New Alumni Representative to RVCC Board of Trustees Named

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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Thomas Boon of Hillsborough has been chosen as the new Alumni Representative to the Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Board of Trustees.

Boon graduated from the College in May with degrees in Biology, Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Medical Professional, receiving the Academic Award for Pre-Medicine. He will be transferring to the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in the fall, and he plans to pursue a career in neuropharmacology.

While at RVCC, Boon was selected as a “mentee” for the Sanofi Corporate Mentorship Program as well as an Ambassador for the program. He served as President of the Health Oriented Peer Educators (HOPE) Club and as President and Founder of the Raritan Valley Science Podcast (RV SciPod) Club. He also created a new College tradition last year with the creation of the “Stop Out Stigma” event. At this year’s event, over 150 participants from 16 different RVCC clubs worked together to help combat stigmas on campus.

Ranked by BestColleges.com, WalletHub.com, and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to  a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 26, 2019

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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