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Stephen Warren joined the Ramapo College community in 2006 as Comptroller for the Ramapo College Foundation. He brought many years of experience in higher education to the Foundation, and became an asset to the Foundation Board of Governors and administration with his impressive depth of knowledge. “Business was what he did every day and it was his life,” says Donna Warren, Steve’s wife of 23 years. “But his interest, one of his loves, was history. The other was astronomy, which he had little time to pursue.” To honor Steve’s memory, his commitment to Ramapo College, and his interests, the Stephen D. Warren Memorial Scholarship will be used to benefit students majoring in History and students with an interest in astronomy.
- For students majoring in History
- Interest in astronomy
- Recipient selected by the History convening group
This scholarship is not awarded through the application process.
Jeremy Chartier of Mahwah, N.J. is a History major. He has a 4.0 GPA and is a member of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society.
Jeremy is a part-time student who works a full-time job at night to support himself. He hopes to work at a nonprofit organization after graduating.
“After graduation, I hope to pursue a career in the museum field and go on to graduate school for museum studies,” says Emma Lucier-Keller of Point Pleasant, N.J. Emma is a double major in History and American Studies with a double minor in Museum and Women & Gender Studies. She has a 3.9 GPA and is president of the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society and a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. This past summer her essay, “The Visual Production of Chinese Masculinity in Political Cartoons, Photography, and Laundry,” was published by the New Errands Undergraduate Journal of American Studies.
At Ramapo, Emma has been active in several organizations, including History Club, and Ramapo Admissions Student Ambassadors. Last semester she served as president of Colleges Against Cancer, which raised over $33,000 for the American Cancer Society through their Relay for Life event and various other fundraising initiatives. This semester, Emma has served as president of History Club, which is an organization that hosts guest speakers and history networking sessions.
Emma also works for the Jane Addams Papers Project as an editorial assistant, and transcribes documents of the early twentieth century.
Leah Lindstrom of West Milford, N.J. is a History major with minors in Political Science and Human Rights and Genocide Studies. She has a 3.97 GPA and is a member of the Honors Program.
At Ramapo, Leah is part of the Peer Facilitation Program and Democracy Matters, where she serves as co-intern. She also has several on-campus jobs, including Student Aide for the Admissions Office and Office of Specialized Services, and serves as a Research Assistant for a project on Holocaust survivors.
Leah is also an active member of the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking, where she recently interned. She applies her knowledge of history to her passion for human rights, and plans to do this throughout her life.
“The scholarships I have earned will help me achieve my goal of a doctorate degree, so I can continue to research human rights issues and help make the world a better place.”
After graduation, Samantha Sproviero hopes to pursue a M.A. (and later Ph.D.) in history and become a history professor. “My sophomore year, I was given the opportunity to work as a supplemental instructor for the Educational Opportunity Fund, and discovered how truly passionate I was about history through assisting other students by seeing them make the connections and develop a deeper understanding of the past,” said Sam.
At Ramapo, she currently serves as editor-in-chief for the Ramapo News. She attended archeology field school at James Madison’s Montpelier and also took German language courses in Berlin, Germany. She is working tirelessly to learn the German language.
The senior is from Hasbrouck Heights, NJ and has a 3.944 GPA.
Nicole Doneen Picinich
Nicole Doneen Picinich of Rutherford, NJ is a History major with teacher certification. She has 3.74 GPA. Nicole was inducted to the Alpha Lambda Delta, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Omicron Delta Kappa Phi Alpha Theta, and Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society.
At Ramapo, Nicole has been active in several organizations and activities, including Peer Facilitators, History Club, and the “You’re Not Alone” Anti-Bullying Club.
Nicole has also served as a volunteer teacher for a Catholic school and participated in alternative spring break.
“Being a first generation college student…scholarships mean that my hard work and dedication are not wasted. For my parents this means that all their hard work to send me to college has paid off as well.”
Thomas Colella of Holmdel, N.J. is a history major, with a psychology minor in the Teacher Education Department. He has a 3.99 grade point average and is a member of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
At Ramapo, Thomas has been active in several organizations and activities, including working as a Senior Resident Assistant and the Chairperson of Rho Alpha Sigma Resident Assistant Honor Society.
Thomas has also been involved in off –campus activities and organizations, including substitute teaching with Source4Teachers.
Erin Mulligan of Brick, NJ is the recipient of the Graduate School Scholarship. She carries a double major: American Studies and History. She also has a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Erin has worked in Residence Life for three years and is the assistant residence director of Laurel Hall. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in American Studies and become a professor. “Receiving this scholarship puts me one step closer to achieving my long-term goal,” she said. “It is a wonderful feeling to be supported by the larger Ramapo Community in my academic endeavors.” Erin has a 3.86 grade point average.
“I have known William Feuss for nearly four years as a student in half a dozen of my history courses,” says Professor Sam Mustafa. Will is a senior majoring in History with a minor in Political Science, who has earned a 3.91 grade point average. He is a tutor for History students in the Writing Center, and for students in the Educational Opportunity Fund program. “Will has done all this while juggling the additional workload of the College Honors Program, in which he has maintained a separate research and writing agenda,” continues Dr. Mustafa. Will is from Lafayette, NJ.
This scholarship will help support me for my last year of study at Ramapo and allow me to prepare for a graduate level History education.
History major Steven Bellani is a senior who has earned a 3.92 grade point average. “Steven is a uniquely insightful and diligent student,” says Professor Michael Riff. “His modest and unassuming attitude make his accomplishments in probing historical scholarship and writing ability shine all the more.” Steven is from Rockaway, NJ.
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