Janet and George L. Miles, Jr. Announce Endowed Scholarship Fund

Janet and George L. Miles Jr. '63

Janet and George L. Miles Jr. ’63

On Friday, June 12, 2015, Janet and George L. Miles, Jr. ’63 made history at Seton Hall’s 29th annual Many Are One gala celebration by announcing the establishment of the first endowed scholarship for students in the Martin Luther King Scholars Association. George L. Miles, Jr. ’63 was named the 2015 Most Distinguished Alumnus, an honor enthusiastically celebrated at Many Are One.

Committed to supporting academically gifted students who have promise, potential and a bright future, Janet and George L. Miles, Jr. have designated their support to students accepted by the Martin Luther King Scholars Program at Seton Hall University.

The Janet and George L. Miles, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund will exist in perpetuity and will support a program, whose core principles focus on stellar academic achievement, strong mentorship, and a deep commitment to community service, and which produces some of the university’s finest graduates.

With their support, Janet and George L. Miles, Jr. intend to encourage student success while also providing access to an excellent private school education and creating opportunities for pre-professional growth through their targeted philanthropy. Known as the Miles Fellows in the MLK Scholars Program, these students, like George L. Miles, Jr. ’63 himself, will exemplify the very best of Seton Hall University.

To learn more about supporting Seton Hall, visit shu.edu/giving

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Young Alumni Club Holds Inaugural Wine Tasting and Tour!

The Seton Hall Young Alumni Club held its inaugural wine tasting and tour on April 11.

The tour included three stops on the Bucks County, P.A. wine trail. Participants had the opportunity to taste more than twenty wines and enjoy the company of fellow Pirates. Additionally, alumni and friends enjoyed the vineyards, taking time to explore the locations
and purchase some of the wines they tried.17137842491_01197588ea_o

View photos of the event here!

The Young Alumni Club seeks to establish programs and opportunities for graduates of the past ten years to stay connected to the University and to each other by hosting social and educational programming.

Learn more about the Young Alumni Club by contacting Rich Allen ’10, president, at rallen5488@gmail.com

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Seton Hall University Announces Alumni Gala Honorees

Seton Hall University is proud to announce the names of those alumni/ae who will be honored at the 29th annual Many Are One alumni awards gala on Friday, June 12, 2015.

The event, to take place at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany, N.J., is Seton Hall’s signature black-tie gala. The evening provides an opportunity to celebrate the many ways in which the University’s alumni/ae have positively influenced our world.

Proceeds support four-year scholarships for children, grandchildren, siblings and other relatives of alumni/ae who attend Seton Hall University; each selected student receives $36,000 in scholarship funds.

Individual tickets, tables, ads, sponsorships and a variety of other opportunities to support Seton Hall students and celebrate the honorees are available.

Please visit the Many Are One website, or contact Carol Ann Koert in Seton Hall’s Alumni Relations department at (973) 378-9849 or carolann.koert@shu.edu to learn more.

George L. Miles, Jr. '63

Most Distinguished Alumnus

George L. Miles, Jr. ’63
Chairman Emeritus, Chester Group
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, WQED Multimedia

Ingrid Johnson '03/M.S.N., '07

Humanitarian Award

Ingrid Johnson ’03/M.S.N., ’07
Manager, Bed Management
Overlook Medical Center

Philip Sanford '05

Alumni Impact Award

Philip Sanford ’05
Service Support Specialist, Affordable Care Act (ACA) Center of Excellence, ADP

School and College Service Award Recipients
For their support and dedication to the nine school and colleges of Seton Hall University

  • Mary-Michael Levitt Ed.S. ’96 – College of Education & Human Services
  • Bonnie A. Evans, M.H.A. ’02 – School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Mary Beth Childs ’78 – Stillman School of Business
  • Camelia M. Valdes ’93 – College of Arts & Sciences
  • Allan F. Wright, M.A.T. ’97 – Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
  • Dan Keenaghan, M.A./M.S. ’07 – School of Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Gregory Acquaviva, J.D. ’06 – School of Law
  • Regina Donroe Brewster ’64 – College of Nursing

For information about Many Are One, the honorees, the Alumni Scholarship and more, visit www.shu.edu/manyareone.

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The Seton Hall Travel Program is Back – Join Us this Fall in Ireland!

Ireland1The Seton Hall Travel Program is back! From September 24 – October 6, travel to the magical Emerald Isle. Soak in the landscapes of rolling hills and feel the warmth of an Irish welcome. Visit Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick as this comprehensive tour introduces Ireland’s natural beauty, rich history and most importantly, its hospitable culture.

For full trip details, prices, and more information, CLICK HERE. To speak with someone directly about the trip, contact Matthew Borowick in Alumni Relations at 973-378-9847 or matthew.borowick@shu.edu.


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Death of Reverend Monsignor James M. Cafone, S.T.D.

Office of the President


“We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love….” 1 John 3:14

It is my very sad duty to inform the Seton Hall Community of the sudden passing of Reverend Monsignor James M. Cafone, S.T.D.

Over the past several years, my family and I have gotten to know Monsignor Cafone very well.  His infectious smile, warmth, and great sense of humor endeared him to us and many others. However, what struck us most was his love not just for the Seton Hall community but his love for life and everything God created. I am reminded of Saint John of the Cross who wrote, “In the evening of our life, we shall be judged on love.

Monsignor Cafone has served as a member of the University’s Board of Regents and Trustees since 2005 and a faculty member and administrator for 43 years.  He served as Minister to the Priest Community for 15 years.

Ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Newark in 1965, Monsignor Cafone was known to generations of Seton Hall students.  For many years he taught more students than any other teacher at the University. His courses continue to be over-subscribed. Monsignor Cafone was awarded the McQuaid Medal for Administrative Service in 2012. In addition, Monsignor Cafone received the Administrative Merit Award for Extraordinary Service to Seton Hall University and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Seminary.

In his ministry as a priest, Monsignor Cafone relished the faith-filled life demanded by his vocation, and as a friend, teacher, counselor and colleague of many in our community he displayed the commitment and compassion of a true son of Seton Hall.  He frequently preached Lenten series and served as weekend assistant to many local parishes including Our Lady of Sorrows parish in South Orange and St. Anne’s parish in Raritan. Serving as a sacramental minister for the Office of Campus Ministry he assisted students with advice and counsel. Monsignor Cafone was a Servant Leader in every sense of the word.

Monsignor Cafone earned a M.A. in Educational Administration and Supervision from Seton Hall University and the doctorate (S.T.D.) in Moral and Spiritual Theology from the Catholic University of America.

We raise our prayers to heaven for his surviving family members, brother priests, Seton Hall alumni and faithful friends whom he has left with hearts full of gratitude for his time among us.

Gabriel Esteban

Visitation and Mass information is as follows:
Sunday, March 1st
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at Seton Hall
2:00 – 8:00 PM – Viewing
8:00 PM – Evening Prayer 

Monday, March 2nd
Our Lady of Sorrows
217 Prospect Street, South Orange, NJ
8:45 – 9:45 AM – viewing
10 AM – Funeral
Burial – Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, 200 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, NJ

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University.


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Spring Webinar Series Offers Opportunities to Learn and Grow Skills

Seton Hall University invites all alumni, parents and friends to take part in a webinarwebinars series this spring 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.

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!

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

2015 Spring Semester Webinar Series 

March (Thursday 3/19) 
Noon – 1 p.m. EDT
“The $50 Wealth Builder”
Speaker: Paul Mladjenovic ’82

April (Thursday 4/16) 
Noon – 1 p.m. EDT
“Permission to Pursue Your Passion”
Speaker: Nancy Borkowski, Senior Assistant Director, Career Center

May (Thursday 4/21) 
Noon – 1 p.m. EDT
“Know Your Audience: Tailoring Your Resume and Interview to Get the Job”
Speaker: Ressa Greenwald, Director, Career Center and Donna Jackson-Robertson, Associate Director, Career Center

June (Thursday 6/18) 
Noon – 1 p.m. EDT
“You Know What You Want but Need Helping Getting There: A Job Search Strategy Webinar”
Speakers: Andrea Garrido, M.Ed. ’05 and Jen Rodgers

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Travel to Ireland with Seton Hall!

ITR-PCL-00045299From September 24 – October 6, travel to the magical Emerald Isle. Soak in the landscapes of rolling hills and feel the warmth of an Irish welcome. Visit Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick as this comprehensive tour introduces Ireland’s natural beauty, rich history and most importantly, its hospitable culture.
Learn more in either our webinar or presentation.
Webinar – March 2 
All alumni are invited to tour the world with Seton Hall friends as part of our new alumni travel program. Join our small group for an intimate 12-day journey through Ireland.
Presentation – March 10
 Join us for a brief presentation to learn more about our travel program, which is headed to Ireland in September!
6 – 7 p.m.
Seton Hall Ring Building
457 Centre Street
South Orange, NJ 07079
RSVP to Matthew Borowick, at 973-378-9847 or matthew.borowick@shu.edu.
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Alumni Volunteers Needed This Spring!

Winter Open House
Sunday, February 15 (8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Volunteer at Open House! Welcome prospective students as well as their families to the University! The day will be filled with many opportunities for you to meet students, answer questions, and share your experiences from your time at The Hall.

Alumni Call Challenge
Saturday, March 21
Welcoming the incoming class of 2019 and extend your congratulations through personal conversations. Share your stories about The Hall, answer questions about what it’s like to be a Pirate and talk to students and families about the value of a Seton Hall education. Call from the Alumni Relations Office (Ring Building) or make calls from home (request a list to be sent to you by March 1)

Spring Career Fair
Thursday, February 5
All alumni employers and job seekers are invited to join Alumni Relations and the Career Center for a reception immediately following the Career Fair at 6:30 p.m. in Duffy Hall, room 60. Alumni employers and job seekers are encouraged to register with the Career Center by emailing careers@shu.edu

To register for one or more of these volunteer opportunities, contact Erika Klinger, Associate Director, Campus Partnerships at erika.klinger@shu.edu or (973) 378-9827.

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Join Us for the Annual Career and Internship Fair on February 5

The Career Center will be hosting the annual Career & Internship Fair on Thursday, February 5th, from 4:00 – 6:30pm at the University. We welcome all SHU alumni to join us at this annual event. Immediately following the Career Fair, alumni are invited to join University staff and fellow graduates for refreshments in Duffy Hall, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The Career Center is also offering a free resource for SHU alum who are looking for a new career position. Whether you’re an entry level, mid-level or experienced-level professional, you will find opportunities in our new Alumni Navigator database. Simply upload your resume and start searching . . . or post your resume to the “Hire Pirates” alumni e-Resume book, where recruiters can find you!

Since The Career Center is offering this career management system to the SHU community only, you will need credentials to access.

Create an account to get started.

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Giving Tuesday A Success. New Donors Can Help Secure An Additional $50,000 for Seton Hall!

Thank you! Giving Tuesday A Success. New Donors Can Help Secure An Additional $50,000 for Seton Hall! 

#GivingTuesdayOn November 17, 2014, we announced Seton Hall’s first-ever participation in Giving Tuesday. We also shared that a very generous anonymous donor had offered to make a $100,000 gift to the University if we were able to receive 1,000 gifts or $100,000 as a part of this campaign.

The results are outstanding, and we wanted to share them with you.

From the launch of the campaign through midnight on Tuesday, 1062 gifts were made to the University! The total amount of dollars raised was $415,768. This isdouble the amount raised during comparable periods in the past. We are incredibly humbled by your generous support. Because of you, Seton Hall students will benefit from a record-breaking amount of support and an additional $100,000 from our anonymous Pirate!

And there’s more great news… Due to the generosity of so many in the Seton Hall family, this same anonymous benefactor has issued a new challenge! If we are able to secure an additonal 500 gifts and/or $50,000 in support by December 31, 2014, he will give the University another $50,000 contribution.

If you gave a gift, we thank you. We appreciate your continued support and your assistance in helping Seton Hall secure the additional $100,000! Seton Hall is rising, because of you.

If you were unable to participatewe ask you to support this new challenge and help us secure an additional $50,000 to support Seton Hall! Every gift, no matter the amount, goes a long way to support the good work being done on campus and toward meeting our new goal. You can designate your gift to the area of campus that you care about most.

Give now!

Go Pirates!

The University Advancement Team at Seton Hall

“My scholarship is one of the main reasons I came to Seton Hall. It made my coming to a great private school like Seton Hall possible for me and my parents,” said Cormier. “Also, thanks to the generosity of the Seton Hall family, The Hall is on the rise. When my parents or friends come to the University, I show them our new buildings and our new gym. It makes me more proud to be part of the Seton Hall community.” – Olivia Cormier ’16

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