|Ralph W. Voorhees Public Service and Civic Engagement Fellowship Programs
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy hosts the Ralph W. Voorhees Public Service (undergraduate) and Civic Engagement (graduate) Fellowship Programs. The Voorhees family has chosen to honor Ralph W. Voorhees's long commitment to community public service.
A 1948 graduate of Rutgers University, Mr. Voorhees was senior vice president for investments at Paine Weber and served as chair of the boards of the United Way of Central New Jersey, Family Counseling Services of Middlesex County, the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and the New Brunswick Cultural Center. He has been chair of the Rutgers University Foundation and has served on the Rutgers University Foundation's Board of Overseers. Mr. Voorhees has given generously to Rutgers and supports Voorhees College, a historically black higher education institution in South Carolina.
Each fall, a small group of undergraduate and graduate Ralph W. Voorhees Public Service and Civic Engagement fellows will work together on an engaged research project in a New Jersey community. Students will collaboratively conduct research, produce a report, and present their findings to the community partner.