Rowan College at Gloucester County

RCGC STEM Students get a Glimpse of the Future

College Relations, Communications, and Marketing
Deptford Twp.
PR 013
Date: 9/16/2016

Deptford Twp. - On Tuesday, Sept. 6, Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) kicked off the 2016-2017 academic year with its New

​RCGC STEM panel members take a moment to reminisce with their former professor at RCGC’s New Student Orientation. (From left to right): Ashley Barb, Dr. John Covotta, RCGC Professor Dr. Robert Rossi and Gabrielle DiIenno.

Student Orientation event welcoming new and returning students with important information, tours, food and fun. Following a welcoming event with RCGC’s President Frederick Keating, along with a number of former students, academic division breakout sessions were held with RCGC deans, professors, faculty and advisors providing information to help promote student success.

In the Fine Arts Center, an auditorium packed with incoming Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students were treated to a glimpse of the possibilities before them. Along with the standard faculty and staff introductions and overview of STEM programs and career opportunities, RCGC held a panel discussion. The panel was led by Dr. Robert Rossi and featured RCGC STEM graduates Lauren Anderson, Ashley Barb, Adriana Campo, Dr. John Covotta, Gabrielle DiIenno, Oliva Pagan and Alycia Robertson.

The panel provided a unique opportunity for incoming students to hear from those who were in their shoes not so long ago. Panelists spoke freely about their decision to choose RCGC, what steps they took to ensure a smooth transfer of credits, how prepared they felt upon transfer and what advice they had for the auditorium of freshmen. An opportunity for students to ask questions was provided before the close of the event.

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Rowan College at Gloucester County is located on a 250-acre campus on Tanyard Road, Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.