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NJ Ad Club Selects Two from Kean as ‘Best Under 40’

A Kean senior and a recent graduate were each honored by the NJ Ad Club for being among New Jersey's best young professionals in their field.
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Kean Alumna Climbs Higher in Design

Four years ago, Tricia Cenit wasn’t sure she could afford college. Now, after receiving a scholarship at Kean, her designs are in "The New York Times."
The roof of Kean Hall with the logo for Kean the Alumni Engagement office against a blue sky.

New Office of Alumni Engagement Connects with Kean Grads

The new Office of Alumni Engagement will work to build stronger ties with the University’s 100,000 alumni and foster programs that support current Kean students.
Antoinette Antonucci is graduating Kean with a master's and six acceptances to PHD programs

Kean Research Takes Student from High School to Ph.D. Program

Kean grad student Antoinette Antonucci '20, '21 M.S., who was accepted to six prestigious doctoral programs, developed a passion for scientific research in the laboratory at Kean.
A graphic design self portrait of alumnus Olu Adewalure

Kean Design Alumni Chosen for National Mentorship Program to ‘Change the Face of Advertising’

Five recent Kean alumni working in advertising will be mentored by top creative leaders in the field in a new national program designed to increase diversity and inclusion both in advertising campaigns and among the people who create them.
Brad Butler II is a motivational speaker and Kean grad. He spoke to Kean's football team.

Kean Grad Overcomes Obstacles to Become Motivational Speaker

Brad Butler II experienced his parents’ substance abuse, his own academic struggles and finances so strained he sometimes slept in his car when he couldn’t afford the gas to drive home. But the Kean alumnus used those challenges as motivation and is now an award-winning motivational speaker, student advocate and success coach.
Kean ocean graduate Kristen Weinbel celebrates graduation

Kean Ocean Graduate Started Own Company as a Student

Kean Ocean graduate Kristen Weinbel ’20 earned top honors and started her own social media marketing and digital marketing company as a student, while also dealing with a rare medical condition. 
L-r, Ryan Cruz, Kean graduate Eric Cruz, and Kevin Zamora on Shark Tank.

Kean Graduate Steps into Success on TV’s Shark Tank with ‘Muvez Footwear’

Kean graduate Eric Cruz '11, who developed a new, convertible sneaker called Muvez Footwear and pitched the product on the reality TV show Shark Tank, came away with a $200,000 investment from hip-hop clothing mogul Daymond John.
Kean grad Michael Favetta presented at a UN forum on climate change in Taiwan

Kean Grad Spreads the Word About Climate Change at U.N. Forum

Kean alumnus Michael Favetta ’07, a former TV weatherman who has built a successful career around the weather, recently presented at a United Nation climate change forum in Taiwan on the topic, "Communication Climate Change."
Two of Rose Gonnella's drawings are pictured at left, in Sara Roby Gallery traveling exhibition. It was in Nantucket.

Kean Associate Dean’s Drawings Included in Smithsonian Collection

Four drawings by Michael Graves College Associate Dean Rose Gonnella are part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) Sara Roby Foundation Collection in Washington, D.C.