April 26, 2016

CRLA Conference (002)Centenary University Staff Members Present at the PA/NJ College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Conference

Hackettstown, N.J. – Centenary University’s Suzanne McCarthy, Senior Director of the Academic Success and Advising Center, and Abbie Davis, Academic Support Specialist, recently presented a dialogue on Civility at the PA/NJ Chapter Conference held at Bucks County Community College.

The presentation invited attendee to look at George Washington’s Rules for Civility as well as more recent campus civility projects with goal of discussing ways to create a climate of care and kindness in our interactions on our campuses and beyond.

The PA/NJ Chapter of the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) is dedicated to furthering the goals of the CRLA. CRLA is a professional organization of higher education professionals who work in reading, learning assistance and developmental education in the United States, Canada and beyond.

“It was a huge honor to be asked to present in this capacity,” says McCarthy.  “I am so pleased that Abbie and I were able to represent Centenary University.”

Suzanne McCarthy has spent the last 11 years working at Centenary. McCarthy enjoys working with Centenary students to discover their academic and professional direction. She graduated from St. Francis University with a B.S. in Education as well as an M.Ed from Boston College.

Abbie Davis has worked in higher education for numerous years. While pursuing her Master’s degree at Montclair State University, Davis worked at Centenary University as a Professional tutor where she was able to engage and work with students on a daily basis. Additionally, she taught Developmental Success courses at Northampton Community College. As an Academic Support Specialist at Centenary University, Davis enjoys being able to assist students in working towards a successful academic career. She graduated with a B.A. in English and an Environmental Science Minor from William Paterson University and a M.A. in English from Montclair State University.

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in the following locations: Parsippany, Edison, online and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.  The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad opportunities.