Alumni Profiles, Giving Back

Taking Traditions to the Next Level

Joseph Cashin SAS’14, GSE’15

Joseph Cashin standing in front of classroom whiteboardJoseph Cashin teaches English at John P. Stevens High School in Edison, New Jersey, where he also coaches boys soccer. Cashin is proud to be a Rutgers alumnus and demonstrates his loyalty to the university by staying connected and giving back.

How did your Rutgers experience shape your life?
“I was very involved as a student, which gave me the skills to be successful. Rutgers helped me realize my interest in politics and I got involved in Rutgers University Student Assembly and was a student member of the Board of Governors. I had the great experience of teaching an “Introduction to Education” class for the First-Year Interest Group Seminars and I was a member of Cap and Skull Senior Honor Society.”

What are your favorite ways to stay engaged with Rutgers?
“I recently took part in a scavenger hunt at the Honors College–New Brunswick and had a great time sharing with students why I give back to Rutgers. I also stay involved with Cap and Skull as its undergraduate adviser.”

What programs at Rutgers do you support?
“In honor of my graduation year, I give to three areas at Rutgers during three times that I find most meaningful. Each year I give $20.14 to the following areas: the Cap and Skull Student Programming Fund on Founder’s Day; the Eagleton Institute Alumni Fellowship Fund on Rutgers Giving Day; and the University Facility Support Fund on Rutgers Commencement Day. Traditions are important to me, and these days are reminders for me to do something for others at a place that gave me so much.”

Why should alumni support Rutgers?
“By supporting the university, alumni can continue to improve its rankings and help current and future students have an even better experience.”

Why are you Scarlet Forever?
“I want to share my pride in Rutgers with anyone who will listen, while trying to help future generations have a great experience. It’s important for me to stay connected and provide support as a Rutgers alumnus.”