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TCNJ News Releases Archive 2021-2018

WCBS 880’s Mets Radio Network awards scholarships to TCNJ students

Mets Scholarship
Kristina Schoenbeck ’10 presents Samantha Tumbarello ’27 with a ceremonial check


TCNJ freshman nursing major Samantha Tumbarello was one of two students to receive a $2,500 scholarship from WCBS 880’s Mets Radio Network.

TCNJ alumna Kristina Schoenbeck 10, senior director of sales at Audacy, visited campus on November 1 to meet Tumbarello and present her with a ceremonial check.

“When I was told I had earned the scholarship I was grateful, ecstatic, and very proud of myself,” Tumbarello said. “I have been a Mets fan since I was a little girl growing up on Long Island. My family is very into baseball so I have been to numerous Mets games and will continue to go and support the team.”

TCNJ partnered with the WCBS 880 Mets Radio Network on radio ads and sponsored segments for the college, read by Mets alumni and team broadcaster Pat McCarthy 18. The spots and segments aired during coverage of Mets games throughout the 2023 season on Audacy’s WCBS 880 (WCBS-AM).

“We’re incredibly proud to partner with TCNJ in promoting what makes the college unique to the Mets passionate fan base, while also providing the TCNJ Foundation with scholarship support for a couple deserving undergraduate students like Samantha,” Schoenbeck said.

Luke Sacks

Six alumni join TCNJ Board of Trustees

The College of New Jersey’s Board of Trustees has added six new members, all of whom are alumni of the college, ranging from the Class of ’76 to the Class of ’18 James “Butter” Allen ’76, Kevin Drennan ’02, Sumit “Shu” Mukherjee ’01, Priscilla Nuñez ’18, Jim Schulz ’93, and Madeline Urbish ’11, have all… Continue Reading

TCNJ donors roar with unwavering support despite pandemic challenges

The College of New Jersey extends a Lion-sized thank-you to the 4,586 alumni and friends whose generous support made the 2021 academic year a fundraising record setter. Between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, donors gifted $20,061,723 to the college in support of its mission to ensure that a rigorous education, an inclusive community,… Continue Reading

Jay and Barbara Belding remember their roots with scholarship gift

Jay ’72 and Barbara ’72 Belding were at a worship service when their pastor offered words of advice that made them both pause. “Our pastor said, ‘Do your giving while you’re living, so you’re knowing where it’s going.’ Both of us looked at each other and said, ‘That’s for us.’ That pierced our hearts,” says… Continue Reading

Ian Ruderman named president of TCNJ Alumni Association

The TCNJ Alumni Association welcomed Ian Ruderman ’89 as its new president on July 1. Ruderman took the reins from Peter Simons ’98, who completed a very successful three-year term. Ruderman is currently the managing director for Creative Financial Group, with 25 years of experience in the financial services management field. He is a 1989… Continue Reading

TCNJ Link connects Lions with Lions

TCNJ is asking all its Lions to come together. The Office of Development and Alumni Engagement and the Office of Career and Leadership Development launched TCNJ Link, a dynamic new social platform that connects all members of the TCNJ community. Whatever your role in our community—faculty, staff, alumnus, or student. Wherever you are in your… Continue Reading

TCNJ alums hit the red carpet at 2021 Academy Awards

As Hollywood prepares for its biggest night of the year, twin brothers Keith ’07 and Kenny Lucas ’07 are poised to represent TCNJ in a big way with their Best Screenplay nomination for Judas and the Black Messiah. The brothers’ idea for Judas — which honors the life of Fred Hampton, the chairman of the… Continue Reading

Winterhalter gift allows college to “close the loop”

Students, faculty, staff, and the local community will soon be able to close the loop — around Metzger Drive, that is. Thanks to a generous unrestricted estate gift from Harold ’40 and Lois Winterhalter, the college will begin the process to complete and update “the loop” — a popular 1.8 mile walking/jogging path — around campus.… Continue Reading


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