The Reilly Douglass Engineering Living-Learning Community Celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary
On April 8, 2022, The Reilly Douglass Engineering Living-Learning Community celebrated its 10-Year Anniversary. Students, staff, donors, and friends gathered in Trayes Hall in the Douglass Student Center for a celebratory dinner and the presentation of certificates to the Class of 2022. The evening featured remarks by Dean Jacquelyn Litt, Dean Thomas Farris, President Jonathan Holloway, and more.
As a unique partnership between Douglass Residential College and the Rutgers School of Engineering, the Reilly Douglass Engineering Living-Learning Community provides undergraduate women in engineering the opportunity to live together on the Busch Campus and integrate fully into the engineering community. Students in this dynamic program participate in hands-on learning, mentoring, interaction with alumni representatives of the School of Engineering and Douglass Residential College, and innovative programming centered on professional development and academic achievement. The community has served more than 250 Douglass students and boasts an overall 98% retention rate in the School of Engineering. This spring, the program celebrated its tenth anniversary, a milestone in the creation of an equitable and empowering learning environment for women engineers at Rutgers–New Brunswick.
School of Engineering Student Council President Aarushi Govil DRC’22 also addressed the Class of 2022. Her message focused on the transformative mentorship she received as a member of the Reilly Douglass Engineering Living-Learning Community. Douglass is grateful to the all the donors to the Reilly Douglass Engineering Living-Learning Community throughout the years, including the PSEG Foundation and Brian (ENG’80) and Stacey (DC’80) Reilly who endowed the living-learning community in 2016.