Dozens of deserving Rutgers students have received free commencement regalia from Eventage in a final act of kindness, wrapping up 20 acts of kindness to celebrate 20 years of business for the global event management company based in South Orange, NJ.
Eventage presented the caps and gowns to 40 deserving soon-to-be graduates on April 29 at the Barnes & Noble Rutgers University-Newark Campus Official Bookstore on Halsey Street in Newark.
The commencement regalia is valued about $100 per student. Students were selected from their personal essays on the meaning of graduating from RU-Newark. Regalia vendor Oak Hall generously agreed to match the donation. The donation was a no-brainer for Eventage, which has been producing the University’s commencement ceremony at the Prudential Center for the past six years.
The robes were distributed by Eventage Partners, Matt and Jen Glass. Dr. Jerome Williams, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, and deans from the various schools and colleges of Rutgers University.
Eligible students were selected among those with financial need, determined by FAFSA and/or HESAA Alternative Application. The Rutgers University-Newark commencement ceremony will take place on May 22.