Alumni and Friends Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Honors Program
Honors Program 50th Anniversary Event
This year’s University Weekend included a very special celebration
for the University Honors Program. 85 Alumni, faculty, staff, students
and parents gathered to mark its 50th anniversary at an afternoon
luncheon. Alumni from 1965 through 2010 had the opportunity to share
memories, meet current faculty members and get to know today’s Honors
The event highlighted the great history of the Program and educated guests as to the ways that it has changed since its inception. Speakers included Jeffrey Alfano ’01, Nicholas Sena from Alumni Relations and Dr. Peter Ahr, director of the Honors Program.
"I was delighted to see so many of our alumni reconnecting with us
and with each other at the Honors Program 50th anniversary luncheon. It
was particularly enjoyable to meet some of the alumni from the early
years of the Program and exchange memories of Fr. Bill Keller and
Professor John Harrington, who founded the Program," said Ahr. "It was
great too, to run into my own former students in the Program, and see
the successes they have made of themselves… the lawyers, the professors,
the entrepreneurs. I think they very much enjoyed reconnecting with
each other as well. It was a great step in keeping alive the sense of
community that is a big part of the Honors Program."
In his remarks to the group Alfano noted that he felt the event was a
great success, bringing together alumni from a variety of class years.
The luncheon provided a wonderful opportunity to see old friends, and
make new ones. “University Day at Seton Hall always feels like you're
coming home again, but this event made it even more meaningful,” said
Any University Honors Program graduate that is interested in planning
or attending future Honors Alumni Club programs should contact Nicholas
Sena, assistant director of Alumni Engagement, at (973) 378-9827 or Nicholas.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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