TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Jelani James

Meet Jelani James, a senior journalism major who lives on campus in 114 Victoria from Stratford, NJ (Camden County). Jelani transferred to Rowan last fall from Villanova University. 

Jelani James posing outside of 114 Victoria on Rowan University's campus.

What wakes you up in the morning? “The drive to graduate! I’m finally a senior and I’ve waited so long for this moment. I want my family to see what I’ve been working so hard for.”

Could you share a moment you’ve experienced in which you have felt that Rowan is a welcoming environment for you? “Coming to Rowan’s campus, I wasn’t really introduced to any organizations other than sports. I was finally introduced to a Jewish organization I found very welcoming and a great opportunity to make new friends.”

And lastly, why did you choose Rowan? “I chose Rowan because it was the school I knew the most about when transferring. Being away from home in another state was fun, but I knew I wouldn’t want to go that far again. I was familiar with the environment at Rowan and I knew it’d be a perfect fit for me.”

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Story and photography by:
Alyssa Bauer, junior public relations major

Miguel’s Home Away From Home: The Whit Newsroom [VIDEO]

Miguel Martinez, a junior journalism major from Pennsauken, NJ (Camden County), shares his feeling of home here at Rowan, in the newsroom of The Whit, where he works as the multimedia editor. Miguel commutes from our Camden campus and is an English language learner. 

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Video by: Nicole Cier, junior writing arts major
Music by: Bianca Torres, sophomore music industry major

Faculty PROFile: Sports Comm Emil Steiner

Professor Emil Steiner standing outside Rowan Universitys football stadium

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Open Doors to Prospective Students

Dean Tweedie of College of Communication and CreativeArts at Rowan talking inside the High St art gallery

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vanessa sitting in a college of communication and creative arts classroom

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Rowan was Not My Dream: My Transfer Story

Rowan Blvd/Whitney Center

As a senior in high school, Rowan University was never my number one choice. In fact, Rowan failed to crack the top five in my university power rankings. Since grade school, I knew that I wanted to go to a major four-year university in Philadelphia. It seemed like a no-brainer. So, that’s exactly what I did. […]

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