Morristown, N.J. (September 7, 2016) – On September 7, 2016, College President Helen J. Streubert was presented with the $100,000 "Signature" Grant in Education by The Provident Bank Foundation. Representing The Foundation were Jane Kurek, Executive Director; Chris Martin, President of PBF and President & CEO of Provident Bank; Robert Rupel, a member of The Foundation's board of trustees; and Greg Dittrich, SVP/Regional Manager of Provident Bank. Theresa Corso, director of the Experiential Learning Center (ELC), and students Christopher Richardson, '20, a religious studies major, and Hayley Holzhacker, '18, a business major, also were on hand to thank The Foundation for their generosity.
CSE was selected to receive the Signature Grant for use toward enhancements of their ELC, which is designed to provide students a central resource to integrate academic learning with real-world experience.
"The Foundation's efforts in education support innovative programming like CSE's that expand access to and improve the quality of well-rounded educational experiences for people of all ages," says Kurek. "CSE affirms its commitment in service to the community, and is dedicated to the values of integrity, social responsibility, leadership, and excellence in teaching and learning."
Enhancements required to strengthen the ELC include:
"The Provident Bank Foundation shares our values of a well-rounded education for our students," says Dr. Helen J. Streubert, president of the College of Saint Elizabeth. "Classroom learning coupled with experiences in the field as volunteers and interns enriches our students and gives them personal and academic experiences that will help them to excel in their chosen careers upon graduation as well as contributing members of society."