Our student-athletes mean business – 61 Pioneers achieved academic accomplishments that earned them spots on the 2018-19 Academic All-NJAC Team 📚 #WeAreWillPower
Sandra Murillo came to the United States in 1996 with the dream of earning a college degree. When Sandra completed her first semester at William Paterson University, her daughter Katherinn was so inspired that she enrolled, as well – taking summer classes to catch up to her mother in hopes that they could graduate together. This year, that hope was realized as they crossed the stage at the #WPUNJ2019 commencement ceremony 🎓🧡
See more: https://youtu.be/FQjQe42M62s
Senior financial planning majors Michele Boyle and Morgan Nover were each awarded the Diahann W. Lassus Scholarship which allowed them to attend the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) fall conference in Chicago. Learn more about their experience: wpunj.us/xFdSkC #WeAreWillPower
“Believing in yourself is the first step to success and William Paterson University instilled in me a tremendous confidence. I’ve learned that although some people will doubt or overlook over you, what’s crucial is that you continue to persevere. I am a finance and professional sales major who recently won the William Paterson University Pitch Tank competition and went on to represent the University at the state-wide U-Pitch NJ. I was honored to compete on behalf of William Paterson University as I had the confidence to go out and show the state that WP is a force to be reckoned with and success is our destiny! If you don’t believe in yourself, then who will? Go out and make your dreams a reality!”
“Reflecting upon the past four years, my experience at William Paterson University has shaped me into the woman I am today. Prior to enrolling at WP, I could never envision myself with a bachelor’s degree. I struggled in classes throughout high school and assumed I would have a similar experience in college. However, as I soon came to find out, that was the furthest thing from the truth. Being a Pioneer not only showed me my capabilities, but helped me find my purpose. Throughout my college career, I’ve maintained a high GPA, made Dean’s List several times, balanced three internships and two jobs, launched my own business and contributed in a variety of clubs and organizations. With my experiences, education and connections, I am ready to move onto the new chapter. I am proud that I have been accepted into WP’s MBA program where I will be starting in the fall. I have officially blossomed into a confident and successful professional and I cannot thank William Paterson enough for that.” #WeAreWillPower
“first day of grad school in the books 😬 i still can’t believe that i was one of the 30 people selected for this program. this has been a dream of mine for years &i truly have worked so hard to be here. cheers to the next two years, i’m ready! 🎉“
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On a 10-day trip to California, environmental science students Allison Neumann ‘19, Shana Foster '20, and Chelesia Clarke '19 had the opportunity to conduct shark tooth research in a world-class geochemistry lab. The students also explored iconic geological landscapes including Yosemite National Park. The workshop was funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to WP professors Michael Griffiths and Martin Becker. #ResearchAtWP
A perfect score! William Paterson’s January 2019 nursing graduates earned a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX exam, exceeding the national average of 89.5%! http://wpunj.us/TstOqR
“My experience as a student veteran at William Paterson University has been great thanks to the resources and offices that have helped me throughout my time on campus. The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs helped me connect with other veterans, allowing me to find the same camaraderie I experienced in the military. They have also helped me understand how to claim and get the most out of my military benefits. Organizations like the Student Veterans Organization, Greek Senate and my fraternity, Omega Delta Sigma, have helped me become a leader on the civilian side and have reenforced the same principles and core values I gained in the marine corps. Upon graduation, I am hoping to go into law enforcement or work in a municipality as a service clerk. The criminal justice professors I’ve have been very insightful and knowledgeable about guiding me into the industry. William Paterson has shown me the glory and pride of being a Pioneer and I am so glad I chose WP.”
From WP Peer Health Advocate to Peace Corps volunteer: Onyeka Anyanaso ’19 will depart for Zambia this month to begin training as a maternal and child health promoter. Learn more: http://wpunj.us/ZhWbXn #DoGoodWP
“It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wings can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world – chaos theory. The butterfly effect is the idea that a single flap of a butterfly’s wings at any given location can start a hurricane on the other side of the globe. Although this theory may sound impossible to others, my curiosity led me to wonder if the butterfly effect can apply to an act of success.
I grew up in a Latino home where I was reared to believe a woman had fewer expectations, meaning a more traditional family role. My tasks were to cook, clean and earn good grades, but it was never expected that I would pursue a degree in college. At age 5, I walked into a classroom with no knowledge of the challenge that would be learning the English language. It was difficult, but I pushed myself and began to reevaluate my thoughts about my purpose in life.
In 2016 I was homeless and forced to transition into adult responsibilities to support my family. Although this impacted me greatly, I still managed to graduate as valedictorian of my high school. As a result, I made the choice of furthering my education at William Paterson University. When I first walked into campus I fell in love with the environment, students, and supportive faculty. It soon became a place for me to call home when I didn’t have one.
When I hear people say that the heart of William Paterson is “Will. Power.” I couldn’t agree more. I strongly believe that William Paterson gave me the power to keep dreaming, loving, and inspiring. Although my life has never been easy, I’ve never stopped working towards my education. I’ve experienced many negative people who disagree with my choices of attending college during an economic crisis. However, I strongly believe that education doesn’t have a time – education should happen every day. Education is power and it takes Will. Power. to always keep striving for success. While attending William Paterson University, I plan to earn a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Elementary Education. As a first-generation student, I never imagined myself in a college environment. I’m truly thankful for William Paterson for giving me the Will. Power. and knowledge to overcome my obstacles. Just like a butterfly, I wish to flutter my wings and inspire others through my story. I believe anything is possible if you just keep flying.”
WP Rugby captured back-to-back Tri-State Conference championships with a 34 to 19 come-from-behind victory against RPI. Well done, Pioneers!
“Something that makes my #WPUNJ2019 story unique is that it began long before me and that it will end long after me. In 1970, my grandfather graduated with his teaching degree from @wpunj (back when it was not yet a university). Little did he know that in 2017, my older sister would graduate WP with a teaching degree of her own, or that in fall 2019 my little brother would be beginning his freshman year at WP, and that tomorrow morning I too would be proudly graduating from his alma mater. My grandfather may not have played a long role in my life but he played a big one, and tomorrow I will carry on his legacy as I humbly accept my B.S. in Environmental Science with a minor in Social Justice. I say with the utmost sincerity that I am proud to be a pioneer 🧡”
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Did you know that 42% of students from the William Paterson University Class of 2019 were first-generation graduates?
Learn more about our legacy of educating first-gen students and hear from four recent grads via NJBIZ: wpunj.us/H96D79
“When I came to William Paterson University, I was extremely shy and distant from people my age because of where I come from. At home, I worked three jobs and went to community college full time to get my associate’s degree in a timely fashion. I never really had time for friends and had a huge fear of being social, therefore I kept to myself and no one ever bothered me. However, I didn’t really notice how lonely I was until I got to campus. My second semester on campus I decided to get involved. I decided I would no longer isolate myself from people around me. I applied to be a resident assistant on campus and it was the best thing I ever decided to do! The trainings helped to open up my eyes to see the world that I had been avoiding. I immediately learned through training that people aren’t as scary as they seem and that everyone I meet is a new opportunity for a friendship. Once I learned that we are all one in the same, just different in our own unique way, I became a social butterfly and no one could get me to stop talking. I made friends with not only my new residents, but also nearly everyone that lived on campus. It has even gotten to the point where my friends say that I cannot go anywhere without someone speaking to me. I take pride in my role as an RA because it allows me to get my residents together and create a family dynamic. People depend on me and I love the feeling of being needed by my residents. When they need things around campus, I am usually the first person they call for help and that gives me a sense of fulfillment. I am a psychology major with the drive to help those in need and be a listening ear. I find success in those that leave happier than when they came to speak to me. It takes creativity to come up with ideas for bulletin boards, create events that residents may want to show up to, and making our halls feel like a home away from home. It takes time and dedication as well, but I love that part of the job; expressing myself through the art of hands-on activities that brings our community together!”
The Digital Liberal Arts Collaboratory and Technology Across the Curriculum are sponsoring guest presenters from Drew University. Drew students and faculty will be presenting projects developed during the Drew 2019 Digital Humanities Summer Institute. Projects: The Growth of Rock Music Culture, Defining Characteristics of Gun Advertising through Social Media: Opportunities for Intervention, and the Drew Acorn Archives.
Principles for Good Practice in Teaching: A Second Conversation with Provost Joshua Power
Principles for Good Practice in Teaching: A Second Conversation with Provost Joshua Powers
The Honors College is collecting gently worn coats, jackets, and other winter accessories through November 15th. The items will be donated to the Passaic Family Head Start in Passaic and to the Father English Center in Paterson (please see the attached flyer for more information). Thank you for your support!
MEO (Music & Entertainment Organization) is hosting its fourth annual Benefit Concert tonight, November 14, at 7:00 in the Multipurpose Room. This year, we are raising money for CUMAC, a Paterson-based food bank that fights hunger and poverty.
FREE PIZZA! Midday credit for Music Department students!
Come rock out to four local bands and support a great cause
MEO (Music & Entertainment Organization) is hosting its fourth annual Benefit Concert this Thursday, November 14 at 7 pm in the Multipurpose Room. This year, we are raising money for CUMAC, a local organization that fights hunger and poverty in our area.
There will also be free pizza! Come see some local bands and support a great cause!
Hobart Manor Holiday Ornaments are available for purchase! Bring a little bit of WP to your holidays!
All proceeds benefit the Hobart Manor Revitalization Committee.
Two ways to purchase:
Online at https://wpconnect.wpunj.edu/alumni/forms/default.cfm?q=1123
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
11/12 - 11/14
Bundle Up & Save!
25% off Sweatshirts, Sweatpants,
Cold Weather Accessories and more!
In-store and online. Limited time.
Exclusions may apply.
Cannot be combined with any other offer.
See store for details.
Student Led Group Exercise Classes
Begins Wed. November 13th and Friday November 22nd to December 11th and 13th. All classes begin at 12:45pm to 1:30pm in Preakness Hall, Exercise Room 129. This class is led by the students from Dr. LaSala's Aerobic and Anaerobic Leadership class as their in-service learning assignment. For more information or to register please contact: Dr. LaSala.....email@example.com
November 14, 2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Hamilton Club, 32 Church Street, Paterson, NJ 07505
This session covers things you can do right now to grow your business online and to close the session, I’ll introduce some bonus tools that business owners can add into the mix, when you’re ready. We’ll show your how to connect with local searchers using Google My Business. This presentation is given by a High Impact Partner with the Grow with Google program.
To register please click on link http://bit.ly/MaximizeYourGoogleBusinessPresence
November 14, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WPUSBDC, 131 Ellison Street, Paterson, NJ 07505
Are you ready to start a business? Learn what steps you need to take and what to look out for. The business startup seminar helps you to know how to discover your personal strengths and weaknesses and to understand your business needs. This seminar provides the entrepreneur with tools, reference materials, and additional sources for information on starting a business.
To register please click on link http://bit.ly/AreYouanEntrepreneurNov14
November 15, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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November 15, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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November 16, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Meet our outstanding faculty, tour the campus, and experience student life at William Paterson University. All students and their families are welcome to attend!
Reservation are required!
November 16, 2019 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free admission for students with valid ID at Wightman Stadium; more information at wpupioneers.com.
November 16, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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November 16, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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November 16, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The William Paterson women's soccer team (8-8-2, 4-4-1 NJAC) has been selected to compete in the 2019 ECAC Tournament, and will play Wilkes (8-8-1, 4-3 MAC Freedom) in the first round Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Albright College.
November 16, 2019 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Shea Center for Performing Arts
The Lords of 52nd Street, New York’s favorite band, perform their legendary hits that helped establish Billy Joel’s formidable sound and popular music career. From performing on “Turnstiles” to multiplatinum records such as “The Stranger,” “52nd Street,” “Glass Houses,” and “Songs in The Attic,” fans agree that The Lords’ live performances sound just like the original recordings with Billy Joel.
Featuring saxophonist Richie Cannata (who brought you the memorable solo on “New York State of Mind”), drummer Liberty Divetto and guitarist Russell Javors who can all be heard on each of Billy Joel’s 150 million sold records, these are the Lords of 52nd Street!
Admission: Orchestra $35 • Loge $30