The College of Saint Elizabeth's Catholic Center for Women's Heritage hosted its 2016 Heritage Award luncheon in the Annunciation Center's Flex classrooms in late April. This year's recipient, Joanne Hugues, '16, American Studies, presented her research on Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, '23, the first women in New Jersey to be declared blessed.
The Heritage Award is a research grant for students to use and to contribute to the Center for Catholic Women's History at the College of Saint Elizabeth. Ordinarily the grant is given to current and previous students of CSE. However, other applicants are also welcome.
The Award is $1,000 and is disbursed in two payments. The goal of the Award is to encourage students to learn more about the lives of Catholic women.
All projects that help us learn more about the lives of Catholic women in New Jersey are encouraged. Applicants may want to write a paper, create a video, prepare an article for publication, or develop an educational program.
The Committee urges applicants to think broadly and creatively. Successful applications, however, will show how a selected project uses appropriate research and resources.