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Montclair State University's Inaugural Red Hawk Open - September 16

Save the date! Join us on September 16 for an enjoyable day of golf, cocktails, dinner and prizes benefiting Montclair State University Athletic teams and programs. Registration to open soon. For more information contact Alumni Relations at 973-655-4141. [View full details]

Alumni Build Tradition of Success

There are many ways for alumni to engage in the University community – from attending events and recruiting new students to offering scholarships and volunteering their time and talents to serve as mentors, speak in a class, provide internships, and hire fellow Red Hawks. Through all these ways of giving back, alumni stay connected to their alma mater and continue to build the tradition of success for the next generation of Montclair State University graduates. [View full details]

Is there a Doctor in the House? Calling all Physician Alumni!

A number of enrolled students in the College of Science and Mathematics express an interest in a career in the medical field. We want Montclair State pre-med students to know that they are not alone in their path to success. Alumni who know the landscape of the healthcare profession can help our students understand the journey to reaching medical school and the many career options available as a healthcare professional. [View full details]

Above and Beyond: Spring 2013 Montclair Magazine

The Spring 2013 issue of Montclair Magazine, which is now available in print and online, explores the ways in which students, faculty and alumni of Montclair State go Above & Beyond. You’ll find stories about alumni who’ve made it to Broadway and beyond, who’ve reached the tops of their fields and even one whose heroism in rescuing more than 50 people during Superstorm Sandy was recognized by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. [View full details]

University News

College of the Arts Dazzles at “An Evening for the Arts”

With the many talents of the students, faculty and staff of Montclair State University’s College of the Arts on full display, supporters of the arts and of arts education filled the Alexander Kasser Theater on April 11 for an evening of musical and theatrical entertainment at the benefit event, “An Evening for the Arts.” [View full details]

Montclair State’s World’s Fair: a Celebration of Cultures

The Montclair State University community turned out in force on April 18 for international food, music, performances and a chance to learn about other cultures at the annual celebration of cultural diversity, the World’s Fair. [View full details]

New Publications by University Authors Debut at Annual Reception

The fifth annual reception for Montclair State University authors was held on April 18 in Sprague Library’s Periodicals Reading Room and faculty, staff and students gathered to recognize those who had recently authored books or created CDs and to browse through the displayed works. [View full details]

Students Take Top Honors in 2013 Designs for Safety Competition

For the second year in a row, Montclair State University students won the grand prize in the Designs for Safety competition sponsored by the World Traffic Safety Symposium. [View full details]

Italian Language and Culture Day 2013

The Italian Teachers Association of New Jersey (ITANJ) and the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America at Montclair State University joined forces for their annual collaboration, Italian Language and Culture Day, showcasing the hard work and creativity of middle school and high school students of Italian in a competition of original skits. [View full details]

Giving News

Pamela Lerner Portin '77 Pays it Forward

Pamela Lerner Portin ’77 has a special appreciation for the challenges of getting an education. A scholarship student at Montclair State, she worked hard outside the classroom to avoid taking out student loans. [View full details]

A Legacy of Music and Changed Lives

James L. Guter '64, '68 MA was a devoted music educator and band director. "He got his kids to accomplish things they didn't think possible," recalls his wife Janis. After Jim's death in 2011, Janis wanted to honor her husband's memory by making a significant financial gift to his alma mater. [View full details] [More information on Planned Giving]


Softball Captures NJAC Championship as Red Hawks Edge Kean 5-4 to Earn NCAA Automatic Bid

Junior Alex Hill is mostly known for her pitching as the righthander has come through for third-ranked Montclair State many times with her arm. However, the three-time NJAC Pitcher of the Year used her bat to deliver the Red Hawks the 2013 NJAC Championship. [View full details]

Montclair State Holds National Student-Athlete Day Banquet For Success in the Classroom

The Montclair State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics honored its student-athletes for their achievements in the classroom during "National Student-Athlete Day, a Celebration of Academic and Athletic Excellence" which was held at the University Hall Conference Center. [View full details]

Montclair State Honors 1992 & 1997 NCAA World Series Softball Teams

The Montclair State softball program honored its 1992 and 1997 NCAA Division III Softball Championship teams prior to the Red Hawks doubleheader with The College of New Jersey at the MSU Softball Stadium on Saturday, April 13. [View full details]

Alumni Spotlight

Gina Giardinieri '12

In the Family and Child Studies program, an internship is required to graduate. The hands-on experience teaches students things about their intended field of study that they could never learn in a classroom and often paves the way for full-time employment after graduating. Gina Giardinieri ’12 experienced this firsthand. [View full details]

Fred Hill '82

Seton Hall head men’s basketball coach Kevin Willard has named Fred Hill an assistant on his coaching staff. Hill begins his second stint as an assistant coach for the Pirates where he helped bring in the top-ranked recruiting class in the nation to South Orange in 2000-01. [View full details]

Featured Activity

June 3
Montclair State Entrepreneurship Meetup featuring Daryl Bryant '00, CEO of StartupValley

Upcoming Events

May 9-10
Old Avante Garde

May 9
Liam Sheehy, Graduate Tuba Recital

May 9
MBA Information Session Webinar

May 10-11
Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet

May 11
Harry Partch Open Studio and Concert

May 11
Stefanie Santoro, Senior Flute Recital

May 11
Charles Punchatz, Graduate Composition Recital

May 11
Johnny Ng, Performer's Certificate Viola Recital

May 12
Lucie Journet, Junior Cello Recital

May 12
1978 Yankees Autograph Signing

May 12
A Mother's Day Bouquet of Musical Delights

May 12
Flute and Guitar Concert at the Van Vleck House

May 13
Yogi Berra Museum Celebrity Golf Classic

May 13
Women's and Men's Outdoor Track and Field at the IC4A Championships

May 15
Suite Night at Yankee Stadium

May 15
Workshop: Delivering Effective Presentations at Work

May 16
Second Annual Todd Ouida Children's Foundation Conference

June 2
Memorial Concert for Murray Present

June 4
Positive Practices in Special Education: Response to Intervention

June 12
Workshop: Work Life Balance: Juggling Priorities

June 26
Workshop: Practice Your Two-Minute Pitch

July 10
Workshop: Enhancing Your Computer Skills: Microsoft Office 2010

July 27
Summer Fun Day: Montclair State at the Jersey Shore

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Parking Lot Safety

Parking lots—they can be as open as the plains of the Midwest or as bumper-to-bumper as a city street during rush hour. Although they may not be the most hazardous places to drive, parking lots can be more unpredictable than anywhere else you travel. [View full details]

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Homecoming 2013
October 12

Believe it or not, planning is already underway for Homecoming 2013 taking place on October 12!

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

Join the world's biggest huddle!

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of history. Together let's make Montclair State the biggest and best Super Bowl volunteer support group this event has ever seen! You'll need to create an account in order to volunteer. Be sure to select 'Montclair State Alumni' as your affiliation when you register! [Register today!]

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Office of Alumni Relations
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Montclair, NJ 07043

Phone: 973-655-4141
Fax: 973-655-5483
E-mail: alumni@mail.montclair.edu