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A former executive with ITT Industries, William Briggs audited courses at Ramapo for 20 years. The courses he took reflected a diversity of interests and ranged from contemporary Africa, Italian, Gerontology and Meteorology, among others. He became a member of the Friends of Ramapo in 1996 and was a steady supporter of the College through the Annual Fund until his death in 2012. Mr. Briggs created endowed scholarship funds in 2002 and 2004 to ensure that future generations of students would be able to attend Ramapo College. The awards are for students in the Anisfield School of Business.

  • For academically accomplished upperclassmen enrolled in the Anisfield School of Business
  • Applicants must submit a one- to two-page essay describing their career goals and how they arrived at this decision
  • Selected by a committee comprised of ASB faculty

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2020 Recipients

Hayley Virone

“I never want to stop learning,” says Hayley Virone of Bergenfield, N.J. Hayley is an Accounting major with a minor in Information Technology Management. She has a 4.0 GPA, has achieved Dean’s List every semester, and is a member of the Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society. Upon graduating, she plans to take and pass the CPA exam.

Hayley works part-time at Whole Foods Market. This past summer, she interned at Starr Companies in NYC, where she worked as an underwriting audit intern, and she recently accepted an accounting internship at WithumSmith+Brown for Spring of 2020.

Hayley enjoys running in her spare time, and in high school, she broke a 37-year-old school track record for the 200-meter dash event.

Victor Georgiev

Victor Georgiev, is an international student from Bulgaria studying Information Technology Management. He has a 4.0 GPA and has earned Dean’s List status each semester.

Victor is an active member in the International Student Organization, the ASB Dean’s Student Advisory Council, the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, the KPMG Mentoring Program, and the Ramapo College Foundation Mentorship Program.

Off-campus, Victor has worked at IBM and Ralph Lauren. He plans to continue his education in IT by pursuing a master’s degree.



2019 Recipients

Victor Georgiev

Victor Georgiev is an international student from Varna, Bulgaria and an Information Technology Management major. He has a cumulative GPA of 4.0 and has been on the Dean’s List since his first semester.

At Ramapo, Victor serves as the President of the International Student Organization and has been active in the ASB Dean’s Student Advisory Council, the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, the KPMG Mentorship Program, the Residence Hall Council, and the CCEC Teaneck Tutoring program.

On campus, Victor works at the ITS department. Off-campus, he has gained experience working at IBM, Sutherland, and C3i Europe providing IT support to corporate and government clients. He plans to continue his education in IT and pursue a master’s degree.


Megan Quinlan

Megan Quinlan of Sayreville, N.J. is an Accounting major with an International Business minor. She has a 3.8 GPA. Megan was recently inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma honors society and received two Outstanding Leadership awards her sophomore and junior year.

She is heavily involved on-campus and holds several positions including Student Assistant Residence Director for the Village, President of Rho Alpha Sigma honors society, and Audit Intern at the Internal Audit in the Office of the President. She is also involved in Global Roadrunners and is treasurer of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. Previously, Megan was a Peer Facilitator for two years and was involved with Sophomores Advancing in Leadership.

In 2017 Megan studied abroad at the University College Dublin and also interned for Deloitte Ireland. Last spring break, she attended the China Business Immersion Experience in Beijing and Shanghai China. Upon graduation, Megan will be working full-time for Deloitte in Princeton, NJ. She is an aspiring CPA and hopes to one day work abroad again. “After making a successful career for myself, I plan to donate a scholarship to Ramapo to help students follow their dreams.”



2018 Recipients

Nicholas Juenemann

Nicholas Juenemann is an Accounting major from Sayreville, N.J. He plans to declare a minor in International Business and hopes to study abroad in Japan over the summer. He is a Presidential Scholarship recipient and currently maintains a 4.0 GPA.

Nick is a part of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.  He is also a part of the Ramapo E-Sports Club and plays on the Overwatch team. He works at GameStop as a sales associate and plans to continue working at GameStop while pursuing an internship in the Accounting field.


Katelyn Wolak

Katelyn Wolak of South Plainfield, N.J. is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Finance. She has a 3.8 GPA.

At Ramapo, Katelyn has been active in several organizations, including College Advocates Supporting Higher Education and The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She also works as a consultant at the Center for Reading and Writing.

Off-campus Katelyn has volunteered at Camp Friendship, a Korean culture camp for adopted children, as well as First Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey, a school for special needs children. “My volunteer work has given me the most valuable and rewarding hands-on learning experience, and will help me as I pursue a career in financial medical care.”



2017 Recipients

Amauris Hernandez

Amauris Hernandez of Bergenfield, N.J. is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Finance, and an Internationa Business minor.  He has a 3.9 GPA and is a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship.  He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, and the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.

At Ramapo, he co-founded the Mixed Martial Arts Club.

 


Megan Patel

Megan Patel of Freehold, NJ, is an International Business Major with a dual concentration in Marketing and Global Studies with a minor in Political Science. She has a 3.79 GPA, and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key International Honour Society, and Omicron Delta Kappa International Leadership Honor Society.

Megan served as Student Governor within the Student Government Association, as well as the Vice President of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre Law Fraternity.  Megan planned and executed a campus wide Run With Color Fundraiser last spring to help benefit student scholarships. More than 450 alumni and students participated.

In addition to volunteering as a tutor for grade school children at the Freehold Borough Public Library, she is also a member of the Rebuilding Together Foundation.  After graduation she plans on attending law school to study public interest, and hopes to one day work for the United Nations as a human rights attorney.



2016 Recipients

Erica Amarini

Erica Amarini of Fort Lee, NJ is an Accounting major. She has a 3.7 GPA.  Erica has made the Dean’s List and was inducted to Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

At Ramapo, Erica has joined Sigma Delta Tau and the Accounting Club. She has also served as the Sister-to-Sister Foundation Chair for Sigma Delta Tau. Off campus, Erica volunteers for Jewish Women International and Prevent Child Abuse America.

“Ever since I was a young girl, I have always believed that education is the most important thing in the world and I am happy to see that this scholarship symbolizes that feeling. This scholarship shows me that you completely support students and their education.”


Mark Florczynski

Mark Florczynski of Fair Lawn, NJ is an Information Technology Management major with a minor in International Business. He has a 3.89 GPA and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Beta Delta honor societies.

At Ramapo, Mark has been active in several organization and activities, including the Anisfield School of Business Dean’s Student Advisory Committee, the Global Roadrunner Program (former Vice President) and Campus Crusade for Christ.

Mark has also been involved in off-campus activities, including being a student ambassador for International Studies Abroad (ISA) and volunteering at the Midland Park Church of God.


2015 Recipients

Kevin Checkett

Kevin Checkett of Freehold, N.J. is an international business major and political science minor. He has a 3.85 grade point average. Kevin was inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society.

At Ramapo, Kevin has been active in several organizations and activities, including the Ramapo Baseball team and International Business club.

Kevin has also been involved in off-campus activities and organizations, including starting his own landscaping business and participating in an annual Thanksgiving food drive for people in need in Bergen County.

 

Jessica Perez

Jessica Perez of Belleville, N.J. is an accounting major with a minor in Spanish language studies.  She has a 3.76 grade point average.

At Ramapo, Jessica is president of the Ramapo Chorale. She is also the vice president of the College Republicans.  Jessica has membership in Omicron Delta Kappa, the Golden Key International Honour Society, and Sigma Delta Pi. She is a research assistant in the Anisfield School of Business.

Jessica will be starting this fall as a tax associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers and will be studying for the CPA exam this summer.



2014 Recipients

Joana Gerbi

Joana Gerbi of Paramus, N.J. is an international business major with a concentration in information technology management. She has a 3.7 grade point average. Joana was inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society.

At Ramapo, Joana has been active in several organizations and activities, including the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program.

Joana has also been involved in off –campus activities and organizations, including serving as a volunteer for various senior care facilities in her hometown of Paramus, N.J.

 

Michael Fleischmann

Michael Fleischmann of New City, NY is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Management. He is a member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Judicial Review Board, the Commuter Caucus and Transfer and Commuter Connections. He is also a senator-at-large and secretary of Commuter Affairs. Michael responds to the unique needs of those who have had difficulties in their lives. He was a management aide intern at an assisted living facility and participated in their Telephone Reassurance Program. He also interned at an organization where he led and superved workshops for those who had been imprisoned and their families. He also worked at a food pantry helping to prepare and deliver food. He has 3.40 grade point average.



2013 Recipient

Jericho Kayne

Jericho Kayne of High Bridge, NJ has a double major: Business Administration with a concentration in Management, and Psychology. She is president and treasurer of Psi Chi, a member of The International Honor Society in Psychology, vice president of the Residence Hall Council, fundraising chair and junior advisor of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, a student advisor on the Dean’s Student Advisory Board, and a lifetime member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Honor Society for Business and a member of The Society of Human Resource Management. Completing an internship in the Human Resources’ Talent Development Department of New York Life Insurance helped Jericho to refine her career goals. She believes her double major will prepare her for a career in corporate talent development. Jericho has a 3.95 grade point average.


2012 Recipients

Stephanie DeFeo

Stephanie DeFeo is a senior Business Administration and Psychology major from Lafayette, NJ and is also a minor in Economics and Sociology who transferred from Sussex County College. She is a member of the Golden Key Honour Society and plans a career in human resources administration.

Jericho Kayne

Jericho Kayne of High Bridge, NJ has a double major: Business Administration with a concentration in Management, and Psychology. She is president and treasurer of Psi Chi, a member of The International Honor Society in Psychology, vice president of the Residence Hall Council, fundraising chair and junior advisor of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, a student advisor on the Dean’s Student Advisory Board, and a lifetime member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Honor Society for Business and a member of The Society of Human Resource Management. Completing an internship in the Human Resources’ Talent Development Department of New York Life Insurance helped Jericho to refine her career goals. She believes her double major will prepare her for a career in corporate talent development. Jericho has a 3.95 grade point average.


2011 Recipients

Matthew Kowalsky

Matthew Kowalsky of Pompton Lakes, NJ is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Management. He has a 3.74 grade point average and is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and the Golden Key International Honour Society. Matthew is a little league umpire and works in an assisted living facility. He also volunteers at a center for developmentally disabled adults. He admits he prefers working with people rather than numbers. “Communicating effectively is one of my strongest qualities and sound communication skills are an essential attribute for any successful business manager,” he says. Matthew would like to begin his career in sales and become a manager in a large corporation.

It is an honor to know I have been selected out of so many applicants. It will help me prepare for my future by allowing me to work less hours this semester and focus on my classes.

Emma Ruddick-Ferrat

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.

This scholarship will help me save money, which can be used toward studying abroad. I am an international business minor so I look forward to learning about other cultures firsthand!


2010 Recipients

Viktoriya Staneva

Viktoriya Staneva of Bulgaria is a Finance major with minors in Mathematics and International Business. She wants to become a professor. Viktoriya hopes to help young people achieve their goals and inspire them to reach their full potential —the same way her professors did for her. She has held several paying jobs on campus and is active in the Finance, Math and Model U.N. Clubs, among others. Viktoriya, who has a 3.98 grade point average, would consider it a great honor to become a colleague of one of her Ramapo professors.


Paul Coraggio

Paul Coraggio of Hazlet, NJ is interested in the sustainable business model, a career in which he can pair his major of International Business with his minor, Environmental Science. He plans to work with an international not-for-profit business to better develop, network and increase the sustainability of small and local businesses. Paul, who has a 3.93 grade point average, is a member of the President’s Climate Commitment Committee, and plays a leadership role in the student club, Environmental Alliance. Paul plans to continue his education in either environmental law or obtain a public service MBA.



2009 Recipients

Robert Osborn

“I am currently a member of the Fed Challenge Team,” says Robert Osborn. The team meets during the weekends to conduct research on the U.S. Federal Reserve, its policies, and effects on the economy. The Team meets in New York to compete against other college teams on whether the Fed should raise, lower, or maintain the Federal Funds Rate. Robert is an economics major with a minor in mathematics. He has earned a 3.56 grade point average. He is a member of Delta Mu Delta and Omicron Delta Epsilon, and has worked at Richard’s Sales and Rental Center since 2005. Robert is from Brick, New Jersey.

This scholarship helped me pay for my final semester at Ramapo and now I will be able to graduate with a degree and hopefully get a good job.

Tracey Pastorini

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.

This scholarship will help me continue my studies at Ramapo and allow me to continue to pursue a degree in Business Administration.

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