Dear WP Parents and Families,

The end of an academic year represents a different phase in the life of a parent and student at William Paterson. For some, it’s the beginning of a journey. While for others, it’s the closing of a final chapter. On May 13, many families began new chapters as they watched nearly 2600 graduates cross the stage to receive their degree during the University’s 192nd commencement ceremony at the Prudential Center in Newark. It was an exhilirating and proud occasion as the University community celebrated with students as they enter the next phase of their lives. Click here to view photos and video of our proud pioneers.

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

Save the Date - Homecoming Weekend is October 10 & 11!


Rodney Cauthen ‘97
Coordinator of Parent Programs



sales      ACADEMICS

Faculty Honored for Achievement in Creative Expression, Teaching and Service

Emmanuel Onaivi, professor of biology, Hilary Wilder, professor of educational leadership and professional studies, and Nancy Weiner, reference librarian and assistant director of the Cheng Library, were honored for their outstanding achievements in scholarship/creative expression, teaching, and service, respectively, as the recipients of the 2014-15 Faculty Excellence Awards.

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 athletics    ALUMNI NEWS

Alumnus William Pesce ’73 Tells Graduates to “Live the Life You’ve Imagined”

William Pesce, the retired president and CEO of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and a 1973 graduate of William Paterson University, told the nearly 2,600 graduates who earned degrees at the University’s 192nd Commencement ceremony on May 13 to “live the life you’ve imagined.”

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 athletics     ATHLETICS

Three Pioneers Named to Softball All-Region Team

William Paterson sophomore pitcher Allison Podmajersky was selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-East Region First Team, sophomore infielder Rachel Wasilak was named to the All-Region Second Team, and senior outfielder Kelsey Principe was a third-team honoree.  


parents      STUDENT SUCCESS

Adonis Rivie Named 2015 Outstanding Senior at William Paterson by the University's Alumni Association

Adonis Rivie, who graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology and a minor in chemistry, magna cum laude, was named the 2015 “Outstanding Senior” by the William Paterson University Alumni Association.


parking garage      UNIVERSITY NEWS

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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