Pirate’s Eye Podcast

Seton Hall boasts more than 100,000 living alumni. In this podcast, we chat with some of those proud Pirates about their latest accomplishments and career paths. We have our Pirate’s Eye on what great alumni minds can do.

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Friday Nov 17, 2023

With this season’s tipoff, we’ve scored the inside scoop on all things SHU basketball and the buzz word of the year: NIL. Our host Viannca Velez ’10 sits down with SHU alum and Athletic Director Bryan Felt ’97, to uncover his journey from student to AD, insights on the upcoming season, the Men’s Basketball Practice Facility, and how Name Image & Likeness is impacting all of D1 athletics.
Learn more about the Seton Hall University Practice Facility: https://www.shu.edu/investing-in-our-future/basketball-practice-facility.html
Support NIL with Onward Setonia: https://www.onwardsetonia.com
Connect with our Host: IG: @vianncavelez
Want to recommend our next guest? Email alumni@shu.edu. 

Sunday Sep 24, 2023

In this episode, our host Viannca Velez sits down with Victor Gomez '17, manager of the Seton Hall Esports team. The team is celebrating their 10th Anniversary, and their Rocket League took home a BIG EAST Conference Championship title this past season. 

Wednesday May 03, 2023

In this episode, our host Viannca Velez sits down with Devin Mcguire '16, a professional baritone, conductor and music educator. Devin shares with us his journey to becoming a musical artist and the ways in which being a transfer and commuter student during his days at Seton Hall shaped his college experience. 

Monday Mar 20, 2023

As a producer and talent scout with over 25 years of experience, Bob Sumner '84 is responsible for discovering and facilitating the careers of many comedians such as Bernie Mac, Bill Bellamy, Mo’Nique, Chris Tucker, Dave Chapelle, Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps and many more. Sumner graduated from Seton Hall with a degree in Communications. During his time on campus, his career in entertainment was inspired by his heavy involvement in WSOU. Sumner hosted a Friday Night radio showed called Mellow Madness, which became as popular in its time slot as the major radio shows in the tri state area. Since graduating, he has worked at the multinational record label, Def Jam Recordings (1989) and in 1992, he co-founded and helped to lunch HBO’s Def Comedy Jam alongside Russell Simmons. This show went on to change the landscape of urban comedy forever. He is also a curator of Comedy at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. Some of his most recent work has been through Laff Mobb Enterprises, LLC, which is responsible for multiple TV specials and series.
Learn more about Bob Sumner's current work and upcoming projects
Laff Mobb - https://www.laffmobb.com/tour
Apollo Theatre Residency - https://www.apollotheater.org/event/apollo-comedy-club-5-4-23/
Instagram: @bob.sumner
Facebook   (https://www.facebook.com/groups/106734906318/?ref=share&mibextid=NSMWBT)
Bob Sumner Presents LLC Entertainment Group 
Connect with and learn more about our host Viannca Velez '10:
Instagram: @vianncavelez 
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/vianncav

Friday Dec 09, 2022

Noting that "there is no shortage of Christmas events at Seton Hall University" and that "festivities abound and students will ring in the Christmas cheer," Best College Reviews recognized Seton Hall as the best college in America for "Holiday Events." But have you ever wondered how we got here? In this very festive episode, Viannca sits down with Alan Delozier, Humanities Librarian, to discuss the history of Christmas here at Seton Hall! 
Learn more about Christmas at the Hall and don't forget to follow Viannca @vianncavelez and connect with her on LinkedIn! 

Wednesday Nov 30, 2022

In our most recent episode, Viannca sits down with Cathleen Davey Corbett '83, the founder of Seton Hall's alumni gala, Many Are One! To learn more about Many Are One, visit www.shu.edu/alumni. Be sure to follow our hostest with the mostest, Viannca Velez '10 at @vianncavelez and on LinkedIn!

Tuesday Nov 01, 2022

Tela Wittig '19 is a New York City based software developer and Founder of Represent, a software company focused on connecting people with their elected representatives and providing for increased transparency in government at every level. Tela built Represent over the past year and launched it nationally in April 2022. She graduated from Seton Hall’s School of Diplomacy with a B.S. in 2019. Tela is a proud Pirate and President of the Young Alumni Council where she works to engage and grow the Seton Hall Young Alumni community. 
Connect with Tela!
Find out more about Tela’s company, Represent!
Download Represent on the App Store!
And follow Represent on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn!
Connect with Viannca! 
Join us at Home of the Hall!

Wednesday Sep 28, 2022

In this episode, Jane McManus, Executive Director of the Center for Sports Media at Seton Hall, shares the exciting happenings at the Center, including the Inaugural Gala for the Center.

Tuesday Aug 09, 2022

Kevin's Social:Instagram: instagram.com/kevnolivaLinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinoliva/Website: kevinoliva.comBusiness website: houseofdogs.coRead more  about Kevin and his success!

Tuesday Jun 28, 2022

Visit Matthew's website: www.matthewhorace.com Check out Matthew's book: https://theblackandthebluebook.com/Listen to Matthew discussing leadership principles:  https://castellanbc.com/podcast/s2-episode-006/maintaining-empathy-and-compassion-in-a-crisis-with-matthew-horace/ Connect with our host!Viannca Vélez '10 on Instagram: @vianncavelezLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vianncav/


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