Montclair State University

June 2012 | Volume 6 | Issue 6 Alumni Connections The monthly newsletter for alumni and friends of Montclair State University

Alumni News

50th and 50+ Reunion Brings Alumni Back to Campus

A big thank you and congratulations to all of the members of the class of 1962 and members of earlier classes who returned to campus on Friday, May 18, for the annual reunion celebration and luncheon. Alumni traveled from as far as California, Arizona, and Texas to commemorate the occasion. [View full details]

Summer Fun Day at the Jersey Shore - July 28, 2012

Head down to the Jersey Shore with your fellow alumni. The Recent Alumni Network will host a Summer Fun Day at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como, New Jersey. Come gather and enjoy drinks, refreshments, and music. [View full details]

Career Resource Seminar Series: Mock Interview Session

Practice makes perfect, and the job interview is no different. This interactive workshop will highlight strategies designed to craft effective answers to interview questions. Be prepared to participate. [View full details]

Alumna Makes Directorial Debut at Montclair Film Festival

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is the feature directorial debut of former Montclair State student Lorene Scafaria. A conversation with Director Lorene Scafaria and MFF Artistic Director Thom Powers will immediately follow the film. [View full details]

University News

Commencement 2012

Montclair State University held its 2012 Commencement exercises on Friday, May 18, at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, conferring 4,262 degrees in science and mathematics, humanities and the social sciences, business, the arts, and education. [View full details]

University Receives $1 Million Donation to Fund Center for Entrepreneurship

Montclair State University announced the creation of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the School of Business. A $1 million gift from the Mimi and Edwin Feliciano will fund the innovative new center and its entrepreneurial development program, which will support the University’s commitment to preparing students for success in today’s highly competitive global economy. [View full details]

New York Public Radio and Montclair State University Announce Joint Media Partnership

New York Public Radio and Montclair State University announced a new partnership that will expand and deepen NYPR’s service to New Jersey while also leveraging the student talents and faculty capabilities of the University’s School of Communication and Media. [View full details]

Montclair State University and Energic to Develop Efficient and Innovative Energy Project

Montclair State University and Energenic-US, LLC announced today a major public-private construction project, launched under the 2009 New Jersey Economic Stimulus Act, to develop a new combined heating, cooling, and power (CHCP) system for the Montclair State campus. This innovative project will create hundreds of new jobs for New Jersey workers and produce more environmentally responsible energy services for the University. [View full details]

Giving News

Remembering "Scory"

On May 1, 2012, the Teresa de Escoriaza Seminar Room was officially dedicated on the third floor of Conrad J. Schmitt Hall to honor a beloved Spanish professor’s enduring legacy of excellence. [View full details]


Softball Selected No. 3 in Final NFCA Division III Poll

The Montclair State softball team finished No. 3 in the final NFCA Division III poll. The Red Hawks, who set a school record for victories in 2012 finished behind national champion Pacific Lutheran and runner-up Linfield College. [View full details]

Women's Lacrosse Ranked in Final IWLCA Division III National Poll

The Montclair State women’s lacrosse team finished the 2012 campaign a ranked team as the Red Hawks were No. 19 in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) Final Top 20 poll. [View full details]

Montclair State Alumni Qualify for U.S. Open

Brian Gaffney and Mark McCormick put an end to New Jersey’s "Decade of Disappointment." Gaffney, a Monmouth Beach resident, and McCormick '85, a Middletown resident, tied for third at 4-under 138 Monday at Canoe Brook Country Club to earn the final two bids. [View full details]

Alumni Spotlight

Ankit Duggal '10 MBA

Ankit Duggal ’10 MBA is not only an entrepreneur and successful business owner, but he is also an actively involved alumnus of Montclair State. Recently, he took some time out of his busy schedule to come back to campus for a visit. [View full details]

Valerie Maholmes '80 '84 MA

Valerie Maholmes ’80 ’84 MA directs the Social/Affective Development, Child Maltreatment and Violence Research Program at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health. [View full details]

Montclair State Theatre Alumni Make Their Mark

What do Kevin Carolan, currently on Broadway in the musical Newsies, and Edward Gero, who recently completed a seven-week run in Washington, DC as artist Mark Rothko in the play Red, have in common? Both are proud alumni of Montclair State University. [View full details]


Upcoming Events

President Cole Heads to Washington D.C., for Town Hall Meeting at the National Press Club

President Cole travels to Washington, D.C., for a conversation with alumni.
Learn about the state of the university, recent accomplishments and future plans, and have the opportunity for an open dialogue with the President.

Thursday, June 14, 2012
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at The National Press Club. To RSVP, please click here or call 973-655-4141.

June 14
Alliance for Arts and Health NJ Conference: Arts & Health: Across the Life Span

June 14
DC Town Hall with President Cole

June 21
R.A. Dickey Booksigning

June 21
Career Resource Seminar Series: Mock Interview Session

June 25-29
Museum Softball Camp

June 26
Author Lunch Series with Marty Appel

July 6
Watch the Red Sox-Yankees Game with Yogi & Kevin Millar

July 9-13
Bruce Beck-Ian Eagle Sports Broadcasting Camp

July 11
MBA Information Session

July 24
Harrassment, Intimidation, and Bullying in Educational Settings Conference

July 28
Recent Alumni Network: Summer Fun Day

Full Events Calendar
Plan ahead, make a date, mark your calendar, tell a friend...view the complete listing of programs and events that are open to alumni, friends, and the entire campus community.

Peak Performances
Check out the upcoming calendar of events.

Carpe Diem
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Homecoming 2012

Save the date - October 13! Come back to campus for Homecoming and spend the day with fellow graduates and friends at Montclair State. There will be fun, food, and festivities for alumni of all ages and the entire family. It’s sure to be a great time, so join us! Be sure to check your inbox for more information and invitations to Homecoming!

Smart Plays for Summer Sports

Liberty Mutual’s Responsible Sports program recognizes the importance of educating youth who participate in summer sports about conditioning, hydration, nutrition, equipment, and injury prevention. For more information on supporting young athletes on and off the field, visit www.responsiblesports.com. [View full details]

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Sprague Library Summer Hours

Alumni have access to the Sprague Library, as well as online databases. Visit the library and while you’re there, visit Café Diem and enjoy a snack and a cup of coffee. To enjoy library borrowing privileges on campus, alumni must present an alumni ID card. To view summer hours, click here.

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Montclair State Credit Card

Bank of America has announced that the Montclair State University Alumni Platinum Plus® MasterCard® credit card will no longer pay a percentage of each retail transaction back to the Montclair State University Foundation and that the program will end on June 30, 2012. They are committed to continue to serving you as their cardholders. If you have any questions, you can contact them using the phone number on the back of your card. Be on the lookout for information about a new Montclair State program coming soon.

Calling all Attorneys and Law Students!

Have you received your Juris Doctor, studying for the Bar Exam, or currently attending Law School? If yes, we want to hear from you! Would you like to participate in the Attorney Alumni Network? If yes, please complete our survey and say yes to joining the Attorney Alumni Network!

Attorneys, click here to complete the survey.

Studying for the Bar Exam/Alumni in Law School, click here to complete the survey.

Save the Date! Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - Second Annual Attorney Alumni Gathering

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Montclair, NJ 07043

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