Change is Good (Even When It’s Your Major)

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One Student Shares How She Found Her True Path by Changing Her Major at Rowan University Meghan Tynan, a senior advertising and public relations double major from West Caldwell, NJ (Essex County) shares her personal journey of self-discovery, leaving her childhood dream behind and embracing a newfound passion. Miss Tynan, a dream I had since […]

How Law and Justice Major Keshawn Porter Stepped out of His Comfort Zone

Rowan University Law and Justice major Keshawn Porter stands in front of the Rowan arch.

Today we feature Keshawn Porter, a Law and Justice major from Essex County, who shares how joining on-campus clubs and organizations changed his Rowan experience for the better. Could you tell us a few on-campus activities, clubs, sports or events that you’ve attended? What was your favorite, and why? I am part of the Black […]

Hispanic Heritage Month #PROFspective: Law and Justice Major Cisley Calva on Taking Pride in Her Path and Culture

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Today, as part of our Hispanic Heritage Month #PROFspective series, we feature senior Cisley Calva from Newark, NJ (Essex County). Cisley is a first generation college student majoring in Law and Justice and minoring in Psychology, and is the President of ULA (United Latinos Association).  What is your student experience here at Rowan? Do you […]

Meet #Rowan2026: Incoming College of Engineering Students From Near and Far

College of Engineering building.

Today we feature incoming first year students Pedro Geraldes (he/him), Ella Pennington (she/her), and Alex Ballou. Pedro is from Newark, NJ (Essex County) and will be living on campus as a Chemical Engineering major. Ella is from Elkton, MD and will be living on campus as a Biomedical Engineering major. Alex is from Mililani, HI […]

Passing the Torch: Passionate First-Generation College Student Shirley Celi-Landeo

A proud first-generation college student from Newark, NJ (Essex County), Shirley Celi-Landeo is an Anthropology and Modern Language and Linguistics double major. She has concentrations in medical and forensic anthropology, and concentrations in Spanish, German, and Arabic. Shirley is minoring in Latin American Studies and has three certificates of undergraduate studies in Spanish, German, and […]

First Year Voices: Radio/Television/Film Major Sincere Silvera

Sincere poses on the stairs in the back of Bunce Hall.

Today we talk to first-year student and on-campus resident Sincere Silvera. Sincere is a Radio/Television/Film (RTF) major from East Orange, NJ (Essex County). Sincere is a first-generation and EOF student.  What do you like about living on campus? Well, I live in a single room. It’s pretty good, you know, I can just do whatever […]

Senior Reflects: Anderson Chumpitaz on Mentorship and His Rowan Legacy

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Today we feature first-generation college student Anderson Chumpitaz, who will graduate this summer. Anderson majors in Health Promotion and Wellness Management and is from Newark, NJ (Essex County). He gives advice and tells us about his involvement on campus. Do you have any advice for people who are moving to campus for the first time […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: From North Jersey To Utah, Chemical Engineering Major Jacob Molinaro

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Meet Jacob Molinaro, a Chemical Engineering major with minors in both Math and Chemistry who transferred from the County College of Morris and is originally from Essex County, NJ. He is taking remote classes at Rowan from his current residence in Utah. He shares more about his decision in choosing Rowan and what he loves about South Jersey. […]

Leadership #PROFspective: Eliya Bravo, Inspiring Community Action and Change

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Today we feature first-generation college student Eliya Bravo, a leader at Rowan University. Bravo is the founder and president of the Women of Color Alliance and vice president for both the Students For Caribbean Awareness and Rowan Universities Club Swim Team. Bravo is also the public relations rep for the United Latinos Association and a […]

7 History Majors Share How Their Degree Supports Their Professional Goals

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Today, we speak with seven History majors from Rowan’s College of Humanities & Social Sciences about how this program has set them up for professional success. “This major supports my professional goal of being a teacher and continuing to give back to my community and my country. I am excited to see where my dual […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Radio/TV/Film Major Paul Romeo

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Today, we speak to transfer student Paul Romeo! Paul is a Radio/TV/Film major from Cedar Grove, NJ (Essex County) who transferred from Southern New Hampshire University. He shares with us why he chose Rowan and gives advice to out-of-state students. What are your professional goals? And how is Rowan helping to support you in those […]

Alumni Success: Student-Athlete, Trailblazer Brad K. Leak

Today, we feature alumnus Brad K. Leak ’94, who earned a bachelor of science degree in Business with a specialization in Accounting. He also led the men’s Track & Field team as captain from 1991-94. As a three-time all-American champion, Brad wisely balanced the many responsibilities of being a student, an athlete and a leader. Where do […]

Rowan Global History Graduate Student is Teaching and Learning with a “New Set of Rules”

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Meet Diamonnique M., a Rowan Global student from Essex County who began her master’s degree in history pursuit in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. She’s going back to school at the same time as she navigates her first year teaching social studies and English language arts (ELA) at the elementary school level. Here, Diammonnique […]

3 Environment and Sustainability Studies Majors Share What Excites Them About Their Major

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Today, we speak to three Environment and Sustainability Studies majors from Rowan’s School of Earth and Environment about what gets them excited about their major. “I want to say that I am making a difference or at least attempting to. I am an environmental and sustainability major and there are a lot of issues revolving […]

Lifting Black Creative Voices

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Today we are highlighting Black students who major in creative fields at Rowan University. Each share insight on being a Black student in a major/field where there is not strong representation and tell us where they are headed in their professional careers. “I really didn’t have an insight being a Black student coming from a […]

Black STEM Majors Share Advice for Black High School Students Interested in STEM

Ylanda sits outside campus near Campbell Library.

Today, we’re highlighting Black STEM majors as they share some advice on where to start when looking into STEM. “Attend as many events as you can to meet new people that has the same interests as you and to also carry out with your interests,” says Ylanda Souffrant, a sophomore, first-generation college student and Math […]

#PROFspective: Mathematics Major Alisa Patel

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Today we feature Alisa Patel, a junior Mathematics major with a Statistics of Operations Research and Data Analysis minor. Alisa is a first-generation college student from Cedar Grove, NJ (Essex County). Alisa is a tutor through tutoring services, a resident assistant (RA) through Residential Learning & University Housing and a mentor with Dr. Harley E. […]

First Year Voices: Chestnut Hall, Adjusting to College – Griffin Roughgarden

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Today we feature freshman and Chestnut resident Griffin Roughgarden. Griffin is a Business Entrepreneurship major from West Caldwell, NJ (Essex County.) How do you like living in Chestnut?It’s really good, actually. It’s pretty quiet, it’s not really a loud place, there’s lots of amenities. It’s kind of the perfect location on campus.  Have you thought about […]

PROFFAMILY: An Inclusive & Welcoming Group Of First Years

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Story header photo, from left: Tara Long, Brandon Sagbo, Jada Johnson, Poku, Aaron Brown, Dianna Schreidl, Jayshalie Jennings Today we speak with PROFFAMILY. Freshman founder Poku and first members of the group share how it began and how it has helped them transition into being college students. Creator and visionary, freshman Samuel Poku (who prefers […]

5 Juniors Share Why They Changed Their Majors

These students recognized their majors weren’t the right fit and took the time and energy (which isn’t much) to make the switch. If you don’t absolutely love what you’re studying, it might be good idea to make a switch to improve your college experience! “I was exploring a couple different paths such as addiction counselor, […]

Brighter Days Ahead: What Rowan Students Are Looking Forward to with Longer Days

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We ask Rowan students what they’re looking forward to after the Winter Solstice! “I’m looking forward to my bedroom having natural light longer into the day as I find myself more productive with my curtains open and having the sun illuminate my room.” – Tommy Bell, senior, Music Industry major, Brigantine, NJ (Atlantic County) “I […]

Senior Reflects: Professional Skills Through Greek Life

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Today’s story is from Melanie Sbaraglio, a senior public relations and advertising double major social-distancing from her house in Nutley, NJ (Essex County). Melanie joined the Rowan Blog team to wrap up her remaining internship hours, after her internship with Ace Screen Printing in Glassboro was cut short due to COVID-19 affecting business.  Many people […]

Coping with Grief as a College Student

Allison Niemiec poses for a photo on the Bunce Green.

This article is part of a running series with Rowan University’s Wellness Center. This collaboration aims to educate students about personal well-being options. For further updates, follow @RowanUWellness on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Meet Allison Niemiec, a first year graduate student in the Higher Education Administrative Track program, from Cedar Grove, NJ (Essex County). She shares, “I wanted to write […]

Pandemic Profs: Yoga at Home

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Today’s story is from Melanie Sbaraglio, a senior public relations and advertising major social-distancing from her house in Nutley, NJ (Essex County). Melanie joined the Rowan Blog team to wrap up her remaining internship hours, after her internship with Ace Screen Printing in Glassboro was cut short due to COVID-19 affecting business.  Stuck inside, gyms […]

History Major Finds Her Passion for Archiving During Internship

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Before COVID-19 social distancing, through her internship with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania this semester Julianne Tarrant was able to figure out what career path she wants to take after graduating in May. The history major from Nutley, NJ (Essex County) also minors in political science and international studies.  Julianne has always liked history, more […]

#PROFspective: Women’s Ice Hockey Vice President Emily Render

Emily stands in front of the women's ice hockey trophy.

Name: Emily RenderYear: JuniorMajor: Radio/Television/Film within the Ric Edeleman College of Communication and Creative Arts Hometown and county: Nutley, Essex County On campus resident or commuter: I live in 114 Victoria, on campus. Academic or social clubs:  Women’s Ice Hockey Club Team Why did you choose Rowan? I met one of the Women’s Ice Hockey coaches […]

“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 […]

PR Student Follows Passion with Two Start-Ups on Campus

As a PR and Advertising double major with minors in Mandarin and Strategic Communications, junior Brittany Eng of West Orange, NJ (Essex County) always knew that writing would play a huge role in her future endeavors. She enjoyed creative writing throughout high school and into college, and writing has always been her strongest skill. How […]

Joshua’s Home Away From Home: Wilson Practice Rooms [VIDEO]

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An environmental studies freshman from Nutley, NJ (Essex County), Joshua Masucci has continued with his love for playing music and has found a welcoming home away from home within the College of Performing Arts’ Wilson Hall’s practice rooms. Like what you see? Come visit us! VISIT CAMPUS​ Produced by: Alexander Belli, senior public relations and advertising […]

#PROFspective: Environmental Studies Major Joshua Masucci

Today, we speak with Joshua Masucci, a freshman aspiring geographic information science major who lives on campus in Evergreen Hall. Joshua will share his #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student and how he’s getting the most out of his college experience as a Rowan Prof. Name: Joshua MasucciMajor: Currently […]

Amber’s Study Abroad in Spain

Africana Studies senior and transfer student Amber Brown-Kelly of Newark, NJ (Essex County) shares her experience: This study abroad experience in Valencia, Spain was round two for me. My first round took place in the United Kingdom for six months full of studying and traveling with friends and classmates who mostly spoke English. Two months full […]

Students Unify Rowan through Unified Sports

Kaitlee and Joseph sit on a bench together

 Co-presidents of Unified Sports, seniors Kaitlee Francisco, an elementary education and mathematics major from Washington Township (Gloucester County) and Joseph Egan, a mechanical engineering major from Fairfield (Essex County) contribute to the Rowan and South Jersey communities in ways that go far beyond the classroom.  On Nov. 3, Kaitlee and Joseph were elated to see […]

Something Fun for Everyone at the Student Organization Fair at Rowan University

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Student Government Association (SGA) hosts its annual welcome-back-to-school organization fair in early September in the center of campus, behind the Student Center. With over 200 student clubs, intramural sports and club sports on campus, this is always an afternoon of excitement for students of all years and majors. We suggest expanding your horizons and remembering […]

#PROFspective PROS Edition: Philosophy Major Donald C Roberts III

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Today, we speak with Donald C Roberts III, a junior philosophy major from Irvington, NJ, who lives on campus in Edgewood Park Apartments. Donald will give us insight on his career as being a member of Rowan PROS and will share his #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student […]

#PROFspective: Communications Studies Major Troi Foster

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Today we speak with Troi Foster, a senior communications studies major from East Orange, Essex County, who lives on campus as a resident assistant in Mimosa Hall. Troi will share her #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student and how she’s getting the most out of her college experience as a Rowan Prof.  Name: […]