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 […]

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

A view of Laurie's back as she walks through her farm, wearing her signature bright pink hat and bright pink boots.

“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 […]

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

Close up of a smiling Kayla.

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 […]

Graduate Student Sarah Salazar Shares Advice For Future Engineering Majors

Sarah working in an engineering lab.

Today we feature graduate student Sarah Salazar from Galloway, NJ (Atlantic County), who earned her Rowan bachelor’s in chemical engineering and is continuing her time with a master’s in chemical engineering. She shares her advice for incoming engineering students. Learn more about Sarah’s research. How did you discover that engineering was right for you? So […]

Self-Advocacy

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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. More times than not, whenever we’re experiencing a personal hardship of some kind we tend to retreat into our shells like a turtle and […]

#PROFspective: Student Leader Fadi Khan Says “This is Only the Beginning”

Biological Sciences major Fadi Khan wears sunglasses against a nighttime sky at Holly Pointe Commons.

Today we feature student leader Fadi Khan (he/him) of Pleasantville, NJ (Atlantic County). Fadi is a senior Biological Sciences major and lives on campus in Holly Pointe Commons, where he is also a Community Assistant. A first-generation college student, Fadi shares with us his perspectives on life, his major, and getting the most out of […]

#PROFspective: Getting to Know Health and Science Communication Major Sedrick Golden

Sedrick Golden is a junior student here at Rowan University originally from Pleasantville, NJ (Atlantic County). Sedrick is a Health and Science Communication major with a minor in Public Health and Wellness. Sedrick is breaking down barriers as a first-generation college student commuting to Rowan after transferring from Atlantic Cape Community College. On campus, he […]

All About Accounting with Senior Jacob Rodriguez

Jacob reads from a laptop, seated in Business Hall.

Today we feature Jacob Rodriguez, a senior Accounting major from Hammonton, NJ (Atlantic County). Jacob is a first-generation college student who transferred here from Rowan College of South Jersey in Gloucester County. We featured Jacob in a previous story as part of our Hispanic Heritage Month #PROFspective series, which you can read here. Could you […]

First Year Voices: Donovan Cruz Finds Rowan Classes Have “So Much to Offer”

Today, we feature Donovan Cruz, a first-year student from Galloway, NJ (Atlantic County), whose major is currently undecided. He looks forward to becoming more involved as he becomes more settled into this new chapter of life in Glassboro. When asked why he made the choice to change his major from Radio/Television/Film, Donovan explained he had […]

Hispanic Heritage Month #PROFspective: Senior Accounting Major Jacob Rodriguez on Inclusion and Serving His Community

Today, as part of our Hispanic Heritage Month #PROFspective series, we feature senior Jacob Rodriguez from Hammonton, NJ. Jacob is a first-generation college student majoring in Accounting and a transfer student from Rowan College of South Jersey in Gloucester County. What is your student experience here at Rowan? Do you feel included? Supported? How so? […]

Engineering Entrepreneurship: Senior Daniel Nachtigall Shares All About Major

Dan works on a project inside Business Hall.

Today we speak with Dan Nachtigall, a recent graduate who majored in Engineering Entrepreneurship from Atlantic County, NJ. Dan explains the importance of his major in the engineering field, learning how to collaborate, and his final project while offering insight for others thinking about pursuing the path. What is Engineering Entrepreneurship?  Engineering Entrepreneurship is equitable […]

Alumni Success: “What’s Good” with Isaiah Showell ‘15, Multimedia Journalist and Local Storyteller

Isaiah interviews a subject for What's Good.

Isaiah Showell of Atlantic County has hosted and produced more than 100 videos spotlighting the people, places and programs of South Jersey communities for the series “What’s Good,” which he founded in 2017. Isaiah, who graduated with a Journalism degree from the Ric Edelman College of Communication and Creative Arts, shares his own South Jersey […]

Meet #Rowan2026: Incoming Edelman College of Communication and Creative Arts Students

College of Communication & Creative Arts.

Today we feature incoming first year students Samantha Szumloz, Kyle Sheridan, Morgan Van Holtz and Donato Bazemore (he/him). Samantha is from Hamilton Township, NJ (Mercer County) and will be living on campus as a Writing Arts major. Kyle is from Galloway, NJ (Atlantic County) and will be living on campus as a Sports Communication and […]

International Student, Business Major Osvaldo Ismael Rosi Mejia Finds “Second Home” at Rowan

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Today we feature Osvaldo Ismael Rosi Mejia, a junior Management Information Systems major from Mays Landing, NJ (Atlantic County). Osvaldo is originally from the Dominican Republic and moved to the United States in 2020 with his sister for the educational experience. Osvaldo talks about his journey to the United States and how his job on […]

Rowan Global Student, SJICR Grad Coordinator Alondra Martinez on Bringing More Students of Color into Higher Education Spaces

Alondra stands in front of Bunce Hall.

Alondra Martinez’s coursework and on-campus position both align with her passion to see more students like her, from underrepresented backgrounds, “achieve anything they want.” Alondra, a Rowan Global student in the M.A. in Higher Education program, works as a graduate coordinator with the Social Justice, Inclusion, and Conflict Resolution (SJICR) office. Alondra is a first […]

Alumni Success: How Strategic Communication Grad Nadya Ramos Inspires Us All!

Rowan University has a network of alumni thriving in many different fields and professions all around the world. Today, we got a chance to sit down with one of these successful individuals — Nadya Ramos, a 2020 graduate of Rowan Global’s Strategic Communication program. A young girl sits atop a green chair in her kitchen, […]

In Case You Missed It: Favorite Classes At Rowan

Rowan Blog recently wrapped up a series called “My Favorite Class” featuring first-person commentaries from Rowan students. Here, we share highlights from a few of those stories.  My Favorite Class: Earth, People and The Environment Ross Billig is a senior Geography major with a Planning minor from Marlton, NJ (Burlington County).  Tell us a little […]

Alumni Success: Mitch McDaniels on Finding Your “WHY”

Mitch poses at the Holly Pointe Commons sign.

Today we speak with Mitch McDaniels, who graduated from the Honors Concentration with a degree in Biochemistry in 2020. Mitch also minored in German Studies throughout his time at Rowan University. He grew up in Hammonton, NJ (Atlantic County) but now lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mitch was a Resident Assistant (RA) for three […]

My Favorite Class: Fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

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This story is a part of the “My Favorite Class” series. Khrissy Seay is a recent graduate and first-generation college student. While at Rowan, she was a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) major with minors in Geography and Planning. She is from Mays Landing (Atlantic County) and transferred from Atlantic Cape Community College. What was the name of […]

#PROFspective: Biomedical Engineering Major Danny Tepper Reflects on College

Engineering Hall with flowers out of focus.

Today we speak with Danny Tepper of Atlantic County, who recently earned his degree in Biomedical Engineering. Danny transferred to Rowan his sophomore year from Atlantic County Community College and will be going onto his master’s in engineering at Rowan next year. He is an off-campus resident. Danny was homeschooled until he attended ACCC at 17 […]

#PROFspective: JT Kurtz, Inspiring ARD & Genuine Friend

JT stands confidently in front of Bunce Hall.

Today we speak with JT Kurtz, a recent Computer Science graduate from Egg Harbor Township (Atlantic County). JT is a first-generation college student and worked as an Assistant Resident Director (ARD) on campus, most recently at 223 Nexus. How did you like living on campus?  I loved it! I was a Resident Assistant (RA) in […]

My Favorite Class: Foundations of Music Education

Luis stands with his trumpet outside on campus.

This story is a part of the “My Favorite Class” series. Today we feature first-generation college senior Luis Ozoria. Luis’s favorite class was Foundations of Music Education in the Music department taught by Dr. Adrian Barnes. Luis recently graduated with a bachelor’s of music in Jazz Studies and is from Galloway, NJ (Atlantic County). Tell […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Aspiring College Professor Holly Zurenda

Holly stands against a brick wall.

Today we speak to Holly Zurenda, a senior Computer Science and Mathematics double major. A Rapid City, South Dakota native, Holly attended Black Hills State University and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology before transferring to Rowan University ten years later. Holly commutes from Egg Harbor Township, NJ (Atlantic County). Holly is set to […]

Music Majors Share Music to Listen to While Studying

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Need some tunes to help you study for finals? Here are some recommendations from upperclassmen music majors. Spiegel im Spiegel – Arvo Pärt “It’s one of my favorite minimalist pieces. It repeats over and over, so it’s good to listen to when you’re trying to focus. I love how delicate it sounds; it reminds me […]

Meet #Rowan2025: Isaiah Hymans Strives To Improve Instrumental Skills

Sheet music in a book.

Meet incoming first year student Isaiah Hymans. Isaiah is a first-generation college student who will commute from Egg Harbor (Atlantic County, NJ) and currently attends Cedar Creek High School. Welcome to Rowan! Could you share with us one thing you are looking forward in college? I am looking forward to having the ability to teach […]

Leadership #PROFspective: Arielle Gedeon, Leader of the People Who Serves from Her Heart

Arielle poses next to a pillar at Bunce Hall.

Today we speak with Arielle Gedeon, a leader at Rowan University. Arielle has served as Student Government Association (SGA) president for two consecutive years. Arielle, a senior Radio/Television/Film (RTF) major, also serves as the president of the Lambda Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She calls Galloway, NJ in Atlantic County, her hometown. In […]

Leadership #PROFspective: Shivani Shah, Cofounder Of South Asian Students Association (SASA)

Shivani sits in an academic building on campus.

Today we feature Shivani Shah, a leader at Rowan University. Shivani is cofounder of South Asian Students Association (SASA) and currently serves as its copresident. Shivani is a junior, first-generation college student from Egg Harbor Township, NJ (Atlantic County). She majors in Biochemistry and has a minor in Psychology. This story is part of a […]

7 Economics Majors Share Their Professional Goals

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Seven students in the Economics program share with us how they’re dreaming big and where their major will take them in their professional goals. “My long-term professional dream goal is to be able to apply my knowledge of economics and business alongside my personal interests to find a career path best fitting for me,” says […]

#PROFspective: Jazz Studies Major Luis Ozoria

Luis standing outside of WiIlson hall with his trumpet.

Today we feature first-generation college student Luis Ozoria, a senior Jazz studies major from Galloway (Atlantic County).  Luis has been a part of the jazz band, wind ensemble, some time in the orchestra, small jazz ensembles, Rowan brass band and the choir. Why did you choose your major? I always knew I wanted to go […]

Molecular & Cellular Biology Majors: Professional Goals

Today we hear from three Molecular and Cellular Biology majors about their professional goals. They talk about both their short- and long-term goals, as well as how Rowan prepares them to achieve those goals. “My short-term professional goals include securing an internship as a research assistant and going to a graduate school with an accredited […]

3 Geographical Information Systems Majors Share Their WOW Moment

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Today, we speak to three Geographical Information Systems (GIS) majors and seniors from Rowan’s School of Earth and Environment about when they knew this was the right major for them. “I like [this] department as a whole because of the sense of community that it provides. Because we are a small department I have gotten […]

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 […]

Shop Local? Shop Rowan Grad

Rowan Boulevard and the Glassblower statue.

Shop Rowan Grad this winter! Today we feature Rowan alumni who have started their own businesses. Wider Awake Alumna Courtney Stevenson graduated from Rowan in 2008 with a B.A. in Printmaking & Illustration. She and her husband Justin, also a Rowan alum, own a printmaking company called Wider Awake. https://www.widerawake.com/ | Instagram @widerawakeprint “I learned […]

9 Elementary Education Majors Share What Excites Them About Their Major

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Just what excites Rowan’s Elementary Education majors about their program? Today, 9 majors from five counties reveal their answers for Rowan Blog.  “The thing that excites me the most about my 2 CUGS is being able to create a welcoming and supportive environment for my students. It makes me happy to know that I will […]

Beyond the Classroom: Fresh For All Coordinator William Hendrixson Reflects on Giving Back

Will sits among pine trees on campus.

Today we speak with William Hendrixson, a fifth-year senior from Egg Harbor Township (Atlantic County) who is currently on track to complete a dual major in Management Information Systems and Computing and Informatics. He also has a leadership role with the volunteer program Fresh For All. Learn more about William and his strong passion for […]

Betzy Miranda: Soldier, Student, Nurse

Betzy looks at a distance holding her military helmet.

Meet Betzy Miranda, a graduate student in Rowan Global’s M.S. in Nursing program, Nurse Practitioner concentration who is completing her degree while working as both a nurse and a case manager in the United States military. Learn more about she balances her responsibilities and why she is furthering her education at Rowan.  Betzy Miranda is […]

9 Biomedical Art & Visualization Majors Tell Us Why Their Major Excites Them

Biomedical Art and Visualization student draws for a project.

From new mediums to emerging technologies, 9 Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts students in the Biomedical Art & Visualization program share why they are passionate about their major.  “Learning new techniques and nuances of drawing and illustration that I was entirely unaware of prior. That and the steady and consistent addition of new […]

Beyond The Classroom: Musical Theatre, RTF Double Major Shows Support For the Filipinx Community by Organizing a Talent Showcase For Charity

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Today, we speak to Faith Lynn Diccion, a junior Musical Theatre and Radio/ TV/ Film double major from Egg Harbor Township, NJ (Atlantic County). She currently lives on campus in the Rowan Boulevard Apartments. She tells us more about her work this past summer with the nonprofit organization EmbraceRace and how she put together a Filipinx talent […]

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 […]

#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 […]

First Year Voices: English Language Program Student Steve Ngo

An aerial view of Rowan University's campus.

Today we speak to Steve Ngo, who recently completed his freshman year in the English Language Program. He lives in Egg Harbor Township (Atlantic County). Before the university closed due to COVID-19, Steve lived on campus at Holly Pointe Commons. Steve is a first-generation college student. What is one way you made friends this year?  I […]

Public Relations and Advertising Double Major Olivia Clinkscale Shares Her Perspective on the Black Lives Matter Movement

Today we feature Olivia Clinkscale, a Public Relations and Advertising double major with a minor in Sports Communication and Media from Galloway, NJ (Atlantic County). Olivia is an on-campus resident.  What is the most amazing or interesting thing you’ve learned in your major this year? The most interesting thing I’ve learned in public relations and […]

#Rowan2020 Instagram Contest Winner Enzo Ronchi

Enzo stands against a brick building on campus

Meet recent graduate and #Rowan2020 Instagram Contest winner, Enzo Ronchi! Enzo graduated with a degree in Public Relations and is originally from Ventnor, NJ (Atlantic County). He transferred from Atlantic Cape Community College and has spent the past two years at Rowan University. He reflects on the past two years of his Rowan University journey! […]

Junior Major Moments: Law and Justice Major, Student-Athlete Johnathan Nguyen

Johnathan hurdle jumping for Rowan Track and Field.

Today we feature Johnathan Nguyen, a Law & Justice major from Galloway, NJ (Atlantic County) and a member of Rowan’s Track and Field team. He is a first-generation college student who transferred to Rowan and commuted until COVID-19 shut down campus.  What is one of your favorite moments with a faculty/staff member or a favorite […]

First Year Voices: Shahir Mollah Talks Cars & Mechanical Engineering

Shahir poses with his motorbike.

Today’s (FRESH)man Voices features Shahir Mollah, a mechanical engineering from Galloway, NJ (Atlantic County) who lived in Mullica Hall until COVID-19 shut down the campus.  What inspired you to choose your major? I’ve always been a big car guy. Junior year of high school I wanted to build a car, which inspired my decision to […]

Senior Reflects: Changing Majors to Find Passion

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Meet Genna Gaskill, a first-generation college student and Elementary Education and Liberal Studies Dual Major with sequences in Writing Arts and English. She is from Egg Harbor Township, NJ (Atlantic County). In her time at Rowan she spent half of her time living on campus and the other half in a house off-campus. She reflects on […]

Senior #PROFspective: Serving Others & Finding Self

Today we feature Justin Roldan, a graduating biochemistry major from Galloway, NJ (Atlantic County), who is a first generation college student. Justin lived on campus, as a resident assistant at Rowan Boulevard Apartments. On-campus Clubs: Alpha Phi Omega (APO) and Rowan University Philippine American Coalition (RUPAC) Could you share with one happy moment you had […]

Senior Reflects: Computer Science Major Looks Forward To Her Career in Cyber Forensics

Computer science major Monica and her three friends outside Bunce Hall.

Meet Monica Mahon, a graduating senior from Northfield, NJ (Atlantic County) who majored in computer science and plans to continue her studies at Rowan with a master’s in computer science. Monica lived on campus since sophomore year, and Glassboro has been a home to her family before as her father attended Rowan University when it was […]

First Year Voices: Football & Friendship

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“We’ve been playing football together since we were 6,” says freshman Jared Armitage, a business management major from Estell Manor, NJ (Atlantic County) of his Magnolia Hall roommate, Chris Doughty of Buena, NJ (Atlantic County).  “We both played for Rowan this year,” Jared continues. It was fun living with someone he’s known since childhood, he […]

Rowan Women in Leadership: Arielle Gedeon

Arielle sitting in the Student Government Association office.

Along with being Student Government Association (SGA) president, Arielle Gedeon is a junior Radio/TV/Film (RTF) major with double minors in political science and new media. The Galloway, NJ (Atlantic County) native lives on campus and, in addition to her role as SGA president, serves as president of the Lambda Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha […]

First Year Voices: Dance Major Sabrina Vargas

Sabrina is dancing in front of a window in the dance studio in Memorial Hall.

Meet Sabrina Vargas, a freshman dance major from Atlantic County who lives on campus in Evergreen Hall. Sabrina joined Rowan through the Pre-College Institute Program and is involved with many clubs on campus. Name: Sabrina VargasYear: FreshmanMajor: DanceMinor: SociologyHometown: Mays Landing, NJ (Atlantic County)Where do you live? On campus, Evergreen HallFirst-generation college student? Yes Academic and […]

#PROFspective: DJ and Resident Assistant JT Kurtz

JT poses in front of Chestnut Hall.

Name: JT KurtzYear: JuniorMajor: Computer ScienceHometown: Egg Harbor Township, NJ (Atlantic County)On campus resident or commuter: I am a resident assistant in Chestnut Hall First-generation college student? Yes Academic or social clubs you are a part of: I am a part of Rowan University Philippine American Coalition (RUPAC), I do research for the psychology department […]

Home Away From Home: Arielle Gedeon [VIDEO]

Arielle holds the student government association gavel.

Arielle Gedeon, junior Radio/TV/Film major from Galloway, NJ (Atlantic County) feels most at home when she’s involved with the Student Government Association (SGA.) As president of SGA for the 2019-2020 school year — and recently re-elected for the 2020-2021 school year — Arielle leads the student body, providing a student a voice to administration and […]

Pandemic Profs: Music Industry Major’s Advice to Help Musicians [Spotify Playlist]

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Welcome to our series to give you a glimpse into Rowan University, our campus culture, and the lives of our students, while we’re practicing social distancing to protect society from the spread of COVID-19. Today’s story is from Tommy Bell, a junior isolating from his home in Atlantic County, NJ, during spring break. Tommy is […]

Learn How This Transfer Student Graduated Debt Free

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Meet Natalia Panfilova, a 2017 graduate from the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts. Natalia earned her bachelor’s in Public Relations without paying a single dollar for her degree. According to Marketplace, roughly 70% of American students end up taking out loans to go to college. It was estimated that the average student […]

Iridian Shares 3 Ways She’s Gotten Involved as a Transfer

After completing two years at Atlantic Cape Community College, I decided to transfer over to Rowan University to get my bachelor’s in Journalism. Transferring over to a new school can be both exciting and intimidating. You’ll get to create new memories, meet new people and experience new opportunities. At community college I was involved in […]

Public Relations Major Lands Full-Time Job After Internship

Ciara Sikking stands in front of Rowan Art Gallery at 301 High St.

Meet Ciara Sikking, senior Public Relations and Mathematics double major, from Buena, NJ (Atlantic County). She shares how her summer internship at Holman turned into a full-time position post-graduation. In October of last year I sat down with my public relations advisor, Lori Block, to discuss class registration. I did not expect this very routine […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Music Industry Major Nikola Berardo

Rowan transfer student and Music Industry major Nikola Berardo photographed outside Engineering Hall

This is Nikola Berardo, a junior Music Industry major with a concentration in Music Technology from Absecon, NJ (Atlantic County). Today, he will share his experiences on his first month at Rowan University.  Name: Nikola Berardo Major: Music Industry with a Music Technology concentration Year: Junior Hometown and County: Absecon, NJ (Atlantic County) Off-campus resident? Yes […]

First Year Voices: Joining Her Cousins at Rowan

Krishna stands at Rowan University posed with the owl mascot's wings behind her

After hearing good things about Rowan’s engineering program and with two cousins already here, Rowan was a natural choice for incoming freshman Krishna Barot.  Meeting people and forming the beginnings of lifelong friendships has been the highlight of Krishna’s summer at Rowan University. The first generation college student, from Galloway, NJ (Atlantic County), spent six […]

The Ed.D. Program Showed Christina Just How Strong She Truly Is

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Meet Christina DiDonato Dillon, mother of two (Luke, one year old and Filomena, 10 months old) and wife to Drew. Christina earned her undergraduate degree in early childhood education and sociology from Rowan University in 2011, graduated in 2016 with her M.A. in school administration, and is currently working toward earning her Ed.D. in educational […]

#PROFspective: Transfer Student Iridian Gonzalez

Iridian Gonzalez sits on a bench outside of Bunce Hall

Today we speak with Iridian Gonzalez, a senior commuter from Somers Point, NJ (Atlantic County) who majors in journalism. Iridian will share her #PROFspective with us about transferring from community college and how she gets the most of her college experience as a Rowan Prof. Name: Iridian GonzalezMajor: JournalismMinor: Strategic CommunicationYear: SeniorTransfer Student?: Yes! I […]

A Student’s Mission to Making the World Better

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Joseph Salvo, a native of Italy, came to the United States six years ago without being able to fluently speak English. Now, living in Hammonton, NJ (Atlantic County), Joseph is a graduating college senior who leads a personal research project exploring the potential correlation between community health and cancer diagnosis. Learn more about what this […]

Roommates Reflect: Enzo Ronchi & Adam Goskowsky [VIDEO]

two roommates inside playing chess

Meet roommates Enzo Ronchi, junior public relations major from Ventnor, NJ (Atlantic County) and Adam Goskowsky, sophomore advertising major from Brick, NJ (Ocean County.) Get a look into the Rowan Boulevard Apartments … Video by: Bianca Torres, sophomore music industry major & Edris Forde, junior radio, TV, film major Music by: Bianca Torres, sophomore music […]

Compare/Contrast Freshman Housing

Scott Timko is a resident assistant in Mullica Hall, wearing a yellow sweatshirt that says Glassboro State

Chatting with Rowan University on campus residents on a frigid, hectic morning just before finals (seriously, is it really spring yet?!), one thing was clear: the sense of community within their residence halls is what they love most. However, what “community” means in each residence hall is different. I learned that Evergreen is known for […]

What I Wish I Knew: Students Share Their Experiences [VIDEO]

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Vanessa Vause (senior, public relations), Natalia Panfilova (B.A. Public Relations 2017 graduate) and Alexander Belli (senior double major, advertising and public relations) talk about what they wish they had known before starting at Rowan University. Listen to see how what they experienced could help you be more prepared your transition into “Rowan Life.” Like what […]

Goal Setting Advice from a Senior

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“Most of you say you wanna be successful, but you don’t want it bad—you just kinda want it.” -Dr. Eric Thomas, motivational speaker Sorry, guys. But Dr. Thomas is right. The running stereotype about us millennials: We’re entitled and aren’t willing to earn our stake. That disgusts me. Visualizing and mapping goals allowed me to transition […]

#PROFspective: Computer Science Major Damen Tomassi

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Today we speak with Damen Tomassi, a senior computer science major from Longport, Atlantic County, who lives on campus at 220 Rowan Blvd. He will share his #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student and how he’s getting the most out of his college experience as a Rowan Prof.  Name: Damen Tomassi Major: 5 Year […]

#PROFspective: Communications Studies Major
Hamish James Silva

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Today we speak with Hamish James Silva, a junior communications studies major from Hammonton, Atlantic County, who lives off campus with friends. He will share his #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student and how he’s getting the most out of his college experience as a Rowan Prof.  Name: Hamish James Silva Major: […]

A Non-Traditional Student Shares:
8 Things My Parents Were Right About

Rowan mascot on stage in front of Bunce to welcome students, surrounded by students

Spoiler Alert: They knew EVERYTHING. A few-years-of-angst ago I agreed with that as much as I did the idea that the world was flat. It took a few years and a lot of mistakes. As a late bloomer who started college at age 20, today at 23 I can now confirm that my parents (almost) always knew […]

Gender Inclusive Living: A Positive Experience at Holly Pointe

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My roommate and I chose Holly Pointe Commons knowing that it was going to be the fresh and new housing on campus. Little did we know, at the time of choosing, that Holly Pointe promoted the growing concept and reality of all gender living. This gender inclusive lifestyle encompasses co-ed rooming and bathrooms, acknowledging the […]