#PROFspective: International Engineering Student Thai Nghiem

Thai Nghiem stands on the steps inside the Engineering Hall lobby

Name: Thai Nghiem Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering Minor: Computer Science Year: Senior Are you a first-generation college student? No Hometown and county: Hanoi, Vietnam Commuter: Yes. I’m commuting from Franklinville, NJ (Gloucester County) Academic clubs you are a part of: Bantivoglio Honors Concentration, Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honor Society Social clubs you are […]

#PROFspective: Transfer Student Iridian Gonzalez

Iridian Gonzalez sits on a bench outside of Bunce Hall

Today we speak with Iridian Gonzalez, a senior commuter from Somers Point, NJ (Atlantic County) who majors in journalism. Iridian will share her #PROFspective with us about transferring from community college and how she gets the most of her college experience as a Rowan Prof. Name: Iridian GonzalezMajor: JournalismMinor: Strategic CommunicationYear: SeniorTransfer Student?: Yes! I […]

Rowan: Not My First Choice, But My Best Choice

Male student holding DSLR camera with trees in the background

Graduating senior Alexander Belli, a double major in public relations and advertising – and recently honored with the highest honor for this year’s advertising students, the medallion – shares his story on how Rowan University was not his first choice, but ultimately was the best choice for him. Alexander commuted to Rowan from Voorhees, NJ […]

Passing the Torch: First-Generation Art/Photo Major Gives Advice

Johnathan Puglise smiles at the camera while being surrounded by other recent graduates in their black cap and gowns.

“Meet people and spend time with them!” says Johnathan Puglise from Millville, NJ (Cumberland County), a recent art/photo graduate from the College of Communication & Creative Arts. Johnathan, a first-generation student, rented off campus and commuted to Rowan. To make the most out of the college experience he says you should, “take photography!” Like what […]

Passing the Torch: International Student Gives Advice

Ahmad Kindawi stands with his family at Rowan University graduation

“Participating in social activities is the best way to make friends,” says Ahmad Kindawi, a first-generation college student (now graduate!) from Syria, who rents a house off-campus, within walking distance of campus. Ahmad graduated with a master’s degree in history from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.  Like what you see? Come visit us! […]

Passing the Torch: Grad Says “Just Do It”

Allyson stands in her cap and gown on the Bunce Green

“The best way to make friends is to ask for help and reach out to others,” says public relations graduate Allyson McDonough of Spring Lake Heights, NJ (Monmouth County.) As a first-generation college student and commuter who rents off campus, she shares her best advice to, “Go straight to Rowan and put yourself out there. […]

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