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Spring 2012 FEATURES
A Homecoming to Remember
Photos from “Snowcoming” 2011
A place of learning for students and a resource for the community
University Launches New Strategic Plan
The Future is Now New School of Communication and Media brings the digital world to Montclair State
Exploring Cultural Connections A look at world language programs
Fast Track to an Advanced Degree Combined bachelor’s and master’s programs give students an edge
Montclair State’s road map to the future
New Center for Autism
Reflections from Two Deans
Letters to the Editor
Honor Roll of Donors
Deans Ada Beth Cutler and Geoffrey Newman reflect on their remarkable careers
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New MBA program offers new courses and real-world experience On the Cover Junior broadcasting major Jasmina Polanco on the set for a video shoot at the DuMont Center
FROM THE PRESIDENT
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he theme of our spring issue, Connecting to Tomorrow, is more than a catchphrase—it is the title of the new Montclair State University
strategic plan. The culmination of a two-year,
campus-wide effort, the strategic plan outlines key challenges and actions for ensuring the University’s future success.
Montclair State University’s official publication. President Susan A. Cole Vice President for University Advancement John T. Shannon Associate Vice Presidents for University Advancement Carol Blazejowski ’78 Jane M. Boyle
An essential component of Connecting to Tomorrow is the creation of programs that will prepare our students to succeed in a rapidly changing workplace and to be engaged citizens in a rapidly changing world. Newly developed programs in Business and a growing number of combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees have been designed to give motivated students a valuable edge. The new School of Communication and Media, which will admit its first students this fall, provides exciting educational opportunities across a wide range of disciplines and creates a truly cross-platform media and communication curriculum. As we continue to work toward a vibrant future, we also celebrate two retiring deans who have made outstanding contributions to the University: Dean Ada Beth Cutler of the College of Education and Human Services, and Dean Geoffrey Newman of the College of the Arts. You can read their reflections on years of service in the following pages, as well as learn more about the initiatives mentioned above.
Executive Director Strategic Communications Deborah Gaines Executive Director Alumni Relations Jeanne Marano Editor Robert Gano Contributing Writers Stacy Albanese ’08 Claudia Bogris Diana St. Lifer Amy Wagner Designers Ann Fairlie Randi Rosh Samantha Spitaletta ’97
As we move toward realizing the promise of tomorrow for Montclair State and our 18,500 students, I invite you to join me in writing the next chapter of this great
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institution’s history. Alumni can participate in a wide range of new programs offered by our Office of Alumni Relations. We also encourage friends and alumni to make a gift through our website (montclair.edu/giving) as a way of expressing their commitment to the mission of our institution and the students we serve. These are exciting times at Montclair State. I look forward to your being a key part of our bright future.
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WHO’S THAT CHEERLEADER?
HAIL TO THE TEACHERS
On page five of the Fall 2011 issue, there is a picture of cheerleaders estimated circa 1950. I recognize the young lady fourth from right as Gloriette Curtis class of '57. She attended from 1953-1957 so the photo is in that range.
Montclair magazine is a reflection of what Montclair State means to me as an alumnus. It highlights areas of progress and innovation in an informative way.
—Roberta Brown Thaxton '57, '81
I would love to see more focus on the extraordinary, hard-working professors who make a difference in their students’ lives. I know of three of mine who are noteworthy: Dr. Warren E. Heiss and Dr. John Barrel, both of the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, and Dr. David Weischadle, Department of Counseling, Human Development and Educational Leadership. I am sure there are other alumni with similar stories they would like to share with the readers of Montclair magazine.
KUDOS FOR FALL ISSUE
—Joan M. Ferrara Millar '75 MA, '01 MA
You did a great job with the most recent issue of Montclair magazine. The content, the layout, and the look of it are great. I teach at a private high school and we have an alumni newsletter that goes out a few times a year. I am going to pass on the recent issue of Montclair to give them some ideas.
Ed. Note: Check out Lasting Lessons (p. 56), a new feature that highlights inspiring faculty members past and present.
—Frank Gumerlock '84 I enjoyed the latest issue of the magazine. The presentation is great and I like the way it touches on all aspects of the University. —Mark A. McLafferty '07
A Homecoming to RemembeR
Alumni and family members enjoy the Homecoming festivities in the Student Center.
An Red Hawk “fan” enjoys the game.
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Belkys Gonzalez ’88 (left) and Myriam Colon Spano ’88 show their pride with Rocky the Red Hawk.
A rare October nor’easter dumped half a foot of snow on the festivities but that didn’t stop students, alumni, families, and friends from turning out for Homecoming 2011. Highlights included alumni reunions, the Student Showcase, and the Homecoming football game against Western Connecticut, which Montclair State won 38–7. Despite the cold, cross-generation camaraderie and Red Hawk spirit combined to create one of the most memorable Homecoming events in University history. Be sure to mark your calendars for this year’s Homecoming festivities:
October 13, 2012!
President Cole shows her support at the Homecoming football game.
Rebecca Mackay Fitzpatrick ’06 and Chris Fitzpatrick ’04 join in the fun.
Alumni and families head down to Sprague Field to catch the game.
Students cheer the Red Hawks on to victory.
HEADLINES Professors Inducted into the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame J
oining the ranks of leading New Jersey inventors such as Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Herman Sokol, and James Hillier, Montclair State University research scientists Lynn Schneemeyer and John Siekierka were inducted into the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame in October.
first drug-eluting cardiovascular stent. His research led to the development of the Cypher® Stent, the global leader in the coronary artery stent market. Siekierka is director of Montclair State’s Sokol Institute for Pharmaceutical Life Sciences and the Sokol Professor of Medicinal Chemistry.
Schneemeyer was recognized for her pioneering research in the fields of superconducting, magnetic, electronic, and optical materials and devices. She invented a unique single-crystal material that is a critical component in telecommunications optical transmission. Schneemeyer is the College of Science and Mathematics’ associate dean for academic affairs.
“Building on a legacy of excellence and innovation in science and math education, Montclair State has attracted world-class research scientists who are helping advance science and technology in fields important to New Jersey,” said Robert S. Prezant, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. “Drs. Schneemeyer and Siekierka are exemplars of the capacity of our faculty to build research programs of exceptional power.”
Siekierka received the honor for his groundbreaking work in the development of the
And the Grammy Goes to…Robert Aldridge! he John J. Cali School of Music’s Professor Robert Aldridge earned a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for his opera, Elmer Gantry, which he created together with librettist Herschel Garfein.
In addition, the CD of the opera, Aldridge: Elmer Gantry, won the Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Classical. The CD’s producer, Blanton Alspaugh, had received a Grammy nomination for Producer of the Year, Classical, but did not win in that category. “On behalf of the entire John J. Cali School of Music, we congratulate Bob Aldridge on this extraordinary achievement,” said Robert Cart, director of the Cali School. “Winning the Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition is yet another achievement for this acclaimed opera and we are extremely thrilled for Bob and Herschel that Elmer Gantry has been honored with this award.” A Peak Performances commission, Elmer Gantry had its world premiere in Nashville in 2007 and its east coast premiere at Montclair State in 2008 to glowing reviews. The Grammy Award-winning 2.5-hour CD features the Florentine Opera Chorus, the Florentine Opera Company, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Robert Aldridge (left) and Herschel Garfein
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Montclair State Students Bring Socially Relevant Theatre to New Jersey High Schools new touring company made up of Department of Theatre and Dance students, Theatre on the Move, is bringing socially relevant theatre to high schools around New Jersey and providing Montclair State’s aspiring actors with an opportunity to hone their craft.
Traveling to high schools in a van with their props in tow, the six students involved in the first production performed Tuesdays, a play by Theatre and Dance alumnus Ben Clawson ’07 that explores the characters’ reactions to the
World Trade Center attacks and the teenage experience in the post-9/11 world. According to Theatre and Dance Professor Suzanne Trauth, Theatre on the Move is great preparation for the students. “We’re trying to give students more flexibility, so that when they leave here they’ll be prepared to perform in a variety of venues,” she said. “If they’re lucky, these students are going to work off-off Broadway in a small theatre or they may be hired for a touring company, so this will be more like the experience they will have when they graduate.”
Tom Kaminski ’84 is Broadcaster of the Year he 2011 Allen B. DuMont Broadcaster of the Year Award went to veteran WCBS Radio 880 traffic reporter Tom Kaminski ’84. The station’s traffic and transit managing editor, Kaminski has covered metro-area traffic and breaking news from “Chopper 880” since 1988 and is a familiar voice in the New York area. He has covered everything from traffic accidents to ticker-tape parades, and is noted for his coverage of the events of 9/11, which he witnessed and was the first to report from his unique vantage point in the sky over Manhattan.
In addition to accepting the award, Kaminski taped an interview with Assistant Professor Marc Rosenweig for the Department of Broadcasting’s weekly show, Carpe Diem, and spoke to a master class of broadcasting students. Recognizing individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of broadcasting, the Broadcaster of the Year Award is chosen based on recommendations from broadcasting faculty and staff.
FEATURE: New Strategic Plan
University Launches New Strategic Plan Connecting to Tomorrow is Montclair State’s Road Map to the Future
he culmination of a two-year, campuswide effort, Connecting to Tomorrow: The Montclair State University Strategic Plan sets a course for the University’s future success.
Spearheaded by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Willard Gingerich, Connecting to Tomorrow was approved by the Board of Trustees in October of 2011. “We face the challenges of the next ten years knowing we have a successful record of turning obstacles into opportunities,” Gingerich says. “Working together and using Connecting to Tomorrow as our guide, we will move boldly forward in writing the next chapter of this great institution.”
their ideas. The intellectual activity that characterizes our institution is dependent on the connections that form during the open exchange of information and those ideas. Of particular importance are the connections that yield new fields of inquiry and those that connect the University to the larger world.
The plan, which can be found in its entirety at montclair.edu/strategic-plan, has five thematic goals: 1. Connecting Students with a Successful Tomorrow. Above all else, the University must prepare its students to be productive, enlightened, and engaged citizens of society. This goal is dependent on the existence of academic programs that conform to the highest disciplinary standards; set the highest expectations for students; and stimulate a level of intellectual curiosity that will help our graduates become lifelong learners. 2. Connecting People and Ideas. Montclair State University is the sum of its people and
3. Connecting to Place. We are committed to extending the University’s scholarly, technical, intellectual, professional, and cultural resources for the benefit of the communities we serve. As a national leader in civic engagement and cooperative education, the University will continue to demonstrate an ethic
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of community service for our students. We will also model environmentally responsible and sustainable business practices, working to reduce the University’s carbon footprint incrementally and continuously. 4. Connecting Globally. To meet the challenge of career success in a global community, we must provide an educational experience that enables students to internationalize their perspectives, develop the knowledge and skills to function effectively in a global milieu, and adapt to rapidly changing economic, social, and political landscapes. 5. Meeting Challenges and Opportunities on the Way to Tomorrow. Montclair State, like institutions of public higher education nationwide, faces a number of challenges as it looks toward the future. We will create, implement, and enhance plans to address issues such as the uncertainty of state support; maintaining accessibility to a high quality university education; providing ready access to new technologies; creatively adapting the uses of our academic and research spaces; providing a service-oriented campus culture; preserving and communicating Montclair State’s mission; and anticipating and responding to the needs of a rapidly changing world.
“I’ve always wanted to make a difference in students’ lives.” Professor Rita D. Jacobs
“The students at Montclair State are truly special. They are incredibly eager to learn, they work hard, and they know that their Montclair State education can change their lives.” - Rita D. Jacobs Professor of English
Professor of English Rita D. Jacobs teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in journalism, American literature, and drama at Montclair State and runs the internship program for the Department of English. She recently decided to include Montclair State in her estate plans by establishing a scholarship for journalism students. For more information, visit montclair.edu/plannedgiving or contact Judy Echeveria Linder ’83 at 973-655-5454 or email@example.com
“My goal was to encourage students who want to go into the field of journalism, and the scholarship rewards a student who shows talent in writing print or online journalism. This is my way of helping students beyond teaching them. I included Montclair State in my estate plans because I wanted to keep making a difference.”
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FEATURE: The Future is Now
THE FUTURE IS
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now New School of Communication and Media brings the digital world to Montclair State Buzz is building about Montclair State’s groundbreaking new School of Communication and Media, which will open its doors this fall. “Not since the invention of the printing press have there been so many changes in the world of communication,” says Geoffrey Newman, dean of the College of the Arts.
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“The new School breaks down the silos of traditional media—print, film, broadcast, and radio—to create the first truly cross-platform media and communication curriculum. Students will graduate with the in-depth, highly marketable knowledge for which employers in this field are looking,” says Newman.
Montclair State Partners with NJTV to Become The Voice of New Jersey
The School’s initial activities will center around the DuMont Television Center, which recently underwent a full technological upgrade to become a high-definition facility with the same advanced equipment used in professional studios, and the newly renovated Conrad J. Schmitt Hall.
Through a new partnership with Montclair State, NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, began broadcasting its nightly news program, NJ Today, from the University’s DuMont Television Center in December 2011. The University now serves as headquarters for the network’s news division.
The DuMont Center will serve as the key production area for television and video as well as the broadcast home of Montclair State
“The University is pleased to provide a New Jersey-based home for NJTV’s news operation, helping to ensure that New Jersey continues to have an independent broadcast voice,” says President Susan A. Cole. “This relationship provides tremendous value to our academic programs in broadcasting, media, and communications, providing students with hands-on learning within a professional setting.” Student interns work on various aspects of NJ Today’s production, from lighting and camera operation to makeup and stage management. “When NJTV launched in July 2011, we immediately set out to find a great New Jersey-based production home base for the network,” says Neal Shapiro, president and CEO of WNET and chairman of Public Media New Jersey. “Knowing that public television will be integrated into an academic environment like Montclair State University simply feels right.”
“The program gives us a true feel of how professionals work in the industry. There is immense integration of technologies in the industry, and the more you know, the better.” —Ana Viveka Garza-Gomez
partner NJTV’s nightly news (see sidebar). Schmitt Hall will house a digital newsroom and radio studios, and will be the new home of the University's radio station, WMSC-FM (see
sidebar on next page). There will also be space for a broad array of media partners. Plans are also in the works for a streamlined new building equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia laboratories, including a leadingedge, multi-platform “newsroom of the future.” In addition to first-rate facilities and innovative programming, the school will leverage its prime
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location—just 14 miles from New York City— to connect students with internship and learning opportunities in the media capital of the world. “Montclair State interns work at virtually every important media-related organization in Manhattan,” says Professor Harry Haines, chair of the Department of Communication Studies.
“Our focus is on helping students become industry leaders who can thrive in a rapidly evolving media environment.”
ensure its success, alumni in the media industry will be actively involved in its development.
According to Newman, creating new and stronger connections among industry partners, students, and graduates will be a key factor in the School's continued evolution. To further
The University also plans an ambitious effort to partner with top media brands throughout the tri-state area, creating professional news bureaus right on campus. Working journalists will be housed alongside student learning areas in Schmitt Hall, providing additional opportunities for teaching, mentoring, and collaboration. Students will also have the opportunity to prepare for successful careers in industryspecific media sectors such as entertainment, health, environmental, corporate, and public communications. “We offer focused coursework and hands-on experience in the industry’s fastest-growing areas,” Haines points out. Newman believes the school will have a big impact. “Our programs and facilities will attract some of the most interesting communications people from around the world. We’re reshaping our offerings to fit a future that is continuing to be designed and redesigned.”
“We’ve got amazing studio space and it’s easy to get to New York, two huge advantages over other programs I’ve seen.” —Ian Elliott
A New Day for Radio at Montclair State Exciting changes are underway for the University’s radio station, WMSC-FM, including a new location, a professional station manager, and an enhanced online presence. WMSC will move from its facility in the Student Center Annex to a new location in Conrad J. Schmitt Hall in the spring of 2012. The move will give the station greater technological capabilities and offer students additional opportunities for creative hands-on experience. Station Manager Dick Hinchliffe says plans call for a larger and more engaging online identity for the station, including an enhanced website and online streaming of news and public affairs services. WMSC will continue to play “underground” music not heard on traditional stations, but those involved hope the new technology and state-of-the-art equipment will help the station become a significant presence in the New York market and expand its reach globally. Already, the online streaming has attracted listeners in the United Kingdom, Australia, and other parts of the world. Hinchliffe hopes to develop online streaming as a new service, focusing on the development of a news and information stream, and an experimentally creative online service. “The FM signal at 90.3 on the dial will continue to be broadcast,” says Hinchliffe. “But with online streaming, the entire world can listen to wmscradio.com.”
FEATURE: Exploring Cultural Connections
C u lt u r a l ConneCtions
Foreign languages bring students closer to their heritage and the world
t a time when diverse local communities, a global economy, and the Internet are breaking down traditional geographical boundaries, “you need a second language,” according to Modern Languages and Literatures Chair Lois Oppenheim. Chungie Zhang, assistant professor of Chinese, says, “There is a deep connection between language and culture. It’s important to show students the great variety and diversity of cultural connections, for instance, between China and the rest of the world.” Chinese and Arabic are among the “hot” languages at Montclair State this year. Arabic Program Coordinator Mazooz T. Sehwail says, “After 9/11, more and more students became interested in Arabic.” To satisfy this interest, the University offers minors in both Arabic Languages and Arabic Studies. As increased student interest fuels departmental growth, Oppenheim says that the department intends to create a new Chinese minor and an Arabic major in the near future. “I decided that Arabic would be a useful and interesting language to study since it is so
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widely spoken,” says linguistics and teacher education major Jonathan Torres. With “Arabic speakers and Arab communities here in New Jersey, learning Arabic offered the opportunity to better appreciate these individuals.” For many Montclair State students, the decision to study a particular language and culture is an intensely personal one. “Learning my native tongue, Mandarin, will help me converse with my grandmother who is visiting from China,” says freshman Tiffany Sam. Senior French translation major Rafael E. Auz wants to be a United Nations translator. He studies both Arabic and Chinese because they are two of the UN’s six official languages. “I value everything I’ve learned about other cultures during the course of my studies,” Auz says. “I hope I can make the people I interpret for feel at home.” Recent graduate Mark Joseph Brackenbury, a justice studies major, also took Arabic to prepare for a career. “I would love to go into a federal agency and be some type of officer, whether FBI, DEA, or Border Patrol Agent.” Sehwail, a native of Ramallah, Palestine, notes that some students are drawn to the Arabic program for religious reasons. Others are “heritage students who want to explore family connections.” “Some of them even take Arabic for romantic reasons—because their boyfriend or girlfriend is an Arab. Or because they are interested in marrying an Arab and want to be able to speak to their in-laws,” Sehwail adds.
Today Montclair, Tomorrow the World Jonathan Torres plans to study in Amman, Jordan, in an intensive eight-week program led by Sehwail this summer. “Traveling to an Arab country will allow me to experience Arabic in a genuinely immersive setting,” Torres explains. Zhang, who was raised in Beijing, says students often “want to go to Taiwan or Mainland China to study further—to live and learn there.” Because the global economy and sweeping political changes have made China easily accessible, students like sophomore Ihoong Chung, who “chose to study Chinese because of my family and friends,” is hoping to “study abroad in China or Taiwan in the summer.” What’s next on the horizon for Montclair students? Oppenheim is excited about a new online program that will let students from around the world study Hebrew at Montclair State. Montclair State students can also study Hebrew language and culture in Tel Aviv, Israel, through a new partnership with Kibbutzim College. Beginning- and intermediate-level courses in Japanese are popular with students and the department is planning to reinstate a German major. Sehwail, who loves nothing better than introducing students from different ethnic backgrounds and interests to a new language and culture, points out one final advantage of the program—pure enjoyment. “Learning a new language is fun! My class is a fun time rather than just a teaching time. I encourage everyone to join us.”
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Conrad J. Schmitt ’58: A Career in Foreign Languages Conrad J. Schmitt ’58 never takes for granted the education he received at Montclair State. “It had a lasting effect on me personally and professionally,” says the retired foreign language educator. Knowing Montclair State can have a similar impact on future students, Schmitt recently made a generous bequest to the University. “Montclair State gave me the tools I needed to be successful in my career,” he explains. “I wanted to give something back to help worthy students studying foreign languages.” Schmitt fondly remembers his days at Montclair State Teachers College, where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, French, and English. A prolific author, Schmitt has penned nearly 250 textbooks in Spanish and French, and enjoyed a fulfilling teaching career before joining McGrawHill Book Company as an editor-in-chief of Foreign Languages, English as a Second Language, and Bilingual Education. He credits his undergraduate education in helping him navigate the responsibilities of researching, editing, production, marketing, and sales in domestic and international markets. “Montclair State provided me with a broad range of educational experiences that enriched my life and helped me to pursue a most successful career,” he said. So when the idea emerged of bequeathing part of his estate to an organization that had personal, meaningful impact, he said it didn’t take long to choose Montclair State. Schmitt’s bequest will support scholarships and activities in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Linguistics, and Spanish and Italian. This spring, Finley Hall will be rededicated as Conrad J. Schmitt Hall in honor of Schmitt.
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Cutler, Newman to leave posts in June Montclair State University will have some large shoes to fill when its two most tenured deans step down in June. Ada Beth Cutler, the dean of the College of Education and Human Services, will return to the classroom, while Geoffrey Newman, the dean of the College of the Arts, is retiring and plans to write, travel, and work on a variety of projects. We asked each of them to reflect on their remarkable careers before beginning this new chapter in their lives.
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Ada Beth Cutler Dean Cutler’s expertise in teacher learning, school-university partnerships, and education policy is no secret to those in the field. The Harvard graduate has written numerous articles and book chapters, and is a highly regarded speaker in education circles. Q: President Cole has referred to you as the best education dean in the country. How do you feel about that recognition? A: I’m both embarrassed and proud. Embarrassed because it’s an over-the-top compliment, and there are other education deans I admire and respect who deserve that designation more than I do. But proud because there is no one in my professional life whom I admire and respect more than President Cole. She has been my mentor, my biggest supporter, my advisor, my teacher, and my friend. Who could ask for more in a boss? Q: What is it you are most proud of during your tenure as dean? A: During my tenure, we planned and built our magnificent home in University Hall. But as important as this new facility has been, it does not compare to the faculty and staff we have attracted and retained over the past 12 years. Of our 115 full-time faculty, 86 joined us during this time. As leader of the College, I know that almost all of the credit for what we’ve accomplished during my tenure goes to my associate and assistant deans and directors, the professional and classified staff, and the faculty. They are the heart, soul, and engine of this College.
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Q: Why were you originally attracted to Montclair State in 1994, when you joined the faculty and became director of the MSU Network for Educational Renewal? A: I grew up in New Jersey and in high school, everyone knew that if you wanted to be a high school teacher, Montclair State was the place to go. When I came back to the state in 1993, I took a position as a senior research associate at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education at Rutgers. When I saw the ad for a faculty opening at Montclair State in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, I knew I had to apply. My goal was to be a teacher educator, but I also wanted to work on school improvement and professional development. The position seemed so perfect for me. It resonated with Montclair State’s emphasis on teaching for critical thinking and partnership with schools. During my 18 years at the University, I have always felt this was my professional home—it is the institution and the community where I belong and where I knew I could make a real contribution. Q: How would you describe this next phase of your life and what does it entail? A: I’m not retiring or even semi-retiring, I’m only stepping out of the dean’s role and staying at Montclair State as a professor. I am looking forward to my administrative sabbatical next year when I can rejuvenate myself as a teacher and scholar. Then I’m looking forward to a different lifestyle as a professor, with less stress and more time to think, mentor students and younger colleagues, conduct research and write, and to spend more time with my growing family. Becoming a grandmother (there are five of them under the age of six) has been life changing for me. Q: What is it about teaching and research that you love? A: In 2000, when I was contemplating accepting the position of interim dean, I told my predecessor, Nick Michelli, that teaching brings me joy, and I asked him if being dean could do that. He responded that a good dean is a teacher too, but in a different way. He was right. I know now that being a teacher is a central part of who I am whatever my job is, but I miss being in the classroom. I miss the mentoring relationship with students and the
possibility of influencing students’ lives and careers. I miss planning how to help students learn, to think critically, to grow intellectually, and to develop as educators and human beings. I love teaching! In addition, there are many important questions about teacher education, teacher development, and education policy I want to investigate and write about in the coming years. Q: You’ve had many accomplishments throughout your years as dean. Which ones mean the most to you? A: I have said many times that one mark of a good leader is the ability to attract, hire, and retain outstanding people. I always try to hire people whom I can learn from, who are as smart or smarter than I am, and then I strive to support them so they can do their very best work. I think I’ve been able to do that and I am very proud of that accomplishment. Aside from the growth in our student body and new programs, including three new doctoral programs, and our national rankings and recognitions, our home in University Hall stands out. University Hall is a tangible and visual symbol of how important the College of Education and Human Services is to this University, and it is everything we dreamed it should be.
Geoﬀrey Newman Montclair State will miss Geoffrey Newman’s energy and passion when he steps down as dean of the College of the Arts (CART) this June. For more than two decades, Newman has spearheaded the College’s growth into one of the nation’s top institutions for higher education in the visual, fine, and performing arts. In 2003, he established the Office of Education and Community Outreach, and the following year, the 500-seat Alexander Kasser Theater opened its doors. In 2006, the John J. Cali School of Music was established and the University Art Galleries added the beautiful George Segal Gallery to its exhibition space. And as facilities grew, so did the faculty and student enrollment.
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Q: What will you miss most? A: The people. After 24 years, my friends and professional colleagues have merged and I will miss those relationships. Q: What has been your greatest challenge as dean? A: My greatest challenge has been and continues to be managing change. Change happens each and every day. The more we do as a College of the Arts, the more is revealed that needs to be done. Handling the issues of personnel support, changing University goals, meeting the community, and campus academic and non-academic needs often requires a daily assessment and then reassessment of where I am going, where the unit is going, and the timetable for achieving these goals. This is a moving target that needs constant attention. Q: This year you and the University have been hard at work to establish a new School of Communication and Media. How do you feel about retiring just as this initiative takes off? A: I think having established the new School of Communication and Media in CART is a great joy of an achievement. I have no regrets about doing this and passing it on to a new dean, as this will provide endless joy for him or her. I think this is such a wonderful opportunity to build this area of study that I am sure it will be seen as a jewel in the crown of the arts at Montclair State University. Q: What is your proudest accomplishment as dean and what are the milestones that you will remember most? A: I would say the creation of the College of the Arts. When I arrived, there were only three departments. We then went from a School of Fine and Performing Arts to a College of the Arts, more than doubled the enrollment, and brought many more faculty members to the College. I have hired more than three-fourths of the current full-time faculty, guided the revision of curriculum, and added new undergraduate and graduate programs. I helped to establish new and additional facilities to every department in the College. We now have Life Hall, the DuMont Television Center, an MFA building, Calcia Hall, plus a facility for Fashion Studies, Graphic Design, Broadcasting offices, the Kasser Theater, a renovated Memorial Auditorium, and the John J. Cali School of Music.
Q: How would you like current students to describe the College of the Arts? A: As the soul of the University. It is the one place where students are encouraged to explore what they do not know and understand, and come to understand who they are as unique individuals possessing the strength and courage to be who they want to be and can be. The College of the Arts is the safe and nurturing environment where students, under the tutelage of faculty and staff, dare to take risks and constantly examine how to reshape and better define the many messages hidden inside. The College of the Arts is the creative spirit inside us all. Q: In your opinion, what is the biggest challenge CART graduates face today? A: The biggest challenge is finding ways through which one can pursue oneâ€™s dreams without compromising oneâ€™s principles. The workplace can sometimes be very deceptive. The workplace and organizational needs often can become more important than individual needs, yet both must be addressed. And as things continue to change in the workplace or organization, so must you. How to do that often becomes the greater of the challenges. Q: What advice would you give your successor? A: I would say trust the people with whom you work. They are your greatest strength and your most valuable resource in achieving your goals. Q: What are your plans for the future? A: The future for me is still being written. I will take all the wisdom I have learned from Montclair State and begin to define and shape my next period of growth. I will work on writing many of my thoughts, doing some consulting, and working on specific projects. I look forward to becoming more bicoastal and developing connections and opportunities in both locations. I will never be far from the University where I have given my hopes, dreams, blood, sweat, and tears for 23 years. Carpe Diem!
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The School of Business’s innovative, new Master of Business Administration program isn’t just state-of-the-art—it’s world-class. “While there is no single way to design an MBA, we drew on the best features of regional, national, and international programs to create a program that’s aligned closely with the needs of the marketplace,” says School of Business Dean E. LaBrent Chrite. The groundbreaking program, which launched in spring 2012, has several advantages. Students can earn their degrees in as few as 18 to 24 months and it is a more affordable MBA program than others in the area. “We have created an MBA program that is, in the best sense of the word, user-friendly,” notes Graduate School Dean Joan Ficke. An Enriching Cohort Experience Whether enrolled in evening courses on the Montclair campus or in the Saturday program at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, students now take all of their classes with a single group—or cohort—of classmates. According to MBA Director Professor Nicole Koppel, “We are bringing the cohort experience more often associated with a fulltime MBA program to our part-time program.”
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The cohorts foster a vital community of learning and a built-in support system for students, Chrite says. “Students start forging invaluable and lasting networking connections with each other—and their professors—from day one.” “Keeping students together will only enhance their experiences as they work and collaborate with each other. The cohort structure resonates more intensely with what business needs, and students want,” Ficke adds. New Courses Explore Key Business Topics “The new program offers more dynamic courses as well as a greater number of options,” says Chrite. Reconfigured to meet the needs of working professionals, the curriculum builds on 12 credits of foundation courses, which are waived for the 70 percent of MBA students with undergraduate business backgrounds. After completing the foundation requirement, students enter the cohort program, taking 37.5 credits—including 6 elective credits—in an integrated core curriculum. “There are no waivers for these 37.5 credits. Everyone takes these 1.5-credit courses for a full MBA experience. They will take courses in every discipline in our program,” Koppel says. Students can also pursue up to two areas of concentration—in accounting, finance, international business, management, management information systems, and marketing—by taking an additional 6-12 elective credits.
Koppel notes that new 1.5credit courses in traditional business disciplines and current hot topics and trends expose students to more areas than before. “Faculty members are excited to develop courses that reflect the latest developments in the market.” Koppel points to another popular program feature: each student gets an iPad. “Professors make case studies and textbook extracts available on the iPads, and students highlight, post, and share notes with their cohorts for an interactive learning experience.” Beyond the Classroom Ficke notes that, for the first time, students will take a required 1.5-credit, 7 to 10-day international study trip at the end of their program. “Business is global. Period. We’ve built in a terrific international opportunity for students,” she says. This year, students will visit Brazil to learn firsthand about its emerging economy. A dynamic Executive Speaker Series reinforces academics by bringing top executives from
“Business is global. Period. We’ve built in a terrific international opportunity for students.” Joan Ficke
leading New York and New Jersey metro-area companies to campus to share their knowledge, expertise, and insights with students. Speakers include Carlos Rodriguez, president and CEO of ADP; James Dwyer, managing director at JP Morgan; and Annette Catino, president and CEO of QualCare, Inc. Koppel believes these mandatory events are the “experiences that move your career forward.” A Valuable Degree Part of the value of the new program is “in the training rather than the initials,” Ficke says. “The rigorous focus on analytical thinking, quantitative skills, the global marketplace, and making connections with real-world business leaders and experiences gives students the preparation they need to succeed.” “The MBA is the latest example of Montclair State’s ongoing, institutional commitment to providing focused, intense, niche-based terminal master’s degree programs,” Ficke adds. “It’s the shape of things to come.”
FEATURE: New Center for Autism
New Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health The Center won’t just give a diagnosis of ASD. We’ll be able to unravel ‘‘ the components for children from the entire spectrum of ASD. – Gerard Costa ’’
natural progression to offer clinical programs to children and their families,” College of Education and Human Services Dean Ada Beth Cutler says. Mulcahy agrees, noting that a big benefit of the clinic is that it is a welcoming, homelike place where children and parents can feel relaxed and comfortable.
ith one child in 94 diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, New Jersey has by far the highest rate of autism in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Montclair State’s Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health opened in January to address this trend with both a new graduate certificate program and a community clinic.
Staffed in part by advanced degree students, the new clinic serves children from birth to age eight and their families “who have concerns that their child is showing early signs of autism or early childhood mental health relationship, learning, or emotional issues and problems,” says Costa.
New Certificate Program New Jersey’s first developmentally and relationship-based graduate certificate program, the Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Developmental Models of Autism Intervention focuses on “the neurological basis for behaviors and what a child’s behavior reveals to us,” says Center Director Gerard Costa, an authority on autism and early childhood mental health. Students in the 15-credit program can earn a certificate within a single calendar year. Offered through the College of Education and Human Services’s Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Literacy Education, and administered by the Center itself, it gives teachers, mental health practitioners, and allied health professionals the comprehensive classroom and “hands-on” experience they need to assess, educate, and intervene for children with a range of developmental disabilities. Costa notes that the multi-disciplinary curriculum combines required core courses with a choice of elective courses offered by eight departments and three colleges within
the University. All 15 credits can be applied towards Montclair State’s MEd in Inclusive Early Childhood Education or—pending review—other relevant graduate programs. He looks forward to rounding out the Center’s academic offerings program next fall.
A Developmental Approach to Treating Children with Autism Together with Associate Director Kaitlin Mulcahy, Costa spent the fall 2011 semester readying The Center’s new community clinic at 14 Normal Avenue for its January launch. “For Montclair State, the new Center is part of a
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“The Center won’t just give a diagnosis of ASD. We’ll be able to unravel the components for children from the entire spectrum of ASD,” he explains. “If you have met one child with autism, you have met one child with autism. They are all different,” he insists. “We’re not interested in what the behavior is, but why a child behaves that way.” For Costa, autism demands individualized assessments and interventions that take into account the neurobiological and developmental reasons for behaviors like hand flapping, spinning, or inappropriate social interactions. “We hope to offer individual and family therapy, and both children’s group and family group therapy,” Costa says, noting that Charles Cartwright, director of the Autism Center at the YAI Network and a noted child psychopharmacologist, is on call as a clinical consultant.
Far left: Gerard Costa, director of the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health. Left: Associate Director Kaitlin Mulcahy reads to a young visitor. Top: The Autism Center is a resource for families from the University and surrounding communities.
A Community Resource “The Center takes Montclair State out to the community at large,” Mulcahy says, offering welcome support to school districts that are moving toward providing more inclusive classrooms for students with developmental disabilities. Working with the staff of Montclair State’s Ben Samuels Children’s Center, the Autism Center has developed training and consultation services for schools and centers that work with children with autism. Costa is proud to be the nation’s only authorized provider of Zippy’s Friends, an international mental health promotion curriculum for children aged five to seven. A grant from the Todd Ouida Children’s Foundation fund’s the Center’s training of local educators in this World Health Organization-endorsed program. Cutler adds, “The College of Education and Human Services is not an ivory tower institution. We are not only engaged in scholarship and teaching on campus, but are also engaged in serving our surrounding community.” She adds, “The Center’s approach resonates with our general approach to teaching and learning. I am thrilled that we can offer this program.”
FEATURE: Fast track to an Advanced Degree
Fast track to an advanced Degree Combined Degree Programs Montclair State currently offers 12 combined bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Each combined program consists of undergraduate and graduate coursework. • Aquatic and Coastal Sciences (BS/MS) • Biology (BS/MS) • Chemistry (BS/MS) • Computer Science (BS/MS) • English (BA/MAT) • Family, Children, and School Settings (BA/MAT) • Fine Arts (BA/MAT) • Geoscience (BS/MAT) • Linguistics (BA/MAT) • Mathematics (BS/MS) • Spanish (BA/MAT) • Statistics (BS/MS)
Coming in Fall 2012 • Chemistry (BS/MAT) • Philosophy (BA/MAT) • Psychology (BA/MA or BA/MAT) • Religious Studies (BA/MAT) • Sociology (BA/MAT) 24
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In today’s competitive job market, an increasing number of employers prefer candidates with advanced degrees. In fact, a July 2011 New York Times article called the master’s degree “the new bachelor’s.” Montclair State gives undergraduates in a wide range of programs an early start toward this important credential through combined bachelor's and master’s degree programs. With a combined program, up to 12 credits may be applied to both undergraduate and graduate degrees at undergraduate tuition rates. Even with full-time attendance, a typical 30-36 credit master’s program normally takes two years to complete. But, by starting classes toward the master’s in a student’s senior year with the combined program, considerable time can be saved. “It’s a way for dedicated, hardworking students to get a head start on their graduate course work,” says Bryan Terry, associate vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Academic Services. “Students can shave an entire year off the process, accelerating their entry into the workplace at a more senior level.”
A further incentive for students who are on the right track from the start in their class sequence and have the required GPA is that they may be eligible for admission without taking the Graduate Record Examinations (GREs). “The prospect of taking GREs may be off-putting to students who hope to pursue graduate education,” notes Claire Taub, associate dean of The Graduate School. “They may have proven themselves again and again in the classroom, but the idea of standardized tests is daunting.” Montclair State has a dozen combined degree programs in place, with six more on the way (see sidebar on previous page). Among the new programs scheduled to launch in the fall of 2012 are combined degree offerings in psychology, historically one of the University’s most popular majors. A survey of Montclair State’s psychology students showed that fully 50 percent did not intend to pursue a PhD or become a clinician. For those going into other career areas, a combined bachelor’s/master’s program will ensure that they have the necessary marketable skills in research and data analysis to excel. “The research-intensive focus of the combined BA/MA program will enable our students to be marketable in a broad range of fields where such skills are highly valued, including the food industry and pharmaceutical industry. The program will also be attractive to students interested in some of the hottest areas in the field of psychology,” notes Professor of Psychology Deborah Ragin, who authored the proposal for the combined programs, naming forensic psychology, neuro psychology, and psycholinguistics as among the “hot” areas. Marietta Morrissey, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, describes the combined degree programs as a “great opportunity for students to work with and take classes with master-level students earlier in their academic careers.” The combined bachelor’s/master’s degree programs culminating in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) provides students with two degrees and two teacher certifications. Students earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree with teacher certifications in general education (in early childhood education, elementary education, or a subject area) and in special education. According to Ada Beth Cutler, dean of the College of Education and Human Services, “these dual-degree/dualcertification programs will prepare teachers who understand and meet the learning needs of all students in inclusive classrooms. Using the latest research and best practices, the
“Because the combined program allows me to take master's-level courses in my senior year, I can get an early start on my research.” — Alexa Rae Hasselman Aquatic and Coastal Sciences BS/MS program
graduates will be outstanding teachers for students with and without diagnosed disabilities in their classrooms.” Robert Prezant, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, describes himself as a strong advocate of the combined degree programs. “The ultimate goal is to get our students well positioned for careers in industry, science education, or for pursuing a PhD,” he explains. “Five-year programs set our students on a path of research at an earlier stage. For students who have an eye on the ball and have ‘always wanted to be’ a chemist, a mathematician, or what have you, this is an opportunity for them to take a shorter and more direct path to their goals.” In addition to the time savings, the programs maximize the return on educational investment. Lisa Kasper, director of undergraduate admissions, notes that increasingly students— and their parents—are seeing a combined degree program as a means to get a good first job that will set a career on the right trajectory and monetize the investment in education. With all their advantages—accelerated time frame, lower cost, and the possibility of having the GRE requirement waived, among others— the combined degree programs are an attractive option for students aiming for a
master’s degree. “The combined bachelor’s and master’s programs offer unique advantages for our students,” says Terry. “They are the best way I can think of for our highest achievers to kick-start their careers.”
Education Pays According to the 2010 Bureau of Labor report, the unemployment rate correlates inversely with educational attainment. People with a high school diploma had an unemployment rate of 10.3 percent; for those with a baccalaureate degree, unemployment dropped to 5.4 percent; and for those with a master’s degree, the unemployment level was lower still at four percent. In addition, people with master’s degrees have an annual income of 22 percent more than those holding bachelor degrees (and double those without any college education).
Men’s Soccer Reaches NCAA Final Four in San Antonio
Remember the Alamo.
That famous phrase has new meaning for the Montclair State men’s soccer team.
In 2011, the Red Hawks put together the greatest season in the 54-year history of men’s soccer at Montclair State by reaching the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament in San Antonio, Texas. The squad became just the fourth team among all sports at Montclair State to reach a national championship tournament Final Four round.
It was a magical ride for the Red Hawks under first-year head coach Todd Tumelty ’07, who joins baseball’s Kevin Cooney as the only two coaches in University history to lead their team to the national finals in their first year of coaching. Montclair State fell to Ohio Wesleyan in the semifinal although they stood toe-to-toe for much of the game with the eventual national champions. The loss couldn’t dampen the excitement of appearing in the Final Four, a goal that had always seemed to elude the Red Hawks. The 2011 Montclair State men’s soccer team finished the year with a record of 19-4-3. It was a season filled with exciting moments, thrilling victories, and memories that will last a lifetime.
Top: The Montclair State University men’s soccer team in front of the famous Alamo. Right: Shown here before a practice session at the stadium in San Antonio, the 2011 team was the first to make it to the Final Four in a national championship.
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New Hall of Fame inductees (left to right) Norm Schoenig ’73, Laura Popes ’01, Stephanie Romanko ’03, and Kevin Kelly ’00.
Hall of Fame Adds Four New Members
elebrating its 40th anniversary in 2011, Montclair State’s Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed four new members: football standout Kevin Kelly ‘00, field hockey All-American Laura Popes ’01, women’s soccer record-holder Stephanie Romanko ’03, and current baseball coach Norm Schoenig ’73.
Also honored was the late John Greco ’02, the former men’s lacrosse coach, who was inducted into the Century Club for coaches who have achieved 100 or more career victories. Greco, who passed away in 2010, won 101 contests—96 with the men’s team in his eightyear tenure and five wins as the co-head coach of the women’s squad in 2002. Kelly was a four-time All-NJAC selection— two each for offense and defense. He helped Montclair State to three consecutive post-season appearances from 1998-2000 as the Red Hawks captured two NJAC Championships in addition to two NCAA Division III Tournament berths. Kelly recorded 14 sacks during the 1999 season and the following year was named the NJAC Defensive Player of the Year.
Popes was the first All-American in Montclair State field hockey history and finished as the second all-time leading scorer in 2001. The two-time All-NJAC selection led a resurgence of the Montclair State program which set a school record in 2001 with 15 victories in addition to winning the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championship. Romanko became the first Montclair State women’s soccer player to be named an All-American as she played every minute of every game in goal for the Red Hawks from 1999-2002. The all-time leader in wins (55), saves (356), goals against average (0.78), and shutouts (45), Romanko was selected as the NJAC Defensive Player of the Year in her senior season and led Montclair State to its first NJAC Championship game in 2002. Schoenig joined football coach Rick Giancola as the only active coaches to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame. A two-time NCAA Division III Coach of the Year, Schoenig has won more games than any coach in Montclair State athletic history with 681 wins entering the 2012 season. His other numbers are equally impressive: five NJAC championships, seven NCAA regional titles, 17 regional tournament appearances, as well as seven appearances in the NCAA Division III World Series winning a total of 69 NCAA Tournament contests.
Undefeated Cross Country Team Celebrates Anniversary
In the eight-decade history of Montclair State athletics, many teams have had memorable seasons but only a few were perfect. The 1971 men’s cross country team was one such team and they recently reunited for their 40th anniversary and were honored at a ceremony in the Panzer
Athletic Center. The team finished the season with a perfect 15-0 record to become just the fourth team in Montclair State history to have an undefeated season (the 1947, 1960, and 1964 football teams were the other three). Since then, two other teams have gone undefeated at Montclair State – the 1982 football squad (8-0-2) and the 1989 men’s lacrosse team (15-0).
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Members of the 1971 undefeated cross country team. Front row from the left: Jonathan Frankel; Robert Mayer ’74, ’84 MA; E. Greg Weiss ’73; Kevin McGrath ’72, ’81 MA; and Guy Pilsbury ’78. Back row from the left: Michael Sinnott ’74; Allen Johnson ’75; James Fairbanks ’75, ’78 MA; and John Fisher ’76.
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MORE HIGHLIGHTS All-Americans Seniors Chris D’Andrea (Union, NJ), Chelsea Keelen (Little Falls, NJ), and Kevin Brown (Wayne, NJ) finished off their careers in fine fashion as they were named All-America.
he Red Hawk field hockey team put together the finest season in its history as Montclair State finished 19-3 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship Tournament. Led by NJAC Coach of the Year Beth Gottung, the Red Hawks began the year with 14 consecutive victories and reached the championship game of the inaugural NJAC Tournament falling to eventual national champion TCNJ. Montclair State earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament and knocked off Rhodes College (TN) in double-overtime 3-2 in the first round before falling to Salisbury University in the second round. Montclair State placed four players on the All-NJAC Team—Brittany Carroll (Kingston, NY), Chelsea Keelen (Tinton Falls, NJ), Jennifer Tafro (Little Falls, NJ), and Megan Bosland (Boonton, NJ). Keelen, Carroll and Bosland were also named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-Region squad. Ranked nationally throughout the season, the Red Hawks football team finished 8-2 overall, which included the first game played in a driving snowstorm as Montclair plowed through Western Connecticut, 38-7 during Homecoming in October. A total of 18 players were selected to the All-NJAC Team, including seniors Chad Faulcon (Cranford, NJ) and Dan Keegan (Fairfield, NJ), who were named Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Year, respectively.
Women’s soccer posted a 13-5-2 mark and reached the semifinals of the NJAC Tournament. The 13 victories were the third-highest single-season total in program history and the most since 2006. Montclair State was ranked for several weeks in both the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and NCAA Regional Polls. The Red Hawks also placed six players on the All-NJAC Team, including senior Rachel Senyszyn, who earned her third career All-Conference honor. Volleyball qualified for the NJAC Tournament for the sixth consecutive year and 19th time overall. Under first-year head coach Eddie Stawinski, the Red Hawks had three players selected to the AllNJAC Team, including sophomore Kaitlyn Irwin (Cranford, NJ), who was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. Junior Alyssa Batiste (Manahawkin, NJ) and freshman Daniella Salemo (Ramsey, NJ) also landed spots on the All-Conference Team.
D’Andrea became the 12th player in football history to be selected to the prestigious American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division III All-America Team. He led the nation in rushing yards during the regular season with a school record 1,583 yards as he shattered the previous mark which had stood for 30 years. D’Andrea also scored 16 touchdowns during 2011 and led the NJAC in four different categories. Keelen is the eighth field hockey player in program history to be named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III All-America Team. Keelen anchored one of the top defensive units in the nation as the Red Hawks allowed just 28 goals this season and 185 shots, an average of 8.4 per contest. The Red Hawks rank 20th in Division III in goals against average (1.24). Keelen also added two goals and an assist offensively. Brown, who helped the men’s soccer team to its first Final Four appearance, was selected Third-Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCAA). Brown anchored one of nation’s top defenses as the Red Hawks finished second in the NJAC and 38th overall in Division III in goals against average allowing 20 goals in 26 games (0.75 GAA) while posting an NJAC-leading 12 shutouts. Brown also contributed offensively as well with two goals, none bigger than his goal with 16:12 remaining against Stevens in the Sectional Final at Amherst that punched Montclair State’s ticket to the Final Four.
1987 Baseball National Championship Team to Be Honored in April Twenty-five years ago, Leroy Horn hit “The Shot Heard Round Montclair.” In 1987, Montclair State reached the pinnacle of Division III baseball winning the NCAA Division III national championship in dramatic fashion. Down a run in the bottom of the tenth inning, Horn blasted a two-run homer Continued on next page
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MORE HIGHLIGHTS giving Montclair the first of its three NCAA titles. On Saturday, April 28, the Red Hawks will honor the team in between games of its doubleheader against The College of New Jersey at Yogi Berra Stadium. The first game is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Visit montclairathletics.com for more details.
Montclair State to Host NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship The NCAA will bring its Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship Tournament to Montclair State in May. The national semifinals will be held at Sprague Field on May 19-20. Montclair State will also serve as the host for the Division II and Division III championships in 2013. The 2012 event will mark the second time that an NCAA national championship will take place at the University. In 2009, Montclair State hosted the Division III Softball Championship at the MSU Softball Stadium. Visit montclairathletics.com for more details and ticket information.
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alumni NEWS Join the Alumni Recruitment Team Montclair State University is looking for the next generation of alumni, and we need your help! The Alumni Recruitment Team works with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to help identify prospective students and guide them through the college decision process. The team represents Montclair State at outreach events, participates in oncampus recruitment programs, serves as regional contacts for prospective students and families, and assists with letter-writing campaigns. Volunteers help recruit the best and most talented students to Montclair State. Sharing your personal experiences at the University may inspire a prospective student to join the next generation of Red Hawks! By joining the Alumni Recruitment Team, you can participate firsthand in a variety of outreach programs, including: • Representing Montclair State at a local college fair • Writing a personalized letter to a prospective student
Alumni volunteers Carolyn Little ’02 and Virgilio Fernandez ’08 assist students on Freshman Discovery Day.
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Calling All Graduate School Alumni The Office of Alumni Relations is working with The Graduate School to expand the Alumni Recruitment Team to represent all graduate programs at Montclair State during the recruitment process. If you would like to be a part of the team, please contact John Morytko, assistant director of Alumni Relations, at 973-655-3323 or email@example.com.
alumni NEWS Staying Connected Jeanne Marano
One of the many ways alumni stay connected to Montclair State University is through affinity groups. Alumni affinity groups consist of alumni who come together based on a shared common bond or mutual interest. These groups not only allow alumni to connect with one another, but also can provide a way for students to relate to alumni in a meaningful manner. During last semester, many of these groups attended activities here on campus. Department of Broadcasting The 18th Annual Broadcasting Alumni Reunion on October 6 was a great success, thanks to the dedication and hard work of Patty Piroh, producer/director in the Department of Broadcasting. Alumni representing a wide range of class years, from 1978-2011, returned to the DuMont Television Center to mingle, network, and reminisce with undergraduate students, and department faculty and staff members. This year’s event was particularly special, as guests paid tribute to Larry Londino, who, after more than 20 years of serving as department chair, recently stepped down from the position to return to teaching. Equal Opportunity Fund Program Even a historic October blizzard couldn’t stop loyal alumni and friends from gathering to celebrate at the Equal Opportunity Fund Program (EOFP)
(From left) Sonia Owchariw '91, Geoff DeVoe '92, and H. David Pollock '93 enjoying the 18th Annual Broadcasting Alumni Reunion.
Members of the Recent Alumni Network sample chocolate at the chocolate-tasting event.
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Marietta Morrissey
Alumni and staff of the Equal Opportunity Fund Program.
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Homecoming Open House on October 29. Alumni mingled with current students and EOFP staff, and reunited with old friends. EOF alumni help provide a critical support network for current students by speaking with students, serving as mentors, and demonstrating the path to success beyond Montclair State. Alumni can remain involved by participating in the Alumni Mentor Corner and various program activities planned for the academic year. Department of Philosophy and Religion Through the leadership of David Benfield, chair of the Philosophy and Religion Homecoming Planning Committee, and Department Chair Dorothy Rogers, department alumni were able to get together for a Homecoming Open House on October 29. Despite the weather, the group had a large turnout and enjoyed networking, meeting Dean Marietta Morrissey, and hearing more about the department’s continuing history of academic strength and commitment to students. Professors Benfield, Stephen Johnson, and Michael Kogan shared inspiring recollections. Attorney Alumni Network The first gathering of the newly formed Attorney Alumni Network took place on November 15 through the leadership and support of Professor Marilyn Tayler and Adjunct Professor Avram Segall of the Department of
Political Science and Law. Guest speakers Joyce M. Smith, Esq. ’94, chief legal officer of Prudential Trust Company, and Steven M. Resnick, Esq. ’93, shareholder at Budd Larner, P.C., each spoke about their experience as Montclair State students. They credited faculty with providing the inspiration to pursue a legal career and the tools they needed to succeed. They also encouraged attorney alumni and current law students to remain connected with the Department of Political Science and Law, and the faculty they know and admire. The goal of this group is to provide opportunities to meet and network with fellow alumni, as well as to share experiences and successes with current political science, jurisprudence, and pre-law students through mentoring activities, speaking to a class, or serving as a resource for faculty. During his talk, Resnick announced his intention to set up a scholarship in honor of two admired faculty: The Dr. Marilyn Tayler and Dr. David Benfield Scholarship will assist a full-time undergraduate student currently enrolled in the Department of Political Science and Law or the Department of Philosophy and Religion who intends to attend law school. Recent Alumni Network The Recent Alumni Network represents graduates from the class of 2000 forward
Annamaria Christov Carmen ’01 at the Philosophy and Religion Homecoming event
and current students. The Network focuses on programs designed to help the current graduating class transition to alumni; address the needs and interests of recent graduates; and provide networking, community service, cultural, and reunion activities. In November, alumni and students gathered for an informative and fun-filled chocolate-tasting event that explored the history and flavors of chocolates from around the world. Get involved For more information on any of these programs and to learn how you can become involved, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 973-655-4141 or visit the website at montclair.edu/alumni.
Professors Avram Segall (left) and Marilyn Tayler (right) flank guest speakers Joyce M. Smith, Esq. ’94 and Steven M. Resnick, Esq. ’93 at the Attorney Alumni Network event.
Class of 1962: Celebrate Your 50th Reunion This year marks the 50th anniversary of the graduation of the Class of 1962, and plans for a sensational celebration are underway! Mark your calendar for Friday, May 18, when alumni from the class of 1962 will lead the procession of baccalaureate candidates at Commencement 2012, enjoy lunch with classmates, tour campus, and more. For more information or to make your reservation, visit the website at montclair.edu/alumni/reunions or contact Deb Corasio, assistant director of Alumni Relations, at 973-655-4207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
alumni NEWS Your Benefits of Membership in the Alumni Network Your connection to Montclair State University doesn’t end the day you graduate. Whether you graduated this past year or more than 50 years ago, you remain part of the Montclair State community—a vibrant, thriving community that welcomes and rewards you. Join MONTCLAIRconnect and network with fellow Red Hawks Join MONTCLAIRconnect, our password-protected online community, to stay connected to fellow Red Hawks around the world. Search the directory by name, class year, location, company, and more. View and post class notes; find information on regional, class, and special interest groups; check for events to attend; and browse photo galleries. Activate your Montclair State email forwarding address, join discussion groups, and participate in the Career
Advisory Network. If you’re on Facebook, add our app to stay connected. Lifetime access to career resources All alumni enjoy lifetime access to career resources, including career counseling, occupational research services, and employment programming offered through the Center for Career Services and Cooperative Education. The Center holds career fairs, workshops, and one-on-one sessions each semester. For more information, and access to various online resources, visit the Center’s website at montclair.edu/CareerServices /alumni or call 973-655-5194. Take advantage of the Center for Writing Excellence The Center for Writing Excellence offers in-person and online appointments to all alumni committed to developing and improving as writers. Experienced writing
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consultants help writers gain confidence and polish their skills. All alumni writers at any stage of the writing process and in any discipline are welcome to participate. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit montclair.edu/cwe. And much more… Take advantage of these additional benefits and services: ● Get an Alumni ID Card— your identification as a member of the alumni community—to access special benefits and discounts, including the use of some campus facilities. ● Attend programs that provide opportunities for you to connect with the University and other alumni.
● Read Connections, the monthly e-newsletter filled with Montclair State news and happenings. ● Use the Computer Lab on the fifth floor of University Hall. ● Borrow circulating materials from Sprague Library or access research databases. ● Purchase a membership at the Recreation Center. ● Use your Alumni ID Card for a discount on selected merchandise at the University Bookstore. ● Receive special discounts on auto and home insurance through Liberty Mutual. Visit the Alumni Relations website for additional information at montclair.edu/alumni.
HONOR ROLL OF DONORS the PresiDent’s CounCil The President’s Council recognizes with gratitude those whose cumulative lifetime gifts to Montclair State University have reached $50,000 or more, or who have made a planned gift of $250,000 or more.
Cabinet Cumulative gift of at least $1 million or planned gift of $5 million or more
aCaDemy Cumulative gift of at least $500,000 or planned gift of $2.5 million or more
millennium soCiety Cumulative gift of at least $100,000 or planned gift of $500,000 or more
DistinguisheD Cumulative gift of at least $50,000 or planned gift of $250,000 or more
Cabinet Anonymous Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Seth and Alexandra Bergstein Susan Blount Angelo R. Cali and Mary V. Cali Family Foundation, Inc. Angelo Cali '36 ’79 Hon. * John ‘09 Hon. and Rose Cali '80 Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Incorporated Marie Frazee-Baldassarre '43 '46 MA * Adelaide Greenfield Goldfarb '39 * I. Michael Kasser Edward Leshowitz '36 96 Hon.* McMullen Family Foundation John McMullen '03 Hon. * Catherine McMullen '85 Mary Kasser Mochary Matthew Mochary The Prudential Foundation George and Helen Segal Foundation Herman '37 ’82 Hon. * and Margaret McCormack Sokol '38 ’92 Hon. * Madelon Grimm Wehner '39 * Josh and Judy Weston Fund, Inc. Josh ’97 Hon. and Judy Hirsch Weston '77 MA
aCaDemy Bank of America Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation Lawton Blanton Jr. * The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Joanne Cali
Arlyn and Stephen Cypen Theresa Dinallo The Laraja Foundation, Inc. Joseph Laraja, Sr. * and Angela Laraja Ralph LaRossa Lucent Technologies The John Victor Machuga Foundation, Inc. Chas '54 '58 MA '10 Hon. and Lori Magliaro Public Service Electric & Gas Company Conrad J. Schmitt '58 The Terplan Family Foundation Kornel and Terezia Terplan Victoria Foundation, Inc. Jerome A. Yavitz Charitable Foundation
millennium soCiety ADP Foundation Association of Performing Arts Presenters Antoinette C. Bigel Trust The Brand Foundation of New York, Inc. Michael Kogan Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Barbara Flenner Brummer '68 Angela Cali Joseph and Teresa Canderozzi Capital One Bank Cento Amici, Inc. Murray '05 Hon. * and Miriam Cole Oscar Cosla Francis Cuss Donald Darlington '67 '72 MA * Marie Arena Fabiano '46 Amy and Dan Feinberg Angelo Genova '75 Robert Goldstein Frank and Helen Altieri Granito '55
Catherine Hanley ’72 MA * The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, Inc. Inserra Supermarkets, Inc. Lawrence Inserra, Jr. Institute for Educational Inquiry The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Keating Crawford Foundation Douglas Kennedy Gerald '80 Hon. and Phyllis LeBoff Audrey Vincentz Leef '43 '09 Hon. Patrick LePore Nicholas Martini Foundation Martinson Family Foundation John Martinson Margaret McColgan Martinson '66 The MCJ Amelior Foundation Charlotte Spohrer McKenzie '31 * William McLeish '52 Merck & Company Merck Institute for Science Education Ralph ’58 and Margaret Miano The Ambrose Monell Foundation Barbara Mostoff '95 MA MRM Foundation, Inc. New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants New Jersey State Bar Foundation David's Fund Thomas and Lucy Ott Panzer College Trust Fund Preston Pinkett III Prudential Financial Pzena Family Foundation Richard Pzena Ruth Rapoport '74 * Harvey and Rose * Rappaport Gene Rosenfeld Rochberg '41 Roche The Fred C. Rummel Foundation Schering-Plough The Schumann Fund For New Jersey Evelyn Sheffman '39 * Charles Shotmeyer Teachers Club of Montclair James Todd '41 '50 MA * Turrell Fund Elizabeth Vandervliet '32 '37 MA * Verizon New Jersey, Inc. Nancy Walsh '48 * Eva Sidlow Walther '34 * Wilkins Foundation Inc. Scott * and Ingrid Williams '92 '96 MA
DistinguisheD Arlene Crescenzi Allen '64 Valerio and Barbara Azzoli Susan Bershad Bobbi & Steven Investment, LLI Bobbi and Steven Plofker Barbara Horn Buhrer '43 Betty Carne * Charles Edison Fund
Children's Literacy Initiative Helen Chomitz * Andrew Constable '92 Robert and Barbara Constable John Curran The Jeffrey Dworkin Foundation ExxonMobil Foundation Goya Foods, Inc. Carlos Ortiz, Esq. Grace Freeman '18 * Mortimer Harrison * William Heuberger Photography Milton Higgins, III George Hiltzik, Esq. Johnson & Johnson Junior League of Montclair-Newark, Inc. TeleBrands Corporation Ajit Khubani '84 A. Rama and Tomoko Krishna The Landsberger Foundation Kurt Landsberger Sheldon Lustigman Charlotte Marinelli * Morris McGee '49 * Nicole McGuire MetLife Foundation National Commission on Teaching and America's Future National Education Association Maryann Peins '47 Steve '65 and Cathy Pepe PNC James Poet '41 * The Jeffrey R. Ralston Foundation Thomas Randazzo '50 '55 MA Eleanor B. Reiner Foundation E. Franklin Robbins Trust Elton Robertson '64 Irma Robertson * Laura Freund Schefter '34 * Frances Elk Scher Philanthropic Fund Frances Scher Schering-Plough Corporation Antoinette Simmons * Marilyn Somville Paul '74 and Annamary Ladanye Stahlin '74 Barbara Stephens-Rich W. Paul Stillman Marital Trust Tavakoli Family Foundation Nader Tavakoli, Esq. '80 Terminal Construction Corporation The Edward and Stella Van Houten Memorial Trust Verizon Foundation Adam Walinsky Nathan Weiss ‘48 The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation WorldCom, Inc. * Deceased
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honor roll of Donors 2011 wish to thank the following donors whose gifts of $100 or more were
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received between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. We also offer sincere
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thanks to the thousands of donors who contributed amounts up to $99 during the fiscal year. Gifts to the University have supported a wide range of academic programs, scholarships, services, and facilities that make Montclair State an exceptional place for learning and provide special opportunities for students and faculty.
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ADP Foundation Association of Performing Arts Presenters Bank of America Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Barbara Horn Buhrer '43 John '09 Hon. and Rose Cali '80 Capital One Bank Coccia Foundation Theresa Dinallo Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Incorporated Genova, Burns & Giantomasi Angelo Genova '75 George Hennings '47 '48 MA Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Douglas Kennedy Ralph LaRossa The John Victor Machuga Foundation, Inc. McMullen Family Foundation Merck & Company Preston Pinkett III Public Service Electric & Gas Company Pzena Family Foundation Richard S. Pzena Gene Rosenfeld Rochberg '41 The Fred C. Rummel Foundation Barbara Stephens-Rich Josh and Judy Weston Fund, Inc. Josh ’97 Hon. and Judy Hirsch Weston '77 MA Jerome A. Yavitz Charitable Foundation Stephen and Arlyn Cypen
Atrium Health Group Valerio and Barbara Azzoli Bluestein Family Foundation, Inc. Sanfurd Bluestein Barbara Flenner Brummer '68 John and Amanda Cali Cento Amici, Inc. Joseph and Teresa Canderozzi Cianci Street Realty Corp. Edwin '82 and Mimi Feliciano Francis Cuss Marie Arena Fabiano '46 Robert and Holly Gregory Celia Zimmerman Hait '39 J. Maurits Hudig Robert Lehrer Michael McCann Ralph '58 and Margaret Miano Mary Kasser Mochary Robert Sydney Needham Foundation New England Foundation for the Arts New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants Steve Pepe '65 Prudential Financial, Inc. Lois D. Schenck Irrevocable Trust The Schumann Fund For New Jersey Shotmeyer Family Foundation, Inc. Charles Shotmeyer Marilyn Somville Tavakoli Family Foundation Nader Tavakoli, Esq. '80 TD Charitable Foundation Teachers Club of Montclair Verizon New Jersey, Inc. Victoria Foundation, Inc. The Vance Wall Foundation The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Keith '79 and Michele Gierla Ansbacher '80 Barclays Wealth William and Julie Micou Cerf BASF—The Chemical Company Susan Blount Jeffrey Campo '83 and Diane HofmeisterCampo '83 Anthony Carlino '77 Alberto and Kathleen Comini Covanta Essex Company David's Fund Thomas and Lucy Ott DCO Energy, LLC Deloitte & Touche, LLP Christian and Teresa M. Dingler Foundation H. Wilson Eaves '51 Carylmead Tryon Eggleston '61 EisnerAmper, LLP Environetics Group Architects Ruth Colonna Flanagan '38 Follett Higher Education Group Kevin Glenn '84 Olivia Gomez Escoriaza Yule '57 The Jim Henson Foundation J.H. Cohn LLP The Jacobs Childrens' Charitable Foundation, Inc. Brian Jacobs '88 JAM Anonymous Foundation, Inc. JPMorgan Private Bank Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation KPMG, L.L.P. Liberty Mutual Group Robert Lieberman Little Family Foundation Angie Lo Tan Marsh U.S. Consumer Aki Marugame McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP John McGoldrick Meet the Composer, Inc. David '86 and Maria Cecere Mudrick '89 Nancy Mulheren Nel Rieth Noddings '49 Passaic County Community College PNC Financial Services Group The PNC Foundation The Presser Foundation E. Franklin Robbins Trust Robinson Management, LLC Sarah, Earl, and Donald Ryan Memorial Scholarship Fund Nathan Weiss '48 The S/L/A/M Collaborative Schumann Hanlon, LLC
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Target Foundation United Way of North Essex Nathan Weiss '48 Wells Fargo Scott * and Ingrid Williams '92 '96 MA Ben and Evelyn Wilson Foundation Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP Anthony Coscia Protase Woodford '57 '62 MA Cora Yim
university Club $2,500–$4,999 Arlene Crescenzi Allen '64 William and Susan Fitt Atwater '56 Angela Cali Betty Carne * John Chuback Susan A. Cole Roger Dolden Michael Forman Estate of Grace Freeman '18 Dorothy Gawley Frank and Helen Altieri Granito '55 Thomas and Tracy Greulich Ann Wilson Hartmann '62 Heritage Wealth Counselors, LLC Jack and Jeanette Sullivan Mitchell Hersh George Hiltzik, Esq. Investors Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Italian Teachers Association of NJ Rosemary Iversen Edith Jenkins The Landsberger Foundation Kurt Landsberger Lincoln Park Renaissance Rehab & Nursing Center Lowenstein Sandler PC Sheldon Lustigman Mack-Cali Realty Corporation New Jersey Association of Public Accountants New Jersey Hearing Health Center, Inc. Donna Goione-Merchant New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company/NJM Bank W. Leonard and Rita Newman Winfield and Tracy Cook Parsons '86 PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP The Radio Club of America, Inc. Russell Reed '49 '50 MA Sodexho, Inc. & Affiliates Linda Sterling Christopher Stevenson '91 MA '05 MBA Miriam Taub '70 The Albert Payson Terhune Foundation The Terplan Family Foundation Margaret Burns Velden '64
Although every effort has been made to ensure the list’s accuracy, we apologize for any inadvertent errors or omissions it may contain. If your records suggest an error has been made in your listing, please contact Jeanette Hanlein, executive director of Advancement Services by phone at 973-655-7066, by fax at 973-655-3441, or by email at email@example.com. Please note that this honor roll of donors includes gifts made to Montclair State University between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. The University’s new President’s Club was launched in the fall of 2011 and membership designations for those gifts will be reflected in the 2012 honor roll of donors.
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banner Club $1,000–$2,499 AmSpec Services, LLC Architects League of Northern New Jersey Doris Lew Beck '50 Bergen County Retired Educators Association, Inc. Binsky & Snyder Service, LLC Mary Farina Bondon '38 * Brach Eichler L.L.C. Anthony '67 '73 MA and Julia Ulirsch Caiazzo '68 Ronald Califre '72 The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation Edward Chapel Donald Cipullo James and Alison Hart Cirenza Patricia Webster Clapp '61 '72 MA Martha Cohen Philip Cohen * Herbert Cole Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman, & Leonard, P.A. Gregory Collins '79 Concord Engineering Group, Inc. Frank Costa '56 Charles and Ada Beth Cutler Davidoff Malito & Hutcher, LLP Delaware Valley Senior Citizen Scholarship Trust Louis DiLullo '65 Ramon Delgado Domenica Desiderioscioli Ann Marie DiLorenzo Diversified Information Technologies, Inc. Katherine McAuvic Dunlap '76 Maurice Eaton David and Elizabeth Emery Jo Anne Engelbert Enterprise Holdings Foundation Christopher '04 and Rebecca Mackay Fitzpatrick '06 Harold '78 '79 MA and Barbara Abbott Ferguson '76 Harold '58 and Helen Orlowski Fields '54 Fortune Title Agency, Inc. Nicholas Timpanaro Amy Fox Fusha Village, LLC Marie Pierre Jean Rudolph Giglio '84 Willard Gingerich and Alina Camacho-Gingerich Lenore Clemente Gleason '68 '74 MA James and Valerie Grabicki John Greco Memorial Scholarship Fund Susan Greco '93 ME Ueli and Marylou Gubler '76 '79 MA Jean Haring Hall '50 Brigid Harrison Diane Hipkins '92 Robert and Louise Hughes Harold Hutchinson '69 Nicola '99 and Jill Gastelu Iannitelli '00 Jeffrey Johnson '83 June & Ira Kapp Foundation, Inc. Ira and June Kapp Arnold Keller '59 Craig and Anna Kline Gerald '63 '71 MA and Florence Perna Labenski '63 '81 MA Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. Gerald '80 Hon. and Phyllis LeBoff Robin Griffiths Marko '75
James McHugh '81 Marla Meissner '91 MA Mary Meissner Joseph and Barbara Murgio New Jersey Press Foundation Geoffrey Newman Michael and Suzanne Newman Philip Nicastro NJ Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO William Mullen Carlos Ortiz, Esq. Christine Kuchar Padilla '93 '99 MBA Kent Papsun '73 Catherine Paskert '50 Paulus, Sokolowski & Sartor, LLC PCS Wireless LLC Karen Pennington Robert Pines Patricia Diflauro Piroh '88 '92 MA James Poet '41 * Phoebe Pollinger Fred Pregger '48 '50 MA PriceWaterhouseCoopers Carol Purcell '80 Laura Levine Radin Leinberger Kathleen Ragan '74 '80 MA Bernard Ravina Ralph Rizzolo '62 '65 MA Elton Robertson '64 Lois McCrum Robertson '44 Denise Rover '84 RR&S Advertising, Inc. Peter '74 and Darsan Majury Russo '75 Richard Santillo '78 '81 MA John '63 and Joan Topar Scanlon '63 Frances Elk Scher Philanthropic Fund Frances Scher John Schmidt Anton Schwab '64 Alan Seidman Charles and Patricia Selden Shop-Rite of Oakland, Inc. H. R. Chick Silvagni Edward Snyder, Jr. Paul '74 and Annamary Ladanye Stahlin '74 Barbara Steranelli Richard Sudol '04 Nicola Sullivan Lillian Szklarczyk Team Hill Foundation, Inc. Fred Hill '82 Terminal Construction Corporation Donald Dinallo The Estate of Steve Christen '64 Joanne Sasso Tomasetti '52 Ralph Torraco UNICO—Orange/W. Orange Chapter UNICO Foundation, Inc. Catherine Vayianos '61 John Velcamp, Sr. '64 James Walsh '49 Mary Lou West Keith Wiggs Wiss & Company, LLP WithumSmith+Brown Joan Woodman '60 Byron and Myrtis Yake
bell tower $500–$999 Active Foot and Ankle Care, LLC Richard Braver AFT Local 1904, AFL-CIO Joseph Agresti
All-State Legal Andy-Matt, Inc. Angelina Holdings, LLC Elizabeth Baltrukovicz '85 '92 MA Grace Bellotti Mark Berenson Peggy Bernheim Joan Besing John Binko '81 Beate Gutermuth Bolen '72 Christine Steip Botts '65 John Brunelli '71 '73 MA Eugene '63 and Patricia Prosnak Bruno '63 Dorothea Burns '58 '62 MA Lucia Capozzoli '83 Robert '59 * and Elizabeth Vill Carroll '60 '86 MA William and Patricia Carroll Mason Carter Michael and Bonnie Carter Chiaho Chang Buena Chilstrom '89 MA Thomas Colitsas & Associates, P.A. James and Mary Claire Collis The Concord Advisory Group Gretchen Cuccio '94 MS Peter '83 and Dawn Miller D'Angelo '82 Aniruddha Das Kim Muller Davies '89 Virginia De Lalla '75 Francesco and Anna Jane DeGrossi William '59 '64 MA and Marie Cerefice DeLorenzo '60 Walter '61 and Helle Sildnik De Palma '63 Margaret Fitzsimmons Donovan '63 Harry Durkee '53 Lydia Eckstein Norman Eckstein '98 '11 Cert Elliott Glass Co., Inc. Expedia Marketing Group Geoff Chellis First Jersey Title Services, Inc. Michael '69 and Susan Crecco Fratello '69 Shivaun Gaines The Marianne and Jim Gambaro Charitable Fund Garden Protein International Inc. Susan Sporn Gelber '61 William Gelman '43 Thomas P. Gohagan & Company Henry, Jr. '76 and Lillian French Gola '76 Benjamin Goldberg '02 Michael Goldstein '60 '72 MA Lisa Krispin Greeley '87 Growth Counseling Center Kenneth Hamm '76 Lorraine Carroll Hennessey '84 George Iannacone '54 '59 MA International Planning Alliance David Alter James Jarosik and Deborah Perelmuter Robert Kaplan David Kelly Sang-Hoon Kim Mary Diane Baliman Kluth '54 John Koumoulides '60 '61 MA LB Electric Company, LLC Audrey Vincentz Leef '43 '09 Hon. Alan Levitan George Lista '84 Marcella LoCastro '74 James '82 and Stella Corodemus Lukas '83 Stephen Luongo '81 Austin '50 '52 MA * and Joyce McCarroll Mac Arthur '49 Pamela Clause McGroarty '71 Peter '81 and Laura Punderson Mcguigan '81
Rosemary Esteves McManus '87 James McQueeny Peter Michell '75 Anne Albert Miller '45 Judith Feil Miller '62 Joan Kurz Morris '60 Barbara Mostoff '95 MA Frederick Mueller Patricia Nachtigal '68 National Philanthropic Trust Hans Nebel Francis Nelson '84 Patrice Genco Nichas '83 Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus Carolyn Petrone Osnato '66 '71 MA Helyn Popovsky Ostroff '50 Paragano Family Foundation Larry and Eileen Paragano Nancy Dwyer Powers '59 Alan Prieto '84 Vincent Puccio '74 '84 MA John Quimby '81 Rapid Pump & Meter Service Co., Inc. Rita Tiernan Rinehart '52 Robert Roberts '63 '67 MA Patricia Snyder Robinson '75 Colleen Hart Rocafort '76 The Rose Group H. Scott Rosenbush and Cindy Zimmerman S.J. Pain Management, P.A. Salvatore Cerniglia '63 Frances Hovanec Sabaliauskas '70 Stephanie Sabaliauskas '05 '11 MA Maria Schantz '60 MA Monica Schleyer '92 Anthony '82 '85 MA and Roseanne Passaforo Scriffignano '84 Judy Shields Harold S. Sloan Trust Fred Smagorinsky Max Sobel '47 Springpoint Senior Living, Inc. State Farm Company Foundation Vic Tafro William Sumner '59 Super Stud Building Products, Inc. William Titley '43 Nicholas Tulve '73 MA UNICO—Nutley Chapter Gladys Valentin '05 Kenneth VanDongen '81 Barbara Carroll Verdile '64 William Vincenti Frank and Marguerite Walter Lawrence Ward '63 Gary Wilcomes '65 Judith Wilde Willie and Barbara Wilson Robert Worthy '82 Dorothy Sherman Youngs '66 Paul Zuravnsky '02
la CamPanilla Club $250–$499 Mohamed Abdelaal '09 James Africano '66 '70 MA John M. and Linda-Gail Alati Michael Ambrosio '63 William '80 and Patricia Arnold '96 MA Andrew Atkinson Neil Baldwin Thomas '87 and Robin Miller Bartholomew '89 Patricia Bataille '72 Bayonne Mermaid-Starfish Swim Team, LLC Sue Keil Beck '57
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June Boswell Bell '50 Alice Sharkey Benazzi '70 James Benson '86 Peter Berardi '68 Diane Bernardi '75 Charles '64 '68 MA and Iris Barley Binder '62 '64 MA Biology Teachers Association of New Jersey Robert Blackwell '78 Carol Blazejowski '78 Theresa Yacenda Bocchino '73 '94 Cert. '95 MA Marie Bogest Claudia Bogris B.K. Bollinger Joan Bonhoff '80 Harry Bowman '75 Diana Sabo Boyes '67 Jane M. Boyle Edward Boyno Carl '61 '65 MA and Regina Baron Brunner '61 '66 MA Henry '65 and Karin Peterson Burk '66 Joan Burkle '81 MA Francoise Burn '90 Yonina Fogel Bushell '63 Lisa Butera '87 William Campbell '42 Carla Capizzi '74 Renzo Carcich '86 James '67 and Susan Bakum Carovillano '65 Carolyn Walker Carr '63 Beverly Ruszel Cena '79 '84 MA Mina Chatterjee '88 MA John Chiego '75 Elrie Chrite Joan Alexander Clark '50 Colette Murphy Cole '75 Kathryn Connelly Janet Cooke '82 MA Alan Cottrell Joan Egner Crew '46 '48 MA Richard Crist '83 Linda Lee Swiss Crossley-Riddle '61 Judith Cusick '98 MA Jeanne Bauer Dailey '86 Mark Dakss John D'Andrea '60 John Dankowski '56 '63 MA Jane Kavenagh Darling '80 Juan De La Cruz '80 Wayne DeFeo '80 '82 MA Josephine and Antonio DeGravina Joseph Delaney '51 '57 MA Gregory '77 and Polly Evans Dell'Omo '77 Thomas DeLorenzo '74 Dennis and Sue Desiderato Barbara Dioguardi '79 Scott and Teddi Dolph Helen Hendrickson Dominguez '56 Dunn Lambert, LLC Jeanette Randall Durham '67 Katie Eaches '08 Peggy Edgerly Barbara Eler Elizabeth Leszczak Entwistle '80 Judith Faley '85 MA William Fantry '56 Alfred Fatale '04 Edith Feisner-Anfeis '81 Ferrero, U.S.A., Inc. Joseph Ferrie '50 '56 MA Jack Finn & Co. Building Contractors, L.L.C. Marcha Prottas Flint Thomas Formisano Catherine Koziol Fosdick '72
Dolores O'Keeffe Fusco '49 Louis Garbaccio '77 Phaedra Garibaldi Vernon Garretson '48 Oliver '53 '58 MA and Mary Jerbasi Gelston '86 Alan Getz '87 and Karen Lordi-Getz '86 Antoinette Lanteri Giaconia '59 Helen Hemko Golan '61 Ruth Goldstein '69 '70 Judy Lynn Graef '66 '69 MA Ruth Kantenwein Griffin '41 Raymond Grill '88 David Grossman '76 George Grover Joseph Grundy '81 Harry Haines Cheryl Kneer Hames '77 Ronni Meritt Haston '79 Karen Hausmann '74 MA Virginia Brandt Hawkins '95 MA Mary Healy '60 Warren Heiss Juanita High '51 Alan '69 and Kathryn Hough Holley '68 Edith Lazaros Honig John '50 '57 MA and Agnes Doran Howarth '51 Kathleen Hughes Janine Iannarelli '83 Eric and Heidi Johnson William and Maureen Johnston Donald '58 '60 MA and Lorraine Bartkowicz Jones '58 Janet Kaley '00 Marie Kane '67 '73 MA Gregg Katzer '91 Saydi Kaufman '10 MFA Richard Kelly '67 '70 MA Sue Nielsen Kelly '67 Kevin Kesby '77 Margaret Ann Michaels Kiser '74 Mark and Kathleen Costello Kolb '79 MA Joseph Komarek '71 Leonard and Miriam Kranser Family Trust Miriam Sachs Kranser '55 Jonathan Krantz '92 Frances Villani Kroeckel '62 '66 MA Robert '69 '72 MA and Susanne Otto Kuipers '69 MA Joseph Kwederis '88 Patricia Landeira Daniel Larkin '87 Stewart '82 and Judith Echeveria Linder '83 John and Lauren Loewenstein Leonard Lowy '54 Patrick Luciano '61 Priscilla Lawson Lynch '62 Nancy Maciag '76 '81 MA Richard Mancinelli '81 Anthony Manino '81 Patricia Lynch Marlowe '71 Melissa Matturro '88 Ruth Polasik Mazujian '78 Timothy McCabe '91 Hugh McCullough '50 '53 MA Mark and Angela McDermott Sharon McGovern Robert McLuckie '50 '56 MA Cindy Meneghin Barbara Michalik '71 Mary Jane Gusciora Mietlowski '74 Marion Walker Miller '55 Milton Mirsky '41 * Susan Molnar '59 '76 MA Montclair Spray Tan Co., L.L.C.
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Grace Kirsch Wolf '59 Kenneth Wolff '63 and Dorothy Deremer '63 '65 MA Madeline Brannick Wollner '68 Barry Worman '69 '77 MA Stephen Wortman '76 James '96 MS and Deborah Hurwitt Wright '91 MBA Theresa Gearino Wright '68 Shahla Wunderlich David and Linda Wyckoff Sandra Wygledowski '73 '85 MA Doris Intorelli Yacone '53 Peter Yang Judith Yannarelli '92 Steven and Phyllis Yanosh William '76 and Arlene Suleski Yarcich '70 '80 MA Zhen Ye '08 Charles Yeager '63 '65 MA George Yost '78
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Anonymous (5) Daniel G. Alexander '48 Fredric J. Bednarek Lawton W. Blanton, Jr. * Mary Farina Bondon '38 * Dr. Barbara J. Brummer '68 John '09 Hon. and Rose Cali '80 Joseph V. Caruso '87 Hilda Cestone Murray L. Cole '05 Hon. * Florence Conway '50 John Cooke '52 Edward W. Cooper '51 '56 MA * Jean V. Trotta Cooper '50 '60 MA Gregory Cordano ’67 ’71 MA and Mary Margaret Cordano Karl Custer '55 '60 MA * Gregory J. D'Angelo in memory of Diane Macaluso D'Angelo '81 Donald Darlington '67 '72 MA * Doris Epstein '44 * Marie Fabiano '46 Charles Farinella '48 '51 MA
Dr. E. Alma Williams Flagg '43 Dr. Marcha P. Flint, Professor Emerita Jacqueline Hila '58 Dr. George Forbes '49 Dr. Marie Frazee-Baldassarre '43, Professor Emerita * Colonel William Gelman '43 Michael R. Genaro '50 Ann W. Hartmann '62 Dr. Warren E. Heiss, Professor Emeritus George '47 and Dorothy Hennings Dr. Juanita J. High '51 Muriel Millard Hillson '40 * Anne W. Hoyt '43 * Sharon Hurwich '02 Cert. Albert John Husor * Dr. John E. Hwang, Professor Emeritus Dr. Rita D. Jacobs Dr. David H. Kelly, Professor Emeritus Evelyn Manowiecki Kersey '68 S. Marie Kuhnen '41, Professor Emerita * Rev. Dr. Audrey Vincentz Leef '43 '09 Hon., Professor Emerita
Dorothy S. Lehmkuhl '42 '46 MA * Robert Lieberman William C. Liess '68 Karen C. Lindholm '78 Dr. Charles Magliaro '54 '58 MA '10 Hon. Lori B. Magliaro Gwendolyn McDevitt '34 * James C. '41 and Joan S. McGilvray Marian K. McGinty Judith Feil Miller '62 Anne Albert Miller '45 Dennis Moreland '88 MA Ruth Wing Morgan '50 '60 MA Barbara M. Mostoff '95 Dr. Alan Oppenheim Robert T. Partridge Dr. Cathy Paskert '50 Richard L. and Susan Spinelli Peterson Terry Phillpott '68 Dr. Robert A. Pines, Professor Emeritus Warren W. Pinto '74 MA in memory of June Fornoff Pinto '64 '70 MA Patricia DiFlauro Piroh '88 '92 MA and Douglas Piroh Murray Present, Professor Emeritus Thomas J. Randazzo, '50 '55 MA Ruth Rapoport '74 * Harvey Rappaport Lt. Col. (Ret'd) Russell F. Reed '49 '50 MA John T. Riordan '59 Dr. Elton V. Robertson '64
Gene Rosenfield Rochberg '41 Dinah F. Rosoff '41 Jack Sayer '62 Patricia L. Schall '68 Dr. Maria E. Schantz '60 MA, Professor Emerita Frances Scher Dr. Margaret Anne Schley '48 Conrad J. Schmitt '58 Janet Schreiber '63 Phyllis F. Schultz '50 Anton D. Schwab '64 Herman '37 ’82 Hon. * and Margaret Sokol '38 ’92 Hon. * Rita Snook * Dolores Lombardo Stanek '51 Dr. Lilliam Szklarczyk, Professor Emerita Miriam R. Taub '70 Claudette Koodray Tencza '61 Olga Vapnar '58 * Nancy E. Walsh '48 * Eva S. Walther '34 * Madelon R. Wehner '39 * Robert Weston '47 Robert B. Willey, PhD '52 * Dr. Charles “Chick” Yeager ’63 ’65 MA * Deceased
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50s Dorothea D. Hooper ’54, ’58 MA has taught at Southern New Hampshire University for the past 17 years. In addition, she has served 8 years on the Dover (New Hampshire) School Board, is in her second year on the Dover City Council, and is serving her first term as State Representative for District 5. She has been in the field of education for 57 years. John W. Dankowski ’56, ’63 MA gives presentations about the space program to schools and organizations throughout Asia.
recipient of the Harold Feinberg Conservation Award for her contributions to environmental education and conservation.
60s Alex Dobrowolski ’63 and his daughter, Holly DobrowolskiRoemermann, of Port Douglas, Australia, ran in the Tokyo Marathon in February. This was their sixth marathon together; they have run marathons in Ireland, Poland, Italy, Australia, Iceland, and New York City.
Marie Osborne Hoy ’35 and Jim Quinn ’79
Marie Osborne Hoy ’35 was born in Ogdensburg, New Jersey, in 1915 and was an elementary school teacher before raising her family. She is currently living in Pittsburgh near her daughter Mary Ellen Keller. She is pictured here with her nephew, also a Montclair State graduate, Jim Quinn ’79.
Jim McGilvray ’41, Athletic Hall of Fame member, did not let the October 29 nor’easter deter him from returning to campus to celebrate the Hall of Fame’s 40th Anniversary. McGilvray, a retired manager of sales and marketing for United Airlines, maintains his connections with the University on many levels, and has served as a member of the Foundation Board as well as past president of the Alumni Association Board.
John W. Dankowski ’56, ’63 MA
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Although slowing down because of age, he nonetheless climbed a mountain near his Taiwan home with the help of his caregiver. Edith Winchell Wallace, PhD ’56, ’61 MA was honored by the Master Gardener Association of Passaic County when a scholarship for a horticulture student was named for her. She was also selected by the Bergen County Audubon Society as
Alex Dobrowolski ’63 and his daughter, Holly
classNOTES Alain Ranwez, PhD ’67 has been designated the 2011 recipient of the Genevieve Overman Memorial Service Award by the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers (CCFLT). This award recognizes exceptional lifelong contributions to the profession through service and scholarly activities. He has been teaching at Metro State as a professor of French for 40 years. Reverend Alan D. Barone ’68 has just become a grandparent along with his wife of 40 years, Adelia (Dee Dee), through the youngest of his three children, Allison. He has served as a United Methodist minister for 38 years.
Robert “Bob” Lester ’69
Robert “Bob” Lester ’69 has been inducted into the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Athletic Hall of Fame. He is already an inductee of the Montclair State Athletic Hall of Fame, The Newark Athletic Hall of Fame, and the Ft. Scott Community College Hall of Fame.
70s The Honorable Michael J. Hogan ’70 has retired after 11 years on the bench as Superior Court Judge, closing out nearly 40 years of practicing law. Hogan was the presiding judge of chancery in the general equity division of the Burlington County vicinage of the Superior Court. James Thomas III ’70, ’72 MA is a career coach and human capital specialist and recently authored a book, The Transition Road Map to a More Successful Life. Thomas is president and founder of J.E. Thomas & Associates, a human resources and management consulting firm. He serves as a senior human capital advisor to companies and boards on a full scope of human capital and management issues. Margaret “Midge” Guerrera ’71, ’78 MA staged productions of her play, E-Mail: 9/12, this fall with theatre companies in New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, to act as a catalyst for a community dialogue that can help audiences deal with their feelings and recognize how their communities and worlds have changed since 2001. Beth Roll Smith ’71, ’80 MA is currently serving as the 2011–2012 president of the SAILS Library Network for a consortium of libraries in southeastern Massachusetts. Donald “Don” Pendley ’72 has been appointed by the Mensa Education and Research
Foundation as its newest trustee. Pendley has been a member of American Mensa for 30 years and has served in many different national board functions. He has been the president of the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization for 19 years. Barbara Moss Feingold ’73 has been appointed vice president of MCNA Health Care Holdings LLC by Florida Governor Rick Scott.
editorial board. She is CEO of MLoCastro Consulting LLC and provides Women’s Leadership Training and Coaching for companies, as well as NJSCPA, where she was the featured speaker for their first-ever Women as Powerful Leaders and Influencers Conference last summer.
Mary Heindel Paetzold ’73 has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of SMG Indium Resources, Ltd., a metals company. Cardell Cooper ’74 joined Beta Nu Boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Professional Fraternity, which celebrated its 30th anniversary with a luncheon recently honoring its founding fathers. Cooper is the executive director of the National Community Development Association. He resides in Herndon, Virginia, with his wife, Sandy Gilfilan, and their two children, Tiffane and Dana. Marcella “Marcy” LoCastro ’74 has joined the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of BioClinica, Inc., a leading global provider of integrated, technology-enhanced clinical trial management solutions. She is a senior advisor on the Private Equity Services Operations Group Industry Advisory Board of Alvarez & Marsal, and also serves on the boards of the Montclair State University Foundation (Audit Committee member) and School of Business, the Commerce and Industry Association of NJ, Executive Women of NJ (past president), and NJSCPA Magazine
Marcella “Marcy” LoCastro ’74
Raul Ruisanchez ’74 retired from corporate America and went into residential real estate. He is currently covering Northern New Jersey as a residential realtor. Parker F. Snare ’74 is the new varsity baseball coach for North Hunterdon High School. Elizabeth “Betty” Palombella Vallone ’74 has written her second work of historical fiction, Barbarossa’s Princess, a tale of intrigue, violence, sex, love, and ultimate triumph. The book also is a tapestry of the customs of the Holy Roman Empire and NormanSicilian Court of the 12th century.
Elsa Nunez ’70
t may have been fate that brought Elsa Nunez ’70 to the presidency of Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) nearly six years ago. When the Puerto Rican-born daughter of immigrant factory workers took the top post at the public liberal arts university, she was unaware of the reason for the area’s large Latino population.
It wasn’t until she began researching the history of Hispanics in Connecticut that Nunez discovered that many of the people who settled in the town of Willimantic, where the university is located, came from her own hometown of San Sebastián. “There’s been a large Puerto Rican population here since the 1920s,” she says. Nunez came to America with her parents when she was 6 years old. They settled in New Jersey, where she attended high school in Belleville and then continued her education earning a bachelor’s degree at Montclair State, a master’s from Fairleigh Dickinson, and a doctorate in linguistics from Rutgers. She’s been on the
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faculty at several institutions, and has held administrative positions at universities in New York, Maine, and Massachusetts. A vocal advocate for bridging the achievement gap in the Latino community, Nunez recently received the Connecticut Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission’s Lifetime Achievement Award. “The achievement gap in Connecticut is the worst in the country,” she said in her keynote address at the presentation, “and Latino students’ academic performance actually gets worse as they progress through school.” While Nunez is proud that ECSU has the best retention and graduation rates in the state, she says there is still work to be done. Nunez credits Montclair State for her successful academic career. “Graduating from Montclair gave me a leg up in life,” she says. “I could not have achieved what I have in life if that door was not open for me.”
In particular, Nunez is grateful to the late Moe McGee who taught an English course her first semester. “I felt so overwhelmed and intimidated,” she recalls. “Every day Professor McGee would call out our names for attendance and after he said, ‘Elsa Nunez,’ he’d say, ‘What a beautiful name.’ He did this every day. It somehow gave me confidence and the other students started to notice me.” One day, McGee returned a paper Nunez had written. “It had 1,000 red marks on it,” she confesses. “He told me to come to his office every Wednesday to work on my writing. He became my mentor. He never said that I had a deficit. Instead, he’d say, ‘Elsa, you have a lot of potential.’ ” Nunez relates that story each year to her faculty at orientation. “I want them to know that even when they may not know it, they could be making a difference in a student’s life.”
classNOTES 2002 and is a member of the National Association of Realtors, New Jersey Association of Realtors, the Sussex County Board of Realtors, and the Garden State Multiple Listing Service. James Walker Jr., EdD ’75 is a licensed psychologist who is currently serving as the president of the New Jersey Association of Black Psychologists.
Michael Dobrowolski ’75 and Sylvia Coglitore Dobrowolski ’75
Sylvia Coglitore Dobrowolski ’75 and Michael Dobrowolski ’75 met and dated while they were students at Montclair State. On July 24, 1976, a year following their graduation, they were married. They celebrated the 35th anniversary of their marriage in 2011. Michael has been employed as a computer programmer at New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) for 23 years. The couple has two sons, Jonathan and Adam. Michael C. Gabriele ’75 presented a program on his book The Golden Age of Bicycle Racing in New Jersey at the Clifton Main Memorial Library in October 2011. Michael A. Insetta ’75, ’79 MA was featured on the soundtrack for the new biopic movie about the infamous rock club, CBGB’s, in music from the 1976 Atlantic Records album, Live at CBGB’s, performed by the band, Stuart
Hammers, which also included John Placko ’75. Christine Ball Kindl ’75 is working as the director of communications and public relations at California University of Pennsylvania, a public university in California, Pennsylvania. Joan Miketzuk Migton ’75 has retired as an English teacher after receiving the coveted Teacher of the Year award at Abraham Clark High School in Roselle, New Jersey. She is currently a consultant for an education company and a freelance editor for a book publisher. In addition, she and her husband, John, recently celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary with their two daughters. Richard Ryan ’75 was selected to be the October 2011 Agent of the Month for the Andover office by Prudential Gross and Jansen Highlands Realty. He has been a licensed full-time realtor since
Kathleen Manning Zelman ’75 was awarded the 2011 American Society for Nutrition’s Nutrition Science Media Award for consistent and accurate nutrition science reporting for a general audience. The award particularly honors her achievements in nutrition science journalism. In addition, she was elected for a three-year term as a director at large on the American Dietetic Association board of directors.
Carol Garreffa Baumgartner ’78 retired from the Madison YMCA in Madison, New Jersey, after 29 years as the dance director. She is now running her own dance-class and birthdayparty business. Mary Beth Kane ’78 has been named by Chelsea Senior Living as the executive director of the Chelsea at Montville assisted living residence. She was previously the director of community relations at the Chelsea, a position she held since 2005. Kane is a Certified Assisted Living Administrator (CALA) and a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). Gilbert “Gil” Moscatello ’78 MA recently retired from his role as assistant principal at West Morris Central High School after serving more than 40 years as an educator.
Mary Ellen Mahan ’76 retired from AT&T after 30 years to become vice president of operations at Synchronoss Technologies, the world’s leading provider of transaction management, cloud enablement, and mobile connectivity services for connected devices.
Kenneth M. Rothweiler, Esq. ’78 recently lead a seminar entitled “Opening Statements: The Lawyer as Storyteller” through the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. In addition, he has been elected president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.
Henry K. Prolog ’76 has been appointed vice president of Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions’ Data Strategy, Acquisitions and Services.
Nicholas J. Matarazzo ’79 has been named chief executive officer of Jumpstart Automotive Group.
Charlotte Lifschutz Mandel ’77 MA has had her essay, “The Cinematics of H.D.’s Poetry,” published in the 2011 Modern Language Association volume. Some of her recently published poems can be found in Bigger Than They Appear.
Kathleen Indiveri Usis ’79 has been promoted to vice president/assistant controller of NVE Bank. She has been with the company since 2001.
Jackie Rothong ’10
iving with Crohn’s disease isn’t easy, especially for a child. “I couldn’t have dairy, pizza, pasta with sauce, macaroni with cheese…basically all the things a kid loves to eat,” says Jackie Rothong ’10, who, now at age 23, has been in remission from the disease for more than 10 years. “I lived on my mom’s homemade chicken soup for years.” Looking back, Rothong credits the experience as the driving force behind her love for food, putting her on the path that led her to becoming a food stylist on ABC-TV’s The Chew.
As one of three food stylists on the newest food show on daytime television, Rothong prepares the food that will be featured on each segment, styling it for presentation and photography. Despite 15hour workdays and cooking enough food to feed hundreds of people each week, Rothong said she loves everything about it. “It’s ironic that I got into the food industry considering I couldn’t eat so many things for so long,” she said. “As I got older, I realized the
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important role food played in my life and how I can really touch people through what I create.” Rothong’s heart was set on attending culinary school after graduating from DePaul High School (Wayne, New Jersey). Her parents encouraged her to pursue a business degree. Her mother, Diane Komarowski ’80, suggested she look into Montclair State’s Hospitality Management program. Rothong said the Business Administration program at Montclair State gave her the knowledge and skills to succeed in the food/TV industry, and hopefully one day open her own restaurant. She says professor Li-Chun Lin of the Department of Management was an inspiration. “She taught with so much passion that it made me realize that you have to love what you do, and I really appreciated that,” Rothong says. It was Professor Lin, Rothong explains, who encouraged her to pursue an internship as a production assistant at the Rachael Ray Show even after many rejections. “I applied 15
or 16 times until I finally got it,” she said, “and Professor Lin was so proud of me.” After graduating from Montclair State, Rothong enrolled in the Institute for Culinary Education, graduating in May 2011. She has developed and tested recipes, and styled food for Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine. She also was a finalist on the Food Network’s competition show, Sweet Genius, where she competed against veteran pastry chefs. She was one of two finalists who vied for the $10,000 grand prize. “I would have won if I didn’t mess up my caramel,” she jokes. In the end, Rothong says this is her passion. “I love creating new and innovative things that allow people to enjoy food and discover new flavors.” Rothong encourages others to follow their passions as well. “If you have a dream, you need to go after it,” she says. “Plan a strategy to get to your goal and love what you do every day.”
classNOTES 80s Michael M. Mandzik Jr. ’80 has been added to the team of Birdsall Services Group as a director of energy procurement advisory services. Mandzik is a certified energy procurement professional with more than two decades of experience buying, selling, and brokering electricity, natural gas, coal, propane, and petroleum fuels. Michael D. Zito, PhD ’80, ’83 MA was designated a certified consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), the international professional organization of sport and exercise psychology. In addition, he is an adjunct psychology professor at Montclair State. Robert C. Fohrmeister ’82 MA retired from a 20-year career in the US Air Force, which included five trips to Vietnam. He was also involved for eight years with the federal and White House budgets under President Reagan. He is now serving on the board of directors of the National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC), one of the largest PACs in the United States. Georgianna Cuntala Horvath ’82 is currently an adult literacy instructor, coordinating a computer literacy program and instructing GED classes for adults. In addition, she serves on the board of her local United Way, as past president and CEO, and earned the President’s Award in 2006 for achieving success with the annual campaign.
Donald C. Wood ’82 is the president/CEO of Federal Realty Investment Trust. In addition, he has been interviewed by James Cramer of CNBC on the program, Mad Money. Reverend Leigh Goodrich Dry ’83 MA has been appointed as pastor of the Lexington United Methodist Church. Janine K. Iannarelli ’83 has been selected by the Fort Worth Business Press as one of the Great Women of Texas, Women of Influence for 2011. She is also the founder and president of Houston-based Avion Ltd., an aircraft marketing firm that specializes in the exclusive representation and acquisition of business aircraft.
Don Kluchinski ’85 and his daughter, Dana
Terrance “Terry” Golden ’85 is the new principal of St. Joseph’s School on Church Lane in Cockeysville, Maryland.
Jonathan D. Hutchison ’84 MA is the new senior pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Dekalb, Illinois.
Don Kluchinski ’85 sailed with his daughter, Dana, on the “Kalmar Nyckel,” a ship out of Wilmington, Delaware, built exactly as the original ship the 17th-century Swedish colonists brought to the new world.
Thomas S. Kaminski ’84 was named the Allen B. DuMont Broadcaster of the Year by Montclair State University. He has been a traffic reporter at WCBS since 1988.
Carmen P. D’Ascendis ’86 is the new director of global marketing for Jack Daniel’s at Brown-Forman.
James Fritz ’85 is currently the head lacrosse coach for Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina, where he started the program. While at Queens University, he has been selected conference Coach of the Year twice and has led his team to the top of the conference twice. In addition, he currently owns and operates his own lacrosse camp and has been inducted into Pfeiffer University’s Athletic Hall of Fame for his victories as a coach.
Mattie, granddaughter of Stuart Beckman ’87 MS
Stuart Beckman ’87 MS recently became a grandfather to his first-born granddaughter, Mattie, his daughter Chandra’s child. He has been employed for more than 30 years with Alfa Wassermann Diagnostics, a company that manufactures clinical chemistry systems. Mitzi Michelle Williams Rayner ’88 was married to Alexander Rayner on July 24, 2011.
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Alyssa Moser ’12
hen I applied to Montclair State in 2008, I had no idea that my grandfather’s mother had been a student at the New Jersey State Normal School at Montclair, as it was called when it opened its doors in 1908. Yet I felt something drawing me here. Now I believe that my greatgrandmother’s spirit came alive within me when I began studying at the same school she attended 93 years ago. As I follow in her footsteps three generations later, I am
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grateful for the road she paved for me as a strong, educated woman. This spring, as I prepare to graduate, I feel comfort in knowing that my greatgrandmother Louise once stood in my shoes. I feel that I am striving not only for myself, but for something larger—to continue the legacy she passed down to me, and that I will one day pass to my children and my children’s children.
classNOTES Perry M. Schwarz ’88 was honored by the State Workforce System with the Harry L. Wheeler Public Service Award, its highest honor. In addition to teaching at Montclair State, Schwarz is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University teaching oral rhetoric, and a professor of writing at Bloomfield College.
Allendale Community for Mature Living and has been a certified assisted living administrator since 2004.
Karen Celentano-Toro ’89 is currently a teacher in the Pocono Mountain School District and at the Monroe Career and Technical Institute as a GED instructor.
Noreen Cassidy Lazariuk ’90, ’08 MA is currently the principal of Montgomery (New Jersey) Township High School.
Peter J. Rosky ’89 is the employee benefits broker for Alliant Insurance Services. He has joined the company’s T&H-Alliant office in New York City as assistant vice president. Gerard Velazquez III ’89 has recently joined the YMCA’s board of directors. He has also served on the YMCA’s community advisory committee.
90s Diane Ban ’90 has accepted a position in the field sales department as sales program manager for Greiner Bio-One, after working as a product manager at pre-analytics for five years. Greiner Bio-One International AG is a world market leader in the field of biotechnology, diagnostics, pharmaceutical, medicine, and in vitro diagnostics. Joan C. Fredella ’90 has been promoted to administrator of The
Michael A. Hughes ’90 was nominated by President Obama to serve as a US Marshal for the Superior Court for the District of Columbia.
Darlene Ford Kiss ’91 and her husband, Andrew, opened up a Monster Mini Golf in Marlboro, New Jersey. Samantha Simms Morra ’91, ’10 MA was appointed assistant principal of Mount Hebron Middle School in Montclair, New Jersey. Claudia Cullari Dargento ’92, ’97 MA has been appointed assistant principal of Ramapo High School serving students from Franklin Lakes, Oakland, and Wyckoff, New Jersey. Geoff C. DeVoe ’92 was recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his work on Talk Stoop With Cat Greenleaf. DeVoe was nominated for a local New York Emmy for Best Editor and won, along with other members of the show, for Group Interview/Discussion. John Diefenbach ’92 has been named T-Mobile’s first vice president general manager to oversee ramping up of its New England region.
Douglas J. Bollinger ’93 has opened his fourth business in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. He is the current owner of Strollo’s Lighthouse Italian Ice (featured on the Food Network and New Jersey Monthly), Shore Riders Bike Rentals, and Flip Flop Productions. In addition, he has also opened Barefoot Real Estate in Point Pleasant Beach.
motions and subpoenas and to his grievances against her under the Parenting Coordinator Pilot Program Implementation Guidelines. He also is a member of Montclair State University’s Attorney Alumni Network, and has funded a scholarship in honor of two admired faculty (see page 33).
Chris P. Hellow ’93 has been named chief operating officer of Troy Container Line Ltd., one of the largest Americanowned NVOCCs.
Cara Andrichak Rosson ’93 recently made a shift in her career. After 15 years in nonprofits and higher education, she is now working for Bizwerks, a boutique recruiting agency.
Frank C. Marascio ’93, ’99 MS was recognized by Mainland Regional High School as its 2011 Teacher of the Year. He is currently both a math and computer teacher.
Ellen Ruane ’93 has been named general manager of The Dow Hotel Company, LLC’s 304-room Hilton Long Island/Huntington on Long Island, New York.
Angela Enid Lugo Medina ’93 MA is a certified civil celebrant who prepares and performs ceremonies, such as weddings. She offers this service to couples who are either of different religions, have no religion, or prefer a non-traditional ceremony.
John D. Lauria ’94 MA owns and operates Lauria Criscione Network (LCN), a pharmaceutical consulting company.
Mark D. Minevich ’93 has agreed to join the advisory board of The Research Pedia. He joins it with extensive experience to provide consulting and research services, especially in technology and the clean tech domain. Steven Resnick, Esq. ’93 argued before the New Jersey State Supreme Court on the issue of whether a parenting coordinator, who also is an attorney, be awarded fees for time spent responding to plaintiff’s
Steven Resnick, Esq. ’93
classNOTES service in order to become the borough administrator of his hometown, Lincoln Park. He also serves as the president of Lincoln Park’s school board. Dania Ramos ’98 was involved in Luna Stage’s production of Mi Casa, Tu Casa, a new bilingual holiday celebration. She also is a part-time employee at Montclair State’s Kasser Theater. Michael Aquino ’99 was involved in Luna Stage’s production of Mi Casa, Tu Casa, a new bilingual holiday celebration. He also is the events and facilities coordinator for Montclair State’s Life Hall Performance Facilities and Memorial Auditorium.
Brian Jude Piatkowski ’95 and Melanie Canter Piatkowski ’96 with sons, Jacob and David
Brian Jude Piatkowski ’95 and Melanie Canter Piatkowski ’96 welcomed their second son, David Benjamin, to the world on July 8, 2011. He joins big brother, Jacob.
placement US government, and world history, and chairs the History Department at Sun Valley High School in Monroe, North Carolina.
Ronald Skwirut Jr. ’95 is now the tax director at CR Bard, Inc., a leading multinational developer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies.
Keith H. Glauber ’98 runs a family business known as Young People’s Day Camp and also coaches the Shrewsbury U8 Jersey Shore Hurricanes.
Dr. Sophia Anastasia ’97 and Nicholas Tzavaras welcomed a daughter on January 20, 2011. Daphne was delivered at home by a doula. Brian A. Pitoniak ’97 teaches civics and economics, advanced
Cara Monaghan Johnson ’98 was appointed senior vice president/chief underwriting officer at Valley National Bank in Wayne, New Jersey. Perry T. Mayers ’98 left Montclair State’s Police Department after 26 years of
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Metuchen School District by the Metuchen Board of Education. Sarah A. Dunphy ’00 was hired as an external life wholesaler and regional vice president by Securian Financial Group Inc. for its northeast territory. Maria Tullo Tucci ’00 and Brad Tucci welcomed their second child, Annabella Maria Tucci, into the world on November 11, 2011. Annabella’s big brother, Matthew, is enjoying his little sister.
Christina Marie Guarneri, PhD ’99, ’03 MA wrote The American Dream, a story of one man’s quest for freedom, loosely based on a real-life person from New Providence, New Jersey.
00s Betiana L. Caprioli ’00 has been teaching bilingual social studies at Montclair High School since 2006. In addition, she has started teaching an innovative Latin American studies class that combines Spanish-language instruction with discussion of social studies topics pertinent to Latinos, such as identity, immigration, and global citizenship. Vincent R. Caputo ’00 MA was appointed superintendent of the
Annabella Maria Tucci
Ana Maria Archila ’01 won the first-ever Berger-Marks Foundation’s $10,000 Award for social justice. She was recognized for her position as co-director of Make the Road New York (MRNY), a nonprofit grassroots advocacy organization. Rohan H. Shetty ’01 is the proud new owner of Sabretti’s in Hopatcong, New Jersey. The restaurant serves hot dogs, as well as premium gourmet coffee.
classNOTES Melissa Mola Collesano ’02 MA is the owner of Book Babe, a company that focuses on empowering readers of all ages to show off their love of reading with style and pizzazz while displaying admirable character traits. She has been featured in Author’s Alley at the 2011 NJEA Convention and the 2011 NJASL Convention in Southern New Jersey. Frank Iannucci Jr. ’03, ’10 MA received the $25,000 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award at a surprise ceremony at West Orange High School, where he teaches math and computer science. He is responsible for forming a chapter of the National Mathematics Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, at the high school. Patrice Ethel Whaley ’04 graduated from Rutgers University’s College of Nursing with a Bachelor’s in Nursing (BSN) degree in May 2011. Maritza F. Gonzalez ’05 is an instructor at Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading enrichment program.
injury, and providing legal advice to businesses. Melinda McHale ’05 is the new director of the Y Child Care Center in Garwood, New Jersey. Jason Scott Rubin ’05 married Cari Alison Wolfert on November 5, 2011. Aliyyah Ware ’05 has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Jodi Apelman ’06 married Charles Brewster on August 13, 2011. Bernard “Bernie” Erickson ’06 MBA has been appointed to the Board of Directors of CRS Electronics Inc. in Welland, Ontario. Julianne M. Bello ’07 MA is the new assistant principal at Roosevelt Middle School in West Orange, New Jersey. Mark A. McLafferty ’07 and his wife, Mirian McLafferty, welcomed their first child, Alanna Marie McLafferty, born on December 20, 2011.
Geoffrey M. Horn ’05 recently opened a tattoo parlor in Woodland Park, New Jersey. His shop, Hole in the Sky Tattoo Parlor, has been described as classy, old-fashioned, and unique.
Daniel Vander Molen ’07 MA has been appointed assistant principal at Ramapo High School. Jason J. Slesinski ’07, vice president of the Sayreville Historical Society, authored a book on Sayreville’s cultural past. A Cultural History of Sayreville, a tour through the town’s past, focuses on the transformation of land use from the beginnings of the Sayre and Fisher Brick Company in 1850 to the densely populated suburbia of today. Elizabeth Noelle Sobkiw ’07, ’11 MAT married Matthew Rees Williams on May 21, 2011, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Kevin A. Bloom ’08 has returned to his hometown of Sayreville, New Jersey, to teach in a school he attended. Prior to this, he taught social studies in Franklin Township, New Jersey. Christina Lopez ’08, ’11 MA married Kourosh Sadat-Ketabchi on May 7, 2011. Patrick D. Mahon ’08 MBA has been promoted to senior project manager of GZA GeoEnvironmental’s Manhattan office. Suzanne Russo ’08 MFA has opened approximately 21 art studios in over 10,000 square feet of space in Passaic, New Jersey. NP Artist Studios hosted their first Open Studio Tour on October 22, 2011.
Jacob Hudnut ’05 launched his own law practice, Hudnut Law, LLC, in Jersey City, New Jersey. The firm specializes in criminal defense, civil litigation, personal
Kevin Connell, Esq. ’06 Cert., ’09 MS joined the Law Offices of Robert J. McGuirl, LLC. He is a member of the New Jersey and New York bar associations. Steven M. Galante ’09 joined The Verona-Cedar Grove Times as a staff writer. Prior to this, he worked as a freelancer and staff writer for The Progress newspaper in Caldwell, New Jersey, where he wrote stories on a wide range of topics in six towns. Gregory J. Hanks ’09 played the role of Mike in the Portland Center Stage production of Oklahoma!, which ran in the fall of 2011. Marc Ian Vogel ’09 MA, ’10 Cert. married Clarissa Briones Barbon on May 14, 2011.
10s Marco O. Capozzoli ’10 joined the Arena Football League’s Jacksonville Sharks. He has founded Kick for Kids; for the remainder of the 2011 season, he will donate $10 for every point he kicks. Melissa Coble ’10 MA married Riccardo Maucione on August 13, 2011, in Nutley, New Jersey. Dr. Adam Enock ’10 has opened Ocean County Audiology Center in Lakewood, New Jersey.
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classNOTES Linda T. Danh ’11 has joined Words and Pictures Creative Service, Inc., in Park Ridge, New Jersey, as a graphic and web designer.
Angela M. Nunez ’11 is a ninth grade English special education teacher at Passaic High School. Nicole Ann Rios ’11 interned in the Office of Presidential Correspondence in Washington, D.C., for the fall 2011 White
House Internship Program. The mission of the program is to make the White House accessible to future leaders around the nation and to prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities.
James A. Vavra ’11 was named music teacher at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark, New Jersey.
The 40th Anniversary celebration of the Athletic Hall of Fame was a great time to connect with old friends! As friends and family members look on, 2006 Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Ralph Yezza ’97 (far right) shares photos on his camera with Norm Schoenig ’73, head baseball coach and newly inducted Athletic Hall of Fame member. Schoenig coached Yezza when he was a student on the baseball team.
(From left) Lori Finkel '03, Shannon McCandless Schmitt '02, Cheryl Rubin '01, Alyson Thelin Davison, '02, '04 MA after a performance of A Chorus Line at the alumni postreception on October 23, 2011.
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inMEMORIAM Jeanne “Jennie” Plotast Janulin ’32 Ruth Smith Kimball ’33 Helen Erlach McNamara ’35 Adele Livingston Ruppert ’35 Ann Moran Barry ’36 Irene Saffery Gonzalez ’37 Elve Johnson Kowald ’37 Dorothy Whetham Van Dine ’37 Mary Farina Bondon ’38 Eugene Devereaux ’38, ’40 MA Evelyn Bradford Greifenstein ’38 E. Pierson Vreeland ’38 James Fraser ’39 Helen Wardle Hilliard ’39 Evelyn Asher Hubert ’39 Jeanne LeBeau Demontreux ’40 Arline Nesbitt Craig ’41 Ronald Engelhardt ’41 Bruce Berrian Sr. ’42 Phillip Egeth ’42, ’48 MA Evelyn Dvorak ’43, ’56 MA Joseph Grosch ’43 Eileen Kelly Longden ’43 Muriel Mowrey Roberts ’43 Pauline Fischer Stonkey ’43 Franklin Chenitz ’46 Anne Rapicano DeSantis ’46, ’57 MA Marian Cheevers Duncan ’47, ’56 MA Frank Ruberto ’47, ’49 MA Elinor Phelps Schmitt ’47 Nathaniel Stokes ’47 Jerome Trachtenberg ’47 Angelo D’Andrea ’48 Ernest Mueller ’48 MA Rosalie Cavallo Risinger ’48 James Caufield Sr. ’49 Alfred “Al” Kane ’49, ’55 MA John Schmuck ’49 Ellen Wolcott ’49 Eugene “Gene” Consales ’50 Walter Luedke ’50, ’61 MA Sabato Matarazzo ’50, ’51 MA John Reismiller ’50
Sally Vernon Islan ’51 Robert Axmann Jr. ’52 Lena Schwartz Fishman ’52 Helen Wachtmann Lewis ’52 MA Victor Felano ’53, ’72 MA Doris Roat Hausamann ’53 MA Virginia Masterson Melega ’53 Philip Natoli ’53 Gloria Giaimo Patrizio ’53 Joan Velardo D’Alessandro ’54 Rudolph Parrella ’54 Martina Nolan Bostrom ’55 Wallace Mangold ’55 MA Marion Micchelli ’56, ’58 MA Thomas Ackershoek ’57 MA Ralph Herold ’58 MA Roslyn Lightfoot ’58 Marie “Maria” Lisocky Paleologo ’58 Thomas Burr ’59 Michael Goldstein ’60, ’72 MA Charles Nicastro ’61 MA Paul Simpson ’63 Joseph Staub ’63 Robert Coviello ’64 William Davidson ’64 MA James Guter ’64, ’68 MA Robert Louhier ’64 Rosemarie Ricciardi Szilasi ’64 Kathryn Nardone Black ’65 June Campbell Grossman-Welch ’65 MA Pietro Petino ’65 Kathleen Fattow Schultz ’65 Claire Cordwell Blauvelt ’66 MA Patricia Joyner ’66 Jeanette More Hodelin ’67 Susan Eichen Lupkin ’67 Joseph Morrison Jr. ’67 MA Eugenia Roinick Proulx ’67 Ronald Roth ’67, ’74 MA Rosemary “Mary” O’Connell Christman ’68 Arthur Stiehler Jr. ’68 MA Joyce Hughes ’69 Thomas Merics ’69 MA
Paul “Chooch” Antonucci ’70 John Heyn ’70 MA Margaret Hickson ’70 MA Marie Grasso Mazzeo ’70, ’94 MEd Miriam Pecherer ’70 June Robins Kent ’71 Lorraine Gaire ’72 MA Della Hartenstein ’72 MA Naomi Schildwachter Herron ’72 MA John Bergmann ’74, ’77 MA Charles “Chuck” Julian ’74 Shadrach “Shad” Royful ’74 Frances Wharton ’74 Adele Brooks Cianfrone ’75 Alice Kanter ’75 MA Gregory Schmidl ’75 Catherine Serbeck ’75 Linda Androsko Gurbach ’76 James Heitmann ’76 Lillie Ann Reed ’76 MA James Begane ’77 Janet Cowan ’77 James McLeod ’77 MA Doris Orthmann ’78 John Dooros ’79 MA John Giordano ’79 Karyn Hanselman ’80 Susan Ricci Lulek ’81 Donald Sudol ’81 Babatunde Olaniyan ’82 Bonnie Durkin ’83 MA Robert Wise ’83 MA Maria Schreyer ’84 MA Diane Fulton Casey ’85 MA Douglas Williams ’85 Frank Zimmerman ’85 Elizabeth “Beth” Washburn ’86 Donald Little ’87 Angela Rotondi Lubash ’88 MA Stacey Angus Blohm ’91 Richard Cronce ’91 MA Barbara Korpos ’92 MA Iris McLaughlin ’92
Leona Smith ’92 MA Theodore Morris ’93 Lyn Leeper ’96 MA Andrew Palka ’99 MA Karen Peretz ’99 Cert. Olga Lyamin-Bird ’04 MA ________________________ Hani Y. Awadallah The University community mourns the sudden passing in January 2012 of Professor Hani Y. Awadallah of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. One of the founding members of the Department of Chemistry, Awadallah joined Montclair State in 1968 and in addition to teaching undergraduate courses, was an instructor for many years in the Saturday Gifted and Talented Program. A passionate advocate for Arab American communities and their rights, Awadallah headed the Arab American Civic Organization in Paterson, and was a dedicated and respected community leader. ________________________ Barbara Perry The University community was saddened by the passing of Barbara Perry, secretary to the assistant dean in the College of Education and Human Services, in September 2011 after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Thomas Perry of Facilities Management and Engineering Services, and the mother of Shantel Warren of Facilities Services.
James Nash Professor Emeritus of English
An influential member of the English Department throughout his 37-year tenure, Professor Emeritus James Nash is remembered for his keen sense of humor and genuine interest in his students’ success. “Dr. Nash epitomized what it meant to be both professional and approachable,” says Elizabeth Voltman ’97, ’02 MA, Supervisor CERT ’11. “I learned a great deal from him about the writing process and teaching writing.” Retired since 2009, Professor Nash has spent the past few summers teaching English in China and Austria. Read more about him at montclair.edu/lasting-lessons/Nash. Tell us about faculty members who made a difference during your time at Montclair State: firstname.lastname@example.org
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