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Ramapo Student Receives 2020 Enactus Leadership Award in National Competition

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)May 4, 2020

MAHWAH, N.J. – Ramapo College student Alexis Tucker ’20 will be awarded the 2020 Diamond Service Leadership Award at the Enactus U.S. National Competition, being held virtually later this month.

Alexis, who has been a member of Ramapo’s Enactus team since her freshman year, will be recognized for completing more than 1,000 hours of service. Alexis also will be honored for completing her Project Management Certification, funded by Enactus, along with a Financial Literacy Credential from BNY Mellon, making her a BNY Mellon Enactus Fellow.

Assistant Professor of Management Tammi Redd in Ramapo’s Anisfield School of Business advises the College’s Enactus teams.

“Since her freshman year, Alexis has helped with Enactus projects such as helping to create the Bergen County Horse Rescue’s very first fundraiser, the creation of their logo and the placement of their first paid intern,” said Redd. “She also worked with other Ramapo Enactus students to build a solar panel for the horse rescue.”

Redd added that during her junior year, Alexis took on the responsibility as project leader in initiating a new recycle program on the College campus. The Enactus team created a system for recycling k-cups and upcycling the used coffee grounds by creating handmade charcoal briquettes for grilling. For their efforts, the team received the Unilever Bright Future Grant for sustainable innovation, with Alexis securing retail space to sell Enactus’ hand-made charcoal briquettes at the Unilever Company Store in Englewood, N.J.

“Alexis is the perfect example of being business-minded and service-guided,” Redd said.

A recipient of the 2020 RCNJ Outstanding Leadership by a Senior Award sponsored by Ramapo’s Civic & Community Engagement Center, Alexis has accepted a position with the marketing department at Dynamic Engineering in Chester, N.J.

Enactus, originally founded in the United States in 1975, engages the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators to use innovation and business principals to create a better, more sustainable world.

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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 Niche.com.

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 CollegesofDistinction.com. 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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