Making a Big Difference, a Little Bit at a Time

Every little bit counts: Cliché it may be, but Emily Litman C’99 can attest to its truth. As a high school senior, she had her heart set on Drew, but knew that her dream college was a bit of a stretch. Two days before the enrollment deadline, news of a last-minute scholarship tipped the college-of-choice […]

A Word From…

Kenneth Alexo Jr., PhD Vice President, University Advancement The novelist and playwright G.B. Stern is reputed to have said that “silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” It’s pretty difficult to argue with the logic of her aphorism. To be thankful for something good we have received and yet fail to say “thank you” looks […]

Celebration of Benefactors

April 9, 2014 12:00 p.m. Luncheon Ehinger Center By invitation only Questions? Please contact Jane Himmelrich at (973) 408-3733 or specialevents@drew.edu View photos from the 2014 Celebration of Benefactors luncheon    

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Maureen Reustle G’13
Arts & Letters D. Litt.

Maureen Reustle spent years as an educator and college administrator before applying to the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. With her children grown and her husband traveling, the time seemed right to resume academic study. Only this time Reustle, who had a master’s in education, wanted to explore the humanities. She dreamed of immersing herself in […]

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Juyeon Lee T’13
Master of Divinity

Serendipity, plus a generous scholarship, brought Juyeon Lee to Drew from Korea in 2009. “Without the opportunity I had to study at Drew, I don’t know where I would be,” says Lee, 31. “The experience really opened up my mind. Some day, when I have money, I would like to help a student myself.” As […]

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Andrew Binger ’13
B.A., English

Andrew Binger’s mother, born and raised in Jamaica, emphasized the importance of giving back. “Her family wasn’t well off. She always said, “Don’t take for granted the opportunities you have here. Be grateful for them, and give back,” he recalls. Binger, born in Newark, heeded her words. As a child he received a scholarship to a private […]

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David Cennimo ’97

Dr. David Cennimo ’97 has worked on the frontlines of the AIDS epidemic for the last fifteen years. He has seen it all, from heartbreak to headway, as an HIV specialist practicing and teaching at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark (formerly UMDNJ). “When I was a med student, people were dying from HIV […]

A Friend of Mind

The Pan-African Studies program at Drew celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Its origins, however, are more complex than this singular milestone suggests. The program was almost two decades in the making and promoted by a somewhat unexpected standard-bearer. In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s student activists on college campuses called for more African-American […]

College Alumni Exceed Goal

It wasn’t until 48 hours before the deadline that John Holden ’98 and Cara Townsend ’05, both on staff at Drew’s Alumni House, realized the goal was within reach. “I was worried it wasn’t going to happen,” recalls Holden. “Then, all of a sudden, it was like winning at a slot machine!” Holden’s analogy describes […]

At a Molecular Level

“You can’t get these answers from a text book,” says Stephen Silva ’14, referring to the laboratory research he is doing at the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI) – research that could lay the groundwork for new anti-fungal medications. Current anti-fungal treatments are often ineffective and produce adverse side effects, and that’s a problem for […]

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