WHAT: As Rutgers looks ahead to its 250th anniversary, officials will hold a dedication and ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the new Honors College on the university’s historic College Avenue campus.
WHO: Lieutenant Governor of the state of New Jersey, the Honorable Kim Guadagno; Robert Barchi, president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Richard L. Edwards, chancellor, Rutgers University-New Brunswick; Christopher Paladino, president of the New Brunswick Development Corp. (Devco); Matt Matsuda, academic dean of the Honors College; Paul Gilmore, administrative dean of the Honors College; and Alexandra Joseph, member of the Honors College and the School of Arts and Sciences.
WHEN: Friday, September 25, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
WHERE: Rutgers University-New Brunswick Honors College, 5 Seminary Place (corner of George Street and Seminary Place), New Brunswick, N.J. Main entrance at Rodkin Family Courtyard.
BACKGROUND: As Rutgers moves toward its 250th anniversary in 2016, the university welcomes the inaugural class of the residential Honors College – more than 500 of the best and brightest students from New Jersey, the nation and around the world.
Built on a legacy of honors education at Rutgers-New Brunswick, the Honors College represents best practices in higher education for exceptional students, offering special academic opportunities and challenges beyond traditional curriculum and classroom experience. Faculty-in-residence at the Honors College will provide mentoring and programmatic support to students representing the university’s array of academic disciplines across the liberal arts and professional schools.
A key component of President Barchi’s Strategic Plan, the Honors College is part of the College Avenue Redevelopment Initiative, a collaboration among Rutgers, Devco, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), New Brunswick Theological Seminary and Rutgers Hillel.