Stan Pszczolkowski ’69

Lifelong admiration for the lessons learned in the classroom

Stan Pszczolkowski ’69

For alumnus Stan Pszczolkowski '69, the schooling and impression he received from the late Dr. John J. Saccoman, Sr., played an integral part in helping him decide to make a planned gift to the University. Dr. Saccoman’s legacy as a mathematics professor is built on in-classroom influence and academic excellence for all students. After teaching at Seton Hall for 45 years, he retired as Professor Emeritus in 2005.

According to Stan, Dr. Saccoman had a "great classroom presence, sense of humor and was a real role model. He was always well prepared for class. Several of us needed one more class in our final semester. We discussed taking one he taught in the evening. Someone asked about the subject matter. The consensus was, 'if Saccoman was teaching it, it must be great.' As a result of my planned gift, I reconnected with Seton Hall and had an opportunity to meet with Dr. Saccoman and express my appreciation for his influence." 

Stan already has seen the impact of his giving. He currently supports the Mathematics and Computer Science Department where he has had the opportunity to meet students who have been awarded Saccoman awards and now attends the annual induction of new members into Pi Mu Epsilon, the math honor society. Stan was Pi Mu Epsilon's first president in 1968.

The Catholic education and liberal arts studies that complimented Stan's mathematics coursework still resonate with him today. When he reflects on what Seton Hall means to him, a quality Catholic and affordable education are a few things that come to mind. Stan was the first person on either side of his family to attend college. Like many of his peers at the time, he was able to live at home and work part-time while attending Seton Hall.

As a proud alumnus and donor, Stan is pleased to see how well prepared our Mathematics and Computer Science graduates are for today's complex career field. Through generous support like Stan's, the future generations of Seton Hall students can pursue their professional, personal, and academic goals while attending a mission-driven, top-tier educational institution.

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