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IMAGE NY/NJ Baykeeper Launches First Microplastic Research Initiative with NY/NJ Harbor and Releases Plastic-Free Product Guide
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
PHOTO: Manta trawl net collecting floatables in the NY Harbor off the coast of Jersey City, NJ. KEYPORT, NJ - NY/NJ Baykeeper along with partners and collaborators from Monmouth University's Urban Coast Institute, The Five Gyres Institute,... Read More...
IMAGE Covenant House Event on April 13 in Rumson
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
RUMSON, NJ - Shining stars from seven high schools around Monmouth County will perform show - stopping tunes alongside Broadway Stars Richard Todd Adams, (Phantom, Les Miserables), David Elder (Curtains, 42nd Street) and Darius Kaleb (Motown) to... Read More...
IMAGE Enjoy Spring in a County Park
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
LINCROFT, NJ —  Dust off your golf clubs and grab your fishing poles, it’s time to head outside!  Spring is officially here and there’s no better place to enjoy its warm days than in the Monmouth County Park System.  With its... Read More...
IMAGE Lou Fligor is Announced as Candidate for Atlantic Highlands Mayor
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
PHOTO: Louis F. Fligor Republican Primary Candidate for Atlantic Highlands Mayor. Atlantic Highlands, NJ -  The Committee to Elect Lou Fligor to the office of Mayor of Atlantic Highlands is announcing his candidacy in the June 2nd... Read More...
IMAGE Armed Gunman Threat Met with Full Law Enforcement Response at Holmdel School
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Caller Report of Armed Intruder Prompted Countywide Response FREEHOLD, NJ - A full-scale response to a report of an armed intruder at the Village Elementary School in Holmdel today is now being investigated as an apparent hoax, announced Acting... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Hey, Indiana!
by Anne Mikolay
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
The average American doesn't know much about Indiana other than what we learned in grade school: Indianapolis is your capital, and you grow a lot of... Read More...
IMAGE Another Triumphal Procession
by Woody Zimmerman
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
As a change of pace for the Lenten Season, here’s a reprint of an earlier column-entry. Palm Sunday – occurring on March 29 this year – always... Read More...
IMAGE Making Homes for Fish Hawks
by Joe Reynolds
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Like an old fashioned barn raising, about 15 volunteers  with the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council came together on a clear but chilly Sunday... Read More...
IMAGE Of Food Trucks, Boardwalks, and New Development
by Dennis
Monday, 30 March 2015
Summer is just around the corner, and for those who live at the Jersey Shore, that means two things are guaranteed: the mass influx of tourists is... Read More...
IMAGE Clinton's Delusional Defense of Email
by Jack Archibald
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Last week, former Secretary of State and prospective Democrat President nominee Hillary Clinton channeled her inner H.L. Mencken.  By... Read More...

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Middletown Township Committee Workshop

West Long Branch, NJ - Faculty members and students gathered in the recently renovated lobby of the Science Building on October 4 to celebrate the naming of the Anne and Denis Hruza Analytical Chemistry Laboratory. The laboratory was named for two enthusiastic alumni supporters of the School of Science. Dr. Denis E. Hruza earned his bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry from Monmouth in 1968 and returned to complete an MBA in 1977. Mrs. Hruza earned her MBA from Monmouth in 1981.

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Mrs. Anne Hruza and Dr. Denis E. Hruza at the dedication ceremony.

"This is a milestone gift for the School of Science," said Dean Michael Palladino. The Hruzas have pledged $100,000 to support chemistry students. Dean Palladino noted that it was the largest named gift that the School of Science has received to date.  “We are honored to name the analytical chemistry laboratory after Anne and Denis and very fortunate to have them involved in supporting our vision for the Department of Chemistry, Medical Technology and Physics.  Through their wonderful generosity the Hruzas are providing instrumentation for teaching and research and funding for student-faculty research experiences.  Future generations of chemistry majors will benefit from this enduring gift every time they enter the Anne and Denis Hruza Analytical Chemistry Laboratory.”    

Mrs. Hruza retired as a manager from International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) in Hazlet, NJ, in 2002. During a diverse career, she became a chemist specializing in quality control.  A gifted artist as well as a scientist, Mrs. Hruza is an active member of the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury and the Ocean County Artists Guild. She has created watercolor paintings during alumni events and presented several of her studies to the University.

At the dedication of the laboratory, she encouraged students, especially female students, to pursue careers in the sciences, saying, "Go for it!"

Dr. Hruza is a regulatory affairs consultant, specializing in regulatory training, security plans, OSHA regulations, and global harmonized shipping. Before his retirement, he was a transport regulatory specialist with IFF for more than 40 years. Dr. Hruza is currently a consultant to Global Essence, Inc. of Freehold, NJ. 

Dr. Hruza's involvement with the company has led to internships and postgraduate employment for Monmouth students, including Sean Grimes '12, who is now working as an analytical chemist at Global Essence.

The Hruzas are also supporters of the Summer Research Program (www.monmouth.edu/srp), a 12-week, student-faculty collaborative research program where students work on original research projects under the supervision of Monmouth University faculty and staff.