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Consider Giving a Membership to the Friends of Ramapo this Holiday Season

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)December 3, 2013

(MAHWAH, NJ) – The holidays are upon us, as is the usual question of what gifts to get for family and friends.  Consider a unique gift, one that entertains and educates. This holiday season, give the gift of a membership to the Friends of Ramapo College.

The Friends of Ramapo is an organization founded to expand communications and foster greater understanding between the campus of Ramapo College and neighboring communities.  With more than 225 members, the Friends draw from communities neighboring Ramapo College.

Members of Friends of Ramapo can take advantage of Ramapo College’s facilities such as use of the library as well as enjoy cultural programs hosted by the various schools and through discounts on select programs at the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for the Performing Arts. All members receive a parking pass, the Ramapo College magazine. Members also have the privilege of purchasing an additional membership to the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center to use its fitness center, swimming pool, and more.

There are two categories of annual membership. General membership is $60. Those who opt to become a Friends PLUS member for $150 receive all general member benefits and are entitled to audit one Ramapo College class each semester.  Registration for the spring 2014 semester will be held Monday, January 27, 3 to 6 p.m. in Room E-233 on the college campus.  Membership applications must be received prior to January 27 to register to audit a class.

Friends of Ramapo awards scholarships to students with outstanding academic achievements and sponsors cultural events for the community. Since its inception in 1977, Friends of Ramapo has awarded nearly 200 scholarships and supported many events such as the Summer Concert Series, held annually at the Bandshell Lawn each July.

To give a gift of a membership to the Friends of Ramapo please contact JoAnne Zellers, 201.684.7179 or or visit our website for an application.


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

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 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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