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Honors, Awards, Recognition

Recognized as a Scholar/Practitioner by the Following Foundations: Fullbright, Gates, Sloan, Lily, Coro, Kelogg, American Council on Education, National Trio, and Future Farmers of America.

Foundations, Associations, Institutions, and ministries of education

  • Invited as Faculty Mentor/Webinar Leader for Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), Leadership Academy (2023-)

  • Invited as Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Work and Employment, School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University (2022-)

  • Invited as a Visiting Fellow at the School of Management at Yale University (2019-)

  • Led the team that was awarded $700,000 by the Gates Foundation and AASCU to develop and integrate student success initiatives at NJCU (2016-2018)

  • Fulbright Senior Specialist (2016-); Fulbright awarded at University Tecnológica Empresarial de Guayaquil, Ecuador (2016-2018)

  • Hudson County Community College, Board of Trustees, Recognition Award (2019)

  • ACE Fellows Mentor (2014-2019)

  • Sigma Alpha Pi, National Society of Leadership and Success; Honorary Leadership Award (2014)

  • Chancellor’s Power of SUNY Performance Incentive Award, State University of New York (2013)

  • Lily Arctic Institute on Excellence and Innovation in Teaching, Distinguished Service Award (2012)

  • Future Farmers of America, Distinguished Service Award (2010)

  • Certificate of Appreciation, Students for Free Enterprise (SIFE), University of Alaska, Fairbanks (2010)

  • National TRiO Champion Award (2009)

  • Alfred P. Sloan Innovation Award, Faculty Career Flexibility (2007)

  • Dissertation Committee Appointment/Reviewer; University of Pennsylvania, School of Education (2006); University of San Francisco (1995-2000)

  • Fulbright Senior Specialist; Fulbright awarded at Universidad Pedagogica Nacional Francisco Morazan, Honduras. Unable to travel due to instability in Honduras (2003)

  • Coro Foundation Affiliate, San Francisco (1997)

  • Certificate of Appreciation, Division of Student Affairs, University of San Francisco (1997)

  • Research Affiliate, Center for German and European Studies, University of California, Berkeley (1996)

  • Senior Fellow, Stanford University, Institute for Higher Education Research (1996 – 2000)

  • “Person of the Year” State of California, National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (1998)

  • Trustee Award, University of San Francisco (1988)

  • Research and Publications Award, College and University Personnel Association (1986)

  • Kellogg Fellow, Columbia University, Teachers College (1976 – 1977)

  • International Fellow, Columbia University, School of International Affairs (1975 – 1976)

  • President’s Award for Interfaith Activities, The Ohio State University (1972)

  • Sphinx, Academic and Service Honor Society, The Ohio State University (1972)

  • Member, Wrestling Team, NCAA Division I,  The Ohio State University (1969-1970)

  • New York State Scholar Incentive Award (1968)

  • New York State Optimists Club Scholarship (1968)

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