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Proceeds From Art Auction Fund Student Scholarships

(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.


About Ramapo College

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 comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

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, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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