From North Jersey, What These Students Love About South Jersey’s Rowan University

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This story is a part of Rowan’s centennial series to celebrate 100 years of Rowan University. Rowan Blog contributor Jordyn Dauter, a junior from Quakertown, PA, double majoring in elementary education and dance, collected these insights from fellow students.  “There’s a lot of different activities to participate in Rowan. You can always keep yourself busy […]

A Path to Public Health: A Rowan University Senior Health & Science Communication Major’s Journey and Professional Goals [VIDEO]

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Exploring Health Science Communication: Insights and Achievements from Sedrick Golden Meet Sedrick Golden, a senior health & science communication major and transfer student from Mays Landing, NJ (Atlantic County.) How will this degree support your dreams and goals? “This degree will help support my dreams and goals because between my coursework, lived experiences, and some […]

Living the Dream: Impact of TheDream.US Scholarship on One Rowan University Student [VIDEO]

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“TheDream.US Scholarship impacted me as I’m the first one being in college in my family. I thought I couldn’t make it, but I am here now.” Meet Rosa Martinez, a Dean’s List-level sophomore Human Services major from Mexico, currently living in Camden, NJ. Rosa is a recipient of the Dream Scholarship, which provides her with […]

From Florida to New Jersey, One Floridian Rowan University Student on Experiencing Four Seasons

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Having a first snowball fight, getting used to not pumping gas and enjoying sweater weather Meet Alec Lacher, a senior theatre major with concentrations in acting, directing, musical theatre, and theatre education, a minor in creative writing and a CUGS (certificate of undergraduate study) in Shakespearean studies. Read about Alec’s experiences from moving from Orlando, […]

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. […]

Bangladeshi Graduate Student Finds Opportunity & Community at Rowan University Pursuing a Master’s in Computer Science

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This story is one within a multi-part series highlighting the aspirations, hopes and dreams of a few of Rowan University’s international students. Read the other stories.  Meet Tilpa Mahajabin Parisha, a graduate student and international student from Dhaka, Bangladesh, majoring in computer science. What is your long-term professional goal or dream career? “I see myself […]

How Physics Took Nicholas Kurth to Switzerland To Work With CERN

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A Dive Into the Physics Major at Rowan University With a Graduating Senior Meet Nicholas Kurth, a senior from Deptford, NJ (Gloucester County) graduating this December, majoring in physics, minoring in astronomy & mathematics, and a CUGS (certificate of undergraduate study) in computer science. Can you describe what the physics major is like? “The physics […]

One Rowan University Indian Graduate Student Reflects on His Journey at Rowan University, Computer Science Education and International Community

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This story is one within a multi-part series highlighting the aspirations, hopes and dreams of a few of Rowan University’s international students. Read the other stories.  Meet Somyatanjan Rout, a graduate student and international student from Vadodara, Gujarat, India, majoring in computer science. What is your long-term professional goal or dream career? “My long-term professional […]

Rowan University Entrepreneurship Majors Share Their Professional Goals

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Meet Entrepreneurship majors Trevor DiTullio, Brendan Liebenow, Joe Rugarber and David Simpson, all here to share their professional goals for the future. Could you describe your short-term professional goals? “My short-term goal is to work in the auto collision industry, which I have worked in for five years now.” – Trevor DiTullio, a senior from […]

The Professor Behind The Building of Rowan University’s Marching Band, Pride of the Profs

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Megan Cooney’s love for music sparked in fourth grade. She went to a school assembly where they showed all the instruments. The reason why she picked percussion as her instrument is because it was the loudest instrument.  Today she is the director of athletic bands and associate director of bands here at Rowan University. A […]

One Rowan University Pharmaceutical Science Graduate Student’s Professional Goals & Career Aspirations

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This story is one within a multi-part series highlighting the aspirations, hopes and dreams of a few of Rowan University’s international students. Read the other stories.  Meet Pintu Miah, a graduate student and international student from Dhaka, Bangladesh, majoring in pharmaceutical science. What is your long-term professional goal or dream career? “Presently, I am actively […]

Empowering Dreams: Meet Sreypich Heng, A Rowan University International Computer Science Senior Pursuing a Career in UX/UI Design

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This story is the first in a multi-part series highlighting the aspirations, hopes and dreams of a few of Rowan University’s international students. Read the other stories.  Meet Sreypich Heng, a senior and international student from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, majoring in computer science. What is your long-term professional goal or dream career? “My long-term professional […]

Radio, TV, Film Major on Choosing Rowan from Istanbul, Turkey & Tips for International Students

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Academic and Networking Opportunities and Rowan’s Cost Makes It a Strong Fit for This International Student Meet Eren Barokas, a sophomore Radio Television Film major and international student from Istanbul, Turkey. Today we feature his story, specifically his experience as an international student.  When he was younger, Eren was interested in acting, and has been […]

Running The Funny Farm Rescue is Serious Business for this Rowan Grad [VIDEO]

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“Life happens when you’re busy making other plans,” says art alumna Laurie Zaleski, who never intended to run a farm. Meet Laurie Zaleski, the owner and founder of the Funny Farm Rescue and Sanctuary in Mays Landing, NJ (Atlantic County). Laurie also owns Artsy Graphics, which is a graphic design and photography company. She graduated […]

Life Experience as a Valuable Asset: Kellie Stout’s MBA Story

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One Graduate’s Pursuit of an Online Master of Business Administration Degree “Just For Herself” After Life Change Recent graduate Kellie Stout earned her master’s in business administration, with a concentration in organizational leadership, this past spring. With more than 30 years experience in the healthcare industry and the support of her sons and family, she […]

Career Options for Public Relations Majors

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Rowan PR chair, student and alumni shed light on ‘what can you do with a public relations degree?’ Rowan Blog contributor and senior public relations major, Natalie DePersia, shares a first-person perspective on potential career opportunities within the public relations industry. After interviewing several individuals, from peers to professors to professionals, she delves into the […]

Summer Classes: Adam Amaefuna Taking On 3 Engineering Entrepreneurship Courses

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Today, we meet Adam Amaefuna, a rising senior engineering entrepreneurship major with a minor in mechanical engineering. Adam is a senior commuter student originally from Queens, NY, here to talk about his experience with taking summer classes. Ever since he was young, Adam has been fascinated with building things and how they work, which led […]

Taking Summer Classes from Home in Argentina

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Rowan Blog contributor & international student, Valentina Giannattasio, a junior double majoring in dance & marketing with a CUGS in sustainable urbanism from Buenos Aires, Argentina shares her experience with taking summer classes through Rowan University. Being an international student, I am spending a portion of my summer break back at home with my family […]

What Lies Ahead?

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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. Today Wellness Center intern Alexa Delgado, law & justice studies major, shares one aspect of health to benefit our community.  For many […]

Senior Reflects: Chemical Engineering Major and Future Ph.D. Candidate, Dylan Snyder

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Dylan Snyder(he/him), a senior chemical engineering major from Wilmington, Delaware, reflects on his experience as a member of The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), The New Jersey Epsilon Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, Engineers Without Borders and his hopes for the future as a Ph.D. student.  Why did you choose to attend Rowan University? How did […]

Future Nonprofit Leader: Insights and Advice from an International Student MBA Candidate

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Meet Sarah Atia, an international student from Uganda. Sarah is a Master’s of Business Administration student in the William G. Rohrer College of Business, and a part of the 2024 graduating class. Today she shares with us her student experience and advice for international students.  How did you decide that Rowan was the right fit […]

Dance & Elementary Education Major Gets Ahead Through Summer Classes

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Rowan Blog Contributor, Jordyn Dauter, a junior double majoring in dance & elementary education with a CUGS in writing studies for educators and a John H. Martinson Honors College Concentration from Quakertown, Pennsylvania (Bucks County) shares her experience with taking summer classes through Rowan University. When I started at Rowan University in fall 2021, I […]

Making the Most of Student Leadership: Admissions Ambassador, President of National Honor Fraternity, and Student Government Association Member Reflects

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Today we feature Mark Bosma, a newly graduated English major from Vernon, NJ (Sussex County) who will continue his studies as a graduate student this fall. This story is the second of a three-part series where Mark will be featured based on his activities and campus involvement. Part 3 focuses on Mark’s campus leadership. What […]

How Autism PATH Program & College Compass Supported One Student’s Transition to College

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Today we feature Julie Gerber (she/her), a rising junior computer science major from Morris County, New Jersey. We strive to amplify all student voices, all year-round. To be featured, please contact rowanblog [at] rowan.edu. Julie shares her experience as a Rowan University student with autism and how the university’s programs like Autism PATH (Preparation and […]

Summer Classes Work For this Night Owl Bitten by the Travel Bug

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Today, we feature Sophia Lombardo (she/her), a junior commuter student from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sophia is a Music Industry major with a Business Concentration, a Modern Languages & Linguistics major with Spanish and Italian Concentrations, Entrepreneurship & International Studies minor, and a CUGS in Entrepreneurial and Independent Media. She is here today to describe her experience with summer classes […]

Impact of Growing Up in Mumbai on Desire to Major in Environmental Science

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Today, on World Environment Day, we hear from Kriish Hate, a rising senior environmental science major (School of Earth & Environment) and a transfer international student from Mumbai, India. Kriish is here to tell us about his experience within the major. Can you describe the environmental science program? “There are both environmental studies and environmental […]

Spotlight Welcome on Incoming Transfer Paige Britt

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Today, we meet transfer Prof Paige Britt from National Park, NJ (Gloucester County) Paige will commute to Rowan University this fall, transferring from Rowan College of South Jersey.  When Paige sets foot on campus, she is eager to get involved in the clubs and organizations that Rowan has to offer, specifically any opportunities within theatre […]

Bridging the Gap Between the Art and Business Worlds

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Today we feature a first-person perspective from Isabella Shainline, a rising senior English Education major, photography minor, and John H. Martinson Honors College student from Pitman, NJ (Gloucester County). Isabella co-founded Business Hall’s Creatives 230, which is an interdisciplinary learning lab for creatives and entrepreneurial students. Creatives 230 started as a pipe dream. In my […]

New Venture Expo Pitch Transformed Into Shears Hair Studio [VIDEO]

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Julian Doroteo, a first-generation college student and 2022 alumnus from Bridgeton, NJ (Cumberland County), graduated with an entrepreneurship degree from the School of Innovation & Entrepreneurship within the Rohrer College of Business. As a student, Julian pitched his business idea at the New Venture Expo, ultimately launching his business Shears Hair Studio from the experience. […]

#PROFspective: First-Year Student Talks Exploratory Studies & Accepted Students Day

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Meet Kayla Muniz, an exploratory studies (undeclared) major, and member of the Women’s Rugby Team. Kayla just completed her first year and is from Galloway, NJ (Atlantic County.) What is Exploratory Studies? “Exploratory studies means that you do not have a set major; you’re exploring what you want to do. You have the opportunity to […]

From Salem Community College to Rowan University: Meet Transfer Prof Charmaine Harris

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Charmaine Harris is a first generation college transfer student from Salem, New Jersey, having previously attended Salem Community College. At Rowan University, Charmaine has plans on commuting from home to study Sociology, as it works to explore the diversity of every culture and broadens the mindset of each individual in the field. At Salem Community […]

#PROFspective: How Devon Coulter Overcomes Adversity Living with an Invisible Disability

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Today, we hear from Devon Coulter, senior biological sciences major from Williamstown, NJ (Gloucester County). Devon is sharing her story of living with an invisible disability. Would you mind sharing your experience with your disability? “I have a rare invisible disability called Idiopathic Hypersomnia. The best way I can describe it to someone is that it’s […]

Meet Jenna Grace: the Triple Major Making a Difference in Environmental Conservation

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Today, we hear from graduating senior Jenna Grace, a triple major in Community & Environmental Planning, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, and Geography, all within the School of Earth & Environment. From Stratford, NJ (Camden County), Jenna works at Scotland Run Nature Trail in Gloucester County, NJ. What is your experience like with being a triple major? […]

PRIDE Month: What Inclusivity Means to International Student Yash Kasini

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Today, we meet Yash, an international student from India and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community who is pursuing his master’s in computer science. Let’s see how Yash chooses to celebrate Pride at Rowan University. In your own words, what does ‘Inclusivity’ mean to you? “Inclusivity means being welcoming and accepting of people within all […]

Co-Founder of Interdisciplinary Learning Lab for Creatives and Entrepreneurs Shares Her Experience

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Today, we hear from Isabella Shainline, a junior English Education major, Photography minor, and John H. Martinson Honors College student from Pitman, NJ (Gloucester County). Isabella co-founded Business Hall’s Creatives 230, which is an interdisciplinary learning lab for creatives and entrepreneurial students. The business world and art world are not that different, but yet they […]

Impact of Dance Extensions on Student Dancers

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This semester Rowan University’s Contemporary Dance Company Dance Extensions put on its first ever Dance Extensions Showcase. Dance Extensions is a student-run dance organization on campus that is working to “promote dance as art.” This performance was held at Pfleeger Concert Hall, near the new Wilson Hall Dance Studios, and featured 14 student-choreographed works.  The […]

Lila Dasi Reflects on Her First Year (So Far) as a Biomedical Engineering Major

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Today we introduce you to Lila Dasi, a first-year student in the Biological Engineering program at Rowan University. Lila, of Union County, NJ, talks to us about her major, clubs, and more.  What is your favorite part about attending Rowan University? I think the campus is really pretty and offers a lot of great spaces […]

#PROFspective: A Closer Look at Music Education and Jazz with Jovan Rivera

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Today, we are hearing from Jovan Rivera, a junior Music Education and Jazz Performance major and transfer student from Trenton, NJ (Mercer County). Could you share a few on-campus activities, clubs, sports, or events that you’ve attended so far? What was your favorite, and why? I am a part of the Photography Club, Esports Club, […]

Rowan University Biological Sciences Major Mia Shute Shares Her Aspirations for the Future

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Today we feature sophomore commuter-student Mia Shute from Mullica Hill, NJ (Gloucester County). Mia is working towards her bachelor of science degree in Biological Sciences, as well as an Honors Concentration within the John H. Martinson Honors College. Mia is here to tell us about her college experience and aspirations within the Biological Science field. […]

First Year Voices: A Conversation with Molecular & Cellular Biology Major Laynie Sheppard

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Today, we hear from commuter student Laynie Sheppard, a Molecular & Cellular Biology major from Bridgeton, NJ (Cumberland County). Could you share a few on-campus activities, clubs, sports, or events that you’ve attended so far? What was your favorite, and why? “I go to Cru weekly and absolutely love it. I haven’t attended anything else […]