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Donor Impact Stories

Category: Montclair State University Donors

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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

Lester E. Taylor

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.

Susan Head

Susan Head ’75 MA Brings Expertise in Finance and Philanthropy to the Foundation Board

After a highly successful career as a philanthropic specialist, Susan Head ’75 MA decided to turn her attention to what she is most passionate about: the arts and social justice. As a member of the College of the Arts Advisory Board and now as a new member of the Montclair State University Foundation Board, Head will focus on both, and on educating the community about the challenges faced by Montclair State students.

Nel Noddings

Nel Noddings ’49 Continues to Transform Education

Nel Noddings ’49 is widely known for bringing the ethics of caring philosophy into education theory. At Montclair State, she is also known for her generosity in supporting the next generation of qualified, dedicated educators.

Bob Iacullo

Montclair State University Foundation Treasurer Robert Iacullo ’76

Robert Iacullo ’76 has had a long and distinguished history as a utilities executive and Montclair State volunteer, including more than six years as a member of the University’s Foundation board.