Top 10 Rowan Blog Posts of 2022

Exterior shot of Bunce Hall taken from Bunce Green.

Here you have it, our top 10 most read articles published this calendar year. If you haven’t read them yet, here is another chance to meet just a few of the Rowan University students, faculty and alumni we have featured in 2022.

Rowan University Entrepreneurship graduate Christian (pictured at right) with customer Vinny from The Jersey Shore (left)

1. Beyond the Classroom: Entrepreneurship Major, Owner of Showtime Sneaker Boutiques, Christian Giannola

Christian, who has since graduated from Rowan University’s Entrepreneurship program, walked us through how he applied his business skills to own two successful boutique sneaker businesses while attending school full-time.

Rowan University Biological Sciences graduate Sofia stands beside a rainbow with a friend in Lake Powell.

2. From TikTok Dreams to Reality: A Summer to Remember in Lake Powell, Arizona

Sofia DiCastelnuovo, who recently graduated with a Biological Sciences degree, penned this first-person perspective on how she went from scrolling on TikTok in New Jersey to spending a full summer in Lake Powell, Arizona.

Rowan University faculty member Dr. Amy Accardo (not seen) opens the book she collaborated on with Mr. Dr. Jay Kuder and Mr. John Woodruff.

3. Removing Deficit from Disability: Rowan Minds Reframe College Success for Autistic Students in New Book

Three Rowan researchers discussed how colleges and universities can better serve autistic students and talked about how their recently-published book addresses a growing movement in the autism community. 

Scott (left) and Kevin (right) met and fell in love while at Rowan University.

4. Prof Pairs, Love is in the Air: The Story of Scott and Kevin

This story features Music Education and Education: Subject Matter Specialization alumni Scott Garvin ’17 (he/him) and Kevin Gehringer ’19 (he/him), whose relationship began and grew during their time at Rowan.

Biomedical Engineering graduate Lauren Repmann smiles in front of Engineering Pond.

5. Senior Student Leader Lauren Repmann on Biomedical Engineering and 3D Printing Club Success

We spoke with Biomedical Engineering major Lauren Repmann, now a Rowan University alumna, on her major, her activities and her work as founder of Rowan’s 3D Printing Club.

Stock photo image of the side of open book pages.

6. DEI Spring 2022 Book Study Recommendations

Dr. Monika Williams Shealey (she/her/hers), Professor of Special Education and Senior Vice President of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, compiled this comprehensive guide of essential reads to take part in DEI’s spring book study initiative. 

Biomedical Engineering graduate AJ Pingol works on a laptop inside Engineering Hall.

7. Reaching New Heights: AJ Pingol Shares His Experience as a Biomedical Engineer

AJ Pingol, a recent College of Engineering graduate, shared what it’s like to be a Biomedical Engineering major at Rowan University.

Rowan Global student Amit Dhundi works in an Engineering lab.

8. A Champion and Voice for Graduate Students: Amit Dhundi, President of the Graduate Student Government Association

This story featured Rowan Global Ph.D. in Engineering student Amit Dhundi, who shared his continuous work and contributions to the University as a graduate student and president of the Graduate Student Government Association.

Rowan University's Dance Team captured an award at a competition over winter break 2022.

9. ICYMI: Rowan University Dance Team Ranked Fifth in Nation

At the start of the year, the Rowan University Dance Team competed at the Universal Dance Association (UDA) Nationals in Florida, where the team placed fifth in the Open Division Hip Hop category. Here, 13 members of the Dance Team reflect on their time at the competition and talk about their dynamic as a team. 

Rowan Global student Randy Bushman sits on the steps inside Rowan Hall.

10. Randy Bushman: A Rowan Global Student Starting a Career in Computer Science

Randy, a Rowan alumnus who graduated with a degree in Computer Science, decided his alma mater would be a great fit to pursue his master’s degree. This story details how Randy’s education and internships prepared him for his next chapter.

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Rowan Blog Digital Content Contributors

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Christian Giannola
Sofia DiCastelnuovo
Scott Garvin and Kevin Gehringer