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Ramapo College Recognized West Milford Counselor for Excellence in College Counseling

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 30, 2023

Nancy Jaeger Award for Excellence in Counseling at the annual College Counselor Luncheon

MAHWAH, N.J. – The Office of Admissions at Ramapo College of New Jersey recently named the recipient of the Nancy Jaeger Award for Excellence in Counseling at the annual College Counselor Luncheon held on its Mahwah campus.

Dana Lambert of West Milford High School was selected from dozens of counselors who have “gone above and beyond to continually connect great students with Ramapo College and help students succeed every-day,” said Director of Admissions Anthony Dovi ‘05.

Jose Vallejo ‘02, Admissions Counselor presented the award to Ms. Lambert and stated, “Dana has fostered close relationships across the state of NJ and at Ramapo in support and advocacy of her students, school, and community.”   Further, “Dana continues to expand the conversation around equity and access surrounding college admissions, especially relating to LGBTQ+ students,” Vallejo said.

During her tenure, Dana coordinated the annual instant decision day program at her school, served as member and leader of both the  NJACAC and NACAC organizations, including leading the NJ National College Fair, co-chairing the NJ STEM Fair, co-chairing the government relations committee, and serving as President of NJACAC.   In 2019, she was selected to be a member of the Creating On-Ramps to College Working Group, part of Governor Murphy’s Task Force for Higher Education.  Most recently, she played a vital role in partnering with Ramapo College in offering high school dual enrollment courses at West Milford.

This is the eighth year Ramapo has bestowed the award, which was named for the College’s former Director of Admissions, who fostered close relationships with guidance counselors across the state over her nearly 40-year career at Ramapo College.

Ramapo is looking forward to once again hosting, and co-sponsoring the Bergen County Guidance Fair on Wednesday, March 15th for students, families, counselors and the community to learn more about Ramapo and robust college offerings available in NJ and throughout the United States.  More information on the event can be found at


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 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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