TCNJ Magazine: Spring 18

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10 The College of New Jersey Magazine P R A I R I E B R A G B O A R D 11 things that make us smile ... 5 Check that off the bucket list "That feeling you get when you realize your lifelong dream has come true — you actually were covering the Eagles when they won their first Super Bowl," says sports anchor Robin Deehan '10 who was in Minneapolis reporting for WBRE-TV (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania). In a 2010 interview with TCNJ Athletics, the communi- cations major said her goal was to report an Eagles Super Bowl win from the field. 1 Gift of life " It's awesome to know you are helping out a cancer patient who truly needs it." — Chris Westenhiser '15 on ABC's Good Morning America, which documented his journey as a bone marrow donor. Westenhiser was recently matched with an anonymous patient. 6 FROM TCNJ TO THE STATE HOUSE Alumni take the lead in Trenton as Governor Phil Murphy named Lamont Repollet '94 as New Jersey Commissioner of Education (pending Senate confirmation) and Jackie Cornell '04 as Principal Deputy Commissioner of Public Health Services. In the Assembly, Verlina Reynolds-Jackson '94 now represents the 15th legislative district, which includes Trenton. 13,624 The record-breaking number of applicants to the college this year. 2 3 Adding to her success Sharon Ling '18 earned a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. With 12,000 applicants and only 2,000 fellows nationwide, it is one of the most competitive sources of support for STEM students. A math major, Ling will be heading to the University of Minnesota for a PhD in biostatistics. 4 Don't miss this class Professor Leigh-Anne Francis won Most Outstanding Course for her first seminar program: Race, Crime and Prisons in U.S. History. "She knocked it out of the park in terms of scores and student feedback," says FSP committee member Kathleen Webber. The class addresses tough social problems of crime and punishment, but students reported that Francis' passion made it fun no matter how taxing the work was. Robin Deehan '10 at the 2018 Super Bowl

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