The Haband Oaks Scholarship was created by Haband chairman Max Habernickel and his leadership staff. Headquartered in Oakland, NJ, Haband is a leading mail-order distributor of men’s and women’s apparel and accessories. Since so much of the company’s business depends on marketing, the executives decided that this scholarship should benefit a student in the Marketing major.
- For Marketing majors
- GPA 3.5 +
- Financial need preferred as determined Ramapo Foundation policy
- Applicants must submit a one- to two-page essay describing their career goals and how they arrived at this decision
“I am very proud to complete my Bachelors Degree after a six-year hiatus from school,” says Andrew Lunau of Westwood, N.J. Andrew is a senior Business Administration major concentrating in Marketing and minoring in Finance. Andrew is active in the Roadrunner Financial Group, where he explores his interest in finance and learns more about the stock market.
He currently holds a 3.97 GPA and has received multiple Dean’s List honors. He transferred from SUNY Rockland Community College, where he also received multiple Dean’s List honors and participated in Men’s Golf.
Upon graduation, Andrew will continue his education by earning an MBA and intends to pursue a career in finance or marketing.
Allison Johnson of Waldwick, N.J. is a senior Marketing major. She has a 3.9 GPA and has continuously made Dean’s List status.
Allison is involved with Alpha Phi Omega, the professional service fraternity, and Global Roadrunners, where she draws upon her semester in Spain to help Ramapo students learn more about global opportunities. She is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honor society.
After graduating, Allison hopes to pursue a career in international marketing.
“I am very proud to complete my Bachelor Degree after a six-year hiatus from school,” says Andrew Lunau of Westwood, N.J. Andrew is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing and holds a 3.92 GPA. He transferred from SUNY Rockland Community College, where he received multiple Dean’s List honors and participated in Men’s Golf.
Whilst attending school full-time, Andrew has both a full-time and part-time job. He works as a sales consultant for Hunter Douglas, and during warmer months, he’s a caddie for amateur golf tournaments at Montammy Golf Club. Upon graduation, Andrew will continue his education by pursuing an MBA, and he hopes to pursue a career in interior design.
In addition to personally fundraising over $6,500 for the Ulman Cancer Fund (UCF) during her summer break in 2016, Margaret Klein has ran from New York to San Francisco to help raise awareness for young-adult cancer. Her many volunteer activities also include lobbying on Capitol Hill for eating disorder legislation, and contributing to social media platforms that raise awareness for eating disorders. She has also been a coach for children with special needs since 2010 through the Special Needs Activity Program (SNAP).
Margaret is the fundraising chair of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed community service fraternity on campus. She also helped start a chapter for Love Your Melon on campus and is the founder of the RCNJ Her Campus chapter.
Margaret is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing, and she is minoring in International Business. She has a 3.23 GPA and has received Dean’s List honors. After obtaining her MBA, Margaret hopes to combine her personal and professional passions through a career in business.
She is from Westwood, N.J.
Erin McKenna of Midland Park, N.J. is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing. She has a 3.87 GPA. She has been on the Dean’s List for six consecutive semesters during her time at Ramapo.
On campus, Erin has been active in several organizations and activities, including the Student Government Association, Alpha Omicron Pi, and the Peer Facilitation Program. She currently works on campus at the Roukema Center for International Education, working closely with international programs. She previously held the position of President of the SGA where she inspired members of the Student Government and worked towards making a positive impact on campus. Currently, Erin serves as the Secretary of Delegate Affairs for the SGA, working with students interested in learning more about the organizations and potential future positions. She is also the Vice President of Chapter Development in Alpha Omicron Pi, where she organizes events that foster sisterhood and community.
Erin has also been involved in off–campus activities and organizations, including the Wyckoff YMCA Teen Leaders Program where she participated in various community service projects such as Billy’s Buddies and Arthritis Awareness Walks.
Lauren Robertson of Green Pond, N.J. is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing. She has a 3.64 GPA. Lauren has achieved Dean’s List status each semester and was inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta first-year Honor Society.
Since her freshman year, Lauren has been an active member of Alpha Phi Omega, a national community service fraternity where she holds a leadership position as the Historian. She works on campus for the Ramapo College Foundation where she is a Student Aide for the “Russ Berrie Making a Difference Program.” She is also a member of Colleges Against Cancer and the Yoga Club.
Off campus, she is involved in the Special Needs Activity Program in Westwood and Camp Sunshine in Ridgewood.
“I hope to earn my MBA after graduation and start my own art business. I’m excited to continue my education and become a strong businesswoman.”
Joseph Conciatori of Netcong, NJ is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing. He has a GPA of 3.821 and has made the Dean’s List five times.
At Ramapo, Joseph has been active in several organizations and activities, including Colleges Against Cancer/Relay for Life, WRPR – Ramapo Radio, and Active Minds. He is the publicist of CAC and has also served as a Relay for Life team captain twice. Joseph is the host of a weekly radio show and also contributes to the Ramapo News as a staff writer.
He has participated Ramapo’s Alternative Spring Break program in Keansburg and Highlands, NJ; additionally, Joseph has served as a Vacation Bible School group leader in Roxbury, NJ. Also, he is an intern for SunCity Paradise, an online travel agency.
Erin McKenna is President of the Student Government Association, where she also served as Vice President. “During my time as Vice President, I got to work with students who were interested in improving the college through creating new clubs,” said Erin. Last year, she helped form 15 new campus organizations. She is also a Peer Facilitator on campus, where she helps freshmen students transition to college life both within and outside the classroom. In addition to her leadership activities, Erin works as a student aide for the Ramapo College Foundation, where she helps with the College’s Annual Fund.
Erin is from Midland Park, NJ and is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing. She has a 3.92 GPA and has been on the Dean’s List for four consecutive semesters.
Off campus, she has volunteered for community service projects such as Billy’s Buddies with the Wyckoff YMCA teen leaders program.
Megan Valdes of Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in International Business. She has a 3.75 GPA and is a member of the National Society for Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key International Honour Society, and has consistently made the Dean’s list.
At Ramapo, Megan is active in her role as President of Golden Key and as the Secretary of Commuter Affairs with the Student Government Association. She works closely with the Coordinator of Commuter Affairs to ensure that the campus is welcoming to both the residents and commuters of Ramapo.
Off campus, Megan teaches CCD to fourth graders on Sundays at her church, St. Luke’s RC Church in Ho-Ho-Kus.
In the Spring of 2016, Megan completed an internship with the United States Department of State in Washington, D.C.
Jason Guzman of Teaneck, NJ is a Business Administration major with a minor in Marketing and a GPA of 3.9.
Jason has had several internships and jobs outside of his coursework, including as Social Media Director of the Teaneck International Film Festival where he was involved in managing the marketing and event logistics, as well as celebrity panelists. He also volunteered for the New York Film Festival, which exposed him to the inner workings of a huge film centered event. That experience led him to an internship at Allied Integrated Marketing, one of the largest PR firms in the movie industry. Jason believes that “an opportunity is ultimately useless unless reacted to appropriately, and have pledged myself to always do so whenever possible.”
Emily Hutton of Leonia, NJ is a Literature and International Business major (concentrating in Marketing and East Asian Studies) with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She has a 3.9 GPA, is part of the College Honors Program, and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honor society.
Emily is President of the Sci-Fi Club and served as Vice President Gender Equality during her sophomore year.
Off campus, Emily has volunteered for the North Jersey Academic Challenge.
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Han Seul Yoo of Mahwah, N.J. is a business major with a concentration in marketing and a minor in international business. He has a 3.93 grade point average. Kevin was inducted into Golden Key National Honor Society and Beta Gamma Sigma.
At Ramapo, Kevin has been active in several organizations and activities, including Alpha Phi Omega (Professional Service Fraternity), Alpha Kappa Psi (Professional Business Fraternity), and RASA (Ramapo Admissions Student Ambassador). He serves as a Peer Facilitator, Orientation Leader, and as a Peer Advisor for the office of Center for Center for Student Success.
Jason Guzman of Teaneck, N.J. is a business administration major with a concentration in marketing. He has a 3.89 grade point average and has recently been extended offers to join both the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society and the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.
At Ramapo, Jason has been involved in various Ramapo organizations including the student business organization Enactus and RCTV.
Jason has also been involved in off-campus activities and organizations, such as serving as a volunteer with the Church of St. Anastasia and working on the organizing committee of the Teaneck International Film Festival.
Anna Elise Citarella of Byram, N.J. is a business administration major with a concentration in marketing. She has a 3.7 grade point average. She has been on the Dean’s List every semester she has been enrolled in college.
Anna is currently interning at a marketing company in New York City and hopes to pursue her career there upon her graduation from Ramapo College in May.
This semester, Alicia Cahill, a junior majoring in Business Administration/Marketing, is working as a marketing intern at Stryker. Last summer she worked as a content marketing intern for a business intelligence network company in New York City. “I spent my summer writing blogs, creating tweets, working on projects, participating in meetings, and doing online research,” she said. “I love writing and made sure to leave room for free time by writing for the yearbook and the school newspaper in high school and at Ramapo.” Alicia is from Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ and has earned a 3.93 grade point average.
Rachel Day of Parsippany, NJ is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing and a Psychology minor. She is a member of Students in Free Enterprise and serves as marketing and advertising chair of the Muslim Student Association. Rachel has been inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She received the Celebrating Diversity Award from President Peter P. Mercer. Her goal is to work in the marketing department of a medium-to-large size corporation that makes a difference in the communities around it, and employs people from different cultures and nationalities. Rachel has a 3.61 grade point average.
Robert Bolejszo is a senior from Cliffside Park, NJ majoring in Business Administration and Psychology. He is a sergeant in the New Jersey National Guard, and his unit will be deployed in September of this year. Robert has taken a maximum load of classes each semester in order to complete his degrees prior to deployment. He plans to enter an MBA program upon his return home.
Emma Ruddick-Ferrat is a senior majoring in Marketing with a minor in International Business. During a semester abroad in Prague, Czech Republic, Emma was able to visit 12 other countries in Europe and the United Kingdom. “I come from a diverse European family background so I was always interested in exploring the world,” Emma says. She has earned a 3.89 grade point average. She plans to earn an MBA after graduation.
At Nutley High School Michael Cristantiello was an honors student, a member of the Art Club and a number of community service clubs. He played soccer all four years and was named captain in his senior year. At Ramapo Michael is majoring in Communication Arts with a concentration in Design and Interactive Media. He has earned a 3.87 grade point average. He is a student ambassador, a peer facilitator and a member of the Kappa Sigma service fraternity. Last summer he was an intern in the Corporate Communications Department of Rolls-Royce North America inWoodcliff Lakes, NJ and was asked to stay on during the academic year. “This experience gave me work experience as I pursue a career in advertising,”Michael says. “After Ramapo I will pursue my MBA in Advertising or Marketing.”
This scholarship will be a big help in pursuing my goal to obtain a job in the field of advertising/marketing.
Senior Tracey Pastorini started as a volunteer in the Center for Student Success and now, four years later, works as an orientation leader for incoming freshmen. She is a peer facilitator and has been a student ambassador with the Admissions Office since her freshman year. “When not in the Center for Student Success office, running an Open House as an ambassador, or peering, I am actively involved on and off campus,” she says. Tracey is a member of the Class Council of 2011, Above the Influence Club and the Commuter Caucus, among others. Tracey is majoring in Business Administration/ Management, with a minor in Psychology. She is enrolled in the College Honors Program and has earned a 3.85 grade point average. Tracey is from theTownship of Washington, NJ.
Georgia Peirce of Pompton Lakes, NJ is a Business Administration/ Marketing major who is minoring in Philosphy and Psychology. She has grabbed on to rock climbing as a way to de-stress, holding a job at a rock gym and climbing the real thing. She says, “I equate rock climbing with life: pushing yourself to perform your best and to find the path of least resistance.” Georgia, who has a 3.18 grade point average, enjoys nature and helping others. She is a member of the NY/NJ Trail Conference, has taught senior citizens how to use computers and disabled children to rock climb.
I am thankful for being recognized and rewarded for my hard work.
Tania Fonovic of Sparta, NJ took her first Marketing class at Sparta High School. There she found her passion. She is particularly interested in marketing for a pharmaceutical firm. Tania is proud of being a first-generation college student and credits her parents with instilling in her a motivated work ethic. Tania, who has a 3.15 grade point average, is active in D.E.C.A. and has organized an annual fund raising event for M.A.D.D. in memory of two friends who died in alcohol-related incidents. “I have strived to provide myself with the proper knowledge and funding to accomplish my goal of success,” she says.
Rachel Berry is a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in management. She has earned a 3.71 grade point average. Rachel works at LC Marketing Communications as a marketing assistant and intern, and works on campus for the Women’s Center. She is a member of a number of student clubs including Feminists United, Organization for African Unity, the Weekend Events Committee, and the Concert Core Committee. She has been an active volunteer, and participated in the alternative spring break program last year in Mexico. The marketing faculty has commended Rachel’s “extraordinary conscientiousness and analytical and creative skills.” Rachel is from Newark, New Jersey.
The 2009-2010 recipient of the President’s Cabinet Scholarship was Brandon Pecoraro. Brandon is currently a senior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. After graduating from high school, Brandon’s band signed with a record label, performed around the country and successfully released an album nationwide. “From age 16 I was part of management in my own national business which became selfsustaining,” he says. “Once I had attained these achievements, I kept my promise to myself to pursue higher education.” Brandon has earned a 3.94 grade point average. He is from New Milford, NJ.
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