Morristown, N.J. (March 27, 2014) – The College of Saint Elizabeth is pleased to announce three new members to its Board of Trustees: Sister Jeanne Agans, SC, Sister Maureen Crowley, SC, and Sister Deborah Humphreys, SC. CSE President Helen J. Streubert, Ed.D., said, "We are excited to welcome Sister Jeanne, Sister Maureen, and Sister Deborah back to campus and look forward to their service on our Board. Their significant skills and depth of experience in the fields of education, community organization, administration and behavioral health will be of great assistance as we continue to fulfill the mission of the College of Saint Elizabeth."
Sister Jeanne Agans, SC, of Wayne, N.J., received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the College of Saint Elizabeth in 1969. She continued her education at Montclair State University, Montclair, N.J., where she earned a Master of Mathematics in Education. For over 44 years, Sister Jeanne has dedicated her life to encourage and support Catholic education guided by the DePaul Catholic mission. Currently, she is vice principal at DePaul Catholic High School, Wayne, N.J., where she began teaching mathematics in 1970. As vice principal, Sister Jeanne works closely with the De Paul Catholic High School staff including the president, principal, academic deans and guidance counselors to coordinate academic programs, curriculum reviews, scheduling, grading, staff development and special services. She began her career as an educator in 1969 at Sacred Heart School, New Brunswick, N.J., as a middle school mathematics teacher. She has served on the Middle States Evaluation Committee and on the advisory board of Academy of the Sacred Heart, Hoboken, N.J., the Board of Trustees at Christ the King School, Newark, N.J., as well as on a variety of committees for the Paterson Diocese, DePaul Catholic High School, and Sisters of Charity. She serves on the Board of Trustees for St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital Foundation, Wayne.
Sister Maureen Crowley, SC, of Brick, N.J., is President Emerita, Immaculate Conception High School, Montclair, N.J. Sister Maureen received a Bachelor of Arts in history from the College of Saint Elizabeth in 1963 and continued her education at Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J., where she earned a Master of Arts in Education in 1971. She began her career in elementary education in 1960 as a teacher at Sacred Heart School, Newark, N.J., and then taught at Our Lady Help of Christians School, East Orange, N.J., for seven years. From 1968 to 1973 she served as principal of Sacred Heart Elementary School, Bloomfield, N.J., before accepting an administrative position as Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Archdiocese of Newark, N.J. Sister Maureen returned to the classroom to teach history at her alma mater, Immaculate Conception High School, where she also served as vice principal from 1977 to 1981 before taking her talents to Marylawn Academy of the Oranges, South Orange, N.J., where she also served as vice principal for one year. In 1984, Sister Maureen returned to Immaculate Conception High School to serve as principal, a post she would hold for 19 years prior to being named its president in 2002. Sister Maureen's dedication to service and education was recognized by Immaculate Conception High School when she was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1985 and again in 2002 when she received the school's Distinguished Alumna Award. In 1994, she was named Irishwoman of the Year by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division #9, and was also Deputy Grand Marshall of the West Orange, N.J. St. Patrick's Day Parade in 1999. She received the Catholic Secondary Education Award from the National Catholic Education Association and the Seton Hall University, School of Education Alumna Award. She has served on several boards including St. Mary's Hospital, Passaic, N.J., and Marylawn of the Oranges, South Orange, N.J. Presently, she serves on the boards of Immaculate Conception High School and the Academy of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, N.J.
Sister Deborah Humphreys, SC, of Madison, N.J., received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with High Honor from the College of Saint Elizabeth in 1972 and in 1981 earned a Master of Social Work from Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work. In 1998, she was awarded a Post Masters Certificate from The Family Therapy Training Program of Philadelphia and in 2009 she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College, VT. Currently, she is councilor on the leadership team of the Sisters of Charity. Previously, she was director of the Abbott Family Outreach Program at the Ironbound Community Corporation, Newark, N.J., a community based neighborhood development and services agency. She served as executive director of El Club Del Barrio, Inc. /St. Columba Neighborhood Club, Newark, N.J., from 1975-1980, overseeing the establishment of the club as one of the three major Latino organizations in Newark. In 1980, she became a legislative aide in the N.J. State Senate prior to becoming executive director of the Pueblo Nuevo Housing and Development Association located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In 1989, Sister Deborah was named director of the St. Columba Family Life Center, Newark, N.J., a support center for families and children. In 1995, St. Columba Family Life Center merged with El Club Del Barrio and became El Club Del Barrio, Inc./St. Columba Neighborhood Club, and Sister Deborah was named clinical director. An accomplished poet and writer, published works include Conventional Wisdom, Portals, We Speak for Peace and Pocketpoetry.
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