Alumni Spotlight


 Florence Aichele headshot

Florence Aichele '33

Alumna turns 100


William E. Gordon '39

Designer of the Arecibo telescope


 ‌Barbara Buhrer headshot

Barbara Horn Buhrer '43

Edward and Barbara Buhrer Endowed Scholarship. 

 Clifford Swisher

Clifford Swisher '45, '51 MA

Historian, Little Falls Historical Society



Maria Schantz '60 MA

Former professor, board member of the Emeriti Association

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Dorothy Daniela Gioseffi '63

Published author, prolific poet

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James L. Guter '64 '68 MA

Music Teacher and Band Director

Arlene Crescenzi Allen headshot

Arlene Crescenzi Allen '64

Celebrated teacher

Herman "Bud" Meyers '65

Founding Director of the University of Vermont's James M. Jeffords Center for Policy Research

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William Eickhorst '69 '70 MA

Artist and retired professor


 Bob Walton headshot

Bob Walton '70 '77 MA

Co-Author of Route 66: The People, The Places, The Dream

Elsa Nunez headshot

Elsa Nunez '70

President of Eastern Connecticut State University


Angela Petillo '71

Television Business Affairs Attorney at William Morris Endeavor

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Joan Ficke '71

Dean of the Graduate School


Margaret Ann "Midge" Guerrera '71 '78 MA


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 Celeste Marie Fasone '71

 First female Director of NJOCTV

Larry Bartkus '73

Certified Quality Engineer and Six Sigma Black Belt

Larry Hazzard

Larry Hazzard '73, '80 MA

Commissioner, New Jersey State Athletic Control Board

 Laureen Ong

 Laureen Ong '74

 President of the Travel Channel

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 Paul V. Stahlin '74

 Chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Altair Gobo ’74

 Altair Gobo '74

Certified Financial Planner

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 Marcy LoCastro '74

CEO of MLoCastro Consulting LLC

Michael Gabriele '75

Author of The History of Diners in New Jersey

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 Sheryl Cohn '75 MA

 Author of The Boy in the Suitcase: Holocaust Family Stories of Survival


Ellyn McColgan '75

NASDAQ OMX Board Member Executive Advisor, Aquiline Capital Partners

Joanne Swanson Barry

Joanne Swanson Barry '77

Executive Director and CEO of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

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John Fugazzie '77

Founder of Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Pamela Learner Portin headshot

Pamela Lerner Portin '77

Principal of Pamela Portin Consulting, LLC

Charlotte Mandel '77 MA

Published Poet

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Jeanne Markey '78

Director of Global Management Reporting, Budgeting and Analysis at Lazard Freres

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Carol Blazejowski '78

Associate Vice President for University Advancement

Sandi Makofsky headshot

Sandi Makofsky '78

Director and choreographer

Michael Matossian headshot

Michael Matossian '78

Global Head of Group Regulatory Compliance for Arab Bank

Mike McCloskey '78

Mike McCloskey'78

Vice President for The Louis Berger Group Inc.

MaryLinda Schumann '78 '83 MA

Technical Support Manager at Chemetall


 Christopher Mattaliano '79

 General Director of the Portland (OR) Opera

Helane Becker headshot

Helane Becker '79

Director at Dahlman Rose & Co.

Lisa Buono headshot

Lisa C. Buono '79

Director of U.S. Over-the-Counter Medicines at Actavis, Inc.

Greg Collins headshot

Greg Collins '79

Founder of G. Collins & Company, LLC

David Wertheim ’79

David Wertheim '79

Vice President and General Counsel, Ferrari North America


 Louise Worthington

 Louise Worthington '80

 Principal, John T. Baker Middle School

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 Jana Polsky '80

 Writer/Producer; Recipient of the 2010 Alliance for Women in Media Achievement Award

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 Valerie Maholmes '80 '84 MA

Director of the Social/Affective Development, Child Maltreatment and Violence Research Program at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Gerard Fazzio '81

Assistant Principal and former Professional Wrestler

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Michael Price '81

Award-winning writer on The Simpsons

Debra and William Tomaszewski beekeeping

Debra '83 '91 MA and William '82 Tomaszewski

Owners of the Marin Bee Company

 Janine Iannarelli headshot

 Janine Iannarelli '83

 Founder and President of Par Avion Ltd.

Paul Huegel '83

President of the Somerset Medical Center Foundation

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Peter Aquino '83

President and CEO of Primus Telecommunications

A.J. Khubani '84

President and CEO of Telebrands Corp.

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 Tom Kaminski '84

 WCBS Radio Traffic Reporter; Recipient of the Allen B. DuMont Broadcaster of the Year Award

David Mudrick headshot

David Mudrick '86

CFO of Topcon Corporation

Tracy Doyle ’87 & Angela Fiordilino ’87

Tracy Doyle '87 and Angela Fiordilino '87

Phoenix Marketing Solutions, LLC

Patricia DiFlauro Piroh headshot

Patricia DiFlauro Piroh '88 '92 MA

Producer and Director


 ‌Tom Lawless ’90

 Tom Lawless '90

Partner in Ernst and Young’s Financial Services Office

 Kimberly Miller-Olko

 Kimberly Miller-Olko '90

Senior Vice President of Video Programming and Development, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

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 Louis A. Ramunno '91

 National Leader of Deloitte Tax LLP's Private Equity Tax Practice

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Piera Accumanno '92

Vice President of Political Activities at Deutsche Bank

Mary Dressendofer '92

Director of Dancers Pointe Studios

Steven Resnick headshot

Steven Resnick, Esq. '93

Accomplished lawyer and member of the Attorney Alumni Network

Gaspard Louis headshot

Gaspard Louis '93

Owner of Gaspard and Dancers

Mike Van Dusen '93

Owner of blackwalnut

Joyce Smith headshot

Joyce M. Smith '94

Chief Legal Officer of Prudential Trust Company

 Jeff Zarillo talk

 Jeff Zarrillo '95

 One of the original plaintiffs in the Proposition 8 case

 Sal Anderton headshot

 Sal M. Anderton '95

Member of the Legislative Law Journal; West Orange Township Council President 2010

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Denise Rodak '96 MA

Outstanding Advising Award Winner

Steve Lehrhoff '96

Owner of Olive That and More!

Ellan Ben-Hayon '96

Ellan Ben-Hayon '96

Chief Financial Officer, Lightyear Capital


Christopher Phillips '97 MAT

Author and Teacher

Lester Taylor

Lester Taylor '97

Mayor, East Orange, NJ


Robert Minervini '98

President, Art Emphasis Designs LLC

Jenn Kramer '99

Jenn Kramer '99

Communications Strategist for PSEG

Susan O'Leary Giordano

Susan O'Leary Giordano '99 MBA

Chief Nursing Officer, Hackensack University Medical Center at Pascack Valley

Wamwari Waichungo '90

Wamwari Waichungo '99

Vice President Global Scientific and Regulatory Affairs The Coca-Cola Company



Daryl Bryant headshot

Daryl H. Bryant '00

CEO and co-founder of Hudson Horizons

Andres Lara '01

Motivational Speaker and CEO of A. Success Training

 Tiffany Aliche headshot

Tiffany Aliche '02

Best-selling author and budgeting expert

Chris Cancialosi headshot

Chris Cancialosi '02 MA

Founder of gothamCULTURE

 Takeem L. Dean

 Takeem L. Dean '03, '11 MA

 Dean of Students, Allen University

 Frank Iannucci headshot

 Frank Iannucci '03 '10 MA

 Recipient of the Milken Award for outstanding teaching

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 Kristian Dyer '03

 Sports Journalist for Metro New York, and

 Ines Rosales headshot

Ines Rosales '04

Traffic Reporter at Fox News

 Chris Fitzpatrick headshot

 Chris Fitzpatrick '04

 Regional Talent Acquisition Manager for Enterprise Rent-a-Car, mentor current students

 David Cirino headshot

 David Cirino '04

 Singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, engineer

 Theresa Concepcion headshot

 Theresa Concepcion '04

 Litigation Associate at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC.

Gladys Valentin '05

Program/Administrative Assistant with the Educational Opportunity Fund Program

Kristin Kehoe headshot

Kristin Kehoe '06

Associate Director of Volunteer Services at City Harvest

Joseph Colasanti '06

Associate Producer on the Wendy Williams Show

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Ben Clawson '07

Actor, playwright and co-founder of Strangedog Theatre Company

Gonca '08 and Arzu '07 Esenedmir

Owners of the Flatbread Grill

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Chris Lighty '07 '12 MA

Family Service Specialist with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency of New Jersey


 Ellen Cahill '08 MEd 2011

 Teacher of the Year by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities


Karen Horne '08

Head of NBC Entertainment's Talent Development & Inclusion Department

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 Viviana Bernal '08 and Katherine McGhee '10

 Speaker at the 2012 Forum of the Association for Women's Rights in Development

 ‌Ariel Frenkel headshot

 Ariel Frenkel '08

 Independant filmmaker

 Douglas Piekarz

 Doug Piekarz '08 MS

President and CEO, the Akron Zoo

Erica Emmich headshot

Erica Emmich '09

Associate Producer for Specials Unit at CNBC


Elliot Solop '09

"Young Lawyer of the Year" Award Winner

Rahfael Gordon '09

Award-winning motivational speaker

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Tracey Keelen '09

Brought Hurricane Sandy victims to safety

 ‌David Keefe at work

 David Keefe '09 MFA

 Director and Coordinator for the Combat Paper Program at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey

 Disnalda Vargas

 Disnalda Vargas '09

 Audit senior, Deoloitte



Chris Ruli headshot

Chris Besmir Ruli '10

Peace Corps volunteer

Monica Odom '10

Literary Agent at Liza Dawson Associates


Michael Mahadeen '10

Recipient of the New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher Award

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Jackie Rothong '10

Food Stylist on The Chew


Kaitlin Hoesch '10

Executive Administrator and Special Projects Manager for the Pentagon Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C.

 Keyla Silva headshot

 Keyla Silva '10

 Founder and Director of Inda Cares

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Rob Bonara '10 and Anthony Greco '10

Part of "Coast to Coast for a Cure" Charity Walk

 Greg Addo at work

 Greg Addo '10

 Multimedia Producer for Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker

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Ankit Duggal '10 MBA

Founder of RER LLC

Brian Baker headshot

Brian Baker '10

Participant in the Veteran Associate Program at the New York Stock Exchange

Stephen Hines headshot

Stephen Hines '10

Speaker at the 2013 Boys to Men Conference

Liza Offreda '10

Liza Offreda '10

Women's Head Soccer Coach at Gallaudet University

Michael Vitale headshot

Michael Vitale '10

Pitcher for the Seattle Mariners

Nicole Rios headshot

Nicole Rios '11

White House Intern

Amanda Phillips ’11

Amanda Phillips '11

Touring Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Jennifer Strasle '11

Sales Assistant with Greater Media NJ

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Gina Giardinieri '12

Part of the Fresh Air Fund

Jaclyn Beck '12

Working to become a Physician Assistant

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Alyssa Moser '12

Third generation Montclair State graduate

Rob Salkowski '12

Prevention Intervention Specialist with Project COPE

Alex Verduin '12

Fourth grade teacher in Union City, NJ

Pooja Patel '12

Accountant at a Big Four Accounting Firm


Minal Shah '14

Project Coordinator, Kallman Worldwide