At Monmouth University, we are extremely proud of our Honors School Alumni! We want to tell their stories and celebrate their successes. Our Alumni stand out for their professional accomplishments and contributions to their communities – and beyond! Their remarkable achievements continue to inspire us; we hope they will inspire you as well.
Honors School Alumni Profiles
Jenna Intersimone ’13
Jenna Intersimone, a 2013 Honors School alumni, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a specialization in Journalism and Public Relations, and well as minors in Legal Studies and Graphic Design. Today, she is a features writer and local food editor for Gannett/USA Today Network New Jersey, working at the Courier News, Home News Tribune and MyCentralJersey.com office in Somerville, New Jersey. There, she writes about food, local activities and attractions, and also serves as the site’s web producer and engagement editor.
During her time with the Honors School, Jenna was the Honors Newsletter editor-in-chief, garnering an award for 2nd best Student-Run Honors Newsletter by the National Collegiate Honor Society. She was also president of the Honors Student Council and a peer mentoring leader. Jenna credits the Honor School and its dedicated team of staff and professors for helping her to become a more innovative, worldly and independent thinker and professional.
Richard Adamczyk ’18
Richard Adamczyk graduated from Monmouth University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Anthropology and History and a minor in Archaeology. My time at Monmouth provided me with unique experiences, specialized training, and crucial connections that have helped me to further my career. The Honors School fostered a community dedicated to excellence and peer support, and the research experience has aided immensely in my success. I am grateful for the challenges that the Honor School presented, forcing me to be the best student I could be and molding me into a better academic. After my graduation, I worked a brief seasonal position interpreting history at Washington Crossing State Park. However, I also launched my primary career in cultural resource management. Ever since middle school, I knew I wanted to combine my passion for history with my aptitude for scientific study and pursue the fascinating field of archaeology. Because of my education at Monmouth, I have been able to initiate my career as a professional field archaeologist in the cultural resource management industry. I am currently employed at RGA, Inc., a private consulting firm that helps clients comply with historic preservation law. My job as a Research Assistant/ Field Technician is to conduct archaeological fieldwork to identify, evaluate, and excavate both historic and prehistoric sites. I have had the opportunity to work on numerous exciting projects, including an 8,000 year old Native American encampment in Middlesex County and a late 17th century Quaker homestead in Burlington County. Because of my connections that began at Monmouth, I also have been provided the opportunity to serve as a board member for the Archaeological Society of New Jersey. I have also had the unique opportunity to continue my education through one of Monmouth’s accelerated MA programs. I am currently studying for my Master’s degree in Anthropology with a certificate in Archaeology. This will help me to progress in cultural resource management, ideally allowing for my eventual promotion to Principal Investigator/Senior Archaeologist. Monmouth and the Honors School have directly launched my career and continue to positively influence my life.