The College of Education and Human Services and Alumni Relations invite you to the CEHS Spring Alumni Reception to honor the 2015 recipients of the Hanbury Alumni Mission Award, Arti Dhaon Kakkar ཁ, and the Schreitmueller Faculty Servant Leader Award, Lauren McFadden, Ed.D. ’08. Reconnect with alumni, faculty and friends and join us in recognizing our honorees.
Wednesday, March 25
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Jubilee Hall, Atrium, 4th Floor
Meet Our Honorees
Arti Dhaon Kakkar, Ed.S. ‘05
Ms. Arti Dhaon Kakkar is a graduate of Seton Hall University’s Ed.S. program in Marriage and Family Therapy, Class of 2005. She has continually demonstrated her dedication to education, success and servant leadership through her many accomplishments since graduating from Seton Hall University.
As Executive Director of the Family Service Bureau of Newark, Ms. Kakkar has increased the amount of state grants and private contracts allowing the agency to provide more comprehensive services to families by expanding the mental health, addictions, community based child welfare, and low-income housing programs.
Ms. Kakkar is the President of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy New Jersey State Chapter and has also served as an adjunct professor in the marriage and family therapy programs allowing her to share her knowledge and experience with others who have similar missions to help struggling children and families.
Additionally, she has secured a state juvenile justice grant to provide prevention services to adolescents and collaborates annually with program faculty to run the Celebration of Womanhood Conference at Seton Hall University where 200 adolescent girls are invited to campus and learn about leadership skills and confidence in order to help them accomplish their goals.
Lauren McFadden, Ed.D. ང
Dr. Lauren McFadden, Ed.D. ’08 is an Associate Professor of Elementary and Special Education in the Department of Educational Studies at Seton Hall University. She has been teaching elementary and special education courses since 2005. Prior to assuming a full-time position at the university,she taught fifth grade for five years while serving as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall. In addition to her current teaching and research duties, she is also the Faculty Counselor for Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education and the Faculty Adviser for the Seton Hall University Dance Team.
Dr. McFadden has received various awards for her work including the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) Research award, a Seton Hall University Faculty Innovation Grant and Seton Hall University Pirate of the Year Award.
Dr. McFadden's true passion lies in teaching. She strives each day to create engaging lessons, to instill a love of learning in her students and to model best practice while taking the time to make a personal connection with each student. Her main goal is to inspire her students to be the best teachers they can be, arming them with the skills and tools necessary to positively impact the lives of every one of their students, leaving no one behind.