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Zackary Logan ’18 Found His Path to Success at Montclair

In his senior year in high school, Zackary Logan ’18 had few options. He was living in a youth shelter, trying to find a way forward with little guidance and few resources. College seemed impossible until a gift of $65 to pay his Montclair application fee changed everything.

Aurelio Soto ’23

TRIO Student Support Services Program Sets the Path for Success

Taylor Trost ’23 MA Selected for Prestigious Milken Educator Award

Taylor Trost ’23 MA, a 2023 Milken Educator Award recipient, is making her mark at Grace Norton Rogers Elementary School. Her ingenuity and dedication are helping to transform education in New Jersey’s East Windsor Regional School District.

Cassandra Bien-Aime ’07

From her early college days, Cassandra Bien-Aime ’07 sought to understand the root causes of racial inequity in our society. Now the founder of her own non-profit organization and health chair of 11 cities for the NAACP, she works to address those inequities daily.

Frank Galindo ’20 MBA Believes in the Power of Education

Through outreach and relationship building, Frank Galindo ’20 MBA, assistant vice president of Public Relations and Stakeholder Engagement at Lincoln Tech, builds awareness about the value high-quality technical education brings to students, and to the employers who hire them.

Domonique Walker ’09 is Encouraging Children to Raise their Voices

After finding her voice in the 11th grade, Newark Public Schools Choir Director Domonique Walker ’09 had to catch up with peers whose vocal training began in childhood. But when she discovered her love for education, she knew she was in the right place at exactly the right time.

From Lost Student to Alumni Leader

Lost in a large university, John Skowronski ’91 rediscovered his academic purpose at Bloomfield College. Here, he not only found his way but also discovered his passion.

Huron Benson ’00 is Building Bridges for Montclair Students

When she isn’t leading oversight and governance of BNY Mellon’s technology disaster recovery program, Huron Benson ’00 is building pathways to success for Montclair students through her involvement in the Black Alumni Advisory Council.

John Delucca

John Delucca ’66

Trustee emeritus and Bloomfield College Alumni Association president emeritus, John Delucca ’66, looks back on productive career as an executive vice president at a Fortune 500 company and how he cultivated leadership skills during his time at Bloomfield.

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.