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Alumni and Friends Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Honors Program
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Honors Program 50th Anniversary Event
Honors Program 50th Anniversary
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 Program students.

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 Alfano.

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

For more information please contact:
Nicholas Sena
(973) 378-9827


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