Recent Alumni Network (RAN)

What is RAN?

The Recent Alumni Network (RAN), representing graduates of the last decade (classes of 2013 – 2023), leads the charge in developing, planning, promoting and delivering quality programs designed to engage recent graduates in the Montclair State University community. The Committee focuses on programs reaching the current graduating class as they transition to alumni, addressing the special interests and needs of the first years following commencement and providing opportunities for networking, community service, cultural and professional development activities.

Upcoming Event – Rock Your LinkedIn Profile

Explore how to create a LinkedIn profile that brings your personal professional story to life, whether youre just starting out, seeking to advance, or making a career change. This “Rock Your Profile” session offers tips on tailoring each section, starting with the key insight that a LinkedIn profile is unique and shouldn’t be approached exactly like a resume. We will cover ways to add media to a profile, methods for showcasing your accomplishments, volunteer work and aspirations and specific examples of profile phrases and language that can help inspire your personal story.

Maryann Angelella ’88, Account Director, Talent Solutions, LinkedIn
Traci Basaman, Manager, Customer Success, LinkedIn

Event Details
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Presentation/Networking
Cost: Free
Location: Feliciano School of Business, Room 140
Seats are limited – Registration is required.

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For questions, please contact Linda Kavan, Office of Alumni Engagement at kavanl@montclair.edu or (973) 655-3323.


Maryann Angelella ’88, Account Director, Talent Solutions, LinkedIn
The best part of my career has been helping individuals and companies design, develop, and implement talent and learning programs. At LinkedIn, I contribute to our mission of providing economic opportunity to the global workforce by helping companies connect to candidates and employers to develop their people with the skills for today, and tomorrow. I work with Fortune 1,000 companies across multiple industries, primarily on the East coast. I often present Rock Your Profile sessions to my clients to help them help their employees keep their LinkedIn profiles up to date while building out their personal brand and thought leadership. My goal is to help as many customers as possible for as long as possible.

Traci Basaman, Manager, Customer Success, LinkedIn

Traci Basaman is a recovering attorney who brings her experience in Learning & Development and a background in customer success to manage a team of Eastern & MidWest NAMER Academic CSMs. Traci is passionate about helping people achieve their best. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters and rescue hound. To learn more about her background check out her LinkedIn Profile here.


RAN Kickoff Event – The Barrow House

On Thursday, August 25, graduates of the last decade attended our kickoff Recent Alumni Network (RAN) event at The Barrow House. Underneath a beautiful English-style garden tent, our most recent alumni came together to share their success stories, network and build connections with fellow Red Hawks.


Check out more photos from The Barrow House 

Interested in joining the Recent Alumni Network?

The Office of Alumni Engagement is forming the Recent Alumni Network (RAN) and we invite you to be a part of it. If you are interested in joining the network or serving on the planning committee, please complete this brief survey to tell us a little bit about yourself, your interests, and your thoughts on developing future activities.

Spread the word to alumni friends who graduated in the last decade!


If you have questions, please contact Linda Kavan, Office of Alumni Engagement, at kavanl@montclair.edu or 973-655-3323.

Tap Into Your Network

Sign into MONTCLAIRconnect, your online community that serves as your portal to all things alumni! Explore the community to expand your network.

Search the directory and connect with fellow Red Hawks, join the RAN networking group and others from your school or college, program or affinity. Plus, access all of your favorite benefits, including Gmail for Life, our library of career webinars and workshops, discount codes and more! Signing on is easy. You can even import your LinkedIn profile!