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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)December 10, 2008

MAHWAH – Dr. Peter P. Mercer, president of Ramapo College of New Jersey and a resident of Mahwah, was honored by the March of Times November 14 at the organization’s 26th Annual Harvest Ball.

Dr. Mercer was presented with the Golden Harvest Award for his service to the community and his commitment to the March of Dimes.  He serves as a board member of several hospitals and has held a number of leadership positions with the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario Foundation, including two terms as chair.  He also was recognized for his continued commitment to the March of Dimes through the Harvest Ball.

More than 300 executives, community leaders and local residents attended the celebration held at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton.  The event raised money for the March of Dimes mission of promoting healthy babies while preventing premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.

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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, 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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