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The Lucas Brothers inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honor society

On top of being Oscar-nominated screenwriters, movie stars, and possibly the funniest twins in comedy, Kenny ’07 and Keith Lucas ’07 can add another feather to their philosophical caps as members of Phi Beta Kappa. The Lucas Brothers, who returned to campus in October to host a master class and Q&A about their film, Judas…

Jonathan Meer named associate vice president for development and alumni engagement

TCNJ has announced today the appointment of Jonathan Meer to the position of associate vice president for development and alumni engagement, effective May 2. In this role, Meer will be responsible for increasing overall support for the college and overseeing comprehensive and targeted campaigns. He also will develop goals, strategies, and programs for the successful…

Andy Polansky receives professional excellence award

After nearly 40 years in the communications industry, Andy Polansky ’83 is set to retire in June, at the top of his game. But before he does, the chairman and CEO of IPG DXTRA and executive chairman at Weber Shandwick will be honored with the Larry Foster Award for Integrity in Public Communication on February…

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.…

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