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Calling All....    
Capitol Area Alumni
Brunch, Sunday, June 10, 10:30 am

Alumni from the Washington DC area plan to get together for brunch at the Corcoran Gallery of Art Cafe located at 500 Seventeenth St. NW.
For those wishing to tour the Gallery afterwards, discounted tickets for MSU alumni can be purchased.
Price for brunch depends upon your choices but ranges from $12 to $15 per person.
Reservations are required, so please contact  this Regional Group Organizer, Valerie Maholmes '80 '84 MA at

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, contact
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.


June 2007
News & Notes

A Day to Celebrate                                        
Eleven members of the Class of 1957 celebrating their 50th anniversary, were honored at Montclair State's 2007 Commencement exercises at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford on May 18. Wearing what has become the traditional regalia for the honorees: academic caps and gowns and the "official" golden anniversary sash, our proud alumni marched with the procession, leading the 2007 graduates into the Arena.

Whoopi Goldberg, acclaimed actress and performer, producer and author, received an honorary degree and addressed Montclair State University's Class of 2007 at the Commencement ceremony. Goldberg received an honorary Doctor of Letters, one of six honorary doctorates the University bestowed during a week of convocation ceremonies leading up to graduation day.

In addition to Goldberg, honorary degrees at convocation ceremonies this year went to: Bobbi Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics; Josť L. Fuentes, Judge, Appellate Division, Superior Court of New Jersey; Maxine Greene, educational philosopher and the William F. Russell Professor in the Foundations of Education (emerita) at Columbia University Teachers College; Alan I. Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science and Executive Publisher, Science; and Kevin Ryan, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Children and Families.

Golden Anniversary Reunites Classmates
Following Commencement the Class of 1957 had a chance to relax and reminisce at a luncheon in their honor. On Saturday, May 19, they were joined by fellow alumni from their class at a special dinner dance in the University Hall Conference Center where they celebrated their auspicious milestone. To view photos from the Class of '57 reunion click here: A gallery of photos available for purchase can be viewed here;

Alumni Association Takes Care of Business
On Saturday, May 19, members of the Montclair State University Alumni Association came to campus for brunch and the MSUAA Annual Meeting in the University Hall Conference Center. Alumni Association members representing every decade from 1940 to 200 and several members of the Class of 2007 attended.

President Frank Alvarez '76 reported on the year's accomplishments in the areas of membership, chapter development, alumni events, communications and more.

Highlights of the meeting included: The presentation of certificates to several scholarship recipients for the 07/08 academic year who were on hand to be recognized for their achievement.

And the Board was pleased to present two checks: one to Vice President for University Advancement, Dr. Thomas J. Haynes for the amphitheater restoration project, bringing the MSUAA's total giving to $500,000;


and one to Provost Richard Lynde, Chair of the Centennial Committee in the amount of $100,000 to contribute to the University's Centennial Celebrations in the upcoming year.



To view a slide show of the Annual Meeting and Brunch, click here:

A Meeting of the Minds
Fifteen MSU alumni superintendents gathered for the Seventh Annual Superintendent’s Breakfast for current and retired alumni school superintendents on May 10 in the Alumni House. This annul event was hosted by MSUAA President Frank Alvarez and MSUAA Executive Board Member George Iannacone. Dr. Ada Beth Cutler, Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, joined the group as they exchanged ideas, shared experiences and renewed friendships.


When & Where

Apply for Graduate Classes now!
Applications are being accepted for the fall 2007 semester. Become part of the excitement at MSU and apply to one of our 85 masters, certificate or teacher certification programs. Whether you’re looking to enroll full-time, part-time or take classes as a non-degree student, MSU has something for everyone. We understand the needs of graduate students and offer flexible day, evening and weekend programs during our fall, spring or summer sessions.

Our rolling admissions policy makes it easy to apply. Please visit and choose the graduate program that will assist in your career and personal goals. Begin the application process today
and you could be
sitting in classes this September.

Summer Sessions
May through August

Summer Sessions provides you with an opportunity to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies and take advantage of special educational, cultural and activity. A wide range of undergraduate and graduate credit courses is offered in addition to special non-credit and credit programs, workshops, study abroad, and summer camps for children and youth. Our Summer A to Z Index will lead you to additional information on these and more. For more information, stop by College Hall Room 215; call: 973-655-4352; fax: 973-655-7851; e-mail or visit

Planning to work on your research or catch up on your reading this summer?
If you're planning to come to campus to visit Sprague Library, be sure to refer to the summer hours schedule.

NJ Jackals Season Underway
The New Jersey Jackals season is underway! Looking for something to do this summer? Take in a Jackals home game at Yogi Berra Stadium on the campus of Montclair State University.  Visit or call
973-655-8009 for more information.

What's happening at the Yogi Berra Museum this summer?
Tuesday, June 12, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Joe Garagiola/Yogi Berra book signing
Legendary broadcaster Joe Garagiola and his closest friend Yogi Berra will sign copies of Garagiola’s new book, “Just Play Ball,” which includes a foreword by Yogi.
Book signing only, no memorabilia. Books available for purchase at the Museum.
Tuesday, June 12,  7:30 – 9:00 pm
ESPN baseball expert Jayson Stark will discuss all things baseball, including his new book, "The Stark Truth: The Most Overrated and Underrated Players in Baseball History." Discussion followed by book signing. Books available for purchase.
Saturday, June 23, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
New York Post columnist Mike Vaccaro will discuss his new book "1941: The Greatest Year In Sports," followed by signing. Event precedes New Jersey Jackals game at adjoining stadium.
Books available for purchase.

For more info: (973) 655-2378 or visit

Cool off from the hot sun
Looking for a way to cool off this summer? Head over to Floyd Hall Arena on the Montclair State campus and go ice skating! Members of the MSUAA receive a discount for admission and skates are available for rental. For public skate session schedules and more information, visit


October 13, 2007
Homecoming. Red Hawks vs. Kean University. Stay tuned for details on all the festivities.

Carpe Diem!

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