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Michael DiTomasso, Class of 2020, Kean University

Third Time’s the Charm for Michael Graves College Graduating Senior

Michael DiTomasso’s educational journey at Kean proves there are different paths to success. The graphic design student is graduating magna cum laude after dropping out of Kean twice before. He also is already working in his field — as an art director at a Montclair advertising agency.
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Daniela Derius Rodriguez, Kean Class of 2020, poses with a photo of her mother.

Amid COVID-19 Sickness and Loss, Kean Student Graduates with Honors

Daniela Derius-Rodriguez recently lost her mother and grandfather to COVID-19, but the Kean senior pushed through sorrow and her own bout with the illness to graduate with top honors, just as her mother would have wanted.
The Human Rights Institute at Kean honors Repollet as an Outstanding Human Rights Educator in 2018.

Biography of Lamont Repollet, Ed.D.

Lamont Repollet, Ed.D., was selected as the 18th leader of Kean University by the Kean Board of Trustees on May 11, 2020 following a comprehensive national search. He will succeed Dawood Farahi, Ph.D., who has served in the role since 2003.
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Hear from the Decision Makers

VIDEO: Members of the Kean University Presidential Search Committee and the Board of Trustees take us through the process that led to alumnus Lamont Repollet, Ed.D., being appointed the next president of the University. 
Kean graphic design students Claudia Argueto and Giselle Padilla

Two Kean Students Committed to ‘Writing Wrongs’

Two Michael Graves College students were selected to take part in Writing Wrongs, an intensive three-day workshop that produced a published book, Outgrowing: Stories from the LGBTQ+ Community. They both served on the book’s design team, adding design elements throughout the book to give it a more cohesive look.
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Kean Lecturer Brings Music into Early Childhood Education

"Guitar Bob," also known as Kean Lecturer Robert Messano, believes music motivates children to learn and succeed. Watch him and Kean's graduate education students bring a love of music and literacy to area children.
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Q&A: Athletes' Mental Health — Clinical Sports Psychologist Donald R. Marks, Psy.D.

The clinical sports psychologist and director of clinical training for Kean University's doctoral Combined School and Clinical Psychology program says society needs to create a culture of compassion for athletes, and he warns against the dangers of the concussion epidemic in American sports.
 Frank Argote-Freyre, Ph.D., and Sue Kozel

Two Kean History Professors Named New Jersey Public Scholars

Kean University history faculty members Frank Argote-Freyre, Ph.D., and Sue Kozel will be giving lectures throughout the state over the next two years as newly named New Jersey Public Scholars. 
Kean student Mario Cunha teaches a group of children about bees.

Kean Student Helps People Young and Old Explore a Bug’s Life

Making people squirm is part of Kean Ocean biology student Mario Cunha’s off-campus job. As an outreach educator at a Toms River insect museum, Cunha takes the “bugseum” on tour to schools, libraries, museums and other sites around the state, hosting presentations.
Nathaniel Chol Nyok

Lost Boy of Sudan to Sign Latest Book at Human Rights Institute

One of South Sudan’s “lost boys,” Nathaniel Chol Nyok, will present a talk and sign copies of his memoir, Days of Refugee: One of the World’s Lost Boys of Sudan, on Thursday, November 14, from 5-7 p.m. at Ursino Steakhouse & Tavern on Kean University’s campus.