TCNJ Magazine - Winter 2017

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10 WINTER 2017 01. A 300-lb gain The Bonner Institute's holiday food drive tipped the scales at 309 pounds for the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. 02. Shameless adoration Alumna Shelia Callaghan's dark but funny writing style has scored her a 2017 Writer's Guild Award nomination for an episode of Shameless, a Showtime drama starring William H. Macy. Callaghan '95 has to quietly bite her nails until the awards are announced on February 19. PRAIRIE 15 things that make us happy BRAG BOARD 06. Happy & healthy TCNJ ranks No. 6 in the nation for overall student satisfaction, No. 13 for happiest students, and No. 15 for best health services, says Princeton Review's The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition. This news comes as New Jersey's Department of Health named TCNJ Emergency Medical Services Best Volunteer EMS Agency 2016. 07. The Oscars of teaching At a surprise assembly last fall at Van Derveer Elementary School in Somerville, New Jersey, second-grade teacher Lindsay Frevert '05 accepted the highly coveted Milken Award. Frevert was one of 35 teachers nationwide, and the only one from New Jersey, to be honored in 2016. With the win comes a $25,000 check — and lots of congratulatory hugs from her students. MILKEN FAMILY FOUNDATION 03. Jet set For business major Ali McKeever '17, fall semester looked like the work of a mad travel agent: 15 flights—all to finish college as a TCNJ student and spend time with her husband, who had moved to Florida for a job. She can now add finding cheap flights to her résumé. The best fare? $29 one way. 04. A duel fit for Hamilton In response to House Speaker Paul Ryan's Instagram post last summer of a predominantly white class of House Republican interns, House Democrats posted a far more diverse photo of their own interns. Among those pictured are Bunyad Bhatti '17, one of only five Muslim interns on Capitol Hill at the time. 05. 1+1=2 awards The American Mathematical Society has named math professor Nancy Hingston a 2017 Fellow, acknowl- edging her contributions to the field. She is the first TCNJ faculty member to receive this distinction. Associate Professor of Mathematics Jana Gevertz won the 2016 Henry L. Adler Award for Distinguished Teaching from the Mathematical Association of America. The national award is given to beginning faculty whose influence goes beyond the class- room. Gevertz was one of three award recipients in 2016.

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