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James E. Jaworski ’81; Drew Nieporent; Patricia B. Shrader;
and Edward P. Wallace, Jr. are Honorees;

The Bud Maltin Orchestra to Entertain


(Mahwah) – The Ramapo College Foundation’s 2008 Distinguished Citizens
Award Dinner, to be held Saturday, March 8 at the Rockleigh Country Club, will honor four distinguished citizens for their personal and professional commitment to advance higher education, and for their significant service to the community; James E. Jaworski, a Ramsey resident and 1981 Ramapo College graduate, who is a partner in the law firm of Wells, Jaworski, Liebman, LLP in Paramus; Drew Nieporent, a resident of Ridgewood whose son, Andrew, attends Ramapo College, and who owns the Myriad Restaurant Group headquartered New York City; Patricia B. Shrader, a resident of Ringwood and the senior vice president of Corporate Regulatory and External Affairs for BD in Franklin Lakes; and Edward P. Wallace, Jr., vice president for Community Affairs and Sony USA Foundation, whose daughter, Kelly, is a 2006 graduate of Ramapo College.

The Bud Maltin Orchestra, whose repertoire includes rock, disco, swing, Motown, Latin, reggae, standards and R&B, will provide entertainment.

The annual benefit dinner, now in its twenty-sixth year, raises funds for student scholarships, college capital projects and faculty research.  The evening will
begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the dinner program, dancing and a silent auction.  For more information, please contact the Foundation office at 201.684.6834 or email


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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