We R Rutgers-Camden: Melissa McHugh

We R Rutgers-Camden: Melissa McHugh

Julie Strasser
Rutgers-Camden is more than a collection of buildings and a degree to me. By the time I graduate next spring, I will have traveled to Paris, London, and the south of France; learned to speak French and German, studied with a MacArthur Fellow, and been published in an academic journal. The Rutgers faculty has always pushed me beyond the limits of what I thought I could achieve in my studies, believing that I was capable of more. At Rutgers-Camden, there is always something new to learn, another wonderful…
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5 years agoWe R Rutgers-Camden: Melissa McHugh
We R Rutgers-Camden: Brian Haughwout

We R Rutgers-Camden: Brian Haughwout

Julie Strasser
I was always a strong student, until health problems in my early twenties forced me to leave college early. When I tried to return in my late twenties, other schools didn’t want to gamble on me, but Rutgers-Camden took the bet. Although I felt odd as an undergraduate at my age, the history department here embraced me and helped me find my place. With their help, I got back to where I was supposed to be, graduating magna cum laude and starting graduate work before I even completed my bachelor’s degree. F…
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5 years agoWe R Rutgers-Camden: Brian Haughwout
We R Rutgers-Camden: Susan G. Hamson

We R Rutgers-Camden: Susan G. Hamson

Julie Strasser
Thinking critically.  This is what Susan G. Hamson does on a daily basis as the university archivist and the head of Access Services and Operations of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University.  She credits her education at Rutgers-Camden with helping her to develop this all-important skill.  In 1995, Susan graduated from Rutgers-Camden with a master of arts degree in American history, with concentrations in twentieth century urban history and eighteenth to twentieth century women’s hist…
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4 years agoWe R Rutgers-Camden: Susan G. Hamson
We R Arts and Sciences: Diana Maddison

We R Arts and Sciences: Diana Maddison

Julie Strasser
Diana Maddison is a senior art history student with big dreams of earning her doctorate, publishing her research, and eventually becoming a professor. “I’ve always been a huge nerd,” she says with a laugh. Diana has made the Dean’s List for seven semesters in a row and has participated in two different independent studies. “I’ve always been motivated. I love school, especially when I can study something I’m interested in,” she says. Even when Diana feels like giving up, she says nothing beats the reward o…
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2 years agoWe R Arts and Sciences: Diana Maddison
We R Arts and Sciences: Howard Robertson IV

We R Arts and Sciences: Howard Robertson IV

Julie Strasser
“I love Rutgers–Camden. I love every minute of it,” says Howard Robertson IV, a political science student who is currently applying to Rutgers School of Law for the Fall 2015 semester. Howard always had passion for politics, but it was strengthened in 2008 with President Obama’s election. He explains that he found it hard to follow along with the campaign because he did not entirely understand everything about policies and the differing viewpoints. “So, I dove into it, and tried to learn everything,” he s…
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2 years agoWe R Arts and Sciences: Howard Robertson IV
We R Arts and Sciences: Roxanne Huertas

We R Arts and Sciences: Roxanne Huertas

Julie Strasser
This past May, if you were seated at the Susquehanna Bank Center watching students from the Graduate School-Camden walk across the stage, chances are you saw Roxanne Huertas, a May 2013 recipient of a master of arts in liberal studies degree, lift her arms and cheer as she was handed her diploma. “It was definitely my favorite moment from my time here at Rutgers-Camden!” she exclaims. The secretary for the Department of History, Department of Philosophy and Religion, the Graduate Liberal Studies Program,…
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3 years agoWe R Arts and Sciences: Roxanne Huertas
We R Rutgers-Camden: Kelvin Jeremiah

We R Rutgers-Camden: Kelvin Jeremiah

Katherine Blair
Rutgers-Camden can claim many accomplished graduates.  Our students go on to pursue successful careers in all fields.  Kelvin Jeremiah, who earned his master’s degree in history from the Graduate School-Camden in 1997, has continued Rutgers-Camden’s tradition of accomplishment.  In March 2013, Kelvin was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) after serving as Interim Executive Director and Administrative Receiver since June 2012. Kelvin’s work in the field…
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4 years agoWe R Rutgers-Camden: Kelvin Jeremiah