Project Backpack

Project Backpack

The AFT has already purchased 75 very nice and sturdy backpacks. We need your help…. now we just need to fill them!!!

We need items such as, Tablets, Binders, Note paper, Pens, Pencils/Colored pencils, Markers, Construction paper, Glue sticks, Folders, Pencil cases … Just to give you an idea!

You can deposit your items to the following Site Coordinators who have graciously volunteered to serve as collection coordinators for their buildings.

AFT Office in Robinson Hall, Room 114
Esther Mummert in Bozorth Hall
Lori Getler (University Advising Center) Savitz Hall 3rd Floor
LuAnn Maslanik (Financial Aid) Lower Level, Savitz Hall
Debbie Denton (IT) in Memorial Hall
Cathy Parrish (English Department) in Bunce Hall
Pat Quigley (University Relations) in Bole Hall
Terri Sabatini in the Student Government Office in the Chamberlain Student Center
Lori Block, (the student waiting area in the College of Education Advising Center), James Hall 2nd floor

If you are at the Cooper or Camden Campus, or you just can’t make it to a collection site…. you can place your items in interoffice mail to the AFT Office in Robinson or Lori Block in James Hall.

Thank you again for your generosity, we look forward to a successful kick-off activity for the upcoming school year!

Rowan University AFT Local 2373 Retirees’ Chapter has been awarded first place for Best Print Periodical, second place (tied) for Best News Story, third place (tied) for Best Feature Story, second place for Best Profile, first place for Best Editorial or Column, and first place for Best Layout!

The AFT will host the AFT Communications Awards Contest reception Sunday, July 13, during the AFT convention in the Los Angeles Convention Center. Toni Libro will receive the awards on behalf of the retirees’ chapter.

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Nominations due by noon Friday, February 14 in the AFT Office Robinson Hall Room 114

Nominees for the annual Gary J. Hunter Award for Excellence in Mentoring Rowan University Students are requested. We seek to recognize AFT members (faculty, professional staff, coaches and librarians) who go to extraordinary lengths to mentor students. This award acknowledges the efforts of those who mentor students as exemplified by Gary J. Hunter, a professor of history at Rowan University for 29 years, ensuring that while such efforts often go unnoticed, they will not go unappreciated.

The recipient of the award will be honored at the University Awards Ceremony.

Nomination packets can be picked up in the AFT Office, Robinson Hall, Room 114 or download from the AFT website at


Gary Hunter Award Nomination Form 2013