Skip to main content

News Archive

A young hispanic woman smiles. Latinx Heritage Month is displayed.

From Howard Stern to TikTok: Kean Communication Grad Finds Her Career in Media Sales

An internship at SiriusXM helped Michelle Soriano ’14 launch a career in media that led to her job as a senior account manager at TikTok.
Agranay Dhondiyal portrait

Kean Graduate Is Building His Career on Social Media

Kean graduate Agranay Dhondiyal is forging a new and inventive career path in digital media.
Steve Sosna sits in a helicopter on a helipad, the door open and his leg dangling outside the helicopter.

Kean Earth Science Graduate Takes Meteorology World by Storm

Kean graduate Steve Sosna ’08 has a job that’s as changeable as the weather. His degree from the University helped him launch his dream career.
Roberta and Alvin Freeman in the front seat of car, with their three children behind them.

Husband and Wife Kean Education Grads Lead Rival NJ School Districts

Roberta and Alvin Freeman have spent years in school together. The couple met as teachers in Long Branch, went to Kean together to earn their master’s and doctorate degrees in education, and now both serve as school superintendents – in neighboring towns.
A woman in a fur hat sits, holding a paint brush. Behind her is a posed mannequin and a paining of a woman.

For Kean Visual Arts Graduate, Life as an Artist Brings Excitement, Variety and International Success

Suzanne Anan expected her classes at Kean University to strengthen her graphic design skills, but she couldn’t have predicted they would reveal a passion for painting that would set her on a course for international success.
Actor Holly Taylor smiles as she holds up the book, The New Art of Ideas.

Actor Holly Taylor Helps Kean Professor Launch Latest Book

When Michael Graves College Distinguished Professor Robin Landa was planning her 25th book, "The New Art of Ideas," she knew who to ask to design the cover and illustrations: her former student and Kean grad Holly Taylor '21, who stars in the Netflix series "Manifest."
Toms River high school teacher Christine Girtain is the state Teacher of the Year.

Kean Graduates Named NJ State Teacher of the Year and State Finalist

Toms River high school teacher Christine Girtain ’05 M.A. was selected for the state’s top teaching award, and Carteret elementary school teacher Leana Malinowsky ’08, ’12 M.A. was named a state finalist.
A Hispanic woman with brown hair, wearing a bright blue jacket and white shirt

Management Science Graduate Devotes Career to Helping the Underrepresented

Sara Peña ’96 developed a newfound confidence at Kean that has carried her through her career to her current role as PSE&G’s director of external affairs.
Artist Ricardo Roig, in a black jacket and gray cap.

Graduate Builds Rewarding Career as Artist After Developing Signature Technique at Kean

When Ricardo Roig ’08 gets the inspiration for a work of art, he sees a flash of light. His other milestone moments have struck like lightning bolts, too.
Penina Gross Richmond headshot

Lessons from Kean’s Occupational Therapy Program Guide Graduate in Medical School

As a medical resident at the Cleveland Clinic, Kean University alumna Penina Gross-Richmond is excited about her future as a pediatrician.