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Ramapo College Student Veteran Honored

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)May 26, 2015

MAHWAH, N.J. — May 15 was an extra special day for Richard Sensbach of Vernon. In an afternoon ceremony at the Bergen County Administration Building in Hackensack, Sensbach was among 11 military veterans honored during the annual Military Appreciation Month Ceremony. Later that evening, he received his degree during Ramapo College’s 2015 Commencement ceremony at Prudential Center in Newark.

“All of this is really overwhelming,” said Sensbach, a political science major with a minor in international business. “I’m so proud to be here, and I’m excited about [the commencement] ceremony. It’s been a lot of work but definitely worth it.”

Sensbach joined the United States Air Force upon graduation from Kinnelon High School in 2006. He was a member of security forces and was stationed domestically in North Dakota and Colorado before deploying to South Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan. He enrolled in Ramapo College in 2011. He is currently employed with Matrix Design Group Inc., in East Hanover, N.J., and is working in project management with fiber optics networking.

Sensbach is shown, left, receiving medal from Honorable John S. Hogan, Bergen County Clerk.


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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