Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Graduate did not attend school until she came to New Jersey when she was 15.
Juana Ortiz fulfilled a lifelong dream Wednesday. The 40-year-old woman graduated from college, NorthJersey.com reported. Ortiz walked in William Paterson University's graduation ceremony at the Izod Center. Ortiz was born with cerebral palsy. She came to New Jersey from the Dominican Republic when she was 15. She was never able to go to school in her native country. “I thought I would never be able to make it this far,” Ortiz told the website.
Graduates and their family and friends share pictures and thoughts from the commencement ceremony at the Izod Center.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
William Paterson University will use state grant to help nurses and medical assistants update their skills.
The state has awarded a $314,000 grant to William Paterson University to help fund training programs for workers in the healthcare industry. State and university officials announced the distribution of the grant Tuesday afternoon. The university will use the grant to help train 375 nursing assistants, medical assistants, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals who want to upgrade their skills and earn certifications to advance their careers. “In so many professions things change so rapidly, even every five years, it is important to stay current and keep one’s skills updated,” said Bernadette Tiernan, executive director of the Center for Continuing and Professional Education at William Paterson. “In a down economy everything changes …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Shaun Williams played nine years in the NFL, including for the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV.
Former NFL player Shaun Williams has been elevated to the position of full-time defensive coordinator of the William Paterson University football team. Williams played nine years in the NFL and played for the N.Y. Giants in Super Bowl XXXV. He had 347 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 15 interceptions and three forced fumbles in his career. “I’m looking forward to helping to bring a new level of success to William Paterson football,” Williams said in a statement. This past season, William Paterson ranked 29th nationally in pass defense (163.6 yards/game) and a pair of Pioneers earned spots on the All-New Jersey Athletic Conference’s Defensive Team. “The knowledge and the experience that he brings to the position, especially from his time in the NFL, …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Here is a recap of some of the stories on Wayne Patch this week.
Here is a recap of some of the stories that were on Wayne Patch this week. The average homeowner’s school taxes will increase $164, due to the Board of Education approving a $130.4 million tax levy. Plastic materials in a cardboard box may have set off a chain reaction that caused a fire to break out at a warehouse Monday morning. A new mobile application has been created so residents can utilize the Wayne library’s resources from anywhere. More than $800,000 in critical enhancements are included in the school district's 2013-14 budget. They include two new programs for special education students and hiring several staff members. The Intervarsity Christian Fellowship club at William Paterson University put more than 4,100 pairs of shoes on…
Monday, March 25, 2013
William Paterson University group collects more than 4,100 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls.
A group of William Paterson University students brought attention to human trafficking and helped the homeless on Sunday. The Intervarsity Christian Fellowship put more than 4,100 pairs of shoes on display outside the school’s student center. The group had hoped to collect 27,000 pairs, with each pair representing 1,000 human trafficking victims. The group is honing in on the Super Bowl, which will be played at MetLife Stadium in 2014. “The thing that blew me away is the Super Bowl is the largest single event in the United States where human trafficking occurs,” said Ken Vander Wall, the group’s adviser and the campus pastor. “We need to draw attention to that and keep things like that from happening in the United States.” The shoes will …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
CEO of Automatic Data Processing spoke to business students at William Paterson University about what qualities they need to possess if they are to succeed in the business world.
Carlos Rodriguez, the chief executive officer of Automatic Data Processing told students at William Paterson University that integrity, hard work, and staying ahead of the competition are important characteristics of people in the business community, NorthJersey.com reported Tuesday. “There’s really a lot of companies that people though were great, but now with the benefit of hindsight, they slipped from their ethics, their integrity, and there’s no turning back,” Rodriguez said. The lecture was part of the university’s annual Cotsakos College of Business Leadership Forum, which allows business leaders to share their experiences with the school’s business majors. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Weekly morning program wins Best Specialty Show.
William Paterson University’s student-run radio station, WP 88.7 FM, was named the best college radio station in the country at the 2013 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Awards. “The Morning Blend,” a weekly show that airs on Monday mornings, won the Best Specialty Show. Students Stephan Bisaha, Michael schumann, and Allan Simon host the program. The awards were announced Saturday at the IBS’s annual conference in New York City. “The Morning Blend was also a finalist for the Best Talk Program Award. Another program, “The Sports Drive” was a finalist for the Best Sports Talk Program Award. “College radio vitally important and still alive and kicking,” said Rob Quicke, assistant professor of communications and the station’s …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Renowned musician has performed with Bob Dylan and Ringo Starr.
Renowned musician David Bromberg will be performing at the Shea Center at William Paterson University on Friday, March 22. Bromberg has played with such well-known musicians, including Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Ringo Starr, Carly Simon, and others. Bromberg’s newest album, “Use Me” was released in 2011 The San Francisco Examiner described “Use Me” as being “a delightful romp through familiar terrain for David, terrain that he navigates with the expertise and energy of a Formula 500 driver.” The concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost between $35 and $45. To purchase tickets call 973-720-2384. To purchase tickets online, click here. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook …
William Paterson students must earn a grade point average of 3.45 or more to be named to the list.
The following Wayne students attending William Paterson University were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester. In order to qualify, a student must take at least 12 credits for a semester and earn a grade point average of 3.45 or better. Richard Abbato, Lindsay Addesso, Jeannie Ahn, Blerime Ala, Danielle Anderson, Matthew Asmar, Michelle Asmar, Brenda Aviles, Abdelhamid Awad, Manar Awad, Firas Ayoub, Abid Azad, Walter Barr, Renae Barsbay, Chelsea Batelli, Thomas Batelli, Mariella Beck, Carson Bigsby, Alaina Blekicki, Kelly Breeman, Susette Brooks, Daniella Cangialosi, Kyle Capellan, Anthony Carangelo, Won Cha, George Chiavelli, Lauren Ciavarella, Angelo Cirinelli, Samantha Coan, James Dahdouh, Kim Deangelo, Stephen DeFrances, …