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New Pathways to Engineering Program being piloted through Rowan Choice program

For Immediate Release: August 25, 2017
Contact:  Freeholder Director Robert Damminger (856) 853-3395
Freeholder Lyman Barnes (856) 853-3380 

New Pathways to Engineering Program being piloted through Rowan Choice program 

(Sewell, NJ) – A new Engineering program is starting this fall at Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) for students who enrolled in the Rowan Choice program announced Freeholder Lyman Barnes, Liaison to Education. 

Barnes said that the program is called PEAR: Pathways to Engineering at Rowan, and it provides a way for students to enroll in the Rowan Choice program while being on track for enrollment into any of Rowan University's Engineering programs. 

This is a two-year program, and it is currently being piloted with 10 students who will receive mentorship as part of the program.  

Barnes said, "Students take RCGC's AS in Engineering Science degree through the Rowan Choice program. This lets them take advantage of all the perks of living at Rowan University while saving money and taking the equivalent courses for engineering, including Freshman and Sophomore Engineering Clinics."  

“As long as these students have that 3.5 GPA at the end of the program, they transition into Rowan University and complete their Bachelor's Degree as part of the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering,” Barnes stated.  “This could save them up to $10,000 or more their freshman year while taking high quality courses at RCGC,” Barnes said. 

Rowan Choice offers incoming freshmen the opportunity to gain a residential college experience at a fraction of the cost. Thanks to a partnership with Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) students enrolled in Rowan Choice earn 24-30 college credits through RCGC, while taking classes at and living on Rowan University's campus, saving a significant amount. 

Students fully participate in the on campus experience, with access to facilities and student-life activities, with the exception of traveling sports clubs, NCAA Division III athletics and Greek life. However, students are welcome to play for any of RCGC’s nationally recognized NJCAA Division III teams.