Holiday Helper: A 50-year tradition of serving others
Holiday Helper—the name was changed from Project Santa more than a decade ago—was founded by students at Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM as a way to assist families in need in and around Gloucester County. Back then, the students held a 24-hour radio thon. As the years progressed, the event got larger and turned into a four-day initiative that brought the campus community together, recalls 1971 alumnus Warren Crescenzo, who was program director of WGLS-FM for three years in the late 1960s. The event was led by WGLS-FM and various student groups for many years, including the sophomore and freshman classes and the Student Government Association. In 2012, SUP took it over.
Access & Inclusion Week at Rowan offers full complement of events
Formerly known as Disability Awareness Week, Access & Inclusion Week highlights an important theme for all in the University community, notes John Woodruff, director of the Academic Success Center and Disability Resources. All events are free and open to the public.
Rowan University honors coaching legend Richard Wackar
Rowan University coach Richard Wackar may be gone, but he hasn't been forgotten. The school's football stadium will forever bear his name, and the students he taught, coached and mentored over the decades will always remember his lessons. Hundreds gathered at the University on Saturday, October 22, to honor his memory and celebrate all he did for the institution.