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Ramapo College, HUMC Host Inaugural Concours d’Elegance

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)June 15, 2015

MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College, in conjunction with Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) Foundation and sponsored by Prestige Family of Dealerships, held the inaugural Concours d’Elegance automobile show on June 6. Proceeds from the event benefited the Ramapo College Foundation and Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation.

Ninety vintage, classic and collectible cars were featured in the exclusive gathering that drew more than a thousand spectators to the campus. Owners displayed their cars for competition in 10 categories.

“I want to thank Prestige for its sponsorship and all the hard work in putting together this event,” said Ramapo College President Peter P. Mercer. “And I want to thank Hackensack University Medical Center for joining us and recognize them for the superior world-class healthcare they provide.”

Cars ranged from classic Ford Thunderbirds, Jaguars and Porsches to Messerschmitt microcars, pre-1964 British and Italian sports cars.

John Campion of Wyckoff, who with his wife Suzanne, brought their Dino Ferrari, said he wasn’t daunted with the rain that threatened a postponement earlier in the day.

“Cars are meant to be driven, so I wasn’t concerned with the weather,” said Campion, whose car took top honors in the Italian Class. “It turned out to be a beautiful day and this is a great show.”

John Fitzgerald, executive vice president and chief development officer for HUMC, said, “There’s nothing better than to look at these gorgeous cars in the beautiful foothills here in Mahwah. We’re very grateful to be here for this wonderful event.”

Peter Bush, host of the “Afternoon Show” on the heritage classic rocker 95.9 The Fox, served as the Master of Ceremonies. Dave DeLuca was chief judge for the event.

Event sponsors included:

Presenting Sponsor — The Shops at Riverside; Gold Sponsors — Reliable Carriers, Inc., Motorcar Manor, Vanguard Dealer Services, Konica Minolta; Silver Sponsors — Sagemark Consulting, Infante Associates



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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