Vote now for your Alumni
Association Executive Board representatives.
Click here for
printable ballot. Voting deadline is May 9, 2007.
The Third Annual MSU Football
Beefsteak Dinner will be held on Thurs., April 5, 6 p.m. at the
Cedar Grove VFW, Pompton Ave. $45 per
person. For more information call the Football Office at
athletes to honor Coach Jerry Edwards
Manny Scrofani '61 has organized an event to honor Coach Jerry
Edwards to be held on June 1, noon to 5 p.m. at the Valley Regency,
Valley Rd., Clifton. The cost is $50 and includes buffet lunch and
tour of the MSU campus. Checks should be made payable to the
Montclair State University Foundation and sent to Jeanette Hanlein,
Montclair State University, Office of Advancement Services, One
Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ 07043. For more information, contact Hanlein at
973-655-7066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSTC, MSC and
Contribute your memorabilia for a Centennial Exhibit to
be displayed in Sprague Library this fall to commemorate the
University's 100th anniversary.
Donations already include old photographs, dance cards freshman beanies and more. Send your memorabilia to Dean's Office, Sprague
Library, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair,
NJ 07043. Include your full name (maiden name if
applicable), year of graduation and telephone number as well
as some information about the items you are sending. If you
have any questions, call Martha Spera at 973-655-4333.
If you are a campus group
seeking out alumni, e-mail
and we'll place
your "call out" here.
News & Notes
Sunshine State Alumni Get
On March 11, alumni from the Fort
Lauderdale/Coral Springs area came out to talk about MSU and
share memories. They had such a good time, plans are already
underway to gather again soon.
Amaya '89 and Barbara Freiberg '94 MA
Congratulations to MSU's Women's
Montclair State captured its fifth ECAC
Division III Metro Women’s Basketball Championship with an 85-70
victory over No. 2 seed and defending champion Farmingdale State
on March 2. The Red Hawks finished their season at
18-10 winning nine of their final 10 contests. The championship
is the first ECAC crown for MSU since 1999. Montclair State was
making its 13th appearance in the ECAC Tournament and seventh
trip to the championship game.
Attention Parents and
Grandparents of High School Seniors!
Each year, the Montclair State University Alumni Association
provides one, one-year scholarship known as the Legacy
Scholarship to an entering, full-time freshman who is the child
or grandchild of an alumna/us who is either a Pride Member or a
Life Member of the MSU Alumni Association
here to join).
The Alumni Legacy
Scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need, as
determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid, and academic
achievement as determined by the Office of Admissions.
Interested students must file the free application for
Aid (FAFSA) in the winter of their senior year of high
school, indicating MSU as one of the recipients. A completed
and the accompanying 200 word essay must be
received by the Office of Alumni Relations by April 30, 2007.
Memorial Service for
Dr. Harry Hoitsma
A service will be held on Sunday, April 22 at
2 p.m. in Kops Lounge, Russ Hall to celebrate the life of Harry
Hoitsma, who died last fall at the age of 77. Hoitsma was the
founding chairperson of the Department of Health Professions and
served from 1971 to 1995 when he retired.
Under his leadership, the Department began with two other
faculty and grew to include 11 full time faculty members plus 20
adjuncts, who served as many as 200 undergraduate and graduate
majors a year preparing for careers in health education and the
allied health sciences. He was instrumental in the negotiations
that led to the annexing of the New Jersey School of
a unit of state government in need of strong
institutional support, into MSU. If you are interested in
attending, you are asked to RSVP by April 19 to Reza Shahrokh at
April 4 -
Pulitzer Prize- winning poet
University Hall Conference Center, 12:30 p.m
Mark Strand, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and
former United States poet laureate, will visit
Montclair State for a free poetry-reading and
book-signing. Strand is the author of numerous
works of poetry and prose including the Pulitzer
Prize-winning "Blizzard of One" and his most
recent collection, "Man and Camel." He is also
the subject of an upcoming book by Montclair
State University alumnus James Nicosia.
Reading Mark Strand: His Collected Works,
Career, and the Poetics of the Privative,
will chronicle Strand's poetic career. The event is presented by Montclair State
University's College of the Humanities and
Social Sciences Visiting Writers Committee and
the Department of English.
April 12 -
Professional Speaker Series:
"My career path: From high school teacher to
CEO," Amal Johnson of MarketTools
6:30 p.m., Sokol Seminar Room, Science Hall.
Sponsored by the College of Science and
Mathematics. For more information, call
April 19 -
Getting into Grad School
Morehead Hall, Room 337, 1 to 2 p.m.
Learn about the graduate
school admissions process. See if grad school is
the choice for you.
April 26 - National "Take Your Daughter to Work
May 10 - School Superintendent's Breakfast,
This annual event for current
and retired alumni school superintendents
will be held in the Alumni House. If you are not
on our mailing list for this annual gathering
and would like us to include your name on the
invitation list, please let us know. Call
Anniversary Celebration Plans
May 18 - Commencement
Members of the Class of 1957 will be honored
with the distinction of leading the Commencement
2007 procession on May 18.
May 19 - 50th
Reunion Dinner Dance
Class chairs are making plans for a
memorable event. Please let us know if we have
your current e-mail and mailing address - to be
sure you receive all of the celebration
May 19 - MSUAA
Member Appreciation Brunch and Annual
All active members of the MSUAA are invited to attend
this brunch in honor of the valued
members who support the programs and services of
the Association. If you are unsure
membership status, please call
verification. Immediately following
brunch will be the MSUAA annual meeting
where the year's accomplishments will be
highlighted and board inductions will take place.
May 28 - New
Jersey Jackals Season Opener
The New Jersey Jackals begin their season versus
Quebec at 5:05 p.m., Yogi Berra Stadium on the
campus of Montclair State University. Tickets
are on sale for this and all other Jackals
www.jackals.com or call