MHS C.A.M.P. Night 2015

This is not your typical career night.

On Tuesday, December 1 the Morris Educational Foundation and the Alumni Association of Morristown High School will host the 2nd annual Colonial Alumni Mentoring Program Night. C.A.M.P. Night will feature thirty of MHS’s most inspiring alumni. We encourage all high school students (parents are welcome too!) to attend this great night for exploring careers, starting conversations and networking with MHS graduates who have found success. This is not your typical career night. This event offers dynamic discussion among students and alumni mentors.

The evening starts at 7:00 PM with a keynote from Allyson Hobbs, class of ’93, an assistant professor in the Department of History at Stanford University and author of A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, published by Harvard University Press in October 2014. Then, choose up to three forums from fourteen different career tracks, and link up with successful alumni in those fields and other like-minded students. Use the time to hear their stories, get ideas for your future, and connect with mentors who can help you navigate next steps. Wrap up the evening with an event-wide reception where you can continue the dialog and make plans for staying connected.

We encourage you to RSVP, but it’s not required. If you do RSVP, you can indicate which career forums you’re interested in attending and also submit questions for alumni to answer during the event. RSVP Now »


The 2015 CAMP College and Career Readiness Award

Presented by the Crawford Home Selling Team at Keller Williams Metropolitan Realty

The 2015 CAMP College and Career Readiness Award, established by Pete Lorenzo, Morristown High School 1990 Graduate, honors the values of Gordon Crawford and The Crawford Home Selling team of Keller Williams Metropolitan, which is built on pride, trust, education, training, creating and taking advantage of opportunities.

Chosen by random drawing during the final reception tonight, the inaugural Award (up to $1,000) will support a Morristown High School Student in their pursuit of career opportunities and endeavors. Students must be in attendance this evening to be entered in the drawing.


The CAMP Night 2015 Mobile App

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Here’s a rundown of our fantastic forum leaders…see you on the 1st!

Arts

Athletics

Broadcasting and Film

Business

Education

Entrepreneur

Information Technology

Law

Marketing and Communications

Medicine

STEM

Skilled Professional

Social Media

Veteran, Military and Civil Service

 

KEYNOTE

Allyson Hobbs, ‘93

Author and Professor, Stanford University

allyson hobbs at jockey hollowAllyson Hobbs is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Stanford University. Allyson graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and she received a Ph.D. with distinction from the University of Chicago. She has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, and the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Stanford. Allyson teaches courses on American identity, African American history, African American women’s history, and twentieth-century American history. She has won numerous teaching awards including the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, the Graves Award in the Humanities, and the St. Clair Drake Teaching Award. She gave a TEDx talk at Stanford, she has appeared on C-Span and National Public Radio, and her work has been featured on cnn.com, slate.com, and in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Allyson’s first book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, published by Harvard University Press in October 2014, examines the phenomenon of racial passing in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present. She lives in Atherton, California with her Labradoodle, Clover.Top»

 

ARTS

Jill Abramovitz

Broadway Actress

Jill Abramovitz has appeared on Broadway in Cinderella, 9 to 5, and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. She’s performed regionally at the Goodspeed Opera House, the Kennedy Center, and Papermill Playhouse, most recently in the Kathleen Marshall helmed Ever After, among others. Her television credits include Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Ugly Betty, and Hostages as well as commercials for various household items and meat products. Also an award-winning lyricist and bookwriter, Jill made her Broadway writing debut this season as a contributing lyricist on It Shoulda Been You, directed by David Hyde Pierce. Her newest show (book and lyrics) is a collaboration with her husband, composer Brad Alexander: breadandrosesmusical.com. Jill is a proud graduate of the University of Pennsylvania as well as Morristown High School, where she was fortunate enough to be directed by the legendary Jane Wintz. Jillaonline.com Top»

Alex Wintz, ‘06

Jazz Guitarist

Wintz-6smallGuitarist Alex Wintz is quickly becoming a name in the international jazz community. At a young age, he has already had the opportunity to perform across the country and around the world, including Europe, Asia, South America and major U.S. clubs including the Monterey Jazz Festival, The Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Rochester Jazz Festival and many more. Alex graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Berklee College of Music in May 2010 and completed his Masters degree from the Juilliard School in May 2012. Awards and recognition achieved include National Foundation of the Arts ARTS Award winner, Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship All-Star, Most Outstanding Jazz Soloist in High School Category in the Downbeat Music Awards, Berklee Guitar Achievement Award, and Semi-Finalist in the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition and Detroit Jazz Festival Competition. Alex attended NJPAC’s Jazz for Teens program from 2001-2006. Alex has already appeared on over two dozen recordings. Current regular groups and collaborators include Etienne Charles and Creole Soul, Ben Williams and Sound Effect, Roxy Coss Quintet, Peter and Will Anderson Trio, Lucas Pino Nonet, Nick Finzer Sextet, Dave Baron Quintet, and his own projects. Top»

 

ATHLETICS

Connor Lade, ‘08

Major League Soccer Player, NY Red Bulls

image1Connor Lade graduated MHS in 2008. He joined Red Bulls Academy during his senior year of high school in December 2007, playing for the Red Bulls’ U-18 team in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy during the 2007-08 season. He also played with the Red Bulls’ U-20 team that won the United Soccer Leagues’ Super Y-League championship in 2009. He attended St. John’s University and played soccer there for four seasons. As a senior, Lade started all 18 games, playing every minute, while earning second team All-Big East honors and helping the Red Storm to the Big East championship in Red Bull Arena. During this time, he earned many awards and amassed 81 appearances, including 60 straight appearances to finish his college career. Lade made his first career MLS start for the New York Red Bulls on April 22, 2012, at D.C. United. Lade earned his first call-up to the United States national team on Jan. 6, 2013, for training camp in Carson, Calif.  Top»

Courtney Larcom, ’07

Head Coach, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Men’s and Women’s Swim Team

Courtney_LARCOM_CourtneyCourtney Larcom is entering her third season as the Head Coach of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Men’s and Women’s Swim Team. In Larcom’s first and second season at the helm, 8 records were broken between the men’s and women’s team 3 relays and 5 individual events, with the Men’s 200 and 400 Medley relay being broken 4 times in the second season alone. In the first few weeks of her third season as head coach, the largest championship team in the history of the school has been formed with the aim of adding at least 4 more athletes to the squad.  Prior to coaching at FDU, Larcom graduated from Providence College where she was co-captain of the 2010-2011 Women’s Swim team, Second in team scoring (first among seniors) with 162.50 points and finished her career 15th on all-time leading scorers list with 474.25 points. At Providence, she was a Big East Championship qualifier, 2009-2010 Most Improved Female Athlete, 2010-2011 Cindi Luciani Award Most Valuable Female Swimmer and record holder in the 1650yd and 1500m freestyle events. Larcom graduated with a degree in Political Science and History and currently working on a Masters in Sports Administration at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Top»

 

BROADCASTING AND FILM

Beth Benson, ‘01

Graphics Supervisor, Saturday Night Live

BethRodgersBensonBeth Rodgers Benson is currently the Graphics Supervisor for Saturday Night Live. Other television credits include The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NBC and MSNBC News, as well as several independent film and documentary projects. She graduated from Morristown High School in 2001 and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005. In her spare time, she enjoys writing and performing sketch and improv comedy and running. Top»

 

John Launchi, ‘01

Writer/Director and Director of Photography, Bravo TV

John Launchi headshotWriter/director John Launchi got his start in comedy by interning for The Howard Stern Show. Shortly after, he made his first feature film, Laid Off, which won Best Feature Comedy at the Garden State Film Festival and went on to receive distribution across all major cable on-demand platforms. He has also filmed shows for Comedy Central, MTV, and Bravo. His most recent project, Help Yourself, an original sitcom he wrote and directed, will premiere at the New York Television Festival this October. When he is not creating new original content, he can be found freaking out because he just became a father. Top»

 

BUSINESS

Richard Tierney, ‘83

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Head Shot 4x6[1square copyRich joined Edward Jones as a financial advisor in 2009. Prior to joining Edward Jones, he spent over 20 years in various leadership roles with two firms that provide services to the financial services industry. He attended Boston College and graduated cum laude in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in management with concentrations in finance and computer science. Rich and his wife have four children and live in Morris Township where he was born and raised. Rich has also been active in business and civic affairs and is currently a member of the Florham Park Jaycees and Rotary. Top»

Sara Youngelson, ‘87

Owner, Six Faneuil Hall Businesses, and Founder, Pitching In For Kids Non-Profit

Sara Youngelson HeadshotAfter graduating from Boston University, Sara received her Masters in Education from the University of Vermont. She was hired by HeadStart Boston where she created programs for children and their families within the inner city. In 1998, Sara was given the opportunity to buy into the business, Rescor Company,  the busiest small ice cream business in the North East. Leaving HeadStart to be a small business owner was a hard decision to make. But, since then Sara has expanded her company by buying other small businesses in the marketplace and creating new ones. Sara’s six businesses combined have created a multi-million dollar company- Sprinkles Ice Cream, Quincy’s Place, Kilvert & Forbes Bakeshop, Grasshopper Sweets, Grasshopper Creamery and L’Attitude Boston, all located in Faneuil Hall. After one of Sara’s employees was killed on his way to work in 1999, she put together a fundraiser to create a scholarship in his name at Boston University where he was a student. Red Sox player Tim Naehring heard about the fundraiser and wanted to help. With the help from Tim and his teammates she created her own charity, Pitching In For Kids in 2004. Top»

EDUCATION

Adrian Bennett, ‘99

School Counselor, Admiral William F. Halsey Jr. Public Health & Safety Academy

Adrian Bennet headshotAdrian is a member of the Morristown High School Class of 1999. While in high school, he was inspired by his Guidance Counselor, Ms. Jan Kreuger. Because of her, Adrian’s goal in life became to help students the way that she helped him. Adrain received academic scholarships to attend Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Upon graduating, he worked as a teacher and a case manager for the Department of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly known as D.Y.F.S.) while also earning a Masters Degree in School Counseling from Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Education. Adrian is now in his second year as a School Counselor at the Admiral William F. Halsey Jr. Public Health & Safety Academy in Elizabeth, N.J. He is also working on my certification to be a Director of Guidance. Top»

Allyson Hobbs, ‘93

Author and Professor, Stanford University

allyson hobbs at jockey hollowAllyson Hobbs is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Stanford University. Allyson graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and she received a Ph.D. with distinction from the University of Chicago. She has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, and the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Stanford. Allyson teaches courses on American identity, African American history, African American women’s history, and twentieth-century American history. She has won numerous teaching awards including the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, the Graves Award in the Humanities, and the St. Clair Drake Teaching Award. She gave a TEDx talk at Stanford, she has appeared on C-Span and National Public Radio, and her work has been featured on cnn.com, slate.com, and in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Allyson’s first book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, published by Harvard University Press in October 2014, examines the phenomenon of racial passing in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present. She lives in Atherton, California with her Labradoodle, Clover. Top»

 

ENTREPRENEUR

Asdrubal Franco, ‘85

Principal, domoarchitecture

Asdrubal Franco headshotAsdrubal Franco, Principal and founder of domoarchitecture in New York City, has been practicing architecture since 2002. His firm focuses in high end residential, and retail projects. Asdrubal has led the design of multimillion renovation projects all over the United States with a focus in NYC and Miami. His most recent residential project at Museum Tower has gotten international attention and has been recently published in Abitare magazine, (October 2015). After graduating MHS, (class of 1985) Asdrubal Franco attended New Jersey Institute of technology. Top»

Harry Simon, ‘76

Owner and Director, Simon Gallery

Harry Simon headshot smallHighly respected in the arts community, Harry Simon has been a major force promoting the visual arts in Morris County and beyond. A lifelong resident of Morristown, he opened the Simon Gallery in Morristown in 1996 with his wife Mary Ellen. For his creative and excellent work as a gallery owner, his commitment to broadening the community’s appreciation and awareness of the arts and his ongoing work to provide new opportunities for artists and for the public to engage in the arts, Harry Simon was awarded Outstanding Professional in the Arts by the Arts Council of the Morris Area in 2011. Top»

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Don Garvey, ‘80

Chief Information Security & Compliance Officer, The Chubb Corporation

Don GarveyDon Garvey is the Chief Information Security & Compliance Officer for The Chubb Corporation located in Warren, New Jersey. He has been working in the Information Technology field for the past 29 years. He became the first CISO of the Chubb Corporation in January 2002. Don has built a world-class information security program. This included establishing formal corporate security policies and procedures, authoring a corporate incident response plan, the Global Security policy, developing a vendor risk assessment program and working closely with the privacy officer on data protection. Chubb’s Information Security Program creates and promotes a corporate culture that fosters an understanding and value of protecting corporate and customer information. Most recently Don has redefined the role of CISO as Chubb centralized Information Security, IT Risk Management, Vendor Risk and IT Compliance functions.  Over his career, Don established and built Chubb’s e-Business practice. This included Electronic Messaging, Extranet and Internet facilities. Don sits on a number of security forums including the Knowledge Connect ISF, Microsoft Global Security Council, Infraguard, and FS-ISAC. Top»

Tim McDade, ‘85

Director of Technology, Morris School District

TIM McDade 1ABorn and raised in Morristown, NJ, Tim attended the Morris School District and was a member of the MHS class of 1985. He earned a BS in Administration of Justice from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island 1989 and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Centenary College in 2009. He has over 25 years’ experience in computer network engineering and management and has served as the Morris School District  Director of Technology since 1999. Top»

LAW

Patrick L. Rocco, ‘81

Partner, Stone, Bonner and Rocco, LLP

Patrick Rocco HeadshotPatrick L. Rocco is a cum laude graduate of Rutgers Law School and received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Rutgers College, Rutgers University. While in law school, Mr. Rocco was an Associate Articles Editor for the Rutgers Law Review. Following law school, Mr. Rocco served as Law Clerk to United States District Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise in the District of New Jersey. Mr. Rocco began his career in private practice as an associate with the New York City law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Rocco served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of New Jersey, prosecuting and/or trying numerous cases, including securities fraud, bank fraud, mail fraud, insurance fraud and tax fraud cases. In January 2001, Mr. Rocco received the U.S. Inspector General’s Integrity Award for his outstanding achievements in the successful prosecution of health care fraud. He is currently a partner at Stone, Bonner and Rocco, LLP. Mr. Rocco is a frequent lecturer on securities fraud litigation and federal discovery practices. Mr. Rocco appeared as a guest lecturer at Fordham Law School and Seton Hall Law School. Top»

Ben Sirota, ‘96

Trial Attorney, Department of Justice

Ben SirotaBenjamin Sirota is a Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice Antitrust Division in its New York office.  In this role he investigates and prosecutes criminal antitrust offenses such as price fixing and bid rigging; he has also litigated a civil challenge to a consummated merger.  Prior to Mr. Sirota joining DOJ in 2012, he was a litigator with the international law firm of Debevoise and Plimpton for six years.  Mr. Sirota is a graduate of Morristown High School, Princeton University, and the University of Chicago Law School.  Top»

 

 

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Stan Prater, ‘74

Area Manager, Jersey Central Power & Light

Stan Prater BIO 10-2-15Stan Prater is an Area Manager at Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. Stan reports to the vice president of external affairs and is the company’s liaison for over 28 municipalities in Hunterdon and Warren Counties. In 1984, Stan joined JCP&L as a meter reader collector. Over the years, he has held a number of supervisory and management positions in Customer Service. Stan is a native of Morristown, NJ and is a 1974 graduate of Morristown High School. In 1979, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Hampton University where he played football for four years. He was his company’s nominee and completed participation in Leadership Morris in 2003. In 2009, he received the Leadership Morris Alumni Association Achievement Award for community leadership. In 2004, he completed The University of Akron College of Business Administration Executive Education Program. Stan has used his leadership skills in giving back to the community as a board member of many local organizations. He is also active in several local causes sponsored by JCP&L/FirstEnergy, serving several years as the chair of the Harvest for Hunger Campaign and as a United Way Campaign Coordinator. Top»

Chenoa Taitt, ‘91

Executive Vice-President and Director of Marketing and Communications, Stephens Inc.

Chenoa Taitt headshotChenoa oversees communications and marketing at Stephens Inc., a privately-held financial services firm. Prior to joining Stephens, she spent nine years as a partner at Rooney & Associates, a financial PR agency, where she represented business-to-business companies. Her previous roles also include Vice President and head of PR at LHA, an investor relations firm and account executive at the MWW Group, a global PR agency. A graduate of Seton Hall University, Chenoa lives in Mendham with her husband and their Jack Russell terrier. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, reading, fine dining, and cooking for friends and family. Top»

 

MEDICINE

Judy Banks, MD., ’67

Obstetrician, Gynecologist

Judy Banks headshotJudy Banks, a board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist is a lifelong resident of Morris County. After graduating for the College of St. Elizabeth, she attended Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her residency in OB/GYN at the University Of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey.  As a general practitioner, she provides women with care during all stages of life.  Her practice encompasses, well women care, obstetrics both normal and high risk, and gynecological surgery.  She is active in the residency training programs at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center for the Department of OB/GYN and Family Practice.  Her additional interests are Global Health Initiatives She has been involved with projects in Haiti for many years. Dr. Banks has received many awards and honors for her teaching activities, and community service. Top»

James Borin, MD., ‘89

Assistant Professor, Director of Endourology, NYU Department of Urology

Borin_JamesDr. James Borin is an internationally recognized expert in robotic surgery and minimally invasive treatment of kidney cancer, kidney stones, and prostate cancer. While at Morristown High, James was a two-time state champion in fencing. He attended Yale University and Yale Medical School. He was captain of the Yale fencing team, a member of the U.S. National Team, and represented the U.S. at the 1993 World Championships. After a Urology residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, he completed a fellowship in laparoscopic and robotic surgery at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Borin was previously Director of Robotic Surgery and Director of the Executive Health Program at the University of Maryland. He recently joined the faculty at New York University, where he is Director of Endourology and head of robotic urology at the Manhattan VA Hospital. Dr. Borin has pioneered several surgical techniques for kidney stones and has written numerous papers and book chapters on minimally invasive surgery. He has given lectures on 6 continents on the topics of advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Top»

 

STEM

Francesca Krass Joel ‘84

Director, Supply Chain Management, Merck & Co., Inc.

Fran JoelFrancesca obtained her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology where she participated in the NJIT’s Cooperative Education Program working for Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals. Upon graduation, Francesca began her career as a Process Validation Engineer, specializing in manufacturing equipment qualifications. Within a year, she was leading a team of ~ 150 line personnel which manufactured and packaged pharmaceutical products. In 1996, Francesca completed a dual MBA in Pharmaceutical/Chemical Studies & Marketing, while progressing through various roles specializing in site operations, contract manufacturing & and supply chain management. She currently leads a team that manages Merck’s global supply chain operations for Europe & Asia Pacific regions. Francesca resides in Morris Township with her husband and two children. Top»

Corlan Wood, ‘78

Pilot, United Airlines

roger Wood head shotCorlan graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1982 with BS in business. After graduation, he flew for various companies in cargo, aerial advertising, corporate, and commuter capacities. Corlan was hired by Continental airlines in 1987. In 2010, Continental merged with United Airlines and was renamed United Airlines. Corlan has flown several types of aircraft, from single engine aircraft to the 4 engine Boeing-747. He has accumulated over 28,000 thousand hours of flight time. Corlan is currently flying the Boeing 767 as an International Captain based in Newark NJ, flying to Europe and South America. He is married with 3 children and currently lives in Pennsylvania. Top»

 

SKILLED PROFESSIONAL

Teri Belles, ‘90

Owner, Bliss Hair Studio

teri Belles headshotOwning her own salon has always been a dream for this energetic mother of three. Teri, with her 20+ years of experience, opened her own salon on February 1, 2011. Under Teri’s direction Bliss Hair Studio, located in Morris Plains, has grown into a full-service salon offering services for hair, skin, nails, and make-up. A small town salon with a big heart allows Teri and her staff to get to know every person that sits in their chairs. Teri loves to help people look their best. She is most passionate about color and color correction while special occasion preparations including weddings and proms get her the most pumped up and excited. Education is still a priority and Teri uses every chance that she gets to schedules opportunities for her and herself to learn and improve their techniques. Owning a salon has brought the opportunity to travel and work with the best of the best, a gift that is truly immeasurable. Top»

Frank Stricchiola, ’99

Owner, Prime Construction & Remodeling LLC

Frank Stricchiola headshotFrank Stricchiola has been involved in construction for the majority of his life. Frank is a 1999 graduate of Morristown High School.  After high school graduation, he attended Seton Hall University, where he graduated in 2003.  He started his career working for a real estate and development company.  He continued there for 10 years before starting his own construction company in 2012.  Prime Construction & Remodeling LLC is full-service residential and commercial construction firm servicing all of Morris County and beyond.   Top»

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Katrina Najm, ‘01

Social Media Manager, PwC

Katrina Najm headshotKatrina Najm is a Social Media Manager at the global consulting firm, PwC, where she helps to launch social media strategies for large-scale initiatives on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. With over a decade of marketing experience, her career spans across PR, Media, and Digital Marketing. Katrina is an alumni of Morristown High School, class of 2001. While, at MHS, she was active on the varsity fencing team, the school plays and a member of the National honors societies. Following MHS, she earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Temple University, where she continued fencing and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Top»

Oresti Tsonopoulos, ‘06

Freelance Multimedia Producer

oresti tsnopolous headshotOresti Tsonopoulos is a multimedia storyteller who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Though his work predominantly lives online, his videos for The New York Times have been featured on JetBlue flights and his musician-centric pieces for NBC New York have been featured in taxi cabs across NYC. He studied recorded music at NYU, participated in the non-fiction collaborative program at UnionDocs and most-recently completed his master’s in journalism at CUNY. Top»

 

 

VETERAN, MILITARY AND CIVIL SERVICE

Paul S. Horan, ‘79

Command Sargent Major, New Jersey Army National Guard

Horan_CSM command PhotoCommand Sargent Major (CSM) Paul S. Horan, Born in Newcastle England, a native of Morristown, NJ, and a 1979 graduate of Morristown high school. During his four years at MHS, he spent two years at the Morris county Vo-Tech where he took courses in electrical trades. While working as an electrician, he later passed and was awarded a state of NJ electrical contractor license. CSM Horan at the age of 21 he entered the New Jersey Army National Guard (NJANG) where he is still an active member after 32 years with the rank of Command Sergeant Major. CSM Horan has deployed three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II 04; and Operation Iraqi Freedom 08-09 and Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan 13-14. He is currently in command of the 3rd BN 112th FA Morristown, NJ. And is a systems analyst for Universal Technical Resource services (UTRS) at Picatinny arsenal. Top»

John McGuinness, ’75

Chief, Morris Township Police Department

John McGuinnessChief McGuinness is a 1975 graduate of Morristown High School, he has an Associates Degree from County College of Morris, a Bachelors Degree from William Paterson University, and a Masters degree from Seton Hall University. He is also a Certified Public Manager through Rutgers University and a graduate of the New Jersey Police Executive Institute and the West Point Command and Leadership program. John McGuinness was appointed to the Morris Township Police Dept. as a Police Officer in May of 1981. He is the recipient of many awards. In 2012, John was sworn in as the eleventh Chief of Police of the Morris Township Police Department. During his career, he served as the School and Crime Prevention Officer for the Department where he introduced and instructed the DARE program at the Frelinghuysen Middle School for many years. Chief McGuinness has served his community as a member, Captain, and President of the Morris Minute Men First Aid Squad and a member of the Morris Plains Fire Department. Chief McGuinness resides in Morris Plains with his wife who is a Special Education teacher in the Dover School District. He has a son Connor who is a Firefighter in Hanover Township and a daughter Kelly who is a critical care trauma registered nurse in Columbia South Carolina.   The Chief’s wife, son, and daughter are also graduates of Morristown High School.  Top»

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