“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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“William Paterson University has helped me develop in so many ways. I went from lacking confidence to being able to speak in front of large groups of people. From being shy to blossoming into the bubbly person I am today. WP challenged me, but provided me with all the resources I needed to succeed. I am beyond thankful for the opportunities this university and its faculty have blessed me with. William Paterson University & Honors College — thank you ❤️”
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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
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
“Finish my honors thesis and present it to anyone who will listen ✅
All jokes aside, feeling blessed to have completed this research and present it on various occasions both on campus and in Baltimore!”
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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
Financial planning student Michele Boyle ‘20 was one of 12 students from across the country to be awarded a $5,000 TD Ameritrade Institutional NextGen Scholarship! Michele was also invited to visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to help ring the closing bell. #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!”
“Today after four long, difficult years I was pinned, earning my BSN degree. I am sad that my time at WPUNJ is ending, but with every ending, there is a new beginning. I am excited to start my career as a nurse doing what I love every day. I truly believe in this quote “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” It is important to have not a job, but a career, that you have a passion for. Something you can wake up to every day knowing it is what you want to do for many more days. During my clinical and work experiences, I knew this is what I was born to do; caring for patients and families while making a difference every day. I am very excited for my journey ahead as Brielle BSN, RN 💘 #WPUNJ2019″
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“Crying because I didn’t think I could make it or would ever make it to this point in my life ever. I couldn’t be any more grateful although it’s bittersweet. Thank you to everyone I met during my college experience. I hold a lot of you very close to my heart. 🙏🏾♥️ it’s honestly so surreal… from #dogoodwp to #didgoodwp”
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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
Our student-athletes mean business – 61 Pioneers achieved academic accomplishments that earned them spots on the 2018-19 Academic All-NJAC Team 📚 #WeAreWillPower
“Bittersweet mood for graduation in a few days 😊 🎓 Thank you Willy P for all the great years and experiences that helped in shaping me today. Much love to all the amazing friends I made in my 4 years here. #wpunj2019“
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“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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“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!”
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
“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
THE WOLVES are coming!!
October 22-27, 2019
Hunziker Black Box Theatre
Walk, Jog or Run & Predict When You Will Be Done!
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Sports & Recreation Center
Walk, jog or run throughout the WP campus on this one-mile fun run. Predict your finish time before the race starts. Challenge yourself by adding the tough pumpkin option.
Prizes to the top three finishers!
See Attachment For More Information
The Office of Hospitality Services and the Office of Campus Activities, Service & Leadership are in the process of establishing a multi-faith prayer room and meditation space in the University Commons. We are looking for your assistance as we determine the specific needs of this space. Please complete this short survey with questions pertaining to the usage and needs of a multi-faith prayer room and meditation space in the University Commons.
Interested in A Career in Teaching?
You are Invited
College of Education, Meet & Eat
An Opportunity to meet the deans, faculty, and staff of the College of Education
Oct. 17th 12:30-2:00
University Commons 216
Pizza will be served!
Do You Want Free Career Advice and Guidance? Then You Need a Mentor!
Applications for the Pesce Family Mentoring Institute are now being accepted for the 2019/2020 academic year. If you qualify, you will be matched with a Mentor to help you prepare for your career. For more information, or to apply online, visit www.wpunj.edu/wpmentoring. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors (with at least one academic year remaining) and a GPA of at least a 2.5 are eligible. This is a free program open to all majors.
“I graduated in May and started full-time in July, as a Tax Associate at Andersen Tax. My Mentor has been a very helpful resource over the years. He’s given me advice on my resumes, cover letters, and applying to jobs. He’s also given me networking tips, been a good person to bounce ideas off of, and overall has given me more confidence when talking to professionals. As an alumni he’s served as a role model for things I wanted to accomplish here at WPU and I’m glad I joined the program. Everyone should participate to gain valuable networking, resume building, and character development opportunities. The program gives you a chance to look more in-depth into the lives of working professionals that were in your shoes just a few years ago.”
-William Signoretti, Mentee, Class of 2019
Watch this video to hear more about the Pesce Family Mentoring Institute
Applications will be accepted until October 15th. Apply today! www.wpunj.edu/wpmentoring
Submitted By: Career Development / Deborah Feingold
Don´t miss this presentation followed by a hands-on workshop by Darcy Lear PhD, a career coach who trains foreign language students to highlight their language and cultures studies in job search documents.
College to career transition workshop:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22
Earn 6.5 hours when you attend the 10th Annual Educational Technology Conference! Visit wpunj.edu/cpe to register!
October 15, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free admission at Wightman Pool; more information at wpupioneers.com.
October 15, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free admission at Wightman Pool; more information at wpupioneers.com.
October 15, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
More information at wpupioneers.com.
October 16, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WPUSBDC, 131 Ellison Street, Paterso, NJ 07505
In this course you will learn how to produce the most important mapping tool for your business: The Marketing Plan. It offers an overview of marketing strategies, a review of traditional and digital media; how to create a marketing budget and measure results.
Who this class is for: This course is for entrepreneurs who plan to launch their business and want to learn the basic principles of marketing in today’s world.
To register please click on link http://bit.ly/StrategicMarketingPlanningOc16
October 16, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
More information at wpupioneers.com
October 16, 2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
University Hall 114
Join us for our School Nurse Program Information Session on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 4:30 - 5:30 PM. Learn about our M.Ed in Curriculum & Learning with a concentration in School Nursing and our Certification programs that include an instructional and non-instructional track.
The Information Session will be held on our main campus in University Hall, Room 114.
October 16, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free admission at Pioneer Soccer Park; more information at wpupioneers.com.
October 16, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
More information at wpupioneers.com.
October 17, 2019 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Shea Center for Performing Arts
Philippine-born pianist Charisse Baldoria fuses Western pianism with her Southeast Asian and Hispanic heritage, and integrates various art forms into a concert experience. Prizewinner of international competitions, she has performed in five continents, establishing a career as a pianist with multidisciplinary interests. She has collaborated with dancers, visual artists, performance artists, and Hindustani classical performers. Her latest CD Gamelan on Pianofeatures music inspired by Southeast Asia and her CD Evocación features music inspired by flamenco and tango. For this program, Baldoria will play Leopold Godowsky’s Java Suite for solo piano inspired by the virtuoso pianist-composer’s travels on the island of Java, Indonesia in the 1920s. It exploits the piano’s sonorities, utilizing polyphony and virtuoso technique to evoke the sounds of the gamelan (gong-chime ensemble) and Javanese life.
October 17, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
1600 Valley Road
William Paterson University's College of Education Open House provides the opportunity to speak with both faculty members and graduate admissions counselors. You'll learn about our Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration, our M.Ed. programs in Curriculum and Learning, Educational Leadership, Literacy, Professional Counseling, and Special Education as well as our Master of Arts in Teaching program. You’ll also learn about our certificate programs, class schedules, admissions deadlines and requirements.