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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. Ranked among the top colleges in the region by College Choice and recognized by, among others, U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, Colleges of Distinction and, also designated by Victory Media as a "Military Friendly College," Ramapo College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, 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 degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education.


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