The AFT Adjunct Faculty Affairs Committee would like to recognize the service and teaching commitment of adjunct faculty to the AFT and Rowan University. Adjunct faculty members represent close to 40% of the total teaching faculty at Rowan University. Now, the new AFT Adjunct Faculty Awards Program will recognize the adjunct faculty members years of service and active membership in the Union. Adjunct faculty members will receive awards for every five years of service.

Accounting for the duration of service for each adjunct faculty member will be the initial challenge, but we hope these awards of gratitude will support and allow adjunct faculty to continue their valuable contributions.

Special touches for adjunct faculty include sponsoring a Student Art Contest for Adjunct Faculty!

Student Art Contest for Adjunct Faculty!

The AFT invites all Rowan University students to participate in the Adjunct Faculty Art Contest!

Use your talent, interpretation, and creativity to create a graphic representation symbolizing appreciation and the dedication of adjunct faculty members. The winning symbol will be incorporated in the final design of the annual adjunct faculty awards.

The AFT Adjunct Faculty Affairs Committee will award the winner a $250 gift certificate!

All entries are due by November 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm. We are accepting one submission per entrant. Download your entry form here.

Contact Judith Copeland, Adjunct Faculty Coordinator I, at, or contact the AFT Office at with additional questions about the contest or the awards program.


Download Entry Form







We are pleased to announce the students receiving scholarships from our union:


Name Scholarship Term Amount
Isabella Knapp AFT Margaret Cagney Scholarship Fall 2017-Spring 2018 $1,500.00
Marcus Mitchell AFT- Paul Tong Memorial Scholarship Fall 2017-Spring 2018 $1,500.00
Imani Pressley AFT Martin Luther King Fall 2017-Spring 2018 $1,500.00
Brianna Santarelli AFT John Schaub Scholarship Fall 2017-Spring 2018 $1,500.00
Emily Shourds AFT Rose Glassberg AFL-CIO Scholarship Fall 2017-Spring 2018 $1,000.00

We received a nice thank you and picture sent by the Atlantic City Salvation Army for the 30 backpacks that we sent them for their children’s program.


Good Morning Lori,
I wanted to share my thanks for your generosity in providing backpacks for some of our kids here at The Salvation Army in Atlantic City!
Attached is a photo we all took together as the majority of the bags were distributed.
Thank you again for thinking of The Salvation Army! 🙂

May God Bless You!

Lieutenant Danielle Joy Bender