TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Sam Brodhecker

Sam posing outside of Barnes & Nobles.

Meet transfer student Sam Brodhecker, a junior psychology major from Roxbury, NJ (Morris County) who lives in 220 Rowan Boulevard.

How has a faculty or staff member here helped to connect you with the next step for your career?

“When I first came to Rowan, I thought that I would experience difficulty in my educational and professional journey because I wasn’t aware of all the resources Rowan had, nor could I take advantage of them. However, after meeting with my advisor Megan Kately before the semester began, we discussed in depth my plan for my future at Rowan. She gave me resources for clubs, discussed concentrations I could focus in, and overall presented me with ample opportunities to get involved and I am very thankful for that.”

Tell us about your transition into Rowan. 

“I was nervous to transfer, but immediately felt welcomed and at home once I moved down to Glassboro. I was excited to continue my education journey at a school I have always loved. Additionally, I was nervous about my classes, but was blessed with great professors and a functional schedule, which has helped my adjustment to Rowan tremendously.” 

And lastly, why Rowan?

“I chose to transfer to Rowan University because of the professional opportunities they provide. My sister, an alumni of Rowan, has succeeded in her professional career, and attributes many of her successful opportunities to Rowan. I am excited to see what Rowan has in store for me!” 

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

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Katherine Villacis

Katherine Villacis sitting in the bridge connecting Rowan's Engineering building.

Meet transfer student Katherine Villacis, a junior civil engineering major  from Beverly, NJ (Burlington County) who is a resident assistant here on campus. Katherine recently served as a student panelist on Rowan’s first generation college student symposium, hosted by Flying First

Could you share a moment you’ve experienced in which you have felt that Rowan is a welcoming environment for you?

“One of my first experiences since I transferred was just taking the leap and getting involved. Being an RA helps me know what’s going on around campus and connect me to resources. I’ve met returning and professional staff who want to see me succeed. Flying First, Rowan’s support program for first generation college students, is also welcoming environment. We recently had a symposium that was open to other schools, with student panelists discussing their first generation experience.”

Why did you choose Rowan?

“I chose Rowan because of convenience. I went to Rowan College at Burlington County and the programs here made it easier for me to transfer. I didn’t know at first where I wanted to go, but heard great things about the engineering program and knew this was something that could work out.”

Like what you see, come visit us!

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

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Jessica Samson

Student Jessica outside Bozorth Hall sign at Rowan University at Glassboro

Meet Jessica Samson, a junior radio/TV/film major from Beachwood, New Jersey (Ocean County) who is a first generation college student.  Why did you choose to come to Rowan? “I chose Rowan for a few different reasons. I already knew that Rowan had a good film program, and during my time at Ocean County College, I was […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Clauderson Desinor

Clauderson sits in the student center pit next to Peet's coffee kiosk

Meet Clauderson Desinor, a senior advertising and public relations dual major from Trenton, NJ (Mercer County), who is a first generation college student.  Why did you come to Rowan? “Personally, I had a couple friends here. They really enjoyed it. When I came to visit, I got a good feel for the campus. I really […]

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