Rowan College at Gloucester County

Educational Opportunity Fund Honors 23 RCGC Students

College Relations, Communications, and Marketing
Deptford Twp.
PR 070
Date: 5/23/2017


            Deptford Twp.–The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Board of Directors and the New Jersey Higher Education Office honored 23 outstanding Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) students for their academic excellence. Awards were presented to the students at the President's Awards Ceremony held on Tues., May 16 in the College's gymnasium.

            Eleven RCGC students received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for compiling a GPA of 3.5 or higher during their collegiate career, including: Cesar Acetti, Clayton; Demi Borgesi, Blackwood; Elijah Brown, Glassboro; Shannon Carvalho, Sicklerville; Danielle Chamberlin, Franklinville; Brianna McCray, Glassboro; Taylor Melodick-Robinson, Pennsauken; Samantha Parkhurst, Pittsgrove; Brittany Rescinito, Pittsgrove; Amanda Troutman, Westville and Alexandra Wenner, Brooklawn.

            Outstanding Achievement Award winner Elijah Brown was also selected as the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Spotlight Award winner. This award is given to one student per campus for exemplifying the spirit and intent of the EOF Program.

            In addition, twelve students were honored with the Academic Achievement Award for maintaining a GPA of 3.2 to 3.4: Toni Brown, Sicklerville; Kyle Collins, Deptford; Stephanie DeNardo, Greenloch; Aubrie Donnelly, Monroeville; Karla Hernandez, Camden; Amanda Helwig, Williamstown; Danielle Micalizzi, Pennsville; Lisa Nguyen, Deptford; Madison Pidliskey, Paulsboro; Tiffany Ross, Williamstown; Marlo Rossi, Pitman and Cameryn Shepherd, Williamstown.

            The EOF program at RCGC provides access to higher education for students who demonstrate great potential to succeed but lack the economic and academic resources. The program promotes academic excellence through innovative support services and programs focused on student retention, graduation and transfer, and is annually ranked among the best EOF programs in New Jersey. EOF students win major academic awards and are campus leaders in student organizations and community service projects. For more information please visit

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