Rowan University Anthropology Majors Share Their Professional Goals

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Anthropology is the scientific and humanistic approach understanding human origins, and biological and cultural diversity. Potential career paths can include becoming an anthropologist, archeologist, forensic science technician, curator, medical scientist, museum technician and conservator or geographer. Meet anthropology majors Nicole Abbott, Goldie Burnett & Nicholas Torres as they share their professional goals in their field. […]

Hispanic Heritage Month #PROFspective: History and International Studies Double Major Kyle I.

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Today, as part of our Hispanic Heritage Month #PROFspective series, we feature Senior Kyle I. (he/him) from Woodlynne, NJ (Camden County). Kyle is double majoring in History and International Studies, having transferred to Rowan University from Camden County College. He discusses his experience at Rowan, professional aspirations, and gives advice to future students. What is […]

History, Anthropology Graduate Kathryn Seu Pursues M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Education

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Today we speak with Kathryn Seu, a recent Rowan University graduate with degrees in History and Anthropology. She will continue her studies by pursuing her master’s degree in Holocaust and Genocide Education, the first program of its kind, through Rowan Global. Kathryn is from West Berlin, NJ (Camden County) and is student association president of […]

Meet #Rowan2026: Incoming Profs from the Colleges of Humanities and Social Sciences, Education

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Today we welcome incoming first year students from the College of Education and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Rowan University. Haley Hill (she/they) is from Williamstown, NJ (Gloucester County) and will be living on campus as an Education and History major. Gianna Burgio (she/her) is also from Williamstown, NJ and will be […]

First Year Voices: History Major Abbigail Ealer

Today, we feature Abbigail Ealer, a first year History major from Washington Township, NJ. Abby is in the Honors program and a mentee of the Bantivoglio Leadership and Service Training (BLAST) peer mentoring program, which pairs upperclassmen with incoming Honors students to help guide them through their first semester in Honors and at Rowan. Abby […]

My Most Interesting Class: United States History to 1865

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While senior Ahmad Conteh has pursued his degree in Finance through the Rohrer College of Business, one course he took from outside his major quickly became one of his favorites. Read on as Ahmad, a transfer student from Mercer County College, shares details on a class that took him centuries back in our nation’s past. […]

Cyreelle Cruz, RIPPAC Member and Scholarship Recipient, Shares Her Story

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Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship (RIPPAC) member and recent scholarship recipient Cyreelle Cruz, a junior History major from Camden County, shares how the connections she has made with Rowan faculty have taken her to the next level.  What got you interested in your major? Since I was a freshman in high school, I […]

My Favorite Class: American Material Culture

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This story is a part of the “My Favorite Class” series. Today we speak with recent graduate Anthony Raisley. He earned a degree in History with a concentration in U.S. History and multiple minors in Entrepreneurship, New Media, International Studies as well as a CUGS (Certificate of Undergraduate Studies) in Italian! Anthony comes from Middletown, NJ […]

#PROFspective: History Major Anthony Raisley on Living On Campus

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Today we speak with recent graduate Anthony Raisley, who majored in History with a concentration in U.S. History and multiple minors in Entrepreneurship, New Media, International Studies as well as a CUGS (Certificate of Undergraduate Studies) in Italian! Anthony comes from Middletown, NJ in Monmouth County and has lived on campus all four years of […]

Meet Transfer Profs: Future History Teacher Joseph Leonard

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Meet incoming transfer student Joseph Leonard! Joseph is an aspiring History Education major from Gibbsboro, NJ (Camden County) who transferred from Camden County College. He shares more about what he’s looking forward to at Rowan University and he gives advice to other transfer students. Welcome to Rowan! Could you share with us one thing you […]

History Graduate Student Shares: Teaching Online and Supporting Distant Students [VIDEO]

Rowan Global student Steven Anderson shares how his history degree prepared him as a high school social studies teacher during COVID-19. Steven recently earned the James Madison Fellowship as an outstanding educator of the U.S. Constitution. This prestigious award is granted to only two history teachers yearly.   Like what you see? LEARN MORE Video […]

Meet Transfer Profs: Future History Educator Kendra Hahn

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Meet incoming transfer student Kendra Hahn! Kendra plans on majoring in History Education (BA/MST) Program and is from Sicklerville, NJ (Camden County). She transferred from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Kendra shares with us why she chose Rowan and what she’s looking forward to. Welcome to Rowan! Could you share with us one thing you are […]

From Past to Present: History Shares A Lesson [VIDEO]

“It’s a cliché to say, but you understand history so you don’t repeat it,” says Timothy Dewysockie, a Rowan Global M.A. in History student. Graduates with a master’s degree in history have the opportunity to position themselves in roles across a variety of fields, including educators, museum curators or archivists. Like what you see? LEARN […]

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: Future High School Teacher Gianna Venturini

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Meet Gianna Venturini, a Secondary Education and History major and Psychology minor. Gianna is a transfer student from Monmouth University but is originally from Rockaway, NJ (Morris County). She shares with us why she chose her major and why she chose Rowan! What are your professional goals? And how is Rowan (your program, faculty, etc.) helping […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Future History Teacher Kaan Aktas

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Today we speak with Kaan Aktas, a senior transfer student from Bergen Community College who majors in History and Subject Matter Education. Kaan, a remote student from Fairview, NJ (Bergen County), is a first-generation college student. What are your professional goals? And how is Rowan helping to support you in those goals? My professional goals […]

Black History Facts All Students Should Know

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Today we speak to Rowan students from three different colleges who share insight on key moments in Black history and suggest books and movies to learn more.  “Black History Month originally began as Negro History Week, created by Carter G. Woodson in 1926. It only became Black History Month in 1976 when President Gerald Ford […]

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 […]

History Majors, Professors Suggest Historical Sights to Visit Over Winter Break

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Today we feature History majors and their professors, who suggest historical sites to visit over winter break.  Kaan Aktas, a senior education and history double major from Fairview, NJ (Bergen County), is a transfer student from Bergen County Community College and a first-generation college student. He recommends that Rowan students visit the Statue of Liberty, […]

PA to NJ: 7 Pennsylvanians Share If They’ve Adopted Any “Jersey” Tendencies

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Today, 7 Pennsylvania native students reveal what New Jersey sayings, mannerisms or other traits — if any — have rubbed off on them.  I think I’ve picked up a little bit of the South Jersey accent. I’ve started saying “caw-fee” instead of coffee. Also, I miss being able to order pork roll whenever I go […]

#PROFspective: Meet Japanese Culture-Enthusiast, History and International Studies Major Sean French

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Today, we speak to Sean French, a senior History and International Studies dual major from Haddon Township (Camden County). Sean, a commuter and first-generation student, holds a leadership position in Rowan’s Japanese Culture Club. He tells us more about the club, his majors and why he chose Rowan! Why did you choose your majors? I’ve loved history […]

Senior Reflects: History Major Catherine Dunn

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Today we feature senior Catherine Dunn, a History major from Audubon, NJ (Camden County). Catherine transferred to Rowan from RCGC. Please tell us about your favorite moment with a faculty member or a favorite experience in one of your classes? My favorite moment with a faculty member was over the summer in my Historical Methods course with […]

Senior Reflects: Future Elementary School Teacher Kimberly Hanson

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Today we feature Elementary Education and History dual major and recent graduate Kimberly Hanson. Before campus closed due to COVID-19, she commuted from her home in Williamstown, NJ (Gloucester County). Kimberly transferred to Rowan from Camden County College.  What is your favorite moment with a faculty member or a favorite experience in one of your classes? […]

Senior Reflects: History Major Christine Katherine Elizabeth Ellis

Today we feature senior Christine Katherine Elizabeth Ellis, a History major from Sicklerville, NJ (Camden County). Christine, who commuted to campus,  transferred to Rowan from Camden County College.   Could you please share your favorite social memory? Among my favorite memories are my watercolor class, History of Photography class, my Modern Latin America class, and […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: History Major Peter Macrina

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Today’s TRANSFERmation Tuesday features Peter Macrina, a junior transfer from Camden County College. Peter is a first-generation History major whose hometown is Philadelphia. He commutes to Rowan from Bellmawr, NJ (Camden County). Could you share with us one moment that made you feel inspired or confident that you’re in the right field for you? One […]

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 […]

First Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management Graduate Reflects on His Rowan Experience

Jeff Dever, a 2017 alum from Moorestown, NJ (Burlington County), has many reasons to be #RowanPROUD. He made Rowan history as the first student to graduate with a degree in Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, and has made countless contributions to campus safety throughout his undergraduate years. But where did his success begin? The walls […]

#PROFspective: Rowan After Hours Programming Coordinator Joseph Scafiro

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Today we speak with Joseph Scafiro, a senior History major from Cinnaminson, NJ (Burlington County) and programming coordinator for Rowan After Hours (RAH). Joseph will share his #PROFspective with us about what his job entails and why you should get involved each weekend. Name: Joseph Scafiro Major: History Minor: None Year: Senior Where do you […]

History Major Grad to Sales Account Executive

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Meet alumnus James Malfitano, a 2007 history major graduate. Originally from Toms River, NJ (Ocean County) and now residing in Naples, FL, Malfitano works as a Sales Account Executive for Rave Mobile Safety. Today, he will share with us his most memorable experiences while attending Rowan University and how his degree in history has helped […]

Passing the Torch: International Student Gives Advice

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“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: History Grads Share Insight

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“I’m really proud of you,” were Professor Glenn McDorman’s parting words to two of his graduates. “Please reach out if you need anything.” Graduating with degrees in history and humanities, Cory Gibson (right) from Wall, NJ (Monmouth County) says that the best advice he would give his high school senior self about how to make […]

#PROFspective: History Education Major Amiel Holliday

Today, we speak with Amiel Holliday, a senior history education major from Burlington, NJ (Burlington County) who lives on campus in Edgewood Park Apartments. Amiel 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: […]

Rowan Graduate Finds Dream Job Through Internship

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“Put yourself out there for opportunities you are interested in. You never know what could come of it,” says Tyler Jiang, a Class of 2018 graduate from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (Delaware County). His own advice certainly rang true throughout his undergrad experience as a History and International Studies double major at Rowan! Tyler quickly realized his […]

Roommates Reflect: What It’s Really Like to Live With You, Whitney Center [VIDEO]

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What will they say? Whitney Center on Rowan Boulevard roommates Elizabeth Leick (sophomore writing arts and public relations double major), Hanna Dietrich (sophomore biomedical engineering major) and Olivia Grasso (sophomore history and modern languages and linguistics major) dish on what it’s really like to live with roommates at Rowan University. By: Natalia Panfilova, senior public […]

#PROFspective: Early Childhood Education Major Naveen Khan

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Today we speak with Naveen Khan, a senior early childhood education and history/Spanish double major from Cherry Hill, Camden County, who commutes from home. She 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: Naveen Khan […]

#PROFspective: Education and History Double Major Erin Anderson

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Today we speak with Erin Anderson, a junior education and history major from Marlton, Burlington County, who lives off campus. Erin 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: Erin Anderson Major: Subject Matter Education: History […]

#PROFspective: Secondary Education & History Major Joseph Bittmann

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Today we meet Joseph Bittmann, a senior secondary education and history double major from Washington Township, Gloucester County. Joe talks about his #PROFspective on his final year at Rowan and how he’s successfully balancing being a club president, honor student, and Rowan Prof! Name: Joseph Bittmann Major: Dual major in Secondary Education and History within the College of Education […]