Inspiring stories from the Class of 2019

Inspiring stories from the Class of 2019


At some 3,800 members strong, the Class of 2019 includes students who have achieved exemplary academic success, excelled in campus activities and community service, and contributed extraordinarily to the Rowan University culture.

Read about a few of our graduates—where they’ve been, how they’ve grown, and where they’re going—below.

Congratulations, Class of 2019. You make us Rowan PROUD!

Mike Rozanski

Profound loss, extraordinary resilience

Marketing major Mike Rozanski has a genuine Rowan pedigree. After losing his parents before age 21, he became a valued campus leader.

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Mahaa Ahmed

Multiple degrees, multiple talents

Harvard-bound future physician Mahaa Ahmed crafted her own Rowan education, pursuing majors and minors in science, humanities and the arts.

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Steven Solkela

Quite a ride

His Rowan overture complete, Steven Solkela and his accordion head off to a life of performance.

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Meghan Wren

Climate warrior

Her passion for preserving her shoreline community led Meghan Wren to pursue her bachelor’s degree in community and environmental planning. She graduates with a 4.0.

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Christian Bruni

On the CMSRU ‘fast track’

Becoming a pediatrician can’t happen soon enough for Christian Bruni. The work combines his love of science, passion for helping others, and appreciation of children.

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Teresa Soca

A model of discipline, determination

To put it mildly, mother and grandmother Teresa Soca had an intense path to earning her nursing degree. She graduates with honors.

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Rbrey Singleton

A seat at the table

A future in immigration law awaits SGA president and former trustee Rbrey Singleton.

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Breanana Ruiz

Telling stories, making an impact

At Rowan, RTF and journalism major Breanna Ruiz learned to give a voice to the voiceless.

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Mary Ileso

Chasing a dream

Raised in Nigeria, Mary Ileso traveled 5,000 miles to pursue her dream of a medical degree. Doing so was her way to “give back” to America.

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Veronica and Gabrielle LaMastro

Winning at academics (and twinning)

Sisters Veronica and Gabrielle LaMastro excelled on different academic paths. Now, they head off—separately--to prestigious graduate schools.

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Kareen Elhosienni

Stepping up

Kareem Elhossieni—Mr. E to his students—eyes a future in elementary education.

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