TCNJ Magazine - Fall 2016

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11 10. 2 for 3 For the second time in three years, TCNJ has won the distinction of "Great College to Work For" from The Chronicle of Higher Education. 11. Shameless department of self-promotion The magazine's fall 2015 cover story on faculty intellectual curiosity received some national love: a silver award for design from the Washington, D.C.–based Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. 09. Master multi-taskers Last spring, the Department of Athletics honored 140 student-athletes for maintaining a 3.3 or higher GPA. The highest team GPA? An applause-worthy 3.6 from women's cross country, which won the Dr. R. Barbara Gitenstein Team GPA Award. COURTESY CARMEN CINCOTTI. THIS PAGE, BILL CARDONI AQUA CHAMPS Men's swimming scores two NCAA championships M A G A Z I N E F A L L 2 0 1 5 12. Free flights+ for smart students This summer, health and exercise science major Sami Karmeh '18 used his U.S State Department Gilman Scholarship to study at the University of Newcastle in Australia, a leading country in his field. Another Gilman winner, finance major Ting Yang '17, spent spring semester at the School of Economics at Beijing's Peking University, where all her courses were taught in Mandarin. 13. Unexpected Vegas attractions The Vacuum & Sewing Hall of Fame inducted Marilyn Fisher Gattinella '65 and husband Ron this year for significant contributions to the industry. The pair, together with two of their four children, operate a Connecticut-based chain of sewing and home decorating centers. 08. We scream for ice cream … when it's made by alums Gabrielle Carbone '98 and Matt Errico '96, whose Princeton- based shop The Bent Spoon won's Reader's Choice award. More on p. 41. 14. Record number of applications for the Class of 2020 11,883 07. Hello $50,268 That's the average salary reported by the Class of 2015, a bump of eight percent over the previous year's class.

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