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Pirate's Eye On Alumni Volunteers
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SHU Loves VolunteersAlumni relations provides graduates with many ways to volunteer and make a difference at Seton Hall. One such opportunity is helping at open houses on campus. Alumni are able to speak with prospective students and their families and share their experiences. Two alumni were interviewed to discuss why they volunteer at open houses, and why other alumni should take advantage of this volunteer opportunity.

Joseph Testa ’12 said he volunteers because giving back is one of the best things he can do for the memories Seton Hall gave him. He enjoys sharing his experiences from his time at Seton Hall with prospective students and answering their questions.

"Volunteering allows alumni the chance to come back to The Hall, network and inform prospective students. I have left every single event I volunteered at feeling like I directly helped new students to see their potential at Seton Hall. I love informing others about the clubs, events and activities Seton Hall has to offer," said Testa.

John Luski ’75/M.B.A. ’80 has been volunteering for almost 20 years and is a proud alumnus. He loves to help and be a part of the continued growth of Seton Hall. Luski enjoys meeting prospective students at open houses and developing relationships with the faculty and administrators of Seton Hall.

When asked if he would recommend this volunteer opportunity to other alumni, Luski said, "It doesn't take much time and you can make a difference. It helps you become a better person. I really believe you can gain as much from this experience as you give to it. You are tremendously influencing students to attend Seton Hall and it is great to see the results of your efforts."

This spring, there will be two Spring Open House events on campus on February 16 and April 27 at 9 a.m. Additionally, there are two accepted student events in which alumni can volunteer – the Scholarship Reception on April 4 and the annual accepted student day, Pirate Preview, on April 5.

If you are interested in joining these fellow Pirates among the many other alumni who volunteered this fall, get involved and fill out the Volunteer Interest Survey at After completing the survey, you will be contacted when opportunities arise that meet the interests you indicated. If you have any questions about volunteering, contact Erika Klinger, associate director of campus partnerships at (973) 378-9827 or

For more information please contact:
Erika Klinger
(973) 378-9827


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