Kean University ALUMNI
                                     January 2016


Happy New Year!  Provided that you did not win the Powerball, you might be thinking about career growth or new opportunities for the coming year.  If you haven’t been to the website recently, be sure to check out our new career offerings.

We have created new partnerships to benefit you with resume creation and editing through Talent, Inc.  We negotiated a discounted rate for you to track your job search through Jobtreks.  Lastly, we found local alumni who do career coaching and resume review who have offered to provide a complimentary initial meeting and evaluation.

Of course, you always have access to career services for life through Career Development on campus, where you can schedule an appointment for document review or interview practice.

Lastly, volunteering is a great way to boost your resume and provide real-life experience to share in interviews.  Get involved with our alumni committees.  Our next committee meeting dates are: February 11 - Communications Committee and February 18 – Alumni Leadership Initiative Committee.

Best wishes for 2016!


Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU), Kean University’s English-speaking campus in China, was recognized as the Most Influential Sino-foreign Cooperative University at the Xinhua Education Forum-Voice of Education conference in Beijing on Dec. 4, 2015. The partnership between Kean University in New Jersey and Wenzhou University in Zhejiang Province, China, WKU opened in 2012 and has since grown to more than 1500 undergraduate students. Read more

Kean University’s Conservatory of Music and Community Access Unlimited partnered to host a collaborative community concert, themed “We’re All in this Together,” on January 7. The concert featured 30 adults with disabilities who are members of Community Access Unlimited (CAU) and attend the agency's Academy of Continuing Education (ACE), 35 Kean University music students and alumni and a choir of more than 90 students from the Roselle School district. Read More.

William F. Loehning '70, an alumnus of Kean University and a retired executive vice president at Fidelity Investments, donated $250,000 to Kean to underwrite the Conference Center in the Green Lane Academic Building. The conference center will be dedicated in his name at a ceremony later this semester.  Read more.

In collaboration with Kean University, the Boy Scouts of America hosted its inaugural STEM University for Boy Scouts from across northern and central New Jersey.  The Scouts participated in a day of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-related activities at the STEM building of the Kean University campus in Union, on Dec. 12. Read more

Kean University ranked No. 59 among the "Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics” survey for total bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics. Read more.


Frank Cuesta ’76 ’87 MA, city councilman-at-large and Elizabeth's Democratic chairman, was hired as Elizabeth acting assistant superintendent for human resources. Read more.   

TMZ "street journalist" and Kean alumnus Adam Glyn '06, a born-and-bred New Jerseysan from Union, is hosting a new TMZ-produced celebrity game show called South of Wilshire.Read more.

Two Kean alums, Tim Root '96, ATC, and Mark Blevins '07, a physical education teacher, saved the life of a student-athlete at Edison High School. Read more.  

Joan Barry McCormick ’99 MPA, an experienced fundraising professional with an impressive track record in higher education, has been named vice president for Institutional Advancement at Pratt Institute. Read more

Lorraine Lang ’90, a resident of Morganville, N.J., has been named partner at the certified public accounting firm of Bernicker, Eiger & Company, CPA, LLC. She has been an associate with Bernicker, Eiger & Company for more than 15 years and works with small and medium-sized businesses and individuals.

Jay Eitner ’04 MA, Waterford Township School District Superintendent, was named the 2015 Educator ’s Voice National Superintendent of the Year and a 2016 National Educator To Watch.

Communications Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 11
Ruth Horowitz Alumni House
East Campus 215 North Ave, Hillside, NJ

Business Alumni Online Networking Hour

Tuesday, February 16
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Connect with fellow Kean College of Business & Public Management alumni from your city and around the world! Join fellow participants to share your experiences, exchange career tips, and build your professional network -- all online! 

ALI Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 18
Ruth Horowitz Alumni House
East Campus 215 North Ave, Hillside, NJ

Did you resolve to get more involved in 2016? Build your skills and network with other alumni at this upcoming Alumni Association committee meeting! The Alumni Leadership Initiative (ALI) is focused on developing Kean alumni professionally through workshops, mentoring, networking, and other opportunities. Please RSVP for this meeting at


The Human Rights Institute's Human Rights Book Club Meeting

Wednesday, January 27
6:30 p.m. 
Kean Barnes & Nobles Bookstore, Green Lane Building 
More Information

Union County Blood Drive

Thursday, January 28
11:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Miron Student Center Atrium


*Note: Alumni with a valid Kean alumni photo ID are eligible to receive a discounted rate for Kean Stage performances.

Ground Surge: Communities Rising (photography exhibition)

January 25 - March 25
Human Rights Institute Gallery

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Ground Surge: Communities Rising, an exhibition of photojournalist and advocate Syd London’s gritty documentary works, will premier at the Human Rights Institute Gallery at Kean University. The photos reveal harsh realities as communities and individuals fight against generations of repression to heal and reclaim their inherent human rights.  An opening reception with the artist and special guests will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Human Rights Institute Gallery on Kean University’s Union campus. In addition, a series of free campus events centered around London's Ground Surge exhibition, including a four-part book club series, panel discussion and workshop, will be held throughout the spring semester. The gallery, opening reception and all related events are free and open to the community.

*TAO: Seventeen Samurai

Saturday, January 30
7:30 p.m.
Wilkins Theatre

I Wish — Film Screening

Sunday, January 31
3:00 p.m.
STEM Auditorium

*The Polish Baltic Philarmonic Orchestra

Saturday, February 6
7:30 p.m.
Enlow Hall

We are the Best! - Film Screening

Sunday, February 7
3:00 p.m.
STEM Auditorium

The Other Son - Film Screening

Sunday, February 14
3:00 p.m.
STEM Auditorium

*Julius Caesar

February 19 - 27
Wilkins Theatre

Charting the conspiracy to murder Caesar and the power struggle that follows after his death, Julius Caesar asks us to examine such themes as friendship, power, gender, manipulation, and love. Read more.

*Meshell Ndegeocello

Sunday, February 21
3:00 p.m.
Enlow Hall

Emmanuel's Gift - Film Screening

Sunday, February 28
3:00 p.m.
STEM Auditorium


Toys Through Time: The History of American Fun
Ongoing Exhibit
Special Alumni Rate: $8* 

Move Night for Members
Saturday, February 6

Frozen Ball
Saturday, February 6
Saturday, February 27

My Little Man & Me: Valentine's Day Party!
Sunday, February 7

Downton Abbey Luncheon
Saturday, February 20

History Happy Hour: Dinner, Manners & Gossip...oh my!
Thursday, February 25
Special Aluni Rate: $20*

* Please mention that you saw the discounted alumni rate in the Kean University Alumni News. 

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