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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 16, 2000

(Mahwah) – Thomas Palmer, president of Wyckoff-based DAF Products, was recently elected chairman of the Ramapo College Foundation Board of Governors. A member of the Board since 1994, he also chaired the College’s two major fundraising events: the Distinguished Citizens Dinner and the Annual Foundation Golf and Tennis Outing.

“Tom has shown tremendous leadership and commitment to the College over many years,” said Cathleen Davey, vice president for institutional advancement and executive director of the Ramapo College Foundation. “His efforts resulted in large increases in the proceeds of events he chaired.” She went on to explain that Palmer and his wife, Alice, were generous and energetic supporters of the campaign to construct the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts.

In addition, Palmer is a member of the executive board of the Northern New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America, was a member and chairman of the Mahwah Planning Board from 1978 to 1989, and was a member and president of West Bergen Mental Health Center from 1984-1991. An avid golfer, Palmer lives in Mahwah and is the father of three children.


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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