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. 


2019-2020 SMLR Alumni Association Officers

(all terms ending June 2021)

Melissa Daniel, MLER ’01, Chair

Christina Lovejoy, MHRM ‘16, MLER ‘17, President

Adam Opitz, MLER ’18, Vice-President

Jordan Schoen, MHRM 18’  Secretary/Treasurer

Tracy Ng, BAHRM ’15, Vice President, Events

Fatima Zouhour, BAHRM ’15, Online Communications

Members at large

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