Alumni

Celebrated Alumni Couple Deepens Their Commitment to NCAS and Rutgers

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

Judith and Milton Viorst are a special Rutgers couple. They met as students, and both have gone on to have illustrious careers as writers.

Rutgers University–Newark’s MFA Program Leads the Way at 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

It’s hard to say which has changed more since the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival moved to Newark in 2010: the city or the festival.

On alternating Octobers since then, downtown Newark has become a ground-zero for poetry and spoken-word performances, drawing luminaries and emerging poets alike, as well as up to 19,000 people from all over the world for the four-day event.

Earth and Environmental Sciences Holds First-Ever Reunion to Celebrate Historic Achievement


Lawrence Lerner
973-353-5290

Professor Alexander Gates led 100 people to revel in a moment of glory for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES). At the first-ever EES alumni reunion, which took place on May 31, the group celebrated the department’s historical achievement of ranking 49th in earth sciences by
U.S. News & World Report for its graduate program.

RN Alumnus Hugo Bastidas Showcasing Paintings in NYC Gallery Exhibit This Spring

An exhibition by painter Hugo Bastidas titled METAMORPHOSIS will be on view at the Nohra Haime Gallery in New York City from April 2 to May 10, 2014.

Journalism Program Gets a Boost With Modernized Newsroom-Classroom

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

The Journalism Program at Rutgers-Newark has been in expansion mode over the last three years. Enrollment has nearly tripled, the faculty and course offerings have diversified, and the department opened a new digital journalism lab last year.

NCAS Alumni Prepare Fed Challenge Team for Second Consecutive Year

The Rutgers-Newark Fed Challenge team, fresh off a 2nd-place finish at the national competition last year, has a new line-up that is eager to continue the winning legacy.

And just like last year, Rutgers-Newark alumni are stepping in to help prepare the team.

NCAS Executive Speaker Series Kicks Off With Distinguished Alumni Panelists

It’s a well-documented fact: While the U.S. economy has remained mired in a near-recession, college graduates have had an especially hard time finding jobs. Thanks to some creative minds at NCAS—and alumni who want to give back—students at Rutgers-Newark are getting some help navigating these choppy seas.

Fourth-Annual Garden State LSAMP Conference Features NCAS Alumni Judges

Lawrence Lerner
973-353-1944

Emil Ciruczak (NCAS  ’71, GSN ’74) remembers his days as a chemistry student at Rutgers-Newark. He made the Dean’s List as an undergraduate and certainly felt smart at the time. And he was. He went on to get a masters’s degree in chemistry and become an acclaimed pharmaceutical researcher and consultant who introduced near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to the industry back in 1983.

Alumnus Makes Game-Changing Gift to Journalism Program

As an Emmy Award–winning executive producer at ABC News, David Sloan (NCAS ’76) has worked side-by-side with some of the biggest names in broadcast journalism, including Barbara Walters and John Stossel.

Marge Derrick: Paying It Forward for the Next Generation at Rutgers

Marge Derrick (NCAS ’71) received a letter back in 1975 seeking a donation to Rutgers-Newark. Four years out of school, Derrick was in a position to act: She was married and had a home, a child and security.