The College of Education and Human Services and Alumni Relations invite you to the Fifth Annual Spring Alumni Reception and Awards Ceremony to honor recipients of the Hanbury Alumni Mission Award and the Schreitmueller Faculty Servant Leader Award.
This year, the Hanbury Alumni Mission Award will be given to Donnell H. Pierre, M.A. '11, Psychological Studies program. Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director, Center for College Readiness in the Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy will receive the Schreitmueller Faculty Servant Leader Award.
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. Msgr. Hanbury modeled a life committed to service with his drive to care, nurture, and empower those who were challenged or in need.
Donnell Pierre is a two-time graduate of Seton Hall University and survivor of the Boland Hall Fire during his freshmen year. After spending two years out of school due to financial aid reasons as an undergraduate, he later went on to graduate with a B.A. in Psychology in the Summer 2006. He currently serves as a Student Development Specialist in the Educational Opportunity Program and an adjunct professor in Communications at Seton Hall. As a professional, Donnell has worked with the Educational Opportunity Program for over a decade. He has passionately served New Jersey's Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) community as a member of its professional executive board and as an adviser to its statewide student organization. Donnell is the founder of the EOF Circle of Advisors, a group that organizes around best practices all over the state of New Jersey. He is also the founder of Gold Standard, an innovative program focused on the retention, graduation, and cohesion of male students of color at at Seton Hall. Donnell has worked at every level of education from pre-k to higher education.
Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj's research focuses on Latino immigrant-origin families’ experiences negotiating education systems with an emphasis on school choice and points of educational transition. Her work has appeared in a variety of academic journals and popular media outlets including the Peabody Journal of Education, Journal of School Choice, American Journal of Education, The Huffington Post, NPR and Schoolbook. Dr. Sattin-Bajaj’s book on high school choice in New York City, Unaccompanied minors: Immigrant youth, school choice, and the pursuit of equity (Harvard Education Press) was published in fall 2014. Dr. Sattin-Bajaj is co-principal investigator (with Sean Corcoran, Jennifer Jennings and Sarah Cohodes) on a randomized experimental study testing a series of informational interventions designed to assist eighth grade students with high school choice in New York City in over 150 middle schools. She is co-editor with Andrew Kelly and Jessica Howell of the forthcoming volume, Matching students to post-secondary opportunities: How college choice is influenced by institutional, state, and federal policy (Harvard Education Press). She earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in International Education from New York University and a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Sattin-Bajaj worked on secondary school reform at the New York City Department of Education.
5th Annual Spring Alumni Reception and Awards Ceremony
Date: Wednesday, March 14
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Jubilee Hall - 4th Floor Atrium
Admission is free, but registration is required.