Alysha Sokolov, Millville

Essex County
Provost Scholarship:
Lauren Rush, Nutley

Hunterdon County
Presidential Scholarships:
Katherine Egry, Hampton
Nicole Mazewski, Frenchtown

Leadership and Community Service Scholarship:
Lindsay Lewandowski, Whitehouse Station

Mercer County
Presidential Scholarships:
Daniel Sewnig, Yardville
Rachel Wintermute, Hamilton

Provost Scholarship:
Allison Finn, Hamilton

Middlesex County
Presidential Scholarship:
Ashley Beaton, Marlboro

Provost Scholarships:
John Critelli, East Brunswick
Jeffrey McGill, Old Bridge

Academic Excellence Scholarships:
Tyler Jacobsen, Monmouth Junction
Steven Kelly, Fords
Joanna Prumos, Edison
Michelle Regna, East Brunswick
JoDee Yates, Laurence Harbor

Leadership and Community Service Scholarships:
Christine Carasso, Milltown
Danielle Chan, Old Bridge
Valerie Chan, Old Bridge
Richard Fetzer, Edison

Monmouth County
Presidential Scholarships:
Kelli Dobrin, Tinton Falls
Drew Illingworth, Hazlet
Kaitlin McGuinness, Spring Lake
Paulina Rodrigues, Wayside
Nicole Rosenthal, Tinton Falls

Provost Scholarships:
Gabrielle Ferrigno, Howell
Ashley Tamkutonis, Matawan

Academic Excellence Scholarships:
Victoria Bonfiglio, Middletown
Kathryn Fiallo, Howell
John Goode, Highlands
Andrew Gould, Matawan
Joseph Lehan, Hazlet
Thomas Lucas, Hazlet
Ryan Miller, Lincroft

Leadership and Community Service Scholarships:
Ryan Brandeisky, Farmingdale
Maria Colella, Holmdel
Alicia King, Atlantic Highlands
Brittany Ryan, Middletown

Morris County
Presidential Scholarships:
Lucas Clyne, Rockaway
Stephanie Olaso, Mine Hill
Kyle Plucinsky, Denville

Provost Scholarships:
Evan Higgins, East Hanover
Amarita Jaffe, Succasunna

Academic Excellence Scholarships:
Kyle Mullin, Butler
Emma Ruddick-Ferrat, Randolph

Leadership and Community Service Scholarship:
Tia Cappello, Denville

Nassau County, New York
Academic Excellence Scholarships:
Paula Bohan, Williston Park
Scott Davis, Oceanside

Ocean County
Presidential Scholarships:
Ruby Corman, Jackson
Andrew Derkack, Jackson
Kathryn Lee, Toms River

Provost Scholarships:
Kaitlin Kraft, Brick
Francesca Muscatello, Point Pleasant
Taylor Shanley, Brick

Academic Excellence Scholarship:
Shane Legrand, Beachwood

Leadership and Community Service Scholarships:
Ralph Della Sala, Jackson
Lauren Domaracki, Toms River
Laura Vigliarolo, Jackson

Orange County, NY
Presidential Scholarship:
Leandra Tejedor, Monroe

Provost Scholarship:
Maria Poznahovska, Chester

Academic Excellence Scholarship:
Miranda Richards, Harriman

Passaic County
Presidential Scholarships:
William Betts, Kinnelon
Susan Hayes, Wayne
Sarah Mc Conkey, Wayne
James Popoloski, West Milford
Antonio Regalado, Clifton
Nicholas Terrana, Wayne

Provost Scholarships:
Sarah Joan Bruno, Ringwood
Tiffany Englishman, Wayne
Kevin Froehlich, Ringwood
Afzal Hussain, Paterson
Gregory Owens, Wayne
Brenda Slazyk, Clifton

Academic Excellence Scholarships:
Rebecca Fiorillo, Ringwood
Nicole Nidle, Wayne
Lyanne Prieto, Hawthorne
Christina Sielski, Wayne

Leadership and Community Service Scholarship:
Lana Burdi, Oak Ridge

Rockland County, NY
Provost Scholarship:
Ysabel De La Riva, New Hempstead

Somerset County
Provost Scholarship:
Rachel Hopkins, Bridgewater

Leadership and Community Service Scholarships:
Brandi Fodera, Hillsborough
Michael Voitovich, Hillsborough

Suffolk County, NY
Academic Excellence Scholarship:
Carly Schanback, East Northport

Sussex County
Presidential Scholarships:
William Feuss, Lafayette
Elisa Valeo, Andover

Provost Scholarship:
Megan Mulharin, Stanhope

Leadership and Community Service Scholarship:
James Setlock, Vernon

Union County
Provost Scholarships:
Kristen Holland, Union
Armando Lamberti, Roselle

Warren County
Provost Scholarship:
Elizabeth Nitzsche, Columbia

Presidential Scholarships:
Imbrahim Adeyami, Nigeria
Tsveta Dobreva, Bulgaria
Olasumkanmi Fatoki, Nigeria
Babatunde Ogunyombo, Lagos
Muyiwa Ogunyombo, Lagos
Yanitsa Toneva, Bulgaria

Provost Scholarships:
Vladislava Djidjeva, Bulgaria
Tsanko Nistorov, Bulgaria
Maria Poznahovska, Bulgaria


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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