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Alumni News

Educational Leadership Alumni Networking Reception - February 26

Alumni of the Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership will gather on February 26 for a networking reception. Graduates will have the chance to reconnect with fellow alumni and learn about the latest faculty research, academic programs and alumni accomplishments. Get an exclusive update from Francine Peterman, Dean, College of Education and Human Services. [View full details]

Graduate School Spring Open House - Rescheduled
New Date: February 23

Invest in your future by earning a graduate degree from your alma mater. To show our appreciation to our alumni who are considering Montclair State for their graduate studies, The Graduate School and Office of Alumni Relations will host an exclusive breakfast to welcome you to campus. [View full details]

Fourth Annual Signature Wine Tasting - March 6

Mix and mingle with fellow wine lovers as you are led through an evening of California wines! The history of grape growing and wine making in California has three distinct eras. Join us as we go off the beaten path to discover some interesting viticultural areas and wines while reviewing this colorful history. [View full details]

Reminisce. Reconnect. Rediscover. 50th and 50+ Reunion - May 23

Calling all alumni from the Class of 1964 and earlier! Come home to Montclair State on May 23 to celebrate your reunion! Reunion is a great opportunity for you to renew old friendships and reminisce. Your visit will give you the opportunity to experience all the exciting changes that have taken place at Montclair State since you last visited campus. [View full details]

University News

President Cole Named to NJBIZ “Power 100” List

Montclair State University President Susan A. Cole has been named one of the 100 most powerful people in New Jersey business by NJBIZ, a leading New Jersey business journal. NJBIZ listed Cole at No. 79 in the 2014 edition of “Power 100,” the publication’s annual list of the movers and shakers in New Jersey business. [View full details]

Annual Scholarship Dinner - March 8

Join us on Saturday, March 8, 2014, for the Annual Scholarship Dinner featuring student performances from the Broadway musical 42nd Street as we pay tribute to the community service and leadership of Ralph A. LaRossa, President and COO of PSE&G and Chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees. [View full details]

PharmFest: The Decade Ahead - April 3

PharmFest is a multi-purpose day-long event designed to explore the pharmaceutical, health and medical technology industry and to broaden awareness of the current and future state of the industry. It is New Jersey's leading industry and academic forum on emerging issues and trends in the pharmaceutical life sciences. [View full details]

Giving News

MSUnions: Montclair State Sweetheart Stories

Each year around Valentine's Day, we like to catch up with alumni who met their significant others here at Montclair State. Get to know this year's featured couples. These alumni have a special connection to their alma mater. [View full details]

Athletics News

Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet Postponed Due to Impending Snowstorm; Rescheduled for Fall 2014

Due to the impending storm expected to hit the New York/New Jersey region on Thursday, February 13, the Montclair State Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet has been postponed. [View full details]

Senior Send-Off for Swimming and Diving Sensational as Red Hawks Sweep William Paterson

The Montclair State men's and women's swimming and diving teams capped off one their best dual meet seasons in several years as the Red Hawks rolled past local and NJAC rival William Paterson at the Panzer Athletic Center Pool. [View full details]

Red Hawk Men Finish Third, Women Sixth at CTC Indoor Track and Field Championships

The Montclair State men's indoor track and field team finished third and the women's team placed sixth as the Red Hawks took part in the CTC Indoor Championships at Wesleyan University. Montclair State returns to action on Friday, February 14 in the Molloy College Invitational. [View full details]

Alumni Spotlight

Karen Horne '08

Karen Horne ’08 has gone far since her days as a broadcasting student at Montclair State. Her career in the television industry has led her to positions such as Creative Consultant for Loud Paint Entertainment, coproducer of the award-winning animated series Spawn, Director of Creative Affairs at IDT Animation, and Director of Writer Development and Special Projects for the Walt Disney Studios Fellowship Program. [View full details]

Mike Van Dusen '93

A Montclair State education can take you anywhere. Just ask Mike Van Dusen ’93, who spent four weeks in Sochi, Russia, last fall with his company, blackwalnut, building the set for NBC’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics. “It was a good environment to work in,” Van Dusen says, about working at the International Broadcasting Center. [View full details]

In Memoriam: John J. Cali

The Montclair State Community is mourning the loss of our friend, supporter and benefactor, John J. Cali, Hon. Litt.D. 2009, who passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2014.

Mr. Cali dreamed of making his living as a saxophone player but became a visionary real estate developer instead. The Montclair resident nonetheless made an important and lasting contribution to the world of music he so loved. Thanks to his generosity, since 2008, the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University has been empowering others to realize their dreams of becoming professional musicians and music educators.

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Upcoming Events

New Date: February 20
Red Hawk Winter Happy Hour and Networking Event

Ongoing-February 22
Art Connections 10

February 18
MBA Executive Speaker Series - Michele Ansbacher

February 18
Art Forum Presents: Emily Noelle Lambert, Painter, Sculptor, and Installation Artist

February 18
Film Forum Presents: Bill Odenkirk - Writer and Producer

February 18
Noise in the Waters: Rumore di acque

February 23
The Graduate School Open House

February 23
Van Vleck Concert Series

February 25
Art Forum Presents: Lucky DeBellevue, Multimedia Artist

February 25
Film Forum Presents: Pamela T. Turner - Animation Artist and Historian

February 26
Educational Leadership Alumni Networking Reception

February 27
Career Workshop: Branding and Positioning Yourself for Your Next Job

February 28
iReLaunch FastTrack

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University News Highlights

Check out the first issue of 2014! Read about Montclair State University in the news!

Homecoming 2014

In order to make Homecoming 2014 a success, we need your help. Whether you attended or were unable to make it to campus for Homecoming 2013, please take a few moments to complete our survey. Your feedback provides valuable information as we plan for next year's Homecoming festivities.

Be sure to save the date for Homecoming 2014 on October 18!

Calling all Entrepreneur alumni!

The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship wants to connect with alumni who are entrepreneurs. The Center is developing a rich ecosystem of entrepreneurs and other business experts who the Center can highlight on its website and in its promotional material. If you would like to connect with the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship, please complete our brief survey.

What is an “Umbrella Policy”?

A message from Liberty Mutual

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The Academy is Coming - Pass it on!

July 14-18, 2014

Montclair State University is one of five prestigious higher education institutions in the state that has partnered with the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation to bring The College Career Ready Academy to campus this summer.

Montclair State is offering its alumni a chance to send eligible high‐potential high school students students to this great program at the discounted rate of $1,800, which covers all program activities, materials, room, and food.

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Calling all alumni in the wine industry

Are you in the wine business or an investor in a winery? We're looking to create a network among graduates who are in the industry! If so, we want to hear from you! Contact Jenna Peraino at 973-655-7872 or at perainoj@mail.montclair.edu.

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Office of Alumni Relations
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Montclair, NJ 07043

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