Monmouth University held its Holiday Ball on December 2, 2017 kicking off the social holiday season in style as historic Wilson Hall was transformed into an elegant winter venue. Carolers greeted local business leaders, alumni, parents and friends of the university as they arrived at the sold-out event. As guests entered the Great Hall, they were met by a holiday scene complete with beautifully decorated trees, elegant floral arrangements, festive lights and hanging lanterns, all of which set the mood for a delightful evening of dining and dancing to the sounds of Paris-New York.
The Monmouth University Holiday Ball was founded in 1974 by the Monmouth University Library Association to raise funds in support of Monmouth students. It is now organized by the Holiday Ball Committee and serves as the culmination of the university’s annual scholarship campaign, with net revenue from the event going toward student scholarships. Next year’s Holiday Ball is scheduled for December 1, 2018.
The Monmouth University Holiday Ball Committee included: John Brockriede, Jr. ’07, ’10M; Kenna Brockriede; Alicia Pizzone Caponetto ’08; Deb Casperino ’73; Eva Cavallo; Christina Csulak ’08, ’10M; Diane Cusa; Judy Falese; Mary Farrar; Maiya Furguson; Karl Gordinier ’62; Carin Greenspan; Sol Greenspan ’69; Robin Griggs; Jim Huddy; Loretta Huddy; Tindra Lanfrank; Mary Ann Larkin; Karen Leoncavallo ’98M; Jamie Malikie-Freda ’02, ’17M; Deb Mannix ’83; Roseann Michelli; Tom Michelli; Bill Mullaney; Sandy Mullaney; Missy Peck; Jeana Piscatelli ’01, ’02M; Richard Ricciardi ’86M; Ken Rocky ’65; Marilyn Rocky ’65; Anita Roselle; Barbara Rumsby; Bob Rumsby ’77; Kate Stevens ’02; Carol Stillwell; Patti Swannack ’02; Marilyn Tomaino; Joe Tuzzio, Jr.; Lucy Vedramis; Irene Walter; Richard Walter ’77M; Ross Zimmerman ’82M; Teri Zimmerman.
A link to an extensive gallery of photographs of the event can be found here.