DCSIMG

Meet the Collaboratory Staff

David Beltran

Sophomore
Hometown:
Newton, NJ
Major: Criminal Justice
Quote: “The difference between a successful person is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”- Vince Lombardi

Desirae Craigle

Sophomore
Hometown:
Belvidere, NJ
Major: Business Administration, Minor English
Quote: "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all which have the potential to turn a life around." -Leo Buscaglia

Erin Durkin

Post-Bacc
Hometown
: Hackettstown, NJ
Major: Secondary Ed, English, History, Special Ed
Quote: Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very"; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” -Mark Twain

Shales Hall

Junior
Hometown
: Bridgeton, NJ
Major: Fashion Merchandising
Quote: “The Bible is a life compass pointing you in the right direction.” – Author Unknown

Shakora Jackson

Junior
Hometown:
 Irvington, NJ
Major: Sociology
Quote: “Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears." --Arthur Koestler

Kim Moncada

Sophomore
Hometown:
Secaucus, New Jersey
Major: Fashion Design/Merchandising
Quote: “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”-Albus Dumbledore

Caleigh Ostrom

Sophomore
Hometown:
Tinton Falls, NJ
Major: Fashion Merchandising
Quote: "If I had a chance for another try, I wouldn't change a thing, It's made me all of who I am inside." -Angels & Airwaves

Jorge Reyes

Junior
Hometown:
North Bergen, NJ
Major: Education/Liberal Arts
Quote: "Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Keith Salkind

Sophomore
Hometown:
 Dumont, NJ
Major: Business Administration / Sports Management
Quote: "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." --Walt Disney

Quilvio Ventura

Freshman
Hometown:
Jersey City, NJ
Major: Graphic Design
Quote: "Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden." -Phaedrus

Richard Severe, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of English
Director, Writing Collaboratory
Quote: "My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better." -Steve Jobs