The China Immersion Scholarship was established by Ramapo College Professor Huiping Li in 2017. Professor Li has led numerous academic programs to China since 2008 for both undergraduate and graduate students. Through this scholarship, she hopes to provide greater access for students interested in studying abroad in China, where they can experience a comprehensive overview of the economic and political environment, as well as an introduction to Chinese civilization, society, and culture.
- Accepted into the China Immersion program
Judith Errichetti of Mountain Lakes, N.J. is a senior Business Management major. A student athlete, Judith is an outside/right-side hitter on the Ramapo Women’s Volleyball Team, and during the summer works with younger girls aspiring to play collegiate volleyball. Judith also works for USA Track and Field as a website designer and event manager, and volunteers her time for the Visiting Nurses Association of New Jersey.
Alejandrina De La Cruz
“Despite the challenges I had to face throughout my childhood, I dedicated myself to continuing my education in the hopes of one day attending college,” says junior Alejandrina De La Cruz.
An Accounting major, Alejandrina has earned a 3.8 GPA. She is the treasurer for the Student Government Association and Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, a Resident Assistant, a member of the ASB Dean’s Student Advisory Council, a member of the Tradition’s Council, the student representative in the Honor Society Advisory Board, and a sister of Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority.
Last summer Alejandrina worked as a Launch intern with Ernst and Young, and she will be returning as a client serving intern in summer 2019. After graduating from Ramapo, she plans to pass the CPA exam and work for a Big Four accounting firm.
Alejandrina is from Jersey City, N.J.
Aaron Austin Wood
Aaron Austin Wood of Parsippany, N.J. is a senior Accounting major with a 3.97 GPA. Aaron has earned Dean’s List academic honors each semester and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Golden Key International Honour Society. He is most proud of obtaining a full-time job offer from KPMG in NYC but also takes pride in his strong commitment to his early career development and dedication to taking classes year-round.
At Ramapo, Aaron is active in Beta Alpha Psi, a business honor society that promotes professional development and workplace readiness. As Founding Chapter President, he is responsible for coordinating club events such as workplace readiness training, speaker events, and service activities as well as developing strategies to increase student membership and planning for the future of the chapter’s operations. Beyond accounting, Aaron is interested in finance and management, is passionate about learning and reading, and loves to travel. During the summer of 2017, Aaron interned at KPMG and will begin working as an Audit Financial Services Associate in fall of 2018. Following graduation, he plans to study for and pass all four sections of the CPA exam before starting work. “In the long term, I hope to attend graduate school and attain my MBA from Columbia Business School or NYU Stern School of Business.”
Michael Kommer of Clifton, N.J. is an Accounting major with a minor in Information Technology Management. He has a 3.9 GPA and will also pursue his Master’s in Accounting as he strives to become a Certified Public Accountant. He was inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta First-Year Honor Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, and is currently a member of Ramapo’s petitioning chapter of Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honor Society.
At Ramapo, Michael has been involved in Enactus. He has helped a young entrepreneur develop and release a mobile app and assisted New City Kids of Paterson to improve their after school program. Currently, he is the treasurer and co-leader of Enactus’ Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative project. He has also competed on their regional and national teams as presenter the past three years, competing in St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and Kansas City.
Michael has also interned at a forensic accounting firm this past year. He worked alongside experienced CPAs and CFEs, as well as the partners of the firm, assisting in the research of complex issues, and devolving reports and analyses used in mediations. It was an interesting, valuable learning experience and a stepping stone in his path to becoming a CPA himself.
“The values I was raised with have benefited me in more ways than one. I am thankful for the opportunities Ramapo has given me and I will continue to learn and succeed.”
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