My Favorite Class: Cheyenne Smith, Introduction to American Studies

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This story is a part of the “My Favorite Class” series. Today we speak to Cheyenne Smith, a senior Early Childhood Education major with a dual minor in American Studies & Africana Studies from Somerdale, NJ (Camden County). Cheyenne is a transfer student from Camden County College and commutes to campus. What was the name […]

International Studies Majors: My Professional Goals

Today we speak with five International Studies majors. They tell us about their short- and long-term goals, how Rowan has prepared them for their field and how it all relates to their goals and dreams. “After graduation in the spring, I plan to go to law school. My long-term professional dream goal is to have […]

Black #PROFspective: Senior Economics Major Tamora Hill

Today we speak to Tamora Hill, a senior Economics major from Salem, NJ (Salem County). Tamora is a transfer student from Cumberland County College and a commuter student. Thank you to Tatianna Addison, senior communications studies major from Browns Mills, NJ (Burlington County) for this series idea to honor Black students during Black History Month.  What […]

5 Law and Justice Majors Share How They Became Interested In Their Major

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Today, we speak to five Law & Justice Studies majors about how they became passionate about their major and why it was the right choice for them. “As a Black woman I have lived a life where the justice system played a major part of my childhood. Being in an environment where anything you do […]

First Year Voices: Commuter, PROFFAMILY Member Jada Jenkins

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Today we speak with freshman Jada Jenkins, a Psychology major and commuter from Blackwood, NJ (Camden County). She tells us about her experience so far at Rowan. Jada is part of PROFFAMILY, a newly-formed freshmen group focused on inclusion and fun. Why did you choose Rowan? Rowan was one of my top two schools and they […]

#PROFspective: Brett Mayer, An EMT At Rowan EMS

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Today we speak with senior Law & Justice Studies and Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management double major Brett Mayer. Brett is an EMT at Rowan EMS. He also lives on campus and works as a resident assistant in the Rowan Boulevard Apartments. Brett is from Manalapan, NJ (Monmouth County).  Are there any professors you feel […]

Kudos To Professors Who Made An Impact

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We recently spoke to students who each picked a professor they’ve had at Rowan who really made an impact on them. Here, the students explain how these professors affected them and what made them truly enjoy their classes. Tiara Gbeintor, junior Psychology major Professor Lisa Abrams, Psychology: “She was a very understanding teacher. She made […]

Senior Reflects: Subject Matter Education And English Major Christina Bharda

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Today, we speak to senior Subject Matter Education and English dual major Christina Bharda from Middletown, NJ (Monmouth County). She tells us more about her Greek life involvement and what she looks forward to doing with her degree. Are you in any campus involvement or clubs? I’m in a sorority! I’m the vice president of […]

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 […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Writing Arts & Spanish Major Helaina Parejo

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Today we feature sophomore Helaina Parejo who double majors in Writing Arts and Spanish. Helaina is from Barrington, NJ (Camden County) and transferred from Ursinus College the spring semester of her freshman year. She has an internship with the Writing Arts department and is a part of the Writing Arts Club. Why did you choose […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Double Major Robert Pallante

Robert Pallante, a Rowan College at Burlington County senior transfer student from Winslow Township (Camden County), shares a bit about his Rowan experience as a Political Science and Philosophy major with an American Studies minor. What wakes you up in the morning?  I tend to look at things one day at a time, so I […]

6 Economics Majors Share What They Wish They Knew About Their Major

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Today, six Economics majors tell us what they wish they knew about their major! “I wish I would’ve known how much calculus was involved, but I do have to say it has improved my mathematical skills significantly.” – Sarah Prosser, senior, Economics major with a minor in Writing Arts, transfer student through Rowan Choice partnership […]

3 Anthropology Majors Share How They Became Interested In Their Major

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Today, we speak to 3 Anthropology majors from Rowan’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. They tell us what sparked their interest in the major.  “I took a Human Variation class as an elective for, at the time, my Biology major that I later switched. I loved the class and the teacher so much that […]

English Majors Share What They are Reading over Winter Break

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Rowan students and English majors from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences suggest some good reads for Winter Break. Senior Superia Ryan from Pittsgrove, NJ (Salem County) recommends “Sonny’s Blues“ by James Baldwin. She thinks the book “shares a powerful story that I believe others should hear.” To read, Superia enjoys sitting and reading […]

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, […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Connor Crafton-Tempel

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Today we speak to Connor Crafton-Tempel, a senior Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management major with a minor in Sociology. Connor is involved in Rowan University EMS, Rowan Progressives, Tau Sigma (National Transfer Student Honor Society) and Epsilon Pi Phi (DPEM Honor Society). Connor is from Freehold Township, NJ (Monmouth County) and transferred from Holy Family […]

I’m Not Sure What to Major in, is That Normal?

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Admissions counselor Amanda Marcks dispels a myth about majors and details a unique Rowan program called Exploratory Studies that’s designed for undecided students.  Deciding on a college major can be really intimidating, especially when there are so many options to choose from! At Rowan we have more than 80 different majors ranging from all areas […]

6 English Majors Share How Their Major Supports Their Professional Goals

Six students from Rowan’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences tell us how their English major will support them professionally. “I want to teach elementary school after college, and I feel like an English major covers so many important things that go alongside education. An English major explores racial issues, class issues, historical moments, gender, sexuality […]

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 […]

Beyond the Classroom: Meet Africana Studies Club President Nafisat Olapade

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Today we feature Nafisat Olapade, president of the Africana Studies Club. She’s a Biological Sciences and Psychology double major and a first-generation college student. Here, she tells us more about the club and her leadership role in this campus organization.  Can you tell me about the Africana Studies Club? Africana Studies Club is here to […]

#PROFspective: Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management Major Maribeth Novsak

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Maribeth Novsak, a senior Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management major from Cape May Court House, NJ (Cape May County), shares some highlights of her Rowan experience.  What inspired you to choose your major? I actually started as an Athletic Training student here at Rowan. After my sophomore year, I realized I wasn’t happy in the […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Double Major International Student Elona Noka

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Today we feature first-generation college student Elona Noka from Albania studying Economics and Political Science. Elona is a senior who transferred from Tirana University in Albania. She is a part of Women in Business and Phi Sigma Pi. She currently commutes from Deptford, NJ (Gloucester County). What wakes you up in the morning? What wakes […]

5 Tips for Talking about Politics this Thanksgiving

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Today senior Political Science major Jason Brooks shares with us tips for talking about politics this Thanksgiving. Jason is from Monroe Township, NJ (Middlesex County). He is the assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for SGA, one of the executive chair for the Student Alumni Association and an Admissions Ambassador. When millions of Americans gather […]

#PROFspective: English and Writing Arts Double Major Destiny Hall

Destiny Hall standing a fall forest.

Today we feature Destiny Hall, a first-generation college student and senior double majoring in Writing Arts and English with specializations in Shakespeare Studies and Creative Writing. She also has a minor in Women and Gender studies and is from Gloucester City, NJ (Camden County). Destiny shares her thoughts on her major, feminism and her future. Why did […]

#PROFspective: Senior Psychology Major and Africana Studies Minor Cheyenne Uhuru

Today we feature Cheyenne Uhuru, a senior Psychology major and Africana Studies minor from Sicklerville, NJ (Camden County). Cheyenne is a commuter to campus. She is a member of PsiChi, a Psychology Honors Society, and the  Africana Studies Club. Can’t find her on campus? Meet Cheyenne at work at H&M in the Deptford Mall. Why […]

Rowan Student Leaders Alexa Bassano, Sydney Ramos and JT Kurtz Share Their Insights

Read firsthand accounts from three Rowan students who talk about the benefits of their on-campus leadership positions.  First up is Alexa Bassano, a junior Biological Science major from Brick Township, NJ (Monmouth County). Alexa is a Resident Assistant at Mimosa Hall, a member of Rowan Emergency Medical Services and the Director of Collegiate Alumnae Engagement of […]

Junior Major Moments: Combined Advanced Degree Program (CADP), Law and Justice Studies Major Julia Esposito

Today, we speak to Julia Esposito, a Law and Justice Studies major with a concentration in Forensic Science from Williamstown, NJ (Gloucester County). Julia transferred from Stockton University to Rowan her sophomore year and has no regrets about it. She’s been a commuter since her freshman year. She tells us more about her experience at Rowan, including more […]

Rowan Alum, Aspiring Professor Continues Education in Criminal Justice Graduate Studies

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A prospective career change brought Marlo Rossi back to Rowan and on a brand-new professional path in the university’s Criminal Justice master’s degree program. Marlo, from Gloucester County, NJ, transferred to Rowan and earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2019. She graduated with her sights set on law school. Through substitute teaching in […]

#PROFspective: English and Computing & Informatics Double Major Chris Finnegan

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Today, we speak to rising senior Chris Finnegan. Chris is a double major in English and Computing and Informatics and is an on-campus resident. He’s also an admissions ambassador for Rowan University! Chris tells us more about why he chose Rowan and what a typical on-campus day is like for him.  Why did you choose your […]

Junior Major Moments: Law and Justice Major Nicolette Salzano

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Today we feature Law and Justice major and Psychology minor Nicolette Salzano. Nicolette is a transfer student living off-campus this fall.  Can you please share a favorite moment with a faculty member or a favorite experience in one of your classes? As a Law and Justice major, I have had numerous classes with Professor Houser. […]

Junior Major Moments: Studying Abroad and More with International Studies Major Alexander Rossen

Exterior shot of the Townhouses, where Alex lives on campus

Today, we speak to Alex Rossen, an International Studies major with Jewish Studies and Sociology minors from Westfield, NJ (Union County). Now a senior, Alex is also an on-campus resident who lives in the Townhouses. He tells us more about his junior year and his favorite Rowan moments. Could you share your favorite moment with a faculty […]

Meet #Rowan2024: Shahadah Samuels, Setting a Career Path for Change

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Meet Law and Justice major Shahadah Samuels from Camden, NJ (Camden County). She is excited to get involved on campus during her first semester as a commuter.  What is something you’re looking forward to at Rowan? I’m looking forward to trying new things and meeting new people. I also cannot wait to get involved in […]

#PROFspective: Combined Advanced Degree Program (CADP) in Subject Matter Education: English Major Dominique DiGiacomo

Dominique poses in front of a stream.

Today we feature Dominique DiGiacomo, a rising senior in the Combined Advanced Degree Program (CADP) in Subject Matter Education: English program, minors in International Studies and Asian Studies, and a Certificate of Undergraduate Studies in Japanese.  Dominique is a commuter student this coming year from Atco, NJ (Camden County). On your busiest day, what academic, […]

Junior Major Moments: Law and Justice Studies Major Matthew McGrath Talks Internships and Research Opportunities

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Today we feature rising senior Law and Justice Studies major Matthew McGrath. Matthew is a Resident Assistant in the Whitney Center from Middletown, NJ (Monmouth County). Could you share your favorite moment with a faculty member or a favorite experience in one of your classes? Over the course of three years I have completed at […]

#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 […]

How I Chose My Major: Exploratory Studies To Psychology Major Sydney Basis

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Today, we speak to rising sophomore Sydney Basis. She is from Marlboro, NJ (Monmouth County) and is an on-campus resident. Sydney is a former Exploratory Studies major who then made the decision to become a Psychology major. She’s going to tell us a little more about her experience as an Exploratory Studies major and how she […]

Senior Reflects: Sociology Major Peterson Dossous Strives to “Never Stop Thinking and Learning” in His Field

Sociology graduate Peterson stands outside wearing a suit

Today we feature Peterson Dossous, a recent Rowan graduate who studied Sociology from Jersey City, NJ (Hudson County). Peterson reflects on his experience as a Prof and how he made the most out of his college experience. Did you have an on-campus job? I worked for the Office of Career Advancement, which consisted of filing documents, […]

#PROFspective: Feeling Like a Member of the Student Body Through the Online Learning Experience

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Meet Liberal Studies major Krystal Mannering from Atlantic County, NJ. Krystal, a first-generation college student, works full-time while running a business, providing for her household and taking care of a toddler. Read her perspective on how Rowan has made her feel “accepted and welcomed” as an online student.  Being an online student for most of my educational […]

Junior Major Moments: Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management Major Connor Crafton-Tempel

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Today we feature Disaster Preparedness and Management major Connor Crafton-Tempel from Freehold, NJ (Monmouth County). Connor is a transfer student and commutes to campus.  Could you share your favorite moment with a faculty member or a favorite experience in one of your classes?  Professor Carty, who taught my Disaster Planning, Mitigation, and Recovery course at […]

Junior Major Moments: Modern Languages and Linguistics Major Charisse N. Watts

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Today we feature Modern Languages and Linguistics major Charisse N. Watts from Plainfield, NJ (Union County). Charisse is a transfer student and lived on-campus in 220 Rowan Blvd. before COVID-19 shut down campus.  Could you share your favorite moment with a faculty member of a favorite experience in one of your classes? One of my […]

Julia’s Corner: It is Okay to Not Know Your Major

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Recent grad Julia McAleavey shares guidance through this advice column for incoming students. A student with well-rounded experience, Julia earned a bachelor’s in advertising this spring. She transferred to Rowan her sophomore year, after another school wasn’t a great fit. While at Rowan she started as an exploratory studies major, unsure of what to major […]

20 Classes at Rowan to Further Education on Race & Social Justice

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As the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion stated earlier this month, “Universities are not exempt from facing issues that plague our society and threaten our democracy.” It is extremely important to recognize these issues and take the necessary steps to educate ourselves and those around us on the dangers of racism, to start making […]

Aspiring Attorney Carl Watkins Shares His Experience in the 3+3 Program

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Meet Carl Watkins, a junior Law and Justice major from Chicago, IL who transferred to Rowan University from DeVry University.  Favorite faculty moment: I had a Public Speaking professor who had a different philosophy than every other teacher. He wanted to ensure students in college enjoyed their time and did not stress about everything. He […]

Meet #Rowan2024: Lindenwold’s Maiyah, Law and Justice Major, Ready to Explore College Life

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Today we feature incoming freshman Maiyah from Lindenwold, NJ (Camden County). Maiyah will be entering Rowan University as a Law and Justice Studies major.  What is one activity, club, sport or hobby that you did in high school that you’d like to continue with at Rowan? In high school, I played softball and I hope […]

#PROFspective: Double Major Gloria Sanckon, President of the African Student Association

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Today we feature Gloria Sanckon, a junior Psychology and Sociology double major from Burlington Township, NJ (Burlington County). She transferred to Rowan from Burlington County College and is a first-generation college student. This year, Gloria lived on campus at the 114 Victoria Street apartments. Tell us about one club, organization or group of friends that […]

Meet #Rowan2024: Exploratory Studies Major Amanda McNally Furthers Her Athletic Career at Rowan

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Today we feature Exploratory Studies major Amanda McNally from Tabernacle, NJ (Burlington County). Amanda is excited to be living on campus this fall and competing on two of Rowan’s athletic teams. What is something you’re looking forward to next year at Rowan?  I’m looking forward to being on campus and all of the student events. […]

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 […]

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: First-Generation Law & Justice Major Ashley Bermudez-Villacis

Ashley in her cap & gown near the Engineering Pond.

Today we feature first-generation senior Ashley Bermudez-Villacis, a Law & Justice major from Lyndhurst, NJ (Bergen County). Before leaving campus due to COVID-19, Ashley lived in the 220 Rowan Blvd Apartments.  Could you tell us about your favorite moment with a faculty member or a favorite experience in one of your classes? My favorite moment […]

Senior Reflects: Transfer Political Science Major Finds Her Fit

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Meet Morgan Golightly, a first-generation college student, transfer student and commuter from Belmar, NJ (Monmouth County) who just finished her time at Rowan with a Political Science degree. She reflects on her time at Rowan and tells us some of her favorite experiences and where she’s headed to next! Do you have any favorite moments […]

Senior Reflects: New Grad Molly Worek Seeks to Teach Across the Globe

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Today we feature senior Molly Worek, an English major from Mullica Hill, NJ (Gloucester County). Molly, who commuted to campus, transferred to Rowan from Bloomsburg University & RCGC. Please tell us about your favorite moment with a faculty member or a favorite experience in one of your classes? My favorite moment can’t be defined because […]

Senior Reflects: Kelly Auletto Gives a Shout Out to Favorite Professor

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Today we feature senior Kelly Auletto, a Human Services major from Maple Shade, NJ (Burlington County). Kelly transferred to Rowan from Rowan College of Burlington County, and commuted to campus. She is a first generation college graduate. Please tell us about your favorite moment with a faculty member or a favorite experience in one of […]

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 […]

Senior Reflects: Political Science Major Jacob Haulenbeek

Today we feature Jacob Haulenbeek, a senior Political Science major and International Studies minor from Fieldsboro, NJ (Burlington County). Before leaving campus because of social distancing to protect society from the spread of COVID-19, Jacob lived in 220 Rowan Boulevard. He transferred to Rowan from Rowan College at Burlington County. Tell us about your favorite […]

Senior Reflects: #RowanPROUD Political Science Major Kazi Hafiza

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Today we feature Kazi Hafiza, a graduating senior from Gloucester Township (Camden County). Kazi, who majored in Political Science and minored in Sociology, shares her favorite Rowan memories, including becoming an organization’s founding member and future leader.   Tell us about your favorite moment with a faculty member or a favorite experience in one of your […]

Senior Reflects: Law & Justice Major Tylar E. Bradley Looks Forward to Practicing Law

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Meet Tylar E. Bradley, a law and justice graduating senior from Delran, NJ (Burlington County) who transferred here from Howard University. Tylar shares her favorite memories, professors and her plan for law school. Tylar commutes to Rowan. Favorite Memory with a Professor: I do remember having a very good conversation with Dr. Stanley Yeldell. I […]

Q&A: Nebraska Freshman Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management Major

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Today we feature Blaire, Nebraska resident Troy Becker, a Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (DPEM) major with a Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Counterterrorism and Emergency Response Operations. Until COVID-19 closed campus, Troy lived in Mimosa Hall. How did you hear about Rowan, and what made you want to come here? I searched online for schools […]

Meet #Rowan2024: Exploratory Studies Major Keeps Doors Open

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Today we feature incoming freshman Renna Manno, from Blackwood, NJ (Camden County), who will commute to campus. Renna is choosing to start her Rowan career as an exploratory studies major to keep her options open, but feels she may go into a field related to psychology or sports.  What are a few things you’re looking […]

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 […]

Degree in Three: Taylor Jachts, Law and Justice Major

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Today, we speak to senior Taylor Jachts, a senior Law and Justice major from Manalapan, NJ (Monmouth County). Taylor will graduate from the Degree in Three program at Rowan University with a bachelor’s degree in law & justice, completed in three years. She’s going to tell us a little more about why she chose the […]

As We Evolve, So Does Our Music

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 Allegra Giannini, junior English major, from South Brunswick, NJ (Middlesex County.) Allegra wrote this article to connect the Rowan community. She shares, “I wrote […]

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 […]

From ‘Sister of Justice’ to Court Service Supervisor

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The daughter of a welder/steamfitter father and a mother who did a little bit of everything, Kristen Cunningham knew she wanted to continue her education after high school, but wasn’t sure what she wanted to do. She also wanted to make her parents proud and be the first person in her family to go to […]

Faculty PROFile: World Language Department’s Kipp Matalucci

Kipp Matalucci, German adjunct instructor at Rowan, stands outside on campus.

Meet Kipp Matalucci, German adjunct instructor within the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.  What is your area of expertise? I think the biggest strength I bring to the classroom is a knowledge of culture and civilization, particularly of Germany and Austria. I’ve acquired this not only through formal study but also through a lifetime of […]

The Five Aspects, Not Stages, of Grief

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 Allegra Giannini, junior English major, who wrote this article about grief because it is a common, yet misunderstood, process. Grieving is something […]

Faculty PROFile: Philosophy and Religion Studies Department’s Matthew Lund

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Meet Dr. Matthew Lund, Associate Professor of Philosophy within the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.  What is your area of expertise? I am primarily a philosopher of science, and my principal work to date is concerned with epistemological issues in science. Philosophers traffic in questions, and here are the ones I am most concerned […]

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 […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Elementary Education & English Major Chelsea Chaet

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Today we speak with Chelsea Chaet, a sophomore Elementary Education and English double major with a minor in Theatre. She recently transferred from James Madison University. Name: Chelsea ChaetYear: Sophomore (Class of ‘22)Major: Elementary Education and EnglishHometown(s): Voorhees, New Jersey / Virginia Beach, Virginia / Solon, OhioTransfer Student? YesWhere do you live? On-campus, Rowan Boulevard […]

#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 […]

Leading Camden Middle Schoolers to “All Pull Together”

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“I’m never going to be afraid to do anything ever again,” says senior Kasey DiSessa. “If I can cheer and sing in front of judgmental sixth graders, I can do anything.” The biological sciences and English double major lost her self-consciousness and found her voice this summer as an intern for the Children’s Defense Fund […]

Political Science Major Interns for Prosecutor’s Office

Rowan political science major Melissa Kolaski outside of Robinson Hall

Meet Melissa Kolaski, a rising senior from Barrington (Camden County) majoring in Political Science with a minor in Communication Studies. This year, she was able to partake in an internship with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, which she says helped her realize her true passion.  Upon attending Rowan, Kolaski says she enrolled in an American […]

Political Science Major Joins NJ Assembly Republican Office in Exciting Internship

Rowan political science major Jason Brooks inside Business Hall

Jason Brooks, a rising junior from Monroe Township (Middlesex County), is a Political Science major. Ever since he was a little kid, everyone told him that he’d grow up to be the president. Jason was always carrying around an American flag and has always had an interest in the inner workings of politics. He came […]

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 […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Christian Pineda

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Today we speak with Christian Pineda, a junior English and education dual major. He transferred to Rowan University last fall semester after two semesters at Rowan College at Gloucester County. Name: Christian PinedaYear: SeniorMajor: English & EducationHometown: Franklinville, NJ (Gloucester County)Transfer student? YesWhere do you live? Off-campus “What gets me out of bed in the morning […]