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Business & Public Service Department

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Pattiann Kletz, Chair

Our Mission: To provide challenging career-oriented undergraduate programs to business and public service students, educating them to the level of competency needed for successful transfer to four-year institutions or immediate career path entry into the global market.

To fulfill its mission, the department promotes the active participation and support of faculty, students, business leaders and other community alliances. The department is committed to providing programs that not only develop professional skills, but also foster entrepreneurial spirit, high ethical standards and civic responsibility.

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Designed for Transfer (A.S., A.A.)

These programs offer:

  • Partnerships and linkages with many colleges and universities
  • Department articulation with the NJIT School of Industrial Management and others
Designed to Lead Directly to Employment (A.A.S.) These A.A.S. Degree Programs offer the dual advantage of preparing students for immediate employment while simultaneously allowing them to accumulate a significant number of transferable credits.

Certificate Programs

Designed to Provide Specialized Expertise

CPA Education Requirement Certificate 
Environmental Control Technology 
Financial Services Certificate of Completion 
Food and Beverage Management
Homeland Security & Emergency Management 
International Business 
Paralegal Studies 
Tax Preparer Certificate of Completion


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Outreach, Cross Programming Initiatives & Resources

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  • Criminal Justice

    RVCC awards an annual criminal justice scholarship. To apply, a student must be enrolled full-time in an RVCC Criminal Justice Degree or related Certificate program and maintain a 3.0 grade point average. For information or to apply for the scholarship, please contact Prof. Brian Donnelly at 908-526-1200 8228 or in room H310A

  • International Business

    Students enrolled in the International Business Degree or Certificate program are eligible to apply for the Axel Velden Memorial Scholarship. The student must have a 3.0 average or better and must show evidence of community or college service. The scholarship varies in amount each year. The scholarship is awarded in early November. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please contact Prof. Ellen Lindemann at 908-526-1200 x8348 or in room H314.

  • Paralegal

    The RVCC Paralegal Studies Program offers this scholarship to a student who is enrolled or planning to enroll in the Paralegal Studies Degree or Certificate programs. The scholarship consists of a cash award of $600, to be applied to tuition & fees, textbook purchases and other college costs. The scholarship will next be offered in the Spring 2016 semester.

    A second scholarship, the Patricia Critelli Scholarship, is available to residents of Hunterdon County or those who have worked in the legal profession in Hunterdon County. Applicants must be RVCC students (taking a minimum of 6 credits), and demonstrate financial need and/or academic merit. A scholarship recipient must earn and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better as an RVCC student. The scholarship consists of an award of up to $4,794 (in two installments) based on the number of credits the student is taking. Click here for the application (requires Microsoft Word).

  • Other

    The United States Achievement Academy (USAA) sponsors the National Collegiate Business Merit Awards, which provide national recognition and scholarship opportunities to deserving students for academic achievement. Students are nominated by faculty, and will receive a biography form from the USAA. Upon completion of the form, students are included in the USAA Collegiate Yearbook. Students will also receive a scholarship application, and the USAA awards 250 cash grants each year.

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The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards conducts regional competitions all over the USA in conjunction with local Entrepreneurs' Organization chapters. The competition is open to undergraduate-level students who are engaged in entrepreneurial activities. Nominations for student entrepreneurs can be submitted at http://www.gsea.org/apply.

For New Jersey students, additional prize money is sometimes available. Visit www.fdu.edu/rothman for an application and contest information.

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Full-Time Faculty


Adjunct Faculty

  • Craig Ally 
  • Frank Benna 
  • Bill Blake  
  • William M. Blake
  • Jason Bost
  • Henry Brasch  
  • Herbert A. Browne  
  • Stan Carnes  
  • Richard Celeste  
  • Jerry Cohen, Emeritus  
  • Brian Curtis, Emeritus
  • Richard D. DelMonaco
  • Nicole DeRosa
  • Rene DeSimone
  • Roseanne S. DeTorres  
  • Daniel Dominguez  
  • Brian M. Donnelly  
  • Patricia L. Estabrook, Emeritus  
  • Fernando Ferrer  
  • Kathleen Gaskill 
  • William Griffing
  • Debra Grigoletti
  • Antoine Haijar





  • Joseph Howarth  
  • Scott B. Husted  
  • Paul Ingenito  
  • Charles Irace
  • David S. Kaplan
  • Gayle Kaufman  
  • Walter Kazar  
  • William Kinslow  
  • Laurie Klosk-Gazzale  
  • Allan J. Korn  
  • Linda Kurth  
  • Timothy Larson  
  • Joel Lipman  
  • Nadine Maleski
  • Ellen Marshall 
  • Lester Miller
  • Lawrence J. Nagy
  • Robert Napolitano
  • Quoc Nguyen
  • John Paitakes
  • Leslie Parikh
  • James Paul
  • Garry Peabody
  • David Peins
  • Benjamin Pokrywa






  • Sharda Prabakar 
  • Brian Rimple
  • Adam Romano
  • James Rossetti  
  • Joseph N. Scarbaci
  • Paul Seleznev 
  • Moira Selinka  
  • Geoffrey A. Sims  
  • Donald P. Smith  
  • Christopher Sorce  
  • Raymond A. Stein  
  • Annie Stiles  
  • Larry Swanzer  
  • Eric E. Symborski, Jr.
  • Robert Szkodny  
  • William Tamke  
  • Joseph C. Tauriello  
  • Ray Trigg
  • Daniel Tune
  • Douglas Van Nest  
  • Paul Vetter
  • Charles Weikel
  • John Werner
  • Miles Winder, III





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