Kenney Lutz:

Alumni from Master of Arts in Education: Educational Leadership

“Centenary University provided me the opportunity to learn all of the important information needed to take the next step in my career.They were invested in my success as a professional and went about it in an encouraging and supportive way that prepared me for all of the challenges that educational leadership offers. The help and support did not stop once I attained my position either. The network of people who were your corner when you were going through the coursework, are now your biggest supporters and trusted resources in your new career move.”

Sylvia Velez:

Currently in the MLPA program

“Obtaining my associates degree at Centenary University landed me a promotion as a Career Counselor with Essex County. Now that I have completed my bachelors, opportunities have opened in my department and I have more responsibilities. I am currently enrolled in the Leadership and Public Administration program where I plan to apply for a managerial position, in hopes to make a positive difference and be part of the policy changes that our community needs.”

Jaclyn Smith:

Currently in the Clinical Counseling M.A. Program

“I couldn’t have asked for an easier transition from an undergraduate program to a graduate one. The Clinical Counseling program is preparing me to be a well-rounded professional. Our program allows for me to continue working while I pursue my degree. Once completing our program, I will be able to sit for the licensing exam to reach my ultimate goal of becoming a licensed professional counselor and provide care or support for those in need.”

Dr. Timothy Frederiks

Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Education, Graduate Program Director for the Education Department, Co-Coordinator for the PDS Program

“The most important consideration is to select a graduate preparation program that is nationally accredited, grounded in the standards of practice for School Leaders and, most importantly, understands, values and nurtures the role of interpersonal relationships in the work of a school leader.”

Jocelyn Romano

Current Non-Matriculated Graduate Student taking Counseling Courses to obtain classes needed for an additional certification

“I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this program because it is providing me with the essential tools that I need to become the School Counselor that I aspire to be. After obtaining my MSW & LSW, this was the next educational goal I have set for myself in order to expand my career path.”

Sara Detommaso:

Currently in the Reading M.Ed. Program:

“Joining the Centenary graduate program has been such a wonderful experience.  The professors are hands-on, caring, and enthusiastic.  There is always someone to help you every step of the way. I am currently enrolled to become a Reading Specialist and the classes have provided me with a plethora of information that I can take back to my school and colleagues.  Centenary has sparked excitement in me and furthered my passion for reading.  I am thankful for all of the staff and professors at Centenary who have made my dream possible and who have pushed me to continue down this path!​”

Eryn Ammiano:

Currently in the Counseling M.A. program

“The program at Centenary University has allowed me to envision a more detailed future as a counselor with each class.  It’s supportive and accommodating to my busy schedule and I couldn’t ask for anything else.”