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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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Alumni Association welcomes three new alumni chapters

TCNJ alumni across the globe have a new way to connect with each other, and their alma mater, thanks to the creation of three new alumni chapters. The Alumni Association Board announced the approval of a career and community studies chapter, a theatre chapter, and a New York City regional chapter.  These groups provide TCNJ…

Alumni Association helps college fight food insecurity, promote inclusivity

Food insecurity and campus inclusivity are two prominent issues on the forefront of TCNJ’s 2021 agenda; and the Alumni Association Board of Directors is here to help the cause. On November 12, the board fully funded a $12,500 proposal for the campus food pantry, The Shop@TCNJ. It also provided partial funding to the Division of…

Students still MUSE despite coronavirus challenges

For more than a decade, TCNJ’s Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience (MUSE) has given students an invaluable opportunity to conduct research alongside members of the faculty. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic and limited on-campus engagement this year, the program was a success with 70 students collaborating with 40 faculty members on 46 projects. The…

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