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Ramapo’s Student Government Association Plans Events for Higher Education Awareness

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 22, 2016

MAHWAH, N.J. – The Student Government Association (SGA) of Ramapo College has planned a series of events for Higher Education Awareness Week, including guest speakers, a debate forum and a voter registration drive. Highlighting the week’s events is a visit on Wednesday, February 24 from New Jersey Senator Nellie Pou, who represents the 35th District.

Here is the schedule:

Monday, February 22, 1 to 2 p.m., Friends Hall

In conjunction with Governor Christie’s State of the Budget Address earlier this month, a panel will discuss the implications of the address on Ramapo College. President Peter Mercer, Trustee A.J. Sabath, Vice President of Administration and Finance Kirsten DaSilva and Dr. Michael Klein, executive director of NJASCU will serve on the panel. A lunch will follow the discussion.

Tuesday, February 23, 6 to 8 p.m. in ASB-136

The SGA will moderate a debate between the College Democrats, College Republicans, Students for Liberty, and the Young Leftists and Progressives. Topics include the implementation of a statewide funding formula, free college education, voter turnout and more. Students are welcome to listen to the discussion and participate in a question and answer period. Food will be served.

Wednesday, February 24, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., ASB-136

The SGA and the Office of the President welcome New Jersey Senator Nellie Pou to campus. Senator Pou is the Vice Chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee and serves the 35th District of New Jersey.

Thursday, February 25, 1 to 2 p.m., Friends Hall

SGA President Alec Weissman will deliver the State of the Student Address, in which he will discuss the current issues, achievements and plans regarding student life at Ramapo. After the presentation, Student Trustee Josef Weikl will discuss the state of higher education as it applies to Ramapo. Lunch will be served.

Friday, February 26, noon to 1 p.m., Student Center

Have you registered to vote? Join the SGA and the Black Student Union in the Student Center to register via TurboVote. Registration only takes a few minutes.

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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 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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