• On May 5th, senior students were recognized at WILL’s annual graduation ceremony. We thank TCNJ’s President Gitenstein for agreeing to speak at the ceremony and wish all seniors well on their future journeys!

    Congratulations WILL Class of 2017!

    On May 5th, senior students were recognized at WILL’s annual graduation ceremony. We thank TCNJ’s President Gitenstein for agreeing to speak at the ceremony and wish all seniors well on their future journeys!

  • Congratulations to former Executive chair and current Gender Watch chair, Rosie Driscoll for receiving the prestigious Blue and Gold award. The Hall of Fame originated 3 years ago and each year 12 students are chosen from many nominees (this year 80) to receive the award for their outstanding leadership. WILL has had a recipient each year.

    Blue and Gold Award Recipient: Rosie Driscoll

    Congratulations to former Executive chair and current Gender Watch chair, Rosie Driscoll for receiving the prestigious Blue and Gold award. The Hall of Fame originated 3 years ago and each year 12 students are chosen from many nominees (this year 80) to receive the award for their outstanding leadership. WILL has had a recipient each year.

  • (Tuesday, April 18th/ 7:30-9:00PM/ Business Building Basement) TCNJ’s Women In Learning & Leadership are proud to present our annual Take Back The Night program. This event is held in support of survivors of sexual violence and to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

    The event will begin in the Business Building Lounge (basement) Survivors of sexual violence will have the opportunity to come forward and speak about their experiences. There will be an open mic, but should any survivors wish to sign up to speak beforehand, please contact Rachel Smith (smithr32@tcnj.edu) or Ava Oakley (oakleya2@tcnj.edu). The Keynote speaker and information table are provided by Womanspace.

    Our co-sponsors are TCNJ Anti-Violence Initiatives, the Women’s Center, Planned Parenthood Generation Action, NAACP, Prism and The Student Nurses’ Association.

     

    Take Back The Night 2017

    (Tuesday, April 18th/ 7:30-9:00PM/ Business Building Basement) TCNJ’s Women In Learning & Leadership are proud to present our annual Take Back The Night program. This event is held in support of survivors of sexual violence and to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The event will begin in the Business Building Lounge (basement) Survivors of […]

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    Attend LUNAFEST and enjoy great films while supporting an important community cause. Have fun and make a difference with entertainment by, for, and about women!

    April 7, 2017 7:00-9:00pm
    Mayo Concert Hall at The College of New Jersey
    2000 Pennington Rd, Ewing Township, NJ 08618
    Hosted by Women in Learning and Leadership and The College of New Jersey School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science
    Celebrate with the women in your life!

    Lunafest: April 7, 2017

    Tickets avaliable online now: https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=1141613&presenter=TCNJ&venue=&event= Attend LUNAFEST and enjoy great films while supporting an important community cause. Have fun and make a difference with entertainment by, for, and about women! April 7, 2017 7:00-9:00pm Mayo Concert Hall at The College of New Jersey 2000 Pennington Rd, Ewing Township, NJ 08618 Hosted by Women in Learning and […]

  • Advisor Mary Lynn Hopps alongside WILL students

    WILL Membership

    Advisor Mary Lynn Hopps alongside WILL students

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    WILL women traveled to Nicaragua to participate in the fourth solidarity project. View a photo gallery of the trip here!

    4th Nicaragua Solidarity Project 2016

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  • KIPP

    WILL Alum Kelsey Martin since graduating in 2012 has been busy teaching for Teach for America as well as creating the girls empowerment organization “Rise Like A Girl.” 

    RISE like a girl is on a mission to make our world a more equal place for women by teaching our girls to rise like stars. Girl world will never be the same!

    RISE stands for RESPECT, IMAGINE, SUPPORT, EMPOWER, and is having a big impact on young women. To learn how to get involved and learn more about RISE like a girl, please click here. KIPP2

     

    WILL Alum creates RISE Like A Girl Program

    WILL Alum Kelsey Martin since graduating in 2012 has been busy teaching for Teach for America as well as creating the girls empowerment organization “Rise Like A Girl.”  RISE like a girl is on a mission to make our world a more equal place for women by teaching our girls to rise like stars. Girl […]

  • Jackie Cornell Congrats

    Congrats to Jackie Cornell (’04) for being named on Senator Weinberg’s “2016 Women’s Power List!” Ms. Cornell is the former regional director of HHS Region II, which includes the States of New York and New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As a TCNJ and WILL graduate Ms. Cornell works in mentoring current WILL students.

    The full Women’s Power list can be seen here

    **UPDATE: Jackie Cornell has since become the Senior Director of Federal Relations and Regulatory Affairs for the NJ Hospital Association. (2/15/17)

    Jackie Cornell on Women’s Power List 2016

    Congrats to Jackie Cornell (’04) for being named on Senator Weinberg’s “2016 Women’s Power List!” Ms. Cornell is the former regional director of HHS Region II, which includes the States of New York and New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As a TCNJ and WILL graduate Ms. Cornell works […]

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    Congratulations to our WILL 2017 Executive Board Members.  These women will begin their tenure pursuing WILL’s mission to  foster a deeper understanding of gender and its intersections with race, culture, class, sexuality and other aspects of social identity at The College of New Jersey in 2017.

    Executive Chair

    Kathleen Dispoto

    Vice Exec:

    Gigi Garrity

    Abbey Moor

    Internal Affairs: 

    Bailey Falco

    Tyler Hubbert

    Programming

    Rachel Smith

    Chloe Sklans

    Fundraising

    Maureen Haque

    Gabriela Cohen

    Community Service

    Alex Mallinas

    Rebecca Conn

    Membership

    Shannon Kennedy

    Jaclyn Corbo

    Gender Watch:

    Rosie Driscoll

    Congrats To Our WILL 2017 Executive Board

    Congratulations to our WILL 2017 Executive Board Members.  These women will begin their tenure pursuing WILL’s mission to  foster a deeper understanding of gender and its intersections with race, culture, class, sexuality and other aspects of social identity at The College of New Jersey in 2017. Executive Chair Kathleen Dispoto Vice Exec: Gigi Garrity Abbey […]

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    TCNJ and WILL Alum Leathia Lipscomb is making a big impact on her school district.  Leathia has been teaching for 6 years for TeachforAmerica.  Read the article about Lethia’s impact here!

    https://atlanta.teachforamerica.org/impact-blog/six-years-still-going-strong-leadership-path

    WILL Alum Leathia Lipscomb Leads in Atlanta Schools

    TCNJ and WILL Alum Leathia Lipscomb is making a big impact on her school district.  Leathia has been teaching for 6 years for TeachforAmerica.  Read the article about Lethia’s impact here! https://atlanta.teachforamerica.org/impact-blog/six-years-still-going-strong-leadership-path

Welcome

The WILL Program strives to foster a deeper understanding of gender and its intersections with race, culture, class, sexuality and other aspects of social identity. By connecting students with each other, and to a strong supportive network of faculty, staff, alumnae and community mentors, WILL students develop critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, problem-solving and leadership skills. In addition, WILL students participate in a variety of community engaged learning projects designed to promote positive participation in the local and global community. This program provides opportunities for women to explore career and life choices in multiple disciplines that enable them to excel and realize their full potential.

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  Congratulations to Bunyad Bhatti and Priyanka Navani, recipients of the Mary Robeling International Travel Award. The fund supports international travel for research, scholarship, creative work, service, and/or internship related to the student’s academic program.  Bunyad will work with local town staff in Villa Allende, Argentina to help develop community initiatives.  Priyanka, working through Project […]

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(Left-Right: Kayla Termyna and Ashley Van Riper) Congratulations to former WILL Programming chair, Ashley Van Riper (Pictured Right) for taking 1st place in the New Jersey Women’s Studies Consortium student essay contest for her senior thesis “I’m Not Racist, I’m Nice: White Defensiveness, Silencing, and Refusal to Listen in a Post-Election U.S.” “The New Jersey […]

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(Left-Right: Rosie Driscoll, Gigi Garrity, and Rachel Smith) Congratulations to current Gender Watch and former Executive chair, Rosie Driscoll (pictured left) for being selected for the Leadership Blue and Gold award. “The Blue and Gold Award honors students who have made extraordinary and sustained contributions to The College of New Jersey. This award acknowledges our […]

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WILL Alum Kelsey Martin since graduating in 2012 has been busy teaching for Teach for America as well as creating the girls empowerment organization “Rise Like A Girl.”  RISE like a girl is on a mission to make our world a more equal place for women by teaching our girls to rise like stars. Girl […]

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Congrats to Jackie Cornell (’04) for being named on Senator Weinberg’s “2016 Women’s Power List!” Ms. Cornell is the former regional director of HHS Region II, which includes the States of New York and New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As a TCNJ and WILL graduate Ms. Cornell works […]

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Congratulations to our WILL 2017 Executive Board Members.  These women will begin their tenure pursuing WILL’s mission to  foster a deeper understanding of gender and its intersections with race, culture, class, sexuality and other aspects of social identity at The College of New Jersey in 2017. Executive Chair Kathleen Dispoto Vice Exec: Gigi Garrity Abbey […]

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WILL Presents Redefining Sex Week! Women In Learning & Leadership presents our annual Redefining Sex Week, aimed at changing the way our society relates discussions of sex & sexuality with gender inequalities. Please join us Monday November 14th through Friday November 18th at some of these events aimed at sexual education and discussions of inequalities. […]

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TCNJ and WILL Alum Leathia Lipscomb is making a big impact on her school district.  Leathia has been teaching for 6 years for TeachforAmerica.  Read the article about Lethia’s impact here! https://atlanta.teachforamerica.org/impact-blog/six-years-still-going-strong-leadership-path

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Spotlight

WILL Women Wednesday: Olivia Laura

 

  Congratulations to Olivia Laura for recently being recognized and selected as a Planned Parenthood “Defender of the Week”! Thank you for representing WILL with your hard work, passion, and dedication Olivia! 

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Where Are They Now?

What have our WILL women gone on to do? Here are some of the degrees they've received:

PhD: 7

MA/MS/MSW: 63

JD: 16

MD: 14

WILL women are also teachers (18), dentists (1), pharmacists (1), business owners (1), registered nurses (2), workers for non-profit organizations (11), and more (59)!