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Alumni News

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Golfers help drive Montclair success

As a tradition that keeps getting better, the 10th annual Red Hawk Open welcomed a sold out field of golfers as it raised more than $110,000 for Montclair State University student athletes. Held Sept.19 at Crestmont Country Club in West Orange, the outing drew 128 attendees for a day on the links that included a BBQ lunch and dinner reception, along with raffles and prizes.

Neil Barnes

Quantitative Data Engineer Neil John Barnes ’17 Brings the Human Factor to Data-Driven Investing

Neil John Barnes ’17 has always had a fascination for the workings of Wall Street. As Vice President, Business Data Analyst (Systems Trading) at Citi, Barnes delves into the fine print and – sometimes less apparent – nuances that drive systems-level investing. As he completes graduate study and settles further into his career, Barnes looks forward to returning to Montclair to get involved in alumni life at his alma mater.

Taylor Jeffers

Creative Strategist Taylor Jeffers ’13 ’16 MBA is Empowering the Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs

Creative strategist and entrepreneur Taylor Jeffers ’13 ’16 MBA has helped raise the profiles of such noted brands as the NBA, Bed Bath & Beyond and The Black Bachelorette. Now, Jeffers is raising the aspirations of students in Montclair’s Accelerated MBA program and bringing her expertise and energy to Montclair’s Black Alumni Advisory Council.

A Day to Fuel the Imagination

Campus celebrates Investiture of President Jonathan GS Koppell, hears plans for the future


Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

University organizations, clubs and programs will host events through September and October

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Mark Your Calendar! The Investiture of President Jonathan GS Koppell

We’re excited about the Investiture of our new president on September 15. Please mark your calendar and join us via livestream.

Al-Nesha Jones

Al-Nesha Jones, CPA ’07 ’13 MBA: The Business of Building Community

Al-Nesha Jones, CPA ’07 ’13 MBA is using her expertise to build up the community, one small business at a time. She is also bringing her positive energy to Montclair as a mentor and a new member of the Montclair State University Black Alumni Advisory Council.


Homecoming 2022: Register Today!

Join us on Saturday, October 29, for Homecoming 2022. We invite you back to campus for a day filled with fun, food and football! Start your day with a visit to the Alumni Welcome Tent in front of Cole Hall. Check in, pick up your free alumni gift and learn about the day’s activities.

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Tom Kennedy ’08 ’10 Anything but Boring

Tom Kennedy ’08 ’10, “The Other Mentalist,” uses everything he learned at Montclair to engage – and amaze – audiences. In July, he brought his special brand of performance to Summer Bridge Program students at his alma mater, ensuring that their Montclair journey begins on a memorable note.


Class of 2022 Distinguished Alumni and Speaker Honorees

Congratulations to our newest class of distinguished alumni and friends for 2022. Join us as we celebrate these distinguished honorees who have been selected based on personal accomplishments, professional achievements, community service involvement and support of the mission of Montclair State University.