Faculty and Student Awards, Presentations, and Activities

Barbara Andrew, interim director of the Honors College at William Paterson, and honors students Danielle Landayan, Xanilyn Red, and Stephanie Spies, were selected as presenters at the 51st annual conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council held in Seattle, Washington, October 12-16, 2016.

Louis Picone, graduate student in the MA in history program, was awarded one of 10 scholarship grants to attend the conference Region and Nation in American Histories of Race and Slavery which was held at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The conference includes a tour of the new National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

Jean Fuller-Stanley, associate dean of the College of Science and Health, will be a panelist on a breakout session entitled PhD Pipeline: Demands of and Paradigms for Diverse Faculty at the 16th Annual Diversity Issues in Higher Education Conference on Friday, November 18, 2016 at New Jersey City University.

Twenty-two students from William Paterson had poster presentations at the 8th Annual STEM Research Conference at Rutgers on October 7, and three students won awards for their presentations: Exequiel Sisso (mentored by Dr. James Arnone, biology); Ming Zhang (mentored by Yalan Xing, chemistry); and Sirai Ramirez (mentored by Jaishri Menon, biology).

Dorothy Feola, associate dean, College of Education, and Sharon Leathers, instructor, elementary and early childhood education, were selected by the Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education for a poster presentation.

Rob Quicke, associate professor, communication, Risa Pappas, station manager, WPSC 88.7 FM, and Nick Gomez, student program director, WPSC 88.7 FM, are invited to the White House to meet the press secretary and take a tour of the White House on October 27, 2016. The event was organized as part of College Radio Day, which will be held on November 4, 2016.

Kerry Morath and Phillicia DaCosta, graduate students in the Professional Counseling Program, have been invited to present their work, “Development of Counselor Identity Around the Globe:  Application of the Five Factor Wellness Model,” at a poster session at the 2017 American Counseling Association Conference and Expo in San Francisco.

Alejandro Anreus, professor of art, was part of a panel at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University on October 18 that discussed the exhibition Carmen Herrara: Lines of Sight, currently on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

An exhibition of new work by Michael Rees, professor of art, is on view from October 21 to November 23, 2016 at BravinLee programs, 526 West 26th Street, suite 211, New York City. Titled Clown Town, the exhibition includes sculptures made of marble, plastic, and plaster mostly realized with robots and 3D printers that are accompanied by augmented reality experiences.