The Rider Insider

May 18, 2012

Commencement 2012 Celebrates the Spirit of Determination

A knowing sun seemed to smile on the futures of 1,347 new graduates of Rider University and Westminster Choir College over three days of Commencement ceremonies on May 10, 11 and 12.

The atmosphere of celebration among graduates, family and friends sparkled at Undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 11.

It’s a Family Affair, and a First

Jessica Burgh ’12 is the first child of a Rider graduate who also happens to be a faculty member to earn a degree from the institution. Her father, Dr. Richard Burgh ’68, is a professor of Philosophy.

Richard '68 and Jessica Burgh '12 hold a unique distinction at Rider.

Spring 2012 Town Hall

President Mordechai Rozanski delivered his annual Town Hall address on April 26, championing the value of a Rider education, as witnessed by student achievement and engagement, continual academic innovation, and the institution’s solid commitment to affordability. Overall, he reported that Rider was doing well.

President Mordechai Rozanski presented the Spring Town Hall and University Update on April 26.

Awards Banquet Honors 61 Seniors

Rider University’s annual Awards Banquet on April 28 featured the prestigious President’s Award.

From left, Loni Chasar ’12, Brian Williams ’12 and Heather Jones ’12 were President's Award winners.


Exploring the Red Planet

Rider’s Dr. Suniti Karunatillake and his colleagues use data taken during missions in order to learn more about our planetary neighbor, Mars.

Dr. Suniti Karunatillake's involvement in NASA-funded research has resulted in Martian investigations in Rider labs.



Back to ‘Schule’ for Fulbright Recipient

Shortly before graduating on May 11, Jessica Nagle ’12 was accepted into the highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program to teach English to German-speaking students in Austria. She is Rider’s sixth student Fulbright recipient in the last seven years.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program participant Jessica Nagle '12, with Barbara Fruscione, assistant dean of Education.


Join Us at the Alumni and Faculty Garden Party

Rider Featured in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges

Luncheon Links Scholarship Recipients to Benefactors

Rider and MAAC To Co-Host NCAA Rowing Championships


Westminster Choir Performs at the Spoleto Festival USA

Reunion Weekend - June 8 - 10

5K Walk/Run for Rider Women's Athletics

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