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Graduate Student Information  

Graduate students who are currently enrolled in Seton Hall University's Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) or Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program are eligible to participate as program assistants with the Seton Center for Community Health (SCCH). Students may register for a 3-credit capstone course with SCCH director, Anne Hewitt, Ph.D. and are assigned to work on a current grant. Opportunities exist for relationship building with the agency, as well as the development of technical assistance skills, such as strategic planning, marketing, grant development, conference planning and evaluation.
The following students have completed SCCH experiences:

  • Christen E. Foell, M.P.A. '05 - Bergen Co. Community Action Coalition - “Stronger Individuals - Stronger Communities for the Homeless”
  • Heather Small, M.H.A. '05  - JUMP “Juvenile Urban Mentoring Program", Catholic Charities of Newark
  • Carolyn Cavanaugh, M.P.A./M.A.D.I.R. '07 - Help, Restoration Ministry and Bible Training Colleges "Connect to Walk and Play"
  • Reena Kavimandan, M.H.A. '07 - Help, Restoration Ministry and Bible Training Colleges “Connect to Walk and Play”
  • Annette Hernandez, M.H.A. '07  - Camden AHEC “A Comprehensive Program for Seniors with Chronic Conditions”
  • Jeffrey Varon, M.P.A. '07  - Team 2000 “Project Rebound - The Next Step”  - prisoner re-entry training program.
  • Amit Shirsat, M.H.A. '08  - 2008 White House Conference paper “Identifying Capacity-Building Best Practices: A 10 year Retrospective Review of New Jersey's Faith-Based Initiatives”

For further information, contact Dr. Anne Hewitt at or (973) 275-2070. 

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