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Kean University Alumni Association Donates $10,000 in Memory of Donna A. Madrigal ’88, ’91 MPA and Anthony J. Brennan ’81

The Kean University Alumni Association has honored the memory of longtime board members Donna Madrigal and Anthony (Tony) Brennan, with a donation that will pay forward their dedication by providing scholarships to Kean students.
Panelists in the Public Affairs career forum speak to students at a dais

Kean Public Affairs Alumni Offer Students Expertise in Government

A panel of public officials, many of them Kean University alumni, shared career advice during a Kean Public Affairs Forum held on November 20.
Erik Parker, holding the Emmy Award, stands in the center of a group of people.

Communication Graduate Pursues Social Justice as Documentary Filmmaker for Major Networks

As a film director and producer, Erik Parker ’01 aims to open people’s minds through documentaries and TV shows that emphasize social justice.
Shawna Supel takes the oath of office with her father holding the Bible.

Computer Science Graduate Breaks Barriers with Career in Irvington Municipal Government

Shawna Supel took a job as a computer operator for the Township of Irvington in 2001 as a Kean University computer science student and unexpectedly launched a groundbreaking career in public service.
Mike Kapotis stands in front of a display of products his company designed

Kean Graduate Finds Success as Cannabis Branding and Packaging Entrepreneur

Mike Kapotis ’19 discovered his talent for entrepreneurship as a child. He used that skill, and his Kean education, to create a successful business.
Mike Milazzo, wearing a dark suit and red tie, looks outward.

Kean Graduate Honors Parents, Professors with Endowed Scholarship

A 2011 Kean University graduate is giving back to his alma mater with a scholarship for communication students in honor of his parents and two of his former professors in the Department of Communication, Media and Journalism (CMJ).
Kean employees gather with President Repollet in Harwood Arena

Kean University Named to ‘Forbes’ America’s Best-in-State Employers 2023 List

Kean University, recognized for affordability, student social mobility, diversity and innovation, now has a new point of pride: Kean is one of America’s best-in-state employers.
Rajade Berry-James, in a red commencement robe, speaks from a Kean podium at Harwood Arena.

Higher Education Administrator with Passion for Equity Got Her Start at Kean

The career of RaJade Berry-James, Ph.D., as a scholar fighting for democracy, blossomed at Kean University, where she worked as an administrator and earned a master’s degree in public administration.
Steve Senior

For Kean Business Graduate, Networking Paved the Way to Leadership Roles in the NBA

Steve Senior made it from the Kean University basketball team to the front office of the Minnesota Timberwolves by building and maintaining relationships with people he met along the way. The 2003 Kean graduate is now assistant general manager of the NBA team.
Kean alumnus and musical composer Colin Bell at the keyboard

Composing Career Takes Kean Music Education Graduate from Marching Bands to the Red Carpet

Colin Bell earned a B.A. in music education from Kean in 2005 and, after graduating, joined the music faculty of his alma mater, Old Bridge High School. He has also become a prolific composer, more recently, for movies and other screen projects.