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Lars Wendt ’87 makes some noise with Princeton Symphony Orchestra — PrincetonInfo

Lars Wendt ’87 makes some noise with Princeton Symphony Orchestra — PrincetonInfo

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra is using a small presentation to make a big statement on Thursday, September 24, when the PSO Brass Quintet performs at Morven Museum & Garden. The quintet featuring Jerry Bryant, trumpet; Tom Cook, trumpet; Jonathan Clark, horn; Lars Wendt ’87, trombone; and Jonathan Fowler, tuba, will perform music styles ranging from Renaissance to Broadway. Continue Reading

Geoff Baker ’17 throws Thailand’s plastic problem to his students, and they deliver

Geoff Baker ’17 throws Thailand’s plastic problem to his students, and they deliver

On April 4, 2018, student activists with Grin Green International, a social enterprise founded by Geoff Baker ’17, marched through Bangkok’s busiest streets accompanied by a bag monster. Composed of 750 plastic bags, roughly the amount an average Thai uses every three months, the marchers used their creation to raise awareness about Thailand’s growing single-use… Continue Reading

Industry Insiders webinar series a hit with TCNJ community

Industry Insiders webinar series a hit with TCNJ community

Exploring different ways to connect with the TCNJ community during the height of a global health pandemic, the Office of Alumni Engagement is launching the sequel to the immensely successful spring Industry Insiders webinar series on September 16. “The Industry Insiders webinars have been a great example of how the TCNJ community comes together to… Continue Reading

Helping educators plan for the unknown

Helping educators plan for the unknown

Elementary, secondary, and higher education professionals are working tirelessly to design and implement safe and effective hybrid and remote learning modalities to satisfy all types of learners. In New Jersey, the Department of Education’s plan to resume education, titled, “The Road Back,” tasks school administrators with satisfying a number of objectives under the plan’s four… Continue Reading

Trenton’s Puerto Rican history captured with a collaborative research project

Trenton’s Puerto Rican history captured with a collaborative research project

Despite a less than hospitable welcome and tasked with overcoming racism in the 1950s, Trenton’s first Latinx members established successful business, education, and public service opportunities in the city that still stand today. The stories of these pioneering residents were recently captured in a cross-disciplinary research project involving students and faculty from the School of… Continue Reading

This mechanical engineering alumnus is taking the public’s temperature amid the coronavirus

This mechanical engineering alumnus is taking the public’s temperature amid the coronavirus

As states begin to relax their quarantine guidelines, more people will be venturing back to work, enjoying public outings, and eventually, returning to school. With the risk of a second wave of the coronavirus a possibility, having the ability to quickly detect if someone is sick is crucial to stopping a local outbreak. Using a… Continue Reading

Welcome Class of 2020!

Welcome Class of 2020!

On behalf of The College of New Jersey’s 90,000 alumni, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the TCNJ Alumni Association. As you transition to your post-graduation endeavors, you are joining a distinguished network of leaders who excel in many different professions and industries around the globe. Wherever you go, there is likely a… Continue Reading

Alyssa Silva ’20 gets a commencement surprise while serving her country during COVID-19

Alyssa Silva ’20 gets a commencement surprise while serving her country during COVID-19

When Alyssa Silva enlisted in the New Jersey National Guard in March 2018, she took an oath to protect and serve her country above all else. That promise came with the understanding that there would be personal sacrifices — including potentially missing her college graduation. But this is a happy story. Silva ’20, a specialist… Continue Reading

Now and then: TCNJ’s response to global health emergencies

Now and then: TCNJ’s response to global health emergencies

The March shutdown of campus as a result of COVID-19 wasn’t the first time a public health crisis forced the college to send students, faculty, and staff home. In 1918, when TCNJ was known as the New Jersey State Normal School at Trenton, a pandemic — commonly referred to as the Spanish flu — spread infection… Continue Reading

Mechanical engineering alumnus helps make face shields for NY hospitals

Mechanical engineering alumnus helps make face shields for NY hospitals

Andrew Ziemer ’19 is helping the doctors and nurses who are facing supply shortages of personal protective equipment. Working around state orders to remain indoors during the health crisis, Ziemer is part of a team that is 3D printing face shields that are being donated to local New York hospitals — all from the safety… Continue Reading

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