The SMLR Alumni & Friends Association

Who We Are

Our alumni association is a community of alumni, practitioners in the fields of labor relations and human resources, and friends who share an affinity with SMLR. Contact us at

Our activities:

  • sponsor free educational programs, led by faculty and other leaders in the field.
  • host networking events.
  • actively support SMLR’s mentoring program for graduate students. This program is offered through our Mentoring Network and comprised of mentors from our alumni community and Rutgers University Society of Human Resource Management (RU SHRM).
  • endowed scholarship to assist future SMLR students financially in their academic endeavors.

SMLR Alumni Association Leadership

(all terms ending June 2021)


Members at large

Melissa Daniel, MLER ’01,

Christina Lovejoy, MHRM ‘16, MLER ‘17,

Adam Opitz, MLER ’18,

Jordan Schoen, MHRM 18’

Tracy Ng, BAHRM ’15,
Vice President, Events

Fatima Zouhour, BAHRM ’15,
Online Communications

Anthony Battiato, BALSER ’08

Bill Dwyer, BALSER ’93 & MLIR ’97

Denise MacLuskie, BSLSER ’14 & MLER ‘17

Liz MacFarland, SMLR ’16, MLER ’17

Victoria Pacheco, RC ’01, MLER ’05

Tennille R. McCoy, MLER ’08

Michael Dragun, BALSER ’94 & MLIER ’96

John Castella, MLER ’12

Sydni Watkins, BAHRM ’15