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Many Are One

Many Are One Alumni Awards Gala

Friday, June 8, 2018
6 p.m. - Cocktails • 7 p.m. - Dinner and Program

The Many Are One alumni awards gala is Seton Hall's premier annual black-tie event. The gala provides an opportunity to celebrate the ways in which the University's alumni have positively influenced our world. The 2017 gala celebrated the accomplishments of outstanding alumni, featured below, as well as a significant milestone for Seton Hall - a network of 100,000 alumni. Proceeds raised from the gala support four-year scholarships for children, grandchildren and siblings of alumni who attend Seton Hall; each selected student receives over $20,000 in scholarship funds.

Many Are One 2017 Honorees

Bonnie A. Evans, M.H.A. '02
Most Distinguished Alumna

Bonnie A. Evans, M.H.A. '02
Chief Executive Officer, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange Campus

Arti Dhaon Kakkar, M.A. '04/Ed.S. '05
Humanitarian of the Year

Arti Dhaon Kakkar, M.A. '04/Ed.S. '05
Chief of Health and Human Services, New Community Corporation

Joseph Kacirek, M.A. '81
Alumni Impact Award

Joseph Kacirek, M.A. '81
Vice Principal, John F. Kennedy Memorial High School (Retired)

Mark García '07
Young Alumni Impact Award

Mark García '07
Vice President and Creative Director, Majestyk

Service Award Recipients

  • College of Arts and Sciences - The Honorable Caridad F. Rigo '73/J.D. '77
  • College of Education and Human Services -Bette Simmons, Ed.D. '97
  • School of Health and Medical Sciences - Captain Joanna Borawski, USAF, D.P.T. '10
  • Stillman School of Business - James Malgieri '82
  • Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology - Michael St. Pierre, M.A.T. '03/M.A.E. '09
  • School of Diplomacy and International Relations - Lydiette Diaz, M.A. '11
  • School of Law - Remi L. Spencer, J.D. '02
  • College of Nursing - Kathe M. Conlon '87
  • College of Communication and the Arts - Glenn G. Schuck '85

About the Awards

Seton Hall University is like a mid-size city - with over 100,000 alumni, 10,000 students and 1,500 employees. However, over 160 years after its founding, it remains true to its mission; it is a welcoming community, rooted in faith, and is steadfast in the pursuit of academic excellence.

Tied together by a common bond, Many Are One is the only event at which all of Seton Hall comes together as one to celebrate Seton Hall. Through it, alumni, faculty, administrators, students and friends gather to share the special link that unites them all - their devotion to Seton Hall.

Each year, members of the University community are selected for special recognition. These honorees are chosen because of their dedication to improving Seton Hall and their communities.

  • The Most Distinguished Alumnus Award is the most prestigious alumni award given by the University. This award is presented to an individual who has been recognized as an outstanding leader in his or her professional field.
  • The Humanitarian Award is presented to an alumnus or alumna who embodies Seton Hall's mission of servant leadership by making a significant positive impact on his or her community.
  • The Alumni Impact Award is presented to an alumnus or alumna whose extraordinary contributions of time, talent or treasure have greatly advanced the mission of Seton Hall University.
  • The Young Alumni Impact Award is presented to an alumnus or alumna of the last 10 years who has made a significant positive impact on his or her community or profession.
  •  Celebrating 100k Alumni
  • Mercer Sponsor 
  • Liberty Mutual Congratulates The Many Are One Honorees
  •  Merril Lynch Silver Sponsor
  • New Community Corp Sponsor
  • Bank of America Ad
  • E&Y Sponsor 
  • O'brien Family Sponsor 
  • Kessler Institute Congratulates The Many Are One Honorees 
  • Trenk Law Firm Ad 
  • American Wear Sponsor 
  • Gourmet Dining Sponsor 
  •  Phi Kappa Theta Many Are One Ad
  • The Wilmington NC Alumni Chapter 
  • Charlotte 
  •  The Baltimore Alumni Chapter Salutes the Many Are One Honorees
  • South Jersey/Philadelphia Alumni Congratulates The Honorees
  •  Houston Texas Alumni Chapter Congratulates the Honorees
  • Phoenix Alumni Chapter 
  • San Diego Alumni Chapter 
  • Student Alumni Association 
  •  Central NJ Sponsor
  •  Tampa Alumni Sponsor
  • Northern NJ ALumni Sponsor 
  •  Washington DC Alumni Sponsor
  • NYC Alumni Sponsor 
  • Ft Lauderdale Alumni Sponsor 
  • Chicago Alumni Group Sponsor 
  • Jacksonville Alumni Chapter 
  • Alumni Volunteers Sponsor 
  • Alumni Board of Directors 
  • Jersey Shore Alumni Chapter 
  • Los Angeles Alumni Sponsor 
  • Young Alumus Ad 2017 
  • Adelante

Most Distinguished Alumna Award

Humanitarian of the Year Award

Deans Award

Can't attend?

Can't attend but would still like to make a contribution? Consider making a donation to the Alumni Scholarship.

For more information, contact Alumni Relations at (973) 378-9822 or

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