Rowan College at Gloucester County celebrated the College’s first gala under its new name on Wednesday, May 6 at Adelphia’s Ballroom in Deptford, recognizing “Person of the Year” New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney.
Sweeney, a longtime advocate for higher education, was honored for his vision and commitment to make higher education more affordable by facilitating a unique partnership between Gloucester County College and Rowan University. This premier partnership between the two institutions has created an innovative, first-of-its-kind model for community colleges in New Jersey.
Eight Rowan College scholarship recipients were also acknowledged for their academic excellence during the College’s primary fundraising event.
Pictured left to right: Zachary S. DiMattia, Mt. Royal; Rowan College President Frederick Keating; Rena Amoroso and Katie Accordino, Sewell; Senate President Steve Sweeney; Georgia Maitland, Pittsgrove; Kathleen Connelly, Clayton; Matthew Ryan, Woodbury; Saranda Karpuzi, Mt. Royal; Marianne Fodor, Sewell; Rowan College Foundation member Dr. Warren Wallace; and Foundation President Robert McErlane.
During the past year, the Rowan College Foundation has awarded $250,000 in scholarships to more than 150 eligible students. The Rowan College Foundation is a non-profit organization whose main purpose is to raise funds to assist deserving students in their quest for higher education.
Rowan College at Gloucester County’s 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.