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Alumni Reunion Weekend
October 18 - 19, 2013

The Alumni Association invites you to explore this year’s Reunion Weekend theme and “Reinvent Yourself!” Join us for workshops, academic presentations, and social events that educate, entertain, and inspire. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with classmates, develop your professional network, and visit with College faculty. Click here for more information.

2013 Alumni of the Year Winners Announced

Each year, two alumni that have distinguished themselves in their professional and personal lives are chosen for the Alumni of the Year award. The award is presented at the annual commencement ceremony, held this year on April 26.

2013 Alumni of the Year from New Jersey

Donna Boles ‘72
Sr. Vice President Human Resources, Becton Dickinson

Donna Boles joined Becton Dickinson in 1973 and took on positions of increasing responsibility before becoming Vice President, Human Resources for BD Medical, the organization’s largest business segment, in 2001.

Ms. Boles has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Morris, Bergen, Sussex, and Passaic, Inc. since 2005 where she currently holds the position of Vice-Chair of the Board. She has also served on the Board of the Center for Human Resource Strategy at Rutgers University and as a member of the HR Advisory Councils of the Conference Board. Ms. Boles is a member of the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) and the Executive Leadership Council.

2013 Alumni of the Year from New York

Cheryl Hutin Lavery ‘84
Head of Human Resources, Build America Mutual Assurance Company (BAM)

After spending a few years in the fashion industry during turbulent times for the field, Cheryl Hutin Lavery was recruited by a headhunting firm and her career in human resources began. In 2011, after 25 years in the field, she was invited to lead human resources efforts for a new company, BAM.

In additional to her professional accomplishments, Ms. Hutin Lavery has devoted significant time to mentoring and literacy programs in New York City and was a speaker at Berkeley’s Women’s Leadership Panel event.