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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 11, 2017

Student Government Association President Stephan Lally, left, and Joseph Barbato, President, Veterans Student Organization, place commemorate flags for the Sept. 11 remembrance.

MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College students, staff and faculty gathered at the Arch to reflect on the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

Joseph Barbato, full-time student and president of the Veterans Student Organization (VSO) on campus, said, “The events of September 11 impacted all Americans. Sixteen years later, we remember.”

Ramapo President Peter P. Mercer invited all to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time of the first attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. Members of the College’s Student Government Association, VSO, First Responders Club, Leaders in Service and College staff placed an estimated 2,900 small flags in the campus Grove to represent each of the lives lost during the attacks.


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, 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, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education.


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