Professors Carrie Hong (Educational Leadership and Professional Studies), Maria Tajes (Spanish), and Gladys Vega (Bilingual Education/ESL) applied for and are executing the five-year grant. It provides scholarships to pre-service and in-service teachers pursuing certification in bilingual education, as well as professional development to preschool teachers in partner NJ school districts.
The day's keynote speaker is Jeffrey Dessources, Director of the Center for Leadership and Engagement at New Jersey City University and co-founder of Trill or Not Trill, an educational/consulting firm that integrates culturally relevant content into curriculum, student development and leadership.
“These emerging faculty members play a critical role in higher education: advancing faculty diversity; bringing their unique and much-needed perspectives to the 21st century academy; and serving as role models in whom our students can see themselves," says Joshua Powers, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.
A double major in economics and finance enrolled in the University's accelerated Master of Business Administration degree program, Acosta maintains a 3.95 grade point average and hopes to fulfill her lifelong dream of working on Wall Street.
A native of Piscataway, New Jersey, Bennett heads to Ghana this month to serve as a Community Health Extension Agent for the next two and a quarter years. She graduated this summer, summa cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in management.
WP boasts one of the largest solar panel installations on a U.S. college campus; construction and renovation projects are designed with energy efficiency in mind; a single stream recycling program and electric vehicle charging stations are among WP's pride points.
Ashley Bujalski, MA ’18, PsyD ’20, is the mental health director at a correctional facility. Keith Happawana, MA ’18, PsyD ’20 serves as an active-duty captain and primary care behavioral health officer with the U.S. Air Force.
During the day, Pete Cannarozzi can be found working in Hamilton Hall as a media technician with the Instruction and Research Technology team. At night, can be found working in section 125 of the Prudential Center in Newark.
Carter will look to build on a career year that resulted in the senior being named the Bill Dioguardia New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Player of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection.