Henry D. Ryder
Henry Ryder is a lifelong resident of South Jersey. He grew up in Haddonfield, graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School and then attended Lafayette College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics in 1967. Two years later he graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA in Management. Following working for a year in Philadelphia, he was hired to teach management courses at Gloucester County College (now Rowan College at Gloucester County), which was then beginning its third year of operation and its first year on its new campus. In 1974, when an economics position became available, he began teaching economics courses and continued to do so for the next forty-three years until his retirement in 2017.
In 1974 he married a GCC graduate, the former Judith Bott. They reside in Pitman where they raised their three children, Carrie, a teacher in Norway; Steve, a software designer for Raytheon in State College PA; and Suzi, the proud mother of two children, Madelyn and Dean Webster.
Mr. Ryder’s greatest pleasure while teaching at GCC was to see his students excel in their study of economics. He has created this scholarship in order to encourage the continued success of future economics students at RCGC.