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Alumni Spotlight

Samantha Cocove

​​​​​​​Rowan College of South Jersey Cumberland Campus is proud of our Alumni. We enjoy celebrating and sharing the accomplishments of ou​r students after they graduate!

Have you continued your education? Did you get hired by an amazing company, or finally land your dream job? Maybe you met the love of your life on our campus, or pursued your dreams? Whatever you’ve been up to, we want to hear about it! You could be our next Alumni Spotlight! Complete this ​form to tell us ​about your success.

Peggy Gentile-Van Meter is presently serving a two-year term as Governor of the North Atlantic Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas. Since joining Soroptimist in 2006, Peggy has held several board positions at the regional level such as Governor Elect, District Director, and District Secretary. She is a member of Soroptimist International of Cumberland County, NJ (SICC). Peggy was an educator prior to retiring in 2012. She taught history for over thirty-four years at Cumberland Regional High School. From 2006-2017 She was an adjunct History professor at Cumberland County College.  Peggy holds an MA in Holocaust and Genocide Education from Stockton University, a BA in Arts Education History K-12 from Glassboro State College, and an AS in Liberal Arts from Cumberland County College.
A lifelong resident of Cumberland County NJ, Peggy is active in her community. SICC honored Peggy in 2015 with their Soroptimist of the Year award for her hard work and dedication. She also is a member of Lions International and the South Jersey Holocaust Coalition. She has spoken about “The Importance of Voting” for the Cumberland County Bar Association. Peggy’s other honors include induction into Cumberland County’s Women’s Hall of Fame (2011), Cumberland Regional High School Teacher of the Year (2006/2007), and Cumberland County Leadership Award (2004). When not doing Soroptimist work, she enjoys traveling, reading, volunteering and spending time with her family