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Message from the Alumni Director

We are excited to unveil a new design for our alumni newsletter this month.  Newsletters will now be bi-monthly and more streamlined, thanks to the work of our Communications Committee and staff.  Let us know what you think and join our next meeting March 10 if you’d like to provide feedback on other alumni communications.

Alumni News

Scott Schober ’92, a nationally recognized cyber security expert, has published Hacked Again and will hold a book signing at the Kean University Barnes & Noble bookstore on Tuesday, Feb. 23. 

Read more Alumni News.

On-Campus News

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, students gathered in the D’Angola gymnasium for a commemoration of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his visit to the Kean campus 55 years ago.
Read more On-Campus News.

Alumni Events
Spain Travel Seminar 
Tuesday, March 1
6:30 p.m. 
Ruth Horowitz Alumni House 
215 North Ave
Hillside, NJ 07205
Stop by to learn more! Please RSVP to 908-737-2586 or
Cultural Events
The Bauer-Boucher Kean Student/Alumni Reading - Stage Reading
Thursday, March 3
3:20 p.m.
Miron Student Center Little Theatre
Campus Events
American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Friday, April 1
8:00 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Harwood Arena, Main Campus, Union, NJ
In Memoriam
Martin Buchner '42, retired furniture designer and Kean University professor, died one week apart from his wife of 73 years, Myra Buchner,  in Sebastopol, California. Services have been held.
Additional Info
Required Notification Regarding NCAA Sanctions 
Pursuant to the terms of its probation with the NCAA, Kean has been required to post the following statement in the alumni newsletter: 
On April 19, 2012, the NCAA Committee on Infractions issued a report that concluded more than a year of cooperative work between Kean University and NCAA enforcement staff aimed at correcting rules compliance issues related, in large part, to the management of the women’s basketball team at the University.
The NCAA Committee on Infractions directed the University to inform prospective student-athletes in the sport of women’s basketball of the violations that occurred and that the institution is on probation for four (4) years (through April 16, 2016). The infractions included problems with a foreign tour taken by the women’s basketball team in the summer of 2010. Although an otherwise legitimate academic course was made available to the women on the trip, it was improperly organized and resulted in extra benefits under NCAA rules for the course and for financial aid received by some of the student-athletes involved. Also, a short-term grade change in one course for a women’s basketball student-athlete was handled improperly and resulted in an extra benefit. Further, on a team trip during the 2011-12 academic year (while the investigation was ongoing) the former head coach provided two women’s basketball student-athletes with improper “loans” to allow them to be involved in activities with other team members. For her role in all of these problems, the former head coach was found to have failed to “promote an atmosphere for compliance” and received a four-year penalty. All of these violations were acknowledged by the University, and the coach had been relieved of her duties prior to the University’s appearance before the Committee.
In regard to the four-year period of probation, its significance is that the University will be filing reports with the NCAA during the period to affirm its compliance with all applicable rules and to explain its educational and monitoring efforts. Being “on probation” does not carry any other sanctions or impose restrictions on the activities of the women’s basketball team or its student-athletes.  


Alumni Events
● Spain Travel Seminar
Student Engagement Committee Meeting
Communications Committee Meeting
All Alumni Networking Hour
Past Events

100 Days until Graduation
Mentoring Kick-off

Cultural Events

Kean Stage
Premiere Stage
Human Rights Institute
Liberty Hall

Campus Events
American Cancer Society Relay for Life

About Us
The Kean University Alumni Association's purpose is to promote the growth, status, and mission of the University; to act as a liaison between the alumni and the University community; and to develop alumni services as a means of encouraging alumni to maintain a continuing relationship with the University, its students, programs, and events. The mission of the Alumni Association is to foster alumni loyalty, involvement, and support.

Featured Benefit
Alumni receive discounted rates to Kean Stage and athletic events. To receive your discount at the Box Office, simply let your attendant know you are an alumnus; to receive a discount when ordering tickets online, select the “Senior/Alumni” option under type. Be sure to bring your alumni ID!

Did you know?
Did you know Martin Luther King, Jr. made a historic visit to the Kean campus, then known as Newark State Teacher’s College on February 9, 1961?

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