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.
Interested in learning more?

Annual Appreciation of Continuous Service Award

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Recognize those who give back to the SMLR Alumni Association! The Annual Appreciation of Continuous Service award recognizes volunteerism and significant participation and contribution by an individual with impact to SMLR, the SMLR Alumni Association and/or Rutgers University as a whole.


Any questions, please email



SMLR Alumni Association Leadership

(Effective July 1, 2021, terms ending June 2023)


Members at large

Melissa Daniel, MLER ’01,

Tracy Ng, BAHRM '15,

Samantha Castro, BAHRM '19
Vice President of Programs & Events

Catherine Mobilian, MHRM‘99, Secretary/Treasurer

Cynthia Abbott, MSW’03

Keith Bogen, MHRM‘93

Rashmi Deo, MLER, MHRM’11

Marc Daupherin, MLER’19