The College of Education and Human Services will award Charles Binder, graduate of the Police Graduate Studies program, at the 4th annual College of Education and Human Services Spring Alumni Awards Reception at Seton Hall. Binder has dedicated much of his professional and personal time to his community. Recently retired from the US Coast Guard Reserve after 25 years and of the NJ Division of Parole as a lieutenant after 27 years, Binder continues to work in his community through various volunteer roles.
Binder serves as an adult leader in the Northern NJ Council of the Boy Scouts, an organization he has volunteered with for over 25 years. An Eagle Scout himself, and active in the Catholic Communities on Scouting, Binder has mentored hundreds of young scouts, helping them understand and appreciate citizenship, community service and gain a greater understanding of their Catholic faith. Binder's emphasis on empowering the youth can also be seen by his effort in organizing National Night Out Against Crime in various northern New Jersey cities for over 15 years. In 2012 Binder set up a Back-Pack to School event to provide school supplies for Paterson students. Through his involvement in the American Legion Boys State Program he led the selection of students from Rutherford and St. Mary High Schools to participate in a weeklong program to learn about how the New Jersey government functions.
Beyond his dedication to the youth, Binder has also led
initiatives to support his community at-large. One of his most
successful efforts was a clean-up of the Jersey City Heights Reservoir.
Partnering with NJ Parole Officers, Hudson County Jail Staff, and Seton
Hall's Division of Volunteer Efforts, Binder was able to prepare the
reservoir grounds for over 300 people to participate in a local fishing
The Hanbury Mission Award recognizes an alumnus from the College of Education and Human Services who embodies the passion for service Rev. Msgr. Kevin Hanbury '68, M.D.M.'75/Ed.S. '79/Ed.D. '85 had throughout his life, large and public or small and personal. Msgr. Hanbury modeled a life committed to service with his drive to care, nurture, and empower those who were challenged or in need. Binder lives the Seton Hall mission of servant leadership and the legacy of Msgr. Hanbury.
Join fellow College of Education and Human Services alumni in celebrating both Msgr. Hanbury's legacy and Charles Binder's accomplishments on March 22. Click here for information.