Marilyn J. Clark graduated from Ramapo College in 1979 with a degree in Business Administration. As the mother of two sons, Walt Jamros ’95 and William Jamros, Ms. Clark attended the College part-time while working full-time at the Saddle River Day School. She had a successful 29-year career at Saddle River Day School, serving as the Director of Development. Ms. Clark has been a supporter of Ramapo College since her graduation, and in recent years has participated in events on campus including the Successful Women Event.
Ms. Clark was recently honored by Congressman Josh Gottheimer as a “hometown hero” for her tremendous volunteer efforts. She will also receive the President’s Award of Merit, the highest award given to a Ramapo alumnus, at the 2019 Commencement ceremony.
Ms. Clark created this scholarship to benefit students who are residents of Elmwood Park, N.J. and active volunteers in their Church or other social service organizations. The Scholarship Coordinator will review and select the finalists in consultation with the donor.
- Active in community service
- Residents of Elmwood Park preferred
- Demonstrated financial need
“I would like to let people know that I am a kind and enthusiastic person that cares about people. I’m always willing to help,” says David Davila of Elmwood Park, N.J. David is a Business major with a 2.5 GPA. He is very active at his church, Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ridgewood, N.J., and was recently named chairman of the Christian Education department. He is also part of a fellowship group and participates in many of their fundraisers and activities. “I enjoy learning what it takes to be a Christian in today’s society.”
David is an immigrant from Bolivia, having moved to the United States with his family when he was only 5 years old. “It was a tough challenge for us to adapt to a whole new language and environment,” he says. David persevered through every challenge he faced. Now, at 23 years old, he still faces challenges as an immigrant, but he’s been able to stay on his feet and continue his studies in the U.S.
Post-graduation, David’s goal is to find a job near Bergen County so he can remain active at his church and be close to his family.
David Davila of Elmwood Park, N.J. is a Business major.
He is an active member at his Church, Emmanuel Baptist Church, in Ridgewood, N.J. and was recently named chairman of the Christian Education Department. He is also part of the Men’s Fellowship Group and participates in many of the organized fundraisers and activities.
David is an immigrant from Bolivia and moved to the United States with his family when he was only 5 years old. “It was a tough challenge for myself and my family to adapt to a whole new language and environment. I was able to persevere and face all the tough challenges as an immigrant.”
He hopes to work close to Bergen County so he can stay active with his church and be close to his family.
“I moved to the United States from Bolivia with my family when I was only five-years-old and while it was a tough challenge to adapt to a whole new language and environment, I was able to persevere,” says Business major David Davila of Elmwood Park, N.J.
David was recently named Chairman of the Christian Education Department of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ridgewood, N.J., a role he is excited to begin. He is also a member of the men’s fellowship group and participates in many of the organized fundraisers and activities at the church.
“While I am still facing challenges of being an immigrant, I have been able to stay on my feet and continue my studies at Ramapo.”
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