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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 28, 2014

Event Recognizes Outstanding Citizens
Timothy M. Finley, M.D., Broadcaster Don LaGreca, PHH Corporation CEO
Glen Messina and Sodexo Vice President Reza Rafizadeh

(MAHWAH, NJ) – The Ramapo College Foundation has announced the recipients of its 32nd Annual Distinguished Citizens Award. The honorees, chosen for their personal and professional commitment to advance higher education, and for their significant service to the community will be recognized at a gala dinner March 8 at the Rockleigh Country Club.

The honorees are Timothy M. Finley, M.D. of Rochelle Park, a 1994 graduate of Ramapo College who is an anesthesiologist at Holy Name Medical Center and serves on the Doctor’s Counsel of Sending Our Love to Haiti and Ramapo College’s Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Theoretical and Applied Science; Don LaGreca of Somerset, a 1992 graduate of Ramapo College who is a co-host of ESPN’s “The Michael Kay Show” and “The 5th Quarter” and host of “Jets Gameday;” Glen Messina of Mt. Laurel, a 1985 graduate of Ramapo College who is president and CEO of PHH Corporation, a vehicle management services and mortgage company, and Reza Rafizadeh of Morristown, who is vice president of Operations for Campus Services for Sodexo, a food service and management company.


Don LaGreca ‘92


Reza Rafizadeh


Glen Messina ‘85


Dr. Timothy M. Finley ‘94

The annual benefit dinner raises funds for student scholarships, faculty and student research opportunities and campus capital projects. The dinner will be held Saturday, March 8 at the elegant Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh. A cocktail reception and silent auction begins at 6 p.m. The dinner program honoring the Distinguished Citizens begins at 8 p.m. Dinner and dancing will follow.

Dinner sponsorship levels are available. The cost for an individual ticket is $400. For more information or to order tickets, please contact the Foundation office at 201.684.6834, visit or e-mail 


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


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