SJC to Host Fourth Annual Alumni Achievement Awards

May 18, 2016

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – May 18, 2016 – The Office of Alumni Engagement and the departments of Health Administration and Human Services at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) will host the Fourth Annual Alumni Achievement Awards in Healthcare and Human Services on Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m. in the McGann Conference Center at SJC Long Island in Patchogue, New York. 

This year’s honorees include Michael Giuffrida ’08, ’13, associate director at Long Island Coalition for the Homeless; Margaret La Giudice ’93, ’12, clinical nurse educator at St. Charles Hospital; Marcelle Leis ’12, program director at the Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project; Maria Sanchez ’13, patient-centered medical home manager at RR Health Strategies; Althea Williams ’08, ’13, senior manager for provider/community engagement at the Office of Population Health and Florence Jerdan, Ph.D., A.N.P., R.N., C.N.E., former director of SJC's Department of Nursing. 

“This event celebrates and recognizes several outstanding St. Joseph’s individuals who have contributed significantly in their professional endeavors,” said Paige Napoli Carbone ’02, director of alumni engagement at SJC. “Among this year’s honorees are alumni who have made great impacts in their chosen fields. We are so proud of all of them.”

Susan Somerville ’90, president of Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, will deliver this year’s keynote speech, Buckle Your Seatbelt — Career Adventures and Being Ready. Prior to joining Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, Somerville was executive director of North Shore University Hospital, vice president of cardiovascular services for Northwell Health and director of cardiac patient care services and administrative director of the division of pediatric and adult cardiology. After receiving a B.S. from SJC, she earned an R.N. degree from Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens, and an M.A. with a specialization in Health Administration from Hofstra University. She also attended the Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives at the University of Pennsylvania. 

This event is open to alumni, SJC students and guests. Dinner will be served. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Paige Napoli Carbone ’02 at 631.687.2653 or [email protected].

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. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.