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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

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Seizing the Day for Tomorrow

Carpe Diem Society holds recognition luncheon to honor members’ commitment to Montclair’s future

For Mary Ann (Leonard) ’70 and Michael ’70 Siklosi

Good Chemistry

For Mary Ann (Leonard) ’70 and Michael ’70 Siklosi, Montclair degrees provided a solid foundation for graduate school and successful careers at Procter & Gamble. Their time at Montclair also paved the way to a happy life together. In 2021, their family celebrated the Siklosi’s 50th wedding anniversary with a special gift to reward high achieving chemistry majors.

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Kenneth Malmud ’76 – Inspired to Support Montclair

A loyal donor for the past 40 years, Kenneth Malmud ’76 is inspired by the education and leadership opportunities he received – and that are still being offered to hardworking students who rely on Montclair’s affordability and excellence.

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Honoring a Legend

Alumni and colleagues pay tribute to retired SCM television engineer, Jeff Jones

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Making Inroads in Music with Cali Pathways

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Learning and Serving

Grant enables School of Nursing to provide community cardiac risk screenings

Four people standing by the sign on the wall reading Frank W '26 Margaret S and Janne M Shershin Classroom

Enduring Ties

Family carries forward a legacy of scholarship support

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Forging a Path

University celebrates alumna’s generosity with courtyard dedication

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At the Heart of Teaching

Manny ’61 and Meg Scrofani’s generous support helps teachers succeed

Four people stood on a stage in front of projector screen reading Donor Celebration, April 21, 2023

A Night of Gratitude

Festive evening celebrates University donors for their generous support