Centenary University Recognizes Outstanding Students at Academic Awards Ceremony

 Centenary University recognized 26 students and one faculty member for outstanding achievement at the annual Academic Awards Ceremony held on Thursday, April 21. In keeping with Centenary tradition, the event was held in the George H. Whitney Chapel.

During the ceremony, Robert Battistini, Ph.D., associate professor of English, was presented with the United Methodist Church Exemplary Teacher of the Year Award in recognition of his contributions to Centenary’s academic programs and students. In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Battistini is director of the University’s Academic Foundations program, playing a key role in guiding first-year students during their transition to college life. He also co-chaired a committee that introduced the University’s revised core curriculum in 2019. Dr. Battistini earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology-Neuroscience from Indiana University, as well as an M.Phil. in English and a Ph.D. in American Literature from Columbia University. 

Centenary University students honored include in Morris County:  Budd Lake—Louise Coronato, Outstanding Academic Achievement in Education; Dana Weiss, Outstanding Achievement in Sociology. Long Valley—Nicolas Cavallone, Outstanding Achievement in History, Third or Fourth Year Student. Mount Arlington—Melanie Flynn, The Cathleen Benedict Memorial Scholarship and Warren County: Hackettstown—Brandon Hickey, Outstanding Achievement in Social Work. 



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