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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.

Tog Samphel

Shark Tank Winner Tog Samphel ’22 Re-Invents His Career

For more than 15 years, Tog Samphel ’22 enjoyed a highly successful career as a digital product designer, enhancing user experiences for powerhouse brands. But it was his creative response to an everyday need that led him down the path of the inventor – and to a Shark Tank deal for his kitchen gadget, AnyTongs.

Vashti White

A Century of Perspective – Vashti White ’72, ’75 MA

When Vashti T. White ’72, ’75 MA, graduated from Montclair High School in 1937, career paths for women were limited and advancement opportunities for African American women, in particular, were scarce. White’s passion for learning was not to be contained. Defying societal norms, she led beyond those boundaries to an impactful career as an administrator and educator.

Julian Morales

Julián Omar Morales ’12 ’17 Steps Forward with Courage and Grace

As a teen, Julián Omar Morales ’12 ’17 couldn’t fathom where his future would take him. By listening to his heart and following his calling one step at a time, he is choreographing a fascinating, at times painful but always meaningful, journey.

Raena Loper

Raena Loper ’16 Brings Her Expertise to Forbes

Forbes Weekend Updates Editor Raena Loper ’16 brings an eye for good design as well as a commitment to inclusivity to her work. Her thoughtful reviews of products ranging from laptops and vacuum cleaners to planners and portable blenders reach more than 150 million people around the world.

Albaner C. Eugene, Jr. ’18

Albaner C. Eugene, Jr. ’18 Empowered to Serve

With nearly 290,000 Instagram followers and more than 25,000 YouTube subscribers, Albaner C. Eugene, Jr. ’18 is on the rise as an influencer with a mission to help youth move forward in every aspect of their lives.

Wamwari Waichungo

Living Her Legacy

Alumna’s gift will help future generations

Micheal Hughes

Making the World a Better Place

Michael Hughes ’90, director of INTERPOL Washington, circles the globe, helping to ensure that 195 unique countries coordinate their resources to fight transnational crime and to implement crucial humanitarian efforts. As head of the United States National Central Bureau and a member of INTERPOL’s 13-member executive committee, he is helping to bring together diverse voices with the shared goal of making the world safe for all.