HURRICANE SANDY'S AFTERMATH: University Community Offers Research, Support

By Theresa E. Ross '80 and Mary Beth Zeman

When Hurricane Sandy roared through New Jersey in October 2012, the devastating impact was felt throughout the state. In the immediate aftermath, members of the University community—students, faculty, staff, alumni—stepped in to volunteer and support those in need.

Now, as the recovery continues, William Paterson continues to make an impact. Biology faculty members Michael Peek and David Slaymaker are conducting research on American beachgrass that has significant implications for dune restoration along the shoreline. Documenting the history of the shore has been a decades-long labor of love for alumnus Emil Salvini ’71; now, his books, television show Tales of the New Jersey Shore, and Facebook page, provide memories as the region rebuilds.

Here on campus, the community has rallied to provide financial support for
students who were personally impacted by the storm. 

Beachgrass Research Has Significant Implications for Jersey Shore Dune Restoration

Campus Community Reaches Out to Sandy Victims

Emil Salvini '71 Shares Hope and Memories of the Jersey Shore