These Alumni are "ACEs"

Alumni Campus Employees

Little known fact: Montclair State University is the largest single employer of its alumni. More than 400 faculty and staff earned their degrees at Montclair State and, as our alumni ambassadors, Alumni Campus Employees (ACE) play a vital role in the life of the University.

In feedback gathered during a recent roundtable discussion, alumni employees expressed a strong affinity to their schools, departments and majors, as well as to the organizations and clubs they were involved with as students. A large number of these alumni also worked on campus as students and still feel a close bond to the faculty and staff members who mentored them.

“Montclair State, then College, enabled a young Paterson native to obtain a first class education that has led to a deeply rewarding career and life,” said Joan Ficke ’71, now dean of The Graduate School.

“My everyday connection to our students and colleagues is a gift I could scarcely have imagined when I came here as a student many years ago.”

As graduates of Montclair State and members of the campus community, alumni employees use their experiences to create  strong connections to current students, understanding the importance of building a personal connection as a way to help them become active alumni. They serve as role models for students who will be tomorrow’s alumni, demonstrating the benefits of remaining active within the University community.

To recognize the dedication of this integral alumni group, Alumni Relations hosted two welcome-back breakfast gatherings at the start of the semester and will continue to offer opportunities to thank them throughout the year. “We enjoy celebrating this important group of alumni who have dedicated their careers to their alma mater,” said Jeanne Marano, executive director of Alumni Relations.

Visit MONTCLAIRconnect, the exclusive online alumni community, at to stay up to date on planned activities.

For more information or to get involved, contact Deb Corasio in the Office of Alumni Relations at 973-655-4207 or

Montclair State In Your Neighborhood

With more than 100,000 alumni living in all 50 states and in more than 75 countries, the Office of Alumni Relations at Montclair State seeks to bring alumni together through a series of events held in other cities.

New York City, NY
April 25, 2013
6-8 p.m.

Boston, MA
May 2, 2013
6-8 p.m.

Miami, FL
May 7, 2013
6-8 p.m.

West Palm Beach, FL
May 8, 2013
6-8 p.m.

Washington, DC
June 13, 2013
6-8 p.m.

Belmar, NJ
July 27, 2013
3-8 p.m.

For more information, to register or help organize an event in your area, contact Jenna Peraino in the Office of Alumni Relations at 973-655-7872 or at