Join the P.I.P.E. Alumni Club at an upcoming event!

Seton Hall’s Alumni Club program brings together graduates with similar career, service and social interests and affinities. Whether based on your involvement from your days on campus, or a new interest, joining an Alumni Club is a great way to stay connected! The P.I.P.E. Alumni Club provides opportunities for interested alumni to develop a deeper appreciation for Irish culture and heritage through social, cultural and charitable activities.

P.I.P.E. is excited to announce their events and programs for the upcoming year that are planned thus far. Save the dates below and join P.I.P.E. for any or all of the events!

October 15 – Dinner and Meeting at McCloone’s Boathouse, West Orange
November 8 – Celtic Art Workshop: Seton Hall University Art Studio, 525 South Orange Ave.
April 24 - Irish Language Mass & Dinner: Seton Hall University, Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Dinner to be held in Chancellor’s Suite

Learn more or RSVP to attend by emailing Eilish Harrington at

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Alumna’s Children Gold Medal at World Meets

Following in their mother’s footsteps, Noah and Josephus Lyles won gold medals this summer while representing the USA in international competition. Alumna Keisha Caine ’95, who competed on the Seton Hall Univeristy Women’s Track & Field Team that captured the 1994 Big East Indoor Championship, shared that Noah gold medaled at the World Youth Olympics in China in the 200m competition. His brother, Josephus, gold medaled at the World Junior Championships in Oregon on the 4x400m relay.

To see the boys in action, – (Josephus is the first leg
on the relay for the USA.  He is the one with blonde hair.)

Congratulations, Noah and Josephus, and good luck on your junior year of high school!

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Win an Apple Watch or iPad Mini on Talk Like a Pirate Day this Friday (9/19)!

In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is this Friday (9/19), send us a video of your best pirate talk & you’ll be entered to win your choice of one Apple Watch or one 16GB iPad Mini. Send us a photo of your best pirate dress & you’ll be entered to win two tickets to a ’14-’15 men’s home basketball game.

Post the videos & photos on the Seton Hall University Alumni Facebook wall with #SHUPirateTalk for an official entry. The week long contest closes on Friday, September 19, 2014, at 4pm EST. Good luck, mateys!

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Alumnae among First to Pass the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations test

Two recent Seton Hall University graduates are the first to pass the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations test through the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB), administered by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Angela Yee ’14, Jessica Fahy ’14 and Ashley Duvall ’14 were among 12 students who participated in an intense, five-week prep course developed by Kristine Simoes, APR, specialist professor of communication and the President of PRSA NJ, and Kathleen Donohue Rennie, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA, Associate Professor at New Jersey City University (formerly Assistant Professor at Seton Hall). In addition to Simoes and Rennie, faculty for the certificate class included Mary Harris, a specialist professor of communication at Monmouth University, and Angela Chitkara, Seton Hall Faculty Associate and Founder of US-India Corridor.


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International Alumni Chapters Being Formed!

Alumni Relations is now forming international chapters for alumni, parents, family and friends. Regional Chapter Ambassadors are needed in locations throughout the world to serve as a resource for Seton Hall, help create programs that will engage the Pirates in their area, and help to build the international network of Seton Hall alumni.

If you would like to learn more about starting a chapter or be informed of future events, please contact Terranze Griffin, Associate Director of Regional Engagement at or (973) 378-9818.

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Death of Professor John D. Sweeney

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“Fear not! I am the first and the last, the one who lives.
I died, but now I am alive forever and ever.”
—Rev. 1:17a-18b

It is my sad duty to announce the death of former Seton Hall faculty member John D. Sweeney, a professor in the English Department from 1958 until his retirement in 2009.  Professor Sweeney served the Seton Hall community wholeheartedly and loyally for over 50 years.  He was a highly regarded professor and mentor to countless students.  Professor Sweeney received the Bishop Bernard J. McQuaid Medal for Distinguished Service in 2004 in grateful appreciation for his service beyond measure with selfless dedication and high distinction.

Professor Sweeney is survived by his sons Matthew and Gregory and their loved ones.

Visitation will be held at Preston Funeral Home, 153 South Orange Ave., South Orange, on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect Street, South Orange, on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

Please remember Professor Sweeney and his family in your prayers during these difficult days.

Gabriel Esteban




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Alumni Choose New Sport for Recreational Club

The polls have closed! Its official, the second season of the Seton Hall Alumni Recreational Sports Club will once again see the Pirates partaking in some intense dodgeball action. After a few weeks of voting, the alumni have spoken and want to play some more dodgeball.

This season, games will be taking place on weeknights at Edge Gym in Hoboken (417 Newark St, above the Hoboken Car Wash). The full schedule has yet to be released, but games start the week of September 15.

The Recreational Sports Alumni Club is filled on a first come, first serve basis each season. With only a select few spots available on the team, the sooner you inquire the better. If you’d like to play, email or call Rob Mayers, associate director of alumni clubs, at 973-378-9821 or

If the demand is greater than the amount of spots on the team, we’ll explore adding additional teams in the following season.



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Fall Webinar Series Offers Opportunities to Learn and Enhance Skills

Seton Hall University invites all alumni, parents and friends to take part in a webinarwebinars series this fall which covers a variety of topics delivered by professionals, alumni, and administrators. Learn more about a topic that interests you.

All sessions are free for members of the Seton Hall University community.

Building on the success of the inaugural webinar series launched in June, 2014, Alumni Relations has partnered with a host of campus departments to continue to offer meaningful and beneficial educational opportunities for alumni, parents and others.

All scheduled webinars will be held at noon Eastern Daylight Time. Based on interest, future webinars will be held at varying times. Join us during your lunch break or tune in to start your morning!

Registration is limited, see below for complete details. You must click on the unique link for each session in which you would like to participate.

All participants are welcome to join as many sessions as they would like.

2014 Fall Semester Webinar Series 
(Spring events are currently being scheduled)

September (Thursday 9/18) 
Noon – 1 p.m. EDT
“You the Product” – How YOU can become a more attractive “product” to potential employers?
Speaker: George Pace ’83
Learn more about the program and register for this webinar >>>

October (Thursday 10/16) 
Noon – 1 p.m. EDT
Leaving Them Impressed: The Art of the Graduate School Application Essay
Speaker: Jane DeTullio, M.A. ’97
Learn more about the program and register for this webinar >>>

November (Thursday 11/20) 
Noon – 1 p.m. EDT
Enriching your Tech Skills with Google Drive
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Martinelli, Ed.D.
Learn more about the program and register for this webinar>>>

December (Thursday 12/18) 
Noon – 1 p.m. EDT
New Year, New Career: A webinar for those contemplating a career change
Speakers: Jen Rodgers and Andrea Garrido
Learn more about the program and register for this webinar>>>

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Join Us for a Blessing and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony September 24

A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D. President Seton Hall University cordially invites you to a Blessing and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the University’s newly completed capital projects: the expansion of Aquinas Hall, construction of a new academic building, addition to the campus parking deck and purchase and renovation of 519 South Orange Avenue.

The event will take place at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24 in the courtyard of the new academic building (the former location of Stafford Hall). Tours and a light reception to follow.

Kindly respond to Maria T. LePage at (973) 761-9203 or (973) 313-6187 on or before Friday, September 19 if interested in attending.

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Alumni Volunteers Needed this September!

The Career Center and Alumni Relations are looking for Pirate Mentors to assist at events taking place in September. Responsibilities range from résumé critiquing to evaluating elevator pitches from current students. Please review the event information as well as the anticipated responsibility of each volunteer opportunity listed below. We hope you will join the Career Center and Alumni Relations as we work to educate, network and recruit fellow pirates.

Résumé and Career Fair Clinic
Tuesday, September 9, from 4-6 p.m.
University Center, Main Lounge 

Pirate Mentors are needed to critique the résumés of current students who plan to attend the Career Fair later in the month. Volunteers will provide feedback and suggestions to enhance a student’s résumé in order for it to be Career Fair ready. Volunteers are also needed to assist students with their elevator pitch when approaching potential employers as well as assist in taking professional portraits of current students to upload to their LinkedIn profiles.

Fall Career Fair
Thursday, September 18, from 4-6 p.m.
Richie Regan Recreation and Athletic Center, Field House

Pirate Mentors are needed at the annual Career Fair to assist students as they begin their career search. Volunteers will listen to and critique students’ elevator pitches, assist in taking a professional profile picture for LinkedIn and serve as a career escort to ease the minds of those nervous about approaching recruiters.

To volunteer for either or both events, you can email Erika Klinger, Associate director of Campus Partnerships at or call 973-378-9827.


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