RVCC Recognizes Galileo Scholarship Recipients

Close to 100 students have been recognized by Raritan Valley Community College for their academic success as recipients of the College’s Galileo Scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year.

The scholarship is awarded to students majoring in STEM (science, math, engineering and technology) programs, who qualify based on their academic success. The scholarships are funded through the RVCC Foundation, the fundraising arm of the College.

Over the years, the RVCC Foundation has forged partnerships with individual donors, other foundations, businesses and corporations to secure support for Galileo Scholarships. The Foundation has secured generous funding from such individuals and groups as Equity Packaging Company; the Gibson Family Foundation; Sanford and Karolee Glassman; Janssen Pharmaceuticals; and Sanofi USA. The program is coordinated by Emilie Stander, RVCC Instructor of Environmental Science, and Patti Hulsen, Professor of Mathematics.

Scholars receive many benefits including opportunities to:

  • seamlessly transfer to partnering institutions of higher education
  • explore career possibilities in their chosen STEM discipline
  • receive advice and academic support from faculty in their discipline area
  • participate in many STEM-related activities on campus

For information about applying for the Galileo Scholars program for the 2015-2016 academic year, contact RVCC’s Financial Aid office at finaid@raritanval.edu.

The RVCC Foundation holds an annual Golf Classic to raise funds for Galileo Scholarships. This year’s golf outing is July 13. For information about the event or the Foundation, contact Ronnie Weyl, 908-526-1200, ext. 8349.

Following is a list of the students who were awarded Galileo Scholarships for the Fall 2014 and/or Spring 2015 semesters:

Mustafa Mohammed Ali, Joseph Anarumo, Olivia Anthony, Christopher Antony, Eliezer Ayala, Vincent Balducci, James Balance, Aline Beltani Auricchio, Osei Kwadwo Boateng, Thomas Britton, David Brown, Erin Brown, Anthony Cabral, Vanessa Cardona, Dena Castellani, Robert Celentano, Cesar Clarke, Dylan Corl, Kimberly Cuttle, Chris Czechowicz, Bryan Davis, Matthew Demetris, Victoria DeStefano, Kevin Donlan, Amanda Donner, Elizaveta Duval, Jamallah Edmonds, Gertraud Eyong, Soham Gadre, Gillian Gauss, Tyler George, Brian Goodwin, Evan Joseph Habrukowich, John Haddad, John Havrilla, Rafael Heryapriadi, Nicholas Hollingsworth, Imani Hudson, Matthew Jarvis, Paul Jewell, Desmond Johnson, Hayley Jolly, Rachel Jones, Ariam Kidane, Donald Kissoon, Matthew Knob, Justin Kolbek, Andrew Kopf, Katherine Kusant, Samantha Leal, Brianna Leary, Jonathan West Lee, Morgan Lojek, Zachary Longcor, Graham Lundeen, Matthew Majorossy, Aldona Malkinska, Iva Mandic, Ryan Mitchell, Wenjun Mo, Mary Margaret Mumich, Conor Nelson, Laura Nicholson, Teresa Ona, Ana Sofia Pareja, Heta Patel, Shivaniben Patel, Jack Perhach, Daniel Philipsheck, Eshley Pinto, Daniel Pittaro, Juan Prada Ojeda, Daniel Ratanski, Faradae Renner, Joel Reyes-Guzman, Kyle Robbins, Ryan Roberts, Jeremiah Rogers, Christian Roman, Rafael Roman, Daniel Ross, Shawn Rumrill, Shayna Rumrill, Sean Ryan, Khalil Safiullah, William Shaw, Brenna Sprella, Justin Suriano, Shannon Symonds, Vanessa Teixeira, Anthony Thomas, Xuantong Wang, Veronica Ward, Alexis Weaver, Kaitlyn Weiler, and Maria Zamora.

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