Dean Deirdre Yates of the College of Communication and the Arts was recently honored as one of the 2017 Irish Education 100, a listing of leading Irish figures in education especially at the university level. Honorees of the Irish Education 100 come from all across America and are typically recognized as leaders in their field.
"I'm honored to be included with such inspiring and influential Irish leaders. I am only one of many women and men of Irish heritage, but its humbling to be recognized among so many others," said Dean Yates.
Yates attended a special awards reception and ceremony hosted exclusively by the Irish Consul General, Ciarán Madden, at the NYC Irish Consulate in Manhattan. The Irish Education 100 spotlights the latest generation of Irish educators who support and provide incredible teaching and advice to the younger generation of students. Education, for members of the Irish community, is often noted as the passport to success, opening doors to hard-earned achievement and success.
"Today we easily forget what those great colleges and universities achieved for generations of Irish who would have never prospered but for the education that was provided for them," says Debbie McGoldrick, senior editor of Irish Voice/Education.
Leading by example, Yates actively balances her role in the College with the arts community. She was recently awarded the Vanguard Visionary Award for her commitment to diversity in theatre arts. Yates maintains a strong presence in the arts community, serving on the Board of Governors for the South Orange Performing Arts Center and the Advisory Board for WSOU. She has been honored by the University on several occasions, having been a recipient of the University's Humanitarian Award and chosen as Woman of the Year in 2014.
Yates was among four members of the Seton Hall community to receive this recognition, including Phyllis Hansell from the College of Nursing, Hugh Dugan from the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, and Rev. Brian Needles from the School of Theology.
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