Stanford was first introduced to Rider at his community college’s transfer fair when he decided to stop by their table to learn more about the University. Ultimately, when it came time to select a college to transfer to, he decided on Rider due to its location, great scholarship opportunities, dedicated professors and his transfer admission experience.
During the transfer process, Stanford was guided through seamlessly with the help of a transfer admissions counselor, who worked with him to evaluate his credits and scholarship opportunities. He was awarded both a Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society scholarship and a transfer scholarship.
Rider’s impact on Stanford
After seeing first-hand how the transfer process at Rider worked and having an overall positive admissions experience, he became a transfer ambassador in the Admissions office. In his role, Stanford works with students who are currently in the position he was once in, helping them to ease their transition and get acquainted with the Rider community.
Stanford also takes advantage of all that Rider has to offer, holding positions as the Vice President of International Relations for Asian Students at Rider and the secretary for the Rock Climbing Club. In addition, he participates in Men’s Club Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and the Chinese Club. On top of his active on-campus presence, he juggles two off-campus jobs.
Stanford’s biggest challenge, understandably, is balancing his study time with work and activities. However, during his time at Rider, he’s developed strong organization and time management skills and has created a structured schedule and checklist to keep on track with his busy life.
Rider has taught me to be industrious, organized, ambitious, zealous and overall happy.”
Stanford Knox, Class of 2023
Communication Studies, B.A.
Stanford is minoring in Chinese, a language he has been passionately studying for over a decade now. That, combined with his communications major, makes him confident that his education from Rider will propel him toward his goal of working internationally to help bridge the gap between American and Chinese culture.
His advice to fellow and future Broncs is simple, “strive to be the best!” He believes that any roadblock you hit can be a turning point in your life and that you shouldn't waste an opportunity by waiting too long.