Carthornia Kouroupos, team coordinator for the Division of Business Studies, has been an asset to the College for more than a decade. Often seen hurrying through the halls, she multitasks and executes projects for various academic departments as well as the College’s American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) chapter.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Kouroupos moved to Washington Township in 1987. Shortly thereafter, she enrolled in the Lincoln Technical Institute and obtained a computer technician certification. By 1999 she was the information technology supervisor for the American Red Cross. In this position, she was charged with the tasks of hiring, conducting employee orientations, and developing and implementing policies and procedures.
Kouroupos’s passion for learning prompted her to enroll in Gloucester County College. While working toward her associate degree in database management, she gained more experience as a part-time technician at the College's Help Desk. After successfully completing the program in 2005, she was hired to work beside Patricia Claghorn, who was then Dean of Continuing Education. Her leadership skills, precision and sunny demeanor made her the ideal candidate for the job.
Kouroupos is a few credits shy of her bachelor’s degree in English from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She plans to earn a master’s degree in writing arts. Her future aspirations are to teach remedial English and composition at the college level.
"It’s not all about me. It’s about making someone else’s life a little bit easier,” Kouroupos said. One to take initiative, she volunteered to chair the College's AAWCC membership committee. She hopes to inspire and help other women to reach their full potential.
Edward J. Blaetz earned an associate in applied science degree in automotive technology from Gloucester County College, where he was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Professor Blaetz is a Gloucester County resident and has been teaching Automotive Technology since 1998. He was a Ford Master Technician before his transition to the education setting. Professor Blaetz is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technician with advanced-level certifications in gasoline and diesel engine specialties. Additionally, he has been certified by ASE as a Master Engine Machinist, Medium/Heavy Truck Technician and Alternate Fuels Technician.
Before entering the automotive industry, Professor Blaetz worked for 10 years as an electronics repair technician in the defense-electronics industry for RCA, General Electric and the Martin Marietta Aerospace Division.
Leo P. Chow earned an associate in arts degree from Gloucester County College, a bachelor of arts from Columbia University and a master of business administration from Drexel University. Professor Chow has taught a variety of business courses, including Accounting I and II, Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, and Business Law I, in both face-to-face and online classes.
Professor Chow is a native of Hong Kong and has lived in many countries, including Italy, Japan and Puerto Rico. He was an avid long-distance motorcyclist before his accident in 2005, averaging 25,000 miles per year, and longs to be on the road again on an accessible trike.
Joseph Colasante graduated from The College of New Jersey with a bachelor of science and master of education in business education with a concentration in accounting and information systems. Professor Colasante has developed and taught computer information systems courses since 1972. Professor Colasante teaches CIS 120 Spreadsheets EXCEL, CIS 110 Fundamentals of Programming using Visual Basic.NET 2010, CIS 102 Introduction to Computers, CIS 101 Computer Literacy and Computer Information Applications courses.
Professor Colasante has served on many college committees and was the treasurer of the Gloucester County College Faculty Association for many years. Currently he is an active member of the Rowan College Curriculum Committee. As a Committee of the Faculty Senate, the Curriculum Committee serves as a review, advisory and recommending body to the appropriate vice president in matters dealing with additions, modifications or deletions of credit courses and programs of study.
Anna Fitzpatrick earned a bachelor of science from The Pennsylvania State University and a master of education in business education from Temple University.
After coordinating and teaching in the Medical Office Technology program at Salem Community College for several years, she came to Gloucester County College. She established one of the first word processing courses in this area, purchasing four different machines and preparing the textbooks for each. When application programs for computers became available, she established and taught WordPerfect and Word. She particularly enjoys teaching Computer Literacy, Introduction to Computers, Essential Computer Skills and Accounting. Before her teaching career, she gained a range of business experience by working for large corporations, small offices and the legal department of the federal government.
Dennis M. Lloyd, associate professor of computer information systems/technology, earned an associate in arts from County College of Morris and a bachelor of arts and master of arts from Rowan University.
Mary A. Malinconico earned a bachelor of science in education from Slippery Rock University, master of arts in instructional technology from Ohio State University, master of science in instructional design from The George Washington University and an advanced studies certificate in distance education. Professor Malinconico serves as the program coordinator and lead faculty member of the Computer Graphic Arts (CGA) Program at Rowan College. Professor Malinconico teaches a wide range of CGA courses, with a focus on design for print and screen media.
Professor Malinconico is an avid photographer and worldwide traveler. She has one of the largest collections of antique Kodak Brownie (pre-1960) cameras in the country. Her bucket list includes travel to all 58 national parks to photograph their beauty. As of fall 2012, she had visited 32 of them.
Thomas McCormack, assistant professor of business law/accounting, earned a bachelor of science degree and master of education degree from Shippensburg University.
Henry D. Ryder has been teaching at the College since 1970. He holds a bachelor degree in economics from Lafayette College and a master of business administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Although he taught management courses for many years, he currently teaches Principles of Economics I and II. He has been the director of Rowan College Foundation’s Community Gardens Program for approximately 30 years.
He and his wife, Judy, reside in Pitman.
Jeff Silvestri has a bachelor of science degree from Widener University and has been with the College’s Automotive Technology program since 1992. Professor Silvestri earned all nine ASE automotive certifications; he also holds all of the Ford Motor Company Certifications for automotive technology. In addition to teaching 11 different automotive technology courses, he teaches Automotive History and Society & Technology courses.
Professor Silvestri began his career in 1982 as an automotive technician at D'amico Alfa Romeo in Vineland. In 1988 the dealer became Atlantic Coast Imports, West Atlantic City, selling and servicing Porsche, Audi and Alfa Romeo.
James Sloan earned a bachelor of arts in management information systems from Rowan University and master of business administration from Drexel University. He is a full-time assistant professor at Rowan College, with more than 39 years of professional and educational experience in the computer information systems field. His professional experience includes successfully designing, developing and implementing business application software and commercial websites. Professor Sloan's educational experience includes developing and implementing several computer information systems courses and programs of study dealing with leading-edge technology, including software development, database design and web development for e-commerce.
Barbara D. Turner earned her bachelor of science in business administration and her master of science in computer science from Old Dominion University. She has continued her studies in the areas of distance education with The Pennsylvania State University as well as management of engineering and technology with North Central University. She was a faculty member of Gloucester County College for 10 years and moved into her role as Dean of the STEM Division in 2010. Previously Dean Turner taught graduate and undergraduate courses in computer science, information systems and strategic management at Rowan University and LaSalle University.
Dean Turner brings many years of industry experience to Rowan College students. She worked for The Boeing Company in Pennsylvania, developing experience in business management, strategic planning and quality assurance analysis. Before working at Boeing, she spent many years in Norfolk, Virginia, as the director of training and technical support for a Unisys-based company.
Stephen Domzalski earned a bachelor of arts in communications from Temple University and a master of business administration in marketing from LaSalle University. Domzalski serves as an adjunct for the evening division, teaching advertising and marketing. Domzalski is the manager of marketing and creative services of Franklin Machine Products, a leading manufacturer and distributor of parts and accessory items for the food service industry.
Domzalski is an active Boy Scout leader and currently sits on the Eagle Scout Advancement Committee of the Boy Scouts Southern New Jersey Council.
Jeanette Iversen Rattle earned a bachelor of arts in journalism with a minor in advertising from Rider University. She earned a master of arts in public relations from Rowan University. Iversen Rattle is a Gloucester County resident and graduate of Gateway Regional High School. Iversen Rattle credits her role as co-editor of her high school yearbook as leading to a career interest in communications and publication production. With more than 15 years of professional experience, she has developed a broad array of expertise in the communications field, in areas such as graphic design, printing, web communications, advertising, marketing planning, public relations, copywriting, editing, fundraising and special events. Iversen Rattle also owned a part-time freelance graphic design business specializing in nonprofit annual reports, brochures and newsletters. Because she has a special interest in typography, she wrote her master thesis on logo design and how it contributes to branding/corporate identity; to that end, she has had an integral role in organizational rebranding on three occasions. Currently, Iversen Rattle is the senior communications manager of a large human services organization in Philadelphia, where she serves as editor of a monthly e-newsletter and quarterly print newsletter, as well as managing the marketing, advertising and website of the organization’s lead program.
Kevin D. Lux earned his undergraduate degree in computer science with honors from Drexel University and his master of science in engineering in computer and information science from the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches Fundamentals of Programming and Web and Database Programming in Business Studies and a wide variety of programming classes for the Computer Science Department in STEM. His professional experience includes information security (research and application), clinical data management and programming in almost every language.
More information is available on his website at http://kevinlux.info/.
Nancy Reighn-Garron earned a master of arts in public relations and a bachelor of arts in journalism from Rowan University. She wrote her master's thesis about the effects of layout and design on purchasing behavior and how men and women are affected differently.
Reighn-Garron specializes in graphic design courses such as Design/Type/Color and Electronic Image Processing. Her experience extends into the areas of photography, production, advertising and marketing that complement her 15 years of graphic design and journalism expertise.
She is a Gloucester County resident and former art director for the Courier-Post newspaper. She taught her first college course at Rowan University in 2005, where she currently teaches Publication Layout & Design and Photoshop Techniques for Communicators.