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Political Science Professor Recognized for Exemplary Public Service
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UVSO Public Service Award

Roseanne Mirabella, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs, was the recipient of the Justice William J. Brennan Award for Public Service at the Unified Vailisburg Services Organization’s (UVSO) Vailsburg Day Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

The award is named for the US Supreme Court Justice, raised in Vailsburg, and is presented to an individuals whose life-long work in public service has helped improve the Vailsburg neighborhood. The award was presented by the immediate past recipient, the Honorable Thomas P. Giblin, Assemblyman, to Dr. Mirabella "for enduring contributions to the Vailisburg community as a UVSO founder and Seton Hall University teacher and collaborator, for guiding countless interns and volunteers in projects to address neighborhood problems and enrich the quality of city life, and for inspiring your students and colleagues alike through your lifelong commitment to service we chose in this way to thank you."

Dr. Mirabella's involvement with the community-based organization began when she was a student at Seton Hall University. She served in a variety of positions at the organization, including a year as an intern through an innovative experiential education program created by Dr. Emma Quartarto. After a career in New York State and City governments, Dr. Mirabella returned to Seton Hall as a member of the faculty. Upon her return, Dr. Mirabella immediately reconnected with UVSO and established a partnership between the organization and SHU faculty and students. The Community Renaissance Partnership with UVSO is one of many programs operated by the Center for Community Research and Engagement (CCRE), which is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Mirabella is Executive Director of CCRE. In her remarks at the event, Dr. Mirabella noted that CCRE’s community partnerships and outreach would not be possible without the dedication of both UVSO and SHU staff, particularly Dr. Laura Melendez and Ms. Tawayna Bailey who work tirelessly on the UVSO partnership and other CCRE projects.

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