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Oral Histories

C. Stewart Slater

Professor Emeritus and Founding Chair of Chemical Engineering
Topics: Building a new school, working with industry, Henry Rowan’s visits, recruiting students


Ann Williams Henry '45

Topics: Attending education classes in Glassboro during World War II, President Edgar F. Bunce, campus activities, her long career teaching elementary school


Jean Eldridge Henderson '52

Topics: Academics and living on campus at Glassboro State Teachers College, orchestra with Dr. W. Clarke Pfleeger, teaching kindergarten


Florida Causey Dixon '55

Topics: Campus community and student life in Glassboro in the 1950s, teaching, career change to social work



Stanley Yeldell

Associate Professor of Law & Justice Studies and Program Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Internship Program, College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Topics: Race relations in Glassboro, the creation and growth of the Criminal Justice department and its internship program, working with four presidents


Barbara Bole Williams

Professor of Educational Services & Leadership, College of Education
Topics: Growing up on campus; her father, Dr. Robert Bole; the Summit at Hollybush; developing Rowan's School Psychology program


Wellington Woods '53

Alumnus and Retired Associate Professor of Astronomy
Topics: Learning to teach from the on-campus Demonstration School, developing astronomy courses, Angelo's Diner, Coach Richard Wackar, Bosshart Hall, Edelman Planetarium


Thomas Gallia '66, M'67, M'70

Trustee, Alumnus, Retired Faculty and Former Chief of Staff
Topics: Working for three presidents, achieving university designation, revitalizing Glassboro


Joy Solomen '69, M'75

Alumna and Former Athletic Director
Topics: Experience as a female student athlete, becoming Rowan’s first female athletic director, development of Rowan Athletics and the athletic logo


Rose Glassberg

Former President of AFT Local 2373 and Retired English Professor
Topics: Leading a faculty union; managing faculty rights, negotiations and grievances; the 1974 faculty strike


Jay Chaskes

Professor Emeritus and Professor of Sociology and Disability Studies, College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Topics: Campus life, transformation into a residential campus, accessibility and disability resources, the impact of the Rowan Gift


Antoinette (Toni) Libro '60, M'67

Alumna, Professor Emeritus and Former Dean of the College of Communication
Topics: Taking classes in the 1960s, creation of the College of Communication, establishment of the women's studies concentration


Coming soon! Enjoy upcoming stories from the following alumni, retirees and current employees:

Ross Beitzel, alumnus
Seth Bergmann, College of Science & Mathematics
Kimble Byrd, Rohrer College of Business
Betty Bowe Castor, alumna
Larry DePasquale, College of Performing Arts
Zenaida Gephardt, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering
Philip Graneto, College of Performing Arts
William Kushner, College of Communication
Jason Levin, alumnus, Student Government Association
Julie Peterson, Student Life
Lourin Plant, College of Performing Arts
Joe and Helen Robinette, College of Performing Arts
Stewart Slater, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering
Marguerite Stubbs, Student Life
Ed Wolfe, College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Veda Zuponcic, College of Performing Arts