“Today marks 2 years at @WPUNJ!! I never imagined myself falling in love with this profession like I have, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds! 🧡🖤#WPUNJ #WPVets”

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“Last week I had the opportunity to compete in my final sales Triathlon at the Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales. Extremely excited to announce that I took first place in every event in the advanced category! Thankful for all of the people who helped along the way, truly excited to graduate in December and make some real sales!”

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Financial planning students Jonathan Hommes, Maria Velarde Ku and Robert Wolfe competed against teams from the country in the final round of the Financial Planning Association Challenge in Chicago.

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“I couldn’t be happier to say I’m able to begin the next chapter of my life at my first choice of a school. I’ve already met a few great people beforehand and I can’t wait to get to know some more and grow as a person and a future nursing major. Being a future Pioneer (and as a bonus being accepted into the Honors College) has been a goal of mine since the first day of freshman year and I’m very happy to say I’m #WPAccepted ♥️🏥💉”

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“proud to announce that in the fall I’ll be attending william paterson university with a marketing major and a music industry minor!! beyond stoked to be apart of one of the nation’s top schools for the music bizzzz. #wpaccepted”

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WP alum Ed Camp ‘87 is going to the Super Bowl! The longtime official will fulfill his dream assignment when he serves as the down judge for the big game in Atlanta: wpunj.us/MAPVSu 🏈 #WeAreWillPower

“Officially a pioneer 🤠 #WPAccepted”

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“Weekend at Fire Island through the National Park Service coring Holly, Cedar, Pitch Pine, Sassafras and Oak for our senior research project on maritime forests and coastal storms. Such a unique experience out in the field with some radical individuals 🌲 #WPUEnvSci”

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Hershell Williams ‘20

“William Paterson is a great environment; everyone is super helpful. When I first started here, I took a leap of faith: I had never taken an art class, ever. The professors really took the time to explain things to me and help me develop myself. More experienced students in class would check on me every day, see how my work was coming, and make suggestions. My skills have come a long way, and I’m looking forward to an internship in animation.”

Yazan Jubran ‘21

“Graduating high school and transitioning to William Paterson was one of the scariest and most exciting experiences of my life. My graduating high school GPA wasn’t where I wanted it to be and I knew that college was going to be much more challenging. With this in mind, I walked into my first day of classes with a new determination to achieve higher academic success and take advantage of as many opportunities as possible. I am pursuing a double major in finance and professional sales and the classes I am taking in the College of Business are interesting, challenging and fun. The feedback I receive from my professors, partnered with innovative technology like the sales lab, is preparing me to excel in my career. One of my greatest accomplishments came when I achieved fourth place in the advanced role play category of the RBI Sales Triathlon. I was the youngest student to place in the top four this year.

Now, after an inspirational freshman year, I have earned a 3.4 GPA and landed a number of leadership positions across campus. In addition to my work as a Student Government Association senator, orientation leader, treasurer of the professional sales club, peer leader, tutor and student ambassador, I was also one of 60 first-generation college students selected for a fellowship with America Needs You, a two-year career development and leadership training program.

I am confident that with the help of William Paterson’s academic services, friends, and my strong Will. Power., I will make my university community proud.”

Meagan Trozzo ‘19

“William Paterson University has given me the foundation to grow in ways I never thought possible. This year I competed as part of a team of two students representing William Paterson at the Russ Berrie Institute’s 12th Annual National Sales Competition. I was so proud when our team won first place in the competition, as WP has only won this competition two times in the past 12 years. Individually, I also earned first place for the sales role play event, and came in second place for the individual overall competition out of 130 students from 40 schools from all over the world. 

Based off of this, you might think I was some kind of veteran at these competitions, right? Wrong. This past fall, I competed for the very first time in William Paterson’s Professional Sales Challenge Triathlon. At first I was terrified and actually had to force myself to participate. But I knew I had to summon my Will. Power. and take the leap, and I was determined to be as prepared as possible. In advance of the competition, I joined the Professional Sales Club and enrolled in a Professional Sales class. My hard work paid off as WP gave me the opportunity to not only compete in the Triathlon, but to qualify to compete in the National Sales Challenge. The faculty and staff of William Paterson took me further. After qualifying, the faculty dedicated nine hours each week to train us for the competition. They didn’t have to do this – they were adding this to their regular schedules. But, because of their dedication, I gained the confidence to compete. And we won. All thanks to Will. Power.”

“What a ride it has been at William Paterson University. From doing production in the control room to delivering content both in classes and on Brave New Radio to introduce and co-host an MMA radio show this semester. Dabbled in play-by-play calling to being a utility analyst for Sports Desk. Originally signed up for NFL but instead did WP basketball, football and soccer. Today was my last show on Sports Desk with a nice on-air send off. Couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity and proud of the crew that pull this show off each Friday. Thank you 🙏🏼” #WeAreWillPower

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The WP Bowling team captured their first major victory of the season when they took home first place at the 2018 Lehigh Valley Collegiate Classic Championship this past weekend. Well done! #WeAreWillPower

“i’ve been #wpaccepted !! so excited for the next four years and thankful for all the opportunities wpu will bring me.”

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Johan Von Ende ‘19

“The first time I came to William Paterson was in the fall of 2010. I was attending my Eagle Scout dinner where I was recognized for being a leader. I didn’t know it at the time, but William Paterson would continue to play an important role in molding me into the leader I am today.

I transferred to WP from Bergen Community College in the fall of 2016. At first I was nervous about adjusting to a new school, but thanks to the Will. Power. I found as a student in the communication department, I was quickly able to adapt to my new environment and rise to meet the challenge of my academics. I overcame my struggles when I joined our tv station, WPTV-6, and became a parent orientation leader. My Will. Power., combined with the support of the University, helped me to succeed.

To me, my Will. is my ability to succeed, fight and persevere against anything that comes at me in life. My Power. is my ability to never give up on my dreams. I believe that if you can empower someone to believe in themselves, they can do anything. I will soon be graduating with my bachelor’s in media production, and I cannot thank WP enough for pushing me past my limitations and believing in me. William Paterson will always be my heart.”

“This past May I was a little upset with myself that I wouldn’t be graduating “in time.” I learned to accept that fact and reflected back on how these past four years I have worked full time while still maintaining high grades. Yesterday I was officially inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, an honor society for students in education. I know that my hard work is paying off, and though I might still have a little to be done, I have been able to accomplish much on my own. I am proud of myself for my grades while still managing to work a full time job and be a full time student. I know there’s so much more to come!” #WeAreWillPower

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“This University has done so much for me. Finishing my degree and working here has played a huge role in my growth as a person. Thank you to everyone at Willy P who have made these two and a half years so special ❤️ I will be walking in commencement in May!”

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