Campus Community Mourns New Student

Shannon Finn, a sophomore student and new member of Sigma Sigma Sigma, passed away on Wednesday, March 20. She was 20 years old.

Finn, a Manalapan resident, was active in the Bischoff Hall Resident Hall Council and in Greek Life, having joined Ramapo’s Eta Nu chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma in February. She transferred to Ramapo in the fall to pursue a degree in social work.

“We grieve at the loss of such a wonderful person who brought such joy to our sisterhood,” said Kelsey Gore, junior and president of Sigma Sigma Sigma. “Shannon…was down to earth, smart and free spirited. She will never be forgotten and will truly be missed by all.”

Finn was born in Red Bank, N.J. and lived in Keyport as a child. In 2000, she settled in Manalapan with her mother Kathleen.

Gore added that Finn loved mermaids and was beloved in her sorority.

“She was a natural leader and the glue among her new member class, always there to lend a helping hand or offer an encouraging word,” Gore said.

Friends and family were invited to visit on Saturday, March 23 Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 3269 State Route 35 North in Hazlet from 4 to 8 p.m. A prayer service was offered at the funeral home during visiting hours on Saturday evening. Finn will also be honored in the College’s Remembrance Day Ceremony in April. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Sigma Sigma Sigma plans to sell purple ribbons on Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27 in honor of Finn. Each ribbon will cost $1, and money collected will be donated to Finn’s family. Sisters of the organization will be in the Fishbowl from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center stairs and 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Fishbowl.

Finn is survived by her grandmother Alberta Moore, her mother Kathleen Moore, her aunt and uncle Colleen and John Meyer, great aunts Janet Steinberg and Helen Schanck, and her cousins Lindsay and Joseph Thein and Shane Meyer.