Alumnus to Deliver Keynote Address at Faculty of Arts and Sciences Commencement Ceremony

Jeffrey I. Baron, a 1969 graduate of Rutgers University–Camden and a partner at the law firm of Baron & Brennan in Voorhees, will deliver the keynote address during the 2014 commencement ceremony for the Rutgers–Camden Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at the Susquehanna Bank Center, located at One Harbour Boulevard on the Camden waterfront. Nearly 900 graduates are expected to earn their degrees.

Baron is a recognized authority in land use, zoning and planning, condemnation, and redevelopment. He has practiced before the New Jersey Pinelands Commission, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, and other governmental agencies in matters related to real estate or environmental issues. He was designated as SJ Magazine's Top Lawyer of 2003 in the area of zoning and land use, as South Jersey Magazine’s Top Lawyer of 2006 in the area of condemnation and as South Jersey Magazine’s Awesome Attorney for 2005 and 2007 in land use.

Baron earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Rutgers–Camden’ s College of Arts and Sciences in 1969 and his law degree in 1973 from the Rutgers School of Law–Newark, where he was a member of the Rutgers Law Review.

A dedicated supporter of his alma mater, Baron established the Jacob Abraham and Mildred Amelia Baron Fund in honor of his parents to provide academic enrichment to undergraduate, political science students at Rutgers–Camden. The endowed fund supports a free public lecture series, featuring nationally renowned speakers, as well as student fellowships, research, seminars, visiting faculty, and academic awards.

The largest academic unit at Rutgers–Camden, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences delivers a wide array of programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and fine arts.

Information about 2014 commencement celebrations at Rutgers–Camden is at camden.rutgers.edu/page/commencement.

Tom McLaughlin
Rutgers University–Camden
Editorial/Media Specialist
(856) 225-6545
thomas.mclaughlin@camden.rutgers.edu

Other News Stories

June 6, 2014
Danielle DeVito, a Rutgers University–Camden junior, is at Walt Disney World in Florida as a participant in the prestigious Disney College Program, a paid internship in which students from across the country take part in personal and career development courses while building essential communication, problem solving, and teamwork skills.
June 2, 2014
The fifth annual Jeremy Kane 5K Memorial Run – giving participants the option of completing a 5K (3.1 mile) run or one-mile walk – will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Cherry Hill High School East. Proceeds from the event go towards the Jeremy Kane Scholarship Fund, which supports student veterans at Rutgers University.
May 29, 2014

A virtual who’s who of critically acclaimed authors will read from their works during the 29th Annual Rutgers University–Camden Summer Writers’ Conference, to be held from June 23 to July 2.

May 27, 2014
The Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts has been named a grantee of The Big Read. Participating for the fifth year, the center is one of only three organizations from New Jersey to be selected for the upcoming year, and one of only 77 organizations to earn the nod nationwide.

Pages