SJC Honors Outgoing President S. Elizabeth Hill at Gala

October 10, 2013 BK LI

BROOKLYN AND PATCHOGUE, N.Y. October 11, 2013 St. Josephs College (SJC) is pleased to announce that it will hold its 31st Annual Scholarship Gala on Friday, November 8 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails followed by dinner and dancing at 7:30 p.m. This years black tie affair will honor SJC President S. Elizabeth A. Hill, C.S.J., J.D., who will be retiring in June 2014. Proceeds from this event will be used to establish the S. Elizabeth A. Hill Scholarship Fund.

"It has been a great blessing and a true pleasure to work with S. Elizabeth for so many years, as she represents the best of leadership and integrity in every sense of the word, said Vice President of Institutional Advancement Nancy Connors. "I will miss working with her every day, but I am grateful that she is an alumna of the College and will never be that far away.

One of the regions most influential women, S. Elizabeth has been president of SJC since 1997. Since her inauguration, she has overseen the expansion of two campuses, most notably the construction of a state-of-the-art Business and Technology Center and 24.8-acre premiere outdoor sports facility on the Long Island Campus, as well as launching a comprehensive, capital Master Plan for the Brooklyn Campus that included a 44,000-square-foot athletic complex. Under her leadership, the Colleges enrollment and range of academic offerings have continuously increased while tuition has remained consistently among the lowest in the New York metropolitan area.

During her tenure as president, S. Elizabeth secured several large grants from the federal government, including the largest in the Colleges history. She was also responsible for securing successful major and estate gifts, including a bequest of $4 million to endow scholarships for students in need. S. Elizabeth has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her leadership and lifelong dedication to the field of education.

A magna cum laude alumna of SJC, S. Elizabeth is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. She received an M.A. in History from Columbia University and studied theology and scripture in Rome under the auspices of Gregorian University. S. Elizabeth also received a J.D. from St. Johns University School of Law. 

Individual tickets and various levels of sponsorship are available for purchase. For more information, call 631.687.2655 or visit www.sjcny.edu/dinnerdance.