LAS Dean Honors Six Camden County ResidentsApril 20, 2005
Six Rowan University students from Camden County were honored as outstanding graduating seniors by Dr. Jay Harper, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Harper cited one student from each major in the College during a recognition ceremony in April.
Raymond T. Abrams, of Gibbsboro, was honored as an outstanding graduating senior in Biological Sciences. Abrams has been engaged in research for two years studying the dental conditions of fossils and served as a student worker in the Biology Prep Lab. He plans to enter dental school.
Valerie Cushman, of Westmont, was honored as an outstanding graduating senior in Liberal Studies/ American Studies. She is a student in the Co-Teach program, whose graduates are certified in elementary and special education, and a leader of Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity. She worked with children with behavioral issues. She hopes to teach in a Camden inner city school and eventually go back to school to become a school administrator.
Cynthia A. Frattaroli-Haas, of Sicklerville, was honored as an outstanding student in Sociology. She is the only student in the history of the department to be awarded all three of the program?s honors: the Theory Prize, Emeriti Award and the Witchell Medallion. She has presented research papers at two professional conferences and has served as a research assistant. She is presently employed at Volunteers of America and intends to pursue a graduate degree in sociology or a related field.
Donna Jean Moffett, of Haddonfield, was honored as an outstanding student in Geography/Anthropology. She has conducted a comprehensive study of a square mile in South Jersey, including soil/water analysis and a study on the Cohansey Aquifer. She currently is conducting research on habitat loss and its impact on the quality of human life. She is a member of the Association of American Geographers and plans to pursue a master?s in geography, specializing in environmental planning or environmental education.
Leonard Perlmutter, of Cherry Hill, was honored as an outstanding student in Economics. Upon graduating from Penn State University with a major in accounting, he worked for more than two years as a senior audit reimbursement consultant and a senior accountant in health care. He chose Rowan University to study economics, in which he maintained a perfect average. He plans on attending the University of Delaware.
Cristine M. Sanchez, of Sicklerville, was honored as an outstanding student in History. She is a member and former officer of the History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, where she is active in service on campus. She has been recognized for her excellence in scholarship, methodology and argument.