Good News

September 10, 2021

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Please join me in congratulating the following EOF scholars, graduates, and staff from the: liberal arts colleges, Douglass Residential College (DRC), Mason Gross School of the Arts (MGSA), School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), Rutgers Business School (RBS), the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), and Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy (EJBSPPP), on their special accomplishments inside and outside of the classroom. 

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The SAS EOF Program is featured in the SAS News Digest:


520 SAS EOF Scholars (44.6%) made their respective School’s Spring 2021 Dean’s List!


Ashley Gonzalez (DRC) wrote, and is directing, the back to school production for the Cabaret Theatre and Livingston Theater Company, “Reaching Out: a Musical Revue.” It is being performed on September 10th and 11th at 7 pm and on September 12th at 2pm. Click here to buy tickets.

Jonelsy Gonzalez (DRC) is the President of the Latino Student Council.

Gabrielle Pignatelli SAS ’20 is a second-year doctoral student in School Psychology at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. She is a Graduate Fellow at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center. Ms. Pignatelli is the recipient of the Greenwich Autism Alliance Doctoral Studies award and the Michael Fowlin Endowed Scholarship.

Mario Tano SMLR ’13 is pursuing his Doctorate in Education, with a concentration in Design of Learning Environments, at the Rutgers-Graduate School of Education. Mr. Tano is a Project Coordinator for the Rutgers Future Scholars.

Andrés Villegas SAS ’17 is a 5th year doctoral student in the Neuroscience program at Columbia University. He is a co-founder of CAN (Columbia Access Neuroscience). CAN is an all-expense-paid opportunity for historically excluded students who are interested in graduate school in the sciences.

Andrea Zerpa, MCM, SAS ’18, SCI ’21 earned her master’s degree in Communication and Media at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. Ms. Zerpa is an Administrative Assistant at the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University.