Four Gloucester County Residents Honored by Rowan University Dean

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Four Rowan University students from Gloucester County were honored as outstanding graduating seniors by Dr. Jay Harper, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Harper cited one student from ea

Four Rowan University students from Gloucester County were honored as outstanding graduating seniors by Dr. Jay Harper, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Harper cited one student from each major in the College during a recognition ceremony in April.

Stephanie A. Ochipinti, of Mullica Hill, was honored as an outstanding graduating senior in Foreign Languages and Literatures. A Spanish major with Secondary Education certification, she minored in French and is obtaining a certificate in International Studies. Ochipinti has studied a summer abroad in France and a semester abroad in Spain. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, served as a student worker in the payroll office, worked at a local preschool and was a youth leader in her church.

Amy Rush, of Glassboro, was honored as an outstanding graduating senior in Law and Justice Studies. She is the vice president of the Law and Justice Honor Society, a member of the Political Science Honor Society, a Student Government Association senator, a member of the Board of Judicial Affairs, a Law and Justice tutor and vice president of the Pre-Law Society. She has volunteered for the Cystic Fibrosis Society and the March of Dimes. She is planning to attend law school.

Marcela Stein-Savelski, of Sewell, was honored as an outstanding graduating senior in English. Saveleski grew up in Argentina, speaking Spanish as a first language and studying French as her second. When she moved with her husband to Oklahoma in 1992, she taught herself English by watching TV and borrowing library books. She and her family moved to New Jersey and she graduated from Gloucester County College with an A.A. degree and with the President?s Medallion for Excellence in English and the Medallion Award for Academic Excellence. While at Rowan as an English major, she has spent her time tutoring others in English and Spanish. She plans to teach Spanish and English at the elementary or middle school level, attend graduate school and possibly work as a translator.

Sabreen H. Stephens, of Glassboro, was honored as an outstanding graduating senior in Chemistry and Biochemistry. She has been accepted by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for its DO program. Stephens plans to become a medical researcher in the area of neurology.

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