Seven Gloucester County Residents Honored by Rowan University DeanApril 14, 2004
GLASSBORO? Seven Rowan University students from Gloucester County were honored as outstanding graduating seniors by Dr. Jay Harper, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Harper cited one student from each major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences during a recognition tea in April.
Fiona E. Goldberg, of Glassboro, was honored as an outstanding graduating senior in liberal studies math/science (she is an elementary education student with a coordinate major in liberal studies). Goldberg has been a member of the Golden Key International and Kappa Delta Pi Honor societies as well as the Math/Science and Elementary Education Clubs. Goldberg, who has tutored Rowan students, also created and manages a tutoring program for local elementary students at the Glassboro Public Library. She was described as an excellent student and a respectful, courteous, and mature young woman.
Raymond S. Gray Jr., of Mickleton, was honored as an outstanding graduating senior in economics. A 19-year employee of Conectiv, Gray was cited as the type of student who will be long remembered after he graduates. He combines academic excellence with commitment to family and work.
Kevin C. Hughes, of Glassboro, was honored as an outstanding graduating senior in mathematics. As a member of the first Rowan team in recent history to take the Putnam Exam, developed for the best students, Hughes scored in the 93rd percentile. He recently presented a paper at the Mathematical Association of America's regional meeting. He was described as a student with extraordinary mathematical ability and breadth of interests. Hughes plans to work as an actuary and eventually attend graduate school.
Daniel M. Mazzatenta, of Gibbstown, was honored as an outstanding graduate in computer science. Prior to graduation, Mazzatenta represented Rowan in the Association for Computing Machinery Mid-Atlantic Programming Contest for the last two years and also served as a programming tutor for the Rowan University Learning Center. A professor noted Mazzatenta has an excellent academic record and possesses a good grasp of subject matter.
Keith F. McDonald, of Sewell, was honored as an outstanding graduating senior in physics and astronomy. President of the Physics Club, McDonald represented Rowan at two American Physical Society national meetings, where he presented his research results on the optical properties of materials. He also participated in a summer research program sponsored by the National Science Foundation at Rice University. He was cited as a student whose overall academic performance has been exceptional, earning the highest grades in the physics courses he has taken.
Moncia A. Mowad, of Sewell, was honored as an outstanding graduating senior in sociology. Mowad recently earned the University's Witchell Medallion because judges believed she most truly expressed sociological imagination in both her written work and her personal outlook. She was recommended for Rowan's dean's award as one of the highest performing sociology majors in this graduating cohort.
Laura Richards, of Glassboro, was honored as an outstanding graduating senior in psychology. As a member of the Psychology Club, Richards has presented her research at local and regional psychology conferences. Richards was honored for her exceptional academic work and cited as a model student. Richards eventually plans to enroll in a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology.