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6th Annual CEHS Spring Alumni Reception

Please join the College of Education and Human Services and Alumni Relations as we honor the recipients of the 6th 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 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

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    • 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

  • Christine Baker, Ph.D. '90Christine Baker, Ph.D. '90
    Clinical Director of the Metro Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center
    Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
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    • Christine Baker, Ph.D. is Clinical Director of the Metro Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, one of four legislatively mandated child maltreatment centers in NJ. Dr. Baker directed the Community Based Adolescent Medicine rotation at RUTGERS-NJ Medical School Newark Campus, as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for more than 15 years. She served as Visiting Specialist at Montclair State University's Center for Child Advocacy, and has been qualified as an expert witness in child maltreatment for civil and criminal cases in several NJ counties. Dr. Baker is former President of the NJ Chapter, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC-NJ), and was recognized with the “President’s Honor Roll” award by national APSAC in 2003. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented at local, state, and national conferences. Dr. Baker is also the author of Cherry Blossom Land at Branch Brook Park: A Bamberger Fuld Legacy. Dr. Baker has been honored with the HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION of NJ’s “Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award”, and the “Live Your Dream Ruby Award” by Soroptimist International of Suburban Essex. She currently serves on the Prevention Sub-Committee of the NJ Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect where she helped develop the most recent “Standards for Prevention Programs”. Dr. Baker is the current Chair of the Board of Trustees at Integrity House, Inc. and Chair of the Quality and Safety Committee. She is a founding member of Sisters Enlisted to Empower Dreams (SEED, Inc.) where she serves as VP and Treasurer.

Schreitmueller Faculty Servant Leader Award

  • Gerard Babo, Ed.D. '01Gerard Babo, Ed.D. '01
    Associate Professor
    Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy
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    • Gerard Babo, Ed.D. spent over 30 years in public education as an Instrumental Music Teacher, Supervisor of Art and Music, Director of Special Education, Assistant Middle School Principal, Elementary/Middle School Principal and as an Assistant Superintendent of Schools. He received his BA in Music Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University, an MA in Music Education and Educational Administration from New Jersey City University and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Seton Hall University. Before coming to Seton Hall University in 2010, Dr. Babo was an assistant professor and chairperson for the Department of Educational Leadership at Kean University in Union, NJ. While at Kean, he also served as the Interim Dean of the Nathan Weiss Graduate College. He is currently an associate professor with the Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy at Seton Hall University where he teaches courses in statistics, research design, supervision and evaluation of instruction and educational policy. Since moving to higher education, Dr. Babo founded and served as co-president of the New Jersey Affiliate for the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration and served as Editor for the International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, a leading international, peer-reviewed journal in the field. He has authored or co-authored twenty-four peer-reviewed articles in some of the leading journals in the field of school administrator preparation focusing on principal preparation and evaluation. A number of these publications were co-authored with Seton Hall graduate students. Additionally, his interest in data driven decision to inform practice and/or policy lead to his co-authoring a book in 2015 with former Kean University colleague Dr. Len Elovitz entitled, Quantitative Data Analysis Using Microsoft® Excel: A School Administrator’s Guide, which was published by NCPEA Press. When he is not teaching, advising and mentoring students or pursuing his research interests, Dr. Babo freelances as a professional acoustic and electric bassist in the New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania metropolitan area.


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Wednesday March 27
6:30 PM

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

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6th Annual CEHS Spring Alumni Reception:

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For more information contact:

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