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What’s next for the Class of 2024?

graduates toss their caps on the field in Lions stadium

The Class of 2024 is ready to turn their tassels. From their unprecedented start as the “COVID class,” starting their studies behind computer screens and masks, to walking across the commencement stage in their caps and gowns, here’s a sampling of what some of TCNJ’s newest grads are up to next:

Benjamin Winkler, electrical engineering
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as a junior electronics engineer.

Tanvi Sonak, management
NBCUniversal as a software engineering media tech associate.

Sean Hanily, technology education
Back to middle school — to be an industrial arts teacher in Hillsborough Township Public Schools.

Diamond Urey, history and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison, to start a PhD program in African cultural studies.

Sarah Curtis, nursing
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, as a nurse in the newborn intensive care unit.

Zach Rice, journalism and professional writing
CBS New York, as an assignment desk assistant.

Grayson Leslie, speech-language pathology and audiology
The University of South Carolina for a master’s degree in speech-language pathology.

Amechelle Leander, public health
The Dengue Branch of the CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases in San Juan Puerto Rico, for an internship through the prestigious Public Health Entomology for All program.

Duro Ajayi, physics
New York Giants training camp. (The undrafted free agent attended the rookie minicamp last weekend!)

Matthew Lankford, marketing
Credit Union of New Jersey, as a marketing coordinator.

Gianna Marrano, music education
Howell Township Public Schools, teaching K–5 general music.

Matthew Palacios, kinesiology and health sciences
Thomas Jefferson University for a doctorate of physical therapy.

Cameron Keating, sociology
Indiana University – Bloomington for a PhD in sociology.

Alexa Giacoio, communication studies
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. as a sales analyst.

Other members of the Class of 2024 will go to work for one of these companies:

AT&T, Becton Dickinson, BeiGene, Bristol Myers Squibb, Charles Schwab, Chubb Insurance, Cushman & Wakefield, Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Deloitte, EisnerAmper, Ernst & Young, Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center, Honeywell, Jaros, Baum & Bolles, JP Morgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Merck, MetLife, Montgomery County Schools, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, NJ Department of Agriculture, Northrop Grumman, Overlook Medical Center, PwC, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, Turner Construction Company, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

… or attend one of these grad schools:

Brandeis University, Columbia University, Drexel University, NYU, Penn State University, Purdue University, Savannah College of Art and Design, University College London, Villanova University, Virginia Tech University, Wake Forest University, Yale University.

Congratulations to all of our graduates. We look forward to following your success!



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