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Award Winning Poet Mark Doty to Visit Ramapo College

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 29, 2015

MAHWAH, N.J. – Acclaimed poet Mark Doty will visit Ramapo College of New Jersey on Tuesday, November 10.  Doty will join Ramapo Professor James Hoch for a presentation at 4 p.m. and Doty will offer a reading at 7 p.m. in the Trustees Pavilion. Both events are sponsored by Readings at Ramapo and are free and open to the public.

Mark Doty is an accomplished poet, commended for his intimate free verse poems and memoirs.  His recent work includes poetry collections Deep Lane and Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, earning Doty the National Book Award for Poetry. Doty was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Art, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation.

For information on the event, contact Professor Hugh Sheehy at hsheehy@ramapo.edu

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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 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 Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

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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