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OUR RUTGERS, OUR FUTURE s u p p o r t . r u t g e r s . e d u Rutgers University–Camden has left its mark on many graduates. Recently, an alumnus and the family of another graduate chose to express their gratitude by creating endowed scholarships for future generations of Camden students. When Joseph A. Maressa CLAW'52 was studying law, he was also a young father holding down a day job as a New Jersey state trooper. He later became a state senator and influential South Jersey political leader, and he always credited his education at the law school for his success. Maressa died in 2012, and his son, also Joseph A. Maressa, and other family members have made a $100,000 pledge to establish the Joseph A. Maressa Endowed Scholarship at the School of Law–Camden in his father's honor. Four decades ago, biology professor James Durand became a beloved mentor to biology major Walter B. MacDonald CCAS'74, GSNB'83. To honor Durand, who also helped found Rutgers' Tuckerton Marine Field Station, MacDonald has pledged $80,000 to create the Dr. James Durand Memorial Endowed Scholarship. MacDonald, the new president and CEO of Educational Testing Service, designed the scholarship to support biology majors, with preference given to underrepresented minority groups. —Amy Vames Rutgers University–New Brunswick now ranks number one in the nation for chemistry research and development funding from all sources, including federal, state, industry, foundation, and institutional. Bringing It Home nmistakable Helium He 2 T hemistry Carbon C 6 Iodine I 53 s Uranium U 92

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