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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)June 16, 2004

(Mahwah) – The Friends of Ramapo College Art Auction, held in May, featured more than 75 works of art donated by area artists. The work of 43 artists from the northern New Jersey region included paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures. Heroes,” the memorable photograph by Thomas E. Franklin of Hackensack of firemen raising the American flag in the rubble of debris on 9/11 received the highest bid of the evening. Franklin, a photographer for the Record, is an adjunct professor at Ramapo College. He donated a signed copy of the photograph.

The art auction raised more than $10,000; proceeds will be used to fund Friends of Ramapo College endowed scholarships. The Friends of Ramapo award scholarships to students with outstanding academic achievements, sponsor and support cultural events, assist with College projects and support students at Ramapo College. The organization was founded to expand communication and foster greater understanding between the campus of Ramapo College and neighboring communities.

Artists who donated their work for the auction are:

Jose Hernandez of Bergenfield; Claudia Esker of Boonton; James Willis of Fair Lawn; Cornelia Baker, Diane Harrison, Lucy Janjigian, Ellen Reinkraut and Rosemary Zabal of Franklin Lakes; Amy Bravo of Garfield; Ruth Geneslaw of Haverstraw, NY; Miriam Santonocito of Haworth; Minir Elias of Hawthorne; Anne Chang, Linda Dator, Becky Kraus and Mariana Maldonado of Mahwah; Joy Lynn Jones of Midland Park; Barbara Minch of Milburn; Charlene Collins Haug of New Milford; Sandra Frech and William Frech of North Haledon; Donald Boone, Katherine Hill and Susy Suarez of Ramsey; Mildred Kaye, Pat Marker and John Pizzarelli of Saddle River; Lee Kaeumlen of Waldwick; Armin Lovi of Washington Township; Scott Sandy of West Paterson and Adele Pepe of Wyckoff.

Other artists who contributed work are Anna Eardley, Dennis Glennon, Rama Jamoukha, A.J. Kieber, Jay Krimmel, Thomas McKay, James Sorensen, Sally Thompson and Alida Van Dyke.

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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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