April 25, 2019
The 29th year of the Legacy Awards Gala sponsored by the William Paterson University Foundation.

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Funds raised through the gala directly affect the lives of our students, most of whom rely on scholarships to complete their studies.

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Join us for the grand cocktail dinner reception, followed by dessert and the awards presentation. With eight food stations plus three premium open bars and scores of passed hors d'oeuvres, it is guaranteed no one will leave the party hungry. The reception also gives our guests the perfect opportunity to network with University VIPs, honorees, and each other.

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Legacy Award Honorees

April 25, 2019

Kevin Burkhardt '97

Distinguished Alumnus

Play-by-Play Announcer and Studio Host
Fox Sports

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NK Architects

Distinguished Organization

Vincent N. Parrillo

Distinguished Faculty/Staff

Professor of Sociology
William Paterson University

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The Grove, Cedar Grove, NJ

  • Date: April 25, 2019
  • Time: 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
  • Attire: Cocktail Attire
  • Location: The Grove, 691 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
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Our Mission

This year marks the 29th year of the Legacy Awards Gala, sponsored by the William Paterson University Foundation. The Legacy Awards honor those who exemplify the leadership of our namesake, William Paterson, by demonstrating a strong support for public higher education in the state of New Jersey, and generosity to others through philanthropic leadership. Funds raised through the gala directly affect the lives of our students, most of whom rely on scholarships to complete their studies. With your generous support of the Gala, you can truly make a difference in the lives of our students through scholarships and programming as we strive to achieve the University's mission of academic excellence and student success.

William Paterson Fundation
PresHelldobler

Richard HelldoblerPresident

William Paterson University

Pamela Ferguson

Pamela L. FergusonFoundation President

Vice President for Institutional Advancement,
William Paterson University

Aaron Van Duyne

Aaron Van Duyne III '75, M.A. '08Chairperson

Partner, Founder of Van Duyne, Bruno & Co., P.A.

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Legacy Scholars

Each year, hundreds of William Paterson students receive support from generous alumni and friends in the form of scholarships. The following Legacy Scholars embody what can be achieved with the help of scholarships provided by alumni and friends like you.

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Campo

Michaela Campo

Graduated January 2019
BS Professional Sales
Larry Arias

Larry Arias

Senior
Majors: Accounting and Financial Planning
Steysy Benites-Villantoy

Steysy Benites-Villantoy

Junior
Majors: Sociology and Psychology
Concentration: Social Services
Breanna Guyton

Breanna Guyton

Sophomore
Major: Communications
Minor: English Literature
Concentration: Broadcast Journalism
Amber Hawkins

Amber Hawkins

Graduate Student
Major: Higher Education Administration
Terrence Hopkins

Terrence Hopkins

Junior
Major: Chemistry
Brian Jorahua

Brian Jorahua

Junior
Majors: Early Childhood Education and English
Erik Lascano

Erik Lascano

Senior
Majors: Political Science and Legal Studies
Mary Moynihan

Mary Moynihan

Senior
Major: Communication Disorders and Sciences
Minors: Anthropology and Psychology
Concentration: Cognitive Science Honors Track
Hershell Williams

Hershell Williams

Junior
Major: Art Concentration: Animation and Multimedia

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691 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
·973.239.0270