Independent Public Mission Schools

Saint Elizabeth: Staffers Volunteer at Community FoodBank of New Jersey

Staff and faculty of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, N.J., volunteered at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside this fall as part of their semi-annual day of service. Supporting the communities in which we live is an important part the College’s mission to serve those most in need, and is encouraged for staff, faculty as well as students.

“It is important that we live out our mission,” explains Dr. Helen J. Streubert, president of the College. “I see it as invaluable for our employees to have the opportunity to work in the community with those who can benefit from service.”

Ten CSE staff and administration spent the day at the FoodBank sorting clothing for its thrift shop, as well as preparing materials for packing food donations for shipment to various local pantries

“Time with colleagues helping others promotes positive culture,” says Kathleen Carozza, MA, RD, director of the College’s dietetic internship program. “I value this organization and their efforts to address food security.” Carol Dunn, publications designer for the College agrees, “I chose to volunteer at the FoodBank to contribute to the community and work toward a common goal of stamping out hunger, especially in one of the wealthiest states in the country.”

Helping others can benefit the volunteer as well as the organizations. “By participating in service projects, I gain a fuller understanding of what it means to live my faith,” says Streubert. “I have always valued service to others,” adds Carozza. “I think that modeling service provides a good example to students.”

College of Saint Elizabeth Announces 3 New Trustees

Mark D. Grimm of Chatham, N.J., Dr. Marcia Y. Cantarella of New York, N.Y., and Stacie M. Curtis of Millstone, N.J., have joined the College of Saint Elizabeth Board of Trustees.

“We are pleased to welcome these three individuals to the board,” says College President Dr. Helen J. Streubert. “They are exceptional individuals with important skills and a passion for the work of the College.”

Grimm is an experienced businessman who shares his knowledge in the classroom. He has been an adjunct professor at the College of Saint Elizabeth and at Kean University in Union, N.J. Prior to his retirement, he was the Northeast region vice president for Nissan North America, then moved to Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, to assume the role of president and CEO of Nissan Canada. He has served as a board member for Plaid House in Morristown, N.J., and as director of Nissan Canada Foundation. He introduced Habitat for Humanity to Nissan Canada, which resulted in a large sponsorship and participation by employees. He was a marketing chairperson and a volunteer counselor for SCORE where he helped small business owners throughout Northwest New Jersey.

Dr. Cantarella is president of Cantarella Consulting which offers services to higher education for the development of student retention, diversity, access, and success. Her background is primarily in higher education serving as assistant dean at Princeton University, vice president for student affairs at Metropolitan College, New York, N.Y.; acting dean for student opportunities at Hunter College, New York, N.Y.; and director of the academic achievement program and academic enhancement programs at New York University, New York, N.Y. Her skills are in the areas of entrepreneurial development and leadership with an emphasis on underrepresented populations. She is the author of “I Can Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide”. Cantarella serves as the advisory board chair for New York’s Eagle Academy Schools ; a member of the board of directors for READ Alliance, New York, N.Y.; and on the board of Change, Create, Transform Foundation in Rye Brook and New York, N.Y.

Stacie M. Curtis is a 2004 graduate of the College of Saint Elizabeth, earning bachelors’ degrees in psychology and justice studies. She has established herself in the world of real estate and wireless communications. Her efforts helped to push through New Jersey Senate Bill No. 2989, which exempts certain co-locations of wireless equipment from site plan approval. As a result, the legislation has made it easier for wireless clients to construct, modify and install their network. Her experience has been in utilities and telecommunications real estate where she has been instrumental in acquisitions, zoning, and project management. Curtis served on the Enterprising Women advisory board and currently serves as a forum committee representative for Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, vice president of the SDDC (NJ Supplier Diversity Development Council), IRWA Chapter 15 membership chair. She is also a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Women’s President Organization of Monmouth County. In 2014, Curtis was selected as one of the top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs by New Jersey Monthly magazine. She was chosen as a 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year by Enterprising Women magazine. In 2015 Curtis received the Brava Award and a finalist for the Smart CEO Skylines Award. In 2016 she was chosen for the Future 50 and Corporate Culture Award by NJ Smart CEO.