The College of Education and Human Services and Alumni Relations invite you to the CEHS Spring Alumni Reception to honor the 2016 recipients of the Hanbury Alumni Mission Award, Regina Peter, Ed.D.'98; Cynthia Allman '86 and the Schreitmueller Faculty Servant Leader Award, Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Brady-Amoon.
Reconnect with alumni, faculty and friends and join us in recognizing our honorees!
Wednesday, March 16
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Jubilee Hall, Atrium, 4th Floor
Meet Our Honorees
Regina M. Peter, Ed.D. '98
Dr. Regina M. Peter earned her doctorate in Educational Administration from the College of Education and Human Services and is the Co-Executive Director of Newmark Schools. She is responsible for developing and implementing the day-to-day management of both the elementary and high school which includes supervision of 55 educators, developing curriculum, monitoring academic and social/emotional achievement of each student, and overseeing all fiscal management of the schools.
Dr. Peter brings a wealth of experience to Newmark. She has served as teacher, principal, and associate director in state-approved schools for children with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders for over 20 years. Prior to Co-Founding Newmark with Ms. Cynthia Allman in 2001, Dr. Peter worked in a variety of administrative, staff development, and supervisory roles, garnering a well-regarded respect among her professional peers. Dr. Peter has led in the development of model special education programs for New Jersey school districts working to create and implement successful behavior modification programs in public schools.
Dr. Peter received her Bachelor of Arts from the College of New Jersey, her Master of Arts in Educational Administration from New Jersey City University, and her doctorate in Educational Administration from Seton Hall University. She is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society of Education and inducted in 2010 into the College of New Jersey Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the 1987-88 Women's Basketball Team where she served as Team Captain.
Cynthia Allman '86
With over 15 years in the field of special education, Cynthia Allman serves as the Co-Executive Director of Newmark Schools. At Newmark, Ms. Allman has been instrumental in creating and maintaining partnerships with over 45 local schools districts in Central New Jersey to best serve their special needs students. Additionally, she spearheads the Newmark Teacher Training Institute which provides critical teacher training and professional development for public school teachers in the areas of children's mental health issues and effective behavioral modification in the classroom.
Prior to Co-Founding Newmark Schools with Dr. Regina Peter in 2001, Ms. Allman worked in the field of special education and life-skills coaching, specifically as a behavior intervention specialist and school social worker at state-approved private special needs schools in New Jersey. Her passion for innovative programs stems from her time as a well-regarded motivational speaker, leading Wellness and Peak Performance seminars at Fortune 500 companies and leading educational organizations in New Jersey including Exxon Corporation, Medifit Corporate Services, Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, and Drexel University. Ms. Allman's management background includes executive and sales positions with First Interstate Bank, MCI, and Pitney Bowes. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Seton Hall University. Ms. Allman was the recipient of a four-year athletic scholarship (1982-1986) at Seton Hall University for the Women's Basketball team, and team captain 1985-198 6.
Margaret (Peggy) Brady-Amoon, Ph.D.
Dr. Peggy Brady-Amoon is an Associate Professor and Academic Director for the Counseling Programs in the Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy.
Dr. Brady-Amoon specializes in school counseling, college student, and career development. Her research on educational opportunity, socio and multicultural counseling and psychology, and factors that contribute to underrepresented college students' success builds on more than 20 years of experience as a counselor, counselor supervisor, and administrator primarily with programs that admit, retain, and graduate at-risk, low-income students of color at rates higher than their more advantaged peers. Her teaching experience at St. Thomas Aquinas College, Long Island University, Teachers College, Columbia University and Seton Hall University reflects these interests and more.
Dr. Peggy Brady-Amoon received her Ph.D. from Fordham University and Honorary Membership for Infusing Diversity into Teaching, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, (APA, Division 2), 2009. She is also an active member of Chi Sigma Iota, Alpha Sigma Nu, Phi Kappa Phi, Psi Chi, Kappa Delta Pi and Sigma Delta Pi.