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Ramapo College Sends Bear Hugs To Needy Children

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)December 16, 2004

(Mahwah) – Dr. William Sanborn Pfeiffer, interim president of Ramapo College of New Jersey, poses with stuffed bears generously donated by faculty and staff at the College. The president’s office coordinated the collection of new stuffed bears and other stuffed animals for Bear Hugs for the Holidays, a program administered by The Record and Herald News.

The College collected just over 100 stuffed animals. In addition, more than $800 in cash donations will be used by the Bear Hugs Foundation to purchase bears. The stuffed animals will be distributed to hospital-bound patients of all ages, underprivileged children in community day-care centers, children of military personnel who are serving abroad and troops abroad who use smaller bears to help befriend local children.

The campus wide holiday drive included members of the president’s cabinet. In lieu of gifts to each other, they made contributions of checks or stuffed bears to Bear Hugs for the Holidays.


About Ramapo College

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 comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per 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, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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