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Faces & Voices of Rutgers

Faces & Voices tells the Rutgers story through its greatest asset – the students, faculty, staff, and alumni who make it a dynamic place of discovery. Join President Jonathan Holloway as he learns about each individual through conversations illustrating?the university's diversity, scope, and impact. On the heels of our return to campus, this series engages members of our beloved community and reminds us that this is what excellence looks like.

After a year of virtual meetings and isolation, I thought about the best way for me to discover Rutgers University. I knew it had to start with meeting its family.

- President Jonathan Holloway?

Episode 1:
Eric LeGrand

Eric LeGrand is one of the university’s most prominent and impactful alumni and is the only Rutgers football player to have his number (52) retired. Since sustaining a spinal cord injury in October 2010, he has harnessed the national spotlight to give back to the community and inspire others to bELieve.

Rutgers alumnus Eric LeGrand smiles in the stands at SHI Stadium in Piscataway.

Episode 2:
Carolina Cabrera DiGiorgio ?

Carolina Cabrera DiGiorgio immigrated with her family from Honduras to realize the American dream. In its pursuit, she attended Rutgers-Camden with her mother and sister and earned the undergraduate and law degrees that have helped her to both grow and give back as president and CEO of Congreso de Latinos Unidos.

Carolina Cabrera DiGiorgio standing in front of the Rutgers Law School building at Rutgers-Camden

Episode 3:
Karoline Gonzalez Sanchez

A native of the Dominican Republic who was raised in Newark, Karoline Gonzalez Sanchez is a journalism, media studies,?and social justice major in the Rutgers–Newark Honors Living-Learning?Community, a transformational access program that is broadening pathways to college for promising talent and re-imagining academia.?

Karoline Gonzalez Sanchez at the Rutgers-Newark Honors Living Learning Community

Episode 4: Nicole Bates

Nicole Bates has been engaging with students for over 31 years with Rutgers Dining, where her impact has not only been felt through the essential services of meal production and distribution, but through the kindness and care, she has delivered daily to the university community in the process.

Rutgers Dining Services worker Nicole Bates standing in the Busch Dining Hall