2018 College of the Arts Undergraduate Convocation

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Monday, May 21, 2018
7 p.m.
Sprague Field

Student Arrival Time 5:30 p.m.

Graduation is your opportunity to shine and to celebrate your accomplishments with family, friends, faculty and students. Montclair State University undergraduate students have two opportunities to celebrate the achievement of their degree. First, at small, college-based Undergraduate Convocations held on campus intended to celebrate the academic achievements of baccalaureate candidates and where individual names will be recited. Second, at the large, formal Undergraduate Commencement ceremony where degrees are officially conferred, held May 25, 2018 at Prudential Center in Newark.

Distinguished Alumni Award
Denise Rover '84

Denise Rover Bio Photo

Denise Rover graduated magna cum laude from Montclair State University in 1984 with a BA in Speech and Theatre and a concentration in Broadcasting. A 33-year veteran of NBCUniversal Media, LLC, Denise has held various positions in sales, news and programming at WNBC-TV. She is an account manager for sister station WNJU-TV in‌ the Telemundo unit.    

Denise is also president of the New York Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She was elected to the Board of Governors of the New York Chapter for three terms. She has also served as secretary and treasurer of the organization. Denise was elected as a trustee of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for two terms, and was chair of the Moving Forward: Daytime Emmy ® Awards Committee.

Figure skating has been a passion for most of Denise’s life. She remains active with U.S. Figure Skating, a governing body of the U.S. Olympic Committee. She has attended 21 World Figure Skating Championships, and several Winter Olympics. With her combined skating and media backgrounds, Denise often shares insights and ideas with skating officials on broadcasting and advertising matters.

Denise is the managing partner of the Rover Family LLC. She also works closely with staff at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to support the Rover Family Fund for Breast Cancer Research. She established this fund as a tribute to her late parents and continues to fund it annually. 

Faith and philanthropy are important pillars to Denise. She was recently reappointed to the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J. She also serves on its Budget, Insurance and Benefits, and Development committees. Denise was also appointed to the Board of Overseers at Seton Hall University/Immaculate Conception Seminary. She was invested into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and has the rank of a Lady Commander.  


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For information about Undergraduate Commencement visit the Undergraduate Commencement website.

For Further Information about the College of the Arts Convocation, contact the College of the Arts’ Office of Student Services at 973-655-7346 or the Convocation Hotline at 973-655-4510