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Bloomfield Alumnus Gage Daye ’12: Around the World and Giving Back

A journey that started with a basketball scholarship took Gage Daye ’12 around the world and back. Now a successful real estate developer, entrepreneur, nonprofit founder, and author, Daye works to improve life in his hometown of Newark and to help youth reach their full potential. Currently vice president of the Bloomfield College Alumni Association, he seeks to pay it forward to the next generation.

Tezeta “Tez” Roro ’06 Lives by Her Own Design

Motivational speaker, licensed real estate broker and community leader Tezeta “Tez” Roro ’06 is a wellspring of positive energy who has used her undergraduate education as the springboard for a successful career.

Ruth Moore ’52 MEd Continuing a Legacy Dedicated to Education

Making Sure Every Child Has a Reason to Smile – Brilliantly!

Pediatric dentist Suffiyah Webb ’04 DDS, MPH is on a mission to bring dentistry – and the resulting overall health benefits – to children, starting with her home community of Newark, New Jersey.

Radio Rules!

As general manager of WMSC 90.3 FM, Anabella Poland ’20 MBA is raising the “Voice of Montclair State” to new heights. Under her leadership, the station is sweeping 2023 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) award nominations while providing valuable – and unforgettable – career preparation experiences for students who are passionate about radio.

Alumni Spotlight Michael Maiorana ’99 MBA

Michael Maiorana ’99 MBA is Transforming Customer Experience in the Government Sector

As Vice President, Public Sector – Experience Insights and Analytics at Medallia, Michael Maiorana ’99 MBA is bringing his passion for public service to state and federal agencies across the country, helping them to improve customer experience. Might his vision for effective customer dealings with government agencies have us looking forward to our next visit to the motor vehicles office? If Maiorana has his way, it certainly will.

Tiffany Perez

Tiffany Perez ’09 is Drawing a Line between Art and Community-Minded Entrepreneurship

Tiffany Perez ’09 is a highly regarded tattoo artist whose clientele includes celebrities from television, the music industry and professional sports. Now the owner of Ink Gallery Tattoo Studio – the largest tattoo studio in New Jersey – Perez is building a successful business while also building a community fueled by the arts.

Johnny Ross

The Beauty of Influencing

Johnny Ross ’20 is more than a pretty face. A talented comedian, actor and makeup artist, Ross has created a winning social media brand, landing the #5 spot on’s list of top beauty influencers. A member of the elite Ulta Beauty Collective Class of 2023, Ross is already preparing for the next chapter for @mrjohnnyross.

Ines Rosales

Ines Rosales ’04 Keeps Us Moving in the Morning

Think you have an early wake-up call? When the alarm rings at 2:30 a.m., Ines Rosales ’04, traffic anchor for WNYW/Fox5 Good Day New York, is up and on the job, reporting road and mass transit conditions in one of the densest regions in the country.

Antonio Garcia

Antonio Garcia ’01 Turning Around Schools – and Lives

As principal of the Passaic County Technical Institute, Antonio Garcia ’01 has found his leadership niche and is helping thousands of students chart their paths to success.