Student Achievement

Award-winning Art Major Expanded Horizons with Business Administration and Museum Studies Minors

Award-winning Art Major Expanded Horizons with Business Administration and Museum Studies Minors

By Sam Starnes Jacob Foster transferred to Rutgers University–Camden from Camden County College two years ago because he wanted to paint his way to an art degree. “I really loved my painting classes,” says the Waterford resident who will graduate from the Rutgers–Camden College of Arts and Sciences at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden on […]

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Taking Flight: Ecuadorian Native Taught Value of Education at an Early Age

Taking Flight: Ecuadorian Native Taught Value of Education at an Early Age

By Tom McLaughlin In June 2001, 6-year-old Omar Samaniego boarded a plane in his native Ecuador with his parents, Gladys and Fidel, and his older brother, Richard, and headed for the United States. Alert and self-aware as a child, he knew then that he wouldn’t be coming back. “I understood that I was leaving behind […]

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Learning Inside and Outside of the Classroom

Learning Inside and Outside of the Classroom

Angela Ortiz honed her organizational skills at Rutgers University–Camden by juggling classwork, extracurricular activities, and internships, all while working to support herself through college.

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First-Generation Student Turned Honor Graduate Credits Her Mother’s Support

First-Generation Student Turned Honor Graduate Credits Her Mother’s Support

By Sam Starnes Nur Syazleena “Leena” Ghani has a definitive plan for the message she will write on her mortarboard before she receives her psychology degree from Rutgers University–Camden. “It’s going to say ‘Thanks, Mom,’” says Ghani, a Gibbstown resident who is on track to graduate summa cum laude from the Rutgers–Camden College of Arts […]

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Marketing and Music Mix Leads to Radio Sales Job

Marketing and Music Mix Leads to Radio Sales Job

By Sam Starnes Michael Osowiecki’s experience as a student at Rutgers University–Camden hit all the right notes. He combined his lifelong love of playing music and his burgeoning interest in sales and marketing in both coursework and extracurricular activities: he majored in marketing while taking electives in music, played saxophone in the Jazz Ensemble, served […]