Dear WP Parents,

In this special commencement issue of the Parents Association newsletter, we reflect on several highlights that took place during the 2013-2014 academic year.

In the fall 2013 semester, the Parents Association received a proposal, submitted by the David & Lorraine Cheng Library, to fund the purchase a book scanner which will impact many students for years to come. The scanner will allow users to scan books or other documents and save to a USB device or directly transfer to a smartphone. This will be a great cost and time saving tool for students. Read the case story written by the book scanner vendor about the success at William Paterson.

On May 1, we offered our very first parent webinar, Major Myths and Career Truths, lead by Deborah Sheffield, Senior Academic Advisor at William Paterson University. The webinar focused on career possibilities for various majors and provided insight into what employers are really looking for in a candidate.  Click here to view the presentation. We plan to offer more webinars in the future, so please write us if you have ideas for topics.

For the grand finale of the spring semester, William Paterson University honored the 2014 graduating class during its 191st commencement ceremony at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford. Click here to view photos and video of our proud pioneers as they shine on this special day.

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

Save the Date - Homecoming is Saturday, September 20!

Maureen Meyer                                              Christine Monaghan
Parent Association                                          Parent Association


Faculty Honored for Achievement in Creative Expression, Teaching and Service

Lily Prince, professor of art, Kathleen Korgen, professor of sociology, and Elizabeth Ekmekjian, professor of accounting and law, were honored for outstanding achievements.

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Alumnus Kevin Burkhardt '97 Encourages Graduates to "Dream Big" during Commencement Address

Kevin Burkhardt, a play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports and a 1997 graduate of William Paterson, told the nearly 2,400 graduates who earned degrees at the 191st commencement ceremonies on May 14 to “dream big.”

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WP Athletics Releases Fall Schedules

Pioneer Athletics has released its Fall 2014 (field hockey, football, men's soccer, women's soccer, tennis, volleyball) schedules. For schedules and information about all of the Pioneer programs, visit


Nicola Maganuco Named the 2014 Outstanding Senior at William Paterson by the University's Alumni Association

Nicola Maganuco, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance with a minor in economics, magna cum laude, was named the 2014 “Outstanding Senior” by the William Paterson University Alumni Association.

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University Offers Summer Pre-College Youth Programs

Learn to spin records like a real DJ, write novels like a published writer, or pick up some tips on how to be successful in the business world. These are just a few examples of the 60 courses and workshops offered during William Paterson University’s Summer Youth Programs to be held on the campus in Wayne from June 30 to August 8.

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