TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Computing and Informatics Major Richard Shinnick

Richard poses on the steps in front of Dawn to Dusk Cafe.

Today we speak to Richard Shinnick, a senior transfer student from Ramapo College of New Jersey who majors in Computing and Informatics. Richard is an on-campus resident originally from Allendale, NJ (Bergen County).

Richard poses in front of a black fence.

What are your professional goals? And how is Rowan helping to support you in those goals?

My professional goals include making websites and apps that will impact our society.

How does your field impact the world? What impact would you like to have on the world in your field?

Computers affect everyone. I would like to develop websites/apps.

Richard poses on a hill in the Glassboro Town Square.

What inspired you to choose your major?

I love computers, which inspired me to choose my major.

As a student from North Jersey, how did you become aware of Rowan University?

A family member, who is an alum of Rowan, recommended Rowan to me.

Richard walks down Rowan Boulevard.

How long is your trip/drive “home” to North Jersey?

My trip “home” to North jersey is two hours.

What are some of the benefits for you, living this distance from home?

A benefit to living farther from home is gaining a greater sense of independence.

Richard looks at a pair of sunglasses inside Barnes and Noble.

What are a few interesting or new things about Rowan’s South Jersey area that you would share with future students that are not from the area?

People say pork roll instead of Taylor ham, and it bothers me.

What off-campus, local fun places do you recommend students check out?

Atlantic City is close by, and I like to visit sometimes.

Why did you choose to transfer to Rowan University?

They have a great computer science program, and a great computing and informatics program.

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Story and photos by:
Rachel Rumsby, sophomore communication studies and public relations double major

We are #RowanPROUD to be included on Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2021 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes select nationwide colleges and universities that foster dynamic pathways for transfer students.

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