The College of Saint Elizabeth will honor Lorena Tyson, ’55, CSE’s current Alumnae/i Association president, at Investing in the Future, the College’s Annual Scholarship Benefit and Silent Auction. The event, which celebrates scholarship and excellence and raises funds to support the education of CSE students, will be held Thursday, April 26, 2012, at the Madison Hotel in Convent Station, N.J. To attend the Scholarship Benefit, contact Institutional Advancement at 973-290-4449 or benefit@ cse.edu.
Lorena Tyson Honored as a Dedicated Alumna
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, Tyson has remained devoted to her alumna mater. In addition to being Alumnae/i Association president, she has been a class agent since 1975. She, along with three other classmates started the Sister Marian José Smith Scholarship Fund to support science education. The College, in turn, honored her with the degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, in 2000, the year CSE celebrated its Centennial, for her dedication to education and to the College.
Outside of CSE, Tyson has dedicated her life to education, teaching at parochial schools, as well as Montclair High School, where she was named the 1989 Teacher of the Year. She received numerous other national, regional, and New Jersey educator awards and has served in a variety of roles related to women, youth, and human rights and educational and governmental issues. Tyson has also been an adjunct professor at Essex County College, Kean University, and Middlesex County College. She received her Master of Science in Chemistry from Catholic University of America in 1965.
Scholarship Benefit is a Much Anticipated, Popular Event
Aside from dinner and dancing, the event also features a Silent Auction with gifts such as jewelry, weekend getaways, gift baskets, and Broadway and/or sports tickets, and a 50/50 raffle. For those not able to attend, there is an online auction of exclusive, high retail items, prior to the event. Proceeds from the evening’s dinner, silent auctions and 50/50 raffle directly support student scholarships at CSE.