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Cathleen Benko graduated from Ramapo College in 1985 with a degree in Information Systems. She continued her education at Harvard Business School, earning an MBA in 1989. Ms. Benko is currently Vice Chairman and Managing Principal of Deloitte LLP. In her career at Deloitte Ms. Benko was a leader in the firm’s “Digital Giants” practice, and was appointed Deloitte Consulting’s first Global e-Business Leader and subsequently as its technology sector leader. As Deloitte’s chief Talent Officer she devised a more inclusive career development model and led an award winning Women’s Initiative.

Ms. Benko is the co-author of several Harvard Business press books including the best seller, “Mass Career Customization,” “The Corporate Lattice and Connecting the Dots.” She holds a U.S. patent and sits on the board of directors for Nike Inc. Ramapo has recognized Ms. Benko with the Distinguished Citizens Award and the President’s Award of Merit.

  • Enrolled in the Anisfield School of Business
  • Information Technology Management or related major are preferred
  • GPA 3.0+
  • Essay should describe what the student hopes to achieve with a Ramapo College degree
  • Veteran in good standing, or active in the military preferred

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2020 Recipients

Snezhana Kaneva

Snezhana Kaneva is an international student from Bulgaria majoring in Information Technology and minoring in Finance. She currently holds a 3.9 GPA and has made the Dean’s List every semester. Snezhana is an active member of the Alpha Kappa Psi- Professional Business Fraternity and the International Student Organization. She also took part in the KPMG Mentorship Program.

Along with working in the George T. Potter Library as a Circulation Desk Assistant, she also works as a Data Analyst for a web development company. Snezhana plans to obtain her CFA certification before she graduates.

Nicholas Roesch

Since transferring to Ramapo in 2019, Nicholas Roesch of Ridgewood, N.J. has been on the Dean’s List each semester. The Information Technology Management major works at TD Bank and serves as a National Guardsman for the United States Air Force.  He hopes to join the Veterans Student Organization and the Ramapo Pride Club. “I hope to use my degree to pursue a career in federal law enforcement, where I’ll use my skills to help others,” says Nicholas.

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