Seton Hall Family Day of Service at the Shore – June 28

iStock_000004124018MediumJoin fellow Pirates and their families for a day of service at the shore in partnership with Sea Bright Resource Center (SBRC)! All Seton Hall alumni, parents, students and families are welcome!

A fun day for all ages! Volunteers will install fencing and posts along newly created dunes to help capture additional sand and restrict access. Younger volunteers can help with trash clean-up on the beach.

Saturday, June 28, 2014* 
9 a.m. – Noon
Sea Bright, NJ

Exact meeting location will be sent to interested participants in a confirmation email. 

*Rain Date: July 12, 2014. 

For more information and to RSVP,  please contact Erika Klinger in Alumni Relations at or 973-378-9827.

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Join your fellow SHU Diplomacy School Alumni at the GACD Annual Fundraiser in NYC!

The Global Alliance for Community Development (GACD) is an award winning NGO—founded by David McCoy (MA’07) & Christina Perelli (MA’07)—that implements health and education programs in developing communities in Africa.

Join us on: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. at PRANNA, 79 Madison Avenue New York, NY (between 28th and 29th Streets). Your ticket price includes: hors d’oeuvres, Southeast Asian food, a complementary drink, festive music, and a donation to the development projects of GACD.

Click here to purchase tickets & support GACD’s work!

Looking forward to seeing you then!

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June Webinar Series Offers Alumni Free Career Skills and Advice

Join Alumni Relations and the Career Center for a webinar series this June covering a variety of topics delivered by professionals, alumni, administrators, and more. Learn more about a topic that interests you! All sessions are free for Seton Hall University alumni.

All webinars in this inaugural series will be held at noon Eastern Standard 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. You are welcome to participate in as many sessions as you would like.

Social Media: Employer vs. Employee
Thursday, June 5, Noon – 1 p.m. EST
Presented by Bob Franco, Senior Assistant Director of Seton Hall’s Career Center

The recruitment process is changing for employers and applicants with an increasing emphasis on the Internet and social networking. Join a discussion about the evolving role of social media in job seeking, employer networking, and its impact on the job seeker’s candidacy.

Register for the Social Media: Employer vs. Empolyee webinar

LinkedIn Best Practices
Thursday, June 12, Noon – 1 p.m. EST
Presented by Dan Ladik, Associate Professor of Marketing, Stillman School of Business
& Donna Jackson-Robertson, Associate Director of Seton Hall’s Career Center

What is LinkedIn? Have you created a LinkedIn profile? Or, do you have a LinkedIn account and are unsure if you are using it effectively? Join this session for an overview of LinkedIn and how to use it to your advantage. Professor Ladik will discuss the basics of how to create a LinkedIn account, provide a general overview of what LinkedIn is, advise participants on how to build quality connections, and provide guidance on finding contacts, joining groups and keeping your profile active.

Register for the LinkedIn Best Practices webinar

Job Offer Salary and Negotiation
Thursday, June 19, Noon – 1 p.m. EST
Presented by Bob Franco, Senior Assistant Director of Seton Hall’s Career Center

Are you using all the tools available to you in rounding out your job search? Do you have an overall communication strategy? How do you decide whether a job offer is right for you? What are strategies for determining if a job offer is appropriate? How much room do you have to negotiate? Join us to gain the tools necessary to prepare yourself for your next offer.

Register for the Job Offer Salary and Negotiation webinar

Networking 101
Thursday, June 26, Noon – 1 p.m. EST
Presented by William Staats ’76, president of the Alumni Board of Directors
& Reesa Greenwald, director of Seton Hall’s Career Center

Join the Director of the Career Center, Reesa Greenwald and the President of Seton Hall’s Alumni Board of Directors, William Staats ‘76, as they share their experiences and advice about networking and best practices for connecting with others at events, meetings, and more. More than just tips on reaching out, learn about the process of identifying and building a professional network. Topics discussed in this session include defining your networking goals, setting expectations, building relationships, and making networking a habit.

Register for the Networking 101 webinar

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Come Out For A Day At The Ballpark This Summer!


Seton Hall alumni, family and friends are invited to gather in locations around the country to cheer on your local baseball team!  Bring the family and join your area alumni ambassadors and other members of the Seton Hall community for a reception prior to each game!

Northern New Jersey 
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Seton Hall Pirates Senior Day Game & Alumni Reception

Owen T. Carroll Field
Seton Hall University
1 p.m. Pre-Game Picnic
2 p.m. First Pitch vs. St. John’s
Click here for more details and to register!

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies
12:30 p.m. Pre-Game Reception
2:10 p.m. First Pitch
Click here for more details and to register!

New York
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Oakland Athletics at New York Mets
5:30 p.m. Pre-Game Reception

7:05 p.m. First Pitch
Click here for more details and to register!

Saturday, July 12, 2014
New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
1:30 p.m. Pre-Game Reception
4 p.m. First Pitch
Click here for more details and to register!

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Scranton RailRiders at Charlotte Knights
3 p.m. Pre-Game Reception
5:05 p.m. First Pitch
Click here for more details and to register!

Washington, DC
Sunday, August 3, 2014 
Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals

11:30 a.m. Pre-Game Reception
1:35 p.m. First Pitch
Click here for more details and to register!

Saturday, August 9, 2014
New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies
5 p.m. Pre-Game Reception
7:05 p.m. First Pitch
Click here for more details and to register!

Questions? Contact Alumni Relations at (973) 378-9822 or

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2nd Annual Aspiring Kindness Golf Outing in Honor of Seton Hall University Fire Victims to Be Held July 28 at the Maplewood Country Club

Proceeds This Year to Benefit Seton Hall Counseling & Psychological Services Department

aspiringkindnesslogoSOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — The 2nd Annual Aspiring Kindness Charity Golf Outing will be held Mon., July 28 at the Maplewood Country Club in Maplewood, N.J. The event is sponsored by the Aspiring Kindness Foundation which was created in response to the Jan. 2000 Seton Hall University dormitory fire that took the lives of three students – Aaron Karol, Frank Caltabilota, and John Giunta. This year, the foundation hopes to raise $10,000, with all proceeds to be donated to the Seton Hall Counseling & Psychological Services Department (CAPS), which played a large role in helping students heal emotionally and psychologically after the fire.

Register for the golf outing here.

CAPS Director Katherine Evans says the foundation’s generosity “means a great deal to us” and adds the money raised will go directly to help students.

“We plan to spend all of the money on outreach and prevention programs for students,” Evans said, “to open the discussion about mental health and to reduce the stigma associated with mental health treatment which can be a barrier for some people to seek help.”

The charity golf outing is a day-long event that includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and unlimited beer and wine at the Maplewood Country Club. Cart and green fees are also included, and all participants will receive a gift. In addition, there will be awards for 1st Place Scramble and 2nd Place Scramble, as well as for the winners of the Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin Contests.

Entry fees are $200 for an individual golfer, $750 for four players, and $75 dollars to attend the dinner at the clubhouse only.   There are also sponsorship opportunities that range from sponsoring a hole for $200 to sponsoring the dinner for $1,000.

The Aspiring Kindness Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public corporation, was created in 2010 by childhood friends of Aaron Karol as a philanthropic tribute to him. The charity raises money to support emergency responders and service providers and their programs. The charity golf outing is the foundation’s biggest fundraiser each year.

Since its inception in 2010, the foundation has raised over $65,000 and has made donations to Saint Barnabas Burn Center, the South Orange Fire Department, the Blood Center of New Jersey, the South Orange Rescue Squad and other organizations.

“We have achieved a significant amount in a few short years,” said Jason Tarantino, foundation president and founder. “That speaks volumes to how much of a lasting impression Aaron left on everyone. Remembering Aaron is the driving force behind our charity and motivates us to strive for greater things.   We think of it as getting a little help from the sky!”

For more information, visit or email


One of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership — developing students in mind, heart and spirit — since 1856.  Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 80 rigorous majors, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, US News & World Report and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and caring global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. The university’s nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark.

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Class Acts: Salute the Class of 2014 on Commencement Day

Do you remember how you felt at your Seton Hall commencement?

Were you nostalgic about friends and experiences that shaped you—both in and out of the classroom? Proud of all you accomplished as a student? Excited and somewhat apprehensive about beginning a new phase of your life?

When the Class of 2014 and their families meet at the IZOD Center on Monday, May 19, they will share many of these same thoughts and feelings.

As the “older brothers and sisters” of this year’s class, you can welcome them to the ranks of Seton Hall alumni while helping the University reach new heights in giving.

To set a good example for the new graduates and to honor all they’ve achieved, we want as many alumni as possible to make a gift to Seton Hall on Commencement Day: May 19!

Any amount is appreciated, because participation is what matters most in “Class Acts,” a new Seton Hall tradition.

The name of everyone who makes a gift from May 12-19 will appear on Seton Hall’s alumni Web page at:

By welcoming the Class of 2014 through your support, you will be helping Seton Hall reach its goal of 9 percent alumni giving for the year.

Last year, alumni responded to our call and increased the University’s giving rate from 6.8 percent to 8.1 percent. This year, you can help us boost the percentage even further!

The more alumni who give, the more it helps Seton Hall’s standing in U.S. News & World Report’s annual collegiate rankings.

We can only make this happen with your help.

So make your gift today, and make an unforgettable day for the Class of 2014 even more memorable.


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Theresa Barnett, M.B.A. ’09 was Top Caller at Alumni Call Challenge

Theresa Barnett, M.B.A. ’09 was the top caller at the first-ever Alumni Call Challenge on March 22, 2014.  Alumni Relations interviewed her about her volunteer experience and her time at Seton Hall.

·         Why do you volunteer?

I volunteer as a way of helping others and I think it’s a great way to stay connected to Seton Hall. It also makes me feel good to think that I might have made a difference. In general, I feel that volunteering is a unique opportunity that allows you to share something with others whom you may not have not the chance to meet with or speak to otherwise.  As former students, I think alumni are in a unique position to share our enthusiasm and perspective about Seton Hall and to provide real-life experiences as to what we have encountered afterwards.

·         What was your best experience from the Call Challenge?

Being accepted into college is a big deal and a huge event in the life of perspective students. So, just knowing that I got to congratulate accepted students on that accomplishment was rewarding. I remember receiving a call from Seton Hall when I was a high school senior and what that meant to me. So, it was humbling to know that now I’m on the other end of the call representing Seton Hall.

·         How does it feel to be the top caller from the Alumni Call Challenge with 88 phone calls made?

It was such nice surprise and brought a smile to my face! It felt like I made a lot of calls at the time but I did not know exactly how many until I was told the news. I was happy that I could reach out to so many accepted students. It also helped me to realize that my volunteer experience really made an impact in helping the university try to reach the challenge goal.

·         What was your most memorable phone conversation?

My most memorable phone conversation was with an accepted student that sounded so happy to have been accepted. She was genuinely excited and looking forward to upcoming events. It reminded me of how I felt when I got accepted. I was really happy for her and glad that I could congratulate her.

·         Why would you recommend this volunteer experience (calling accepted students) to other alumni?

I’d recommend this volunteer experience to other alumni because it’s a great opportunity to congratulate accepted students and be a part of that exciting time in their life.  Depending on the student, they may ask about your specific experience at Seton Hall, which is a perspective that only an alumni could provide.  It’s rewarding to know that just a relatively short phone conversation or message could potentially have a positive impact and go a long way.

·         Any other comments you’d like to share about your volunteer experience at the Call Challenge.  

I was really impressed with the concept of the call challenge. I think it’s a great way to show students that Seton Hall cares about each and every one of them.

·         What is your favorite memory at Seton Hall?

My favorite memory of Seton Hall was the 2013 Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. It was a great evening at Seton Hall! I was able to attend Mass and view the crèche blessing that followed.  The Christmas caroling was amazing, the energy of the crowd couldn’t be beat, the speeches and prayers were heartfelt, and of course the Christmas tree lighting was truly spectacular. I always loved passing by the Christmas tree when I was a student.  This past year, I fully embraced the event by enjoying the hot chocolate, wearing the blue Santa hat, and posing for a picture with the Seton Hall Pirate!  I even bought a rosary at the bookstore that day.  It’s moments like this that make me so proud to have been part of a Catholic University. It was such a wonderful way to start off the Advent season.

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Get Hired Boot Camp!

Date: May 3, 2014
Time:  8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: South Orange Campus
Tuition:  $59

Searching for a new job?

Interviewing for positions but not landing any job offers?

Uncertain about how to use social media in your job search?

This half-day workshop will give you an opportunity to hone your networking skills and teach you how to put social media to work for you in your job search.

The current job market requires new job search strategies. The way that you found your last job likely won’t be the way that you find your next job. This half-day workshop will provide you with resume tips, interview strategies, and help you to develop a strategic job search plan.

All sessions are taught by seasoned Seton Hall University Career Center professionals who have spent time recruiting in the corporate world and know how to help you run a successful job search. End the morning by joining us for a networking event where you’ll have an opportunity to use the networking skills that you learned to connect with Seton Hall alumni and other professionals.

Topics Covered

Select two of the below three sessions, each designed to build your job search skills:

Crafting a Stellar Resume – You know what talents you have to offer prospective employers but does your resume speak to those same strengths? Learn how to market your assets and your value to prospective employers. We’ll discuss resume format and style, how to write a solid accomplishment statement, do’s and don’ts, career change resumes, and cover letters.

Acing the Interview: Strategies for Success – Do you dread when the interviewer asks, “tell me about a time when…?” After attending this session, you’ll be prepared to deliver a solid answer to these behavioral questions. We’ll discuss how to adequately prepare for an interview, the types of questions that you might be asked, and show you how to think like an employer. We’ll provide you with tips for success and cover the do’s and don’ts of interviewing.

Harnessing the Power of Networking & Social Media – The job search world has changed! Individuals are increasingly finding their next job through networking. We’ll teach you about the different ways that you can network and show you how to effectively do so. We’ll examine different forms of social media, like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, and demonstrate how you can put these resources to work for you. Social media is more than just fun – harness its power to market yourself to prospective employers!


  • How to write a focused, targeted resume that speaks to your strengths
  • How to adequately prepare for an interview and the types of questions that you might be asked
  • The do’s and don’ts of resume-writing and interviewing
  • How to use networking and social media to advance your job search

Intended Audience

If you are out of work or have questions about how to transition to a different career, this workshop is designed to help you in your job search. Please note that this course is open to the general public but in order to enroll, you must possess a bachelor’s degree.
Are you a Seton Hall alum? 
Seton Hall alumni who successfully complete this course will receive one free, individualized career coaching session over the telephone or in person.

Learn more/Register now!

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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 28th annual Many Are One alumni awards gala on Friday, June 13, 2014.

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 to learn more.

Gerald P. Buccino ‘63
Most Distinguished Alumnus
Gerald P. Buccino ‘63
President, The Buccino Foundation

Dick Vitale ‘62
Humanitarian Award
Dick Vitale ’62
ESPN College Basketball Analyst

Gregory E. Williams ’89 & Mary (Christiano) Williams ‘89
Alumni Impact Award
Gregory ’89 & Mary (Christiano) Williams ’89
Senior Software Developer/Consultant, TEKsystems
Senior Programmer/Analyst. Lincoln Investment Planning, Inc.

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

  • Monsignor Richard M. Liddy ’60 - College of Arts & Sciences
  • Richard J. O’Malley, Ed.D. ’04 - College of Education & Human Services
  • Randy Marti, M.S. ’03 - School of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Henry ‘Hank’ J. Knipper ’81 - Stillman School of Business
  • Margaret B. Melady, M.A. ’71 - University Libraries
  • Monsignor James C. Turro ’44, M.Div. ’48 - Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
  • Captain Gregory T. Dalessio ’00/M.A.’04 (Awarded posthumously) – School of Diplomacy and International Relations
  • David V. Calviello J.D. ’96 - School of Law
  • Francisca Guerrero Champion ’60 - College of Nursing

Learn more about the Many Are One alumni awards gala
Learn more about alumni involvement at Seton Hall University
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Help Congratulate the Class of 2014!

Alumni Relations is currently collecting notes from alumni to share with graduating seniors before they depart campus in May. 


Please consider writing a brief note that can be displayed (on signs, display boards andsocial media) to members of the senior class throughout their senior week and graduation activities.

Participating is easy – send a note of well-wishes, congratulations or advice to the Class of 2014 by emailing The Alumni Relations team will then share your note with the senior class. Be sure to include your name and class year!

Questions? Contact Erika Klinger at or (973) 378-9827.

Go Pirates!

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