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Calling All....    

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.


May 2007
News & Notes

Alumni Online Community Has a New Look . . . .

If you're not already a registered user of the Alumni Online Community
, now is the time to sign up! And if you're already a user, check out its brand new look and features. Cool, clean and contemporary, the Alumni Online Community pops with bold colors. fresh photos and simple navigation. We've also made it easier for you to become a member of your Montclair State Alumni Association. You shop online, you do your banking online, now you can become a member online. With this new electronic format, joining the MSUAA is just a click away! Visit and start enjoying our new space.

MSUAA President Named to Middle States Board
The Middle States Association Commission on Secondary Schools  named Dr. Frank Alvarez, '76, president of the Montclair State University Alumni Association, as a member of its board of commissioners to help promote the improvement of secondary education through accreditation and foster communication between secondary schools and institutions of higher education.

As superintendent of the Montclair Public Schools since 2003, Alvarez serves as the Northern New Jersey voice among the new commissioners. He previously served the district as principal of Nishuane and Mt. Hebron Schools from 1989-94. Prior to arriving in Montclair, he was the superintendent of the River Vale Schools in Bergen County. Alvarez has devoted his life to the promotion of education and has served as a strong leader in the field, especially among North Jersey educators.

“I’m excited about this new opportunity to help promote the many facets of education and help all schools work to better serve their students’ needs,” said Alvarez.

Alumni receive Carpe Diem honors at the Annual Dinner
Montclair State held its 8th Annual Dinner on April 26 in University Hall. This year’s dinner was devoted to celebrating the John J. Cali School of Music and featured an array of performances by students from the College of the Arts. Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward student scholarships. The Carpe Diem Award honors especially distinguished Montclair State University alumni and friends, recognizing them for their outstanding professional and personal achievements.
Ingrid Williams '91, '96 M.A., pictured receiving the Carpe Diem award with Rose Cali '80 and Geoffrey Newman, is a member of the Board of Advisors of the John J. Cali School of Music and is vitally interested in the organ program at Montclair State. She and her husband, Scott, are supporting the purchase of a new practice organ, which will be housed in a recital room named in memory of her beloved teacher, David Messineo. Mr. and Mrs. Williams have also named a lecture hall in University Hall.
Gene Rosenfield Rochberg '41, widow of George Rochberg '39 accepts the Carpe Diem award on her husband's behalf. Rochberg was honored posthumously for being one of the most influential composers of the second half of the 20th century. Mrs. Rochberg is pictured with Rose Cali '80 and Geoffrey Newman, Dean of the College of the Arts.

When & Where

Vote now for your Alumni Association Executive Board
Every active member of the MSUAA is encouraged to vote on the new slate of Alumni Association Executive Board representatives. Click here for printable ballot. Voting deadline is May 16. If you are not already a member, now is the time to join and let your voice be heard.
For a printable membership application, go to or call
973-655-4141 for more information.

Celebrations abound on campus in May!
Each College and School will host a Graduation Convocation Ceremony in the Amphitheater for those students who will complete their degree requirements by May 2007 and for those whose degrees were conferred in August 2006 and January 2007. While the University Commencement on May 18 signifies the official conferral of degrees, the individual College and School Convocations are pre-commencement ceremonies celebrating students' achievements. For detailed information about Commencement and Convocations see:

May 10 - Graduate School
May 11 - College of the Arts
May 12 - College of Humanities & Social Sciences
May 14 - College of Science & Mathematics
May 15 - College of Education & Human Services
May 16 - School of Business

May 18 - Commencement 2007
Continental Airlines Arena, Rutherford, NJ
Montclair Sate University will confer more than 3,000 degrees at this auspicious occasion.

Members of the Class of 1957, our Golden Anniversary class, will be honored with the distinction of leading the Commencement 2007 procession.

May 28 -  NJ 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.

May through August - Summer Sessions
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

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

Carpe Diem!

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