SJC Faculty Member Receives Award for Service Leadership

PATCHOGUE, NY – October 28, 2009 – St. Joseph’s College is pleased to announce that its own Sister Miriam Honora Corr  ’51, C.S.J., Ed.D.,  was recognized by the New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education with the Charles C. Mackey, Jr. Excellence in Service Leadership Award at the NYACTE/NYSATE Conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on October 22, 2009.

The Charles C. Mackey, Jr. Excellence in Service Leadership Award is given to an educator in New York State who has exemplified the highest standards in promoting service leadership, growth, development, diversity, responsibility and advocacy within teacher education through engagement, initiative and personal qualities that reflect relevant High Standards for Teacher Education Accountability as defined by the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.

“Whether the constituents are P-16 students, prospective teachers, teacher education faculty, research colleagues or professional agencies, Sister Miriam is that someone who invites risk of curiosity, wonder and spontaneous delight,” said Sister Nancy Gilchriest, S.S.N.D., Ed.D., chairperson of the Department of Education at St. Joseph’s College.

Sister Miriam Honora Corr began her tenure at St. Joseph’s College in 1997. As the chairperson of the Department of Child Study, she played an integral role in promoting the College’s child study programs throughout the New York metropolitan area. In May 2009, Sister Miriam stepped down from the position of chairperson. She currently serves as a part-time faculty member and is the co-director, and founder, of the infant/toddler early childhood special education master’s program at the College.

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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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