July 2, 2015 |
Woodstown defensive back Dillon Hill admits that his final football game will be an emotional one, simply because he never wanted to see his career end. Hill will participate Wednesday in the Adam Taliaferro Foundation All-Star Football Classic at Rowan University. The game, which features many of the top graduating seniors in South Jersey, will kick off at 7 p.m. Listed on the roster at 5-foot-5 and 145 pounds, Hill was hoping to play college football but was told by many that he was too small.
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.
June 5, 2015 |
Freshman second baseman Bill Watson hit an absolute rope, and at first glance, with the bases loaded and two outs in the fourth inning, the eyes of his Haddon Heights baseball team got extremely big. Somehow, Middlesex second baseman Josh Palazzi was able to make a leaping stab, timing his jump perfectly and foiling a chance for the Garnets to hit the scoreboard. The Garnets were trailing 1-0 at the time, and that was one of many big plays that Middlesex made Wednesday during a 6-1 win over Haddon Heights at Rowan College at Gloucester County in a state Group 1 semifinal.
May 29, 2015 |
TRENTON - New Jersey's colleges should reconsider the traditional "high aid, high tuition" funding model long in place, a task force on college affordability was told Wednesday. Steven M. Rose, president of Passaic County Community College, said he believed the funding model had grown unconsciously over time: When the state cut or limited funding, public colleges and universities would raise tuition, and the state money would go toward financial aid instead. Students from wealthy families can pay full price, Rose said, and students from low-income families can receive financial aid. But the students in the middle can get caught in the gap between being able to afford college and qualifying for need-based financial aid, said Rose, who also is chairman of the New Jersey Presidents' Council, an organization of the state's college and university presidents.
May 26, 2015 |
Rowan University in Glassboro counts its engineering program as one of its premiere academic programs and has aggressive goals to expand enrollment. A few miles away, in nearby Deptford, Rowan College at Gloucester County is working to grow its own engineering science program, potentially doubling the number of freshmen in the pre-baccalaureate program in just two years. With both Rowan schools in Gloucester County looking to expand - and cut into a piece of the state's notorious annual "brain drain" of college students - school officials signed an agreement last week to align their engineering programs and create a road map for transfer.
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 28, 2014 |
A little more than three years ago, Rich Bolds saw the future of Timber Creek basketball sitting in the school's lunch room. His name was Dikemba Amugo. He was a freshman who had never played the game in his life. "I told him, 'If you work hard, by the time you leave here, you're going to be one of the best shot-blockers and scorers to ever play here,' " Bolds said. On Friday night, Amugo showed just how far he has come - and just how prophetic his coach was that day in the fall of 2011.
December 19, 2014 |
The Henry M. Rowan Family Foundation will donate $15 million to the engineering school at Rowan University, the second-largest gift in the Glassboro school's history, the school announced Wednesday. The money will create a permanent endowment for the engineering school, which will be renamed the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering. "It goes to our foundation and gets invested, and we are going to receive proceeds from this annually forever," said Ali A. Houshmand, the university's president.
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.