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New York Jets Announce Caldwell University as new Higher Education Partner

The New York Jets have announced a multi-year partnership with Caldwell University, a private Catholic university in Caldwell, New Jersey, making them An Official Higher Education partner of the team. Through the agreement, the team will collaborate directly with the university to create class-based and independent study projects for Caldwell students. In addition, the University will be the presenting partner of a 1JD Entertainment series and will receive brand building assets like stadium signage and commercial spots during Jets game broadcasts on iHeart’s Q104.3FM.

“The Jets are excited to welcome Caldwell University to our family as an Official Higher Education partner,” said Jeff Fernandez, Vice President, Business Development + Ventures. “Caldwell is an historic institution with a long legacy of developing the best and brightest women and men. We are eager to work with them not only to expand knowledge and capabilities but also to provide meaningful experience for their career aspirations. It is important that we help raise the profile and awareness of all the amazing aspects of Caldwell University”.

Beginning in the spring of 2025, the Jets will collaborate with Caldwell to develop Jets-centric programs for the university’s students, with a goal of enhancing student success via real life experiences. These programs will provide students with relevant course work, while aligning with important challenges and innovation opportunities with the team.

“We are so honored and pleased to be a higher education partner to the Jets organization, and we look forward to working with them in furtherance of our mission to educate women and men for today’s society, for success, and to help them to make additional positive impacts on society,” said Dr. Jeff Senese, Caldwell University’s President. “We can think of no other professional organization or team with which to associate to help students become better leaders, to support our faculty and staff’s goals, and to make a difference in our communities.”

As a part of the partnership, Caldwell University will be a presenting sponsor of the 1JD Entertainment content series “Origins”, which will tell the story of the beginnings of New York Jets players careers, highlighting their hometowns, college experiences, family lives, and influential people who helped them get to where they are today.

About Jerry Milani

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Jerry Milani is a writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and as a freelance professional. His PR clients have included Wizard World and FAN EXPO, which produce pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America, USA Wrestling, the National Lacrosse League, Strat-O-Matic Media, the Pacific Life Open and Pilot Pen Tennis tournaments and dozens of others. Milani is also the director of athletic communications for Caldwell University. He is a proud graduate of North Rockland High School and Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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