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2018 CEHS Spring Alumni Reception and Awards Ceremony  

Mother Seton 320 picThe 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 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 examines issues of educational access and equity for immigrant-origin youth and other historically underserved student populations with an emphasis on school choice policies and points of educational transition. Carolyn’s work has been funded by the William T. Grant Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the Smith-Richardson Foundation, the Heckscher Foundation for Children, the New York Community Trust, and the American Educational Research Association. It has appeared in a variety of academic journals and popular media outlets including the Peabody Journal of Education, American Journal of Education, Sociology of Education, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, EdWeek, and NPR. Carolyn is author of "Unaccompanied Minors: Immigrant Youth, School Choice, and the Pursuit of Equity" (Harvard Education Press, 2014), "Matching Students to Opportunity: Expanding College Choice, Access and Quality" (co-editor with Andrew Kelly and Jessica Howell, Harvard Education Press, 2016), "Blueprint for School System Transformation: A Vision for Comprehensive Reform in Milwaukee and Beyond" (co-editor with Frederick M. Hess, Rowman & Littlefield, 2013) and "Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World: The Ross School Model and Education for the Global Era" (co-editor with Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, New York University Press, 2010). She earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in international education from New York University. Prior to earning her doctorate, Carolyn 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.

Categories: Alumni , Education

For more information, please contact:

  • Omayra Arocho
  • (973) 761-9661
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