March 14, 2016 |
Eileen Garvey Shute, 63, of Washington Township, who retired in October as spokeswoman for Rowan College at Gloucester County and two other educational institutions, died of pneumonia on Wednesday, March 9, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Fred Keating, president of the Gloucester County college, said that she had held three simultaneous responsibilities since joining his staff in 2010. Since the 1980s, Mrs. Shute was spokeswoman for the Gloucester County Special Services School District, which offers preschool through high school classes.
February 23, 2016 |
Rowan College at Burlington County is experimenting with the creation of an honors program, offering higher-level courses that could attract top academic talent and boost students' applications when transferring to four-year colleges. The Burlington County community college will begin with four courses this fall, the first step toward creation of an honors program that could help with student recruitment during a time of change for community colleges. The courses, each with one 20-student section, will be General Chemistry I, Calculus I and Analytic Geometry, Composition II, and U.S. History I. Students with a minimum grade-point average of 3.2 can apply to take the courses, which will dive more deeply into content and be taught in more interactive ways.
January 6, 2016
DEPTFORD The Gloucester County community college student group behind the popular annual Japanese pop culture and tradition convention KotoriCon has endowed a perpetual scholarship. The $10,000 endowment from the Japanese Anime Guild was the first such gift from a student club at Rowan College at Gloucester County, formerly Gloucester County College. A ceremony was held Dec. 9 to sign the KotoriCon Endowment, which creates a perpetual scholarship to give one student a year $500 for books, fees, and tuition.
October 30, 2015 |
A SOUTH JERSEY borough was in mourning yesterday, shocked at the news that one of its leading citizens was found dead on a beach 50 miles away. The body of Jeff Radio, 43, former mayor of Clayton, Gloucester County, washed onto the sands of Strathmere, Cape May County, early Tuesday, New Jersey State Police confirmed last night. The cause of Radio's death was under investigation last night, pending an autopsy at Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point, according to Sgt. Jeff Flynn, a police spokesman.
June 24, 2015 |
Once a week for more than a decade, Robert L. Powell Jr. went to art classes at the Haddonfield Adult School. And until the last few weeks of this spring semester, he took classes in watercolor painting with Gwynn Walker Di Pilla. "A lot of his pictures were for his children and his grandchildren," Di Pilla said, including his final work, an incomplete still life of flowers for the youngest, 6-month-old Emily Ford. "I will finish it up for him," she said. Painting was a refuge from Parkinson's disease, she said, because "when he painted, he did not shake at all. " On Friday, June 19, Mr. Powell, 69, of Haddon Heights, who retired three years ago as a professor of business studies at what is now Rowan College at Gloucester County, died of complications of Parkinson's disease at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden.
June 12, 2015 |
Students at Burlington County College will soon find themselves at a new school: Rowan College at Burlington County. As part of a new partnership with Rowan University, BCC will change its name to Rowan College at Burlington County, the schools announced Wednesday. This marks the second such partnership Rowan has made with a community college, following one that saw Gloucester County College change its name to Rowan College at Gloucester County last year. The schools will make a formal announcement Thursday; their respective trustee boards authorized the partnership agreement Wednesday.
May 10, 2015 |
Jeff Dixon is a little taller and a little stronger this season. He throws a little harder. But those aren't the real reasons that Dixon is one of South Jersey's most-improved pitchers. "It's a different feeling being a senior," Dixon said after earning the victory in perhaps the Lions' most impressive game of the season, a 14-4 triumph over second-ranked Eastern Monday afternoon. Dixon has been a solid varsity pitcher for three seasons. He was 4-3 with a 3.50 ERA as a junior.
April 12, 2015 |
When the department store where he was a manager closed, Edward Hamburg, then in his early 50s, went back to school. "He had always wanted to go into education," his wife, Jeannine, said, but after he earned his bachelor's degree, his parents pressed him to continue working at their dry-goods store in Paulsboro. With his career in family and corporate retail behind him, Mr. Hamburg began a teaching career by earning a master's in education at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.
January 6, 2015 |
With New Jersey continuing its notorious "brain drain" export of more than 30,000 college students every year, much of the focus in higher education in 2014 remained on expansion: breaking ground on new academic buildings, increasing housing options at the state's public colleges, and offering new ways to obtain degrees. There also were leadership changes, a new name for one community college and - of course - political battles. Here's a look back at some of the changes in the higher education landscape last year: 1. Stockton buys Showboat Stockton College made clear it had no plan to stop its explosive growth with the high-profile purchase of the shuttered Showboat Atlantic City, which will house a campus in the resort.
December 10, 2014 |
Caitlyn Ricci and her parents sat on opposite sides of the Camden courtroom, emblematic of a deep family divide. On the right was Ricci, 21, wearing a solid green shirt and black dress pants, with her attorney. On the left side, seated together, were her divorced parents: middle school English teacher Maura McGarvey and varsity high school basketball coach Michael Ricci, joined by each of their attorneys. Superior Court Judge Thomas Shusted Jr. implored both sides - who have fought more than a year over who should pay Caitlyn Ricci's college tuition - to stop bickering.