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Fisher's Extension Site Holds Hooding and Awards Ceremony


Fisher's Extension Site Holds Hooding and Awards Ceremony

On Friday, March 23, the St. John Fisher College Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education held a hooding and awards ceremony for graduates of the Ed.D. in Executive Leadership program’s first cohort from the College of New Rochelle, one of two extension sites where the program is offered.

Dr. Wendy Paterson, Dean of the School of Education, and Dr. Arthur L. Walton, Jr., Director, Ed.D. Program, addressed the 22 graduates. Dr. Pamela Njapa-Minyard, Executive Director of College Careers of Westchester and graduate of the cohort, was the student speaker.

Njapa-Minyard was chosen to be the student speaker by the faculty. She also won two of the three awards handed out at the ceremony, including the Leadership and Scholarship Awards.

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Student speaker Dr. Pamela Njapa-Minyard, addresses her fellow graduates.

Other award winners included:


  • Gilbert Louis
  • Estrella López
  • Janice Girardi
  • Harry A. Dawkins, III


  • Noreen Urso


  • Kim Smith
  • Tahira DuPree-Chase

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Dean Paterson addresses the graduates.

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Dr. Walton addresses the crowd.

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