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Alumni of the Month

Past Alumni of the Month

  • 2017
    Susan Cuozzo

    Alumna of the Month:
    Susan Cuozzo

    JUN-17 Susan Cuozzo began her career as a resident for the NYC Department of Health and then worked... | more |

    Yolanda

    Alumna of the Month:
    Yolanda Robano

    MAY-17 Yolanda Robano-Gross joined Options for Community Living (Options) as executive director in 2014 ... | more |


    Bill Bleyer

    Alumnus of the Month:
    Bill Bleyer

    APR-17 Bill Bleyer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of The Fire Island Lighthouse: Long Island’s Welcoming Beacon (The History Press 2017)... | more |


    Anthony Raffaele

    Alumnus of the Month:
    Anthony Raffaele

    MAR-17 Anthony Raffaele joined Technicolor-PostWorks in 2014, bringing with him broad credits in independent film and episodic television, and work with... | more |


    Marcus Vanderberg

    Alumni of the Month:
    Marcus Vanderberg

    FEB-17 Marcus Vanderberg is the MLB editor at Yahoo Sports, where he has worked since 2012. He previously worked at Hearst Digital Media as an online content producer... | more |


    Jennifer Siegel

    Alumni of the Month:
    Jennifer Siegel

    JAN-17 Jennifer Siegel graduated from Hofstra University with a BA in psychology in 2008. She enrolled in Hofstra’s Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program the same year... | more |

  • 2016
    Jean Montalvan

    Alumni of the Month:
    Jean Montalvan

    DEC-16 Jean Montalvan, a native New Yorker, currently serves as both the managing director of MADES (Malaga Aerospace, Defense & Electronic Systems S.A.) and... | more |


    Robert J. Bernstein

    Alumni of the Month:
    Robert J. Bernstein

    NOV-16 Robert J. Bernstein graduated from Hofstra University in 1955 with a BA in history. He went on to receive an MA from Columbia University... | more |


    Jonathan D. Moreno Jamie Morris

    Alumni of the Month:
    Jonathan Moreno and Jamie Morris

    OCT-16 Jonathan D. Moreno is the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania where he is... | more |
    Jamie Morris has been the ultimate utility player for iHeartMedia's New York radio cluster... | more |


    Michelle Golden

    Alumna of the Month:
    Michelle Golden

    SEPT-16 Michelle Golden graduated from Hofstra University with a BA in journalism. She started her career in Albany, New York, as a communications specialist for a statewide, anti-hunger organization called Hunger Solutions New York... | more |


    Avi Singer

    Alumnus of the Month:
    Avi Singer

    AUG-16 Avi Singer is the CEO and founder of showd.me, a peer-to-peer learning platform that helps organizations train their employees by leveraging the knowledge and expertise of their peers... | more |


    Kaitlin Cubria

    Alumna of the Month:
    Kaitlin Cubria

    JUL-16 In third grade, Kaitlin Cubria (BA, Public Relations, '11) told herself that one day she'd write for a magazine... | more |


    Jeffrey Yeakel

    Alumni of the Month:
    Jeffrey Yeakel

    JUN-16 Jeffrey Yeakel is a health and physical education teacher in the Colonial School District in Pennsylvania. Jeff spent many years playing... | more |


    Michelle Jerson

    Alumna of the Month:
    Michelle Jerson

    MAY-16 Michelle Jerson has had a long and successful career as a talk radio host, travel reporter and traffic reporter. She currently hosts... | more |


    Jamie Cohen

    Alumnus of the Month:
    Jamie Cohen

    APR-16 Jamie Cohen is the director and a full-time instructor in the New Media Program at Molloy College. His book... | more |


    Dana VanPamelen

    Alumna of the Month:
    Dana VanPamelen

    MAR-16 After graduating in 2008 with a marketing degree, Dana VanPamelen continued her education at Hofstra University by attending graduate school... | more |


    Walter Scherr

    Alumnus of the Month:
    Walter Scherr

    FEB-16 Walter J. Scherr founded Visual Sciences Inc./Panafax, the first publicly traded facsimile company... | more |


    Liana Satenstein

    Alumna of the Month:
    Liana Satenstein

    JAN-16 Liana Satenstein is a fashion news writer for Vogue.com. She covers general fashion news, as well as the development of fashion in... | more |

  • 2015
    Ekiuwa Asemota

    Alumna of the Month:
    Ekiuwa Asemota '04

    DEC-15 Ekiuwa (pronounced "Eh-Key-Wa") Asemota was born in the Bronx of parents from Nigeria and the Dominican Republic. She was raised in Africa for seven years, and there she developed a... | more |


    Robert Einhorn

    Alumnus of the Month:
    Dr. Robert Einhorn '01

    NOV-15 Dr. Robert W. Einhorn is a trained podiatric physician currently practicing at Country Foot Care in Mineola and Williston Park, New York, as well as at Winthrop Wound Care, also in Mineola... | more |


    Danielle Vona

    Alumna of the Month:
    Danielle Vona ‘97

    OCT-15 Danielle Vona is founder and chief strategist for The Marketing Posse, an "outsourced marketing department" that provides strategic business planning and brand positioning, marketing solutions and.... | more |


    Mitchell Wexler ‘82

    Alumnus of the Month:
    Mitchell Wexler ‘82

    SEP-15 Mitch Wexler is a partner at Fragomen Worldwide, the world’s leading provider of professional visa and immigration services.... | more |


    John A. Iadevaia

    Alumnus of the Month:
    John A. Iadevaia ‘12

    AUG-15 John A. Iadevaia is a versatile journalist from Long Island. He is a logger/subclipper/transcriber for the NBC Sports Network.... | more |


    Siobhan Conroy

    Alumna of the Month: Siobhan Conroy ‘11

    JULY-15 Siobhan Conroy is a chemist for Estée Lauder and currently works in research and development for Bobbi Brown makeup and Smashbox makeup and treatment.... | more |


    Lance Leighton

    Alumnus of the Month: Lance Leighton ‘08

    JUNE-15 Lance Leighton earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business in 2008.... | more |


    Jaci Clement

    Alumna of the Month: Jaci Clement

    MAY-15 Jaci Clement earned her first byline in a daily newspaper when she was in the fourth grade..... | more |


    Michael Sorrentino

    Alumnus of the Month: Michael Sorrentino

    APR-15 Michael Sorrentino is a veteran in TV news with over a decade of experience in producing.... | more |


    Paula McCoy-Pinderhughes

    Alumna of the Month: Paula McCoy-Pinderhughes

    MAR-15 Paula McCoy-Pinderhughes is the author of A Woman's Game; How to Be an Entrepreneur... | more |


    Rick Collins

    Alumnus of the Month: Rick Collins

    FEB-15 Rick Collins holds degrees from Hofstra University in psychology and law... | more |


    Melissa Unterstein

    Alumna of the Month: Melissa Unterstein

    JAN-15 Melissa Unterstein graduated from Hofstra University in 2007 with a BA in psychology and dance... | more |

  • 2014
    Erin Veltman

    Alumna of the Month: Erin Veltman

    DEC-14 Erin Veltman serves as the executive director of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) at the Republican State Leadership Committee... | more |


    Michael Marino

    Alumnus of the Month: Michael Marino

    NOV-14 Michael Marino is a principal of MG Engineering D.P.C., a New York City-based consulting engineering firm incorporated in 1991. The firm provides... | more |


    Celia Berk

    Alumna of the Month: Celia Berk

    OCT-14 Celia Berk is chief talent officer for Young & Rubicam Group. She works in partnership with its leaders to attract, develop and retain the best talent... | more |


    Andrew Laine

    Alumnus of the Month: Andrew Laine

    SEP-14 Andrew Laine is the founder and owner of the retailer Turn Up, based in New York City. He graduated from Hofstra in 2013 with a BBA in entrepreneurship. During his last... | more |


    Yvonne Ventresca

    Alumna of the Month: Yvonne Ventresca

    AUG-14 Yvonne Ventresca’s debut young adult novel, Pandemic, was released in May 2014 (Skyhorse Publishing/Sky Pony Press). Yvonne graduated cum laude from Hofstra University in 1988... | more |


    Michael A. Gottesman

    Alumnus of the Month: Michael A. Gottesman

    JUL-14 Born and raised in Bethesda, Maryland, Mike Gottesman attended The Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, before venturing to... | more |


    Thomas Jason Altieri

    Alumnus of the Month: Thomas Jason Altieri

    JUN-14 Thomas Jason (T.J.) Altieri grew up on Long Island, NY, and attended Farmingdale Senior High School. He always had a passion for scholarship... | more |


    Rondell J. Wescott

    Alumnus of the Month: Rondell J. Wescott

    MAY-14 Ask Rondell where he’s from and he’ll tell you he was, “Born in Philly, made in New York.” The “made” part happened at The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University ... | more |


    Joseph M. Forgione, Esq

    Alumnus of the Month: Joseph M. Forgione, Esq

    APR-14 Joseph M. Forgione, Esq. (BA, ’01) is an attorney and the director of trademark enforcement at the Gioconda Law Group PLLC, a law firm in New York City ... | more |


    Carolyn Kurek

    Alumnus of the Month: Carolyn Kurek

    APR-14 Carolyn Kurek is an associate production editor at Hachette Book Group in New York City. ... | more |


    Brian Flood

    Alumnus of the Month: Brian Flood

    MAR-14 Brian Flood, CPCU®, ARM™ (BBA, 1990), has spent more than 20 years in commercial risk management and risk transfer... | more |


    Leslie Pieters

    Alumna of the Month: Leslie Pieters

    MAR-14 Leslie Pieters (BS, '97), founder of "One-Minute" Workout, credits her higher education (BS in athletic training from Hofstra... | more |


    Cameron Kadison

    Alumnus of the Month: Cameron Kadison

    FEB-14 Cameron Kadison (Video/TV & Business, B.S. ’03) is a Founding Partner of the recently launched Mortar Media in Beverly Hills, California... | more |


    Chris Vaccaro

    Alumnus of the Month: Chris Vaccaro

    FEB-14 Chris R. Vaccaro (BA 2007) is an award-winning journalist, author and professor from Long Island ... | more |


    Scott Corr

    Alumnus of the Month: Scott Corr

    JAN-14 Scott Corr (BA '08) is a dancer and choreographer based out of New York City. He founded Real Men Lift Women Inc., RealMenLiftWomen.com... | more |


    George Vecsey

    Alumnus of the Month: George Vecsey

    JAN-14 George Vecsey (BA '60, HND '90) has been a journalist for more than 50 years. From 1982 through 2011, he wrote the sports column for The New York Times ... | more |

  • 2013
    John Discepolo

    Alumnus of the Month: John Discepolo

    DEC-13 A Massachusetts native, John Discepolo anchored sports for nearly a decade in New York at WCBS-TV and WNYW-TV, where he also served as sideline reporter for the NFL's New York Jets and New York Giants... | more |


    Andy Pritikin

    Alumnus of the Month: Andy Pritikin

    DEC-13 Andy Pritikin grew up in Caldwell, NJ as a high school athlete and musician for his school. At 17, Andy joined an accomplished local rock band... | more |


    Heather Cohen

    Alumna of the Month: Heather Cohen

    NOV-13 Heather Cohen is executive vice president of The Weiss Agency, a broadcast talent agency that represents and develops the careers of many of the industry's most successful local and syndicated personalities.. | more |


    Jeffrey O. Hollinger

    Alumnus of the Month: Jeffrey O. Hollinger

    NOV-13 Jeffrey O. Hollinger, DDS, PhD (B.A. '69) is the director for the Bone Tissue Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)... | more |


    Michah Jesse Koffler

    Alumnus of the Month: Micah Jesse Koffler

    OCT - 13 Micah Jesse Koffler (B.A. '09) grew up fascinated by the fabulous lives of the rich and the famous, and at an early age found himself glued to the television mimicking the likes of Regis Philbin and Ed McMahon... | more |


    Neil Gillis

    Alumnus of the Month: Neil Gillis

    OCT - 13 Neil Gillis (B.S. ’84) has spent his entire career in music publishing and is currently president of Round Hill Music... | more |


    Lauren Hall-Gregory

    Alumna of the Month: Lauren Hall-Gregory

    SEP-13 Lauren Hall-Gregory (B.A. '03) recently completed her first season as head coach of the New York University women's basketball team... | more |


    Chester (Chet) Schnepf

    Alumnus of the Month: Chester (Chet) Schnepf

    SEP-13 Chester (Chet) Schnepf (M.A. '74) grew up as the "problem" child who never stopped questioning everything about school.. | more |


    Janne Louise Andersen

    Alumna of the Month: Janne Louise Andersen

    AUG-13 Janne Louise Andersen (M.A. '12) is a Danish journalist who freelances and travels around the world for Danish, American and Arab print and online media... | more |


    Michael Schaeffer

    Alumnus of the Month: Michael Schaeffer

    AUG-13 Michael Schaeffer (B.B.A. '92, M.B.A. '10) is the go to "consultant" on a number of topics, offering strategic advice on accounting and financial reporting to clients... | more |


    Deborah Millman

    Alumnus of the Month: Deborah Millman

    JULY-13 Deborah Robbins Millman (B.A. '84) is the director of Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable, Massachusetts, one of five animal care centers across the country operated by The Humane Society of the United States... | more |


    Margot Puerta

    Alumnus of the Month: Margot Puerta

    JULY-13 Margot Puerta (M.S. '02, M.B.A. '10) is the managing editor of Molecular Medicine, an international peer-reviewed biomedical publication focused on understanding disease pathogenesis at the molecular level... | more |


    Franklin Ashby

    Alumnus of the Month: Franklin Ashby

    JUNE-13 Dr. Franklin C. Ashby (B.A. ’76) is a leading authority on corporate cultures and the building of high-performance organizations as well as the author of four books... | more |


    Jeffrey Marsocci

    Alumnus of the Month: Jeffrey Marsocci

    JUNE-13 Jeffrey G. Marsocci (B.B.A. ’92, J.D. ’94) founded The National Institute for Domestic Partner Estate Planning, an organization devoted to training attorneys, accountants... | more |


    Heather Cooper

    Alumna of the Month: Heather Cooper

    MAY-13 Heather Cooper (B.A. '05, M.B.A. '10) is a social marketing strategist and the co-founder of Integrate Social, a boutique social media marketing agency... | more |


    Cornell Yarbrough

    Alumnus of the Month: Cornell "DJ Whutevva" Yarbrough

    MAY-13 Cornell Yarbrough (B.A. '04) ( aka DJ Whutevva) is far from your average DJ! With a voice for radio, a face for TV, personality to fill the big screen and DJ skills that rival the legends... | more |


    Rhiannon Beauregard

    Alumna of the Month: Rhiannon Beauregard

    APR-13 Rhiannon Beauregard (M.A. '07) is New Hampshire's 4-H Animal and Agricultural Science education coordinator through the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension. She also is a licensed marriage and family therapist... | more |


    Sabin Lomac

    Alumnus of the Month: Sabin Lomac

    APR-13 Sabin Lomac (B.A. '03) and his cousin Jim Tselikis launched Cousins Maine Lobster, a gourmet food truck based in Los Angeles in the spring of 2012. Cousins Maine Lobster became an instant success... | more |


    Adrian Saba

    Alumnus of the Month: Adrian Saba

    MAR-13 Adrian Saba (B.A. ’10) founded the company Flamingo Films in February 2011 to start producing his own films. His first film, El Limpiador (The Cleaner), had its world premiere at the San Sebastian International Film Festival... | more |


    Aaron Simon

    Alumnus of the Month: Aaron Simon

    MAR-13 Aaron Simon (B.B.A. ’97) started a new division of ‘Artist Relations’ for Harman, a multi-billion-dollar audio/consumer electronics company in January 2011.Harman is the official sound company for the Grammys, the MTV Video Music Awards, Coachella Festival, American Idol... | more |


    Alexandra Dunne

    Alumna of the Month: Alexandra Dunne

    FEB-13 Alexandra Dunne (B.S. ’07) is the head of publicity at Glassnote Records, an independent record company that is home to the Grammy Award-winning band Phoenix... | more |


    Larry Byrne

    Alumnus of the Month: Larry Byrne

    FEB-13 Larry Byrne (B.A. ’81) handles complex white-collar criminal, government regulatory and civil litigation matters, including the Pizza Connection case, the longest criminal jury trial in the federal courts in U.S. history... | more |


    Dr. Jean F. Coppola

    Alumna of the Month: Dr. Jean F. Coppola

    Jan-13 Dr. Jean F. Coppola (B.S. '86), an associate professor of information technology at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems of Pace University... | more |


    Daniel J. Moran

    Alumnus of the Month: Daniel J. Moran

    Jan-13 Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., BCBA-D (M.A. ’92, Ph.D. ’98) is committed to helping people with their challenges and their goals. He has appeared in several episodes of TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive and Confessions: Animal Hoarding as the featured psychologist... | more |

  • 2012
    Brittany DeLillo

    Alumna of the Month: Brittany DeLillo

    Dec-12 Brittany DeLillo (B.A. ’10) picked up a pencil, started drawing, and developed her passion for art through most of her young life... | more |


    Ronald Witkowski

    Alumnus of the Month: Ron Witkowski

    DEC-12 Ron Witkowski's (B.B.A. ’06) passion for beer began to blossom while he was obtaining his Bachelor of Business Administration...| more |


    Kristie Lengel

    Alumna of the Month: Kristie Lengel

    NOV-12 Kristie Lengel (B.S. ’11) opened L.E.A.R.N. (Learn, Exercise, Activity and the Right Nutrition) Fitness.... | more |


    Rhayne Thomas

    Alumna of the Month: Rhayne Thomas

    NOV-12 Rhayne Marcella Thomas (B.S. ’91) is an author, blues vocalist and humorist who travels the world.... | more |


    Paula Rizzo

    Alumnus of the Month: Paula Rizzo

    OCT-12 Paula Rizzo (B.A. '02) is an Emmy Award-winning video producer, and the creator of ListProducer.com.... | more |


    Harley Diamond

    Alumnus of the Month: Harley Diamond

    OCT-12 Harley Diamond (B.F.A. '79) by day practices law and by night is an actor.... | more |


    Stacy Friedman

    Alumnus of the Month: Stacy Friedman

    SEP-12 Stacy Friedman (B.A. ’99) combines an array of television production experience with the efforts of an avid AIDS activist.... | more |


    Steve Salbu

    Alumnus of the Month: Steve Salbu

    SEP-12 Steve Salbu (B.A. ’77) joined Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business as dean in July 2006.... | more |


    Alan Cohn

    Alumnus of the Month: Alan Cohn

    AUG-12 Alan Cohn (B.A. '85) is a reporter for the I-Team at ABC Action News in Tampa, Florida. A longtime believer that "there's a lot more to reporting than showing up at the story," Alan received the 2007 George Foster Peabody Award... | more |


    Larry Keigwin

    Alumnus of the Month: Larry Keigwin

    AUG-12 Larry Keigwin (B.A. '07) founded KEIGWIN + COMPANY (K+C) in 2003 and, as artistic director, he has lead the company through performances at theaters and dance festivals throughout New York City and across the country... | more |


    Shannon Bennett

    Alumnus of the Month: Shannon Bennett

    JULY-12 Shannon Bennett (B.A. ’09) is a young, up-and-coming broadcast journalist who has accomplished more than many others her age. Recently transitioning from radio to television, she has taken on the position of program information coordinator for CBS in New York City.... | more |


    Darren M. Morton

    Alumnus of the Month: Darren Morton '89

    JULY-12 Reverend Darren M. Morton (B.B.A. ’89) is a man of many talents, specifically in the areas of social action, urban ministry, college administration, student development, and leadership. He constantly works to strengthen families and enhance the lives of young people of all races and nationalities. He is heavily involved in civic and social endeavors specifically affecting youth and the underprivileged of all ages.... | more |


    Jeffrey Breslauer

    Jeffrey Breslauer '76

    JUN-12 Jeffrey Breslauer (B.A. ’76) is an actor, puppeteer, writer, voice-over artist – and even a ballroom dance instructor. After graduating with a degree in communications and a concentration in broadcasting from Hofstra University, Jeffrey began his career in New York in the mid-1970s... | more |


    Steven Defontes

    Steven Defontes '96

    JUN-12 Steven Defontes (B.S. ’96), president and creative director of Big Idea Advertising, has helped shape the marketing of some of the world’s most recognizable brands... | more |


    Christy Bareijsza

    Alumna of the Month: Christy Bareijsza

    MAY-12 Christy Bareijsza (B.A. '97), founder and CEO of The Red Carpet Events, is one of the most sought-after event planners in the New York metropolitan area. She has been responsible for detailed party planning and venue consultation since 1999... | more |


    Michael Cruz

    Alumnus of the Month: Michael Cruz

    MAY-12 Since Michael Cruz's (B.S. '02) initial exposure to the world of film and television, he has made it his mission to master the complete process of visual production in a "creative" way... | more |


    Vincent Micucci

    Alumnus of the Month: Vincent Micucci

    APR-12 Vincent Micucci (B.A. '01) enjoys a career as a professional sportscaster that took root at Hofstra University. As an avid sports fan, it was evident from an early age that Vinny needed to spend his day around sports in some way... | more |


    Todd Zelnick

    Alumnus of the Month: Todd Zelnick

    APR-12 Todd Zelnick (B.A. '77) is marking his 29th year working for the federal government, currently as an auditor with the US Department of Homeland Security in Washington, DC... | more |


    Tamika Blaize

    Alumnus of the Month: John Tantillo

    Mar-12 Dr. John Tantillo (Ph.D. '80) is widely known as "The Marketing Doctor" for his outspoken adherence to the marketing concept.... | more |


    Tamika Blaize

    Alumna of the Month: Tamika Blaize

    Mar-12 Tamika Blaize (B.A. '97) is the founder of A Princess for a Day (APFAD), a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization devoted to advocating the importance of education.... | more |


    Kevin E. Boston-Hill

    Alumnus of the Month: Kevin E. Boston-Hill

    Feb-12 Kevin E. Boston-Hill (B.B.A. '93) is an assistant principal at the Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career and Technical Education Center in Westbury, New York.... | more |


    Jenna Mucha

    Alumna of the Month: Jenna Mucha

    Feb-12 Jenna Mucha (B.A. '08) is the social media specialist for talent acquisition and employee communications at North Shore-LIJ Health System.... | more |


    Tom Karlya

    Alumnus of the Month: Tom Karlya

    Jan-12 Tom Karlya (B.A. '81) has been active in diabetes charities and causes since his daughter Kaitlyn was diagnosed in 1992 at the age of two.... | more |


    Eve Tahmincioglu

    Alumnus of the Month: Eve Tahmincioglu

    Jan-12 Eve Tahmincioglu (B.A. '85) writes the popular "Your Career" column for MSNBC.com and she is author of From the Sandbox to the Corner Office: Lessons Learned on the Journey to the Top.... | more |

  • 2011
    Dean Young

    Alumnus of the Month: Dean Young

    DEC-11 Dean Young (B.A. ’85, M.A. ’87) moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduating from Hofstra University, to embark on a career as a sitcom writer.... | more |


    Emily Miethner

    Alumna of the Month: Emily Miethner

    DEC-11 Emily Miethner (B.F.A. ’10) noticed a disconnect throughout her college career, between internship hopefuls and companies ... | more |


    David J. Obedzinski

    Alumnus of the Month: David J. Obedzinski

    NOV-11 David J. Obedzinski B.A. ’85, M.A. ’92 is the vice president for development for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association, an organization that operates on the Academy campus in New London, Connecticut... | more |


    Margaret Brennan Bermel

    Alumna of the Month: Margaret Brennan Bermel

    NOV-11 Margaret Brennan Bermel, M.B.A. '85, chronicles her personal journey, while searching both for truth about the cancer industry and for inspiration about the purpose of life, in her new book, The Cancer Odyssey: Discovering Truth and Inspiration on the Way to Wellness... | more |


    Kara Koch

    Alumna of the Month: Kara Koch

    OCT-11 Over the last four years, Kara Koch’s co-workers have included Elmo, Oscar the Grouch, Kermit the Frog, Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, and even Mr.Snuffleupagus. Kara works as a production coordinator in the global production department of Sesame Workshop... | more |


    Dr. Jayme Renee Albin

    Alumna of the Month: Dr. Jayme Renee Albin

    OCT-11 Dr. Jayme Renee Albin (B.B.A. ’95) is proof that you really can do anything with your degree. With a B.B.A. in Banking & Finance from Hofstra University, Dr. Albin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Yoga Instructor... | more |


    Pamela Straker

    Alumnus of the Month: Pamela Straker

    SEPT-11 Dr. Pamela D. Straker (M.A. ’75; Ph.D. ’79) is a licensed psychologist; workplace strategist for managers, small business owners and human resource personnel; and author of Let Me Stop You Right There and 28 Other Lines Every CEO, Manager, and Supervisor Should Know (New York: Morgan James Publishing, 2011)... | more |


    Matthew B. Tully, Esq.

    Alumnus of the Month: Matthew B. Tully, Esq.

    SEPT-11 Matthew Tully (B.A.,’95) has spent his adult life crafting goals he thought were too big to attain and then achieving them systematically through grit and determination... | more |


    Tracey Delio

    Alumna of the Month: Tracey Delio

    July-11 Tracey Delio ’93, ’97 has been providing speech and language services to toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children on Long Island for the last 15 years while also becoming a successful children’s book author. Louie V Trims the Tree is Tracey’s third book in The Secret Adventures of Louie V series and will be available ... | more |


    Cecilia Pagkalinawan

    Alumna of the Month: Cecilia Pagkalinawan

    Jun-11 Cecilia Pagkalinawan '89 has a remarkable track record in launching and marketing successful e-commerce businesses. She currently is CEO of StyleTrek.com, an e-commerce boutique dedicated to helping entrepreneurial fashion designers from around the globe reach new customers through social commerce... | more |


    Jessica Robles

    Alumna of the Month: Jessica Robles

    Jun-11 Jessica Robles '10 has always had a passion for women's rights. She earned a Bachelor of Science in community health and psychology, and credits her educational experiences at Hofstra with providing the foundation for a career as a health educator... | more |


    Darrell Lerner

    Alumnus of the Month: Darrell Lerner

    May-11 The growing interest in online dating encouraged Darrell Lerner '96, '99 to co-found SNAP Interactive, Inc., a leading provider of online dating applications for social networking websites. ... | more |


    Cara Castronuova

    Alumna of the Month: Cara Castronuova

    May-11 The newest fitness trainer on NBC's hit show The Biggest Loser, Cara Castronuova '04 is a two-time Golden Gloves winner who was once ranked nationally by USA Boxing... | more |


    Lauren Ruotolo

    Alumna of the Month: Lauren Ruotolo

    Apr-11 As director of entertainment promotions at Hearst Magazines in New York City, Lauren Ruotolo '00 is responsible for developing strategic partnerships with television and cable networks, as well as music labels and movie studios. Lauren’s success has been hard-won... | more |


    Ty Fuller

    Alumnus of the Month: Ty Fuller

    Mar-11 When Ty Fuller ’00 was studying environmental resources at Hofstra, he never could have imagined the future impact he would have on millions of New Yorkers... | more |


    Scott Nicholson

    Alumnus of the Month: Scott Nicholson

    Mar-11 Scott Nicholson ’88 has been a motivator and an innovator his entire life... | more |


    Sergio Argueta

    Alumnus of the Month: Sergio Argueta

    Feb-11 Sergio Argueta (B.A., 2003) is among the youngest and most influential community activists on Long Island. He is founder and executive director of S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth, Inc... | more |


    Joel Simkins

    Alumnus of the Month: Joel Simkins

    Feb-11 When Joel Simkins (B.B.A.,’98) was studying banking and finance at Hofstra, he never envisioned becoming an expert in the gaming and leisure industry... | more |


    Jennifer Santorello

    Alumna of the Month: Jennifer Santorello '09

    Jan-11 Jennifer Santorello '09 recently was selected as the Julian A. Milkes Outstanding New Business Educator for 2010 by the Business Teachers Association of New York State... | more |


    Bret Strauss

    Alumna of the Month: Bret Strauss '02

    Jan-11 When Bret Strauss '02 graduated from high school on Long Island, he never imagined he would return to education as a career… | more |

  • 2010
    Alexa Silverman

    Alumna of the Month: Alexa Silverman '08

    Dec-10 Alexa Silverman '08 grew up in Merrick, New York, and, as a transfer student, never could have imagined how involved she would become with the Hofstra community or how much she would benefit from it... | more |


    Daniel Spahr

    Alumnus of the Month: Daniel Spahr '02

    Dec-10 Daniel Spahr '02 was born to be around people. By spending much of his adult life learning about the practices and cultures of both domestic and foreign people, he was inspired to pen his first memoir... | more |


    Duncker/Szczepanowski

    Alumni of the Month: Karin Duncker '84

    NOV-10 After applying for her dream job and being told that the only position available was as a volunteer, Karin Duncker ’84 never could have imagined that one day she would be recognized as one of the Top 100 technology leaders in New York... | more |


    Lidia Szczepanowski

    Alumni of the Month: Lidia Szczepanowski '87

    Nov-10 As a post-modern day Renaissance woman, Lidia Szczepanowski ’87 encourages women to try new things, broaden their horizons and “check their ordinary at the door.”...| more |


    Nabeel Khan '00

    Nabeel Khan '00

    OCT-10 For Nabeel Khan '00, playing and introducing people to the sport of cricket has become as much of a passion as his success in the construction industry... | more |


    Lauren McCullough ’04

    Lauren McCullough ’04

    SEP-10 An award-winning journalist and social media enthusiast, Lauren has traveled around the country to speak about multimedia journalism, and she lectures on the use and importance of social media in the newsroom... | more |


    Robert Harrison '75

    Robert Harrison '75

    JULY-10 After graduating with a Diploma of Advanced Studies (D.A.S.), Robert Harrison ’75 became a successful communications manager, published poet, cartoonist, newspaper and documentation photographer, children’s book writer, historian, play writer, baseball history re-enactor, docent, and staff writer for two magazines, as well as a sought-after guest speaker on radio and television and at various events. ... | more |


    Claudia Gabel ’00

    Claudia Gabel ’00

    JUNE-10 Ten years ago, when Claudia Gabel ’00 was handed her Master of Arts in English and American literature from Hofstra University, she thought she would walk off the stage and in the direction of a Ph.D. Instead, she moved to New York City and became a children’s book writer and editor.... | more |


    Paul DeGrocco

    Paul DeGrocco '06

    MAY-10 The title of Long Island's "official greeter" belongs to a Hofstra graduate. Paul DeGrocco '06 worked as the weekend DJ at WNYG 1440AM and landed an audition with the Long Island Ducks baseball club... | more |


    Kimberly Toscano ’03

    Kimberly Toscano ’03

    APR-10 As one of only three women in the country to hold the position of principal timpanist in a symphony orchestra, Kimberly Toscano ’03 is truly breaking ground in the chamber music world... | more |


    Jamie Morris '07

    Jamie Morris '07

    Mar-10 The very thing Jamie Morris finds to be her edge can be heard every morning on Z100, the top-rated radio station in New York City: her voice!... | more |


    Todd Uterstaedt '93

    Todd Uterstaedt '93

    FEB-10 Ask former Army Intelligence Officer Todd Uterstaedt '93 which characteristics are most important for success in the corporate world and he will respond that they are similar to the characteristics for success in the military world... | more |


    Michael Montlack

    Michael Montlack

    JAN-10 The teacher's note on Michael Montlack's second grade report card said, "Michael has a gift for telling stories." And all these years later, he's still telling them... | more |

  • 2009
    John and Peter Coco'04

    John and Peter Coco '04

    DEC-09 Twin brothers John and Peter Coco are the co-founders and owners of the Music Academy of Garden City (MAGC), which provides Garden City and the surrounding areas with the highest quality musical education available... | more |


    Erin Fogel '04

    Erin Fogel '04

    Nov-09 Erin Fogel is more than a name; it is a hilarious state of mind. Erin hails from the bridge and tunnel haven that is Marlboro, New Jersey.... | more |


    Jorge Sanchez '87

    Jorge Sanchez '87

    OCT-09 Battling both in the courts as a successful lawyer, and on the court as a winning contestant on American Gladiators, Hofstra alumnus Jorge Sanchez has put his well-rounded interests and education to amazing use.... | more |


    Alyssa Jayson '00

    Alyssa Jayson '00

    SEP-09 Alyssa Jayson was born to boogie. It said so above her baby crib. That short saying would unknowingly lead Alyssa to find her innate talents and become the motto for her ever-changing journey.... | more |


    Thomas DeLorenzo '84

    Thomas DeLorenzo '84

    AUG-09 Thomas DeLorenzo '84 has some pretty outrageous stories to tell, after nearly 15 years as an entertainment publicist in Los Angeles. Because of his hard work and dedication, Thom is the person with the most nominated client list... | more |


    Sheryl Hall ’82

    Sheryl Hall ’82

    JULY-09 Sheryl Hall ’82 was the third person in Hofstra’s history to score 1000 points in basketball and, from this stellar accomplishment, her career trajectory has remained on the rise...
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    James Coll '95

    James Coll '95

    JUN-09 When U.S. Airways Flight 1549 crash landed in the Hudson, James Coll ’95 was a first responder on the scene. In 1997, James joined the 'family business' — like his father and brother before him...
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    Linda Gassenheimer '64

    Linda Gassenheimer '64

    MAY-09 While Linda Gassenheimer is now a television and radio personality, syndicated journalist, bestselling author, spokesperson, and food consultant, she launched her career from her love and interest in history... | more |


    Dennis Scott '74

    Dennis Scott'74

    APR-09 Two-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer/writer/performer Dennis Scott has left no corner of the children’s music industry unexplored... | more |


    Meredith Poulten '73

    Meredith Poulten '73

    MAR-09 A fierce believer in the power of prevention, self-esteem, and resiliency, Meredith Poulten has led numerous programs on substance abuse, coping skills, suicide prevention, parenting, and other topics of interest to the community... | more |


    Jeffrey Saliture

    Jeffrey Saliture '08

    FEB-09 As founder and CEO of MyWorkster, Jeff Saliture ‘08 is securing his position as one of the brightest young minds in the social media marketplace. ... | more |


    Melanie Moore Carpenter

    Melanie Moore Carpenter '95, '98

    JAN-09 Melanie Moore Carpenter ’95, ’98, is founder and partner of i-advize Corporate Communications, Inc., an investor relations agency based in Manhattan’s financial district... | more |

  • 2008
    Josh Bernstein

    Josh Bernstein '91

    DEC-08 Hofstra Liberal Arts major Josh Bernstein ‘91 recently wrote and produced a critically acclaimed commercial... | more |


    Doris Appelbaum

    Doris Appelbaum '57

    NOV-08 Mensa member and active Hofstra alumna Doris Appelbaum '57 of Glendale, WI, has more than 29 years of resume writing and career counseling experience, and has been published and quoted in numerous newspapers and magazines nationally... | more |


    Matthew Friedman

    Matthew Friedman, B.A., '90; J.D., '94

    OCT-08 Matthew Friedman '90, '94 spent 2006 as the “The Piano Man” in the First National Touring Company of Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s Tony Award-winning musical, MOVIN’ OUT... | more |



    Dr. Kimberly R. Cline

    Dr. Kimberly R. Cline '87, '89, '96

    SEP-08 As the new President of Mercy College, Hofstra alumna Kimberly Cline '87, '89, '96 has an extensive background and dedicated commitment to educational excellence and access... | more |


    Miguel Pozo

    Miguel Pozo '94

    AUG-08 Miguel's parents instilled in him the importance of embracing his roots, becoming involved in the community and advocating for the rights of others. It is these values, in part, which led him to a career in the legal profession... | more |


    Jennifer Appel

    Jennifer Appel '86, '90, '93

    JUN-08 Jennifer Appel began her professional career as a clinical psychologist, having earned undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in psychology from Hofstra University. Though academically oriented, she discovered that the culinary arts were also in her blood... | more |


    Erik Covitz

    Erik Covitz '87

    MAY-08 Only 10 short years after graduation, Erik Covitz '87 was able to purchase the company where he started his career. He is now president and chief executive officer of Worldwide TicketCraft in Deerfield Beach, Florida... | more |


    Shakira Brown

    Shakira Brown '03

    APR-08 In recognition of her exceptional talents as a teacher and role model for students, Shakira Brown ’03 will be traveling to Antarctica in fall 2008 on a National Science Foundation grant with Dr. Stephen Pekar. Shakira’s innovative teaching style... | more |


    Namira Salim

    Namira Salim '92

    MAR-08 Namira Salim's selection as founder astronaut of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial space-line, will make her the first Pakistani and the first UAE resident to experience space travel in 2009.... | more |


    Kurt Lambert

    Dr. Kurt Lambert '88

    FEB-08 Dr. Kurt Lambert earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Hofstra University and an M.A. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed his doctoral studies in economics... | more |


    Donald Hofmann

    Donald Hofmann '79

    JAN-08 Donald J. Hofmann is a general partner at Crystal Ridge Partners, a private equity firm located in Princeton, New Jersey. Crystal Ridge Partners invests in growing companies engaged in the light manufacturing, service... | more |

  • 2007
    Ann Feuerbach

    Ann Feuerbach '90

    DEC-07 Dr. Ann Feuerbach earned an undergraduate degree in anthropology/art history with a minor in fine arts at Hofstra in 1990. She then pursued a master's degree at New York University and traveled overseas... | more |


    Adam Stone

    Adam Stone '01

    NOV-07 Adam Stone is publisher of The Examiner, a weekly Westchester community newspaper he launched in September 2007. Previously, he worked as a freelance reporter. He was published in The New York Times... | more |


    Michele (Lumia) Iallonardi

    Michele (Lumia) Iallonardi '98

    OCT-07 Michele (Lumia) Iallonardi graduated from Hofstra University with a dual degree in elementary education and sociology. She has been writing for The Autism Perspective magazine for more than two years... | more |


    David Giardina

    David Giardina '84

    SEP-07 David Giardina spent a good part of his childhood performing with various theater companies around Connecticut, including Oddfellows Playhouse (where he studied acting, script writing and directing, and more), Theatre First, Company 1... | more |


    Kristen Shaughnessy

    Kristen Shaughnessy '90

    AUG-07 Kristen may be one of the city's only television reporters to grow up in a house without TV. Her family's television set broke when she was very young, and her parents decided that the family would be better off reading... | more |


    Todd Gardner

    Todd Gardner '04

    JUL-07 Todd Gardner has been studying marine life since he was old enough to walk. He has an extensive background in marine sciences and has written numerous scientific and popular articles about his research and experiences... | more |


    Meredith Eaton-Gilden

    Meredith Eaton-Gilden '96

    JUN-07 Meredith Eaton-Gilden currently stars in a breakout recurring role as feisty attorney Bethany Horowitz, on the ABC hit series Boston Legal, airing Tuesday evenings at 10 PM (ET/PT). She recently appeared in a guest starring role... | more |


    Jonathan Moreno

    Jonathan Moreno B.A. '73

    MAY-07 Dr. Jonathan D. Moreno ‘73 is the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of History and Sociology of Science (School of Arts and Sciences)... | more |


    Hilarie Cranmer

    Hilarie Cranmer B.E. '89

    APR-07 Hilarie Cranmer is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and faculty in the Division of International Health and Humanitarian Programs in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital... | more |


    Michael Wach

    Michael Wach B.A. '75, M.A. '76

    MAR-07 Michael Wach was named executive vice president of ad sales for YES Network in November 2004. He oversees all national, regional and local advertising sales for the most-watched regional sports television network in the country... | more |


    Lisa Henning

    Lisa Henning B.A. '87, M.A. '88

    FEB-07 Lisa Henning is owner and chef of Queen of Cuisine Personal Chef Service (www.queenofcuisine.com) in southeastern Massachusetts. She launched her business in 2003, offering in-home cooking... | more |


    Lou Berger

    Lou Berger '71

    JAN-07 Lou Berger has been welcomed into our homes for more than 17 years as one of the minds behind the highly acclaimed children's television program Sesame Street. He has been the head writer for 10 years... | more |

  • 2006
    Loretta Laroche

    Loretta Laroche '62

    DEC-06 Loretta is an international stress management and humor consultant whose wit, and irreverent humor, has, for over 30 years raised the humor potential in all of us. She is a member of faculty at the Mind/Body Medical Institute in Boston... | more |


    Paul Cartier

    Paul Cartier '81

    NOV-06 Paul Cartier '81 has been the organist for the New York Yankees since 2004. He has played the organ for the New York Islanders hockey team on and off since 1978, and has been playing steady for the past six years. At the age of 19... | more |


Eaton-Gilden Photo: David Kreigel