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A Look at New Jersey: The Quality Crisis at 4-Year Public Colleges

Related: CNBNEWS THREE PART SPECIAL REPORT: Gloucester City Schools by Tamara Hiler In an analysis of full-time, loan-holding students at America’s four-year public colleges & universities, Third Way found that a large number of institutions are failing to improve the lives of their students. Analyzing data from the Department of Education’s College Scorecard, we found that at the typical four-year public institution, less than half of students aren’t graduating, many aren’t earning sufficient incomes even years after enrollment, and nearly a quarter of students are unable to begin paying down their loans three years after leaving school. And in a measurement we developed called the mobility metric, which ranks how well these colleges do for students of low and moderate incomes, we found levels of... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

The Ed Lucas Story: A Blind Broadcaster's Story of Overcoming Life's Greatest Obstacles (Listen)

Seeing Home: Baseball Broadcaster Ed Lucas Defies The Odds By Karen Given | Only A Game Friendships between writers and ballplayers aren’t common, but in baseball broadcaster Ed Lucas, players saw someone who had struggled as hard as they had — if not harder — to get to where he was. Ed Lucas and his son, Chris, have collaborated on the book, “Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story.” Ed and Chris Lucas tell their story, In Their Own Words. To hear the full story, click the play button below the headline at the top of the page. CONTINUE Link submitted by B. Waters 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... Read more →

TCNJ Softball Over Kean in Doubleheader

(April 22, 2016)Union, N.J. … The College of New Jersey softball team improved to 22-13 overall and 9-5 in NJAC play this afternoon with two wins over Kean University. In the first game, the Lions took the lead early and never gave it up, going on to get a 3-2 victory. In the second game, the TCNJ defense was strong and didn’t allow any runs. The team went on to claim a 2-0 shutout to complete the sweep of Kean. Game 1: TCNJ 3, Kean 2 TCNJ got on the board first in the second inning. Gaby Bennett (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert) started things off with a single to shortstop. Jess Santelli (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough) walked to get on base and Daniella Marino (Hazlet, NJ/Raritan) singled to load... Read more →

TCNJ baseball blanks Rutgers-Camden for 12th straight; 26-4 overall

Camden, NJ … Seniors Eric Teesdale (Stratford, NJ/Sterling) and Patrick Roberts (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough) carried The College of New Jersey baseball team to its 12th consecutive victory as they shut out Rutgers University-Camden, 4-0 on Friday afternoon. The win improved the Lions record to 26-4 as they maintained a firm hold on first place in the New Jersey Athletic Conference standings. TCNJ is now 10-2 in conference play, while the Scarlet Raptors (18-11) dropped to 5-7 in the NJAC. Teesdale put forth his best performance as a starter. He went eight innings and gave up just four hits and struck out four. Teesdale issued five bases on balls, but rose to the challenge each time RUC had runners in scoring position. The Lions took an early... Read more →

Devlin, Fischer honored by NJAC

Ewing, NJ …Senior Megan Devlin (Marmora, NJ/Ocean City) and freshman Michael Fischer (Robbinsville, NJ/Robbinsville) were recognized by the New Jersey Athletic Conference for their performances during the week ending April 17, 2016. Devlin contributed to a pair of wins for the second-ranked Lions’ lacrosse squad last week. She scored three goals and won five draw controls in a 15-0 victory over NJAC opponent Rutgers-Camden University. Devlin then played a key role in TCNJ’s thrilling, 8-7 comeback win over fourth-ranked Salisbury University. She assisted the Lions’ defense in allowing just two goals to the Sea Gulls in the second half. Devlin also scored twice and was NJAC Defensive Player of the Week. Fischer tossed a complete-game shutout in a 3-0 win at Stockton University. He scattered... Read more →

TCNJ Baseball Continues Winning Ways

(April 16, 2016)Ewing, NJ … Senior Steven Volpe (Cherry Hill, NJ/Eastern Regional) and sophomore Joe Cirillo (Fairfield, NJ/DePaul Catholic) pitched The College of New Jersey to a pair of victories at New Jersey City University on Saturday afternoon in New Jersey Athletic Conference action. Volpe (5-0) fired a complete-game shutout in the opener, leading the 17th-ranked Lions to their eighth straight win by a score of 4-0. Cirillo (6-1) tossed seven strong innings in the nightcap to claim the ninth consecutive win, 7-5. Sophomore Matt Curry (Marlton, NJ/Cherokee) took the mound for the final two innings to earn his sixth save. TCNJ now stands at 23-4 overall and 8-2 in the NJAC. Game 1: TCNJ 4 NJCU 0 Volpe was the story of the game... Read more →

TCNJ wins 7th straight; Down Rowan 8-3

Ewing, NJ … The College of New Jersey completed its series sweep of Rowan University with an 8-3 victory on Friday afternoon in George Ackerman Park. The Lions raised their season record to 21-4 and are now 6-2 in New Jersey Athletic Conference play. The Profs fell to 14-12 overall and 3-3 in the NJAC. Senior Eric Teesdale (Stratford, NJ/Sterling) earned the mound decision, leading TCNJ to its seventh consecutive win. The Lions registered eight hits in the game, and also took advantage of four errors and five free passes to aid their offense. TCNJ took an early lead, putting up two runs in the second. Senior Garen Turner (Hainesport, NJ/Rancocas Valley) lined a single to left to lead off the inning to second on... Read more →

TCNJ rakes in sixth straight at Rowan

Glassboro, NJ … Six runs batted in from the seven, eight, and nine hitters along with another sterling performance by right-hander Brandon Zachary (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West) led The College of New Jersey to a 10-1 victory over Rowan University on Thursday afternoon. The Lions captured their sixth straight win and moved to 20-4 on the season. TCNJ is now 5-2 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference and in second place in the league standings. The Profs dropped to 14-11 and 3-2 in conference play. Junior CJ Gearhart (Robbinsville, NJ/Robbinsville), sophomore Mike Follet (Marlton, NJ/Cherokee), and junior Ben Varone (Marlton, NJ/Cherokee) each drove in a pair of runs. Sophomore Zachary Shindler (Wantagh, NY/Wantagh) went 3-for-4 and scored three runs, while Alex Christian (Milltown, NJ/Spotswood)... Read more →


2016 Baseball Coaching Staff-Dennis Barth

Head Coach Dennis Barth (4th season) High School: Gloucester Catholic College: University of Virginia (1985) Major: Economics CAMDEN CITY N.J.The meteoric rise to power of the Rutgers University-Camden baseball program can be directly traced to the hiring of Head Coach Dennis Barth (photo provided) in August of 2012. A winner at every level in his distinguished coaching career, Barth immediately brought his magic touch to collegiate ball during his first season at Rutgers-Camden in 2013. Inheriting a team that had gone 15-24 in 2012 and 27-48 over the previous two seasons, Barth helped the Scarlet Raptors post their first winning season since 2010 with a 23-19 mark. It was only the Raptors’ second winning campaign since 2006. That campaign set the stage for a quantum... Read more →


photo credit Bruce Darrow HEAD Coach Adam Tussey Related: Gloucester Catholic DATE AND TIME EVENT INFORMATION March 2016 Sat, Mar 12 11:00AM EST Start vs Egg Harbor Twp L, 8-6 Final | 0-0-0 Home: Joe Barth Field Exhibition Game Sun, Mar 13 2:30PM EDT Start @ Holy Spirit W, 11-5 Final | 0-0-0 Away: Holy Spirit High School Exhibition Game Tue, Mar 15 4:00PM EDT Start @ Audubon T, 0-0 Final | 0-0-0 Away: Audubon High School Exhibition Game Thu, Mar 17 3:45PM EDT Start @ Eastern W, 5-2 Final | 0-0-0 Away: Eastern High School Exhibition Game Sat, Mar 19 12:00PM EDT Start @ Middletown T, 5-5 Final | 0-0-0 Away: Middletown high school Exhibition Game Sun, Mar 20 1:00PM EDT Start @ St.... Read more →

WHAT A GAME! Wildcats Capture National Title

HOUSTON — Now there is another Villanova team to put on the wall and leave there forever. After a long wait, and after some difficult recent times in the NCAA Tournament, the Wildcats climbed back to the top again on Monday night, capturing the national championship on a Kris Jenkins 3-pointer at the buzzer that completed… Read more →

TCNJ's Winning Streak Broken by Haverford

Ewing, NJ … The College of New Jersey baseball team had its 11-game winning streak snapped, falling to Haverford 10-1 on Thursday afternoon in George Ackerman Park. The Lions (14-2) will now set their sets on New Jersey Athletic Conference opponents as they open conference play this Saturday at Kean University at11:30 a.m. The Fords (11-6) had a terrific day at the plate, amassing 17 hits and plating runs in six out of nine innings. Zach Taylor led the charge, going 4-for-5 with a run scored and a run batted in. Matt Goss and Nick Ott each went 3-for-5 as Goss crossed home plate four time in the game and Ott drove in three. Haverford jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the third before... Read more →

College Softball: TCNJ Sweeps Cabrini College

Ewing, N.J. … The College of New Jersey softball team swept Cabrini College in a doubleheader this afternoon. The Lions took the first game in a 5-4 come from behind victory, and ran away with the second 15-1 in five innings. Sophomore Madison Levine (Oakland, NJ/Madison) delivered a walk-off base hit with two outs in the bottom of the seventh for the dramatic win in the opener. Game 1: TCNJ 5, Cabrini 4 A two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh propelled the Lions to a 5-4 victory in the opener. Trailing 4-3 in the seventh, senior Deanna Utter (Byram, NJ/Lenape Valley) singled back through the box with one out to tie the game. After Jess Stevenson (Belmar, NJ/Red Bank Regional) lined to third... Read more →

College Baseball : TCNJ sweeps F&M to push streak to 10 straight

Ewing, NJ … The College of New Jersey baseball team won a wild one in the nightcap of a doubleheader to sweep Franklin and Marshall College on Saturday afternoon in Lancaster, Pa. The Lions came from behind twice in the second game, lost a lead in extra innings, and then erupted for six runs in the 11th to register a 17-11 victory. The Lions posted a 6-1 win in the opener and have now extended their winning streak to 10 games. TCNJ is now 13-1 on the season and pounded out another 31 hits in the two games. Senior Steven Volpe (Cherry Hill, NJ/Eastern Regional) tossed a complete game in the opener, shutting down the Diplomat offense for a 6-1. In the second game, the... Read more →

College Softball: Hourihan lifts Lions to split with Bombers

Ewing, N.J. … The College of New Jersey softball team split a doubleheader with Ithaca College on Saturday afternoon at Dr. June Walker Field. The Lions (11-7) dropped a 6-4 decision in the opener, but rebounded to post a 2-1 victory in the second game. The Bombers moved to 9-5 with the split. Game 1: Ithaca 6 TCNJ 4 Despite a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh, TCNJ had too much distance to overcome as they fell to Ithaca in the opener 6-4. The Bombers plated six runs in the fourth inning, which accounted for all of their runs. The Lions took the 1-0 lead when Kristen Fitzsimmons (Sayreville, NJ/Sayreville War Memorial) drove in a run on a ground out in the bottom... Read more →

College Baseball: TCNJ Record 10-1; Defeat Alvernia 5-3

English: Harold W. Eickhoff Hall at TCNJ (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Ewing, NJ … The College of New Jersey baseball team raised its record to 10-1 as they defeated Alvernia University, 5-3 on Wednesday afternoon in George Ackerman Park. The Lions’ offense provided enough run support in the first two innings to last the arms of sophomore Joe Cirillo (Fairfield, NJ/DePaul Catholic), senior Eric Teesdale (Milltown, NJ/Spotswood), and sophomore Matt Curry (Marlton, NJ/Cherokee) through nine. Cirillo earned the win to move to 4-0, Teesdale held in the eighth, and Curry closed the ninth to propel TCNJ to is sixth straight victory. Senior Patrick Roberts (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough) went 2-for-3 with a home run and four runs batted in. The sweet-swinging lefty ripped a two-run homer in the... Read more →

TCNJ's Eric Murdock Jr., Named to the All-Atlantic Region Basketball Second Team

Ewing, NJ … Eric Murdock, Jr. (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater), a sophomore guard for The College of New Jersey basketball team, was selected by National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) to the All-Atlantic Region Second Team. Murdock, Jr. was one of four players from the New Jersey Athletic Conference chosen by the coaches association. Jordan McDaniel of Rutgers-Newark was named to the first team, while Armin Cane of Stockton University and Bright Mensah of William Paterson University joined Murdock, Jr. on the second team. Recently named to D3hoops.com 2016 All-Atlantic Region Third Team, Murdock, Jr. was a major component to the Lions’ success this season. They registered a 16-12 overall mark and advanced to the NJAC championship game for the first time since 1998. He led the... Read more →

TCNJ Lacrosse Over Gettysburg 10-9

Ewing, NJ … In a thrilling contest, The College of New Jersey women’s lacrosse team defeated Gettysburg College 10-9 on a goal by senior Cortney Natalicchio (New Egypt, NJ/New Egypt) with 1:39 remaining in the second overtime period. It was a dramatic finish in Lions Stadium as senior Megan Devlin (Marmora, NJ/Ocean City) scored with 26 seconds left on the clock in regulation to force overtime. The score remained 9-9 through the first three-minute period, but Natalicchio found space to get off a low shot for the game-winner to set off a wild celebration. The victory raises the sixth-ranked Lions season record to 5-0. The fifth-ranked Bullets suffered their first defeat of the season, falling to 5-1. TCNJ trailed 9-7 with 5:18 remaining when freshman... Read more →


Winter Haven, Fla … The College of New Jersey baseball team showcased its depth of talent as they swept a pair of low-scoring games from Westfield State University on Friday afternoon. Great pitching was the key for the Lions as they blanked the Owls 4-0 in the opener and then posted a 6-2 victory in the nightcap. TCNJ won its fourth and fifth straight match-ups to move to 9-1 on the season, while Westfield fell to 4-6 overall. Senior Eric Teesdale (Stratford, NJ/Sterling) fired a complete game shutout in the opener, and freshman Michael Fischer (Trenton, NJ/Robbinsville) also went the distance to complete the sweep of the Owls. Game 1: TCNJ 4 Westfield State 0 The Lions pushed two runners across in the second and... Read more →

College Softball: TCNJ Suffers a Pair of Losses

Clermont, Fla … The College of New Jersey softball team suffered a pair of losses on Wednesday, falling to Bethel University 2-1 and University of New England 5-1. The Lions outhit their opponent in both games, but could not get the timely production they needed after generating 14 runs the day prior. The losses drop TCNJ to 6-5 overall this season. Game One: Bethel 2 TCNJ 1 Senior Ashtin Helmer (Succusunna, NJ/Roxbury) came out on the short end despite pitching effectively over seven innings. She allowed just two runs on three hits and struck out five. The Royals (4-8) scratched a run in the top of the sixth to break a 1-1 tie. Wendy Roberts delivered a two-out single to center field to score Abbie... Read more →

TCNJ Softball Sweeps Fitchburg State

Clermont, Fla … The College of New Jersey softball team registered its first sweep of the season as they defeated Fitchburg State, 5-0 and Westfield State, 9-3 in the nightcap. The Lions jumped to 6-3 overall and did so with timely hitting (22 hits) and solid pitching (two earned runs) to overcome six errors committed in the twin-bill. Game One: TCNJ 5 Fitchburg 0 The Lions jumped to a 3-0 in the first and that would be all Sam Platt (Cedar Grove, NJ/Mount Saint Dominic Academy) would need as she shutout the Beavers, 5-0. Rookie Jess Santelli (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough) had another big game at the plate, going 4-for-4 with two runs scored, and an RBI. Senior Jaime Purcell (Nutley, NJ/Mount Saint Dominic Academy) and sophomore... Read more →


Bill Donohue would like to share something special: "The video, 'Say Merry Christmas,' is produced by the Say Merry Christmas network; it is a joy to watch. Anyone who supports the Catholic League will realize why it is so dear to us. The presentation is flawless. I would like to thank Catholic League members Rita and Denis Larrivee for bringing this to my attention. Please pass it around." http://www.catholicleague.org Say Merry Christmas - Vocal Carrie Rinderer and the American Christian Life United choir... Related articles Catholic League's Bill Donohue: "Christians Own December" COMMENTARY: Meet The Real Censors Catholic League: "Fifty Shades of Grey" Deconstructed 11 Christmas tree facts you may not know (Infographic) True Christmas Spirit Read more →

Another N.J. college hit with debt rating downgrade

EWING -- A Wall Street rating agency downgraded more than $200 million of the College of New Jersey's debt Thursday out of concern, in part, over unpredictable state funding and the potential for smaller gains in enrollment. Fitch Ratings dropped the college from an "AA" rating to "AA-" because of the school's slim financial resources and… Read more →

CNB SPORTS: Why America Offers Young Athletes Better Opportunities than Anywhere Else

(CNBNEWSNET)--All over the world, there are talented young people with their hearts set on a career in sport. For many of them, once they finish high school, the ideal is to get a sports scholarship to a US college, which is why companies that help match talent up to American colleges, such as asmscholarships.com , fill an important role. There are strong sports leagues and competitive athletics meets all over the world, and for some sports like soccer, it can be argued that the US has a weaker infrastructure for aspiring stars than other places like the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy. However, even for teens who want to get into these kinds of sports, if they also want a college education then the US... Read more →

The College of New Jersey Class of 2015

press release July 1, 2015 EWING, NJ (07/01/2015)(readMedia)-- The following students participated in the 2015 Commencement Ceremonies at The College of New Jersey on Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22, 2015. Zachary Gevers of Mount Laurel (08054) Stephen Gibson of Sewell (08080) Cory Nickerson of Seaville (08230) Jeffrey Stippick of Somerdale (08083) Kelsey Donlon of Bordentown (08505) Christina Galvano of Delanco (08075) Ronald Joyce of Oaklyn (08107) Christopher Tippett of Lumberton (08048) Christopher Hornyak of Delran (08075) Lauren Makrancy of Florence (08518) Katrina Andrejco of Lindenwold (08021) David Chapman of Woodstown (08098) Meghan Doherty of Delran (08075) Tina Dwyer of Florence (08518) Anthony Johnson of Absecon (08201) Tyler Kerswill of Carneys Point (08069) Dominique Pierre of Voorhees (08043) Ashley Rahn of Glassboro (08028) Leonard... Read more →

The College of NJ Dean's List for Spring 2015

News from The College of New Jersey EWING, NJ (06/22/2015)(readMedia)-- The following local students have earned the esteemed honor of placement on the Dean's List at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) for the spring 2015 semester: Jared Mullen, of Columbus, NJ Holly Horner, of Eastampton, NJ Bailey Crisci, of Moorestown, NJ Alexa Lesinski, of Delran, NJ Danielle McDermott, of Sewell, NJ Kyle Wenger, of Burlington, NJ Erica Heaney, of Mount Laurel, NJ Olivia Foltiny, of Burlington, NJ Deanna Weingart, of Wrightstown, NJ Rachel Turan, of Merchantville, NJ Danielle Davis, of Glendora, NJ Robert Birnbohm, of Marlton, NJ Erin Chamberlin, of Columbus, NJ Taylor Hughes, of Medford, NJ Emily Culbertson, of Absecon, NJ Ashley Swiderski, of Florence, NJ Laura Wilson, of Stratford, NJ Lauren Longo,... Read more →

N.J. Special Olympics Summer Games at TCNJ

NJ.com EWING — Over 2,500 talented athletes are currently competing in the 2015 New Jersey Special Olympics Summer Games, which are being held this weekend on the campus of The College of New Jersey ... EWING — Over 2,500 talented athletes are currently competing in the 2015 New Jersey Special Olympics Summer Games, which are being held this weekend on the campus of The College of New Jersey. Special Olympics of N.J. Chief Marketing Officer Heather Andersen is one of many thrilled about this year's Summer Games, which kicked off last… Read more →

CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Women's Tennis Sophomore Emily Ostrander, Named to the All-Commonwealth Conference Honorable Mention Team OWINGS MILLS, MD (05/13/2015)(readMedia)-- Stevenson University Sophomore, and women's tennis player, Emily Ostrander has been named to the All-Commonwealth Conference Honorable Mention Team. She is the first women's tennis player at Stevenson to earn an all-conference honor since the 2013 season. Ostrander has had an outstanding season, leading the team with five individual victories. One of these victories including her triumph over Lancaster Bible opponent with a number 6 singles win of 6-0. She also claimed victory over Lycoming with a number 6 win of 6-1. Congratulations Emily! Stevenson University is a coeducational, independent institution widely known for its unique synthesis of traditional liberal arts education and exceptional career preparation. The 4,200... Read more →


EWING, NJ (01/29/2015)(readMedia)-- Local students have earned the esteemed honor of placement on the Dean's List at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) for the fall 2014 semester. Holly Horner of Eastampton, NJ Bailey Crisci of Moorestown, NJ Alexa Lesinski of Delran, NJ Danielle McDermott of Sewell, NJ Erica Heaney of Mount Laurel, NJ Olivia Foltiny of Burlington, NJ Deanna Weingart of Wrightstown, NJ James Hettler of Bordentown, NJ Miranda Karetny of Sewell, NJ Rachel Turan of Merchantville, NJ Robert Birnbohm of Marlton, NJ Samantha Dicroce of Southampton, NJ Michael Pierce of Mount Laurel, NJ Brittany Brydges of Browns Mills, NJ Erin Chamberlin of Columbus, NJ Taylor Hughes of Medford, NJ Emily Culbertson of Absecon, NJ Ashley Swiderski of Florence, NJ Deanna Arzola of Roebling,... Read more →


After three months of designing and modeling, a panel of judges from NASA, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation (ASME) and Made In Space Inc. in California have selected the winners of the Future Engineers 3-D Printing in Space Tool Challenge. The winner from the Teen Group (ages 13-19) is a Multipurpose Precision Maintenance Tool that Robert Hillan of Enterprise, Alabama, designed. The winner of the Junior Group (ages 5-12) is a Space Planter that Sydney Vernon from Bellevue, Washington, designed. "This challenge has been an amazing experience which taught me many educational skills that will greatly benefit me in the future," said Hillan. "It has given me an opportunity to put something on the space station, something I’ve always wanted to do and... Read more →

FBI Warns of Fictitious 'Work-from-home' Scam Targeting University Students

College students across the United States have been targeted to participate in work-from-home scams. Students have been receiving e-mails to their school accounts recruiting them for payroll and/or human resource positions with fictitious companies. The “position” simply requires the student to provide his/her bank account number to receive a deposit and then transfer a portion of the funds to another bank account. Unbeknownst to the student, the other account is involved in the scam that the student has now helped perpetrate. The funds the student receives and is directed elsewhere have been stolen by cyber criminals. Participating in the scam is a crime and could lead to the student’s bank account being closed due to fraudulent activity or federal charges. Here’s how the scam works:... Read more →


When the NFL formed in 1920, football already had a strong following in the United States. That popularity allowed young players to earn decent livings while honing their skills. Today, the NFL has a long history of amazing players. These four stand out as some of the best. Jim Brown Jim Brown is a former NFL fullback recruited by the Cleveland Browns in 1957. Over eight seasons, he won numerous awards and set records that took decades to beat. Everything about the player comes from a athleticism rarely seen in any sport. Among Brown's accomplishments, he: Set a record of scoring 100 touchdowns in just 93 games Is the only NFL rusher to average more than 100 years per game Was voted into the Pro... Read more →

2014 MAC Title Goes to NIU

Mid-American Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher presents the 2014 Marathon Mid-American Conference Championship game trophy to Northern Illinois University Head Coach Rod Carey and his team after their 51-17 title win over Bowling Green State University at Ford Field. BGSU had bested NIU last year in the MAC championship. Photo by Lars Hjelmroth, Detroit Photo Company By Raymond Rolak CNBNEWS.NET BOWL GAME DESTINATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED SUNDAY DETROIT-- Northern Illinois University pulled away in the second half with 24 straight points to take a 51-17 win over Bowling Green State University in the 2014 Marathon Mid-American Conference Championship game at Ford Field. This was the fifth straight MAC championship game for NIU. This year’s MAC title tilt was a rematch of last season’s championship game, when BGSU... Read more →

The College of NJ Wins Field Hockey National Championship Beating Bowdoin 2-0

English: TCNJ Music Building (Photo credit: Wikipedia) TCNJ Field Hockey beats Bowdoin for 11th NCAA title EWING, NJ (11/24/2014)(readMedia)-- The College of New Jersey Lions captured the 2014 NCAA Division III Field Hockey National Championship on Sunday, Nov. 23 in Lexington, Virginia. The Lions posted a 2-0 victory over Bowdoin College on Sunday, November 23 in Lexington, VA to claim the 11th national crown in program history. Team members include: Ally Pennypacker of Mullica Hill, NJ Molly Mullee of Sicklerville, NJ Taylor Nesnay of Mt. Laurel, NJ Marissa Pennypacker of Mullica Hill, NJ Courtney Carsillo of Collingswood, NJ Erin Waller of Sewell, NJ Ellie O'Neill of Collingswood, NJ Lindsey Hatch of Sewell, NJ Shannon Cowles of Sewell, NJ Lexi Smith of Florence, NJ Roisin Dougherty... Read more →

The College of New Jersey Awarded 2014 TIPS Award of Excellence

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Communications, Inc. (HCI), provider of the TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) Program, is pleased to announce that The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in Ewing, New Jersey has been awarded the 2014 TIPS Award of Excellence. Recipients of this award are chosen by an internal committee led by HCI's President and CEO,Adam Chafetz. Selection is based on the number of students certified, as well as feedback from TIPS trainers, student participants and community leaders. Four other campuses also received the award this year. "The College of New Jersey is successful with implementing TIPS because they take a collaborative approach. TIPS training is provided by staff members from multiple departments in their Student Affairs division, including Fraternity and... Read more →

TCNJ football alums featured tonight on NFL Network

press release October 29, 2013 Ewing, NJ… Three football alums from The College of New Jersey will be featured this evening on the ‘NFL Network’ with regard to their experiences of Hurricane Sandy and how football has played a role in community recovery. At 10:30 p.m. tonight, “NFL Films Presents” is airing a program that includes interviews with former Lions’ football players Julian (Jay) Price ’93, Jeff Bower ’07, ’10, and Steve Bower ’10. The special reflects on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy one year after it struck the New Jersey Shore. The 30-minute show speaks of the resolve of three communities – Manasquan, Point Pleasant Beach, and Keyport – and how they all rallied around their high school football teams. Price has been honored... Read more →


press release FINAL SCORE: The College of New Jersey 21, Morrisville State College 20 Morrisville State College (3-3, 2-1) vs. The College of New Jersey (4-2, 3-0 NJAC) October 19, 2013; Lions’ Stadium; Ewing, NJ Ewing, NJ ….. In a game that featured the New Jersey Athletic Conference’s best defense and its best offense, it was those two units that took center stage when the game was on the line. The College of New Jersey’s league-best defense won out, stopping Morrisville State College on a 4th-and-5 in the final minute of the game as the Lions celebrated homecoming with a 21-20 victory. The win was the fourth straight for the Lions as they moved to 3-0 in the conference standings and 4-2 overall. The loss... Read more →

CNBNews College Sports Report for Sunday PM

EVENTS HELD TODAY, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2013 SAINT JOSEPH'S FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO FAIRFIELD IN SHOOTOUT, 3-2 McNeill, Gerdes Tally for Saint Joseph’s MERION STATION, Pa. – Senior Shannon McNeill (Blackwood, N.J.) and junior Nicole Gerdes (Robbinsville, N.J.) scored their first goals of the season, but Shealyn Testa converted the game-winning shootout attempt as Fairfield defeated the Saint Joseph’s field hockey team, 3-2, in a shootout on Sunday at Ellen Ryan Field. Saint Joseph’s (0-4) struck first as McNeill took a 2-on-1 feed from Marin Vreeburg before slotting it past Stags’ keeper Caitlin Bennett for the early advantage just over five minutes into the game. Fairfield (3-1) equalized with 4:38 to play in the frame as Emily Leo notched her first of the season on... Read more →

CNBNews College Sports Report for Sunday AM

EVENTS HELD SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 Bricker named Defensive Player of the Week by NJAC Ewing, NJ … Senior Nick Bricker (Middletown, NJ/Middletown South), a linebacker for The College of New Jersey football team, was selected as the New Jersey Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the season opener against Ursinus College. Bricker registered a game-high 17 tackles in the contest, more takedowns than any other defensive player in the conference. Of those tackles, 11 were solo which is also tops in the NJAC. In the fourth quarter of the game against the Bears, the Lions staged a late comeback. After scoring a touchdown to make it a 28-13 game, the defense held Ursinus to just five yards on three... Read more →

Lions attack Bears late but fall short 28-20

press release Collegeville, Pa … The College of New Jersey football team staged a late-game rally, but fell short 28-20 to Ursinus College in its season opener in Collegeville, Pa on Friday night. Down 28-6 entering the final quarter, a 22-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Christopher Spellman (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Bishop Eustace Prep) to junior Kyle Janeczek (Allenwood, NJ/Wall) cut the deficit to 28-20 with 8:17 to play. But a 12-play, 37-yard drive eliminated 7:15 from the clock as the Bears secured their first victory of the season and spoiled the opener for new Lions’ head coach Wayne Dickens. TCNJ sophomore running back Victor Scalici (Freehold, NJ/Colts Neck) rushed for 78 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the night. Janeczyk caught five passes for... Read more →

TCNJ football visits Ursinus College for Friday night season opener

TCNJ Lions (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The College of New Jersey football team opens its season on the road this Friday night at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa. The game is schedule to kick off at 7 p.m. This will be the first of four Friday night games for TCNJ this season, two of which will be held in Lions’ Stadium. Wayne Dickens enters his first season as interim head coach of the Lions, following the retirement of long-time coach, Eric Hamilton. Hamilton called the shots on the sidelines in every game since 1977 and now hands over the reigns to Dickens, who becomes the 10th coach in Lions’ program history. He will look to improve the Lions record from 2012, when they posted a mark... Read more →