Michael J. Ricciardi graduated from Ramapo College in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in
Business Administration. As an undergraduate Mike helped create the intramural sports
program, and after graduating began working in the Roadrunner Athletics Department. He held
positions as Coordinator of Athletic Equipment & Facilities and Women’s Basketball Coach
under Athletic Directors Rick Myrlak and Gene Marshall, often saying that they taught him a
great deal. Mike rose to the position of Athletic Director in 2007, a position he held until his
death in 2010.
Mike was a volunteer for sports and youth programs in and around Hudson County, New
Jersey where he grew up. He was an active member of the Saints Joseph and Michael Church sports
programs in Union City, NJ. He devoted his time to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and girls’ basketball,
and was a certified high school referee for basketball and softball.
“Mike was tireless and steadfast in his support of student athletes,” says the remembrance
page of the Ramapo College web site. “He was happiest when he was coaching, meeting
informally with students, or simply sitting in the stands cheering. He is remembered as a
dedicated and caring administrator, colleague, family man, and sports enthusiast.”
- Enrolled in Anisfield School of Business
- Accounting major
- Active in community service
- Good academic standing
- Financial need preferred
Rebecca Abramsky of Wayne, N.J. is an Accounting major with a 3.7 GPA. She is part of the Deans Advisory Group and a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Currently, Rebecca is a risk management intern at EY. Previously, she was accounting intern at Cigna Health Insurance. Through the organization PS5, she teaches underprivileged children about basic financial literacy.
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