Full-Circle Moment: Communications Alumna Finds New Role at Rowan as Parent Advocate

Wilson Hall, on the campus of Rowan University

Two generations of #RowanPROUD alumni live in the Wilner household.  Lisa, from West Deptford (Gloucester County), earned her degree from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) in Communications — with a minor in Advertising and concentration in Marketing — in 1986. Her son, Ben, graduated with a Music degree in 2018 and is currently pursuing […]

Higher Education Master’s Program Sounds Like Sweet Success For Rowan Music Alum Ben Wilner

Ben Wilner stands outside James Hall

Future college students will be fortunate to have Ben Wilner as their academic advisor.  The Gloucester County native and aspiring academic counselor, who will complete his master’s degree in the College of Education’s Higher Education track this spring, didn’t initially set his sights on the program until his own interaction with an advisor.  “He’s been […]

Ed.D. Graduate, Community College President on His Game-Changing Rowan Experience

As public relations and marketing spokesperson for New York Transit, communicating news for the bus division that transported seven million passengers a day, Stephen Nacco saw his long-term career prospects heading on a different path — toward higher education.  Nacco traded media for academia, where he rose to top administrative positions at two New Jersey-based […]

Psychology Major “Breaks Labels” with Academic Success Center

Rowan Psychology major Matt Corsi outside Esby Gym

Spend just five minutes with Matt Corsi, and it’s impossible not to smile — this Psychology major’s positivity and enthusiasm are infectious.  The transfer student from Deptford, NJ (Gloucester County) arrived on campus one week early this semester as part of College Compass, a program that provides students with disabilities with a transition into college […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: PR Major Jenna Fischer

Outside shot of 301 High St.

Today, we hear from Jenna Fischer, a junior Public Relations major who recently transferred to Rowan from Middlesex County College. Read Jenna’s account of her first few months on campus.  If someone told my quiet self in high school three years ago I would be striving as a public relations major and living on campus […]

“First Class” Graduate Howard Beder

Rowan alumnus Howard Beder Howard (center) with actor Federico Castelluccio from "The Sopranos" and actor/comedian Jeff Pirrami

Meet Howard Beder, a 1988 Rowan alumnus from the College of Communication and Creative Arts and past president (1986) of the Alpha Phi Delta fraternity. Today, he shares how his experience as a Communication major helped him achieve his goals. Howard chose Rowan University (then Glassboro State College) because it was merely two hours away […]

Success For All: Support Systems at Rowan and Where to Find Them

If your student has a documented disability, sending them to college without an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) may feel downright scary.  Lisa Wilner, parent of a College of Education graduate student in the Higher Education program, wants to flip the script.  “[Parents] need to understand that universities are not abandoning the IEP resources that your […]

(FRESH)man Voices: Computer Science Major Monica Torres

Future Rowan freshman and PCI student Monica Torres

Meet Monica Torres, a Jersey City (Hudson County) native and Computer Science major who attended the Pre-College Institute (PCI) this summer.  What are one or two takeaways you got from the PCI program? “I think I’ve learned a lot more about time management. I’m usually a morning person. I’ve learned to juggle my free time […]

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