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Sons of Poland Honor Professor Richard Hunter
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Richard J. Hunter, J.D., M.A., professor of legal studies at the Stillman School of Business, is the inaugural honoree for the Association of the Sons of Poland (ASOP) First Scholarship and Meritorious Service Award Reception. Hunter earned this recognition for “serving as an inspiration to others” and for his tireless support in helping the youth in the ASOP’s community pursue their dreams of higher education, especially at Seton Hall University.

This is the latest in a long list of honors and awards received by Hunter. In the last three years, he has been named “Undergraduate Business Teacher of the Year,” “Researcher of the Year” and “Graduate Business Student Teacher of the Year.” He also is a recipient of the Legal Studies Bright Idea Award. Bright Idea Awards are presented for the best research published by the business faculty at New Jersey’s colleges and universities. Hunter's paper was one of only 14 papers state wide that received a Bright Idea Award.

Of Polish ancestry, Hunter is an expert on the transformation of the Polish economy. He has conducted research and traveled in Eastern Europe for more than 25 years and studied at Krakow and Poznan Universities in Poland. Hunter also was treasurer and a board member of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America — the premier Polish-American academic institution in the United States.

Hunter received his bachelor’s degree in government and international relations, his law degree and a certificate in Soviet and Eastern European Studies from the University of Notre Dame. He earned his master’s in international economics and Soviet and East European Studies from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Institute for International Business, treasurer of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America in New York City and on the editorial advisory board for the International Journal of Business Research.

About the Association of the Sons of Poland:

The Association of the Sons of Poland was incorporated in 1903 as a Fraternal Benefit Society. At its onset, the Association’s goals were to provide death benefits for Polish-American families and send financial help to their relatives in Poland. Today the Association serves the Polish-American community by offering affordable insurance coverage and by supporting cultural and heritage organizations. For the past half century, the Sons of Poland has also offered an annual scholarship program to benefit its young members entering college. 

For more information please contact:
Leigh Onimus
(973) 313-6058


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