The 33rd annual Many Are One alumni awards gala will bring together more than 350 alumni, parents, faculty, administrators, students and friends to recognize graduates who represent the best of the Seton Hall family and celebrate what great minds can do. The gala takes place on Saturday, June 8, at Bethany Hall on the University's main campus in South Orange, NJ.
This year, Interim President Mary J. Meehan '72/M.A. '74/Ph.D. '01 will receive the Most Distinguished Alumna Award. In addition, nine other exceptional alumni will be honored at the event. All of the honorees embody the University's servant leadership ethos and are leaders in their professions and communities.
Many Are One is an inspiring philanthropic event that supports the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund, which has opened the door to an exceptional Seton Hall education for generations of students. The Master of Ceremonies for this special night of cocktails, dinner and celebration will be Steve Adubato, Emmy Award-winning television anchor, distinguished visiting professor, and author of five books, including Lessons in Leadership.
The Most Distinguished Alumna Award, being presented to Interim President Meehan, is the most prestigious alumni award given by the University. This award is presented to an individual who has been recognized as an outstanding leader in his or her professional field.
"It is our great honor to recognize and thank the Most Distinguished Alumna, Mary Meehan, for her selfless dedication to Seton Hall, which spans nearly five decades, and particularly for her current service as Interim President. We also are delighted to celebrate all of the evening's honorees who have made Alma Mater proud and inspire others through their service," said Kimberly Capadona '98/J.D. '01, President, Alumni Board of Directors.
Meehan's leadership and achievements as interim president have helped Seton Hall reach new levels of success. During her tenure, she launched the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, opened the Interprofessional Health Sciences campus, increased alumni giving through the popular "Get to 10" initiative and welcomed the two largest freshman classes in University history.
School and College Service Awards. Each year at Many Are One, each of Seton Hall's schools and colleges selects an alumnus/a to receive its respective service award. Service awards recognize the dedication these alumni have to their professions and their commitment to servant leadership in their communities, as well as through their involvement with Seton Hall.
2019 Service Awards:
- Jeanne Brasile, M.A. '04, College of Communication and the Arts in recognition of her passion for the arts and her dedication to supporting the next generation of arts professionals.
- Martin Foncello, J.D. '05, School of Law for his distinguished career in law and experience in litigation, complex investigations and independent compliance examinations.
- Clayton A. Graham '77, College of Arts and Sciences for his contributions to public service and continued commitment to serving his community.
- Stephanie Hauge, M.B.A. '78/ M.A.T. '15, Stillman School of Business for her accomplishments as a leader in business, paving the path for future businesswomen.
- Maryann Hobbie, M.A. '02, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology for her embodiment of selfless servant leadership.
- Sarah Husseini, M.A. '12, School of Diplomacy and International Relations for her passionate and tireless work in fostering global diplomatic relations and her contribution to the United Nations.
- Timothy Purnell, Ed.D. '08, College of Education and Human Services for his passion and enthusiasm for education and his dedication to the community.
- Veronica F. Rempusheski '75, College of Nursing in recognition of her notable career in nursing and education.
- Nicholas Santos, M.S. '13, School of Health and Medical Sciences for his dedication to the field of athletic training and education.
The Many Are One gala celebrates the legacy of servant leadership at Seton Hall and ensures the education of future students through the Many Are One Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund. Donations support this fund, which provides four-year scholarships for children, grandchildren and siblings of alumni. Click here to learn about sponsorships opportunities, and contact Jamie Cook at (973) 378-9849 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.