New hires to plan and publicize campus events

by Stephanie Trabold

Rider University welcomed two new faces over the past semester: Sean Ramsden and Beverly Braddock.

Ramsden serves as the director of editorial services at the Office of University Communications, and Braddock is the Special Events and Projects Manager.

The Office of University Communications works to keep people in the area up to date about Rider’s various events and organizations, explained Ramsden.

“I am responsible for informing the public about Rider and hope to bring the community together,” Ramsden said. “I am responsible for overseeing and supervising all press releases and public relations publications, including the University’s online publication, News@Rider, and the alumni magazine.”

Ramsden graduated from Seton Hall University with a focus in public relations. He was previously employed at Kean University, where he worked alongside his current supervisor, Daniel Higgins, Rider’s director of University communications.

“We had several applicants for the position,” Higgins said. “However, knowing him from previous experience and through extensive searching, Sean Ramsden was the most qualified and best person for the job. I was confident that Ramsden could meet the challenge.”

Across the library’s bottom floor from Ramsden’s office through a maze of hallways, Braddock works in the President’s Suite.

As special events and projects manager, Braddock is responsible for coordinating and scheduling appearances for President Mordechai Rozanski.

“I help out with various events such as admitted students day, commencement, honors for faculty members, board of trustees meetings, the president’s dinner and large academic events,” Braddock said. “I have a really fun job here.”

A 1987 Rider graduate, Braddock returned to the University after working at Computer Generated Solutions, where she was responsible for planning seminars and marketing strategy.

“I love the small friendly community here, unlike at a large corporation,” Braddock said.

During her college career, Braddock was a member of DAARSTOC, the business honor society Omicron Kappa Delta, and studied abroad in York, England.

“It is really interesting to be a Rider graduate coming back to see the other side,” Braddock said. “I love to see how much Rider has grown.”

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