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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 23, 2008

MAHWAH – The Computer and Technology Club of Ramapo College of New Jersey will bring cheer this holiday season to soldiers serving in Iraq by coordinating an Adopt-A-Ramapo-Soldier Program.  There are five currently enrolled Ramapo College students serving in Iraq and items will be collected for them and other soldiers in their units.  The public is invited to participate.

Club members will collect personal care products, food, CDs, books, phone cards and other items requested by soldiers.  “The club has set a minimum goal of collecting 2,500 items, one for each of the soldiers serving in these five units, says Kathleen Walsh, a resident of Point Pleasant and president of the Computer and Technology Club.  Among the items requested: 

  • AT&T phone cards
  • Candy (no chocolate) and gum
  • Cereal
  • Chap sticks
  • Coffee, tea bags, juice pouches and instant hot chocolate packets
  • Cotton swaps
  • Deodorant
  • Hairbrushes and combs
  • Hand sanitizer
  • New CDs, DVDs, paperback books and car and truck magazines
  • Pens, pencils
  • Pringles, trail mix, protein bars, peanuts and trail mix
  • Playing cards and puzzle books
  • Razors and nail clippers
  • Small packages of facial tissue
  • Sunscreen with SPF 30
  • Towels, face cloths and wet wipes
  • Tubes of toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash and dental floss

People wishing to donate money may write a check payable to SARM (Student Activities Revenue Management) and mail it to 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Village 
Box #7188, Mahwah, NJ 07430.

The collection period runs from October 27 through November 14.  Items may be dropped off at the Cahill Center, Room C-209; the Office of Student Activities, SC-200; J. Lee’s and the Women’s Center, SC-214, all on the campus of Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah.  For additional information, please contact Kathleen Walsh at kwalsh@ramapo.edu.

For media inquiries, contact Anna Farneski, assistant vice president, Marketing and Communications, 201.684.6844.

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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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