Anthony F. Herber ’67/MAE ’72 and Louise M. Herber

Anthony F. Herber ’67/MAE ’72 and Louise M. Herber

A Noble Calling

For Tony and Louise Herber, being educators was not just a profession, but a noble calling. So it comes as no surprise that they wanted to do something to help Seton Hall students become successful educators and citizens who make a positive impact on society.

After Tony graduated from Seton Hall, he received a job offer from the school where he did his student teaching. The next year, Louise was doing her student teaching at the same school. She did not have a car, so a fellow teacher arranged for Tony to give her a ride. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Both Tony and Louise went on to teach for their entire careers (more than 30 years) in the Woodbridge School District — he as a middle school Social Studies teacher and she as a middle school English teacher.

"I have a deep appreciation for what Seton Hall has done for me," Tony says. "It enabled me to launch a rewarding career and enjoy a very fulfilling life." Both Tony and Louise estimate that through their teaching they have touched the lives of thousands of students.

In appreciation for his Seton Hall experience and with a firm belief in the values instilled by a Catholic education, Tony and Louise included a provision in their wills to fund an endowed scholarship for students in the College of Education and Human Services. "I want to help someone else achieve what I did," Tony continued. "Seton Hall gave me a quality education. That education gave me opportunities that changed the trajectory of my life."

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