By: Lindsay Rittenhouse, The Setonian
Seton Hall wins the University Challenge to raise funds for the American Heart Association’s Essex County Heart Walk for the second year in a row.
Kevin Cummings, president and CEO of Investors Savings Bank of New Jersey and member of the Stillman School’s Leadership Advisory Council, issued “The Challenge” to five schools: Seton Hall University, Montclair State University, the College of Saint Elizabeth, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Drew University. Schools vied to raise the most donations through participation in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, held in October, and through fund-raising activities on their campuses.
Seton Hall’s efforts were spearheaded by the Stillman School’s Leadership Development Honors Program, and partnering organizations Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Pi, Leaders in Healthcare, The Venture Crew and SHU’s Lion’s Club.
Student leaders Stephanie Gonzalez, Jocelyn Nackley, Molly Fash, Emily Alati, Erin Krakaur and Sean Riordan helped to secure Seton Hall’s winning spot and more importantly, helped to raise more than $2,000. They accomplished this through several fundraising events, including an October Rally on the University Green.
On December 14, several students accompanied Mike Reuter, director of the Center for Leadership Development, to the American Heart Association Awards Breakfast in Livingston. On behalf of Investors Bank, Robert Zajac, regional manager and Stillman School alumnus, presented a check to the Seton Hall team matching the amount raised.