Search

Browse

News collects all the stories you want to read

Brands x Business

Brands x Business

Brands x Business
Events

Events

Events
Family

Family

Family
Fashion x Beauty

Fashion x Beauty

Fashion x Beauty
Food x Drink

Food x Drink

Food x Drink
Giving Back

Giving Back

Giving Back
Health x Wellness

Health x Wellness

Health x Wellness
Hip People

Hip People

Hip People
HipTV

HipTV

HipTV
Home

Home

Home
The Hip List

The Hip List

The Hip List
Weddings

Weddings

Weddings

Editors

Maria Cucciniello Falzo Maria Cucciniello Falzo Maria Cucciniello Falzo
Lisa Marie Latino Lisa Marie Latino Lisa Marie Latino
Kristen Tinsdale Kristen Tinsdale Kristen Tinsdale
Maggie Mitchell Maggie Mitchell Maggie Mitchell

Contributors

Carissa Abraham Carissa Abraham Carissa Abraham
Vanessa Coppes Vanessa Coppes Vanessa Coppes
Maria Fernandez Maria Fernandez Maria Fernandez
Alex Lee Alex Lee Alex Lee
Nadia Murdock Nadia Murdock Nadia Murdock
Caitlin Rutkay Caitlin Rutkay Caitlin Rutkay
Suzanne LaVoie Sammon Suzanne LaVoie Sammon Suzanne LaVoie Sammon
Jessica Shirripa Jessica Shirripa Jessica Shirripa
Former NY Giant Tiki Barber Delivers Commencement Address

Former NY Giant Tiki Barber Delivers Commencement Address

While former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber never attended Ramapo College of New Jersey, he was thrilled to be the school’s keynote speaker for their 2019 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony.

This address at the Prudential Center on May 17 was a first for Barber, but he was determined to make his first attempt successful for every undergraduate, their families, and Ramapo.

Barber’s anecdote about his teammate Greg Comella training in frigid temperatures at Ramapo Mountain State Forest illustrated his hard work throughout the years in order to be as successful as he currently is. Instead of choosing to stop and quit during their workout, Barber continued on the trail and knew that adapting to adversity would make him a better player.

“Whenever I think of Ramapo, I think of my start to becoming the athlete that I ultimately became.” Along with the Jersey shout-out, Barber emphasized how important it is to finish tasks no matter what you are doing in life and what setbacks occur along the journey of life.

 On his latest Instagram post, Barber congratulated all of the graduates on earning their degrees while also giving praise to Ramapo College. “And thank you President Mercer and the Board of Trustees for allowing me to be a part of such a fantastic morning,” said Barber.

For a first time keynote address, it is easy to say that Barber’s speech made a touchdown in the hearts of Ramapo College graduates.

Posted By

Hip New Jersey

Hip Events

Aug
22
Thu
5:00 pm The Davell Crawford Movement – A... @ NJPAC
The Davell Crawford Movement – A... @ NJPAC
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An evening of American roots music, courtesy of acclaimed New Orleans pianist Davell Crawford and his band. Crawford is one of the most durable artists on the contemporary Crescent City music scene and a leading...
6:00 pm Business Networking Event @ Woodstone Pizza Bar & Grill
Business Networking Event @ Woodstone Pizza Bar & Grill
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Business Networking Event @ Woodstone Pizza Bar & Grill
 
Aug
29
Thu
5:00 pm Lords of the Underground – Also ... @ NJPAC
Lords of the Underground – Also ... @ NJPAC
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Newark’s own Lords of the Underground – the chart-topping rap trio of Bruce Anthony Colston (aka DJ Lord Jazz), Dupré Kelly (DoItAll), and Al’Terik Wardrick (Mr. Funke) – first broke onto the music scene with...

Browse

News collects all the stories you want to read

Brands x Business

Brands x Business

Brands x Business
Events

Events

Events
Family

Family

Family
Fashion x Beauty

Fashion x Beauty

Fashion x Beauty
Food x Drink

Food x Drink

Food x Drink
Giving Back

Giving Back

Giving Back
Health x Wellness

Health x Wellness

Health x Wellness
Hip People

Hip People

Hip People
HipTV

HipTV

HipTV
Home

Home

Home
The Hip List

The Hip List

The Hip List
Weddings

Weddings

Weddings