Rowan College of South Jersey–Gloucester Campus
Foundation Director Cody Miller, with dance partner Michaela Smith of LaPierre
Ballroom Dance Studio.
Rowan College of South Jersey’s
(RCSJ) Foundation Director Cody Miller laced up his dance shoes for a good
cause on Thursday, Sept. 26, raising $71,835 for student scholarships during
The Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce’s 14th annual “Dancing with
the Gloucester County Stars” competition at Auletto Caterers in Almonesson.
Miller, together with dance
partner, Michaela Smith, of LaPierre Ballroom Dance Studio in Glassboro,
performed the Argentine Tango, Bachata, Salsa and Peabody— plus a finale
created by Miller and Smith to “When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam”
that had Miller, and the crowd, singing.
“I was so proud to dance for an
organization that helped me to pay for my education,” said Miller, of
Williamstown, following his performance. “I'm thankful that I get to pay it
forward by helping students afford college at in institution that has been my
home since I first started as a student here not long ago.”
Coincidentally, Smith, of Franklinville, is currently
a student at RCSJ majoring in Arts and Science. For weeks, the dancing duo have
practiced at the Glassboro studio, successfully choreographing their steps to
dance away with the Community Award prize. The money raised will go to support all
RSCJ–Gloucester Campus Foundation scholarships. The winner of the evening’s
competition, Rita Cangi-Kramer, raised $21,177 for the Alzheimer Association.