A group of incoming freshman and transfer students now feel at-home as Pioneers and at-home in their majors in the College of Science and Health, thanks to their participation in the ASPIRE Summer Bridge Program on campus, made possible through a $4.99 million U.S. Department of Education Grant.
Witt’s main project will be to complete a draft of a novel that is partly set in Ilheus, Brazil. Among other projects, she will also collaborate with an English professor at the Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz (UESC) to translate select poems by Lívia Natália—an African-Brazilian writer whose poetry protesting police violence was vetoed by the local government.
Since the entirely renovated and reimagined space made its debut this semester, there has been an increase in dining hall foot traffic, as well as increased interest in campus meal plans, leading to the first-ever meal plan for WP employees.
Campus has been bustling the last few weeks with new student orientation, resident student move-in, Club Fair, fall sports competitions underway, tailgating at Pioneers football games, and more.
The Center, located at 1800 Valley Road, also provides real-world experience for WP students seeking certification as early childhood education teachers.
While still a student, Theresa Abou-Daoud was hired as a production assistant for the artist’s last two festival stops of the year in NYC, and this summer, she worked as an international tour assistant. “I would not be the person I am without William Paterson. It definitely changed my life and career for the better,” she says.
Kimberly Perez-Lucero and Melissa Zea are both entering their second year as master’s degree students in clinical and counseling psychology. Both are also Latinx, first-generation college students. “I want to be a part of the movement that brings change to the mental health services provided to racial and ethnic minority groups,” Zea says.
"Paterson: A Delicious Destination" takes viewers on a tour of the City of Paterson through its restaurants, past and present. The film was shot by William Paterson University staff, interviews were filmed in campus television studios, and Rod Holliday, of WP’s Center for Instructional and Research Technology, served as technical director and assistant producer.
Albuquerque is one of 250 distinguished nurse leaders from across the U.S. and 17 other countries selected for the honor based on their outstanding contributions to nursing, health care, and advancing the public’s health.