$300,000 Gifted to Rowan University to Open Career Resource Library

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A Rowan University alumna has committed $300,000 to the university which will establish a resource library in the Office of Career Advancement.

Dr. Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver has pledged the money to establish the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Career Resource Library located in the Savitz Hall on the Rowan campus.

The resource library will help the Office of Career Advancement assist Rowan students and alumni in professional development, job satisfaction, and job readiness as they build connections and find job opportunities.

“The Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Career Resource Library will increase the University’s ability to meet the needs of more students in new and diverse ways, including additional visitors and guest speakers, larger events, updated technology and other knowledge-sharing initiatives,” said Office of Career Advancement Director Bob Bullard.

Kopenhaver studied journalism and education when Rowan University was still Glassboro State College and graduated as valedictorian of the Class of 1962.

In a press release from Rowan University, “She served at Florida International University for 46 years, where she holds the titles dean emeritus and professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and executive director of the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication."

“The Office of Career Advancement is focused on offering opportunities to help students and alumni succeed,” said Kopenhaver. “As a first-generation college student, I appreciated all of the opportunities at Glassboro State and I want to help other students realize their dreams.”

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