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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)November 22, 2010

(MAHWAH, NJ) – The Ramapo College Foundation will hold its Seventh Annual Legacy Society Dinner on Tuesday, December 7 and host a forum on higher education.

Senators Paul Sarlo  (D-Essex, Passaic, Bergen) and Kevin O’Toole (R-Essex, Passaic, Bergen), and President Peter P. Mercer will discuss the upcoming release of the Kean Commission  on higher education in New Jersey.

In May, Gov. Chris Christie authorized the New Jersey Higher Education Task Force to analyze and identify additional strategies for the state colleges and universities to help contribute to the economic prosperity of the state.  The Task Force is headed by the Drew University President and Former Governor, Tom Kean. The report is slated for release Dec. 1.

Senator Sarlo is the Deputy Majority Leader and serves as Chairman of the State Budget & Appropriations Committee. Senator O’Toole currently serves on the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Senate State Government Committee. He also serves as a member of the Ramapo College Board of Governors.

The panel discussion will begin at 5 p.m. in the Trustee’s Pavilion.

The Legacy Society recognizes alumni and friends who have created an endowment or who have provided for Ramapo College in their estate plans through wills, life income gifts, retirement plans, life insurance dedications and other planned gifts.

For more information, please contact Anna Farneski at 201-684-7602.

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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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