Celebrating Success

Celebrating Success

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Stories of success abound in the Class of 2012.
It was a great year at Rowan! To learn more about some notable graduates who celebrated Commencement today, please visit the following links.

Dancing her way to a Fulbright scholarship

Psychology major Jolene Hernandez, a dance enthusiast, is on point to teach in Malaysia through the highly competitive Fulbright Program. Hernandez is the 14th Rowan student in the past 13 years to land a Fulbright scholarship. She’ll teach English to secondary school students in Malaysia.


From Rowan research labs
to the Ivy League

What do David Calhoun, Ruby Cortes and Michael Reca all have in common?

Each has used the rich research opportunities they’ve gained at Rowan to secure fully funded scholarships in the doctoral programs at Ivy League institutions.

Calhoun, an engineering major, is fulfilling his dream of attending an Ivy League school when he begins his studies at Columbia University this fall.

Cortes, a biology major, is taking her love of being in the lab to the doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Reca, a triple major in physics, chemistry and mathematics, also will head off to Penn’s doctoral program, where he’ll study quantum chemistry.

Taking action to feed community kids

Marketing major Louiza Ouazzi founded the Universities Feed Project, which provides fresh, surplus, Rowan-prepared food to Glassboro children involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County.

Seizing opportunities
to succeed in academia


Graduating summa cum laude in just three years, Marianela Nunez is on the fast track to success. The communication studies major's ultimate goal? To obtain her doctorate in communication and become a professor.


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