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5th Annual CEHS Spring Alumni Reception

Please join the College of Education and Human Services and Alumni Relations as we honor the recipients of the 5th Annual Hanbury Alumni Mission Award, given in memory of Monsignor Kevin M. Hanbury, Ed.D., and the Schreitmueller Faculty Servant Leader Award on Wednesday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m.

  • Read more about Monsignor Hanbury »
    • Rev. Msgr. Kevin Hanbury (BA’68, MDM’75, EDS’79, EDD’85) embodied the concept of mission through action. Whether as pastor at St. Philomena’s parish, as Vicar of Education in the Archdiocese of Newark, or as an Associate Dean at CEHS, Msgr. Hanbury was always on the move, with a sense of purpose. He modeled a life committed to service with his drive to care, nurture, and empower those who were challenged or in need. Some inspire others to serve only by their words. Msgr. Hanbury did it all; inspired, motivated, led by example, and demonstrated how service to others represents a meaningful option in people’s lives. Through his development of the EPICS and Catholic School Leadership programs at Seton Hall, Msgr. Hanbury created pathways for those interested in Catholic education to serve children in great need throughout the Archdiocese. The ripple effect of his commitment to his missions have and will continue to profoundly impact generations as teachers, leaders, families, and students benefit from his actions.

The Hanbury Mission Award recognizes an alumnus from the college who embodies the passion for service Monsignor Hanbury had throughout his life, large and public or small and personal.

The Schreitmueller Faculty Servant Leader Award is presented to a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding service to the college through dedicated years of teaching, mentoring and leadership.


Hanbury Alumni Mission Award

  • Donnell Pierre '06/M.A. '11Donnell Pierre '06/M.A. '11
    Psychological Studies Program
    View Donnell's biography »
    • A two time graduate of Seton Hall University and survivor of the Boland Hall Fire during his freshmen year, Donnell Pierre has lived out Seton Hall's motto, Hazard Zet Foward. After spending two years out of school due to financial aid reasons as an undergraduate, he later went on to graduate with a B.A. in Psychology in the Summer 2006. He currently serves as a Student Development Specialist in the Educational Opportunity Program and an adjunct professor in Communications at Seton Hall. As a professional, Donnell has worked with the Educational Opportunity Program for over a decade. He has passionately served New Jersey's Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) community as a member of its professional executive board and as an adviser to its statewide student organization. Donnell is the founder of the EOF Circle of Advisors, a group that organizes around best practices all over the state of New Jersey. He is also the founder of Gold Standard, an innovative program focused on the retention, graduation, and cohesion of male students of color at at Seton Hall. This program consists of two components, the first component is called Black Men of Standard (BMS) which has a special focus on the retention and completion of male African American students. BMS is also currently the student organization of the year on campus. The second component is called Gentlemen of Leadership and Distinction (G.O.L.D) which aims to retain and graduate more males who may not be engaged by campus athletics or fraternities. Donnell has worked at every level of education from pre-k to higher education. As a prolific speaker, he was honored to be the Keynote speaker at the 2016 Edison Job Corp Academy graduation ceremony. Last month, he was honored to be the keynote speaker for the Cedar Hill Preparatory School's National Blue Ribbon Award ceremony.

Schreitmueller Faculty Servant Leader Award

  • Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, Ph.D.Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor and Director, Center for College Readiness
    Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy
    View Carolyn's biography »
    • Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj's research examines issues of educational access and equity for immigrant-origin youth and other historically underserved student populations with an emphasis on school choice policies and points of educational transition. Carolyn’s work has been funded by the William T. Grant Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the Smith-Richardson Foundation, the Heckscher Foundation for Children, the New York Community Trust, and the American Educational Research Association. It has appeared in a variety of academic journals and popular media outlets including the Peabody Journal of Education, American Journal of Education, Sociology of Education, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, EdWeek, and NPR. Carolyn is author of Unaccompanied Minors: Immigrant Youth, School Choice, and the Pursuit of Equity (Harvard Education Press, 2014), Matching Students to Opportunity: Expanding College Choice, Access and Quality (co-editor with Andrew Kelly and Jessica Howell, Harvard Education Press, 2016), Blueprint for School System Transformation: A Vision for Comprehensive Reform in Milwaukee and Beyond (co-editor with Frederick M. Hess, Rowman & Littlefield, 2013) and Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World: The Ross School Model and Education for the Global Era (co-editor with Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, New York University Press, 2010). She earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in international education from New York University. Prior to earning her doctorate, Carolyn worked on secondary school reform at the New York City Department of Education.

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Wednesday March 14
6:30 PM

4th Floor Atrium, Jubilee Hall
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079

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For more information contact:

Erika Klinger, M.A. '11, Director of Campus Partnerships, Alumni Relations at or (973) 378-9827.