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Donor Impact Stories

Category: Montclair State University Donors

Edward and Valerie Faleski stand in front of a plaque

A Nod to the Past, a Look to the Future

Conference room named to honor the generosity of Dr. Edward J. ’68 and Valerie Faleski

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Michelli Scholarship Supports Excellence in Teaching in Underserved Communities

In their newest book, Montclair Professors Emeriti Nicholas M. Michelli ’64 and Tina J. Jacobowitz lay out a rationale for education as the path to social justice. Through their scholarship support, they put their philosophy into action, supporting Montclair students who plan to teach in underserved urban communities.

Arlene Allen

Alumna Arlene Crescenzi Allen ’64 leaves gift of a lifetime

Forever revering her Montclair education, Arlene Crescenzi Allen ’64 left a transformational gift to the University that will assist generations of students in gaining their teaching education.

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A Lasting Tribute

The generous support of Ellan Ben-Hayon ’96 and his family and friends pays tribute to his deceased brothers and creates lasting opportunities for students

From Left: Laura Muth, Montclair President Jonathan Koppell, and Chuck Muth '77 in The Charles J. Muth Museum at Hinchliffe Stadium.

Montclair State University Opens The Charles J. Muth Museum of Hinchliffe Stadium

New museum and learning center will chronicle history of Hinchliffe and serve as educational resource for Paterson and Montclair State University students

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Generations of Montclair Alumni Come Together to Pay It Forward

Alumni Frank Colombo ’12, Drew Heimlich ’12 and Frank Nelson ’84 are “Paying it Forward” with a scholarship and mentoring initiative that spans generations and springboards students to success.

Montclair professor Pavlo Lushyn, who served as moderator, interacts with panelists Michael Levdanski, Jacquie Colgan and Marianna Tretiak.

Images of War: 20 Days in Mariupol

More than 100 guests attend screening of highly acclaimed documentary

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Green Teams Alumna Yvette Viasus ’20 is Mapping a Brighter Future

The PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies Green Teams internship prepared Yvette Viasus ’20 to advocate for broad access to renewable energy and launched her career trajectory.

ADP Partnership Connects Students to Business Expertise

Montclair and ADP have long worked together to prepare the coming generations of business leaders, a collaboration that provides students with cutting-edge programs, alumni mentoring and more to pave the way to career success.

Five women volunteers standing in pantry with bin filled with donated supplies.

Supporting Student Success

Essex County (NJ) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated supports Montclair students with in-kind donations to the Red Hawk Pantry and Rocky’s Closet

Maria Otto and Christos Hatzoglou

Keeping the Classics Alive

Christos Hatzoglou, raised in impoverished, war-torn Greece before immigrating to North America, was passionate about learning. In memory of his life’s journey, his daughter – and Montclair staffer – Maria Otto created a scholarship for students majoring in the Classics or Latin.

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Tees to Success

Annual Red Hawk Open raises more than $110,000 for student athletes and programs