Anthony Dell’Aquila, a senior criminology major, Matthew Iannarone, a senior mechanical engineering major, and Michael Koons, a senior business administration major (l-r) are not only full-time students at the College but also volunteer firefighters for the Pennington Road Fire Company. Recently, the company chief, Steve Luck, honored the three with the Firefighter of the Year Award for their ability to balance their dedication to both school and firefighting. Read more by Colleen Murphy in The Signal.
TCNJ Net Impact contributed to a College-wide collaboration on “Green Your Holidays” – a news story featuring environmentally savvy suggestions that can lessen the impact of the year-end holiday celebrations.
For the second year in a row the Pi Sigma Epsilon Zeta Zeta chapter swept the regional PSE competition which was held at Bryant University. The TCNJ chapter won 10 of 13 finalist places, competing with 50 students from Bryant, UCONN, and Rider University. Emmett Slobodzian (senior, management) won first, Chris Minitelli (senior, communications and history) won second. Other finalists were Rachael Scott (senior, marketing), Alyssa Freitas (sophomore, management), Connor Hubler (sophomore, marketing), Jess Gorham (senior, Industrial organizational psychology), Tyler Cranden (senior, marketing), Malcolm Bingham (senior, marketing), Kyle Smith (senior, management), and Matt Napoli (senior, marketing). Eric Sawyer (junior, marketing) was a finalist for the public speaking competition.
CNBC intern Olivia Michael is prepping for a future in news – the junior marketing major with a journalism minor is interning at CNBC’s assignment desk at NBC Universal. She’s learning from some of the best, like Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money and Sue Herera, co-anchor of Power Lunch. Read more here.Finance majors Sabrina Alex (left – senior) and James Tomasullo (right – junior) are shown with advisor Dr. Al Pelham at the November, 2014 William Patterson Sales Competition. They competed in a sales role play competition selling ADP services and in an elevator speech competition. TCNJ ranked 21st of 40 universities, ahead of universities with large sales programs such as Ball State, Florida State, Ohio University, and University of Toledo. Job fair recruiters included: ADP, J&J Ethicon, and Lennox.
TCNJ Alpha Kappa Psi brothers recently attended Alpha Kappa Psi’s Annual Officer Leadership Training at Stony Brook University. They are shown here with Atlantic Metro Regional Director Naneen Christopher (l-r): Corey Shubiak, Kathleen Lok, Mr. Christopher, David Plishka, Ryan Ng, Archie Kothari, Christine Tran, Kendra Walker and Curyn Bellfield.
Five of the six members of TCNJ’s 2014 Fed Challenge team are shown here with advisor Dr. Michele Naples (at left, followed by: Ben Kramskoi, Kevin Boise, James Tomasullo, Cody Nelson and Jacob Camins-Esakov. Christina Roach is not pictured. Congratulations are in order – they earned honorable mention at this year’s challenge sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and held at Lafayette College.
From the left: Chris Minitelli, Kyle Smith, Professor Al Pelham (advisor), Emmet Slobodzian, and Matt Napoli are shown at the FSU International Collegiate Sales Competition this fall. This team of seniors (all members of Pi Sigma Epsilon) ranked 4th out of 36 participating schools. Of 84 competitors in the role-play competitions, Chris Minitelli ranked better than 77 and Kyle Smith ranked ahead of 69.
Members of Phi Beta Lambda who volunteered (along with Alpha Kappa Psi) are shown here, at the School of Business Alumni Chapter Homecoming tent! View more photos from Homecoming and information about Alumni Reunion Weekend in April, here.
After their separate summer internships at PVH companies, rising seniors Tracy Kaplan (marketing), Jenna Nerger (interdisciplinary business major) and Stephanie Menakis (management and psychology) teamed up to pitch their ideas about increasing awareness of PVH brands to millennials —- to some of PVH’s top management, including CEO of the Tommy Hilfiger brand, Gary Sheinbaum. Read more here.Members of team Prettywise Consultants — winners of the PwC Tax Challenge at TCNJ — are shown (left-right): Bridget Pfizenmayer, Julie Ciak, Chris Ferrari, and Eleni Anagnostou. Their presentation has been submitted for consideration in the final round at the national level.
Tracy Kaplan, marketing senior, has been working with Dr. Jean Brechman to better understand how subtle manipulations in marketing tactics can influence expectant parents’ attitudes toward umbilical cord blood banking. Most recently, they presented preliminary data at the American Marketing Association’s Public Policy conference, Boston June 2014.
Rising Economics senior Davis Craig spent the summer of 2014 in Oaxaca, Mexico, taking 30 hours of classes a week, living with a host family, and attending cultural activities almost everyday. Read about excursions to the archeological site at Monte Alban, the monastery at Cuilapan de Guerrero, and more in his travel blog.