Montclair State University Greets Incoming Students From Passaic Valley

Passaic Valley High School seniors who are graduating this month and were accepted into Montclair State University were visited recently by admissions representatives. Credits: Tina Pappas

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Graduating students from Passaic Valley High School (PVHS) who were accepted to attend Montclair State University (MSU) this fall received a friendly visit from university representatives on June 7.

According to Jennifer Shue, PVHS guidance counselor, the admissions representative for MSU, Micale Dort, suggested the idea to the high school. The accepted students day called "Rocky on the Road," is being planned as a yearly event at the high school by organizers.

"Micale Dort reached out to me to host an MSU welcome for all students attending in the fall," Shue explained. "We thought this was a great idea to help get our students excited."

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According to Dort, the idea came from MSU's admission office to run "Rocky on the Road."

"All of our counselors reach out to high schools that we feel have strong ties and relationships with, and ask them if they'd like to participate," said Dort. "Passaic Valley High School is one of those high schools. 'Rocky' is our red hawk mascot and that's why he hits the road greeting our incoming college students."

Dort also said that approximately 35 students from PVHS were accepted into MSU and will be majoring in an array of programs.

"The students who were accepted will be attending a variety of the programs offered here," she added. "Once a students becomes registered at the university, they can participate in any of the programs we have on campus. We have a lot of biology, justice studies and psychology majors coming over from PV."

Dort further added that as long as the visits to the high school's are successful and well received, MSU will continue to run "Rocky on the Road" at PVHS as well as other high schools.

"We are so proud of them," added Shue. "Micale and I are looking to do this each year in June. Congrats to our seniors."



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