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Seton Hall University

37th Annual Many Are One
Friday, June 7, 2024

Westin Governor Morris
2 Whippany Road
Morristown, NJ 07096

6 p.m. Cocktails
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Program
11 p.m. Event Concludes

Governor's Ballroom

We cordially invite you to the 37th Annual Many Are One Alumni Awards Gala. Alumni, parents, and supporters of Seton Hall are invited to recognize and celebrate our
2024 Most Distinguished Alumnus, Bryan Jakovcic ’09.

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.

Please join us for an evening of celebration and supporting the Resilience, Integrity, Scholarship, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.) Program that directly impacts current students at this annual event. 

For more information, please contact Shannon Roth, Associate Director of Alumni and Family Engagement at [email protected] or 973-378-9849.

Coming in from out of town? We've got a hotel block at the venue, so you won't have to go far! Please note that check-in time is 4 p.m. If you would like to check in earlier, please call the hotel on Friday morning to inquire if rooms are available for early check-in.

2024 Many Are One Honorees

Most Distinguished Alumnus

Bryan Jakovcic '09

President and Founder of Fusion Health

The eldest son of parents who immigrated from the former Yugoslavian state of Croatia, Bryan was inspired by his father who built a successful Logistics business in the United States and lived the American Dream. From his early days in grammar school, Bryan has always been innovative and business-oriented. Read more about Bryan.

Young Alumna Award

Carina Castagna ’21/M.P.A. ’22

Founder, Pesto Joe

Seton Hall alumni are tenacious, finding opportunity in ways that showcase just how unique they are, and that holds true for Carina Castagna ’21/M.P.A. ’22 who, with both grit and grace, found a way to turn her father’s loving memory into a rising legacy with her business, Pesto Joe, in West Milford, NJ. Read more about Carina.

Alumni Impact Award

Naima K. Ricks, M.A.E. ’13/Ph.D. ’22

Executive Director, After-School All-Stars - New Jersey

Educational advocacy, community leadership and public service are the pillars that characterize the legacy that Naima K. Ricks, M.A.E. ’13/Ph.D. ’22, is building with the work that she is doing today. Read more about Naima.

Many Are One Logo

Support the Resilience, Integrity, Scholarship, and Excellence (RISE) Program

Proceeds raised from the gala support the Resilience, Integrity, Scholarship, and Excellence (RISE) Program. RISE assists low-income, first-generation, or students with disabilities to persist and graduate from Seton Hall University. RISE is designed to empower students to achieve and maintain academic excellence and college success. Students accepted into the RISE Program receive a systematic, interactive, and comprehensive plan that allows for academic, professional and social support, including tutoring and coaching, personal, financial, mentoring, and career counseling and planning.

Support R.I.S.E.

Matt Loughlin '79Meet our Emcee: Matt Loughlin '79

Matt Loughlin is an American sportscaster who is in his 18th season as the play-by-play voice of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League on the Devils Hockey Network, where he is partnered with former goaltender and former Devils TV analyst Chico Resch. Loughlin attended St. Mary's High School. A 1979 graduate of Seton Hall University, Loughlin worked as a sideline reporter and pre- and post-game show host for Devils' telecasts on Fox Sports Net New York from 1997 to 2006. He also hosted intermission reports, where he was often paired with Stan Fischler for a question-and-answer feature called "Matt and the Maven". Loughlin substituted for play-by-play announcer Mike Emrick on occasion, often due to Emrick's conflicting national broadcast assignments. He served a similar role on New York Mets telecasts from 1996 to 2005. Matt is also the creator and host of "Pirates Talk", a podcast devoted primarily to Seton Hall basketball. He is a resident of Westfield, New Jersey.

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