our new centyry
HARRY A. SPRAf UE UBRARY
Montclair State University
Last year, we celebrated
Montclair State University's
Centennial. This year, we are
venturing into a new century
full of new experiences, new
opportunities, and a new
vision for the next one
Dr. Susan A. Cole assumed office in
September of 1998 as the eighth
president of Montclair State University,
which is the second largest university
in New Jersey, with 17,475 graduate
and undergraduate students.
To the Class of 2009
When you entered Montclair State University, you may
have had some expectations about your life at the
University and even some plans for life after the
University. However, as you have learned and grown, I
am sure that your life has taken shape in ways that you
may not have anticipated.
As you graduate from the University, I hope you will take
with you a real understanding of how much in our lives
depends on our own determination to seize
opportunities and work hard for achievements. I am
sure that each of you has achieved in many ways more
than you knew that you could, and I am equally sure
that you have, on occasion, been disappointed.
Stretching our limits and overcoming obstacles is what
living is all about.
You have years of accomplishment ahead of you, so do
not stop now. Keep your eyes on your goals and
ambitions and do not be disheartened by the difficulties
of the journey. Eveiything worth attaining takes effort.
As a graduate of Montclair State University, you carry
forward a tradition of courage, innovation, dedication to
the public good, and desire for knowledge that has been
forged by the tens of thousands of students who
It has been gratifying for all of us, the faculty and staff of
the University, to have had a hand in being your
teachers, mentors, guides, and advisors. We hope that
you will stay connected to your University and help
those who follow you to benefit from the opportunities
that you have had.
Always be proud of who you are and where you came
from. We certainly are, and we wish you good fortune,
health and happiness as you travel the road toward the
fulfillment of your dreams.
Susan A. Cole
Your Vice President for Student
Development & Campus Life
Dear Class of 2009:
I congratulate and applaud you on the culmination of years of study and hard
work that has resulted in your graduation from Montclair State University.
Graduation from a four year institution is an accomplishment shared by a small
percentage of the US population. I hope that you will cherish the moment
and the opportunity this achievement presents.
La Campana is a record of an extraordinaiy period in your life. It is a book
that will become more valuable to you as the years go by. I hope you will
take pleasure in looking back at your time at Montclair State University and
remembering the friendships you made with fellow students, faculty and staff.
It is also a reminder of the transition you are making as you look towards the
future and building an independent life for yourself.
As you leave the University, be sure to take with you the tools and values you
acquired at Montclair State and use them to establish your place in the world.
Be sure to aim high. Choose compassion over complacency. Prize courage
over comfort. Use your imagination, ingenuity and audacity to explore,
discover and change a world undergoing ceaseless and kaleidoscopic
challenges. Become an engaged and responsible citizen. Be a mentor and
trusted friend. Embark on new adventures and continue to grow as an
educated, ethical and caring person. In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, Do
one thing eveiy day that scares you.
I am confident you will make the right choices and do the right things. This
is a particularly challenging time in history and our country and the world
needs the best that each of us can offer. Go out into your community and the
world and make your mark. You have my best wishes for a happy, healthy
and productive future.
Dr. Karen L. Pennington
Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life
Congratulations on completing a milestone obtaining your baccalaureate
You should feel very proud of yourselves for successfully completing the
rigors of your major programs, the many exams and projects, the internships,
the performances and the student teaching. You did it! You have proven that
hard work, persistence and commitment pay off.
I recognize that completing your undergraduate education is exciting, but it
may also -be scary, which is normal. I want you to remember that with every
ending there is a new beginning. As you launch out into the next phase of
life, whether you are going into the job market or to graduate school, believe
that you have what it takes to be successful. I am confident that you will
achieve your dreams — just look at what you have already accomplished.
Believe in yourself, work hard and never give up!
Rose Mary Howell, Ed. D.
Your Dean of Students
Your Dean of Students
letter from your
To My Fellow Graduates,
First and foremost, Congratulations! Graduating college
is a great accomplishment. Let this be a time for you
to celebrate your achievement. We all have a different
path before us and must play with the cards we have
been dealt in life. It does not matter if it took four,
five, or six years plus to reach this point, you made it.
I hope when you are looking back on your college
years you can cherish the memories you have made
with the friends you will never forget. I hope the
education you have received in combination with
Montclair's diverse campus has aided in preparing you
for the next steps you are ready to embark upon in life.
Some of us are glad to finally be done with school and
ready to head out into the working world, while some
are continuing to pursue further study in graduate
school or professional training programs, and others
still have their own unique plans post graduation.
Whatever road is before you, I wish you the best in all
that you do with much success.
I feel privileged to have gone through my
undergraduate college career with all of you. Each year
Montclair State sends another group of talented and
ambition filled young adults out into the world who
are looking forward to tomorrow. Though we all may
head in different directions and end up in each of the
four corners of the world, we will always share the
bond of going through school at Montclair State
Ronald Frank Chicken
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To the Class of 2009:
I want to say that it has been a true honor serving as your Student Trustee on tiie Board of the
Trustees for the past two years. Semng as the Student Representative definitely enriched my
last two years here at MSU because I know I was getting to represent the student body on two
very important issues: Academics and Facilities.
This year I served on the facilities committee, which handles all of the building and projects
here at MSU, and I can very happily report that there are a lot of improvements, that have
happened and there are many more on the way.
By the end of this summer there will be two new buildings at MSU, they are the John J. Call
School of Music and the new Panzer Gymnasium. With the completion of these two new
buildings, both music and physical education majors along with many others will have an up-
to-date facility that they will be able to hold their classes in, instead of the less than mediocre
rooms they are learning in now.
In addition to these two new buildings, there will also be a new residence facility between the
Clove Road apartments, which were finally renovated this year, and the Village Apartments,
which is in the process of getting some much needed repair work. This new residence hall
will hold 309 students, which unfortunately will not solve the residence issues that MSU has,
but I can inform all of you that the Board is diligently working on new residence facilities to
be built near MSU.
Although it might seem like it can not come soon enough there will be two more additions to
MSU within the next year or so and they are the new parking deck and a new School of
Business because the current building is veiy much out of date.
Eveiyday they are more and more changes happening at MSU whether or not you notice
them. I was lucky enough to see them happen first hand while sei-ving on the Board of
Trustees. Even though at times it might feel like your voice goes unanswered or unheard, I
can promise you that during my time on the Board students voices were heard and the whole
Board is working as diligently as possible to improve your university. I wish the Class of 2009
the best of luck with all your future endeavors, and to the underclassmen make the best out of
the rest of your time here at MSU because you can never get those moments back.
Your Senior Speaker
Good Morning Dr. Cole, members of the Board of Trustees, faculty, family, friends and loved
ones. To paraphrase Sir Winston Churchill, this momentous occasion does not signify the end
of our educational journey. Rather, its the end of our undergraduate chapter. For myself, a
successful end, because I KNEW YOU. As we celebrate today, I join my fellow graduates of
Montclair State University Class of 2009, in thanking and saluting our parents, our professors,
our advisors, and friends, for the hard work and many sacrifices they have invested in us
during our undergraduate career. With true love and respect, I will share with you some of
the ways I think of you because I KNEW YOU.
When money was low, I knew you as a parent whose assistance was but a phone call away. I
overcoming them. I knew you as an advisor and mentor, whose advice and assistance helped
me to chart my career path. Your advice and assistance helped other majors, my peers, who
are graduating from the Health Careers Program. Because I knew you, I am who I am. Your
values of hard work, honesty and determination are now my values. Love for other people,
compassion for the sick and elderly are my inheritance from you. Now, challenges and
problems will come, but through your eyes, I have come to see them as opportunities.
Opportunities, to prove myself as a person of character and integrity, capable of dreaming
great dreams and transforming those dreams into reality. Lastly, I knew you as a friend, who
was always willing to swipe me into the cafeteria or give up some flex for late nights at the
Red Hawk Diner. The rewards of life, money, fame and power are of little value without a
friend to share them with, someone to rejoice at my successes and laugh at my follies. A very
heartfelt thank you for being my friend. May the sun ever shine upon your countenance and
winds be constant beneath your wings. ^sfiSB«B
I encourage my fellow graduates to remember this is but the end of our undergraduate
chapter. There are many more chapters to be written in our history. The contents of those
chapters will be largely determined by the choices we make. History will pass judgment upon
the choices we make. But because I KNEW the Class of 2009, I am confident that history will
be kind to us. Thank you.
McEnough's Speech at Commencement
May 22nd, 2009
By Zach Lichtmann
Passing-Time in a Route 9 Diner
He's a man, an old man. Look how many wrinkles he has. --
His whole face has wrinkles. Even his eyelids.
/ confess, I had not seen his eyelid wrinkles. •'"
In fact, I'd never heard of such a thing, hut there they were.
She scrunched her own brows looking carefully at him now.
He has dried spit in the corners of his mouth,
which means he has to take medication for his heart.
He doesn't drive anymore.
"He doesn't?" I ask.
No, look at how worn his shoes are.
He walks every Saturday to the restaurant where he and his wife used to eat together.
Now he sits at the bar.
See, she died and he's lonely.
He misses her so much that he feels compelled to come back to this same restaurant,
but he can't stand sitting in the booth where they used to sit.
So he comes here to get close to the memory, but not too close.
Jamie leans hack, smiling, satisfied with her imagination. \
She even nods a little hit to give herself approval.
"How can you possibly think this stuff up?" I ask her.
She shrugs and wolfs down another bite of the burger on her plate.
Marley's busy seeing how many times she can stab what's left of the pickle on her
plate, but I ask her what she thinks of him.
I think he's a loser. 4
He sits with his coffee, the cheapest thing on the menu, and reads that paper, the cheapest
book you can buy.
"So he's cheap?" I ask her. J
No, he's a loser.
If he was any good to his family, he would be sitting somewhere with one of them.
I think he beat his wife and kids, and they hate him for it. — — ^.^™™
Jamie and I apparently share frowns at Marley.
Why not? Marley barks at us.
I think he comes here every Saturday to try to flirt with that waitress,
rather than help his wife take care of their dilapidated house.
"listen", I tell them, "neither one of you are talking about that man over there.
Marley folds her arms and looks out the window.
Jamie shrugs again and swallows the last bite of her burger.
I sip from my lemonade before I stand up and approach the stranger.
Turns out Jamie and Marley both had him dead wrong.
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May I4th - Atlantic City Day Trip
May 15th - Mary Poppins on Broadway
May 16th - White Water Rafting
May 17th - Bowling
May 18th - Dave & Busters
May 19th - Six Flags
May 20th - Medieval Times
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By Zach Lichtmann
n early summertime haze hangs on us after the sun burns away our youth.
f you sit real still
ou can see it~the sky's texture-looming in a sodium orange every night.
Who navigates by stars anymore?
iven the moon looks sickly-
|. caramel-glazed ornament now.
Run away to the shore, to the coastline, and south!
Build sandcastles, build sandcastles, build sandcastles...
"hat sodium haze ^vill just keep rolling...
o the shore,
ast the breakers and the channels and the pan handle of the Cape Fear~
ast all the children ^who stand ^with giant scallop-eyed vicT^^s of the edge of
heir tiny hands-
iist ornaments to the tsunamis of the universe,
hat universe we all once thought was simply full of soft w^aves that only
obbed us of the occasional ill-placed sand castle.
[ave Tve learned a little about our brothers and our sisters since our sandy
ipprenticeships and sibling mud wars?
Give us the blackest skies and the deepest oceans,
Give us the heaviest granite slabs.
Give us the bitterness and the poverty of the oldest desert-
We inherit the ya^vps of every man and woman that has ever stood and'
cried out at the pollution of our dreams in the night.
...not to simply carry their burdens, but to bear our teeth now more as
ne clan than ever before against indifference~of our species and of
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In the true spirit of liberal arts
education, CHSS students follow
a focused yet broad-based course
of study that affords a solid
grounding of general knowledge.
Classics & General Humaniti<[
Communication Sciences & Disordei
Modern Languages & Literatun
Philosophy & Religic
Political Science & La
Spanish & Itali^j
As a result of a workforce reduction, my career as an Electronic Commerce Specialist came
an end in January of 2007. Feeling the stress of Corporate America and wanting a career that
I'elt would make a difference in somebodys life, God could not have worked this out at a better
tne in my life. I was able to enroll in classes at Montclair State University and was able to
mplete a journey that I started twenty-two years ago.
My experience at Montclair State University over the past two years have been absolutely,
joyable, exciting, refreshing, rewarding, and an experience that I will cherish for the rest of
life. I have learned a great deal from the young adults on campus and was able to bless them
th some of my life experiences in the process. To teach and to be taught is something that is
avantageous to every college student no matter what age.
What I found most rewarding while attending Montclair State University was the professois
ad their deep appreciation for the non-traditional students life experience and appreciation f
rning. My professors were approachable, always willing to offer words of encouragement and
ew deserve to be recognized. Professor T.K. Blue, Professor Belinfiante-Abdul, Professor
Sngetta Parashar, Professor Leslie Wilson, Dr. Michael Kogan, Dr. David Benfield, and my all
le favorite. Professor Stephen Johnson have all been insightfully inspiring to me. I am very
f 3ud to be among so many aspiring young adults and very proud to join the ranks of
^^ntclair State University alumni.
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When I moved into my dorm room in fall 2005, I was filled with the same excitement
every first year student has. In my case I had no idea what to major in or what college would
be like, but I did know Montclair was for me.
Although my forte was science and mathematics in high school, I found myself steering
toward the humanities when I chose electives alongside my general education classes.
Engaging professors such as Stephen Johnson, Michael Kogan, Jean Alvares, and David
Benfield helped fijrther stimulate my desire to pursue studies in the humanities with their
exceptional teaching. Before I knew it, I was a double major with Classics and Religious
Studies, and I even picked up a philosophy minor.
I also chose to become involved on campus during my tenure at Montclair. I was the
founding treasurer of the MSU Paintball Club, a DJ for the campus radio station WMSC, a
part of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and an active Student Government member. I
was later elected twice to serve as the President of our Student Government Association, a
post which I feel both proud and privileged to have held. My experience with the SGA
helped teach me a great deal about business as well as politics.
By serving as a two year SGA President I was able to cultivate some great relationships
with many administrators at MSU. I am pleased to have worked alongside such dedicated
professionals that were always trying to help our community.
The education I received from MSU was superb. I am sure it has prepared me for the
further study I intend to pursue as I begin graduate school at Princeton Theological
Seminary for a Masters degree this fall. I would then like to go on to a PhD program and
eventually become a professor to help inspire others to never stop learning and searching for
the truth in every field of study.
So many memories are made during your college years, and I am glad to say I made mine
here at MSU. I am thankful to have shared many of them with fellow classmates whom I
can also call great friends. For those of you I met along my journey here, I would like to say
thank you for being a part of my college experience. 1 wish nothing but blessings upon my
friends and fellow graduates as we all look forward to each new day and the excitement the
fiiture brings. Thank you Montclair State University, Carpe Diem!
^&Ue^ o^ Scce^tce
My experience ar Monrclair has been an unforgettable one. My
professors made sure to push me because they see the potential that all of
their students have, and they want to give the best education possible. I
strived to do my best and was honored to become a member in both the
Education and Mathematics Honors Fraternities. Being honored like this
shows me that when I become a math teacher I will be able to apply my
knowledge and be the best teacher that I can be. This is mostly in thanks
I was not only impacted educationally, but socially as well. Coming in as
a timid freshman I did not know what to expect, and I was hesitant to
accept the change in my life. I did not know that my time at Montclair
would create such a positive impact on my life. I became an Admissions
Ambassador in order to share my positive experience with others.
Through this programi I became more involved in the school, met a lot
of amazing people, and made the best of every moment spent here. I
learned to lay back, laugh, and enjoy life. My college experience helped
; to make me who I am today.
Upon matriculating to Montclair State University, I immediately knew that this institution 'i
my ideal community. Montclair had all the tools that were necessary for me to become
successful, mature intellectually, and become exceedingly competent in my field of study. T-
faculty, staff and academic advisor were integral in whom I have become today. During my |
freshman year, 1 realized the need to get involved within my community. I wanted to make
new friends. Thus, I joined the Student Government Association, where I served as a
Legislator. To stay in touch with my Jamaican roots, I joined the Caribbean Students
Organization, where I met individuals from all over the Caribbean. It was an exciting momit
for me. I was able to exchange stories about experiences growing up in a country other thanie
United States. I also joined the Minority Association for Pre-Health Students, which was
geared towards educating young and eager science majors, about the rigors with which he/sh
will face in the medical realm. Aside from these organizations, I was also an Ambassador foric
Undergraduate Admissions. Serving in this capacity has been one of the highlights of my
undergraduate career. I was able to encourage prospective students to apply to the Universit
and become a part of this wonderful community. Desiring to exploit my leadership skills, I
decided to apply for the position of what was then called. Resident Assistant. From this
experience, I have learned to prioritize well and work upon my time management skills.
Although I became highly involved within my community, academics were my main prioritl
As a molecular biology major and future pediatric surgeon, I understood that I had to mainti
a solid G.P.A so that I would be a competitive candidate when it was time for me to apply t(l
medical school. I have taken the necessary classes that will prepare me for what is to come ill
the future. Through the Health Careers Program, I was able to attend summer programs at]
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New
Jersey, where I have undertaken research, dissected cadavers and shadowed doctors.
Looking back today, I have no regrets about choosing to attend Montclair State. I loved the]
experience and would re-do it in a heart-beat. Thanks Montclair!
Iiology & Molecular Biology
(aemistry & Biochemistry
E,irth & Environmental Studies
CSAM offers a strong science and
mathematics education within an
equally strong liberal arts tradition.
Undergraduate and graduate
students learn by doing - in
classrooms, in the state-of-the-art
electron microscopy facility, in the
new Environmental Modeling
Laboratory, and via numerous
opportunities for research and for
CEHS carries on MSU's proud
history of preparing the finest
teachers, and also offers other
outstanding programs leading to
further study and careers in many
-Counseling and Educational Leadershi
-Curriculum & Teachir
-Early Childhood, Elementar
& Literacy Educatic^
-Exercise Science & Physical Educatic|l
-Family & Child StudiH.i
-Health & Nutrition Science 1=?
Franm Tavera^, faml^and CfM Studies Mc^&r
My name is Frances Taveras, I will be graduating from Montclair State University
with a Bachelors Degree in Family and Child Studies with a double concentration
in Early/ Middle Childhood Education and Mathematics ; in addition, to a minor
in Leadership. I can honestly say that my undergraduate experience has been
memorable and great. My college endeavor began in summer 2005 entering MSU as
an EOF student. If I was granted the opportunity to do it once again I would
definitely relive that amazing experience. I have met and worked with remarkable
people here at Montclair State University. Not only have I made friends and sisters
but, MSU has created a family away from home for me.
As an undergraduate I have been very involved on campus. I have held numerous
leadership positions such as, Vice President and President of the Matriarca Chapter
of Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, INC. , Publicity Chair and Latinismo Co-Chair of
the Latin American Student Organization, member of the Emerging Leaders
Learning Community, and Vice President of the Greek Council. While involved in
these clubs I have earned and received various awards such as Greek Woman of the
Year 2007-2008, Undergrad Sister of the Year 2007-2008, Senior Deans Award for
Leadership and numerous academic excellence awards from the EOF department. In
addition, I have also been recognized from the Residential Education Services for
my dedication and creativity on my Community Assistant duties in Webster Hall. I
must thank the Montclair State community for transforming me into the woman I
am presently. Furthermore, I have not only expanded my knowledge, however, I
have gained networking opportunities from what has been offered to me. In closing
I can say now I am ready for the real world and triumph over any obstacles that may
come my way.
R&hndMark BiMere, AtfiMc Tramn§' Mc^&r
1 my four years at Montclair State University, I was given the opportunity to grow and
lange as an individual. The people I have had the pleasure of having as mentors and
;achers at Montclair have shown me what it means to be an adult, and how an adult gains
le respect of those around him or her. As a school, Montclair has been an oasis for me a
iace where I knew there was something new to learn or discover, and a place where I would
t able to find people who were able to get me where I wanted to be in life. I will miss my
me at Montclair greatly. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the friends I
lade at MSU and my advisors, especially JD, Joe and Dr. Middlemas, for making my time
: Montclair truly unforgettable.
''-Mifie MiMa, BiiMer d Bne Arli I
It's hard to pick my favorite things When it comes to talking about my Major/Department. I
mean, if you break down my major.ifor four year I've been trained in skills on how to express
myself visually. How sweet is that? Someone's artwork is a very personal thing. You'd be
surprised how much critiques are like therapy. Not only that, but I've been able to try almost
every medium and major in the^ilding. I never had any sort of art classes before Montclair,
so when I came here I completg^ exploded. With the support of my professors and sick
studios, my genius has really shown through. Maha.
Calcia is filled with the m^ supportive, talented professors the school has to offer. From the
adjuncts to the full-time professors, I have experienced nothing but support and tough love
when I needed it. T^ey have helped me excel as an artist, and as well as a person. I owe them
all tons, h,uy0^d to pick?— It would be the nicest, sweetest man in the world AKA Peter
Barnet^jS^^nly does he let you know if your painting needs a dog in it, but we respectflilly
ow at each other when we see each other. I love that man. Maha.
I've studied in Santander, Spain and Florence, Italy. Studying Aboard has been one of the best
experiences of my life, in EVERDOM. You can't beat the feeling— complete independence
mixed with a good, old culture shock. In Spain, I learned to speak in a different tongue as I
traveled through the south and into Portugal. In Florence, I came
face to face with the impact of the Renaissance, and also what to come in Berlin. It's life
changing, and everyone needs a little change.
My undergraduate years at Montclair State University were actually very disappointing.
Not the university itself, no. Montclair offered to me many opportunities to better
myself and to experience different things. I, however, chose not to take advantage of
everything that Montclair had to offer me. I chose to not challenge myself to get that ^\
I did only what I had to because I knew I would still get a B. I chose to only memorize [
my monologues for auditions, not rehearse them or work through them so they would
grow. I chose not to challenge myself to become a better person.
I graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelors degree in Theater, but I a|
not proud of myself like my family is. I don't feel like I earned it. Laziness and
procrastination and doing okay are not things to be proud of, in my opinion. But I can!
turn back the clock and do it over again. And even if I could, I don't know if I would cl
anything differently. Because those four years have helped me to realize that I am capabi
of doing bigger and better things. And I am capable of challenging myself and
succeeding in those challenges. And I have realized that I don't want to be lethargic an(|
unproductive anymore. Our lives are made up of the choices we make, and I am now
choosing to make decisions I can be proud of.
Art & Design
Theatre and Dance
the New York area's finest artist-
teachers and internationally
renowned guest teachers. CART
produces art, dance, music and
theatre programs, by students as
K well as world-famous
■ professionals, in MSU's fully
I equipped performance and
*> exhibition snaces.
SBUS graduates are immediately
effective in cutting-edge businesses
in the modern global economy.
SBUS, accredited by the AACSB
International, emphasizes excellent
teaching, small classes and attention
to students' academic, personal and
Accounting, Law & Taxation
Economics & Finance
Management & Information Systems
shman year began slowly without many surprises. I had an undeclared major and was
ins; with flow of all the other students. During this time, I had registered for my first
Marketing class and met the man that would help me shape my life, Dr. John McGinnis. I
a ended his class like I had every other introductory course, without any expectations,
bwever, when you have a class widi Dr. McGinnis, you cannot leave without being
ched by his passion for the subject. Dr. McGinnis instruction had a profound effect on
TV decision to major in Marketing.
Em K Par^, Marketing' M^&r
(ice I had decided to become a Marketing major, I was offered another great opportunity
one of my peers. I joined a fraternity, Epsilon Delta Epsilon. I was very reluctant to join
cause I was not a very outgoing person. After a lot of support from the President and the
cretary of the fraternity, they re-assured me that I would feel at home. Joining the
ternity allowed me to become more outgoing. I was surrounded by people with great
lotivation, and for the first time in my college career I was on the Deans List. However,
greatest outcome of all was that it allowed me to make some of the greatest friends I
y goals for the future are to keep heading down the path of Marketing. I am still unsure
which concentration I would like to work in but I would at least like to experience them
. I plan to use my education as a means to further my career the best I can. My ultimate
in life: to use all I have learned from my college career, both in school and out, to
I main happy.
Ge&rgie De Lah&z, AmimUng Mc^&n CrimimlJiMce Mimr
My time at Montclair State University has been full of extraordinary experiences.
From Bohn, to Blanton,to living in the village, the memories I have made here will
never fade away. When I married Montclair in fall 2004, I was excited because I knew
that this was going to be a relationship I was only going to experience once.The
challenges that I have endured here at Montclair, have molded me into the individual
I am today. By joining a brotherhood like Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity
Inc., and starting a chapter for Alpfa, I have proven to my peers and myself that I
posses the qualities of a true leader. From being so involved on campus, I have
realized that its not about what you know, its about who you know that can get you
far. Montclair State University has given me the opportunity to interact and gain
relationships with such diverse individuals on a large scale. Since my time here at
Montclair, I now know that college is all about experiencing new things. If I had to
spend the next twenty years of my-life in college, I wouldnt spend them anywhere
else, but Montclair. When ItJiink about it, I dont want to end my marriage with
Montclair, I want to press the reset button and start this experience all over again.
Where else can you find Montclair State's beauties?
Vmnim Rm O'Brien, Piam Perprmnce Mc^&r
1 1 can remember my first day as a freshman at Montclair State University, and how small and
lost I felt, starting a new phase of my life in such a big place with so many other people. I
didnt know anyone in the music department, and everyone around me seemed to know
everyone else already. That quickly changed though, and soon I knew almost all of the other
music majors. Friendships grew with some of the people I would have least expected at first. I
have enjoyed getting to know my colleagues very much, and I have learned as much from
them as I have from my professors and classes.
One of the major challenges facing musicians is adjusting to a new teacher. I am very grateful
' to my piano teacher, Dr. Ruth Rendleman, with whom I have studied during my four years at
MSU. Not only is she a wonderful teacher and pianist, but she is a great person who has been
*^. ,_,j very supportive of me and has helped me in so many ways, both as a musician and as a
•rfelli person. Another person to whom I am gratefiil is Dr. David Witten, who has been my advisor
and has helped me in numerous ways during my time at MSU. I will always remember him
for his kind guidance and his great sense of humor.
^I have been fortunate to have had many diverse and wonderful experiences during my time at
Montclair. As a member of the University Singers, I have been to Russia on concert tour and
* have visited Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as having sung in Carnegie Hall, which is a .
dream come true for a musician. As a pianist, I have played in Steinway Hall in New York
City, as well as participating in numerous performances at MSU, both solo and ensemble.
These experiences have helped to shape me as a musician and as an individual. I have come to
discover what my strengths are and what particular areas of music I enjoy the most.
Ahead of me lies a new phase of my life, with new challenges and experiences. I know that
what I have learned and experienced at MSU will help me to face what lies ahead and to make
the right choices in my life.
NatfianielJ. biert^, The&rif&CmpmiMn M^
As a student at the John J. Call School of music I've learned many
important career skills such as the importance of diligent practice, th
reward of lasting patience, and the value of timeliness. Being part of
this school has also opened many doors to unique opportunities whi(
can only be found at Montclair State University, such as the
opportunity to study and perform on the actual instruments of the
twentieth century American composer, Harry Partch. The school
provides so many opportunities for its students to perform and be
heard in numerous venues, ranging from our very own Kasser Theat
to the Guggenheim Museum, and even tours in Russia with student!
from the Moscow Conservatory of Music. With world class faculty
and a brand new, state-of-the-art music building opening on campui
next year, the John J. Call school of music is truly one of the preciou
shining gems at Montclair State University.
I J[usic Education
'jheory & Composition
Students benefit from the
distinguished faculty and guest
artists who teach and perform, and
from our closeness to the cultural
riches of New York City. We
opportunities with a liberal arts
education to give students the tools
they need to become working
Dan Aguilar, Jeff Angstadt, Brian Appleton, Shaun Bach, Shaun Bach, Tyler Beh, Bill Bertscha,
Jeff Bliss, Taylor Bonner, Ryan Boysen, Kevin Bradley, Gary Brenner, Nathaniel Brown, Orville
Campbell, Marco Capozzoli, David Clapp, Kevin Cloghessy, Nick Corvino, Dashawn Cribb, Troy
Cyburt, Chris D'Andrea, Matt Davella, Dominique Dixon, Brian Drew, Chad Faulcon, Steve
Feriozzi, Tom Fischer, Vin Fischer, Matt Fitzpatrick, Michael Fox, Dan Fulton, Joe Gelpi, Nick
.. ^W^BSB^ ^^^^0^' Shawn Gibson, Kasey Geiger, Donte Gilliard, Michael Gofif, Jeremy
Goldman; Jonathan Grasso, Marc Hemmer, Kevin Hill, Cornell Hunt (Captain) Matt Jimenez,
Matt Rasparian, Dan Keegan, Ed Kirschenbaum, Gary Knoeppel, Dan Krainski, Joe LaSala,
SteveaJasz^^^jjeban Leon, A J. Letizia (Captain), Byron Lewin, Dan Litz, Ron Litz, Mike;
Bftre, Sal McGrady, Mario McLean, James Melody, Jeremy Mercer (Captain),
^pMiller, Andrew Niebudek, Darwin Noel, Mike Palazzo, Eric Palmer, Jeff
^fenass, Lewis Peccarelli, Rey Perez, Dan Poehls, Joe Reggio, Josh Rogers,
^^n Scott (Captain), Omar Sevilla, Steve Shan, Jesse Shenker, Mike Sperduti
'^^ ^Yessey Tejada, Jermaine Terrell, Colin Trautman, Brian Tweer, Alex
||i^asilenko, Jason Wombough, Brian Wrubel
I:- Head Coach: Rick Giancola
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Tyler Stakiwicz, Nick Mele, Teddy Ritter, Tyler
Masterson (Captain), William Griffin, Mike Vermes,
rian Miles, Owen Amster (Captain), Jason Lalk, Joseph
ullen, Rodrigo Santiago, John Esposito, Chris Edelschein,
ichael Cullen, Aytac Malta, Chris D'Amato, Eric Pfeifer
(Captain), Jon Christensen, Jose Roque, Sean Pauls,
Kevin Brown, Paul DeMartinis, Mike Pytlar, Mike Krol,
Tim Dluoik, Thomas Benack, Sasa Dobrijevic, Dan
Hernandez, Nate D'Aversa, Chris Caldaro, Juan Uribe, Bill
Baker, David Rasmussen, Daragh Odea
Coach Brian SentOTVski
Senior midfielder Angela Martone (right)
was named to the National Soccer
Coaches Assocation of America
(NSCAA) Division m Mid-Atlantic AU-
Region Team. Martone, who helped
Moatclair to the ECAC Tournament
semifinal:; tni^ past fB^-son, was chosen to
ihe Third Team.
Regular Season: 11-10-2
NJAC Record: 5-3-1
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Tina Delia Fave
Coach Eileen Blair
Kathleen Leone - Captain
Megan Walsh - Captain
Jenna Gallo - Captain
Coach Beth Gottung
Coach Elise Cooper
Coach Ted Fiore
Coach Karin Harvev
Women's Team: Kelly Abner, Jacklyn Beck, Christina Crossin, *Raquel
Erwin-Captain, Laura Flynn, Allie Golden, Laura Hess, Galina Loutchouk
Kaitlyn McGowan, Stephani Mercogliano, *Kaitlin Muchler-Captain,
Jessica Patalano, Gabrielle Quinones, Jillian Reichardt, Laura Spadoni,
Lauren Uckar, Nicole Van Avery, *Amy Wuko-Captain i
Men's Team: *John Adams-Captain, Anthony Cacella, *Matt Cappilla-
f V— *^|ti Shawn Cbg^ibrovich, Chris DeMuro, Ryan Fanning, Sean Frencl"
'^-'--^'^'^ ' -A.v.il Gordon, Kevin Growney, Derek Henrichsen, Matt
^- ■'- : 1. 3/xO, *Jon Kurtz-Captain, Blaise Lacca, Chris Lee
Coach Brian McLaughlin
Swimming and Diving
Head Coach: Norm Schoenig
(Montclair State 72, 22nd
Season), Assistant Coachs:
Matt Belford, Joe Georgewitz,
Jay Cook, Leon Shade,
Michael Vicaro, John Brandi
Leigh Ann Murduci
Head Coachs Anita Kubicka
(Trenton State '84, 19th Season)
-t?isisi:aoi Coacliesi Ryan Doty,
Brad Van Kalsbeck
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liicuons, Dan Cuff
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Derek Adair, Gregoiy Bardzell, William Brown, David Byrne, Brian Cooper, Matthew Cusack,
Terence Daly, Timothy Duwhite, Jr., Robert East, Eric Gershey, David Helterbran, III, Ryan
Henderson, Terry lavarone, Anthony Izzo, Adenford Jean-Philippe, Damier Johnson, Michael
Johnson, Mike Julich, Kevin Linico, James Luginsland, Glen Murphy, Michael Palazzo, Dwight
Palmer. James Pszwaro, Austin Schaller, Marc Seemon, Jacob Spann, John Tancer, Lee Tedeschi,
Akeem Thomas, Tony Williams
Head Coach: Aubrey Lewis, Jr.
Track Sr field
Captain Mike Morano, Gabe Gil, Jeff Sereni, Gio LoBue, Matt Scarfuto, Tim
Lamore, Albert McAa^^i, Greg Addo, Bryan Fucetola, Matt Brill, Mike
Chervenyak, Ryan Coltelli, Adam Siljinoski, Javon Tompson, Joe Nayda, Da
Hennessy, Andy Valenzuela, Andrew Gibson
a montclair state university club sport
a montclaif state university club sport
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a montclair state university club sport
a montclair state university club sport
Justin V. Sabas - Captain, Micliael DiMedio, Mattliew Forsythe, Christian
Wiech - Co-Captain, Dhimitri Robo, Brian Pastor, Billy Lhotsky, Michael
Walsh, Michael Rovetto, David Peck, Joshua Cohen, Roy Venturina, Josepl:]
Daibes, Patrick John Padilla, Garry Schragenheim
ASSIST is an organization that promotes charity and community
service on the MSU campus. We hold events to not only raise
funds for local, state, national, and international charities, but
also to raise awareness of the importance of such not-for-
profits in our society. We have raised funds for numerous
charity organizations that serve a broad spectrum of purposes,
including a New York based LGBTQ youth homeless shelter,
Disabled Musicians Coalition, UNICEF, Child's Play, and the
All-Stars Project of Newark.
President - Jennifer Frs'ik
Vice President - Chrissy Ada o
Treasurer - Robin Bc;.n
Secretary - Maura Julli^o
Head of Public Relations - Jess Lo;ik
Assistant to the Head of P.R. - Jen Pix'}
Coffeehouse Co-chairs - David Peck, Tia B'd
didja know that...
The full name of the organization is Active Students Serving In Society
Together, but most refer to it simply as ASSIST // ASSIST is well-
known for their bi-monthly Coffeehouses, which serve as a consistent
place for students to perform open-mic acts // ASSIST celebrated its
10th anniversary as an SGA organization in 2009 by hosting a
"Decorate-Your-Cupcake" event at a Red Hawk Nite. 121
. Executive Boarc
■■ President - Afieslia Rua
Vice President - Dennis How
SGA Legislator - Vaughn McEnoug
^ Treasurer - Latoya Dunkle
Secretary - Vanessa Vele
Event Coordinators - India Huglies & Arriel Mile
!!v relations Officers - Lesley Gentles & NJ Nnenna Obisel
Historian - Obiageli lliol-
paribSO Representatives - Alana Maharaj & Kemi Gampbr
Student Advisors - R eginald Stainfil & Marcia Hughe
a Class One Orgaanization of the SGA, Inc.
What best describes CaribSO?:
Diversity to the fullest. Although we
are a Caribbean Student Organization,
more that 75% of our members are not
even from the Caribbean!
didja know that...
CaribSO gives students the chance to
experience and be a part of the Caribbean
culture through food, dance, music, and our
many events. Tliis supports our purpose to
unite and educate people together in culture.
-CaribSO is an organization that reaches to all
walks of life, not just solely the Caribbean!!!
-Although newly chartered as a Class One
Organization, CaribSO is one of the largest
and well known organizations to have ever
hit the Montclair State Campus.
-CaribSO was founded in 1992 Greyson
Hannigan a Jamaican man, who felt the need
to unite all the Caribbeans in the Montclair
-CaribSO's dance troupe was founded in 2004
by past president Reginald Stainfil
-The year 2008 2009 marks the first year that
CaribSOs executive board comprises of 12 E-
is an organization
promotes a variety
didja know that...
Jay-Z played here the week before he went on MTVs Spring Break and
gained his fame // Our members not only see some of the greatest concerts
of their lives but help put the concerts on // Class One Concerts has
booked, back in the day, artists such as the Ramones, Meatloaf, Billy Idol,
and Brvice Springsteen.
events for the
members inside thel
^^V^- - "
Executive Producer - Will Senedzuk ^
Associate Producer - Mike Launay
Business Manager- Erika Schnatz
Administrative Assistant- Melissa Nash
Without music life would be a mistake. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
didja know that...
CLUB runs and organizes
Winterball and Spring Week
President - Caitlin Mortara
Vice President - Denise Vecci
Treasurer - Kiystal Acosta
Secretary - Nikita Ramoo
The purpose of the HSA is to promote the awareness, respect and
better understanding of the Haitian history, culture and traditions
via social and cultural programs designed to further educate the
MSU community. HSA also strongly encourages diversity v/ithin
the organization v/hile primarily aiming at introducing the
MSU community to the history, culture, foods and traditions
of Haiti, Haitians and the Haitian American community.
Haitian Aware. Wk
Night of Praise
Night of Love
*HSA of the Year 2008
*HSA of the Year 2007
*HSA of the Year 2006
Awarded by New Jersey
Haitian Student Association
*Class II of the Year 2004
*Class II of the Year 2003
Awarded by Student
HSA is a Class One Organization of the SGA, Inc
*HSA was foundedin 1991*
Want to know More?
Visit our website @
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To mora Suvil
La urine Laurore
Alana Ma ha raj
Daphne Jean Baptise
Yvannie St. Luc
T ony Lucas
Our purpose is to promote awareness of
the Indun culture by organizing events
that involve both traditional and non-
traditional cLiltiiral activities.
(Mja know that-
We participate in cliaritahle activities
throLighoLit the year, as well as donating
to fundraisers and charities // We ai'e a
very diverse cLiib and are open to eveiy
race, cLiltiire, and religion // We love to
feed the campiis with different varieties of
south Asian food- LiSLially all of OLir
events liave free food
Class One Organization of the Year
ndian culture dub
A Class One Organization of the SGA, Inc.
•u.U. International Student Orqanizatior
A Class One Organization of the SGA, Inc.
The Latin American
was founded in 1970 by
a group of Latino
Students. The purpose
of LASO is to expose the
campus community to
Latin America influences
in music, art, Literature,
history, and cuisine, as
well as educational and
Lasos main goal is to
programming not only
for thelLMtto studies
but also for the entire
LASO has also taken an
active role in issues that
not only affect the
Latino students on
^;- campus but affect
Executive Board 2009
President - Joed Lopez
Vice President - Jose Parra
\ssistant to President - Giannil Hidalgo
Secretary - Shawna Mcmillan
Treasurer - Danny Jarowoi
Publicity Chair - Kimberley Parrales
atin Pride - Patricia Polanco
atinissimo - Ileana Moyano
atin Music - Christian Lozada
IliLatin Culture and Education - Darlene Santos
dj- Historian -Jonathan Royle
'r^resident - Mabel Almonte
Treasurer - Kyle Little
Latin American Student Organization
A Class One Organization of the SGA, Inc.
Or§a^zatim ^/ SUde^^t^pr Apim/f Unit
The Purpose of the Organization of Students for African Unity is to build cooperation and respect;
among students, faculty, and the administration of the Montclair State University; to understand an.
appreciate one another's history and culture in order to create a harmonious college atmosphere; t
be model of interaction for the campus community
President - Alysha Alston
Vice-President - Dajia Broady
Secretary - Tamar Alyssa VanDerVeer
Treasurer - Clayton Cole
SGA Representative - Candace Barnes
Cultural Affairs Chairperson's - Laurie Tucker / Austin Smith
Kitabu Chairperson - Karla Bagley
Performing Arts Chairperson - Lauren Rohan
African American Heritage Chairperon - Stacy Ann Brown
Publicity Chairperson - Kyle Teabout
A Class One Organization of the SGA Inc.
Executive Board • ,
President: Sarah Metelsky |
Vice President: Emily Tully
Treasurer: Kate Read
Secretary: Stephanie Golda
Production Manager: Megan Greener
n Publicity Chair: Steve Pelletteri
Box Office: Kelly Rice
Historian: Allyssa Hynes
is a 72 year old organization that provides opportunities for students to work in all aspects of theater
This Year's Productions
"Players Everywhere" Choreographed Sword Fight in the SC
Theater 24 "Player's Thea... The Commuter's Lounge"
Shadow Box Cast of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Mainstage Show "WASP" by Steve Martin
Mainstage Show "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"
Mainstage Show "Hamlet"
Student Written and Directed "One Acts" Nights
Montclair Improv League and Friends "Improv Nights"
Players Cabaret Nights
Let Us Entertain You!
President - Jonathan Preciado
Vice President - Frances Tavares
Treasurer - Jack Stovall
Secretary - James Romero
Assistant Secretaiy - Amanda Lotto
The Greek Council at Montclair State University will:
—Provide programs and services to the both the campus and surrounding
— Community service that gives back to the towns that surround our University
— Programming that is educational, interesting, and fun for the student body.
—Maintain itself as a structured organization that is supportive of all Greek and non-
Greek Organizations on the MSU Campus.
— The Executive board will develop positive, working relationships with Executive boards of
— All resources of the Council will be allocated in such a way to equally benefit each
— Special programs will be developed for members of the Greek Community to facilitate inter-
—Work and act in such a way to present the Greek community as professionals both on
and off campus.
— Press releases to The Montclarion and other campus publications.
— Work with the marketing department, and students majoring in marketing to help market
Greek life to the public off campus.
— Enable a team of Greek spin doctors to promote and publicize Greek events on campus.
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of the SGA, Inc.
our possibilities are endless
President - Sarah Gagliano
Vice President - Heather Donaire
Secretary - Jessie Kozmoski
Treasurer - Allison Santucci
Sergeant at Arms - Aiko Edrolin
didja know that...
Alpha Phi Omega was
created in 1925 and
brought to Montclair State
University in 1962 // Our
chapter, Nu Psi, is one of
over 300 chapters across
the U.S. // A few of us
took a trip in December to
the APO National
Convention held in Boston
Class V Organization
the SGA, Inc.
VP of Membership
VP of Service
Sargent of Arms
Katie Lynn Cook
Our organizations purpose is to promote
service in the community through the three cardinal principals of
Alpha Phi Omega which are leadership, ftiendship, and service.
didja know that...
Mostly all of the members of the Athletic Training
Club find an interest in basketball // Majority of the
Club Members are also athletes // Athletic Training
Club has a Spring Barbeque every year
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A Class III Organization
of the SGA, Inc.
Executive Board TreasMer
President - Mike Morano AntAoHy
Vice President -Liz Piech
Secretary - Nick Montano
Treasurer - Anthony Andreadis
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^e love openness and dialogue and enjoy tackling "controversial
iubjects" with care and love, especially in our on-campus events. "
relieve in talking about what's on our mind, listening, and having
others talk to // We encourage and equip Christians to share their
'aith boldly and compassionately with others (Mark l6:15) // We
meet people where they are at" and want to grow together in
fellowship because our chief joy is to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ
that we do
Joanna Fuentes - President
Jeanette Quinones - Vice President
Margaret Owusu - Secretary
Dorothy J. Scott - Treasurer
CHANGE Collegian Network (CCN) is a non-denominational Christian organization that
'focuses heavily on rooting and grounding Christians in their faith, strengthening their
Foundational theology (study of God), and preparing them to"be ready always to give
an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with
meekness and fear" (1 Peter 3:15) through the use of apologetics (the branch of
I theology that focuses on defending the faith). At CCN fellowships, we enjoy group
i|/orship, prayer, fellowship, and teaching. We also enjoy numerous on and off campus
events designed to both grow Christians and reach out to others.
We, the brothers and sisters of Epsilon Delta Epsilon, strive to serve our diverse and
international members as a professional organization by providing knovv^ledge,
leadership, friendship, acknowledgment for academic achievements, and career
oriented opportunities to develop and enhance our members, the leaders of tomorrov
President - Anthony Questa
Treasurer - Ishmael Flemming
Secretaiy - Diana Lopez
Public Relations - Mike Holland
Webmaster - Danielle Martin
We are a student organization that is committed to "Excellence
in Developing Entrepreneurs." Please feel free to visit our links
to learn more about who we are and how you can make
yourself a more marketable individual by joining us.
We are a professional fraternity that does not engage in
traditional hazing of new members. We value hard work,
dedication, loyalty, academic achievement and respect above
all. EDE was founded in 1964 by Dr, Joseph Hecht in order to
provide students with a way of distinguishing themselves from
their contemporaries. In order to be eligible for membership
you must be a Marketing, Retailing or International Business
Major with a GPA of at least a 3.0 and a desire to be an active
member. To this day, Epsilon Delta Epsilon upholds these
strong values and continues to follow our mission for success.
To assist college and university chapters in the growth and development of
excellence in Retailing, Marketing, and International Business. // To
promote development of ideas and attitudes of professionalism and
fellowship among its members. // To recognize individuals who have
achieved high scholastic achievement in Retailing, Marketing, and
International Business. // To provide the university's community with
knowledge to further cultural awareness. // To provide members with
support and leadership for continuing academic achievements. // To sei-ve
the community through service and volunteer work.
didja know that...
We were chartered in the Fall of 2008, so
this was our first year on campus // We
hosted 2 charity clothing drives this year.
We collected and donated winter coats for
Jersey Cares in December, and prom dresses
for Catherines Closet in February // We are
happy to help other organizations with their
fashion shows, this year we helped Team
Nicaragua with their Fair Trade Fashion
Show, and the Financial Literacy Program
and the Financial Management and
Economic Society with their fashion show.
A Class III Organization of the SGA, Inc.
President, Founder - Samantha Lanzerotti
Vice President - Courtney Bixino
Secretary - Jennifer Christie
Treasurer - Thomas Maroulakos
Public Relations Chairs - Alyssa Alper and Lisa Kaschak
The Fashion Club offers students the opportunity to enjoy fashion related
activities beyond the classroom. By taking trips and hearing from guest
speakers, the students of MSU now have the opportunity to explore the
many different facets of the fashion industry. This semester weve hosted
Sheryl Blasnik, a professional, freelance stylist, who taught us the steps
necessary to becoming a stylist. We also visited the Museum of the City
of NY, and with a guided tour our members learned about Valentina, a
historic American designer famous in her day. The Fashion Club has
made it much easier for students to develop a strong networking based
amongst our student body, faculty, and beyond the MSU campus.
Gotta Be Green is MSU's veiy own environmental organization. Our goals as an
organization is not only to raise awareness of environmental issues but also encourage
real tangible action in environmental issues from ourselves and the community. We
aim to do this by promoting "environmentally friendly" activities that are also a lot of
fun. Through the efforts of Gotta Be Green and the campus at large, we hope that
over time Montclair State University will become a renowned "Green Community."
Mother Nature is a Mad
Scientist! - Cosmo Kramer
President - James Nye
Vice-President - Leah Thiel
Treasurer - Leah Tepperman
Secretaiy - Carrie Hicks
didja know that...
"Going Green" means "Getting Dirty"
// Since Spring 2008, our Campus
Cleanups have cleaned up nearly
2,000 lbs of garbage from this
campus // Dr. Nicholas Smith-
Sebasto (Gotta Be Green's faculty
advisor) has composted over 53,000
lbs of food waste from the Student
Center and University Hall since
Helping Each Other and Redefining Tomorrow A Class II Organization
of the SGA, Inc.
The purpose of this organization is for students to come together and participate in
community service. H.E.A.R.T. is a pliilantliropic organization dedicated to improving
the lives of others. The members of this organization are committed to lielping the
young, the elderly, the troops, animals, and the environment. H.E.A.R.T. serves
numerous communities including Montlcair, Lodi, Jersey City, Newark, and Paterson.
didja know that...
Over the past 4 years H.E.A.R.T. has
made and sent hundreds of cards
and letters to terminally ill children
all over the country // In Fall 2008,
H.E.A.R.T. sponsored a ponytail
drive for "Pantene Pro-V's Beautiful
Length Campaign". Thanks to the
help of our dedicated volunteers, we
collected almost 50 ponytails to be
made into wigs for women with
cancer // Through co-sponsorships
with various MSU organizations,
H.E.A.R.T. was able to collect
enough food for a local food pantry
to replenish their food supply and
provide Thanksgiving dinners to
hundreds of families in Newark
President - Amanda Kucsera
Vice President - Maria Vicente
Secretary - Michelle Hagerty
Treasurer - Alissa Mahacleen
PR - Kelly Teegan
Historian - Melanie Simoes
didja know that...
Hillel helped Dr. Kogan promote the Jewish American
Studies Minor // Hillel was featured in MSU News for
one of our Shabbat Services //Hillel had a Holocaust
Sunivor during Holocaust Remembrance Week with
the help of our advisor David Sanders
A Class II Organization of the SGA, Inc.
Hillel strives to promote a united
Jewish community at Montclair
State University. We sei've as the
voice of that community, in
addition to providing religious and
social programming for the entire
campus, Jew and non-Jews.
President - Abraham Ades
Vice President - Jack Tawil
Secretary - Rebecca Horowitz
Treasurer - Evan Oberstein
General Membership Liaison - Zachaiy Ehlrich
Advisor - David Sanders
[oaquin Ortiz - President
Frank "Panda" Quinones - Vice President
Noel Cortes - Secretary
Kenny Medrano - Treasurer
Steven Mateo - Casique
Georgie De Lahoz - Social chair
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Our purpose is to educate the community about AIDS, provide cultural
value, and to help brothers and the community graduate from college.
<idja know that...
liU was the first Latino Frat to step. We hosted the biggest
'ep and Stroll Show in September with about 900 attendees
\ We celebrated our 25 year anniversary this semester for
lonarca // We participated in AIDS and Cancer research
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Class V Organization
of the SGA, Inc.
Excellence through Unity, Knowledge, and Dedication
didja know that...
Lambda Tan Omega was
founded in 1988 at
Montclair State College now
known as Montclair State
University // Lambda Tau
Omega is a Multicultural
Organization // The colors
of Lamda Tau Omega are
Royal Blue and Light Grey
President - Tiffany Perez
Vice President - Marisol Torres
Secretaiy - Diana Gil
Treasurer - Jalisa Smith
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didja know that...
We are the FIRST Latin Sorority in the Nation // Our Colors are
Burgundy and Grey // We were founded in 1975 at Kean University
The Purpose of
shall be the
Unity, Love and
and carry on
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A Class V Organization of the SGA, Inc
President - Disnalda Vargas
Vice President - Yashira Mojica
Secretary - Patricia Polanco
Treasurer - Yashira Mojica
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Gamers won Class
III of the year in
2008 // We hold
awesome prizes //
No other club plays
as much Apples to
Apples or Super
Smash Brothers as
Our Purpose Statement: To provide a safe and clean environment for students to
gather and participate in community games and activities. We will provide a central
point for the many Montclair students who enjoy gaming that they would not have
otherwise. We are be a community club, linking students with each other and
introducing people to others that share their hobbies and interests, allowing for a
richer and developed sense of community amongst the Montclair student body. We
also introduce new students to a fun, relaxing, and entertaining world that few get a
chance to experience otherwise
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didja know that...
2008-2009 is Tloe Montdarion's first year as an
independent newspaper. // Tlye Moutclarion
won Third Place in the General Excellence
Categoiy in the 2008 New Jersey Better
College Newspaper Contest. // Tlje
Montdarion won the 2008 College Press
Freedom Award presented by the Student
Press Law Center and Associated Collegiate
Press in Kansas City, Miss.
ditor in Chief: Bobby Melok
•fanaging Editor: Michael Campbell
.|roduction Editor: Eric Strickland
lusiness Manager: Aaron Kiedes
tews Editor: Kristie Cattafi
mature Editors: Peter Schaus & Colleen Porter
rts & Entertainment Editor: Jessica Lozak
'pinion Editor: Robert Buddy Aitken
ports Editor: Nelson DePasquale
pief Copy Editor: Christine Adamo
hoto Editors: Joseph Matthew McCullough & Sarah Stanley
raphics Editor: Sam Gherman
ditorial Cartoonist: Lou Cunningham g
Webmaster: James Carolan i
The Moiitclarioii is the weekly,
independent student newspaper of
Montclair State University. It strives to
report on campus news, arts, opinions
and sports. The Montdarion aims to
provide an outlet for young journalists to
hone their reporting skills and learn
about newspaper layout and design,
while building a clip book to show
I employers after graduation.
President - Frances Taveras
Vice President - Ruxy Cordero
Secretaiy - Leyshla Moscoso
Treasurer - Vanessa Rivera
The founders were five women determined to establish an organization in 1981 that
brouglit together not just women of the same bacl^ground, but all women. It was the:
limitless vision that enabled these determined women to break down the barriers am
build the bridges that connected women from all different parts of the world. Hence |
our motto "Mujeres Siempre Unidas," or "Women Always United. I|j
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didja know that...
Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc is the first Multicultural Sorority in the Nation
// Our Mascot is the fierce, strong, and independent Amazon Women // Mu
Sigma Upsilon has been proud to be a Stepping organization since 1981
didja know that...
For over 40 years the work of
the Newman Catholic Campus
Ministry has been present at
Montclair State University // We
help students to grow in their
lith through spiritual, social, and
semce events // This past year
the Newman Catholic Campus
/linistry experienced tremendous
growth, and we now have
almost 200 members
Newman Catholic Campus Ministry: We kneel before God
and can stand up against anything
llatthew Boyle '10 - President
telly Karcher '10 - Vice President
Veronica Haegele '11 - Treasurer
>helsea PuUion '11 - Recording Secretary
'ru Welch '10 - Corresponding Secretary
larry Muscat '11 - PR Director
i5rittany Tobjy '11 - Retreat Director
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HONTCLAIR STATE COLLEGE
didja know that... i'
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated
Kappa Epsilon Chapter helped create
the Greek Council at Montclair State // sj
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternitv' Inc. Kappa P
Epsilon Chapter was the first African-
American fraternity at MSU 1978-2009
// Phi Beta Sigma fraternity has a
graduation rate of 99-9 percent
President - Jacob J. Spann
Vice President - Kent Acquah-Abbiw
Treasurer - Jacob J. Spann
Secretary - Kent Acquah-Abbiw
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The brothers of Phi Beta Sigma are the Fraternity's most valuable resource and strength.
They are the primaiy means by which Phi Beta Sigma objective will be achieved. In Order
to accomplish the Fraternity's objectives, it is essential that systems are instituted that ^
effectively embody "Culture For Sei-vice and Service For Humanity" and promote .^^i
Brotherhood Scholarship, and Sei-vice. W%,
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Phi Beta Sigma fraternity Sigma's effectiveness, the Fraternity will:
-Strengthen and serve proactively, the Brotherhood, as a supportive resource that positively impacts the Fraternity';
grov^th and financial solvency.
-Reaffirm and maintain a strong commitment to Brotherhood. Scholarship and Service.
-Ensure that the Fraternity programs are focused and committed to serving humanity.
-Create an environment that respects the dignity' and worth of each brother.
-Exhibit integrity and ethical behavior in conducting the Fraternity's business, serving as a model for all Greek-letteij
-Maintain and improve the Fraternity's technological literacy in order to better ser\ice its members and the
community at large.
-Foster and nurture our constitutional bond with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
-Encoui'age a closer and mutually beneficial working relationship with fellow Greek-letter organizations, other
J5g community" service organizations, business and government.
-Select leaders who are committed and have demonstrated the abilit}' to "lead".
didja know that...
Dora Bloom Turtletaub, the founding president, resides in West Orange // Our flower
is the Golden Tea Rose and Colors are Cafe O Lait and Old Blue // In the movie
Legally Blonde, Elle Woods is a sister of Delta Nu sorority, but the real sorority
(mentioned in the movie) is Sigma Delta Tau // Cristy Carlson Romano, star of Even
Stevens and the voice of Kim Possible, is an active SigDelt at Colombia!
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President - Elisa Schwarl
Vice President - Christina Alamf
Vice President of Recruitment for Spring 2009 - Joanna Tn.igli'|4'a
Vice President of Scholarship - Julianne Warshan! j
Treasurer - Brittany Has ;
Secretaiy - Melissa Dressin' ]
Social Chair - Pherin Strai; "i
New Member Educator - Cayla Belnavj j
, Assitant New Member Educator - Jaclyn Ringc :
Panhellenic - Michelle Hu
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The purpose of Tri Sigma is to establish among its members
a perpetual bond of friendship,
to develop in them strong womanly character,
and to impress upon them high standards of conduct.
aclyn Harbeck- President
toseanne Colella- Vice President
aClielle Jones - Secretary
tonnie Kelly- Treasurer
isa Occhiolini- Recaiitment Director
Lshlee Agens- Education Director
J'ikki Titus- Panhellenic Representative
didja know that...
Sister Carrie Underwood was the winner of the 4th season
of American Idol // Linda Denham, the creator of the Care
Bears is a Tri Sigma Sister // The play atriums featured in
the movie Patch Adams were funded by Tri Sigma.
The purpose of STAND: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition is to raise awareness
about genocide and crimes against liumanity in Darfur, tlie Congo, Burma and
anywhere else they arise. The long-term goal of the national STAND organization,
which has chapters at over 600 colleges and high schools, is to create a standing
anti-genocide constituency ready to take political action whenever a crisis arises.
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didja know that...
STAND was chartered in the Spring of 2006. The first President
was Anianda Ahearn, who is now a Montclair grad student //
STAND has hosted a wide range of events, including concerts, art
displays, game tournaments, dances, movie nights, pizza parties,
open mic nights, and inter-faith dialogue meetings // The
executive board is united by their love of Rush, the Canadian
progressive rock band
President - Dan Moseson
Vice-President - Jimmy Nye
Treasurer - Nat Rusciani
Secretaiy - Katie Lynn Cook
Vice President-Carissa Basedow
Secretary- Cristina Teoderescu
Treasurer- Diana Delucia
Pledge Mistress- Charlene Peterson
Publicist- Kim Bariy
Social Chair- Lindsey DeMarco
Philanthropist- Kristie Marcinczyk
Alumni President- Lauren Walton
Ritual Officer- Jennifer Betchen
Rush Chair- Alyssa Rush
Recruitment Chair- Samantha Spera
A Class V Organization of the SGA, Inc.
didja know that...
Our mascot is the Panda // We are
the Greek Week Champions two
years in a row for both 2008 & 2009
// Our symbol is the white rose
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Theta Kappa Chi is a local sorority that was founded
in the Spring of 1985 in Montclair State College. Our
purpose is to help the underprivileged children of the
community through social and campus related projects
Kiystine Alma, Carissa Basedow, Lisa Kowitski, Allison
Rollman, Cristina Teoderescu, Rebecca Tesfaye, Lauren
Walton, Jen Betchen, Kristen Bradshaw, Jamie Fitzgerald,
Carla Kaminski, Kristie Marcinczyk, Charlene Peterson,
Fanny Yu, Linsdey De Marco, Kim Barry, Katya Bonilla,
Jenna DErasmo, Courtney Huff, Alyssa Rush, Sami Spera,
Grace Talia, Erin Granata, Amanda DeNorscio, Christie
Geiger, Tammy Garland, Rachel Blickle, Jessica Slattery,
Christina Keeney, Mariel Mrvichin, Allie Petmzziello, Casey
The purpose of Theta Xi is to provide a college home environment for its active
members in which fellowship and alumni guidance lead to wholesome mental,
moral, physical, and spiritual growth. To that end Theta Xi actively supports and
augments college and community efforts to make individual members more mature anc
chapter groups more useful units of society. Through its alumni and undergraduate
leadership Theta Xi endeavors to assist each member to develop intellectual curiosity
that assures the highest scholarship rating consistent with his ability, habits that lead tc
better mental and physical health, sincerity in his association with others and
confidence in himself, responsibility to chapter, college, community, and country,
leadership that comes from practicing the principles of democratic self-government,
interests and activities outside regular scholastic studies that employ spare time to
advantage, and spiritual understanding that provides a reservoir of strength to draw
upon when faced with conditions beyond comprehension.
didja know that.
We are the only Fraternity to be founded during the Civil War // Locally, we have veiy involve
members in the Student Government Association including the upcoming President, a member as th'
Student Representative to the Board of Trustees of the University, President of the Village Hall Counci!
Community Assistants, as well as members on RecBoard, and the WMSC radio // Aside from aidinj
our National Philanthropies: The Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Habitat for Humanity, we have alsj
actively participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's "Light the Night" Walk, and have annu;'
drives to donate clothes and food to local shelters and organizations for those less fortunate
A Class II Organization of the SGA, Inc.
Unified Asian American Student Organization
didja know that...
UAASO was founded in 2002 // In
just a few years, UAASO has
continued to grow with members of
different nationalities such as Filipino,
Chinese, Korean, and Japanese, just to
name a few // Culture, dance, and
food are fused together to create the
many events UAASO has to offer to its
members as well as the entire MSU
Unified Asian American Student Organization aims to unify all of Montclair State
Universitys Asian American students as well as make people aware of different Asian
President - Alexandra Grace Pamiloza
Vice President - Clarisse Madarang
Secretary/Website Manager - Cathy Ngo
Treasurer - Alex Chen
Programming Chair - Miki Takao
Public Relations Chair - Krenzy Vergara
Fundraising Chair - Roy Venturina
Dance Chair - Kara Cabangon
Culture Chair - Yi-Ying Yu
Community Service Chair - Reynaldo Platon
Historian - Michelle Rae Cartagena
CHOSEN CLASS II ORGANIZATION
OF THE YEAR BY THE SGA!!!
President - David Gisonno
Vice Pres. - Rosalie Martinsen
Treasurer - Codetta Peterson
Secretary' - Francisco Alarco
The purpose of this organization
is for members to mutually assist
each other, adapt to college life,
and encourage community
activities u^ith agencies that
provide sei'vices for our
members, and liaison with other
didja know that...
Montclair State University Veterans Association is apart of tlie Student
Veterans of Americas coalition that advocates on behalf of student veterans
at the local, stat, and national level // The membership of the Veterans
Association includes both student and faculty veterans // The Montclair State
University Veterans Association brings veterans together, supporting each
other, supporting our troops, and homeless veterans in our community.
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Class n Organizations:
Arabic Student Organization
Financial Management and Economic Society
Human Relations Leadership Development Association
Muslim Student Association
Native African Student Organization
Class in Organizations:
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
Chinese Student Association
Democrats of America
der Deutsche Studentenclub
Film Makers Club
Hellenic Student Organization
Industrial Design Society of America
International Business Society
Justice Studies Club
Korean- American Student Association
Keep a Child Alive
Le Cercle Francais
MSU College Republicans
MSU Choral Directors Association
MSU Cricket Club
MSU Dietetic Organization
MSU Ultimate Disc
MSU Wrestling Club
Music Therapy Student Organization
Pagan Student Union
Political Science & Law Club
REAL (Red Hawks Enjoying and Authentic Lifestyle)
Red Hawk Paintball
Rhythm Nation Dance Club
Service for Peace
Ski & Snowboard Club t
Students Against Violence
Students for Progressive Change
VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood
Class V Organizations:
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Chi Upsilon Sigma
Delta Phi Epsilon
Delta Sigma Theta
Delta Xi Delta
Omega Phi Chi
Sigma Delta Phi
Sigma Gamma Rho
Zeta Phi Beta
Iota Phi Beta
Iota Phi Theta
Kappa Alpha Psi
Lambda Theta Phi
Lambda Upsilon Lambda
Omega Psi Phi
Psi Sigma Phi
Pi Kappa Alpha
Tau Kappa Epsilon '
Tau Phi Beta ..;,,„
Alpha Kappa Psi
Phi Sigma Pi
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Ronald F. Chicken
Vice President 2008-2009
Treasurer Fall 2008
Treasurer Spring 2009
SGA Inaugural Ball
Outaomg President Ronald F. Chicken, Incoming President Jonathan Preciado, Outgoing Vice President Biyan
Fucetola, Incoming Vice President Michael Santo Morano, Outgoing Treasurer Michelle Tomaszewski, Incoming
Treasurer Arun Bhambri, Outgoing Secretary Amy Brooks, Incoming Secretaiy Danielle Fucetola,
Incoming Board of Tmstee Representative Louis Castano
Joseph J. Specchio (a.k.a. The Law)
was awarded Attorney General of the
Decade, being the 2nd three-term
Attorney General in the past 75 years
of SGA history.
The Indian Culture Club was awarded Class One Organization of the Ye|. ^t
Ml ' "i"i''"'f i|"i'
Vice President Bryan Fucetola presented Michael
Melvin with the Legislator of the Year Award,
President Ronald F. Chicken presented Chris Ruli with
the Cabinet Member of the Year Award.
^e Unified Asian American Student Organization was awarded
llass II Organization of the Year.
liolh Dr. Susan A. Cole, President of MSU
and Ronald F. Chicken, President of the SGA,
were awarded a spot in the SGA's Hall of
Fame. The Hall of Fame is reserved for
individuals who have made a tremendous
impact towards the campus community. As
the Student Government Association is a
representation of Montclair States student
voice, it is pertinent to highlight influential
leaders who have had great influence in
improving upon Montclair State, our home.
SGA Inaugural Bal .
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We&^&me W^ the Red Haivh SB!e:
100 Vear^ &if New Term Pride
"We have become not a melting
pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different
beliefs, different yearnings,
different hopes, different
-Jimmy Carter ,
"Diversity is not about how we
differ. Diversity is about
embracing one another's
By Ian M. Honauer
With over 30 Fraternities and Sororities on the
Campus of Montclair State, it easy to say that
there is something here for everyone. Greeks
provide the most on campus events for students,
and I hope throughout the years of attending
MSU you were able to enjoy some remarkable
programming. One of the most anticipated
weeks of the year is Greek Week, a full week of
events where Greeks have friendly competitions
to see who can come out on top. The most
loved and attended event of Greek Week has to
be the talent show, which has grown so much
that it was held in the Memorial Auditorium.
This years winners. Delta Chi and Theta Kappa
Chi, put on jaw dropping performances, and
also helped seal them in to win the rest of Greek
Week as well. Some other events included
football throw, Mike and Ike scooters, soda
chug, a scavenger hunt as well as multiple
running events. Many of the Multi-Cultural
Greek fraternities and sororities amaze the
campus with their step shows showing their
cultural roots. Many of these events pull in a lot
of on-lookers because of the complexity and
perfect synchronization of the Greek members.
If you were not a part of Greek Life, I hope that
at least we were here to help make your
experience at MSU that much better.
Congratulations Class of 2009!
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By Glenn G. Lucchi
Its three in the morning. You wake up in a cold sweat, your mouth craving
for the sweet taste of a vanilla milkshake and chocolate chip pancakes. But its
three in the morning, everywhere is closed. Youre doomed. Suddenly, you
remember that the Red Hawk Diner is open 24/7! Your craving will go
unsatisfied no longer. This 24/7 service is a convenience not conmion to
many other places. The Red Hawk Diner is almost always available with good
food and good service (and amazing milkshakes) to suit your needs. Maybe
youre pulling an all-nighter cramming for your big modem physics fijial and
youre craving some pizza, the Rathskeller is open late.
Through the care of Sodexo and the communication channels to the students
opened by the Sodexo food board committee of the SGA, improvements are
being made throughout the campus. The dining halls have now launched a
campaign to let students know they will work for them if the students have
reasonable requests. Peanut butter has been added to Cafe Diem, spice racks
added to Freeman and Blanton dining halls, all to better the experience and
convenience of the students. The diversity of the student dining experience
on campus is great. You can get sushi and pizza within two minutes of each
other. Freeman and Blanton change their menus daily, and the Red Hawk
Diner will always be happy to offer their varied menu.
No man Avas
If you knew how
much w^ork went
ito it, you wouldn't
call it genius.
rhe more that you
read, the more
things you 'will
how. The more that
ou learn, the more
places you'll go.
'tie important thing
f is not to stop
(iriosity has its ow^n
eason for existing.
<ne cannot help but
•e in awe w^hen he
eternity, of life, of
tructure of reality,
t is enough if one
tries merely to
omprehend a little
c this mystery every
day. Never lose a
inside the classroom
There are more men
ennobled by study
than by nature.
stud-y-ing (verb) - to apply oneself to the acquisition
of knowledge, as by reading, investigation, or practice.
Get over the idea that only
children should spend their
time in study. Be a student so
long as you still have
something to learn, and this J
will mean all your life. 1
Henry L. Doherty
If a man insisted always
on being serious, and
never allowed himself a
bit of fun and relaxation,
he would go mad or
become unstable without
Sometimes the cure for
restlessness is rest.
Friendship, just the perfect blendshlp.
lasting relationships made at Montclair State
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2008-2009 Production Season
Crazy for You
Hooking Up: Two Evenings of Short Plays
All in the Timing
Four Short Musicals
Our self-expression is meant to be a manifestation of the silence of our hearts.-Matthew Foj
r s e I f .
Written By Candace Quinn, Geology Major
Montclair State University has started to adopt the
going green philosophy that has caused the world to
re-evaluate the human impact on our planet. Last
year, MSU signed a Memorandum of Understanding
with the EPA creating a symbiotic relationship
between the two institutions. According to this
memorandum, Montclair is committed to addressing
environmental issues within its community
Behind University Hall, you can find an aerobic
compost machine, run by Dr. Nicholas Smith-
Sebasto and students of the on-campus organization
Gotta Be Green, which processes food waste from the
Student Center and University Hall turning it into
rich soil used for landscaping throughout campus. In
2004, MSU began a recycling program that has since
been competitive in the EPAs Recycle Mania
competition, and includes mixed fiber and bottles
and cans with receptacles in every building, including
MSU has also committed to buying green products
including cleaning products and 100% recycled
office paper. A contract with a computer and
electronics recycling company ensures that all
Electronic and hazardous waste is properly disposed.
Furthermore, MSU utilizes a Cogeneration Plant to
light and regulate temperatures of campus buildings
and a Photovoltaic Array atop Finely Hall that
contributes no cost electricity to the building. Lastly,
Montclair offers discounted parking tickets to hybrid
and clean fuel vehicles and runs its shuttle buses on
clean low-sulfur diesel. Despite all this, there seems
to an air of apathy among most students and the
university. So get up and get involved — its never too
late to make a difference!
"To waste, to destro^
our natural resources, tc
skin and exhaust the
land instead of using it
so as to increase its
usefulness, will result ir
undermining in the day
of our children the vet)
prosperity which we
ought by right to hand
down to them amplifie(
a r a c
aidents participating in The Washington Center's Presidential Inauguration academic seminar
ci the new presidential administration and the impact of the media on American politics.
in loving memory of
November 8th, 1988 - March l6th, 2009
M n^er forget the first time U scr^ %ate. Ut yvas our freshman year at inteMesvsfor the -Embassador program \ '
Vphere 'Vpe met ^^he yuali^d into the room late, ('Vchich -7 later discoloered 'Was so unlike her), because she had been at an
ititefloieV!) for another program on campus ("Which 7 later discolpered veas so like her). %ate and U didnt begin our tJ
friendship untU a year after our first encounter. U had heard of %gte this cool, athletic, seemingly peifect girl We \ •■. '
'Were scheduled for the same office hours that semester, and little did U kjio'W 'What kind of a year that scheduling 'Would ^
bring. %gte had such an impact on my life that year that U cannot begin to describe the ripples she created. %ate "Was
one of those rare people you meet 'Where, you knova you can ntoer be as 'Wondeiful as they are, but in the attempt, you \
become a better person. %ate made me 'Want to be a better person around her, atid J am a better person hd))ing Iqio'Wn'*
%ate "JQite and 7, in our brief but true fiiendship, relied on each other for support, guidance, and confidence %gte
'Would say, zfhCeg, U need to tell you stories, and that is 'When U "Would kjio'W that she needed some sort of advice Un if
looking back, 7 halpe no idea 'What kind of adlp ice U could hal)e possibly ghen her, for she 'Was so much 'Wiser than U. l>
often "Would think ^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^ could possibly help her "With. ^hQw, U understand. U "Was not meant to help %ate;
%ate "Was meant to help me ^te vpas in my life to teach me ho"W to be better zAn old pr6\>erb reminds me, 'Perhaps t
they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven "Where the lo^e of our lost ones pours through and shines do"Wn upon m «
to let us kno'W they are happy. U am no"W a better student, daughter, friend, "Worker, and person thanks to the lessons v
%gte taught me. ^he 'Was a model that toery student of -Jhtontclair (§tate University should aspire to be like. %gte ' '%
follo"Wed ^ery ambition 'With one hundred percent enetgy. -lA community assistant, student ambassador, strong athlete, %
flawless student, and loVing friend, she had an olperwhelming effect on other students 7n dr'toing do"Wn the turnpike on • I
day after an tpcnt %gte and U "Would hdVe attended together, U thought about %ate a lot U said a prayer, and then ■
looked off to the hori^n andscrw one of the most beautiful sunsets U had toer seen, and U kl^ew she "Was there, listening
helping, and guiding me, as she had done all along. %gte %cssell, in life and in memory, remains a gift to her family
friends, professors, and her school, and 'We shall al"Ways remember the footprints she has left behind.
Written by: ^J)(Cegan Thompson
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Our Dear Alma Mater
Beneath the Jersey skies so blue,
in Montclairs mountain to^vn.
There stands our College, tried and true
and growing in renown.
We love thy campus, love thy halls,
and oft to thee we raise, with loyal lips
and loyal hearts united songs of praise.
All hail, all hail Montclair,
to thee our voices raise.
Alma Mater, dear Montclair,
our undying hymn of praise.
There are Stones to he Moved.
I stopped for just a moment and wondered if it would kill me:
moving that really big stone in Chester Park where I jog.
It watches me bend my path around it.
I swear it glows orange and has an obsidian shadow.
What put this rock here? Why here?
Who made the jogging path go around this five-foot tall rock?
It would be so easy to go around it.
But move it?
What's the worst that could happen?
Lose a leg, cardiac arrest maybe . . .
My veins could have pumped rocket fuel to my thighs and that stone would not
I sweat for an hour pushing with my back, pushing with my shoulders, pushing
with my legs.
I thought the stone won. It had remained perfectly still after all.
I knew I couldn't move that stone,
but the stone did move - it changed.
And now . . .
now I sneak into construction sites.
I move hundred pound stones a few feet.
I roll ones that weigh several hundred pounds.
I can even wedge and push over thousand pound stones with crow bars and
When I jog around that first stone, I imagine it wants to move like I do.
Ever wonder what would be the heaviest thing you could move?
Ever wonder if you'll be happy not knowing?
Ever wonder what you'd say if someone yelled, "Why are you moving that stone?'
I can only say what I said to them:
"Why arent you?"
Zach Lichtmann was bom in New Jersey where his family fostered his exposure to the
arts and sciences with great enthusiasm. He earned his BA in English from Penn State
University (2006) and Certification in Secondary Education from Arcadia University
(2007). He teaches English in New Jersey's public schools. He has been published in
Penn State's Kalliope and one of New Jersey's premier poetiy magazines The Edison
Literary Review. He hopes the content of his poems in the yearbook, written
especially with Montclair State University students in heart and mind, and dubbed
"The Montclair Series", will invoke conversation about the topics and philosophical
notions therein. He sends his sincere congratulations to the class of 2009.
a letter from
Dear Friends, Classmates, Class of 2009,
What a monumental accomplishment! Prepare to embark upon a
new chapter in this journey of life. One chapter of our lives is
coming to a close, as the next one is awaiting to be written.
There is a whirlwind of emotions stirring within each of us:
many of you are ecstatic to be finally graduating college, some of
you may be nervous when thinking about the future. All of us,
however, have been shaped in such a way that who we were
when we came into school is not the same person who is
walking out. We will be advancing to the next chapter of our
lives with true life experiences. One piece of advice I would like
to offer, whether you will be a CEO of a muki-million dollar
company, or whether you will be a teacher, or starring on
Broadway let us always remember our Red Hawk Country roots
here at Montclair State University.
Through the good times and bad, Montclair State has always fek
like home to me. I feel like I truly made the most of my campus
experience on a number of levels by getting involved with the
Student Government, by making an effort to have my professors
and administrators know me by name, and quintessentially,
attempting to leave my mark here at Montclair State. Growing
up, I have always been very concerned with getting high grades
and doing top-notch in school. However, as the years
progressed, I have come to realize - as the German poet Goethe
once wrote so nicely. Things that matter most must never be at
the mercy of things that matter least. Sure, I still strive in getting
my As, but Ive realized that the college experience is not just
inside the classroom, but with the people we meet, the places we
go, and the experiences we encounter. The connections we have
made at Montclair State, we will be able to take with us for the
rest of our lives. Our past surely influences our future, so take
whatever you can take whatever matters the most into this next
chapter of life. Congratulations graduates. You truly have
something to be proud of! I wish each of you a beautiful life and
a wonderful future!!!
Michelle Tomaszewski, Editor-in-Chief 2008-2009
B.A. in Humanities, Double Minor in Classics & Religious Studies
onk you. grados. dziekuje. obiigado. ta.
La Campana would like to extend a special thank you to the
following people for their help, assistance, encouragement and
support in the publication of Montclair State's 2009 yearbook:
President Susan A. Cole, Vice President Dr. Pennington,
Dean Rose Mary Howell, Dean Coleman-Carter, Dean Harris,
Dean Fatima deCai-valho, Rick Brown, and Gary Rideout
Professional Photographers: Mike Peters, our university photographer,
and contributing photographer Ronald G. Chicken
Jim Carroll and the photographers at Lors Studio
The Student Government Association of Montclair State University, Inc,
SGA President Ronald F. Chicken, Vice President Bryan Fucetola,
Secretary Amy Brooks, 2008 Treasurer Michael Dengelegi, Attorney
General Joe "the Law" Specchio, President Pro Tempore Ross "the Boss"
Fox, President-elect Jon Preciado, Vice President-elect Mike Morano,
Secretary-elect Danielle Fucetola, Treasurer-elect Arun Bhambri, Betty
DeRose and Pamela Mitchell
The Student Board of Trustee Representatives Heather McCarty, Ian
Honauer, and BOT-elect Louis Castano
Zach Lichtmann, an inspiring poet
Mike Scala and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Scott
Bernstein, Liz Collins, Jonathan Frederick and the Department of
Contributors: Peggy Thompson, Nicole Drag, Vaughn McEnough,
Frances Taveras, Roland Bussiere, Danielle Mullins, David Thorn, Erin
Partyka, George De Lahoz, Veronica O'Brien, Nathaniel "Justice" Liberty,
Glenn Lucchi, and the fabulous Candace Quinn
itios tM am. tDck efhoristo. a^^
Qsonte. sposibo. merci. grozie. donke. tokk.
Jostens Printing and Publishing Division, which is located in
State College, Pennsylvania, printed the 2009 edition of La
Catnpana, the yearbook ofMontclair State University. The
yearbook has a custom embossed cover with a custom die on
Firebrand 497 material wrapped around a 150 pt binders
board. There were 3, 000 copies printed of the 2009 yearbook
with 232 pages in each book.
With our sincerest appreciation and gratefulness - thank you a million
times over to Tim McGovern, our Jostens Yearbook Representative. His
patience, hard work, dedication and assistance in helping La Campana
complete not just one - but two yearbooks this year are truly
appreciated. Tim's support and hands-on involvement have been
absolutely beneficial in encouraging La Campana in attaining its goal.
Here's to you, Tim - and here's to a fantastic book!!!
Thank you, Thank you to - Gieselle Birch [[Special Assistant to the
Treasurer]], Krystal "Rock Star" Woolston, Andrea Khan, Stephen DeRose,
Gina Persico, Christine Kadets, Vanessa Adames, Sarah Metelsky, Mike
Consoli, Jen Frank, John Fratella, Lee Michael Holland, Catherine
Wisniewski, Bridgette Frank, Chris Ruli, Payal Mehta, Pooja Patel, Jimmy
Nye [[Gold Star Awardee!]] Asanasyous Zakhra and Joann Tomaszewski
(omsQ homnida. hvda Qiigato. xie xie. \
(^ Barack Obama makes history
as the first African-American to
wiR.the presidency of the United
fes. The former Illinois senator
^^Mises an era of change that
g ; captures the imagination of
3 ; voters nationwide.
^ Obama 365
^ McCain 173
In January 2009, president-elect Obama M
attends the ultimate power lunch in the White
House, meeting and getting advice from
President Bush as well as former Presidents
George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.
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(a) Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th president
^^ of the United States before millions in Washington,
D.C. Obama's inaugural address calls for a
"new era of responsibility" in the face of economic
decline and a pledge to choose "hope over fear."
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Many retailers are forced to file for
bankruptcy or go out of business after
being unable to rebound from the fiarsh
econonny and a very disappointing fourth)
quarter of 2008.
^ j^ T fi jJV) American swimmer IVIicliael Phelps
* * . , ^^ \\ ♦'• mal<es Olympic history with eight gold
JtS ^ W^ *• medals. Phelps sets three world records
I his five individual wins.
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The Chinese gymnasts take the team
title, but Americans Shawn Johnson
(floor exercise) and Nastia Liukin
(all-around) take individual gold i^H
medals for the U.S. _ ^\i ^ ^
Heisman Trophy winnerj
Sam Bradford I
Stephenie Meyer's runaway
best-seller, Twilight, becomes
a hit movie starring Robert
Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
as Edward and Bella.
Slumdog l\/lillionaire. a surprise entry
from India about teen life in Mumbai,
and Brad Pitt's The Curious Case of
Benjamin Button, about a man who ages
backwards, monopolize Academy Award
nominations with a combined total of 23.
MJ MTV spins off the reality show
I The Hills, foilowing Laguna
I Beach star Lauren Conrad and
I her friends to Los Angeles.
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