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April 30, 1996
When a school that's not quite a school procures free tuition for all 156 members of its first class, it earns an "A" for creative marketing - and corporate America deserves some credit for funding it. Rowan College, the New Jersey institution formerly known as Glassboro State College, is using the free tuition offer as a lure for its new School of Engineering. The school hasn't yet hired a full faculty, won't open its $30 million building until 1997 and won't be accredited until it graduates its first class in the year 2000.
NEWS
October 15, 1992 | By Tia Swanson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Rowan College Board of Trustees, flush with its new-found wealth, voted to spend $350,000 of it last night. The money, which represents nearly two-thirds of what the college has predicted it will earn this year from Henry Rowan's initial gift of $25 million, will be used to finance various programs and changes brought about by the college's name change. For example, $72,000 will be spent on new athletic uniforms and $17,000 on new athletic brochures. A revised college catalogue will cost $25,000 and a firm that is supposed to market the new name will cost $35,000.
NEWS
December 18, 1995 | By David Kinney, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Here at the Sony Music manufacturing plant, the engineers say they solve problems the way most folks do, believe it or not: They try everything and anything, then settle for the first option that does the trick. It was a few years ago that the director of engineering, Chet Dawson, figured that his staff ought to take a course on statistical analysis and other techniques to break problems down and find the best solutions in a hurry. Problem was, there was no such course - at least, not in New Jersey.
NEWS
September 3, 1992 | By Tia Swanson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
How did the theme song to Welcome Back, Kotter go? Wasn't there a line, "Welcome back . . . Well, the names have all changed since you hung around . . . " Glassboro State College, er, Rowan College of New Jersey, welcomed back its most famous alumnus Monday. Robert Hegyes, Epstein on the show, took the red- eye flight east from California Sunday, arriving in Glassboro just in time to take his place in the college's forum about its name change. On Tuesday, Glassboro State officially changed its name to Rowan College of New Jersey, in honor of Henry and Betty Rowan, who pledged $100 million to the college early in July.
NEWS
October 18, 1992 | By Tia Swanson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The second violins were being led by a man in white tube socks and Docksiders, with a beard, glasses and gray, thinning hair. And there was a first violinist with a bald spot, wearing Hush Puppies, navy socks, navy slacks and a powder-blue golf shirt. Not exactly what you'd expect from a college string ensemble. But then this is not just any college string ensemble. This is the string ensemble at Rowan College of New Jersey. Half the students who participate are older than 60. The over-60s are all part of the Senior Scholar Program at Rowan.
NEWS
August 21, 1995 | By David Kinney, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Next month, when the centerpiece of Henry M. Rowan's vision - an ambitious new engineering program - welcomes its first handful of students, the place once known as Glassboro State will be long forgotten. It has been three years since Rowan, the multimillionaire founder of Rancocas-based Inductotherm Industries, pledged $100 million to the state college to improve existing programs and build an engineering school from the ground up. The college has since weathered controversy and court battles over a decision to rename itself in Rowan's honor.
NEWS
July 7, 1992 | By Tia Swanson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Glassboro State College yesterday received a pledge of $100 million from Henry and Betty Rowan of Rancocas, the largest gift ever given to a public college or university in the United States. In return, college officials promised to rename the school Rowan College of New Jersey. Rowan is the founder and chairman of Inductotherm Inc., an international industrial furnace manufacturing company with headquarters in Rancocas, Burlington County. The firm has annual sales of more than $500 million.
NEWS
February 1, 1995 | By Jane M. Reynolds, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Freshmen at Rowan College of New Jersey who had combined SAT scores of 1200 or higher and ranked in the top fifth of their high school class have kissed those tuition blues goodbye. They aren't paying a dime. The college, through its Trustee Scholarship program, has offered four years of free tuition to such students. Now, all they have to do is remain in good academic standing, which means making sure their grade point average doesn't fall below 3.0 for two semesters in a row. In-state tuition at the college is now $2,342 per year.
NEWS
August 17, 1995 | By Tara Dooley, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In response to a borough suit against the state over property taxes at Rowan College, the Attorney General's Office has denied Glassboro's claim that it deserves more money. The response, filed Tuesday in Mercer County Superior Court, disputes the borough's contention that properties owned by the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority should be included in the state's in-lieu-of-tax payments - the money New Jersey pays municipalities instead of property taxes. It also denies that Glassboro spends "large sums of money" on services for the school.
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NEWS
May 18, 2016
A story Sunday on long-term-care insurance wrongly named Cynthia Christopher's husband. He is Fred Slifer. A story Sunday on financial robo-advisers gave an out-of-date figure for Betterment.com's assets under management. Betterment robo-advises $4.4 billion. A story Monday on Rowan College at Burlington County valedictorian Kevin P. Wright wrongly described when he gave his commencement speech. He spoke last week.
NEWS
May 17, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Three degrees in three years. Two commencements within a month — interrupted by starting an Ivy League master's degree. It took Kevin P. Wright, 44, a while to figure out how to pursue higher education, but when he got started, he really went after it. Wright, who received his GED in 2013, is this year's valedictorian at Rowan College at Burlington County. After delivering his commencement speech there Saturday, he will receive his bachelor's diploma from Thomas Jefferson University in June.
NEWS
April 12, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
It's a $1.5 billion annual problem: One in four college freshmen needs at least one remedial course in English, reading, or math. These "developmental" courses delay students from taking college-level work, often frustrating them as they burn through savings and financial aid for classes that don't count toward their degrees. "I had students coming in asking me, 'Do you know of any scholarships, because I ran out of financial aid?' and when I looked at their transcripts, they had four or five developmental classes," said Linda A. Hurlburt, vice president for academic services at Rowan College at Gloucester County.
NEWS
March 14, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 23, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
February 18, 2016
District competition will be held Friday and Saturday. The top three finishers in each weight class in Districts 25-28 will advance to Region 7, and the top three finishers in each weight class in Districts 29-32 will advance to Region 8. Here are the eight districts that will host South Jersey teams: District 25: Northern Burlington District 26: Holy Cross District 27: Cherokee District 28: Collingswood District 29: Rowan...
NEWS
February 14, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Just two years into an ambitious 10-year growth plan that included increasing full-time undergraduate enrollment by nearly 30 percent, Rowan University has nearly met that goal, though it has fallen slightly behind in others. Rowan's president, Ali A. Houshmand, set the goal of having 12,000 full-time undergraduate students in the 2023-24 school year. That number was to be reached through controlled growth from 9,348 students in fall 2013. Instead, full-time undergraduate enrollment has jumped to 11,710 this year, nearly reaching the final goal.
NEWS
February 3, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Most patients don't have heart failure on an empty table, with good lighting all around and nothing to obstruct the paramedics who respond to the 911 call. "My first cardiac arrest was in the backseat of a taxi cab," said Scott Kasper, Virtua Health's assistant vice president of emergency medical services. Virtua's paramedic training program in South Jersey has long prepared students for the real world by sending them out into it. Now it's hoping to bring more real-world complexity to campus.
NEWS
January 27, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
A group of New Jersey college presidents voted Monday to tell the state they oppose proposals by two North Jersey community colleges to confer bachelor's degrees in nursing. The New Jersey Presidents' Council narrowly decided to send the proposals with negative recommendations to the state secretary of higher education, who will make the final call on whether to approve them. Union County College and Passaic County Community College, which currently offer associate's degrees in nursing, hope to create bachelor's degree completion programs for existing registered nurses.
NEWS
January 23, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
The legacy of Henry M. Rowan - entrepreneur, industrialist, philanthropist - lives on, speaker after speaker said Thursday at the university that bears his name. Not only because Glassboro State College is now Rowan University, or because his $100 million gift transformed the college and also created the engineering school that is now called the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering. Rowan's legacy, after his Dec. 9 death, lives on, speakers said at a "celebration of life" ceremony, in the students affected by his donation, by the academic programs he supported, and by the entrepreneurial spirit he embodied.
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