August 1, 2017

The 150 Year Old Institution Donates over $5,000 Back to the Community

Hackettstown, N.J., August 1, 2017 – Dr. David P. Haney, Centenary University President, recently presented a check of $5,250 to Maria DiGiovanni, Mayor of the Town of Hackettstown, as a result of an initiative for the institution’s 150th anniversary.

Centenary University raised sponsorships for forty-three anniversary banners on Main Street and Mountain Avenue over the last several months. Sponsors ranged from local businesses to alumni to friends of the university. Half of the revenue from the banners was donated back to the town of Hackettstown, and the other half was used to pay for the cost and installation of the banners. When the check was presented to the Town, Mayor DiGiovanni proposed a split of the funds with the Hackettstown Business Improvement District, because Jim Sheldon, Executive Director of the Hackettstown BID, was instrumental in the project’s success. The Town’s portion will be used to support the town’s general fund for emergency services. The banners will continue to be displayed for the remainder of the year.

“It was a pleasure to collaborate with Mayor DiGiovanni and Jim Sheldon on this opportunity,” says Dr. David P. Haney, Centenary University President. “The 150th anniversary scholarship banners initiative was an outstanding success. I look forward to continuing our great work together.”

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County). The Centenary School of Professional Studies offers degree programs online and in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, online, as well as corporate sites throughout New Jersey.



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