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December 2010
Vol. 4, Issue 12

Alumni News

Did You Know . . . Library Benefits for Alumni

Library2010You don’t have to get lost on the information superhighway! Did you know that Montclair State alumni are entitled to use Sprague Library? This is another benefit to being a Montclair State graduate. Sprague Library offers many books and periodicals, as well as access to online databases and periodical articles.

In the Library
Sprague Library’s book collections include reference and circulating books on academic subjects and fiction, and a small collection of children’s books. Books may be read in the Library, or alumni may register for book borrowing privileges (3 books for 28 days) Go to for more information. [View full article]

University News

Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian Presented at Teaching Italian Symposium
Cav. Joseph Coccia, Jr. and Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr., have established an annual prize to recognize an outstanding teacher of Italian at the K–12 level: the Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K–12). A ‘blue ribbon’ panel of experts selected Rina Miraglia, a middle-school Italian teacher at Ho-Ho-Kus Public School, as the first award recipient. She received $1,000 for her school, to be used to advance its Italian language and culture curriculum and programming. The award was presented on October 15, 2010, at a ceremony during the third annual Teaching Italian Symposium/Workshop, which focused on “Technology: Getting with the Program.”
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Graduate Student Awarded Prestigious Administrative Fellowship
Toritsesan (Tosan) O. Boyo, a graduate student in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program in the College of Education and Human Services, has been awarded a prestigious post-master's Administrative Fellowship with the University of California San Diego Medical Center.  He is the first Montclair State University graduate to receive this honor, and was one of two Fellows selected from among 130 applicants.
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Athletics News

Adam Torrisi Named Interim Head Men's Lacrosse Coach
The Montclair State Department of Athletics has announced the hiring of Adam Torrisi as interim head men’s lacrosse coach. Torrisi becomes the seventh head coach in the history of the program and takes over for the late John Greco, who passed away in early November. Torrisi had been named Associate Head Coach in September.
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Alumni Profile

Greg Addo ’10: From Twitter to the Tonight Show by Way of Newark

Greg Addo and Cory BookerGreg Addo ’10 has a dream job as a multimedia producer for Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker. In February 2010, Greg and his colleagues won a Twitter Shorty Award for “best government use of Twitter.” (

“The Broadcasting Department made me ready for this job,” Greg says. “I can adapt to any situation and am ready for anything. In one day I might have to create an informative video from a ribbon-cutting for a new park, a press conference, a gala event for a youth organization, and several other things.”

Greg got his BA in Broadcasting with a minor in Photography. He interned at News 12 NJ, where he met the mayor. Booker was looking for someone to produce videos for his team, and Greg’s name kept coming up. He has created about 200 videos for the Mayor in a year and a half.

Greg’s videos have received national press. Mayor Booker and the Tonight Show’s Conan O’Brien had a mock feud after O’Brien made some jokes at Newark’s expense in September 2009. Booker responded with humorous YouTube videos, facetiously banning the comedian from the entire state of New Jersey. The feud culminated with Booker’s appearance on the Tonight Show, which led to a $100,000 donation to Booker’s Newark Now charity from O’Brien and NBC. [View full article]

Calendar of Events

Segal Gallery Exhibition: Will Barnet Now through Dec. 11

MSU Symphony Orchestra/Jeffrey Grogan, Conductor - Dec. 8

Works-a-Foot 2010 - Dec. 8 - 12

University Singers and MSU Chorale Winter Concert - Dec. 11

Beatrice Crawford Memorial Concert / Jazz Influence - Dec. 12

Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner - Dec. 16

Art Connections 7- Jan 18 - Feb. 19

Troubleyn/ Jan Fabre: Prometheus - Landscape II - Jan 20 - 30

Fast Track in Educational Leadership Informational Session - Jan. 29

Carter Brey and Christopher O’Riley - Feb. 5

Imani Winds: The Zafir Project with Simon Shaheen - Feb. 6

City Theatre & Dance Group / Robyn Orlin: Walking Next to Our Shoes… - Feb. 10 - 20

Cali School Faculty Recital Series - Feb. 12

Sweet Charity - Feb. 16 - 26

Pane Amaro Film Screening - Feb. 21

MSU Wind Symphony and Bloomfield Youth Band - Feb. 22

MSU Symphony Orchestra - Feb. 23

Relay For Life at Montclair State -
April 8 - 9

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Peak Performances - Full calendar

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