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Dr. Marc Lamont Hill to Give Keynote at Annual Diversity Convocation at Ramapo College on February 24

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MAHWAH, N.J. — Ramapo College of New Jersey is pleased to welcome distinguished professor and noted political contributor Dr. Marc Lamont Hill as the keynote speaker for the annual Diversity Convocation to be held on Wednesday, February 24 at 3:30. Admission is free and open to the public.

Dr. Hill’s lecture, “Building Community in an Hour of Chaos: Progress in the Age of Obama,” offers a critical analysis of the current social and political moment. Dr. Hill spotlights the work that must be done to sustain the progress of the freedom struggle and provides concrete solutions and possibilities for healing our national, local and university communities.

Dr. Hill is a distinguished professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, and is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country on Black life in America. He is the host of HuffPost Live and BET News, a political contributor for CNN and Fox News Channel and the former host of the nationally syndicated television show Our World With Black Enterprise. He has received numerous awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

In 2011, Ebony Magazine named him one of America’s most influential Black leaders.

The event is sponsored by the Diversity Action Committee and co-sponsored by the Schomburg Scholar Series.

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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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