Rob’s Three Ways Vernon, NJ is Different Than Glassboro, NJ

Rob poses near Mimosa Hall with some trees in the background.

Today we speak to Rob Nelson, a junior Accounting major with a Certificate of Undergraduate Studies (CUGS) in German. He is from Vernon, NJ (Sussex County). Before campus closed due to COVID-19, he was living on campus in 230 Victoria St. 

What are three ways that Glassboro, NJ is different than Vernon, NJ?  Rowan accounting major Rob poses with his skateboard near Mimosa Hall.

Glassboro is different than Vernon by being mostly flat without any mountains. Everything is right by campus whether it’s the grocery store, Wawa, Dominos or 7/11, instead of being 20 minutes away. It is also a lot warmer than up in North Jersey.

How have you been able to feel at home at Rowan even though you are far from home?

My friends that I met since being at Rowan made me feel at home.

Why did you choose to come to Rowan?

I chose Rowan after talking to several high school teachers who went here and spoke highly of Rowan, along with my cousin who went to Rowan.

Rowan accounting major Robert and a friend skate outside of Willow Hall.

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Story by:
Rachel Rumsby, freshman communication studies and public relations double major