Meet #Rowan2025: Communication Studies and Dance Major Paige Nixson

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Meet #Rowan2025 student Paige Nixson! Paige is an incoming freshman Communication Studies and Dance major from Bel Air, Maryland. She tells us what she’s looking forward to in college and shares some advice to high schoolers who haven’t committed to a school yet. Welcome to Rowan! Could you share with us one thing you are […]

#PROFspective: Biomedical Engineering Major Ashleigh Jankowski

Ashleigh sits on a ledge outside of Engineering Hall.

Today we speak to Ashleigh Jankowski, a sophomore Biomedical Engineering major with a minor in Chemistry from Catonsville, Maryland.  What is a typical Rowan day for you? In the morning, I go to do research in Engineering Hall. I do research for Dr. Byrne’s biomedical engineering lab. Usually, after that, throughout the day I have […]

Lifting Black Creative Voices

Desi smiles outside on campus.

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 […]

First Year Voices [VIDEO]

Nathalie poses outside of Wilson Hall.

Today we chat with Nathalie Hernandez, a violin performance major from Feasterville-Trevose, PA, and Marc Rivera, a music industry major from Ewing, NJ. These two freshmen share their experience so far this year and what they’re most looking forward to during their time at Rowan. Like what you see? LEARN MORE Video by:Max Morgan, senior […]

#PROFspective: Senior Chemical Engineering Major and Transfer Student Bob Patterson

Bob poses on the stairs by the Engineering building.

Today we speak to Bob Patterson, a senior Chemical Engineering major and transfer student from Drexel University. Bob commutes to campus from Philadelphia, PA.  What is a typical Rowan day for you? On a typical day for me at Rowan pre-COVID, I would spend a lot of time finding parking. Then, I would attend all […]

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 […]

5 Geology Majors Share Their Short-Term Professional Goals

Kelsey and her friend talking about a fossil.

We spoke to five Geology majors about their short-term professional goals and plans. “I am currently working on applying for summer internships. The internships I am looking into are research-based and field-based, but all revolve around Paleontology. I am set to graduate with my BA in Geology in the fall of 2021, and will be […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Jazz Bass And Classical Cello Major Rafael Alvarez From Tampa, FL

Raphael standing playing bass.

Today we speak with first generation college student, Rafael Alvarez, who is a transfer from Raritan Valley Community College. Rafael is a senior double major in Jazz Bass performance and Classical Cello. He is originally from Tampa, FL. Why did you transfer to Rowan? There were just a lot of opportunities and my brother went […]

From NY to NJ: Melissa Luna

Melissa standing outside.

Today we speak to Melissa Luna, a junior, out-of-state student from Queens, NY majoring in Radio, Television and Film with a Journalism minor. Melissa transferred from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is involved in Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM. What are some fun off-campus things to do within 20 minutes of Rowan on […]

English Majors Share What They are Reading over Winter Break

Snowy scene on campus.

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 […]

Best Advertisements of 2020, According to Ad Majors

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Today we feature senior advertising majors from Rowan. They tell us what they think the best advertisements of 2020 are. Melanie Gross Melanie, a senior advertising major with a strategic communications minor from Marlboro, NJ (Monmouth County), says that the best advertisement of 2020 is the Burger King-“Bullying Jr.” advertisement. She says, “In this Burger King […]

7 Biomedical Engineering Majors Share One Cool Thing About Their Major

Biomedical engineering student in the lab.

Application, research and … a games competition? Upperclassmen from Rowan’s Biomedical Engineering program share what they’ve discovered in their major. “The coolest thing about Rowan’s biomedical engineering department is the annual BMES [Biomedical Engineering Society] Games Competition! This outdoor sports competition is hosted annually during the fall semester, and it gives students and professors the […]

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 […]

First Year Voices: Musical Theatre Major Lennon Heitz and Acting Major Shayla Hermann

Today, we speak to Musical Theatre major Lennon Heitz and Acting major Shayla Hermann! These first years both reside on campus in Magnolia Hall and Holly Pointe Commons. Lennon is from Middletown, DE and Shayla is from Pennington, NJ (Mercer County). They tell us a little more about living on campus and why they chose […]

Music To Listen To While Studying, According to 7 Music Majors

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Need some study music recommendations? Let students from Rowan’s music majors give you some suggestions. I really enjoy listening to NCT and Day6 when I study. They have both nice songs for background music (ballads calm songs) and songs that are upbeat and fun to keep you awake and feel more energized. How It Was […]

5 Early Childhood Education Majors Share How Their Major Interests Them

College of Education student Cheyenne holds a pennant on campus.

Today, five Early Childhood Education majors tell us why their passion lies in teaching and why their major interests them! “I’ve always wanted to major in special education. My cousin has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of ASD. I began working in a special services school district and realized how much I loved doing what I do. […]

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

Exterior shot of Kailey Booth sitting on campus.

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 […]

8 Chemical Engineering Majors Share the WOW Moment in Their Majors

Chemical engineering student works in lab.

Today, eight Chemical Engineering majors share their “WOW! I’m in the right major for me!” moments. “Well, it turned out my physics teacher was right. Most of everything that I’ve learned is intuitive to me, whether it is in engineering or chemistry. Quite honestly, I catch myself accidentally memorizing equations and information before I go […]

Beyond the Classroom: Biomedical Art and Visualization Major Emerson Harman on Starting Queer Voices Project

Emerson wears a rainbow mask outside.

Today’s “Beyond the Classroom” features Emerson Harman, a freshman who has already joined numerous on-campus organizations. They also launched the “Queer Voices” Project, aimed at spreading awareness and showing the presence of the LGBTQIA+ community at Rowan. Freshman Wisconsin native Emerson Harman has not hesitated to get involved on campus in this first couple of […]

(FRESH)man Voices: Radio/TV/Film Major Vicky Stein & Geology Major Sammy Mason

Sammy and Vicky walk together on campus.

Today, we speak to freshmen Vicky Stein and Sammy Mason from Lewes, Delaware who live on campus in Chestnut Hall. Vicky is a Radio/TV/Film major and Sammy is a Geology major. They tell us more about their favorite spots on campus and give some advice for incoming students. How did you two meet each other? Sammy: It’s […]

#PROFspective: Learning by Doing with Engineering Major Nicholas Kreuz

Nick stands outside in front of green tree foliage.

Today we speak to junior Nicholas Kreuz, an Electrical and Computer Engineering major from Pennsylvania. Here, Nick shares his Rowan experience through his work in Engineering Clinics, including creating a quadcopter drone and a rocket, which he will enter into a competition in New Mexico.  Nicholas Kreuz of Quakertown, Pennsylvania is the epitome of “involved” […]

DE to NJ: Biochemistry Major Catie Cordell

Catie sitting on a bench.

Today we feature Catie Cordell, a junior Biochemistry major with a Psychology minor. Catie is a first-generation student from Middletown, DE. She is involved with the Women’s Soccer team, Flying First task force and Pre-Health Society. What are some fun off-campus things to do within 20 minutes of Rowan on this side of the bridge? […]

First Year Voices: Psychology Majors Katyana Rodriguez and Anaisis Santos

Today, we speak with two freshman Psychology majors, Katyana Rodriguez and Anaisis Santos. They’re both from Salisbury, Maryland and are currently residing on campus in Chestnut Hall. They tell us more about their time at Rowan and their favorite spots on campus. How did you two meet each other? Anaisis: Well, we actually met in […]

Seniors Share How They Have Grown From Their Freshman Year Mistakes

Rowan Prof outside of Savitz Hall

Rowan seniors Stephania Bocanegra, Alexander Brown and Aaron Lee reveal how their freshmen year mistakes helped them grow into the student leaders they are today.   Stephania Bocanegra, a Civil and Environmental Engineering major from Cape May, NJ (Cape May County), currently lives on campus as a Resident Assistant at Victoria Apartments. Stephania started off at […]

Junior Major Moments: Theatre Major Caitlin Alvarez on Her Most Memorable Class and an Apprenticeship

Caitlin poses at a stadium.

Today we speak to Caitlin Alvarez, a senior Theatre major from Dallas, TX. Caitlin is an on-campus resident who lived in 114 Victoria during her junior year at Rowan.  Could you share your favorite moment with a faculty member or a favorite experience in one of your classes?  I’ve had so many amazing moments in […]

Sophomore Reflects: New Hampshire’s Hilda Barrioz Tells Us What She Learned About Coming to South Jersey

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Meet rising sophomore Hilda Barrioz. Hilda is an Athletic Training major all the way from Farmington, New Hampshire! She tells us more about how Rowan became her home away from home and how she adjusted to living on campus in South Jersey. Tell us a about the change from New Hampshire to South Jersey: South […]

Junior Major Moments: Theatre Major Julia Rivenburg Stays Active on the Rowan Arts Scene

Today we feature Theatre major Julia Rivenburg from Waldorf, Maryland (Charles County). Julia also has a concentration in Pre-Teaching and is currently pursing her Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) in Theatre Education while commuting to campus.  Could you share your favorite moment with a faculty member or a favorite experience in one of your classes? […]

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

Rowan University banner outside of Wilson Hall.

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: Psychology Major, Maryland Native Bri Broadwater Headed to Glassboro

Formal photo of incoming student Bri Broadwater

Today we feature future freshman Bri Broadwater from Bel Air, Maryland. Bri is a Psychology major and the first in her family to attend college.  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 was involved in a […]

Meet #Rowan2024: Wisconsin’s Emerson Harman Majors in Biomedical Art & Visualization

Emerson in front of the Prof statue visiting Rowan.

Today we feature incoming freshman Emerson Harman from Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Emerson is a Biomedical Art and Visualization major with minors in Biology and Technical/Professional Writing.  What is one activity, club, sport or hobby that you did in high school that you’d like to continue with at Rowan?  I am really looking forward to joining Rowan’s […]

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

Troy Becker in a tree on campus.

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 […]

First Year Voices: Hannah Catherine Kittrell Reflects

Hannah and friend sit outside on-campus.

Today’s (FRESH)man Voices features Hannah Catherine Kittrell, a theatre arts major from Williamsburg, VA, who lived in Holly Pointe Commons until COVID-19 shut down the campus.  What did you most enjoy your freshman year at Rowan? My first semester was challenging, and I often doubted my talent and strength, but this semester I can already see some growth in […]

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 […]