Richard Kearney Receives W.P. CARES Award

In acknowledgement of his instruction for four nearby schools, Richard Kearney was recognized with a W.P. CARES Award.

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Richard Kearney received a W.P. CARES Award in acknowledgement of the instruction classes he taught at the Cheng Library for John F. Kennedy High School and Eastside High School in Paterson, and two other nearby schools. One class centered on literary criticism and the remaining three classes focused on preparing the student submissions to this year’s New Jersey History Day contest.       

As the Library’s liaison to the History department and a New Jersey History Day judge for 19 years, Richard is knowledgeable about historical sources and the contest’s categories, rules and regulations.  The students were introduced to both academic resources and freely-available historical sources on the internet.

The final round of entries for the New Jersey History Day contest were judged on May 5, 2018 at William Paterson University.  The finalists in the state competition will present their projects at the National History Day program to be held at the University of Maryland, College Park, in June. This prestigious award confers recognition and the possibility of scholarships to the student finalists.

A reception hosted by Desyra Highsmith, Dept. of Human Resources, was held for Richard and the staff of the Cheng Library on May 7, 2018.

Congratulations to Richard for this well-deserved award!

May 14, 2018