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Donor Impact Stories

Category: Montclair State University Donors

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.

Anthony Carlino

Montclair State University Foundation Vice Chair Anthony M. Carlino Esq. ’77

Anthony M. Carlino, Esq. ’77 experienced the challenges of being the first in a family to attend college. He now champions the University’s mission to provide world-class higher education for a highly diverse, largely first-generation student population.

Judith Schumacher-Tilton

Judith Schumacher-Tilton

As a business leader, Judith Schumacher-Tilton is involved in the community and committed to supporting Montclair State.

Jerry Applestein

Gerald (Jerry) Appelstein

Seeing the heart, soul and talent of Montclair State, Jerry Appelstein shares his passion for the University’s mission.

Greg Collins

Greg Collins ’79

As chair of the Montclair State University Foundation, alumnus Greg Collins believes in supporting the University that shaped his life.

Rose Cali

Rose Cali ’80

Rose’s loyalty and love for the University is a legacy, as she and her late husband, John, endowed their gift for music student scholarships.