Oldenhage, Lori Ann Memorial Scholarships I and II
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The Oldenhage Scholarships were created by family members of Lori Ann Cavaluzzi Oldenhage. Lori and her husband, David, were expecting their first child when she was faced with the challenge of unbeatable cancer. In 2002, shortly after her son William was born, Lori succumbed to the disease.
Lori Oldenhage earned a bachelor of arts degree from Pace University and later a master’s degree in Marketing. Her commitment and love for her family went beyond all bounds. Moments around the pool with her sisters, creative assignments at Trans World Marketing with her dad, special outings with her mom and many loud Sunday afternoons at Giants Stadium with her husband helped Lori celebrate her enthusiasm for life.
For over a decade, this scholarship has honored Ms. Oldenhage and recognized a Ramapo College student who is majoring in Marketing and who demonstrates Lori’s “enthusiasm for life.”
- For female Marketing majors
- Applicants must submit a one- to two-page essay describing their career goals and how they arrived at this decision
- Recipient chosen by a committee comprised of ASB faculty
Kate Shirkey of Roxbury N.J. is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing and minor in Business Analytics. She has a 3.6 GPA and has continuously made the Dean’s List. She received the 2019 Outstanding Leadership by a Junior Award and is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National Collegiate Athlete Honor Society.
Kate is the Captain of Ramapo Women’s Volleyball, President of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and is ASB’s Management Statistics Tutor. She also is on the Executive Board for Ramapo’s Chapter of RallyCap Sports, a club that runs recreational sports specifically designed for children and young adults with special needs.
She has worked as a Marketing Intern for Ramapo Dining Services, a Brand Marketing Intern for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and a Saturday workshop teacher at the local nonprofit, Gifted Child Society.
Erin Fischer of Morristown, N.J. is a junior majoring in Marketing. In addition to continuously making the Dean’s List, Erin’s 3.93 GPA has earned her membership into Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
She is active on campus as a member of the ASB Dean’s Student Advisory Council, the Honors Program and as a Marketing & Social Media Student Assistant in Ramapo’s marketing department.
Erin recently studied abroad in Japan and South Korea, and she has been involved off campus in the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey and The Seeing Eye.
“My skills and interest in marketing have already yielded me two terrific job opportunities—thanks to Ramapo’s great career support,” says Erin Fischer. Erin is currently a social media intern for a travel website and spent the summer working as a Marketing and Communications Manager for a Girl Scout summer camp. “Both positions allowed me to think about potential customers, to craft messages that would appeal to target audiences and to use social media outlets to share those messages.”
Erin earned a 3.9 GPA and is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and has been on the Deans’ List since Fall 2017.
She is active on campus as a member of the Anisfield School of Business Dean’s Student Advisory Council, the Ramapo College Honors Program and the women’s basketball team. Erin has also been involved in the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey and the John Corr Family Resources outreach organization. She is from Morristown, N.J.
Sarah Oehler of South Plainfield, N.J. is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing. She has a 3.8 GPA and has been on the Dean’s List every semester since she has been at Ramapo.
On campus, Sarah has been a member of Enactus since her freshman year. Her sophomore year she was a co-project leader for the team’s project with the Bergen County Horse rescue. She is the current President of Enactus, and continues to be a project leader.
In addition to Enactus, Sarah was a member of the Ramapo Admissions Student Ambassadors Program.
Off-campus, Sarah is gaining professional experience while working at a major pharmaceutical company.
Julia Housel is a senior Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing, and a minor in International Business. She has a 4.0 GPA. Julia is a dedicated member the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society and the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society.
At Ramapo, Julia is captain of the Ramapo College Swim Team. Throughout her collegiate swimming career, Julia has held five school records and has received an honor award for maintaining the highest GPA within the New Jersey Athletic Conference. Additionally, Julia has been involved in many community service and volunteer activities such as Relay for Life, Ramathon, Meters for Mike, and Special Olympics.
Christal Torres of West Milford, N.J. is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing. She has a 3.98 GPA. Christal has been on the Dean’s List every semester and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.
At Ramapo, Christal is part of the Ramapo Admissions Student Ambassadors, Enactus, and the Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity, where she has held a leadership position as Marketing Chair.
“I recently interned in Dublin, Ireland where I learned about business operations in an advertising technology firm. Through that experience, I found a passion in data analytics and cross-functional collaboration.”
After her graduation date in December 2017, Christal is excited to pursue her MBA as well as a career in Business Operations.
Kristine McCormick of Rockaway, NJ is a Business Administration Major with a concentration in Marketing. Kristine is a senior with a GPA of 3.486. She is creative, reliable, competitive, and motivated to succeed professionally.
After graduation, Kristine intends to continue to learn in her career and grow to become a well-educated and professional business woman. She looks forward to May 2017, when she is proud to be the first in her family to attend and graduate from college with a Bachelor’s degree.
Business has always been a passion of Kristine’s since high school, and after eight years of business education she is now ready to enter into her career. “I aspire to climb the corporate ladder after graduation, and one day hope to create my own successful Drive-In Movie theater business-Throwback Theater,” said Kristine. “I’m proud to accept this award and honor and wish to one day have a scholarship in my own name for women entering the business world.”
Christal Torres of West Milford, NJ is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing. She has a 3.975 grade point average. Christal has achieved Dean’s List status each semester and was inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta first-year Honor Society.
At Ramapo, Christal has been active in several organizations and activities, including the Ramapo Admissions Student Ambassadors, Enactus club, and Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity, where she holds a leadership position as Marketing Chair.
Jeremy Barbara of Wayne, NJ is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Economics. He has a 3.8 GPA. Jeremy has been a member of the Dean’s List each semester and was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
At Ramapo, Jeremy has been active in the Student Government Association and the Investment Club, for which he is founder and president.
Jeremy has also held internships with the New Jersey Devils and New Jersey Jackals.
Joel Bockhorn of Rockaway, NJ is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing, and a minor in International Business. He has a 3.4 GPA.
At Ramapo, Joel has been a member of several organizations, including the Ramapo College chapter of Enactus, Marketing Club, and Ramapo College Pride. In Enactus, Joel served as vice president of recruitment.
Upon graduating, he plans on a career in marketing communications.
John Bartell of West Caldwell N.J. is a business major with a concentration in marketing. He has a grade point average of 3.69 and has been on the Dean’s List all but one semester.
At Ramapo, John has been active in several organization and activities, including being a peer facilitator for the Living Learning Community, being a math tutor and a member of the student Judiciary Council.
John has also been involved in off-campus activities and organizations, including taking part on a mission trip to Mississippi and spending time helping at women’s shelters in Newark.
Tiffany Ramirez of Woodland Park, N.J. is a business administration major with a concentration in marketing. She has a 3.3 grade point average.
At Ramapo, Tiffany has shown her leadership abilities as Vice President of Pine Hall, a delegate of the Student Government Association and a member of RASA.
Tiffany also has been involved in off-campus activities such as a member of the Relay for Life organization and the American Heart Association.
“At 10, I decided to become a dog walker for my neighbor,” said Falestine Solaiman. “Even though it was only $5 a walk, it was still more than any 10 year old was making at the time! Now 10 years later, I am an official Co-Founder of Ridgewood Paws LLC a dog walking and pet services company.” Falestine is a junior majoring in Business Administration/Marketing who has earned a 3.18 grade point average. She volunteers at Camp Sunshine in her hometown of Ridgewood, NJ. “I have high hopes and dream big,” she said. “Though it may sound like only a dog walking job, it entails a lot more than just walking pooches — I had to become organized and financially stable to create a fully insured start up company from nothing. I see myself as many things; a student, a worker, a dreamer and now I can say I am an entrepreneur.”
Kevin Demaio of Old Bridge, N.J. is a business administration major with a concentration in information systems and international business. He has a 3.7 grade point average and has been on the dean’s list since 2013.
He is currently an intern for the Drug Enforcement Administration of New Jersey, Tactical Diversion Squad. At Ramapo, Kevin is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi and is a resident assistant.
Maxwell Auth of Old Tappan, NJ is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing. He is a publicist for the Culture Club. Maxwell has held marketing, public relations and merchandising internships at clothing manufacturers and magazines. Since 2009 he has been the director of sales and advertising at a consignment boutique. Maxwell was greatly influenced by the president of Tory Burch LLC who expressed the importance of having a presence throughout the world to aid in capturing marketing share in traditional and emerging markets. As a result, Maxwell would like to earn an MBA from an institution in a foreign country. Maxwell has a 3.71 grade point average.
Melissa Cooper is a Marketing major from Wall Township, NJ. She is a member of the Anisfield School of Business Dean’s Student Advisory Council and is active in DECA. Melissa plans to become a buyer or merchandiser for a fashion company. She says, “Receiving the Lori Ann Oldenhage Scholarship is more than just lowered tuition. This scholarship is representative of a woman who lived life to the fullest. Although college is very important, it is a reminder not to let it take over your life. Live every day to the fullest and do not let the little stresses of life cause you to forget how blessed you are.” Melissa, who has a 3.38 grade point average, works part time, speaks German and enjoys kickboxing.
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.
This scholarship will help me move towards achieving my academic goals as it helps me financially as I enter my senior year at Ramapo.
Kiera Larkin of Mendham, NJ is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. The automobile industry has always held a special allure and she plans to work in the marketing department of a car company. To help realize her goal, Kiera is completing an internship with an advertising agency that includes car companies as clients. “I have learned an astonishing amount working with this small company,” she says and the experience has helped her coursework, too. Kiera, who has a 3.44 grade point average, is a volunteer at Morristown Memorial Hospital and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life program. On campus, she is a member of Colleges Against Cancer and the Marketing Club. Kiera notes, “I focus all of my goals on preparing for the future.”
Christopher Faust is a junior from Farmingdale, NJ. He is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, and is pursuing a minor in International Business. Christopher has earned a 3.32 grade point average. “His class participation, leadership in group work and grades are excellent,” reports Professor Ed Petkus, convener of the Marketing faculty.
This scholarship will help me continue to strive for excellence as I grow and mature as a student.
“Jacqueline Vanderveer is very disciplined and committed with very good grades,” says Marketing Professor Ed Petkus. Jacqueline is from Upper Saddle River, NJ and is a senior in the Business Administration major, concentrating in Marketing. She has earned a 3.06 grade point average. Jacqueline is an officer in the Marketing Club.
This scholarship has and will continue to inspire me by helping me realize to never lose sight of your passions.
Veselina Stoyanova. “I became extremely motivated in understanding the dynamics of the business environment.” Veselina is a senior at Ramapo majoring in international business. Her minor is French, and she has earned a 3.97 grade point average. Veselina has spent her summers working at the Ministry of Economy and Energy, Raiffeisen Bank, the Bulgarian United Bank, and with a grain distributor, all in Bulgaria. At Ramapo, Veselina is a member of the Model United Nations Club and the International Business Club, where she serves as president. She plans to continue her education in international business and marketing.
Rachel Coviello of Wayne, NJ graduated in 2009 with a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing concentration. Currently a postbaccalaureate student in the Teacher Education program, Rachel worked full-time as an environmental educator at the Weis Ecology Center in Ringwood, NJ last summer. Rachel has always had an interest in critters and collecting rocks, she says. In high school she took AP Biology and AP Environmental Science. She’s been a teaching assistant at several environmental camps and programs and plans to teach science once she’s received certification. All of these experiences have made her comfortable teaching any age group. Rachel, who has a 3.91 grade point average, says, “I have developed valuable teaching skills such as communication, questioning and patience in combination with my own positive traits, enthusiasm, determination and organization.”
The scholarship I have received has made a tremendous difference in my life. It has helped reduce the financial burden that paying for college would place on me and my family. I would like to thank the benefactors for their goodness and generosity.
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