Recipient Profile

1995 Mother Xavier Award Recipient

1995 Mother Xavier Award Recipient

As a CSE student, Beatrice was President of the Glee Club, and she was a member of a two-piano team that played on the radio at that time. A Mathematics major, she worked as a Math teacher from 1935-63, and then as Vice Principal for three Paterson high schools from 1964-83. Beatrice is proud of having had "a strong role in guiding over 60,000 high school students."

During World War II Beatrice was one of a group of 10 women chosen for an experiment conducted by Wright Aeronautical Corporation to determine whether women were capable of testing airplane engines; the experiment confirmed what we all now know to be the case.

From 1943-47 Beatrice served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve, as an instructor of navigation for reserve officers. Beatrice acquired a ten-year-old foster son during the Cuban Crisis.

Beatrice received the Mother Xavier Award in 1995. She credits the College for helping instill in her the qualities of "compassion, charity, and service to others" that have helped shape her life.