Beyond the Classroom: Up in the Air with Mechanical Engineering Major and Pilot Jay Peterson

Today, we speak to Jay Peterson, a sophomore Mechanical Engineering major from Edison, NJ (Middlesex County). Jay is an on-campus resident and a fourth–generation college student! Jay tells us more about himself, his major and when he’s not in the classroom, his passion for flying. How did you find Rowan? My parents had me work with […]

Beyond the Classroom: Music Education Major Mike Massaro Directs Two Local High School Bands

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Meet Mike Massaro, a recent Music Education graduate and commuter from Swedesboro, NJ (Gloucester County). He had the great opportunity to take his musical skills outside of the classroom and was able to direct the jazz band and marching band at a local high school. He tells us more about his experience and his passion for music […]

Beyond the Classroom: Future Teacher’s Clinical Practice Radically Changes Due to COVID-19

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Today’s “Beyond the Classroom” features Tabitha Dougherty, a recent Rowan graduate. She majored in both elementary education and liberal studies to learn more about her “other passions of history and geography.” From Gloucester City, NJ (Camden County), Tabitha transferred from Camden County College after a career change to enter into the teaching profession. In her words, she shares […]

Beyond The Classroom: an “Enchanted” PR and Marketing Internship

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Today’s story is from Devon Graf, a senior communications studies major self-distancing from her house in Camden County, NJ. Devon joined the Rowan Blog team to wrap up her remaining internship hours, after her internship with Enchanted Celebrations was cut short prematurely due to COVID-19 affecting business.  I had absolutely no idea where or what […]

Junior Communication Studies Major: How I’m Gaining Lifelong Skills at Rowan

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Today we feature junior communication studies major and journalism minor Christian A. Browne, who commutes to Rowan from Sicklerville, NJ (Camden County) and is originally from Philadelphia. Christian transferred to Rowan from Camden County College. Going to Rowan has been one of the best experiences of my life. Through the university newspaper The Whit, Rowan […]

Journalism Student Reduces the Negative Stigma of the Word “Homelessness” Through Her Blog

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“It’s important not to judge someone before listening to them,” says Lauren Purnell, a first-generation college senior majoring in journalism and minoring in new media from Florence, NJ (Burlington County). Lauren used her passion for storytelling and giving a voice to the voiceless to create a blog called Naming the Homeless, where her mission is […]

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