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President Petillo Inducted Into Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Fame

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University President John J. Petillo was inducted into Seton Hall University’s Athletics Hall of Fame on Monday, June 22. He joined three others in Seton Hall’s class of 2015. Each year, Seton Hall honors individuals who have made a significant impact on Pirates Athletics in this way. Petillo served as chancellor at Seton Hall from 1984-89 during a period of renaissance on campus. He presided over Seton Hall when the men’s basketball team reached the championship game of the 1989 NCAA Tournament.

Athletic Training Professor to Receive NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award

June 15, 2015

DALLAS, June 11, 2015 – Gail Samdperil, EdD, ATC, has been selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2015 Athletic Trainer Service Award recipients. Samdperil, a resident of Old Greenwich, Connecticut, is the associate dean at the College of Health Professions and clinical associate professor at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. (News release courtesy of the National Athletic Trainers' Association)

Education Alumna Wins Magnet School Honor

June 15, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Julie Goldstein, a graduate of Sacred Heart University’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education, recently received some very exciting news. Goldstein, who is principal of Breakthrough Charter School in Hartford, discovered that her school had won the top magnet school honor at the national Magnet Schools of America conference in Raleigh, N.C. The 2015 Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award, which comes with $5,000 and recognition as best magnet program in the country, is given annually to one magnet school that best exemplifies a commitment to diversity, high academic standards and curriculum innovation.

Jack Welch College of Business to Offer Hybrid MBA Program

June 3, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business (WCOB) is offering a hybrid MBA beginning in January 2016. The Welch Hybrid MBA will offer a blended program of online learning along with 15 Saturday sessions over a two-year period. The program is designed to provide working professionals with the benefits of SHU’s unique, integrated core curriculum, along with the convenience of online learning. For more information, contact Pam Pillo at or 203-365-4716.

Seven Faculty Members Awarded Tenure

June 2, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s faculty was celebrated recently at the University’s annual Faculty Reception. During the ceremony, University Provost Laura Niesen de Abruna announced that seven faculty members have been awarded tenure by the Board of Trustees. They are Kwamie Dunbar of Oxford, Anna Greer of Bridgeport, Dawn Melzer of Trumbull, Heather Miller-Kuhanek of Southington, Patrick Morris of Norwalk, Christopher Kelly of Hamden and Mary Treschitta of Fairfield.

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