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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)July 22, 2003

(Mahwah) – A distinguished national panel of social policy educators has awarded the 2003 Influencing State Policy Award in the undergraduate (bachelor of social work) category to students in Prof. Scottie Massimo’s Contemporary Social Policy class at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Their project was a collaborative one in support of New Jersey’s Fairness Alliance Tax Proposal, which was designed to alleviate the state’s budget crisis.

The award is sponsored by the National Influencing State Policy Organization (ISP) and co-sponsored by the National Association of Deans and Directors of Social Work, the Center for Social Development (Washington University, St. Louis), and the Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors (BPD) among others. A cash award and an engraved plague will be presented at the National Social Policy Conference, to be held at the University of South Carolina, August 23-26. Those students contributing to the winning project include:

Tanya Aschenbrand
Cate Doyle
Irena Jovanova
Jessica Monaco
Lori Spano
Catrice Williams

Valerie Blouin
Tiffany Flynn
Heather Kastberg
Parween Quraishi
Luciana Suriano


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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