SJC To Host Annual Alumni Achievement Awards

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – MAY 8, 2014 – The Office of Alumni Relations and the Departments of Health Administration and Human Services at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) are pleased to announce the second annual Long Island Alumni Achievement Awards in Health Care and Human Services honoring distinguished faculty and alumni. The event will be held on Thursday, June 19 at 6 p.m. in the McGann Conference Center located on SJC’s Long Island Campus.

This year’s honorees are Susan Somerville ’90, R.N., M.A., keynote speaker and president of Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital; Patricia Boyce ’07, director of the Caregiver Center at Westchester Medical Center; Councilwoman Valerie Cartright, J.D., Town of Brookhaven; Barbara Carlstrom, A.N.P.-B.C., assistant professor of nursing at SJC and president of the Suffolk County Nurses Association; William Leonelli, M.S. ’12, director of finance at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health and Mary Jean McKeveny ’08, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., director of new programs at the Dominican Sisters Family Health Services.

“The challenges for today's health care professionals have never been greater as they strive to control costs, improve quality and expand access,” said John Sardelis, Dr.P.H., M.A.A.A, A.S.A., associate chairperson of health administration and professor at SJC. “Many of our students and faculty are successfully addressing these difficult problems and have achieved personal recognition is nursing, human services and health care management. We applaud these highly accomplished and dedicated individuals.”

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. For more information, contact Paige Napoli Carbone ’02, director of alumni relations at 631.687.2653. To register, visit SJC’s alumni events calendar.

SJC is located at 155 W. Roe Blvd. in Patchogue, and is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Ave.).

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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