Caldwell, N.J.,Aug. 24, 2018 – The mayor and council of the Borough of Caldwell declared the week of August 25-31 Caldwell University Week recognizing the university’s history and contributions to the community. Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing presented the university’s president, Dr. Nancy Blattner, with the proclamation at the borough’s council meeting on Aug. 21, 2018. Also representing the university were Sister Kathleen Tuite, O.P, vice president of student life, and Timothy Kessler-Cleary, assistant dean, student engagement and retention. Dr. Blattner thanked the borough for being a friend of the university.
The Friends of Downtown Caldwell provided the approximately 500 incoming freshmen with reusable shopping bags with the custom made logo “Explore Downtown Caldwell.” The bags contain discount coupons, materials, menus and other items donated by the merchants. “Our hope is that students will take advantage of the variety of opportunities and resources the community has to offer,” said Kessler.
Kessler said the university is grateful to Caldwell Councilman Henderson Cole for spearheading the initiative, “a collaborative effort between the institution and the borough to continue to foster a strong relationship that benefits the students, faculty, and staff of Caldwell University and the greater Caldwell community.”
Fresco Market and Catering, Dave’s Delicious Deli, Shampoo Full Service Salon and Rock’n Joe Coffee Bar supplied materials about their businesses and coupons for the bags.