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Donor Impact Stories

Category: Montclair State University Donors

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Irving (“Irv”) L. Dennis ’81

From humble beginnings to transforming a federal agency, Irv Dennis ’81 is committed to his alma mater and enjoys giving back to help the next generation.

Syrtiller McCollum Kabat

Dr. Syrtiller McCollum Kabat ’60

Through her recent gift to establish the Syrtiller McCollum Kabat Endowed Scholarship, Kabat is creating a path for students in the Red Hawk Fellows program.

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The Lasting Gift of Education

Honoring his parents, alumnus Chuck Muth ’77 creates a legacy for students

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West of Hudson Real Estate Lends a Hand to Vulnerable Students

With a “people first” philosophy, West of Hudson Real Estate is dedicated to helping families put down strong roots — and the firm’s support for Red Hawk Fellows echoes that mission.

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Celebrating a Dedication to Students

Room naming recognizes Robert J. Lieberman’s service and generosity

Greg Shanaphy

Gregory A. Shanaphy ’91

Brings Financial Expertise to the Montclair State University Foundation Board

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Building a Sense of Belonging

Hispanic Student College Institute inspires success and persistence on college path

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Building an Inclusive Campus

Funding from Montclair’s Lacey family will expand educational opportunities for students with disabilities

Josh Weston

Making Discoveries With Weston Scholars

Now in its 22nd year, the hands-on science program for high school students keeps breaking new ground

Attorney Lester E. Taylor III ’97

Leslie Nadine

Nadine Leslie

SUEZ North America CEO Nadine Leslie is on a mission to have a positive impact on our natural resources and on people’s lives. As a Montclair State University Foundation board member, she will have a positive impact on higher education in New Jersey, helping to ensure that the University continues preparing diverse, capable leaders for our communities, state and the world.

Jerome M. Seidman, Ph.D. (1911-1986) and Cindy Seidman (1914-1991)

Seidman Award Celebrates Timeless Values and Hope for the Future

With a laser-focus on excellence and a deep commitment to his students, Professor Emeritus Jerome M. Seidman, Ph.D. (1911-1986) helped build the Montclair State Psychology Department from nothing to the largest academic program at the University. Each year, the Jerome M. and Cindy Seidman Award recognizes the academic achievement of two exceptional graduating students and encourages them to pursue future accomplishments in their field.