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Kean alumna Yoleiny Grullon stands at the Jumpstart office bulletin board

Kean Alumna, Grad Student, Goes Full Circle to Help Children Learn

Yoleiny Grullon ’15 worked part-time at Jumpstart, an AmeriCorps preschool program at Kean University, while she was pursuing her bachelor’s degree in English literature at the University. Eight years after graduating, and now a Kean graduate student, Grullon is back as the Jumpstart program’s site manager.
Elizabeth Del Pino, in her commencement gown and doctoral tam, smiles outside the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Speech-Language Pathologist Earns Doctorate and Becomes Kean Triple Alumna

Elizabeth Del Pino, SLPD, received her bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology at Kean in 2017 – then continued on to earn her master’s degree in 2019 and this year, graduated with her doctorate, all in the same field.
Tymere Briggs-Perkins graduated in 2023 after the loss of both parents

Kean Student Athlete Perseveres, Graduates Despite Personal Loss

When Tymere Briggs-Perkins joined the Kean University football team as a freshman, the defensive lineman chose No. 90 for his team jersey, honoring his mother’s birthday on February 9.
BOT Chair Steve Fastook, Senate President Nicholas Scutari, holding an award, and Kean President Lamont Repollet pose together.

NJ Senate President Scutari Honored at Kean Gala

Hundreds of supporters, friends and alumni of Kean University attended the University’s recent 23rd annual fundraising gala to celebrate New Jersey Senate President Nicholas P. Scutari, a 1989 Kean graduate who was honored at the event.
Kean alumnus Marvin Andujar demonstrates a piece of brain interface equipment

Kean Graduate Pioneers Brain-Computer Interface Projects, Including Hands-Free Painting

It may sound like science fiction, but Kean University alumnus Marvin Andujar, Ph.D., has helped people paint pictures and fly drones hands-free, using only their brains.
Kean alumna Nekeisha Blandin poses in front of the podium at the vice president's house, during the Dia De Las Madres event

Kean Staffer Honored at Event Hosted by VP Kamala Harris

Kean University alumna and staff member Nekeisha Blandin ’08 had the chance to mingle with Vice President Kamala Harris at a recent event in Washington, D.C. celebrating mothers, mentors and other inspiring women.
Kelly Bachovchin, a young blond woman, sits on a bench in a grassy area.

Kean STEM Graduate Helps Scientists Bring Discoveries to Light

Kelly Bachovchin, Ph.D., uses her skills as a doctor of organic chemistry every day — but not in a lab. As a customer engagement scientist at Collaborative Drug Discovery (CDD) Vault in Boston, the Kean graduate helps scientists file preclinical research data for use as needed in patent filings, new drug applications or clinical trials.
Jenna Peterpaul at commencement at Prudential. To go with Vazquez story

Couple Leaves $850K to Kean, Expands Scholarship Fund for Future Teachers

An Elizabeth couple created a scholarship fund in memory of their only daughter, Damarys Vazquez ’98, a Kean graduate. Now following their deaths, their final gift increases the fund to nearly $1 million.
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Kean Awards Nearly 3,000 Bachelor’s Degrees to Class of 2023

A celebratory air and a sea of Kean blue filled the Prudential Center in Newark as Kean’s graduating seniors crossed the stage at Undergraduate Commencement.
Brielle Mowad is 3rd from left, Jacquelyn Machat is 2d from left. Both graduated from Kean Ocean.

Kean Ocean Grad Helps Build a ‘Field of Dreams’ for Special Needs Children

Brielle Mowad’s family envisioned building an inclusive playground for children with disabilities. The 2023 Kean Ocean graduate shared her dream and enlisted classmates to help.