SAS Students and Alumni Outside the Classroom

The following articles chronicle achievements of current students and alumni from the School of Arts and Sciences. Most of the articles below are from Rutgers' publications, while some are from other news outlets. We find that it is useful for students to think about majors and other academic experiences that are possible, and to examine the blending of academic and co-curricular work with post-graduation plans.

2012

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Fall 2012
  • Top Guns
    Rutgers alumni who are running Fortune 500 corporations - including:
    • Stephen I. Chazen [RC'68] - Occidental Petroleum
    • Gary M. Rodkin [RC'74] - ConAgra Foods
    • Greg Brown [LC'82] -  Motorola Solutions
    • Steven H. Temares [RC'80] - Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Endurance Test
    Surviving a gauntlet that would have felled most others, Terek Pierce [SAS’12 – English, Journalism and Media Studies] graduates on a high note.

  • How Do You Get to Sesame Street?
    With math and science, according to Carol-lynn Parente [CC’86, executive producer] and Rosemarie T. Truglio [DC’83, SVP for education and research], who are reengineering programming at the children’s show to emphasize them.

  • James Pierre-Louis, M.D., an ODASIS Success Story
    Dr. James Pierre-Louis {RC, 1996], who was born in Haiti, knew from an early age that he wanted to become a physician. … ODASIS programs …put him on track to gain early admission to medical school. …Today Dr. Pierre-Louis is a board-certified Anesthesiologist practicing at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, Edison Surgical Center, and the Metropolitan Surgical Center in South Amboy.
  • ODASIS Students Going On To Graduate or Professional Programs, and Alumni Completing Such Programs In 2012
    The goal of the Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences (ODASIS) is to increase the recruitment and academic success of underrepresented students, …as well as economically disadvantaged students, …interested in pursuing careers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professions.  Meet some ODASIS graduates going on to graduate, doctoral or professional programs, and ODASIS alumni graduating from such programs in 2012.
September 2012
  • Rutgers Students Advocate for Women on U.N.’s Global Stage
    For Nadia Khan [“a public health major in …School of Arts and Sciences] attending the 56th annual session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women last spring served not only as the culmination of six months’ intensive training, but also as an unfiltered look at the issues the world’s women grapple with on a daily basis.

  • Student Filmmaker Reenacts Rutgers-Princeton Rivalry
    A dispute between Rutgers and Princeton over a Revolutionary War era cannon is the inspiration for “Knights, Tigers and Cannons. Oh My!,” by Rutgers junior Zack Morrison  [“an individualized film major … combining [the School of Arts and Sciences] cinema studies program with classes in the new Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking….”
  • Strong Comeback
    Felled by an aneurysm, student Wislande Guillaume [senior majoring in in Political Science & Women's And Gender Studies] more than recovered, she excelled.
August 2012
  • Family Man
    Alumnus Steven Temares [RC ’80, Economics & Philosophy] honors his loved ones through the endowment of an academic chair.
July 2012
  • Goldwater Scholars
    Their hard work and love of research earn students Devinn Lambert [biotechnology, SEBS] and Kelvin Mei [physics, SAS] national recognition.

  • The Life Saver
    Alumnus and oncologist David Schuller [RC ‘66] is a pioneer in treating cancers of the head and neck.

  • Ford Driven
    The Ford sisters—Janine [SAS’11], Laura [SAS ’13], and Stephanie [SAS ’14]—pull their weight on the Scarlet Knights women’s crew team.
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  • The Restaurant Guys
    Soon after graduating from Rutgers, Mark Pascal and Francis Schott [both RC 1988] tossed aside career plans to chase their real love. Today, close to 25 years later, they are the proprietors of the sublime Stage Left and Catherine Lombardi restaurants in New Brunswick—their venues for sharing their undiminished devotion to fine food.

  • Cabbin' It
    Alumna Bhairavi Desai [RC’94] is the cofounder and executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, a union representing roughly one-third of New York City’s 49,000 taxi drivers.

  • Love at First Rewrite
    They met at a Rutgers literary magazine years ago. Today, Chris Gavaler [RC’88] and Lesley Wheeler [RC ‘89] remain each other’s biggest literary fan.
 

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