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The Ramapo College of New Jersey Board of Trustees and
President Peter P. Mercer cordially invite you to attend

Remembrance Day

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and
Visual Arts, Sharp Theater


Ramapo College will honor the memory of:

  • Jane Elizabeth Towe Bennett, Staff
  • Kelly Vaughn Chalkley
  • Evelyn V. Christie, Staff
  • James L. Essig, Faculty Emeritus
  • Jonathan Fuentes, Student
  • Raymond C. Gramkow, Faculty Emeritus
  • Norma Jones, Founding Trustee
  • Mary M. Laughton, Staff
  • Rabbi Joseph J. Rudavsky
  • J. Brian Smith, Benefactor
  • Helen “Muff” Stewart Thayer, Benefactor

Click here to submit a personal memory.

Memories submitted by April 11 may be included in the Remembrance Day program.



Remembrance Day is an annual event established by the Ramapo College of New Jersey Board of Trustees in 2005 to “memorialize the death of members of the campus community and outside individuals who have significantly contributed to the institution and to the campus community.” Remembrance Day honors those who died in the preceding calendar year. Family members, friends, and members of the community are invited to attend a memorial gathering that culminates in a simple ceremony at the site of a newly planted tree in Memorial Grove.

A memorial plaque with the names of those honored each year is placed at the site. The event provides an opportunity to pause, remember, and celebrate the contributions and lives of those whose memories continue to make Ramapo College a special community.


For questions or to RSVP, please contact:
Stephanie A. Scheeler, CMP
Director of Special Events and Presidential Facilities
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430-1680
(201) 684-7850