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Calling All....    
MSUAA Members:
Vote now for your Alumni Association Executive Board representatives.
Click here for printable ballot. Voting deadline is May 9, 2007.

Football Alumni
The Third Annual MSU Football Beefsteak Dinner will be held on Thurs., April 5, 6 p.m. at the Cedar Grove VFW, Pompton Ave. $45 per person. For more information call the Football Office at 973-655-7079.

Alumni athletes to honor Coach  Jerry Edwards
Manny Scrofani '61 has organized an event to honor Coach Jerry Edwards to be held on June 1, noon to 5 p.m. at the Valley Regency, Valley Rd., Clifton. The cost is $50 and includes buffet lunch and tour of the MSU campus. Checks should be made payable to the Montclair State University Foundation and sent to Jeanette Hanlein, Montclair State University, Office of Advancement Services, One Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ 07043. For more information, contact Hanlein at 973-655-7066 or

MSTC, MSC and MSU Alumni
Contribute your memorabilia for a Centennial Exhibit to be displayed in Sprague Library this fall to commemorate the University's 100th anniversary. Donations already include old photographs, dance cards freshman beanies and more. Send your memorabilia to Dean's Office, Sprague Library, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ 07043. Include your full name (maiden name if applicable), year of graduation and telephone number as well as some information about the items you are sending. If you have any questions, call Martha Spera at 973-655-4333.

If you are a campus group seeking  out alumni, e-mail and we'll place your "call out" here.


April 2007
News & Notes

Sunshine State Alumni Get Together
On March 11, alumni from the Fort Lauderdale/Coral Springs area came out to talk about MSU and share memories. They had such a good time, plans are already underway to gather again soon.


Sandra Amaya '89 and Barbara Freiberg '94 MA


Congratulations to MSU's Women's Basketball
Montclair State captured its fifth ECAC Division III Metro Women’s Basketball Championship with an 85-70 victory over No. 2 seed and defending champion Farmingdale State on March 2. The Red Hawks finished their season at 18-10 winning nine of their final 10 contests. The championship is the first ECAC crown for MSU since 1999. Montclair State was making its 13th appearance in the ECAC Tournament and seventh trip to the championship game.

Attention Parents and Grandparents of High School Seniors!
Each year, the Montclair State University Alumni Association provides one, one-year scholarship known as the Legacy Scholarship to an entering, full-time freshman who is the child or grandchild of an alumna/us who is either a Pride Member or a Life Member of the MSU Alumni Association (click here to join). The Alumni Legacy Scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid, and academic achievement as determined by the Office of Admissions.

Interested students must file the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in the winter of their senior year of high school, indicating MSU as one of the recipients. A completed application form and the accompanying 200 word essay must be received by the Office of Alumni Relations by April 30, 2007.

Memorial Service for Dr. Harry Hoitsma
A service will be held on Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. in Kops Lounge, Russ Hall to celebrate the life of Harry Hoitsma, who died last fall at the age of 77. Hoitsma was the founding chairperson of the Department of Health Professions and served from 1971 to 1995 when he retired.
Under his leadership, the Department began with two other faculty and grew to include 11 full time faculty members plus 20 adjuncts, who served as many as 200 undergraduate and graduate majors a year preparing for careers in health education and the allied health sciences. He was instrumental in the negotiations that led to the annexing of the New Jersey School of Conservation,
a unit of state government in need of strong institutional support, into MSU. If you are interested in attending, you are asked to RSVP by April 19 to Reza Shahrokh at 973-628-0556;


When & Where

April 4 - Pulitzer Prize- winning poet
University Hall Conference Center, 12:30 p.m
Mark Strand, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and former United States poet laureate, will visit Montclair State for a free poetry-reading and book-signing. Strand is the author of numerous works of poetry and prose including the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Blizzard of One" and his most recent collection, "Man and Camel." He is also the subject of an upcoming book by Montclair State University alumnus James Nicosia. Reading Mark Strand: His Collected Works, Career, and the Poetics of the Privative, will chronicle Strand's poetic career. The event is presented by Montclair State University's College of the Humanities and Social Sciences Visiting Writers Committee and the Department of English.

April 12 - Professional Speaker Series:
"My career path: From high school teacher to CEO,"
Amal Johnson of MarketTools
6:30 p.m., Sokol Seminar Room, Science Hall. Sponsored by the College of Science and Mathematics. For more information, call 973-655-5108.

April 19 - Getting into Grad School
Morehead Hall, Room 337, 1 to 2 p.m.
Learn about the graduate school admissions process. See if grad school is the choice for you.

April 26 - National "Take Your Daughter to Work Day."

May 10 - School Superintendent's Breakfast, Alumni House
This annual event for current and retired alumni school superintendents will be held in the Alumni House. If you are not on our mailing list for this annual gathering and would like us to include your name on the invitation list, please let us know. Call 973-655-4141.

Golden Anniversary Celebration Plans
May 18 - Commencement
Members of the Class of 1957 will be honored with the distinction of leading the Commencement 2007 procession on May 18.

May 19 - 50th Reunion Dinner Dance
Class chairs are making plans for a memorable event. Please let us know if we have your current e-mail and mailing address - to be sure you receive all of the celebration communications!

May 19 - MSUAA Member Appreciation Brunch and Annual Meeting
All active members of the MSUAA are invited to attend this brunch in honor of the valued members who support the programs and services of the Association. If you are unsure
of your membership status, please call
973-655-4141 for verification
. Immediately following brunch will be the MSUAA annual meeting where the year's accomplishments will be highlighted and board inductions will take place.

May 28 - New Jersey Jackals Season Opener
The New Jersey Jackals begin their season versus Quebec at 5:05 p.m., Yogi Berra Stadium on the campus of Montclair State University. Tickets are on sale for this and all other Jackals games. Visit or call
973-655-8009 for more information.

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or 973-655-4141.