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.

2011

NOVEMBER 2011
OCTOBER 2011
  • At Rutgers, Breaking the Barriers that Divide
    Shalom/Salaam invites Jews and Muslims – and other constituencies – to break bread together, literally and figuratively.
  • RutgersZone Gearing Students Toward Success
    Livingston’s event venue provides a space to de-stress and a launch pad for post-graduation jobs. [Alexandria Intravatola “graduated last year from Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences with a major in public health through the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and a minor in art history.” & Matthew Ferguson, general manager of the Zone,  is “2005 graduate of University College who received his master’s in city and regional planning from the Bloustein School in 2008…”] 
SEPTEMBER 2011
  • From Internship to Paying Job? It Happens
    Rutgers' Internship & Co-Op Program provides students valuable work experience for their resumes and, for some, full-time employment. The program, sponsored by Career Services and the School of Arts and Sciences, was rolled out in fall 2008.
  • At Rutgers, Everything Including the Kitchen Sink
    Byrne seminar program, in its fifth year, offers first-year students a close-up look at faculty research.
  • The Expos Five
    A rite of passage, the required English composition courses for first-year students at Rutgers are an introduction to the caliber of academic performance expected of this university's students.  …an inside look at the approaches …students take to pass the challenging "Expository Writing" class.
  • A Memorial 10 Years Later for Flight 93
    Although memorials have been funded for 9/11 victims in Arlington and New York, the passengers of Flight 93 are still waiting for their tribute. Four Rutgers alumni were on the flight.  
    • Colleen Fraser, LC '74
    • Richard Guadagno, CC '84
    • Patrick Joseph Driscoll, GSNB '75
    • Don Peterson, GSM '67
  • All the Photos Fit to Print
    Alumna Kathy Ryan {DC, '78], photography editor of the New York Times Magazine, is at the peak of her career.
FALL 2011
  • Growing Up in the Shadow of 9/11
    Students at Rutgers today were just children when America was attacked 10 years ago, an event that informed their upbringing in untold ways. Recently, students taking part in a journalism class [6 SAS/SCI majors] interviewed young adults their own age who lost a parent that day, an experience that served as a catharsis for everyone involved.
  • Witnesses to a Tragedy
    Thirty years have passed since alumnus Michael Gottlieb [RC ‘69] first identified AIDS. Now, biochemist Eddy Arnold has devised an effective medicine to fight it.
  • Yes We Can
    Alumna Santina Muha [DC ‘06] —winner of the Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey pageant and star in a new documentary—is an ardent advocate for casting people with “disabilities” in the light of what is possible, not what can’t be done.
  • The Angel of Death Row
    Alumna Andrea Lyon [LC’73] has successfully argued against a death sentence for 19 indigent clients convicted of capital murder.
  • Positive Vibration
    Alumnus Frederick Morton Jr. [RC ‘89] is the founder and CEO of Tempo Networks, a broadcasting company based in Newark devoted to bringing the culture of the Caribbean to its residents.
  • Good Fortune at Hard Knocks
    Alumnus Ken Rodgers [RC ‘96] garners Emmys for his work at NFL Films as its lead creative producer.
  • Great Expectations
    The remaining players from recruited class of 2008, one of the most heralded in Scarlet Knights women’s basketball history, aim to end their careers on a high note.
  • A Bicycle Built for RU
    Alumnus Jay Zand [LC ‘82] refurbishes a 100-year-old bicycle, featuring a Rutgers head badge.
  • ODASIS Students Going On To Graduate or Professional Programs, and Alumni Completing Such Programs In 2011
    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 2011.
AUGUST 2011
  • Renaissance Man
    A jack of many trades and master of them all, alumnus James Cusumano [RC’64, GSNB’68] has led a life rich in experience.
  • Built Ford Tough
    A key player in Ford’s rebound, alumnus Mark Fields [RC ‘83] credits his ability to listen to customers.
  • One Good Photo = 1,000 Words
    Alumna Kathy Ryan [DC ‘78] knows how to pick them. She’s photography director for the New York Times Magazine.
  • Eric LeGrand Joins Rutgers' Radio Broadcast Team
    Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano announced Tuesday that senior Eric LeGrand has joined the Rutgers Football Radio Network as an analyst. LeGrand will be on the broadcast for a segment during the pre-game show, at halftime and on the post-game show for every game this season.
JULY 2011
  • Former Wall Street Journal Reporter Endows Rutgers Scholarship for Journalism Students
    A former Wall Street Journal reporter [Barry Kramer, RC 1962] endows Rutgers scholarship for journalism students.
  • Ex-Rutgers Star Carli Lloyd Key to U.S. World Cup Run
    Link to The Record, July 13, 2011:  Carli Lloyd [RC ‘06] took a chance on Rutgers. A transcendent high school soccer player with a bevy of scholarship offers across the nation, the Jersey girl decided she wanted to stay home. … A ferocious attacking midfielder on the U.S. women's national team, Lloyd is at the heart of the thrilling run through World Cup 2011…
  • Rutgers Graduate Courts Distinction
    Esther Salas is the first Hispanic woman to serve on the U.S. District Court in New Jersey. Her positive experience as a minority student at RU helped her succeed, she says. ...As an undergraduate, Salas also participated in Rutgers’ Educational Opportunities Fund program, ....She received her B.A. in 1991 from Rutgers in New Brunswick, where she was a political science major with a double minor in philosophy and Puerto Rican and Caribbean Studies.
  • A Life Revealed through Art
    Alumna Joan Snyder  [DC’62, MGSA’66] transforms her life experiences into creative inspiration.
  • The Building Blocks of Art
    Some of Sean Kenny's [RC’98, Computer Sci] stunning Lego creations will be on view this summer at the Bronx Zoo.
  • The Young and the Restless
    Some alumni wait years before donating to Rutgers. These recent grads [below] aim to give what they can right now.  
    • Katty Rivera LC’04, GSE’09 – donation to the Center for Latino Arts and Culture
    • Alex Mahgoub RC’06 (double major, English & theater arts)
  • Scarlet Knights Football Player Stands Up in Therapy
    Eric LeGrand continues to defy the odds. Watch a video interview with ESPN, in which he discusses his recovery progress.
JUNE 2011
SPRING 2011
  • Advantage, Zhang
    Tennis star Amy Zhang receives a coveted Gates Cambridge Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge.
  • 60 Seconds
    Pamela Schaller [DC’91], a senior aquatic biologist at the California Academy of Sciences, is a friend of the African penguin.
  • Gone but Never Forgotten
    Alumna Kerry Glass [RC’95] saves the memories of the terminally ill through personalized videos that preserve their legacy for family.
  • A Lasting Impression
    A former student [John Adams, RC’65] gives $2 million in honor of a mentor in the history department to benefit students in the School of Arts and Sciences.
  • A Real Pro
    Alumnus Jim Mrva [RC’72] is named the Professional Golfers’ Association of America 2010 Golf Professional of the Year.
  • Blind and at Bat
    Alumnus John Sanfratello [RC’90] coaches the New Jersey Lightning, the state’s first baseball squad of visually impaired players.
MAY 2011
APRIL 2011
 

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