Kean University ALUMNI
May 25, 2017
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Message from the Alumni Director

May is a time of growth and rejuvenation, and also a time for hellos and goodbyes.  While we welcome our 3,000 newest alumni who crossed the stage to receive their Kean diploma, our graduates are also bidding farewell to their time at Kean as they look forward to the next step of their journey.  We welcomed back to campus alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago, while we also mourned the passing of Kean’s first alumni director and recent Distinguished Alumni inductee, Caroline Jolly ’70 ’93 MPA. Many of the annual programs that we might take for granted these days were created under her tenure as she cultivated the early seeds of the Office of Alumni Relations.  While we bid goodbye to the academic year, we hope to welcome back many alumni from our last decade to the Recent Alumni Reunion on June 9. As we rejuvenate and plan for the next academic year – we welcome your input as always on how to best help you stay engaged with Kean.

Alumni News
David Lewis ’16, a fourth-generation Irish-American, was inspired to create the Kean Hurling Club in 2014 after witnessing the "passion, pride and community" of spectators and the "amazing feats of athleticism for the love of the game" at a Gaelic Football game in Ireland.

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Alumni Events
50 plus reunion

Kean Alumni Online Networking
Thursday, June 1
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Don't miss out on this chance to chat with alumni from all around the world! Share your experiences, exchange career tips and build your professional network -- all online, from any device.

Cultural Events

1980 (Or Why I’m Voting for John Anderson)
Permiere Stages
Murphy Dunn Theatre
June 16 – 18 

Complimentary staged reading: In a country hungry for a new voice, an inspiring, independent contender emerges for the role of president. Four very different (and slightly lost) campaign workers advocate tirelessly for their long-shot candidate, convinced he can change their country and their lives.

On-Campus News

Kean Ocean Mentoring Program Provides Bright Futures

The Kean Ocean Mentoring Program concluded with its last session on May 2. The goal was to expand the mentoring program that first started at Kean University's main campus in Union in Spring 2016.

Read more On-Campus News.

Campus Events

Brothers in Arms: Memories of the Great War
Liberty Hall
Tours: Tuesday – Saturday
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the hour
Alumni discount rate: $10

Liberty Hall Museum will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I with an exhibit in which the museum will look at the service of Captain John Kean, his brother Congressman, Robert W. Kean, as well as their three Roosevelt cousins, George, John and Philip. The exhibit, uses firsthand accounts from their letters and postcards sent home, as well as photographs and personal objects to depict the era. This will allow visitors to walk in their footsteps as they were sent off to basic training in 1917, to fighting overseas on the front lines of Europe in 1917-18, to their return home in 1919. The collection at Liberty Hall Museum contains over 300 letters from John and Robert as well as their uniforms, military handbooks, maps, pictures and commemorative pins, all of which will be on display in the exhibit.

Kean Foundation
 All aboard – registration is closing!
The much-anticipated annual Kean Gala on the Hudson River is Thursday, June 15! For more information and to purchase your special alumni tickets to the event before registration closes, please see

Alumni Events

Kean Alumni Online Networking
Thurs., June 1
● Kean Recent Alumni Reunion
Fri., June 9
Speech-Language Pathology Alumni Picnic
Wed., June 21

Past Events

50 Plus Reunion

Cultural Events

● Kean Stage
● Premiere Stages
● Galleries
● Human Rights Institute
● Liberty Hall

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18,800 people attended undergraduate commencement to celebrate nearly 3,000 graduates!

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