NCAS Students and Donors Unite at 2017 Scholarship Recognition Dinner

Rutgers University–Newark held its 2017 Scholarship Recognition Dinner recently, honoring more than 30 outstanding NCAS undergraduates.

NCAS senior Zeinab Said co-hosted the event, which drew nearly 200 guests to the Great Hall at 15 Washington Street.

The annual dinner, which unites donors with RU-N scholarship and fellowship recipients, is an opportunity to celebrate the donors who support student success and the outstanding students who benefit from this generosity.

This is the fourth time that the schools and colleges have worked collaboratively to share this event. RU-N hopes to expand this tradition to create a stronger philanthropic community in the coming years.

More than 700 scholarships totaling more than $100K were awarded to RU-N undergraduates during the 2016–2017 academic year. The bulk were given out during the fall semester, with slightly over 200 bequeathed this spring.

Chancellor Nancy Cantor was one of five featured speakers during the evening, along with Said and Assistant Professor Nick Kline.


NCAS Speaker Bios:

Zeinab Said is a pre-med student majoring in journalism and media studies. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Scarlet Magazine, a student publication released four times a year. As a contributor to the magazine, her words were cited by Chancellor Nancy Cantor as she addressed an audience of thousands during Commencement last spring.  A resident of West New York, Zeinab also works as a lab consultant for the Office of Information Technology and a peer advisor at the Office of Academic Services. She aspires to be a physician who continues to work in narrative journalism.

Assistant Professor Nick Kline creates works with photography, artists books, installation and socially-engaged art. As a conceptually based artist the common denominator of his work is portraiture. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions in NYC, Norway, and Germany and had critical reviews in The New York Times, New Yorker, among others. Kline has received numerous awards, including being mentioned as one of 2015’s top ten exhibitions in the US by Hyper allergic Magazine. His artists' books are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art.