Ramapo College of New Jersey celebrated its 49th birthday during a celebration of Founders’ Day on Wednesday, November 7 at the historic Havemeyer Arch and in the campus Grove. The event was sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Office of the President.
President Peter P. Mercer addressed the crowd of students, faculty, staff and guests, highlighting the progress Ramapo has made over the past 49 years and added that the College will “rise to the top of its buoyancy next year at the 50th anniversary.” He then led the crowd in a rousing singing of “Happy Birthday,” and also acknowledged and thanked the founding faculty members, some of whom are still with the College.
Also in attendance were Board of Trustees Chair William F. Dator, who has been actively involved with the College since its founding, and Susan A. Vallario, Board Vice Chair.
All in attendance enjoyed a delightful lunch buffet and refreshments and festivities including a photo station, music and a caricaturist.