|GLASSBORO, New Jersey -- (Sept. 15, 2017) -- Alumni, Kevin Alexander Crichton along with wife, Lisa Renee Williams Crichton were honored by Rowan University for their vital support and generous pledge which will in part, helped fund the new four-story, 98,300 square-foot academic building dedicated solely to the business school that will enable the university meet the demand and need for students to stay in New Jersey to earn their degrees and establish their careers. The Crichton's pledge also enables Rowan to expand and enroll additional faculty and students and will serve to improve the quality of the university's offerings as well as providing solutions to the state's business community.
Following the alumni pledge, the university dedicated a room in the new academic building in honor of the Crichton's legacy. The room is a collaboration room – a student workspace, furnished with a plaque dedicated to Lisa and Kevin Crichton. In addition, their names have been placed on the donor wall in the new facilities.
"Being able to give back to the local community especially in the form of education space is important to me", stated Kevin Crichton. "The university's fundraising efforts greatly depend on alumni and local community to support a variety of initiatives beyond the building project, ranging from research to scholastic endeavors, scholarships, capital enhancements and community outreach. We all need to be community contributors in some capacity."
"I value the need for education expansion in New Jersey", commented Lisa Crichton. "As a former educator myself, I believe in the university's mission and we hope that our contributions help keep students in New Jersey not only to but to build their families and careers here, where our education investment remains home."
"Half of their pledge will be utilized for building endowments for the college of business and the other half will be dispersed through the Dean's Discretionary funds for mentoring programs and career center," said Delgado in accepting their pledge. "This pledge is especially exciting for Rowan as the Crichtons are both alumni."
Lisa Renee Williams Crichton, a 1983 graduate of Glassboro State, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech, Theatre and Communications. Lisa was Miss Glassboro State College in 1981 and a ranked in the top ten of the Miss New Jersey contest in 1981. She was a member of the Kappa Lambda Psi Sorority, Glassboro State College Modern Dance Company and the Glassboro Theatre Company as well as Glassboro Children's Theatre Works.
Kevin, a 1984 graduate of Glassboro, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance. Kevin was a member of the Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity a group providing service to the community and humanity. The fraternity's motto is "faciamus," a Latin word meaning "we do", a motto that follows his professional life. He played Varsity Baseball in 1980/1981 and Varsity Football in 1981, 1982, 1983. Kevin and Lisa married in 1984 and have three children, and two grandchildren.
Today, Kevin serves as President and Chief Operating Officer for E Mortgage Management, a well-respected, nationwide lender, a $1.4B+ lender licensed in more than 36 states, while Lisa owns/operates a number of small businesses in the local community, including "Dreams and Wishes" a creative gift boutique and "Color By Amber" a sustainable, environmentally friendly jewelry company. Both serve and are members of non-profit Boards.
The Rohrer College of Business building was officially opened this past January and provides the University with space to double the College of Business enrollment to 2,000 as the University strives to increase enrollment to 25,000 students within the decade.
"The new building supports the University's four pillars, which Delgado said, "guide every one of our decisions at the University." They include increasing access, improving quality, maintaining affordability and serving as an economic engine for South Jersey. The school became Rowan University in March 1997.
About E Mortgage Management LLC (emmloans.com)
Lender NMLS 2926. Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Employer. emmloans.com is a private, direct-endorsed local lender, in business for over 12 years serving clients nationwide through its network of home loan agents. The company offers products sponsored by Fannie Mae (FNMA), Freddie Mac (FHLMC), Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), Federal Housing Administration (HUD-FHA), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), individual state programs, and has access to a portfolio of private investors, nationwide. 3 Executive Campus, Suite 520 - Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.
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