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7th Annual CEHS Spring Alumni Reception

This event has been canceled as a COVID-19 precaution. Updated event information will be communicated via email as it becomes available.

The College of Education and Human Services will host the 7th annual Spring Alumni Reception and Awards Ceremony on March 18. Join members of the Seton Hall community in celebrating the accomplishments of this year's recipients of the Hanbury Alumni Mission Award and Schreitmueller Faculty Servant Leader Award.

  • Kevin Mannion, M.A.Hanbury Alumni Mission Award Recipient
    Kevin Mannion, M.A.
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    • Kevin F. Mannion graduated from Seton Hall in 2003 with a Master of Art’s Degree in Human Resources Training & Development and was a student of Fr. Hanbury's. Kevin attended Seton Hall while working full time as a 2nd grade detective in the New York City Police Department where he was assigned to the Organized Crime Control Bureau. He often worked undercover to combat traditional organized crime and frequently posed as a runaway child to help capture pimps and child predators. Promoted to detective at age 23, Kevin was one of the youngest detectives in the history of the NYPD. After retiring from the NYPD, Kevin joined the FBI where he currently is responsible for the New York Field Office’s Community Outreach Program. In his free time, Kevin volunteers as an Assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, a judge for the NY Catholic High School Forensics League, a Post Advisor for three Law Enforcement Explorer Posts and as a coordinator for the NYC Law Enforcement Explorer Inter-agency Leadership Academy. Kevin is also President of the Richmond County Ancient Order of Hibernian's Division #4. Kevin earned a B.S. in Police Science from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He has been married to his wife Doreen for over 22 years and they have two children, Ryan & Caitlin.

  • Thomas MassarelliSchreitmueller Faculty Servant Leader Award Recipient
    Thomas Massarelli ’79/M.A. '84 /Ed.S. '88/Ph.D. '98
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    • Thomas Massarelli, Ph.D. was a certified school psychologist for over 25 years employed by the Middlesex County Vocational-Technical Schools. He worked with behavioral and learning disordered adolescents and was involved in crisis intervention/prevention, as well as counseling, assessment, and IEP development and implementation. Dr. Massarelli had also taken on the role of behavior specialist working with adolescents that display severe emotional and physical behaviors. He ran anger management support groups along with individual counseling of students.

      Before becoming a school psychologist, Dr. Massarelli was a high school teacher and school counselor. He received his MA, Ed.S. and Ph.D. all from Seton Hall University. He has interned at UMDNJ and Monmouth Medical Center and worked three years for the Cambridge Evaluation Center as a psychologist using biofeedback to help children with ADHD. Dr. Massarelli has also taught as an adjunct instructor for Kean University teaching courses in child and adolescent development.

      Among the areas of service that Dr. Massarelli is involved in include being an advocate for autistic youngsters and their families through Nassan’s Place. Nassan’s Place is a non-profit organization run by concerned parents and the community to care for and work with autistic youngsters and their families after school and on weekends. Another area of service is his involvement in the Polar Plunge which helps fund special needs children to attend and participate in the Special Olympics. Over the twelve years working with this organization, we have raised more than 10,000 dollars.

      Dr. Massarelli is presently co-chair of the Professional Psychology and Family Therapy department and the director of the School Psychology program at Seton Hall University. He has been director of the program since September of 1998; he has taught courses in child and adolescent psychopathology, learning and behavior modification, and personality assessment, to name a few. Dr. Massarelli is also involved in research. Some of his areas of interest include: restraint and seclusion in the schools, new advances in teaching and working with autistic youngsters, and suicide and self-mutilation in children. Dr. Massarelli has presented at local, state and national conferences. In 2012, Dr. Massarelli was presented the School Psychologist of the year award by the New Jersey Association of School Psychologists (NJASP). In 2014, he was presented the Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education award for his work in autism awareness and education. Also, in that same year, Dr. Massarelli received the Educator of the Year award given by the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA). Last year Dr. Massarelli and the student association SPLASH (School Psychology Leadership Association of Seton Hall) were awarded the Nassan Community Appreciation Award for their work with autistic youngsters. Lastly, Dr. Massarelli is co-chairperson of the Psychology in the Schools (PINS) special interest group of NJPA that meets quarterly to discuss pertinent topics related to education and school psychology.

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Wednesday March 18
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: McLoone’s Boathouse
9 Cherry Lane
West Orange, NJ
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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 Volunteer and Campus Engagement at or (973) 378-9827.