April 28, 2008
Queens, NY--On April 24th, four Tobin College Deans and staff
members including Assistant Dean and Director of Academic
Advisement, Douglas Leary, and Assistant to the Dean, Michele
Dell’Anno, along with staff members Regina Demery and Jane O’Shea,
received recognition for completing the Vincentian Mission
Certificate Program (VMCP).
The VMCP provides St. John’s employees with professional and
personal development that enriches their lives and prepares them to
be role models in the St. John’s community and the surrounding
community. It also helps to empower employees to live out and
reflect upon the Vincentian Mission and prepares participants to
emerge as Mission Leaders who carry on St. Vincent’s legacy by
inspiring others into action.
In order to be considered for the program, one must have
participated in a Vincentian Mission Orientation or the Vincentian
Leadership Program, must have a minimum of one year, full-time,
active service with the University, and satisfactory work
performance with no warnings in the 24 months preceeding
The Program includes three core sessions that run as half-day
modules: Vincentian Spirituality, Vincentian Heritage, and Social
Teachings of the Church; 50 hours of community service- two-thirds
of which will be in direct contact with the poor; and, monthly
reflection on the participants’ service. There are no academic
credits earned upon completion of the program, however, each
participant is honored with a certificate of service.
The entire Tobin community would like to congratulate these
participants in their quest to carry on St. Vincent DePaul’s, and
the University’s legacy.
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business has provided the highest
quality business education for over eighty years. Many alumni
have risen to senior executive positions in the financial services
community in New York and around the world. Degrees offered
include the Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration
and Master of Science. The College encompasses the School of
Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science, which is housed
at the University’s Manhattan location in the heart of the New York
financial district. Recent recognitions for the Tobin College
include a listing by The Aspen Institute among the top ninety
business schools in the United States whose graduate curricula
reflect a commitment to social responsibility and sustainability.
For further information, please contact Jennifer Maizel at (718)
990-6218 or email Maizelj@stjohns.edu.