MENTEES

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY MENTEES

Kyle Reasor

Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business, Class of 2023

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and IT Management

I had the pleasure of having Professor Marino “Matty Ice” as my instructor for Developing Web Applications in Fall 2022. During that class, I gained valuable coding skills within CSS, HTML, Java Script, among many other platforms. The course was very helpful in teaching me the many complicated components that go into making a website effective. Additionally, I now feel comfortable in designing a website from scratch and incorporating the business-related strategies that were widely discussed in class.

However, I felt that Professor Marino as a mentor for aspiring students, or as he would say “young scholars” was potentially even more impactful than anything taught in the course. We were always encouraged to participate in class, making us more comfortable answering questions and coming up with thought-out analyses. Within our class he had our best interests in mind and cared about how we were doing professionally, educationally, and personally. While productive within the curriculum, our class was also great for us to talk about any upcoming events or real-world obstacles we were facing. Professor Marino served as a mentor in this way, checking up on our progress even outside of the course. I am now part of his “Old Scholars Network” on LinkedIn which Professor Marino uses to relay job opportunities to his former students. I feel as if this goes to show his efforts to be a mentor to all of us, rather than just a professor. I am glad to have taken Professor Marino’s course and appreciate the mentoring he has provided me. He will be one of the first people I contact if and when I need advice in the future.

Patrick Murphy

Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business, Class of 2023

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and IT Management

I had Professor Marino Fall of my freshman year and as a new student in college, I was lost, like most of us. I took BITM 2701, and this was an important class for me because I was not fully accepted into the business school. This meant I had to do well in certain classes and BITM 2701 was one of them. I could not have been luckier in terms of a professor for this class. I had Professor Marino who was able to help me navigate his course. He was always willing to stay late and come early to help me with any issues I encountered in his class. As my time at Seton Hall progressed, I noticed when I was signing up for classes junior year, Professor Marino was teaching Advanced Business Software Tools. I quickly signed up for it and encouraged others to join. This was another enjoyable experience taking his class and knew I wanted to take him again before I graduated from Seton Hall. I signed up to take Developing Web Applications in the Fall of 2022 with Professor Marino. During this time Professor Marino was able to mentor me in other BITM classes that were giving me a hard time. I learned that Professor Marino was more than a professor, he was a mentor that always was there to help me throughout college from freshman to senior year. I would highly recommend Professor Marino as he went above and beyond as a professor and a mentor

Tahlir Robinson

Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business, Class of 2023

Bachelor’s degree in IT Management

You helped mentor me by always making yourself available. Most professors teach these topics to the book, and that is okay because that’s what professors get paid to do. You on the other hand teach us YOUR WAY. Which made very difficult concepts easier to learn. You’re the whole reason I’m an IT Management major in the first place and all the skills you taught me in Excel and Java have come to light.

Robert Adelson

Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business, Class of 2023

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Minor in Legal Studies of Business and Certificate in IT Management.

“Matty Ice” is easily one of the best professors of Seton Hall. He is always willing to help his students and truly wants to see them learn, grow, and succeed. He introduced me to Excel in BITM and taught me a lot of skills my freshman year that I used all throughout my time at Seton Hall and will continue to use for my profession. I learned coding skills within CSS and HTML and other information about what goes into a website in Developing Web Applications. Being a “Young Scholar” in his courses is something that I always enjoyed and that every does or will as well!

Nicole Gizzi

Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business, Class of 2023

Bachelors degree in Information Technology Management, Finance, and Marketing. Minor in Cybersecurity, Certificates in Cybersecurity and Market Research

I was one of the fortunate “Young Scholars” who had the opportunity to not only have Professor Marino once, but twice in my Seton Hall collegiate career. The first week of my freshman year I switched majors from Computer Science to Information Technology Management, and his “Management Information Systems” class was one of the very few classes that still had openings remaining after Add/Drop. At first I was very nervous entering his class, but Professor Marino is the type of person who wants you to enjoy the material you are being taught and is always looking out for the well being of his students. This is the reason why I took his “Developing Web Applications” class my senior year. Even though it had been 3 years since I had him for a course, I felt like nothing had changed. He is by far the greatest Professor in Stillman’s IT Department. Even after the semester ends and graduation approaches, he does his best to help his former “Young Scholars” in any way he can, whether it be finding them job opportunities on LinkedIn or even promoting our club events to his classes in order to drum up attendance. Without Professor Marino’s guidance and encouragement, I would not have achieved as much as I have during my time at Seton Hall University. If you would like to hear more about my experience with any of Professor Marino’s classes, reach out to me via LinkedIn!

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Damon Battaglia

Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business, Class of 2023

Bachelor’s degree in Finance and IT Management and Certificate in Data Analysis.

Professor Marino has been an invaluable guide on my journey toward achieving my goals. He was able to answer any question I had, and more importantly, answered the ones I didn’t know I had. His personality and ability to relate to his students are unmatched when compared to other professors. He encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and take risks that I would never have considered on my own. But what I appreciate most about Professor Marino is his unwavering support and encouragement. I am grateful to have had such a wonderful professor in my collegiate career, and I know that I would not be where I am today without his guidance and support. His door was always open, and he was always willing to listen and provide guidance on everything from coursework to career choices. Thanks to his mentorship, I not only excelled academically but also gained invaluable life skills that will stay with me long after graduation. I hope to one day be able to pay it forward and mentor someone else just as he has mentored me.


MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY MENTEES

Marla Lucabech

Monmouth University, Leon Hess School of Business, Class of 2020

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business and Spanish

I write this with immense gratitude and admiration for the profound impact Professor Marino has had on my academic journey and career path. His unwavering dedication, exceptional teaching abilities, and genuine care for his students has made him an exceptional professor, and I feel privileged to have been his student.

Professor Marino went above and beyond to ensure that every student grasped the material, patiently addressing our questions and providing additional resources to enhance our understanding. Beyond his teaching skills, what truly sets him apart is his genuine concern for his students’ success and well-being. He never hesitated to offer guidance and support, both academically and personally. Whether it was offering career advice or simply lending a compassionate ear during challenging times, he consistently demonstrated commitment to my growth and development. His belief in my potential and encouragement to pursue my passions gave me the confidence to pursue my current field with conviction.

Three years have passed since my graduation, yet he remains the only professor with whom I have maintained regular contact. His mentorship extends far beyond the classroom, and his continued interest in my progress and achievements has been incredibly motivating. It is an honor to have been his student, and I wholeheartedly endorse him as an outstanding professor.