Good News

Dean's List Spring 2017

Office of the Secretary of Higher Education Senior Award recipients-click here to view

Spring 2017 SAS EOF Textbook/Educational Supplies Scholarship recipients-click here to view

Good News 2016-2017 #15

Please join us in congratulating the following EOF students, graduates, and staff from the: liberal arts colleges, Douglass Residential College (DRC), Mason Gross School of the Arts (MGSA), School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), School of Business (RBS), the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), and Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy (EJBSPPP), on their special accomplishments inside and outside of the classroom.

If you are considering making a donation to Rutgers, I highly encourage you to make it to the EOF Program at the School of Arts and Sciences (Cornerstone Project ID 501533; former RIAS account 539523). We use this account to assist current EOF students with emergency funds (for example, meals over winter/spring break, glasses, medication), educational enrichment (Study Abroad, graduate exam fees), and travel expenses for internships/externships. Your generosity is appreciated. Here is the link:

We want to increase our social media presence to share information, and pictures of students/events.  If you use Facebook, please friend the SAS EOF Program at:  SAS EOF is now on Instagram @RU_SAS_EOF.  We are using the hashtag #RU1stEOF.  If you attend events, and want to share a picture, it would be great if you used this hashtag, so we can have them in one place.

Click here to see the list of 127 SAS EOF Scholars who were honored at the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education EOF Senior Award Ceremony: Award categories: Academic Achievement 3.2-3.49; Outstanding Academic Achievement 3.5-3.99; Distinguished Scholar 4.0.

253 SAS EOF students made the Dean’s List for their respective Schools in Fall 2016! Click here to view them:


110 SAS EOF Scholars were honored by the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, at a ceremony held at Georgian Court University for their academic achievements. Academic Achievement 3.2-3.49, Outstanding Academic Achievement 3.5-3.99, Distinguished Scholar 4.0:



The following SAS EOF Scholars were speakers at the SAS EOF Senior Recognition Ceremony:


Maalini Das (DRC)

Janet Isaiah (DRC)

Samia Sheikh

Michael Satterfield


The following SAS EOF Scholars were recognized at the Mountainview Communities graduation ceremony:


Darrell Abney

Rhonda Coons (DRC)

Amin Elchami

Nafeesah Goldsmith (DRC)

Penelope (Penny) King (DRC)

Lauren Reed

Xavier Rodriguez

Michael Satterfield

Kareem Singleton


Noreen Ahmed (DRC) will be attending Rutgers Law School.


Michael Anderson gave a spoken word performance at the Rites of Passage Graduation Ceremony.


Maria Canales will be participating in a Human Resources recruiting internship this summer, with Aerotek, in New York City.


Jessica Cintron and Charlotte (Suitt) Massiel are featured in this article about this year’s graduates who are mothers:


Thais (Tai) Davis RC '92 is a Certified Peer Specialist with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.


Jamie Depaola will be studying abroad in Greece this summer. She has been accepted into the Graduate School of Education 5-Year Teacher Certification Program.


Camilia Dunbar will be a Resident Mentor for this summer’s Upward Bound Program.


Luz Isania Figueras will be participating in the Seton Hall Institute for Pre-Legal Studies this summer.


Khalif Hall is mentioned in this article about his mother:


Jessica Hilinski was nominated for a Student Employee of the Year award.


Yvette Israel (DRC) performed at the DRC Convocation Ceremony.


Patricia Louis (DRC) is the recipient of the C. Maxene Vaughters-Summey Prize. She will be pursuing her master’s degree in the Graduate School of Social Work.


Marina Martinez (DRC) was accepted to Study Abroad in Romania.


Munirat Martins received a full scholarship to study abroad in France this summer.


Cristian Montecinos will be interning for Novo Nordisk, in their Big Data Analytics department, in Plainsboro, NJ.


Dr. Yetunde A. Odugbesan-Omede LC ’09, GSN ’11 is graduating with her Ph.D. in Global Affairs from Rutgers University-Newark.


Lionel Souza will be studying abroad in Thailand this summer.


Dean Wally Torian received the Union County Human Relations Commission Award for Achievement for 36 years of volunteer work with the Plainfield Police Auxiliary, rising to rank of captain. 


Estephanie Torres (DRC) will be studying abroad in Japan this summer.


Andrea Zerpa (DRC) will be participating in Summer Study Abroad in Oxford, England for creative writing.


Attention EOF students - please join our EOF Facebook group:!/saseof?fref=ts

  • Attention EOF Alumni - if you graduated from Douglass College, Livingston College, Rutgers College, Mason Gross School of the Arts, University College, or any of the Schools we currently serve, we welcome you to be part of the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) EOF Alumni Facebook group:!/groups/156523252652/