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March 20, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ‘CLOSE, BUT NO DEGREE’ RUTGERS REPORT CALLS FOR POLICY CHANGES TO REMOVE OBSTACLES FOR THOSE WHO NEVER FINISHED COLLEGE Increasing degree attainment can drive economic growth. NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. –  Even in New Jersey’s highly educated workforce, where 44% of adults have at least a two‐year degree, almost a fifth of adults age 25‐64 have started college but never finished. Inexpensive policy changes can enable the state’s agencies and colleges to improve college completion rates in the state and simultaneously meet workforce goals... read more

On March 9, 2012, SMLR Human Resource Management (HRM) students and alumni networked with nearly two dozen, leading companies during the HRM Career Fair. Held in Livingston Student Center's Livingston Hall, the career fair allowed students to receive career advice and opportunities from experts in the HR field. "We received very positive feedback from the companies in attendance on the great job Ellen Weber, HRM's administrative assistant, did organizing the event, as well as the professionalism and quality of our students!" says Len Garrison, HRM's new career services manager. Garrison... read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  National Association of Workforce Boards Joins the Center for Women and Work's College Completion Effort The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) and the Rutgers University Center for Women and Work (CWW) are joining forces to explore ways to help workforce development clients complete college degrees. CWW has launched a multi-state initiative to identify adults close to finishing a degree and help them earn the remaining credits they need. This... read more

On February 13, Len Garrison joined SMLR as the Department of Human Resource Management's career services manager. Garrison previously worked at Rutgers Career Services, where he supported students and alumni in all aspects of their job search, including résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing, and networking. Garrison brings many years of experience to his position. He has spent 15 years working as vice president of finance in individual insurance for Prudential Financial, managing a staff of 22 professionals. He was also vice president of business development at a staffing firm... read more

From left, Acting Dean Sue Schurman, Ken Howard (SAG's president), Roberta Reardon (AFTRA's president). Amy Aquino (SAG's secretary-treasurer), Rebecca Damon (vice president, SAG's New York branch), and Pete DiCicco (co-facilitator) gather at the 2012 SAG Awards. For the past year, SMLR's Acting Dean Sue Schurman has served as lead facilitator for the merger process between the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). The two unions have tried to merge twice before but failed to achieve the required 60% ratification vote from... read more