Successful Students and Alumni
William Paterson students have the power to create change and advances
in the world of finance, education, sports, biology, criminal justice and
more. Our alumni are leaders in the arts, business, healthcare, sports,
entertainment, the media, and education. They are public servants, artists,
musicians, teachers, scientists, television personalities, authors,
politicians, crime fighters and entrepreneurs. Their achievements reflect
our commitment to preparing our graduates for success in their careers,
communities, and lives.
Cindy Mota '12
Born in the Dominican Republic and the first of her family to attend college,
Cindy Mota enrolled in the University's award-winning financial planning
program, and discovered her passion for helping others plan their financial
futures. She credits the demanding courses and hands-on learning she
experienced at William Paterson with preparing her for her job at Vanguard,
the largest mutual fund company in the country.
Katelin Loeffler '12
Passionate about becoming a teacher, Katelin Loeffler chose William Paterson
for its unique integrated math and science elementary education program.
Recognized with the New Jersey Outstanding Student Teacher Award, Katelin
recognizes William Paterson for giving her the hands-on experience, knowledge
and strength she needed to become an award-winning teacher.
Mike Zeoli '13
Now a senior, Mike Zeoli has held an elite New York Giants internship since
his sophomore year. A communication major with a media production focus, he
credits the internship with enriching his classroom experience and aspires
to land a job with the NFL after graduation. Through hands-on learning,
William Paterson gives students like Mike the strength to find themselves
in the middle of the action.
Liana Kabrel '11
Liana Kabrel transferred to William Paterson University because of its
unique animal behavior/physiology concentration within the University’s
biology program. Today she is a wild animal keeper at the Bronx Zoo. The
challenging and real-world education Liana received at William Paterson
empowered her to focus her education to achieve her career goal.
German Decena '13
First generation college student German Decena discovered a passion for
criminal justice while studying sociology at William Paterson. To support
his newfound interest, a professor helped him earn a Prosecutor's Office
internship where he learned about the court system. After learning more in
courses like Juvenile Delinquency and Criminology, German plans a career in
law enforcement where he will use his knowledge and experience to empower