News & Notes
Alumni Online Community Has a New Look . . . .
If you're not already a registered user of
the Alumni Online Community,
now is the time to sign up! And if you're already a user, check
out its brand new look and features. Cool, clean and
contemporary, the Alumni Online Community pops with bold colors.
fresh photos and simple navigation. We've also made it easier
for you to become a member of your Montclair State Alumni
Association. You shop online, you do your banking online, now
you can become a member online. With this new electronic format,
joining the MSUAA is just a click away! Visit
www.msualumcommunity.com and start enjoying our new space.
MSUAA President Named to
Middle States Board
The Middle States
Association Commission on Secondary Schools named Dr.
Frank Alvarez, '76, president of the Montclair State University
Alumni Association, as a member of its board of commissioners to
help promote the improvement of secondary education through
accreditation and foster communication between secondary schools
and institutions of higher education.
As superintendent of the
Montclair Public Schools since 2003, Alvarez serves as the
Northern New Jersey voice among the new commissioners. He
previously served the district as principal of Nishuane and Mt.
Hebron Schools from 1989-94. Prior to arriving in Montclair, he
was the superintendent of the River Vale Schools in Bergen
County. Alvarez has devoted his life to the promotion of
education and has served as a strong leader in the field,
especially among North Jersey educators.
“I’m excited about this new
opportunity to help promote the many facets of education and
help all schools work to better serve their students’ needs,”
receive Carpe Diem honors at the Annual Dinner
Montclair State held its 8th Annual Dinner on April 26 in
University Hall. This year’s dinner was devoted to celebrating
the John J. Cali School of Music and featured an array of
performances by students from the College of the Arts. Proceeds
from this year’s event will go toward student scholarships.
Diem Award honors especially distinguished Montclair State
University alumni and friends, recognizing them for their
outstanding professional and personal achievements.
Williams '91, '96 M.A., pictured receiving the Carpe Diem award
with Rose Cali '80 and Geoffrey Newman,
is a member of the Board of Advisors
of the John J. Cali School of Music and is vitally interested in
the organ program at Montclair State. She and her husband,
Scott, are supporting the purchase of a new practice organ,
which will be housed in a recital room named in memory of her
beloved teacher, David Messineo. Mr. and Mrs. Williams have also
named a lecture hall in University Hall.
Rosenfield Rochberg '41, widow of George Rochberg '39 accepts
the Carpe Diem award on her husband's behalf. Rochberg was
honored posthumously for being one of the most influential
composers of the second half of the 20th century. Mrs. Rochberg
is pictured with Rose Cali '80 and Geoffrey Newman, Dean of the
College of the Arts.
Vote now for
your Alumni Association Executive
member of the MSUAA is encouraged to vote on the new slate of
Alumni Association Executive Board
representatives. Click here for
printable ballot. Voting deadline is May 16.
If you are not already a member, now is the time to join and let
your voice be heard.
For a printable membership application, go to
www.msualumcommunity.com or call
973-655-4141 for more
Celebrations abound on campus in May!
Each College and School will host a
Graduation Convocation Ceremony in the
Amphitheater for those students who will
complete their degree requirements by May 2007
and for those whose degrees were conferred in
August 2006 and January 2007. While the
University Commencement on May 18 signifies the
official conferral of degrees, the individual
College and School Convocations are
pre-commencement ceremonies celebrating
students' achievements. For detailed information
about Commencement and Convocations see:
May 10 - Graduate School
May 11 - College of the Arts
May 12 - College of Humanities & Social
May 14 - College of Science & Mathematics
May 15 - College of Education & Human Services
May 16 - School of Business
May 18 - Commencement 2007
Continental Airlines Arena, Rutherford, NJ
Montclair Sate University will confer more
3,000 degrees at this auspicious occasion.
the Class of 1957, our Golden
Anniversary class, will be honored
with the distinction of leading the Commencement
May 28 - NJ 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
August - Summer Sessions
Summer Sessions provides you with an opportunity
to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies and
take advantage of special educational, cultural
and activity. A wide range of undergraduate and
graduate credit courses is offered in addition
special non-credit and credit programs,
study abroad, and summer camps for children
and youth. Our
Summer A to Z Index will lead you to
additional information on these and more. For
more information, stop by College Hall Room 215;
call: 973-655-4352; fax: 973-655-7851; e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
SAVE THE DATE!
October 13, 2007
Homecoming. Red Hawks vs. Kean
University. Stay tuned for details on all the