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Good News:TCNJ's AmIOK Program Receives $1 million VOCA Grant

EWING, NJ December 1, 2022 – The newly rebranded School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) today announced its trauma-informed campus initiative, AmIOK, has been awarded another $1 million Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to expand to other colleges in the Mercer County, NJ area. “We’re expanding services provided by the AmIOK program to other colleges to share our work with higher education institutions that might not have the resources to develop a trauma-informed campus community. In a recent college-student survey, 95% of respondents reported negative mental health symptoms due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and those with previous trauma caused by experiencing a criminal act are likely to have even higher rates. Our vision is to cultivate a trauma-informed campus community that supports and promotes healing for all,” says Dr. Dara Whalen, TCNJ Assistant Professor of Nursing and AmIOK Executive Director. Along... Read more →

TCNJ's Public Health Study Finds...

...More Media Support for Government Vaccine Promotion in Socially Unstable Nations These startling findings demonstrate the importance of original research to challenge conventional wisdom. ~Dr. John C. Pollock, Professor, Comm. Studies/Public Health, TCNJ EWING, NJ November 10, 2022 – A recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Europe. Fears of an upcoming virus surge this winter. And a lagging booster rate in the U.S. These signs spell trouble for the prospects of moving beyond the pandemic. Amid grim predictions, a new study from public health students and faculty in the newly rebranded School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) finds media outlets in socially unstable nations are more supportive of government vaccine efforts. Senior student-author Mia Gomes, Class of 2023, explains, “This cross-national study’s findings are surprising. Media in less socially stable (often developing) countries are notorious for often representing elite interests. Still, they... Read more →

Rowan Host "Friday Night Lights" Against TCNJ

GLASSBORO, NJ (October 5, 2022)- Rowan will host "Friday Night Lights" on Friday, October 7 when the football team takes on conference rival TCNJ. Kick-off is 6 p.m. at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium and the evening will be highlighted with a post-game fireworks display. The Profs are currently 2-1 on the year and the game with TCNJ will mark the conference home opener. As at every home game, the Bonesaw Beer Garden will be open from kickoff until the start of the fourth quarter and all fans age 21 and over are welcome. The Beer Garden is located in the north corner of the Wackar Stadium. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased on site. General Admission is $8 and tickets for senior citizens, children and visiting college students with ID are $5, while children under 3 and students with a valid Rowan ID are free.​ Read more →

Rowan Sports Update: Softball Earns Top Seed; Baseball Eliminated; Lacrosse Out of Tournament

CNB SPORTS NEWS Rowan Softball Earns Top Seed in NCAA Regional at Tufts; Profs to Open Play vs Cabrini INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The 19th-ranked Rowan softball team will take on Cabrini to open play in the 2022 NCAA Division III Softball Championship, as the top-seeded Profs will take part in the Medford, Massachusetts Regional hosted by Tufts University from May 13-15. Rowan (33-8) will face Cabrini (21-10) on Friday, May 13 at 4:30 p.m. following the game between Tufts (33-9) and Muhlenberg (22-20) at 2 p.m. The winner of the double-elimination regional will advance to the Super Regionals on May 20-21, while the finals of the NCAA Championship are set for May 26-28 in Salem, VA. Rowan won the 2022 NJAC Championship and earned the league’s automatic bid to the tournament, to mark the program’s 11th conference title and the first since 2018. The Profs are returning to the NCAA... Read more →

College Baseball: Rowan Over Rutgers-Camden 2-1

CAMDEN, NJ – Ryan Murphy accounted for both runs, as #7 Rowan scored a 2-1 victory at Rutgers-Camden, in NJAC baseball action this afternoon, and Ryan Mostrangeli drove in the winning run. Profs' lefthander Eli Atiya went eight innings, striking out eight, to earn his seventh victory of the year as Rowan improves to 23-6 (9-2 NJAC). Murphy hit his team-high eighth home run in the third inning, a solo shot, to give the Profs a 1-0 lead. It was his second game in a row with a homer. Rutgers-Camden (17-15; 4-7), which outhit the Profs, 9-6, tied it up in the fourth on an RBI single by Diego Salazar. In the eighth, Murphy doubled, and with two outs, Mostrangeli doubled to right field to bring home Murphy with the winning run. Christian Bascunan took over in the ninth inning and held the Scarlet Raptors scoreless to pick up his... Read more →

TCNJ's Health & Exercise Science Department Offering Health and Wellness Graduate Certificate This Summer

Ewing, NJ (Crothers Consulting) NEWS RELEASE / Thu February 24, 2022 9:30 EST Amid National Mental Health Decline, Top NJ Health Program Launches Online Graduate Certificate in Health and Wellness Amid national mental health crisis, TCNJ's health and exercise science department launches new fully online health and wellness graduate certificate. EWING, NJ February 24, 2022 – One of the more devastating effects of the pandemic has been a national decline in mental health. The US Census Bureau found overall household anxiety levels surged 6% from pre-COVID levels in 2021, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a 24% jump from 2019 to 2020 in child emergency room visits for mental health reasons. In the midst of this crisis, the health and exercise science department in the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science (SNHES) at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is launching a new fully... Read more →

Top New Jersey Communication Program Launches Groundbreaking Health and Wellness Specialization

Student-faculty partnerships at The College of New Jersey confront major national health issues. EWING, NJ February 16, 2022--(CNBNewsnet)==After over two decades of preparation, the department of communication studies at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), a national award-winning program, launched a new student specialization in Health and Wellness Communication (HWC) in spring 2022. The HWC concentration is available to undergraduates enrolled full time. The innovative track boasts several faculty teaching courses and conducting research in health communication, collaborating with students in all scholarship phases and supporting student employment and graduate program aspirations. TCNJ’s department of communication studies ranks number one in New Jersey and received the 2013 National Communication Association Rex Mix Program of Excellence Award as the nation’s best undergraduate communication studies department. In the HWC specialization, students select their own topics and teams to explore a rich array of subjects while mentored by experienced professors. For courses in... Read more →

Rowan Women and Men Swim Teams Champs of NJAC

NJAC CHAMPS! Rowan Women's Team Defeats TCNJ, 157-139, to Capture Conference Crown GLASSBORO, NJ -- The Rowan Women's Swimming & Diving Team captured the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship with a 157-139 win over The College of New Jersey on Saturday. The Profs win their 14th overall title and fifth in the last six seasons as the team did not compete in 2020-21. The NJAC crowns its champions through regular-season competition among the schools. Rowan went 4-0-1 in NJAC action this season. COMPLETE RESULTS Individually, Rowan had two swimmers win three events each. Veronica Alferez claimed first with a season-best in the 200 free (1:57.99) and also won the 500 free (5:19.28) while Jordan McChesney hit a season-best time in both the 50 free (24.18) and the 100 free (52.80). Alferez and McChesney joined Elizabeth Jones and Kylie Salerno in the 400 free relay to clock in with a season-best... Read more →

Top NJ Public Health School Students and Faculty Partner

with State Initiative to Address Black Maternal and Infant Mortality Crisis Students and faculty in the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science (SNHES) at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) partner with First Lady Tammy Murphy's Nurture NJ to tackle the state’s Black maternal and infant mortality crisis. Ria Rodney, MSW, Adjunct Professor, TCNJ EWING, NJ January 20, 2022 – Students and faculty in the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science (SNHES) at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) are partnering with Nurture NJ to tackle the state’s Black maternal and infant mortality crisis. First Lady of New Jersey, Tammy Murphy, officially launched Nurture NJ in early 2019 as a statewide initiative committed to equity in maternal and infant health outcomes for women of color. New Jersey’s mortality rates among Black, non-Hispanic women are nearly seven times greater than those of non-Hispanic white women–more than double the national... Read more →

Top NJ Health School's Social Epidemiology Lab Found Link Between Pandemic Mortality and Social Capital

EWING, NJ, November 24, 2021 -- Although vaccination rates are rising and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now endorses boosters for all adults, the United States recently passed 750,000 COVID-19 deaths. Amid new winter spike warnings from some experts, students and faculty at the Social Epidemiology Lab (SEL) in the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science (SNHES) at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) have found a compelling connection between pandemic mortality and social capital and vulnerability across the nation. "We identified that almost 57% of the variance in the mortality rate distribution was explained by social capital and vulnerability. States with lower levels of social capital and high levels of vulnerability tend to fare worse in terms of COVID-19 mortality than those with greater social capital," says Associate Professor of Public Health and SEL founder Dr. Carolina Borges. "Future studies should investigate possible interventions to improve social... Read more →

Rowan outscored host TCNJ in the final few minutes to win 85-77

EWING, NJ – Rowan outscored host TCNJ in the final few minutes to pull away and score an 85-77 win in the NJAC opener for both teams. The Profs (4-0 ;1-0 NJAC) have now won four straight games to open the season. Arian Azemi had 13 points for the Profs and D'Andre Vilmar scored 13, with Damian Smith chipping in 12, and Hafeez Melvin adding 11 points. Ryan O'Leary contributed 10 to round out the double-figure scorers. Training 73-72 with over five minutes to play, the Profs went 6-for-6 from the foul line and used a driving layup from Azemi to put together a 13-6 run to earn the win. Both teams struggled from the perimeter, hitting under 26 percent from three-point range, with TCNJ (3-2; 0-1 NJAC) making just 20 percent. The game was close the entire second half, with a five-point lead by Rowan, 49-44, being the largest... Read more →

TCNJ Health School's Social Epidemiology Lab ID's Link Between Pandemic Mortality & Social Capital

EWING, NJ November 24, 2021 – Although vaccination rates are rising and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now endorses boosters for all adults, the United States recently passed 750,000 COVID-19 deaths. Amid new winter spike warnings from some experts, students and faculty at the Social Epidemiology Lab (SEL) in the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science (SNHES) at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) have found a compelling connection between pandemic mortality and social capital and vulnerability across the nation. “We identified that almost 57% of the variance in the mortality rate distribution was explained by social capital and vulnerability. States with lower levels of social capital and high levels of vulnerability tend to fare worse in terms of COVID-19 mortality than those with greater social capital,” says Associate Professor of Public Health and SEL founder Dr. Carolina Borges. “Future studies should investigate possible interventions to improve social... Read more →

Campus Gets Real: Leading NJ Health School Students Volunteer with $1 Million Program

to Help Peers Confront COVID-19 Trauma EWING, NJ November 9, 2021 – Peers are helping each other process pandemic trauma as The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) welcomes students back to campus. As part of a college-wide community learning day in September, TCNJ’s trauma support network, AmIOK, led 20 volunteers from various student organizations to facilitate programs focused on reinforcing resilience and raising awareness about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). ACEs are potentially traumatic events experienced at a young age that can increase chances of illness, early mortality, injury, crime involvement and chronic disease. Since the on-campus event, referrals and requests for services submitted to AmIOK’s emergency hotline doubled from last year. “Once students came back, we knew we would witness increased trauma effects,” says Assistant Professor and Graduate Nursing Program Coordinator, Dara Whalen. “It’s been a very rough 18 months. That is why AmIOK collaborated with TCNJ’s Cultural and Intellectual... Read more →

Rowan Sports Highlights/Results: Volleyball NJAC Champs; Football & Men and Women's Swimming

NJAC Champions! Volleyball Wins 3-2 Thriller Over Montclair State GLASSBORO, NJ -- In a match for the ages, Rowan claimed its fourth conference title and first since 2004 as the Profs took down Montclair State, 3-2 (25-23, 25-27, 19-25, 25-20, and 19-17), in the NJAC Championship here at Esbjornson Gymnasium on Saturday. With the victory, Rowan capture's the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. Selections will be announced on Monday afternoon. The resilient Profs battled through deficits throughout the match, most importantly in the fifth and deciding set, as Rowan fought off match point five times en route to the title. In all, there were 30 ties and 18 lead changes throughout the day. The team's two seniors, Natalie Ogden (22) and Cassidy Abdalla (14) totaled 36 of the squad's 59 kills. For Abdalla, the 14 kills were a career high while Ogden added 14 digs for... Read more →

NJ Health School Announces Initiative for Nation’s First Trauma-Informed Campus

With $1 Million VOCA Grant EWING, NJ July 15, 2021 – Healthcare experts in the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science (SNHES) at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) are transforming the state university into the nation’s first trauma-informed campus with a new education support collaboration, AmIOK. The program is funded by a $1 million Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant. Servicing TCNJ and the greater Mercer County area, AmIOK helps college students who experience a crime or traumatic event with a 24-hour confidential hotline operated by trained counsellors and nurse practitioners. The program’s comprehensive healing approach includes medical assistance, counseling and other individualized services. AmIOK implements community education and training to foster a trauma-informed communication approach for students, faculty and staff. “Before forming AmIOK in partnership with the Center for Integrative Wellness, we used data collected from our campus climate survey to gauge what support networks students believed... Read more →

TCNJ Art Professor Selected to Co-Lead Author Global Art History Survey Textbook

Why a Leading NJ Arts School Professor Has Been Selected as an Author for Historic Global Art Textbook EWING, NJ June 15, 2021 – Professor of Art History in the School of the Arts and Communication at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) Dr. Deborah Hutton has been selected to co-lead author the first global art history survey textbook of the 21st century. “The History of Art: A Global View”, published by London’s Thames & Hudson, comprises 75 cohesive chapters and addresses the need to improve inclusivity in art history education. “Along with editing chapters, I helped to recommend vocabulary choices throughout the entire volume. The writing and editing processes have been very collaborative. The team held digital chats to brainstorm the challenges of contextualizing global art history,” says Dr. Hutton. The TCNJ professor wrote the book’s sections on South Asian and Islamic art. She specializes in art created for... Read more →


PITMAN, NJ – The Rowan women’s track & field team had five individuals and two relays that were named to the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) All-Conference Team. Nicole Notarianni (100 meter hurdles) and Olivia Scattergood (hammer) earned NJAC All-Conference first team honors. Makayla Taylor (shot put), Robin Collura (800 meters), Kari DiTonno (high jump) and the 4x100 meter relay were members of the NJAC second team. Taylor (discus) and the 4x400 meter relay received All-Conference honorable mention. The All-Conference Team was determined by the NJAC Championships results on May 8. At the conference meet, Notarianni won the 100 meter hurdles in 14.66. She was also first in the prelims with a time of 14.98. Scattergood took first in the hammer with a throw of 160’ 7” (48.96 m) and she improved on her school record 158’ 8” (48.37 m). Taylor finished second in the shot put with a distance... Read more →

Why Students in a Top NJ College Health Program Are Improving Public Vaccine Efforts

Students in the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) have partnered with the New Jersey Public Health Association to understand why vulnerable demographics are hesitant to get vaccinated and how to improve New Jersey’s state messages to these populations. “Drawing upon data from New Jersey state, county, and city departments, we found little outreach to vulnerable populations..." ~Dr. Brenda Seals, Associate Professor and Public Health Chair EWING, NJ May 12, 2021 – The U.S. administered over 200 million COVID-19 vaccines in President Biden’s first 100 days in office. However, vaccination rates are now falling by disturbing measures, from a high of 3.38 million to 2.86 million people vaccinated per day. Emboldened by the federal government pausing Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine in April, vaccine hesitancy remains a national crisis. Students in the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science at The College of... Read more →

TCNJ Beats Rowan Lacrosse 19-12

EWING, NJ - Rowan owned an early lead but 15th-ranked TCNJ took over by halftime to post a 19-12 win over the Profs in the semifinals of the 2021 NJAC Women's Lacrosse Championship Tournament. Dara Hennessy, Ashley Lechliter, Shannen Sterner, Elise Cohan and Erin Renshaw posted two goals apiece for third-seeded Rowan. Julia Grlica had a goal and an assist and goalie Reilly Shaup made 13 saves on the day. Hennessy helped Rowan take a 5-3 first-half lead as she scored two goals, but then the Lions scored five straight to own an 8-5 advantage at halftime. Lechliter, assisted by Julianna Corson, Sterner and Grlica each netted first-half goals for the Profs. Second-seeded TCNJ (6-2) scored the first two of the second half and despite the Profs' Erin Renshaw teaming up with Grlica for a goal, and an unassisted goal by Elise Cohan with 21:18 to play, the Lions held... Read more →

College Baseball: Ryan Murphy Hits Two Home Runs to Lead Rowan Over TCNJ

EWING, NJ - Ryan Murphy (Reading, PA/Wilson) hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and Jared Marks drove in the go-ahead runs, to lead #17 Rowan to a 10-5 come-from-behind win at TCNJ in NJAC action today as the Profs improve to 13-3 and 11-1 in the conference. Murphy went 3-for-5 at the plate with five RBI and two runs scored, and now has a team-high six homers on the season. Rowan had to rally from a 5-1 deficit in the contest as TCNJ (5-12; 4-8) built up that advantage after three innings. The Profs started the comeback in the fourth as Murphy hit a solo homer and scored another in the fifth when Ryan McIsaac tripled to bring in Jared Marks, who had hit one of his two doubles. McIsaac had also given Rowan the quick 1-0 edge when he led off the game with a solo home... Read more →

NJAC ACTION: Rowan Defeats TCNJ 18-2

GLASSBORO, NJ (APRIL 22, 2021) - The 17th-ranked Rowan baseball team pounded out 17 hits to post a season-high total in runs as it defeated TCNJ, 18-2, in NJAC action in cold and windy conditions. The win improves the Profs to 12-3 and 10-1 in the conference. Lefthander Drew Ryback shut down the Lions, going seven innings and allowing just four hits while striking out eight to improve his record to 5-0. Among Rowan's leaders at the plate were Ryan McIsaac, who was 4-for-6 with two runs and two RBI, Jared Marks who went 2-for-3 with three runs and an RBI and Nick Schooley, who was 2-for-5 with two runs and four RBI. Trip McCaffrey had a triple and drove in four runs on the day while Jason Bobiak was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI as each of Rowan's starters who batted scored at least one run in... Read more →

TCNJ Partners with TCHS to Mentor Students Interested in Healthcare

CORRECTED/UPDATED Leading NJ College Health Program Announces Launch of Summer Training Program for High School Urban Youth EWING, NJ April 21, 2021 – The School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) today announced a new partnership with Trenton Central High School (TCHS) to mentor students interested in pursuing healthcare TCNJ's School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science announces summer urban youth training program partnership with Trenton Central High School. professions. The leading NJ college health program boasts the number one continued registered nurse education specialization in the state. “The advantages of health care diversity are evident, but urban youth face many challenges in pursuing health careers,” says TCNJ Assistant Professor and Nurse Education Track Leader Dr. Yolanda Nelson. The summer 2021 high school program is funded by a Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience (MUSE) grant. The initiative will provide high school students with an... Read more →

ABC News ‘Soul of a Nation’ Co-Executive Producer Praises

Alma Mater’s Creative Freedom EWING, NJ April 20, 2021 – ABC News ‘Soul of a Nation’ co-executive producer Eric Johnson extols his experience of creative freedom at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). "Co-Executive Producer for ABC News 'Soul of a Nation' and The College of New Jersey alumnus Eric Johnson." Writing and producing at ABC News for over 14 years, New Jersey-born Johnson graduated from the leading public NJ college in 2004 as a Communication Studies major in the School of the Arts and Communication. “Comm studies gave me the creative freedom to feel confident in exploring possibilities after undergraduate school,” Johnson explains. “After graduating from TCNJ, I was a little lost. But in hindsight I'm so grateful for the flexibility my Communication degree has given me", he adds. One of Johnson’s mentors, Associate Professor of Journalism and Interactive Multimedia Kim Pearson, explains, “In his enduringly important book, The... Read more →

Why a Leading NJ College Health Program is Launching Virtual Platforms...

to Transform Traditional Learning Models During Pandemic EWING, NJ March 30, 2021 – Founded 50 years ago, the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is leveraging innovative virtual platforms to redefine traditional learning models and foster community-engaged learning. Higher education was hit hard by COVID-19, and one estimate reports overall fall enrollments dipped almost three percent 2019-2020. Traditional instructional formats have either halted or converted to remote outlets, and experiential learning opportunities are limited. Your Health Matters is a new online partnership among the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science at TCNJ, global healthcare company Nova Nordisk and Trenton-based nonprofit HomeFront, an organization focused on ending homelessness. “For clients at HomeFront, stress is directly related to physical and mental health and wellbeing. Making a difference in individuals’ lives is beneficial and rewarding,” says Associate Professor and Johnson and Johnson Health Leadership... Read more →

Penn State Abington Edges Out Rowan 9-8

JENKINTOWN, PA - Penn State Abington rallied to edge 11th-ranked Rowan, 9-8, in non-conference baseball action on Tuesday afternoon, ruining 3-for-4 efforts from the plate by the Profs' Alex Kokos and Ryan McIsaac. Kokos went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI while McIsaac was 3-for-4 with two runs. Trip McCaffrey was 2-for-5 on the day with an RBI and run scored with Ryan Murphy going 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI. Rowan jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, thanks to an RBI single from McCaffrey and runs scored by McIsaac and Nick Schooley. The Profs added another run in the fourth on a solo home run by Murphy, his third round-tripper in four games. PSU overtook the Profs with a six-run fifth inning, in which the Nittany Lions pounded six hits. The Profs answered back with two runs in the sixth to tie the... Read more →


TCNJ Performing Arts Program Leverages Hard Science to Welcome Back Students

photo provided EWING, NJ March 23, 2021 - In the beginning months of 2021, colleges are welcoming back students. As pandemic spread continues and variants pose public health threats, educational institutions confront challenges to reintroduce in-person learning. Traditionally an arts and media hub, the School of the Arts and Communication leverages hard science to reopen creative spaces, transforming The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) into one of the safest campuses in the US. “The college’s goal in performing airborne infection risk calculations was to implement strategies to help mitigate both infection risk and transmission rate,” says Campus Engineer David Matlack. “Recirculation is the concern. Whether singing or playing an instrument, music students emit aerosols,” adds Richard Kroth, Director of Operations for TCNJ’s Center for the Arts. In preparation for onsite instruction, the school collaborated with a college-wide initiative to conduct a two-part indoor space review. The first analysis was an... Read more →

How to Prepare for Your First UTV Race

Initially used at farms and ranches for hard work, UTVs are now the latest rage in hardcore racing. These powerful machines can cross any challenging terrain, from desert dunes and steep sludge hills to forest paths, mud trails, rocky ledges, and many more. While many people still use the “work” side-by-sides, manufacturers provide thrill-seekers with slick, narrow, roaring metal beasts to take to the next adrenaline-pumping race. Are you a fan of UTV competitions? You have come to the right place! Today, we are here to give you a short guide on preparing your competition UTV for the next challenge! 1. Get a Sports UTV Rather than a Work UTV You know how they say that you shouldn’t bring a knife to a gunfight, right? Joke aside, when you decide that UTV racing is right up your alley, the first thing to do is search for the vehicle built for... Read more →

CNBNews Salute to NJ College Students: Univ. of Mississippi Named to Dean's List

UNIVERSITY, MS (12/17/2020)-- The University of Mississippi recently announced students named to the Fall 2020 Honor Roll lists, including Dean's Honor Roll. The following students from your area made the list: Thomas Andrew Shover of Riverton, NJ. Reghan Joan Voigt of Somerdale, NJ. The Dean's Honor Roll is reserved for students who earn a semester GPA of 3.50-3.74. In order to be eligible for honor roll designation, a student must have completed at least 12 graded hours for the semester and may not be on academic probation during the semester. The University of Mississippi, affectionately known as Ole Miss, is the state's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 23,000 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university and is ranked... Read more →

Public Colleges Whose Graduates EARN the Most; TCNJ in the Top 15

Lattice Publishing Jul 16, 2020 THE CENTER SQUARE The William M. Hausdoeffer Sundial at The College of New Jersey Higher education is a significant investment, and the cost of pursuing an undergraduate degree has grown exponentially over the past few decades. According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics, one year of undergraduate education today costs about the same as four years of undergraduate education did in 1980. Over the same time period, post-graduation earnings have remained relatively flat after adjusting for inflation. The combination of rising tuition and low wage growth has brought the value of higher education programs into question. Despite slow wage growth, certain college majors fare better in the labor market. Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reveals that the median wage for 22- to 27-year-old bachelor’s degree holders is $40,000 per year, but degrees related to engineering, business, and computer... Read more →


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected the Rowan University men’s and women's swimming and diving teams for Scholar All-American honors. Rowan was one of 461 schools to receive the award for the Spring semester. Teams were selected on the basis of their spring grade point averages and represent 17,982 student-athletes. CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart mentioned the efforts of Coach Brad Bowser and Coach Elise Blaschke noting that "No team was unaffected by this spring's pandemic but Athletic Director John Giannini and President Houshmand can and should be proud of their teams and the work of the coaches." Additional institutional adjustments to grading systems resulted in GPAs nearly one-quarter letter grade higher than previously. As a result, the CSCAA will not be publishing team GPAs. This semester’s list also does not include teams at institutions that switched entirely to pass/fail... Read more →

HINDU'S SAY: TCNJ refuses to withdraw its newspaper labelling Hinduism as “unforgiving”

Despite Hindu protest, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in Ewing is refusing to withdraw printed copies of its student newspaper “The Signal” from various locations, which states “Hinduism is an unforgiving religion”. “…we decline your requests to retrieve printed copies of The Signal or to remove the article”, “The Signal” Editor-in-Chief Emmy Liederman wrote yesterday in an email to Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest. The printed January 29 issue of "The Signal" (Spring 2020 No. 1) in PDF, hosted by Issuu, carrying this objectionable statement, also continues to be posted on “The Signal” website. courtesy of It was highly inappropriate and insensitive for the newspaper of a “Top Public College” funded by tax dollars and student fees (many of whom were Hindu) to belittle Hinduism, world’s oldest and third largest religion with about 1.1 billion adherents and a rich philosophical thought; Zed, who is President... Read more →

Devitt powers TCNJ women over Rutgers-Camden

EWING, N.J. (Jan. 4, 2020) – Junior forward Shannon Devitt scored a game-high 27 points and sophomore guard/forward Rachel Gazzola added 18 to lead The College of New Jersey women’s basketball team over Rutgers University-Camden, 66-53, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference game here Saturday afternoon. The victory snapped the Lions’ two-game losing streak and lifted TCNJ to 7-5 overall and 4-1 in the conference. The Scarlet Raptors fell to 5-5 overall and 0-5 in the NJAC with their fourth straight loss. TCNJ has won its last five games against Rutgers-Camden and leads the all-time series, 59-12. The Scarlet Raptors had a quick start, jumping out to a 13-6 lead before TCNJ closed the gap to 15-10 after one quarter. Rutgers-Camden led by as many as five points in the second quarter (23-18) and held a 25-21 advantage before the Lions scored the last five points of the half to... Read more →

Destin on doorstep of milestone, but Raptors fall to TCNJ men

EWING, N.J. (Jan. 4, 2020) – Rutgers University-Camden senior forward Isaac Destin moved to within one point of reaching the 1,000-point milestone, but the Scarlet Raptors lost to The College of New Jersey, 83-65, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference men’s basketball game here Saturday. The Lions improved to 6-6 overall and 3-2 in the NJAC, while the Scarlet Raptors fell to 4-6 and 1-4. TCNJ has won its last 10 games against Rutgers-Camden and holds a 67-18 lead in the all-time series. Destin notched 20 points, aided by 8-for-16 shooting from the floor and a 4-for-7 day from the foul line, to raise his career point total to 999. He should become the 14th player in program history to reach 1,000 points when the Scarlet Raptors play a 7 p.m. non-conference game Monday at Gwynedd Mercy University. Despite Destin’s fifth game of the season with 20 or more points,... Read more →

Congressman Norcross on College Affordability Act

Last week, I joined with my colleagues on the Education and Labor Committee in introducing the College Affordability Act - a bold, comprehensive plan to lower the cost of college and give student borrowers the relief they desperately need. As the only New Jersey member on the Education and Labor Committee, I am dedicated to fighting for teachers and students, and this bill just does that. Researchers have estimated that for every dollar that states spend on higher education, states receive up to $4.50 back, so why wouldn't we want to continue to invest in higher education? What does the College Affordability Act do? Lowers the Cost of College Makes college affordable for more students by increasing the value of Pell Grants. Eases the burden of student loans by letting students and graduates refinance their loans. Increases the Quality of Education Holds all schools accountable for providing students a quality... Read more →

TCNJ Baseball NJAC Champs for 2019

UNION, N.J. (May 9, 2019– It took a couple of extra days, but the TCNJ baseball team completed a perfect run through the NJAC Tournament as it defeated Ramapo, 9-4, on Tuesday afternoon at Kean. With the victory, the Lions are NJAC Champions for the second time in three years and for the 10th time overall. The Lions entered the tournament as the fourth seed, but TCNJ played like one of the favorites throughout. TCNJ never trailed through the 36 innings it played in four tournament games, and a strong offensive showing on Tuesday kept that streak alive. Five different Lions had multi-hit games, and the Lions scored five runs in the first three innings to give itself an early position of power. Ahead 1-0 in the bottom of the second, Danny Borup singled home Joe Oczkowski to make it 2-0. David Cardona III followed with the big hit, a... Read more →

Ewing Bar Linked to Fatal Crash Involving TCNJ Student

Agrees to Significant Curtailment of Business Practices under New Jersey Alcoholic Beverage Control Consent Order View Consent Order TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) today announced that Landmark Americana Tap & Grill in Ewing will curtail its business hours, stop serving drink specials that promote unsafe drinking, and otherwise change its business practices under conditions negotiated in the wake of a fatal motor vehicle crash linked to the bar, which recently opened on the campus of The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). Under a Consent Order to be issued by ABC Acting Director James B. Graziano, Landmark Ewing LLC, t/a Landmark Americana (Landmark) will stop serving alcohol at 11 pm Thursday through Saturday and at 9:15 pm the rest of the week; cease selling mixed-drink “fishbowls”, pitchers and buckets of beer, and other drink specials; draft and submit a security plan... Read more →

Rowan Men's Basketball Defeats The College of New Jersey, 93-84

Box Score EWING, NJ – The Rowan University men's basketball team defeated The College of New Jersey, 93-84 on Wednesday night to stay in the running for a berth in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship Tournament. Guard DaRon Curry (jr. Deptford, NJ/Phelps School (PA)) led the Profs with 20 points and six rebounds. Forwards Ramon Wright (jr. East Orange, NJ/Irvington) and TJ Booth (sr. Williamstown, NJ/Williamstown) followed with 19 and 18 points respectively. Booth grabbed nine boards and Wright had six. Forward Austin Kearney (so. Monroeville, NJ/Gloucester County Christian) came off the bench for 14 points and guard Nick DePersia (jr. Cherry Hill, NJ/Haddonfield Mem.) added 12. Rowan has a 10-11 record with a 6-8 NJAC mark. TCNJ is 16-5 overall and 11-3 in the conference. Guard Eric Murdock, Jr. (sr. Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater) scored a game-high 21 points for the Lions. He also dished five assists. Guards Niall... Read more →

Rowan Claims the 2017-18 NJAC Women's Swimming & Diving Championship

EWING (January 27, 2018)—The Rowan University women’s swimming & diving team claimed the 2017-18 New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship with a 220-77 victory at rival TCNJ on January 27. The win gave the Profs their second straight conference title and their 11th overall in program history. Due to the fact that the NJAC does not conduct a championship meet in the sport of women’s swimming & diving, the conference title is awarded to the team with the best record in conference dual-meet competition. Rowan claimed the league crown by going undefeated (5-0) in conference meets for the second straight season. The Profs opened the season with three conference victories during a three day span after defeating conference newcomer Kean (142-55), William Paterson (184-51) and Ramapo (209-52) on November 9, 10 and 11 respectively. Sixty-seven days later after a break for exams and the holidays, Rowan claimed its fourth NJAC win... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Ends Florida Trip with Four Wins; Team Improves Overall Record to 8-0

RELATED: Gloucester Catholic High School UPDATED: CNB Sports ST.PETERSBURG, FLORIDA (April 21, 2017)(CNBNewsnet)—The undefeated Gloucester Catholic Varsity baseball team, of Gloucester City, NJ ended the four-day Tampa Bay Spring Training event with an 18-6 win over IMG Academy Silver team of Bradenton, Florida at the Walter Fuller Sports Complex. Both Gloucester Catholic and IMG Academy had their offenses going on Friday, but Catholic prevailed thanks to 10 runs in the seventh. Will Shaffer earned the win for the Rams. He tossed three innings, surrendering three runs, four hits, and striking out three. Three relievers helped Catholic to close out the victory. Luke Lesch, threw two innings and Matt Mastrogiovanni, and Chris Garwood each threw one. The Rams improved their record to 8-0. The IMG Academy is a boarding school that specializes in college preparatory and sports training in baseball and seven other sports. (see website) Earlier in the week GCHS... Read more →

First half surge powers Rutgers-Camden past Cedar Crest

4/14/2017 6:21:00 PM Box Score 11 goals in first half gives the Scarlet Raptors win over Cedar Crest CAMDEN CITY, New Jersey (April 14, 2017) – Rutgers University-Camden exploded for 11 first half goals to power past Cedar Crest College by a final score of 12-2 here on Friday afternoon in a non-conference matchup at Rutgers-Camden Community Park. Sophomore midfielder Taylor Reader (Maple Shade, NJ, Maple Shade), sophomore midfielder Jessica Mayer (Cinnaminson, NJ, Cinnaminson), and junior midfielder Nicole Martin (Delran, NJ, Delran) all registered multi-goal games this afternoon. Reader recorded a hat trick on 4 total shots to increase her total goals on the year to 15, while Mayer improved to 17 goals on the season. Team leading goal scorer and point scorer Martin notched her 19th and 20th goals this season, also increasing her total points on the year to 32 as she also collected a team-high 5 assists... Read more →

CNB ARCHIVES MAY 2008: Two Local College Baseball Players have Banner Year

Tuesday's TIPS AND SNIPPETSl The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) - Junior Adam Tussey (Brooklawn, NJ/Gloucester City High School) was named to the NJAC All-Star Baseball Second Team at second base. He boasted a .402 average with 66 hits, including 61 singles, while driving in 28 runs for the Lions as a starter in all 38 games at second. He also leads the team with 158 at bats and has drawn 24 walks and struck out just six times, ranking 20th nationally as the toughest to strikeout. And TCNJ Junior Vince Mazzaccaro (Gloucester City, NJ/Gloucester Catholic High School) batted .346 with 15 extra-base hits including eight doubles and five home runs. He added 42 RBI with a .523 slugging percentage in 38 starts at third. Mazzaccaro was named to the NJAC Honorable mention All-Star squad. Don't Forget Gloucester City's Environmental Day Saturday Flagship Charters of Philadelphia will be docking on... Read more →

Your Money: Rowan University, College of N.J. and The DEP Receive EPA Grants

(New York, N.Y. – December 5, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $399,358 to organizations in New Jersey to fund projects that will help businesses reduce chemical pollution and conserve water. These grants, which were awarded to Rowan University, the College of New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, are part of the approximately $5 million in grants the EPA awards each year to prevent pollution across the nation. "New Jersey is facing its worst drought conditions in years, while many low-lying areas of the state remain under threat of flooding,” said EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck. “These pollution prevention grants will help businesses conserve water and reduce the use of toxic chemicals, protecting people’s health throughout the state.” The EPA awarded the Sustainability Institute at the College of New Jersey $197,023 to provide technical assistance to businesses located in flood-prone areas of the... Read more →

TCNJ baseball lands six on All-Region teams

Ewing, NJ … The American Baseball Coaches Association released its 2016 NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic All-Region teams and The College of New Jersey had six players earn regional honors. Seniors Patrick Roberts (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough), Garen Turner (Hainesport, NJ/Rancocas Valley), and Steven Volpe (Cherry Hill, NJ/Eastern Regional) were all named to the Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team. Senior John Rizzi (Long Hill, NJ/Watchung Hills) and sophomore Joe Cirillo (Fairfield, NJ/DePaul Catholic) were selected for the All-Region Second Team. Rounding out the six Lions was sophomore Zachary Shindler (Wantagh, NY/Wantagh), who received All-Region Third Team honors. The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. III All-America Committee. ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections are nominated for ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors. ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans and Gold Glove winners will be announced on the evening of Thursday, May 26, 2016. Roberts had an outstanding... Read more →

TCNJ Baseball Season Ends, Overall Record 32-12

Washington, Pa. … The College of New Jersey baseball team saw its tremendous season come to a close, falling to The College of Wooster by a score of 5-3 at the 2016 NCAA Division III Mideast Regional tournament hosted by Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pa. The Lions finished the season with a 32-12 overall record, the most wins they have compiled since going 34-11 in 2007. The Fighting Scots (37-12) advance to play La Roche College in the loser’s bracket final. The winner will play Randolph-Macon College in the championship round. The game was delayed 20 minutes due to rain at the start and then was interrupted for nearly three hours after heavy rains came in the eighth inning. Wooster was able to get the final three outs in the ninth inning to stay alive in the tourney. TCNJ battled from behind to take a 3-2 lead in... Read more →

TCNJ Baseball Earns At-Large Bid to Tournement

press release May 16, 2016 Ewing, NJ … The College of New Jersey baseball team earned an at-large bid to the 2016 NCAA Division II Baseball Championship. The Lions will play in the Mideast Region hosted by Washington and Jeffersion College. TCNJ (30-10) will square off against Ohio Wesleyan (27-14) in the opening round of the tournament. The game is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18. The Lions are one of eight teams in the tournament that also includes Johns Hopkins University, LaRoche College, Widener University, Wooster College, Randolph-Macon College, and St. Joseph’s College of Long Island. The Battling Bishops also received an at-large bid to the tournament. A member of the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC), Ohio Wesleyan lost back-to-games to Wooster and Denison University in the conference tournament, but had enough wins and strength of schedule to earn one of 16 at-large bids awarded in the... Read more →

Ramapo 6 TCNJ 5;Lions Eliminated from Tourney

Union, NJ (May 8, 2016) … The College of New Jersey dropped a tight ballgame to Ramapo College, falling 6-5 in the fourth round of the 2016 New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship Tournament. The loss eliminated the Lions (30-10) from the tourney, while the Roadrunners (32-10-1) will match up against Montclair State University in the championship game. The winner earns an automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship Tournament. TCNJ will now wait for the NCAA selection committee to make its announcement on Sunday, May 15. The brackets are scheduled to be released at midnight. The Lions own a 30-10 overall record and are currently ranked second in their region. A bid would put TCNJ in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009. The last time they received an at-large bid was in 2008. They entered that NCAA tourney with a record of 27-10 and... Read more →

TCNJ downs Kean to advance in NJAC tourney; face Montclair on Saturday

Union, NJ … A gutty performance by senior right-hander Steven Volpe (Cherry Hill, NJ/Eastern Regional) lifted The College of New Jersey baseball team to a 10-6 victory over Kean University in the second round of the New Jersey Athletic Conference championship tournament. The second-seeded Lions (29-9) advance to the third round of the tournament, while the Cougars (24-16) have been eliminated from the conference tourney. TCNJ will either play Rowan or Montclair State University on Saturday, depending on the game between the Profs and William Paterson, which is currently tied in the 13th inning. In the winner’s bracket game today, Ramapo College defeated Montclair State University, 5-3. Volpe was handed the ball on shortened rest to face the top-seeded team in its home ballpark. His teammates staked him with a 7-0 lead and Volpe battled for seven innings to stave off the Kean line-up and potential elimination. He went seven... Read more →

Dickens announces retirement from coaching

English: TCNJ Library (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Ewing, NJ … Wayne Dickens, the Head Coach for The College of New Jersey football team, announced his retirement from coaching on Tuesday. TCNJ has named assistant coach and defensive coordinator Rocky Hager as the interim head coach for the 2016 season. Dickens coached the Lions the past three seasons and has paced the football sidelines for over 24 years. He will ride off into the San Diego sunset with a four-game winning streak, as TCNJ won its final four games of the 2015 season. Dickens compiled an overall record of 11-18 with the Lions, and will return to the west coast to enjoy his retirement. “It took some time to reflect, but after coaching for 24 years for a living, I’m stepping away to enter the next phase of my life to enjoy some of the things I’ve always dreamed about doing,” said... Read more →

TCNJ set to host NJAC playoffs

Ewing, NJ … After completing the regular season with a flurry of victories this past weekend, The College of New Jersey will host New Jersey Athletic Conference playoff games in baseball, softball, and women’s lacrosse this week. The baseball team swept Montclair State University this past Saturday in dramatic fashion to secure a second-place finish in the standings. Senior Garen Turner slammed a two-out, game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth and classmate Patrick Roberts delivered the game-winning hit in the 10th to claim a 3-2 triumph. That win enabled the Lions (28-8) to host the Red Hawks in the opening round of the NJAC tournament this Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in George Ackerman Park. Top-seeded Kean University will host #6 William Paterson University and #3 Ramapo College will welcome #4 Rowan University. The second round games will be played on Thursday with the higher seed hosting. The... Read more →

TCNJ Baseball Sweeps Montclair State

Ewing, NJ … The College of New Jersey registered a sweep in dramatic fashion as a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth and walk-off single in the 10th lifted them to a 3-2 victory in the nightcap game over Montclair State University. Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth, senior Garen Turner (Hainesport, NJ/Rancocas Valley) launched two-out, solo home run to tie the game at 2. Classmate Patrick Roberts (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough) then ended the game with a base hit to right in the 10th to drive in senior John Rizzi (Long Hill, NJ/Watchung Hills) to set off a wild celebration. That victory cemented a sweep for TCNJ. They posted a 10-2 win in the opener, thanks in large part to a sterling performance from senior right-hander Steven Volpe (Cherry Hill, NJ/Eastern Regional). The Lions (28-8, 12-6 NJAC) locked up the number two seed in the 2016... Read more →