Pirate in the Spotlight: Joseph Donato
Joseph Donato, junior, majors in history and minors in Italian. He keeps his schedule packed as president of the SGA, a member of the Italian Student Union, College Republicans and the Chess Club. Donato also has a love for the arts as an avid jazz and Italian opera fan.
Q: What are you most looking forward to in your term as President of SGA?
A: First and foremost I am looking forward to fostering stronger communication and collaboration between the student body, the SGA and University administrators. It is important for every student to know that there are leaders on campus fighting for them.
Q: You are a singer. What inspired you to start singing? Is there anything you enjoy singing the most?
A: I have had the great fortune of being raised in a family in which music was always celebrated. I was brought up with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Sammy Davis and the other greats, so I have always enjoyed listening to and singing the oldies. My true love, however, is 19th century Italian opera and the classics of the Neapolitan repertoire.
Q: How do you think Seton Hall can bring more entertainment to the school?
A: Organizations like SAB, which have done an excellent job in past years, the SGA and the University administration must come together to find the resources to bring performers and entertainment venues to campus. I support a democratic system to decide who will provide entertainment but featuring a variety of performers, genres and venues is the best way to service such a diverse campus.