On Mon., Dec. 16, Rowan College of South Jersey (RCSJ) celebrated the astounding achievements of six distinguished alumni, who were inducted into the College's Gloucester campus Alumni Hall of Fame. The ceremony, held in RCSJ's main dining room, formally inducted:
Gloucester County College alum Ray Mamrak is a union and guild affiliated writer, director and actor. Ray was recognized by The Screen Actors Guild in 2013 as one of the most active producers in areas of the North Eastern United States, and continues to develop and create new projects for television, film and new media release worldwide. Ray currently owns of the Landis Theater – a Premier Partners of Rowan College of South Jersey – and is the CEO of the New Jersey Film Alliance.
Robert J. McErlane
Robert McErlane graduated from Gloucester County College in 1991. Bob worked in the real estate and mortgage industry for more than 20 years, and also for the County of Gloucester as a purchasing agent for more than 10 years. He is currently employed as the purchasing coordinator at the Gloucester County Special Services School District and the Gloucester County Vocational-Technical School District. Throughout the years, Bob has dedicated many hours to the Gloucester County community by serving on various boards and commissions, and presently is an active member of the Rowan College Foundation Board.
Rafael H. Muniz
Rafael Muniz graduated from Gloucester County College in 1996. A Washington Township resident since 1993, he has dedicated himself to his family, the Washington Township Police Department and the community. Married with two children, Rafael is a law enforcement professional with 31 years of experience, and served as the Washington Township Chief of Police from 2006 until his retirement in December 2016.
Alfred Nicolosi is co-owner of Nicolosi Catering, a family business that has been providing wedding and event services to the greater South Jersey community for the past 60 years. Like his parents who started the business, Al has always believed in the Italian tradition of “letting our family serve your family." Al holds an associate degree in Liberal Arts from Gloucester Country College.
In 2012, NJ STARS Scholar Lexi Scaffidi graduated from Gloucester County College with an associate degree in Business Administration. She transferred to Rowan University, and in 2014, graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Accounting. Lexi is employed as an administrative specialist for the FBI, in addition to being the co-founder of the body inclusive, DreamWalk Fashion Show. Lexi truly believes you can, “make a difference by being different."
Lisa Smalley did not take the typical route to complete her college education. Initially she attended Gloucester County College—instead of her senior year of high school— and ultimately got a job rather than completing her second year of higher education. After spending nine years working in retail, Lisa decided to return to college to acquire skills for a new career. She graduated in 2010, and while in school applied for and received scholarships through the Rowan College Foundation. This inspired her to give back to others by organizing a fundraiser through the Foundation. To date, more than $20,000 has been raised for scholarships through Lisa's 10 years of fundraising efforts.
Rowan College of South Jersey's Gloucester campus is located at 1400 Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.