Legacy Award Honorees
April 19, 2018
Linda Bowden MA '78
PNC Bank New Jersey
This year marks the 28th year of the Legacy Awards Gala, sponsored by the William Paterson University Foundation. The Legacy Awards honor those who exemplify the leadership of our namesake, William Paterson, by demonstrating a strong support for public
higher education in the state of New Jersey, and generosity to others through philanthropic leadership. Funds raised through the gala directly affect the lives of our students, most of whom rely on scholarships to complete their studies. With
your generous support of the Gala, you can truly make a difference in the lives of our students through scholarships and programming as we strive to achieve the University's mission of academic excellence and student success.
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Each year, hundreds of William Paterson students receive support from generous alumni and friends in the form of scholarships. The following Legacy Scholars embody what can be achieved with the help of scholarships provided by alumni and friends like you.
Majors: Biology and Chemistry
Major: Public Health
Minor: Social Justice
Concentration: Health Education
Schoenstani Vanessa GilJunior
Major: Accounting and Financial Planning
Major: Criminology & Criminal Justice and Sociology
Minor: Business Administration
Major: Elementary Education K-6 and Liberal Studies
Concentrations: Sociology and Anthropology, Teacher of Students with Disabilities
Major: Fine Arts
Concentration: Painting, Drawing and Printmaking
Major: Accounting and Finance
Concentration: Print Journalism
Major: Secondary Education and English
Concentration: Teacher of Students with Disabilities
Major: Political Science and Legal Studies