Dear WP Parents and Families,

Can you believe the fall semester has gone by so quickly? It seems like just yesterday students were moving into their residence halls and here we are, preparing for the holiday season. Now that final exams are done, students are making their way home for a well-deserved break. And, soon we’ll be ringing in a new year!

Thank you for participation in the activities and programs hosted by the Parents Association and we look forward to your continued support in 2015.  

Please contact me at 973.720.2897 or if you are interested in becoming actively involved with the Parents Association.

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a Prosperous New Year!


Rodney Cauthen ‘97
Coordinator of Parent Programs


sales      ACADEMICS

Borough of Prospect Park is Subject of New Book by William Paterson University Students and Professor

Research about the cultural changes in Prospect Park by a William Paterson University professor and six students serves as the basis for a new book about the borough, Prospect Park, to be released on December 1, 2014 by Arcadia Publishing as part of its Images of America Series.

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 athletics    ALUMNI NEWS

Sean Tulner '14: Helped Make the Magic for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Tulner, who graduated in January 2014 with a bachelor of fine arts degree, is a sculptor, moldmaker, and float technician for the Macy’s Parade Studio, where dozens of balloons and floats are made each year for the Thanksgiving Day event.

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 athletics     ATHLETICS

WP Athletics Winter Season is in Full Swing

The William Paterson Athletics winter season is in full swing, with the men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams in action. Keep up-to-date with the Pioneers at, or on social media on Twitter (@wpupioneers), Instagram (@thewpupioneers), Facebook ( and YouTube (

parents      STUDENT SUCCESS

WP Students Win 8th Annual National Sales Challenge 2014  

A William Paterson University student team won first place overall in the Russ Berrie Institute for Professional Sales 8th Annual National Sales Challenge held at 1600 Valley Road in Wayne, competing against the best sales students from 39 other schools across the nation and abroad. This is the first time a William Paterson team has won the overall competition.


parking garage      UNIVERSITY NEWS

William Paterson University Named Among Top Schools for Financial Planners by “Financial Planning Magazine” for Fourth Consecutive Year

William Paterson University is featured in Financial Planning Magazine’s list of “35 Great Schools” for future financial planners in the November 2014 issue – making this the fourth consecutive year the University has been included in their list of top schools.





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