Charter day to come to campus

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Charter Day is a day meant to commemorate the year of it’s founding by bringing together our community.

It is a time to reflect and think about the history of the University and the state of New Jersey granting charter to Seton Hall, according to the SHU’s website.

Bernadette McVey, executive academic assistant to the Provost and executive Vice President for Seton Hall takes part in preparing the event.

“Charter Day celebrates Seton Hall’s commitment to moral education for more than 150 years and continues to be our mission in the 21st century,” said McVey. “[It] offers our community an opportunity to reflect on the University’s great history and to renew our commitment to that purpose and mission.”

The event is planned by the Provost and honors members of the community who show distinguished commitment to service, the Catholic mission and the University’s goals by giving them the McQuaid Medal.

“The President appoints a committee to make recommendations to him for recipients of the McQuaid Medal,” said McVey.

“The committee welcomes nominations of eligible candidates by members of the University community. In consultation with the Executive Cabinet, the President selects the awardees.”

To determine their recommendations, the committee looks at nominee’s distinguished service, commitment to the Catholic mission and how long they have been employed at Seton Hall.

“McQuaid Medalists continue to be highly regarded members of the Seton Hall community who have served beyond measure with selfless dedication and high distinction,” said McVey.

This year’s recipients include Associate Professor of English and Catholic Studies Dr. Nancy Enright, Professor of Law Dr. Paula A. Franzese and Bookkeeper Ruthie McClain. Student leader scholars, who engage in service and still attend Seton Hall, are also recognized for their commitment to Seton Hall’s mission. Associate Professor Dr. Thomas Rzeznik, within the department of history will be the keynote speaker.

The event is today at 3 p.m. in Jubilee Hall. All students and faculty are encouraged to attend.

Stephanie Gomulka can be reached at

Author: Staff Writer

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