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“Montclair State Has Meant So Much to Me”

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Charles L. Magliaro 54 58 M.A. Hon. ’10 and his wife, Lori

Charles L. Magliaro ’54 ’58 M.A., has many fond memories of his student days when he was president of the “Men in Music” group and a member of the Phi Alpha Psi fraternity and the basketball team. In 1966, he was chosen by the Montclair State faculty to serve as the charter president of Phi Delta Kappa, an international honor society.

Now retired in St. Simons Island, Georgia, with his wife Lori, Magliaro enjoyed a fulfilling career in education administration for more than 25 years. He was a teacher and a school principal before becoming superintendent of schools in East Hanover, where he served for 21 years, a record tenure. “I had the opportunity to hire many excellent teachers from Montclair State, including my own replacement, Larry Santos ’67 ’74 M.A.,” he says. In 2003, he returned to campus after many years. “I was impressed with the growth on campus,” he recalls. “Montclair State has meant so much to me. I wanted to give something back.”

The University will receive a percentage bequest in Magliaro’s will. “I hope that in some small way my gift will help ensure Montclair State’s commitment to academic excellence,” he shares. He will create an endowed scholarship for math and science education majors.

“I am proud to have been a part of Montclair State, its growth and development, and everything it stands for,” Magliaro says.

 

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